Dave Herman. Photo courtesy of World Victory Road.
Former EliteXC heavyweight standout Dave Herman picked up what was arguably the biggest win of his young career on Saturday night, needing only a minute to dispatch of MMA pioneer Don Frye in the main event of Shark Fights 6 in Amarillo, Texas.
The elder Frye pushed for a takedown early on, but Herman was able to stay on his feet and battered the veteran with a flurry of punches that forced the quick stoppage. The win was the second in a row for Herman while Frye has now fallen in three of his last five appearances.
Elsewhere on the card, “Ultimate Fighter 7” cast member Gerald Harris made quick work of UFC and WEC veteran Nissen Osterneck, capturing the Shark Fights middleweight title with a 46-second KO win that left Osterneck motionless on the canvas for several moments following the conclusion of the bout.
Texas native Anthony Waldburger made the first successful defense of his Shark Fights welterweight title, outlasting former Maximum Fighting Championships welterweight title holder Pat Healy over five rounds for a unanimous decision in his favor.
Complete results from the event:
Dave Herman def. Don Frye - TKO (Strikes), R1
Gerald Harris def. Nissen Osterneck - KO (Punch), R1
Ran Weathers def. Phil Cardella - KO (Punch), R1
Marcus Sursa def. Isaac Villanueva - Submission (Guillotine Choke), R1
Bryan Humes def. Lance Friedenstein - Unanimous Decision
Anthony Waldburger def. Pat Healy - Unanimous Decision
Anselmo Martinez def. Lorenzo Borgomeo - TKO (Corner Stoppage), R1
Karen Darabedyan def. Estevan Payan - TKO (Strikes), R1
Robert Hantz def. Tony Castillo - Unanimous Decision
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