Jaime Jara throws a right hand at Jeremiah Metcalf. Photo courtesy of JaimeJara.com
It was a night where two longtime mixed martial arts veterans continued their comeback into the new age of the sport. Unfortunately for Steve Heath and Kelly Dullanty, it wasn’t such a good night.
Gladiator Challenge veteran Jaime Jara, who has only lost once in his last twelve bouts, used strong takedown defense to force Heath, who had only fought once since March 2004, onto his back throughout the first two rounds of the fight. It was in the third round where Jara was finally able to pass Heath’s guard, landing in side control and pounding away with unanswered strikes until referee Josh Rosenthal stepped in to halt the bout.
The co-main event saw Lance Wipf land a perfect Superman punch that sent a woozy Dullanty, who had not fought since losing to Matt Serra at UFC 36 in 2002, straight to the canvas, causing the fight to be stopped just nine seconds in. Any ideas of the fight being stopped prematurely were quickly wiped away as Dullanty was barely able to stand upright on his fight afterwards.
Complete results from the event courtesy of Sherdog.com:
Jaime Jara def. Steve Heath - TKO (Strikes)
Lance Wipf def. Kelly Dullanty - KO (Punch)
Isaac De Jesus def. Cruz Gomez - Split Decision
Michael Brown def. Rolando Torres - TKO (Strikes)
Richard Chavez def. Eric Jacob - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Travis Bennett def. Yonas Gegreeg - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Juan Orsua def. Derrick Easterling - TKO (Strikes)
Joe Vea def. Arby Magtibay - TKO (Strikes)
Brandon Cash def. Anthony Von Rekowski - Submission (Arm-Triangle)
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