Jeff Monson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Jeff Monson handed fellow veteran Mark Kerr yet another loss during Kerr’s return to active competition, submitting him in the first round of their main event bout at Vengeance Fighting Championships’ inaugural show in North Carolina on Saturday night.
The event was the first foray into mixed martial arts for Don King Productions, which has put on some of the biggest boxing matches in history.
With the win, Monson bounced back from a lackluster decision loss to close friend Josh Barnett at Sengoku II earlier this year. Kerr suffered his fourth consecutive loss at the hands of Monson, potentially signaling a quicker return to retirement than the former standout wrestling expected in returning to the sport that he dominated a decade ago.
Results from the event (pro bouts) courtesy of Bloody Elbow:
Jeff Monson def. Mark Kerr - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Rodney Wallace def. Ovince St. Preux - Unanimous Decision
Mackens Semerzier def. Ryan Lamareaux - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Matt Covan def. Jeremiah Brandon Brown - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Robbie Huston def. Andy Curtiss - TKO (Strikes)
Brian Keller def. Jason Wiggins - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Joel Wyatt def. Chris Herring - Submission (Strikes)