Nickels Victorious at Ring of Fire


Mike Nickels. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

“Ultimate Fighter 3” product Mike Nickels won his second straight fight since being released from the UFC on Saturday night, defeating opponent James Funny via a first-round armlock in the main event of Ring of Fire 34: “Judgment Day”, which took place at the Broomfield Events Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

The Nickels-Funny fight was made the show’s featured attraction after a lightweight bout between UFC veteran Alvin Robinson and Anthony Morrison was scrapped at the last minute after Robinson suffered a broken arm during a recent training session.

Also on the card, Luke Caudillo was upset by Josh Arocho, who submitted Caudillo with a rear-naked choke midway through the second round of their fight. A pair of “Young Guns” titles were handed out as well as local products Tyler Toner and Brendan Schaub won their fights to earn their featherweight and heavyweight belts respectively.

Complete results from the event courtesy of MMA Weekly:

Mike Nickels def. James Funny - Sumbission (Armlock), R1
Tyler Toner def. David Fuentes - TKO (Strikes), R1
Brendan Schaub def. Bojan Spalevic - TKO (Strikes), R1
Fabian Acuna def. James Martinez - Submission (Keylock), R1
Josh Arocho def. Luke Caudillo - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R2
Kenneth Seegrist def. Ed Banks - Submission (Strikes), R1
John Powers def. Joe Guiterrez - Split Decision
Charles Johnson def. Zach Valdez - Unanimous Decision
Josiah Callis def. Denis Acuna - TKO, R2
Chris Williamson def. Bryan Linzmeyer - TKO, R2
Cody Frederickson def. Chandler Holderness - TKO, R3

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