Team Academy : June MMA Recap

Clarence Jordan with a nice head kick.

Clarence Jordan with a nice head kick.

The month of June was a big one for the Academy from the biggest stage to the small shows. All together the team went 5/10 but every single fighter showed up to fight.

Jacob Volkmann kicked off the slew of fights with a victory over Lyle Beerbohm on World Series of Fighting 4 on NBC sports 1. Nothing is in the works yet for Jake’s next fight but at 16-4 and a great resume of opponents. The next bout will most likely be very notable.

Brandon Girtz was on the wrong end of a decision against Derek Campos on Bellator’s first summer series event of the year.

The fan favorite and perennial “scary” hitting Pat Barry didn’t quite get the outcome he was looking for against Shawn Jordan on the main card of UFC 161. After a brief exchange early in the first round a punch was thrown and it appeared pat was poked in the eye, the referee did not acknowledge it so Jordan pounced and continued to reign down strikes until the fight was called. Barry seemed to be ok and still conscious.

RFA, Resurrection fighting Alliance is turning out to be a premiere organization with a TV Deal and a pipeline of future and former UFC stars throughout their events.

Dan Moret defeated Jose Pacheco at RFA 8

Dan Moret defeated Jose Pacheco at RFA 8

and Ben Smith competed at RFA 8 in Milwaukee June 21st, Moret took home a Unanimous Decision victory over Wisconsin’s number 1 ranked featherweight Jose Pacheco (7-4). Smith’s night was ended by KO from Mike” biggie” Rhoads one of RFA’s highly touted prospects.

June 29th saw 4 Academy fighters in action locally. Jason Huntley lost via Rear naked choke to Mark Sianci of Iowa in a number 1 contenders bout for Driller promotions amateur 125lb title. Newcomer Clarence Jordan took home a submission victory over local journeyman Bruce Johnson to move to 2-0 as a pro. Andre Tieva picked up a Knockout over Illinois’ Ben miller in the 1st round to move to 5-0 as a pro. In the nights main event Jordan Parsons, after a year long lay off took home a big decision victory over strikeforce veteran Derek Getzel.



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