Forces in the combat sports world will collide at FAC 12 when Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight and the Nelk Boys head to Kansas City to find the next big star.
Tune in on Sunday, February 6th on UFC Fight Pass to watch 18 professional mixed martial artists vie for the attention of the Nelk Boys, who will be signing their first "Full Send Fighter," on top of Dana White and the Lookin' For A Fight crew, who will be scouting talent to find the Octagon's next biggest star.
Main Event: Isaac Dulgarian vs Teejay Britton
Featherweight prospect Isaac Dulgarian kept his unbeaten record intact and picked up the FAC 145-pound crown in the process in Sunday’s FAC 12 main event, as he stopped TeeJay Britton in the first round.
Dulgarian wasted no time getting the 6-foot-4 Britton to the mat, and he had his foe in immediate danger as he alternated between the mount and his foe’s back, and all the while, he fired off hard ground strikes, eventually halting Britton with them, with the stoppage coming just 73 seconds into the fight.
Co-Main Event: Eduardo Dantas vs José Alday
Nova Uniao’s Eduardo Dantas was spectacular in the bantamweight co-main event as he delivered a highlight reel victory over Jose Alday.
Alday (14-7-1) had some decent moments in the first round, but with two takedowns and a left hook-induced knockdown, it was a clear round for Dantas (23-7).
The Brazilian remained in control in round two, albeit in a more subtle fashion, causing the crowd to get restless. But that changed with a single kick to the head that dropped Alday and ended the fight. The official time of the finish was 4:25 of round two
Official Result - Eduardo Dantas def. Jose Alday via KO at 4:25 of round two
Mike England vs Zak Bucia
In welterweight action, Mikey England was dominant from start to finish in halting Zak Bucia in the second round.
England (6-1) hit on his first takedown in the opening minute of the fight, and though Bucia (19-14) was staying busy, the ground strikes of England were doing damage and keeping him in control.
There was more of the same in round two, and while the bloodied Bucia kept looking for an armbar, England would not be denied as his ground-and-pound attack brought a halt to the fight at the 4:17 mark of round two.
Official Result - Mikey England def. Zak Bucia via TKO (strikes) at 4:17 of round two
Josh Fremd vs Joel Bauman
Middleweight prospect Josh Fremd got the finish in his bout with Joel Bauman, submitting his foe in the second round.
After a strong start to the fight by Bauman, Fremd settled in and the two 185-pounders each had their moments in a competitive frame that remained on the feet.
Fremd (9-2) changed that up in the second, as he rocked Bauman (4-2) with a right hand, got a takedown and sunk in the rear naked choke that forced a tap out at 1:01 of round two.
Official Result - Josh Fremd def. Joel Bauman via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:01 of round two
Don Shainis vs Cris Lencioni
In a lightweight matchup of former training partners, Don Shainis decisioned Cris Lencioni.
Scores were 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 for Shainis, now 10-3. Lencioni falls to 7-3.
Shainis aggressively sought the finish as the bout got underway, and scoring a knockdown with a right hand in the second minute aided his cause. Lencioni recovered well but was put back down with a little over two minutes to go. And that’s where the fight remained for the rest of the frame.
Lencioni went on the offense to begin round two and he was able to get the top position on the mat. Unable to do much with the advantage, Lencioni lost it as Shainis worked himself into his foe’s guard and stayed there for the rest of the round.
The third was back and forth until the final minute, when Lencioni nearly hit paydirt with a couple submissions, most notably a rear naked choke that was only interrupted by the final bell.
Official Result - Don Shainis def. Cris Lencioni via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Marshal Kemp vs Ken Beverly
Veteran Ken Beverly spoiled the perfect record of Marshal Kemp as he won a three-round unanimous decision in an exciting lightweight bout.
Scores were 29-28 across the board for Beverly, now 11-6. Kemp falls to 4-1.
The fight went to the mat early and there were some good scrambles largely controlled by Kemp, who landed in mount and took Beverly’s back, but the veteran eluded danger and got back to his feet. With a little over a minute to go, Beverly tossed Kemp to the mat, but as they rose, Kemp locked in a tight guillotine choke, only for Beverly to get free before the end of the frame.
Kemp used a hard body kick to get the fight back to the mat to start round two and another choke attempt ensued. Beverly got loose again and scrambled his way into the top position, and while Kemp got loose, armbar attempts by Beverly nearly finished the fight until the bell intervened.
Beverly rocked Kemp on the feet to start the third and the fight went back and forth to the mat before Kemp settled into the mount position. With a little over two minutes left, Kemp took Beverly’s back, but 30 seconds later, it was Beverly taking the dominant position on his tiring foe and landing several hard ground strikes until the end of the bout.
Official Result - Ken Beverly def. Marshal Kemp via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Zach Scroggin vs Jordan Donais
In welterweight action, Zach Scroggin defeated Jordan Donais via first-round TKO.
Donais, making his pro MMA debut at 35, went after the takedown immediately, but as Scroggin defended against the fence, he unleashed a series of unanswered elbows that ultimately ended the fight at the :32 mark.
Gauge Young vs David Evans
21-year-old Gauge Young left quite an impression with a first-round knockout of David Evans in a clash of unbeaten featherweights.
An early takedown by Evans (4-1) seemed to be setting the stage for a good night, but Young (4-0) got up quickly, found his footing, and drilled his foe with an overhand right that dropped the 28-year-old hard to the mat. Follow-up shots ended the bout, with the official time of 1:46 of the opening round.
Official Result - Gauge Young def. David Evans via TKO (strikes) at 1:46 of round one
Elie Wagman vs Cristina Crist
In the FAC 12 main card opener, Elle Wagman moved to 4-0 as a pro with a th0rd-round submission of Cristina Crist in an atomweight bout.
The first round was competitive, with Wagman scoring a takedown and keeping top control, but Crist (1-2) stayed busy from her back as she looked for an armbar.
Wagman’s striking was strong to begin round two, but just when it looked like she was on the verge of finishing the bout, Crist was able to get the fight back where she wanted it on the mat. Regardless, Wagman retained control.
In the third, Wagman closed the show in style, dodging Crist’s takedown attempts before setting up a standing guillotine that ended matters at 1:36 of round three.
Official Result - Elle Wagman def. Cristina Crist via submission (guillotine) at 1:36 of round three