“The Juice Report” — Shockley & Nowaczyk shine at HFC 16

Posted: June 3, 2013 in Commentary/Opinion

hfclogoby VigilanteMMA correspondent, “The Juice”

This past Saturday night’s HFC 16 event in Valparaiso,Indiana was another great display of MMA action in small town USA.

The show kicked off with four great Ammy bouts. First up we had Ruben Vargas scoring a unanimous decision victory over Henry Huff. Sean McMurray defeated Luke Faultersack via Rear Naked Choke in round 3. Next up was a ladies bout, in which Anne Malinoff was able to lock in a triangle choke at just 30 seconds of the very first round, over Summer Asbury.

The final ammy bout was Gregg Tigner vs Ivon Hays. I have seen Tigner at other events and have become a fan. He is a very well-rounded fighter that seems comfortable where ever the fight goes. He was able to win via TKO (strikes) at the 2:19 mark of round 3. I am very interested to see where this young man goes from here.

At this point of the night we hit a brief intermission, normally I would have gotten two nachos, a pizza and a steak, but I am on a diet so I got a snickers bar instead (EDITOR’S NOTE: this marks the first time in history the phrase “I am on a diet so I got a Snickers Bar” was ever uttered with a straight face.)

During any HFC event, walking around at intermission is a who’s who of MMA dignitaries. Notable UFC fighters in the building included: Darron Cruickshank, Darren Elkins, Cole Miller, and Eddie Wineland. So after I was done rubbing elbows I got back to my seat and settled in for 8 professional fights.

Craig Fruth defeated Devon Morris via a slick RNC at 3:52 of round 1 to move to 1-0 as a pro. Fruth looked very comfortable on the ground and is a pro to watch.

Next up was friend of VigilanteMMA (isn’t everyone a friend of us) Terry “Da Brick” House. House battled a very game Cody Stamann. Going into the third round of this fight I had it scored 1-1 and Stamann was simply able to be a bit more active with his attack and scored the decision victory.

Brandon Shelhart was able to secure a Unanimous Decision victory over Ed Torres. Justin Brock and Jimmy Fritz were up next, Fritz locked up a RNC at 348 of round 1.

Next bout had what I called the submission of the night. Matt Hemry was able to sink in a standing guillotine on Rocky Salas in which Hemry actually lifted Salas in the air for what seemed like 10 seconds. Very impressive to say the least! Some of the other media outlets in attendance were commenting that Hemry is on his way to 125 pounds. That my friends, is a scary thought. Keep an eye out for Matt Hemry.

Fan favorite Danny Morales was up next battling Darryl Madision. This fight had slams, spinning back fists, low blows, point deductions and submissions. Danny Morales was able to move to 3-0 as a pro after locking in a RNC to secure the victory

Co-Main event was up next. Kevin “Gimme your lunch Money” Nowaczyk battled Quinton McCottrell. The story of this fight was Kevin getting settled in during the first round and then simply being very dominant in the final two frames. Kevin’s speed, movement and cardio were simply too much for Quinton to handle.

Main even pitted Indiana’s own Josh Shockley vs Micah Miller. Most of this fight took place on the mat, with Shockley taking round one due to being on top for most all of the round. Round 2 was more of the same with Shockley being on top, only problem is Miller continued to work from the bottom and land elbows and throw up submission attempts.

Heading into the third round we were all tied up and we got more of Shockley being in control and he was able to work and get the victory via Unanimous decision. I have a feeling that Mr. Shockley’s telephone should be ringing very soon from a top promotion.

Once again another great night of action from HFC.  When they announce their next show buy a ticket….GOT IT!!!!!

Juice out!

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