Courtesy of Dave Garot
OSHKOSH, WIS. – Former Green Bay Packer running back “Whisper” Goodman kept his MMA record perfect improvingC to 2-0 with a spectacular knockout of Tim Nixon of Marquette, MI in the main event of Gladiators Fighting #37 “Super Brawl” held here at the Park Plaza Convention Center Saturday night.
It was the second knockout victory in as many fights for Goodman, a light heavyweight, and the second time that his opponent had to be attended to by the ringside physician.
In a battle of super-heavyweights, Tim Hiltsley and Terry Kleiman both of Green Bay, WI, brought a combined total of over 700 pounds into the ring and fought to a three-round draw. Kleiman, the bigger of the two at over 400 pounds appeared to have the fight in hand, but as conditioning caught up to him he lost his mouthpiece several times and in the third round referee Al Wichgers deducted a point for the repeated mouthpiece violations.
In other fights, Jon Eldrige of Madison won a unanimous three-round decision over Dan Skenandore of Green Bay in a battle of heavyweights. In another heavyweight bout, Rob Jensen of Green Bay forced Justin Saldana, also of Green Bay to tap as a result of a triangle choke at 1:33 of the second round.
Miguel Alvarez of Green Bay won a unanimous decision over Tarl Potts of Green Bay. Jesse Willis of Racine scored a second round TKO over Alex Thyrion of Green Bay. Heavyweight Adam Van der veen of Milwaukee scored a knockout at 0:19 of the first round over Bob Guzinski of Green Bay. Anthony Pettis of Milwaukee also scored a first round knockout at 0:24 over fellow lightweight Thomas Erspaner of Green Bay. Middleweight Tony Rook of Madison defeated Brandon Greenslade of Appleton with a rear-naked-choke at 1:08 of the first round. In the opening fight of the night, Josh Kasee of Green Bay won a unanimous decision over Alex Wong of Milwaukee in a battle of featherweights.
The next Gladiators Fighting event, “No Guts, No Glory” is scheduled for February 17 at State Fair Park in the metro Milwaukee area. Gladiators Fighting will return to the Fox River Valley on March 2, when Waverly Beach in Menasha plays host to “The War at Waverly”.
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