Worldwide Mixed Martial Arts Sports, Inc. (WMMA) launched with its inaugural charitable MMA event with McCorkle vs. Heden: Fighting for a Better World.
Not only was WMMA raising money for a good cause – during the event, WMMA handed over a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project – but fans at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas, and watching around the world on pay-per-view, were treated to a stunning comeback in the main event.
The David vs. Goliath story of Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle vs. the hard-hitting Brian Heden captured the hearts of many when Heden overcame all odds to walk out of the Don Haskins Center as the victor. With his upper lip split in half, Heden toppled the giant by scoring a TKO victory in the second round.
During the second round, Heden found himself with his back on the mat being overpowered by the larger McCorkle, however, Heden’s heart proved to be much larger as he quickly flipped his position to land McCorkle’s back on the mat. With McCorkle’s left arm trapped, Heden unleashed a furious barrage of hammer fists until the referee called a stoppage to the bout due to excessive strikes, leaving the fans of El Paso on their feet.
The four-fight undercard, streamed live and free of charge on MMAWeekly.com, provided the fireworks early on as it featured two knockouts, a TKO, and a guillotine choke – all in the first round.
Main Card Bouts:
-Brian Heden def. Sean McCorkle by TKO at 2:44, R2
-Karo Parisyan def. Thomas Denny by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Rodney Wallace def. Derrick Mehmen by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Drew Fickett def. Kevin Knabjian by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:38, R1
-Willie Parks def. Jamaine Facey by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Darrill Schoonover def. Paul Buentello by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Chris Gruetzemacher def. Frank Gomez by TKO at 3:25, R1
-Lyle Beerbohm def. Cleburn Walker by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:34, R1
-Esteves Jones def. Deutsch Pu’u by KO at 0:54, R1
-Lionel Lanham def. Brad Peterson by KO at 0:56, R1