Review & Photos by Brandon Mizar for MMAWeekly.com
Convention Center in Salt Lake City
Jeremy Horn hosted his Elite Fight Night on
April 6 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. With a
stacked card and a crowded house, the event turned out to be all that you could
have expected and more. The Utah MMA scene is exploding right now and
producing some fighters that are sure to begin emerging on a national stage
The highlights of the evening were two brutal
knockouts from Demarques Johnson and Hank Weiss that shocked the fans.
Demarques Johnson was matched up against Sterling
Nitsuma in the middleweight division. They both landed some solid punches
early, but Johnson landed a couple that seemed to stun Sterling and opened a
cut around his left eye. Then from out of nowhere, Johnson landed a knee
that sent Sterling’s mouthpiece 10 feet in the air and him onto his back out
The main event featured Hank Weiss vs. Sean
O’Connell, who were fighting in the light heavyweight division. Right off
the bat, O’Connell started landing solid shots. They traded for a few minutes
before one big punch caught Weiss and dropped him. He seemed to be in
trouble, but he announced after the fight he was just playing possum and trying
to get the fight to the ground where he is most comfortable.
The fight continued on into the second round,
when just seconds in Weiss threw a monster right hand that caught
O’Connell and put him out on his back.
Jeremy Horn and Jennifer Howe put together a
card that had great fights and tons of action. They announced that they
will be putting on another fight in May and will have a special guest referee.
You can visit the home of Jeremy Horn’s Elite
Performance at www.eliteperformancegym.com.
-Hank Weiss def. Sean O’Connell by KO, R2
-Nick Mamalis def. Travis Marx by
-Mike Arrant def. Harold Lucambio by Split
-Damarques Johnson def. Sterling Nitsuma by
-Jeremy Brown def. Nick Rossbourgh by
-Cody Udy def. Josh Ackerman by Submission
-Lee Doss def. Jaime Anton by TKO, R1
-William Brewer def. Russ Henrie by TKO, R1
-Rick Hinkle def. Nate Best by
Story and Photos: Brandon Mizar