– JOHN DODSON WINS IN NEW UWC 8 MAIN EVENT

by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Ultimate Warrior Challenge lost Saturday night’s main event when Ryan Diaz, who was planning to challenge UWC bantamweight champion Mike East, was diagnosed with parotitis, an infection that blocks the salivary glands causing swelling and pain, UWC CEO S. Marcello Foran announced on Friday.

That didn’t stop UWC 8: Judgment Day, a nine-bout fight card at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., from drawing 3,822 fans, according to the promotion.

Greg Jackson-trained John Dodson improved his professional record to 13-4 with a victory over Jesse Riggleman in the newly minted main event.

Jason Frank, formerly the Green Power Ranger, continued to shuck his TV persona with a 24-second armbar to defeat Carlos Horn. The victory – in an amateur bout – moved Frank’s record to 4-0 in mixed martial arts.

Full Results:

-John Dodson def. Jesse Riggleman by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Timothy Woods def. Mike Seal by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:35, R2
-Ururahy Rodrigues def. Diego Brandoa by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Ron Stallings def. Joey Kirwan by Submission (Choke) at 0:52, R2
-Dustin Pague def. Justin Hickey by TKO at 0:54, R1
-Valerie Coolbaugh def. Iman Achhal by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28), R3
-Jason Frank def. Carlos Horn by Submission (Armbar) at 0:24, R1
-Jeremy Carper def. Caleb Macalister by Submission (Armbar) at 3:00, R2
-Scott Heckman def. Matt Brannon by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 1:36, R2