Honor Fighting Championship 8 lives up to the hype

Honor Fighting Championship 8 took place on Saturday night from the Chapparells Event Center on S. Arlington road in Akron, OH. Dawgpound Daryl Gus and I were there to bring you all of the action live on Redline Radio LLC.

You could feel the buzz as the energy and excitement in the building grew bigger with each fight. Fans were sent home happy as they definitely got their money's worth with an action packed three hours of hard hitting entertainment. The team at Redline Radio were covering their first event, and we left yearning for more as we look forward to HFC 9!

There were 13 fights on the card - 10 amateur bouts and three professional including two title fights and a main event featuring Isaiah "The Beast" Chapman against Donald Ballou in the Pro Bantamweight Division.

The card started off with two amateur lightweights making their MMA debuts. 19-year old Mason Furbay (1-0) scored a TKO at the 1:10 mark of the first round to take the victory over Blake Peters (0-1).

Sandwiched in the middle was the most exciting fight of the night which featured an amateur middleweight bout between Nick Adkins (5-5) and fan favorite Dornes "KO" Butler (5-3). After an action packed first round, Butler brought the sold out crowd to their feet knocking out Adkins with a mean right hook after a failed back fist attempt by Adkins, scoring a victory 15 seconds into the second round.

There were also two amateur title fights the first of which saw Luke Chokan (6-2) win a split decision over Jeffrey Offak (5-4) to claim the Amateur Flyweight title. 

In the second title fight Sean Foster (8-2) submitted William Ferguson (6-3) via triangle choke at the 1:41 mark of the first round to take home the Amateur Lightweight title.

In the co-main event Andrew Law (11-4) scored and impressive 25 second submission via arm bar over Reginald Merriweather (13-14) in the pro welterweight division.

The main event lasted a bit longer than the co-main event but also ended by submission in round 1. Isaiah Chapman (8-3) forced a tapout by Donald Ballou (5-2) with a guillotine choke at the 3:29 mark of the first round to take the victory in the pro bantamweight division.

Here are the full results of HFC 8...

Amateur bouts

Mason Furbay (1-0) def. Blake Peters (0-1) via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1, 1:10

Devin Lyons (2-0) def. Randall Siegler (0-1) via Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) - Round 1, :52 secs

Jacob Brown (1-1) def. Aaron Queen (0-1) via Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) - Round 1, :26 secs

Easton Johnson (4-3) def. Parker Wills (2-2) via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1, 2:12

Donavon McCune (2-2) def. George Pointer (3-4) via Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) - Round 1, 1:26

Nate Davies (6-4) def. Marvin Rolles (7-9) via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1, :56 secs

KO Butler (5-3) def. Nick Adkins (5-5) via KO (Strikes) - Round 2, :15 secs

Seth Shaffer (7-0) def. Marcus Crawford (4-4) via Split Decision (30-27/29-28/28-29)

Luke Chokan (6-2) def. Jeffrey James Offak (5-4) via Split Decision (29-28/29-28/28-29) to win HFC Amateur Flyweight Title

Sean Foster (8-2) def. William Ferguson (6-3) via TKO (Triangle) - Round 1, 1:41 to win HFC Amateur Lightweight Title

Pro bouts

Mike Putnam (2-2) def. Dru Schottenheimer (3-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

Andrew Law (11-4) def. Reggie Louis Merriweather (13-14) via Tap Out (Judo Arm Bar) - Round 1, :25 secs

Isaiah Chapman (8-3) def. Donnie Ballou (5-2) via Tap Out (Guillotine) - Round 1, 3:29

Honor Fighting Championship 9 will take place Saturday, May 4th at Holmes County Fairgrounds in Millersburg, Ohio.

Hear all the action as called by Dawgpound Daryl Gus, Kevin Sledz and producer Paul Huffaker at the link below including post-fight interviews with KO Butler and Isaiah Chapman. Intermission entertainment provided by Rob J & Ritz from Cleveland's Finest.


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