SHOWDOWN FIGHTS IX: SHOOTOUT was held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the OCCU Center in Orem, Utah.
In the main event, former UFC fighter Tim "The Wrecking Machine" McKenzie scored
an 11-second TKO win over Jordan "Mata Ele" Smith, who was part of the original cast
of The Ultimate Fighter 11 but lost his qualifying bout to Brad Tavares. McKenzie
broke a 3-fight losing streak with this victory. The former science teacher Smith
started his career 14-0, but has now lost 2 out of his last 3 fights.
In the co-main event, Justin Buchholz snapped a 4-fight losing streak with a first-round submission win over veteran fighter Steve "Razor" Sharp. Journeyman fighter Jake "The Snake" Paul also scored a first-round submission win with a rear-naked choke over Jarome "Chavez" Hatch.
BYU college football stand-out Jan "Janimal" Jorgensen made his pro MMA debut with an Americana submission win over Jeff Prescott just past the one-minute-and-thirty-second mark of the first round. The man with the mash-up of MMA names, Brock "The Machine" Jardine, tapped out Boyko Ranchev in 30-seconds flat.
SHOWDOWN FIGHTS: SHOOTOUT
Tim McKenzie (13-8) won by TKO over Jordan Smith (15-2)
[0:11] - Round 1
Justin Buchholz (10-6) won by SUB over Steve Sharp (26-14)
[3:38] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke
Jake Paul (17-14) won by SUB over Jarome Hatch (13-9)
[4:56] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke
Jan Jorgensen (1-0) won by SUB over Jeff Prescott (0-1)
[1:33] - Round 1 - Americana
Cody Ziemer (3-0) won by TKO over Dan Gardner (4-2)
[4:09] - Round 1 - punches
Dayne Aristizabal (5-2) won by TKO over Daniel Romero (2-3)
[6:34] - 1:34 Round 2 - punches
Brock Jardine (6-1) won by SUB over Boyko Ranchev (4-2)
[0:30] - Round 1 - arm-triangle choke
Jarom Woodbury (4-1) won by TKO over Jake Truman (1-3)
[7:39] - 2:39 Round 2 - punches
Brandon Butcher (1-0) won by SUB over Brandon Upchurch (0-1)
[1:28] - Round 1 - rear-naked choke
John Ramirez (4-0) won by SUB over Wes Spivey (2-3)
[2:49] - Round 1 - armbar
Trevor Arias (1-0) won by UD over Austin Zoebell (0-1)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds
Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.
UD = Unanimous Decision | SUB = Submission
Jordan Smith cage fight message to Tim Mckenzie
SHOWDOWN FIGHTS RETURNS WITH MUCH-ANTICIPATED WELTERWEIGHT BOUT BETWEEN TIM MCKENZIE AND JORDAN SMITH
Salt Lake City, UT (USA) – Showdown Fights returns to the UCCU Center in Orem on Saturday, April 16 for a pair of highly-anticipated fights featuring a mixture of veteran fighters and highly-touted prospects.
In Showdown Fights: “Shootout” main event, former UFC and WEC fighter Tim “The Wrecking Machine” McKenzie (12-8) and Jordan “Mata Ele” Smith (15-1) will face off in welterweight action. Only one of McKenzie’s twenty professional fights have reached the judges, and he’ll be looking to rebound from a losing effort to former Ultimate Fighter star Seth Baczynski in December. Smith scored a rear-naked choke submission over Mario Sartori in his last bout and has only suffered one defeat thus far in his career.
The co-main event of the evening will see Team Alpha Male product and UFC veteran Justin Buchholz taking on hometown favorite Steven “Razor” Sharp. Buchholz looks to return to his winning ways in the Showdown Fights: “Shootout”, while Sharp will be looking to improve on his win over Brad McRae at “Showdown Fights: New Blood.”
To make our product more accessible, Showdown Fights will offer ticket prices starting at $15.00 for general admission. Upper tickets will be $25, lower seating will be $40.00, table seating will be $100.00, and ringside tables will be $150.00. Tickets are available by calling 866-788-9195 or at SMITHTIX.COM. Tables are also available at 801-467-8499 or at SMITHTIX.COM.
About Showdown Fights: We are committed to putting on world-class fights and delivering an experience that is exciting and fan friendly. For more information about upcoming shows and dates log onto showdownfights.com.
About the UCCU Center: UCCU center is located at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. It is an 8,500 seat Multi-Purpose venue, which opened in 1996. It is home to the UVU Division 1 Wolverine Athletic Teams, Utah Flash, of the NBA development league, Orem Owiz, and the Pioneer League rookie team for the Los Angeles Angels. For more information log onto www.uccueventscenter.com.
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