Knockout Night 1 - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Event on April 23, 2011 in Marion, Illinois USA

Gladiator Productions LLC is an exciting and innovative new professional Mixed Martial Arts promotion based in Southern Illinois.We strive to bring MMA fans the best mixed martial arts fights and fighters that can be seen in the Midwest. The combatants that step into the cage for Gladiator will either be top level up and coming fighters or seasoned veterans who have been to the big promotions. Gladiator Productions is proud to launch its inaugural card "Knockout Night 1" on April 23, 2011 at the Williamson County Pavilion in Marion, Illinois. This action packed event will headline former WEC World Champion and UFC lightweight contender Hermes Franca stepping into the cage to war with Josh "The Pitbull" Thorpe, a top 10 world lightweight prospect and M1 Global sensation. So don't miss out on sitting cage-side for this fantastic show, but if you can't travel to Marion check us out on streaming pay-per-view at www.gofightlive.com.

Event Information


Eddie Smith
Valdir Araujo
WINNER
VS
Valdir Araujo
BBmonstro
7-10-0
Record
18-9-0
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 10″
190 lbs.
Weight
188 lbs.
Submission
(Arm Bar) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Steve Campbell
WINNER
Roger Minton, III
3-4-0
Record
4-9-0
6′ 5″
Height
6′ 3″
275 lbs.
Weight
230 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Jordin Hinman
Bobby Emmons, Jr.
WINNER
8-4-0
Record
5-9-0
6′ 1″
Height
5′ 11″
180 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
Submission
(Triangle Choke) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Chad Hinton
Ido Pariente
WINNER
7-4-0
Record
11-4-0
5′ 8″
Height
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
Weight
166 lbs.
Decision
(Split Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
John Holzemer scored it 28-29. Brad Odum scored it 28-29. Aaron Duke scored it 29-28.
Matt Veach
Eric Wisely
WINNER
14-5-0
Record
32-9-1
5′ 7″
Height
5′ 8″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
Submission
(Arm Bar) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Hermes Franca
WINNER
Joshua Thorpe
24-18-0
Record
14-19-0
5′ 6″
Height
5′ 9″
154 lbs.
Weight
162 lbs.
Submission
(Rear Naked Choke) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)