Sportfight X returned with a loaded card “Alabama VS Georgia” featuring 11 bouts coming from the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama for Alabama’s first professional MMA sanctioned event. Sportfight X has quickly become “Southeastern MMA’s Ultimate Proving Ground” because of high octane cards like this show. The fighters set a dizzying pace from the first fight until the last and gave the fans in attendance and watching online a great night of action from start to finish.
In the main event, and the pro debut for both fighters, Stephen Wilhite (1-0) of Cullman, Alabama defeated Jonathan Clemmons (0-1) of Clarksville, Tennessee by submission in a featherweight battle. The bout started with some clinch work against the cage with both fighters working for under-hooks and better positioning. Wilhite dropped levels for a takedown and landed several punches on the ground to Clemmons. Clemmons rolled giving up position and Wilhite slapped on a rear naked choke and got the immediate tapout win in the first round. It was an impressive victory for the hometown fighter, as the crowd erupted in cheers.
In the co-main event, Will Kuhn (1-0) of Atlanta, Georgia defeated Matt Smart (0-1) by rear naked choke in the third round after a wild back and forth brawl. Both fighters threw everything at each other, and there was no quit in either fighter as they both took some punishment. Ultimately the fight came down to conditioning as Kuhn was more prepared in the third round and when the fight hit the ground he was able to move and transition faster than Smart as he worked for better position and in doing so he was able to get Smart in a bad spot and work the submission.
Don’t miss this full throttle card featuring fighters from around the Dirty South! Watch the champions of tomorrow compete today as Sportfight X presents its latest event “Alabama VS Georgia” exclusively on the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv.