House Of Fame MMA ” A New Dawn” Championship takes down Jacksonville.

Inaugural ” A New Dawn” House Of Fame MMA Championship Fights were held at the Jacksonville Vet. Memorial Arena in Jacksonville Florida

Jacksonville FL.  The New Jacksonville MMA franchise House Of Fame MMA Championship Inaugural ” A NEW DAWN” fights put a submission hold on Jacksonville this weekend at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena just east of down town Jacksonville Florida.

The Party started as the clock hit 3 pm just out front of the area with a huge Block Party put on by HOF MMA Championships and went tell the opening of the doors at 630. They have food and drink vendors as well as fun stuff for the kids And the Manikan HOF Girls were out from the big kids and small kids to look at and take pictures with, you could get a snap shot or two with your favorite HOF Girl or all of them. The block party was a huge success with many MMA fan packing the outside of the arena.BlockPartMap-edit

The MMA fans outside at the Block Party soon made their way inside to fill the seats in the arena to see some of the best fighters mix it up in octagon.There were fight clubs represented from Florida to all the way across the county to Moses Lake, Washington State.They all wore their team clubs shirts loud and proud as they filtered in to take their seat. HOF went all out for their VIPs to payed good money to see the fights up close and personal with tables on the floor of the arena set up close to the action around the Octogan that was center stage in the middle of the floor.

The crowd settled in as much as they could for MMA fight night. Just before the announcer came over the PA system and it was Fight Time !!! and the crowd went wild !!

This was the fight card for the night followed by images by © Bryan Joe Corder of ©Ignite Music,Sports and Entertainment Magazine

Below Article credit to Jesse Scheckner

Heavyweight (207-265 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
 Garner wins in 2:08 of the 2 round Via guillotine.  !!   Kenneth “Deuce” Garner [12-6]  
Matt “The Attack” Kovacs [11-10]



Former M-1 Global Americas heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner has fallen on some hard times as of late. Until last year, the 39-year-old American Top Team fighter from Port St. Lucie had put an absolute walloping on nearly all comers, his only loss since 2010 avenged in back-to-back title fight victories. (The two wins still stand as the only two losses on opponent Guram Gugenishvili’s otherwise pristine record.)

And then an almost innocuous split decision loss in April 2013 sent him on a downward spiral where he would lose four times in a row—by far the worst skid in his professional career, which will be celebrating its sixth anniversary this month.

Does the heavy-hitting wrestler/boxer have what it takes to recover?

His opponent, Matt “The Attack” Kovacs, will likely want to answer that question himself. The former UMMA super heavyweight and heavyweight champion, PFA heavyweight champion, and onetime Strikeforce competitor has run hot and cold throughout his seven-year career. Currently on a two-fight win streak, the 6’0”, 244 lb. power puncher will have zero qualms about standing and trading with Garner, as is evident by his eight knockout victories and five knockout losses.

This is a very suitable main event.


Bantamweight (135 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
 Whitney wins by split decision. !!! Andrew “The Beast” Whitney [9-3]
Chino Duran [8-7]


Andrew “The Beast” Whitney returned after more than a year-and-a-half layoff this last June, losing to Isaiah Chapman, a man who ironically also goes by the same nom de guerre. A veteran of Jeff Aronson’s Titan FC promotion, Whitney’s well-rounded offense has seen him secure four knockouts and four submissions over the course of a professional career which, as of this month, has just ticked past the four-year mark.

I first learned of Chino Duran when interviewing a former opponent of his, Pablo Alfonso (view the interviewHERE). Upon hearing Alfonso’s remarks that he was “supposed to beat” him, Duran responded, wishing his opponent good luck and hoping that he won so that he could “give him that rematch.” (Alfonso would lose by submission to Cody Bollinger at WSOF 11: Gaethje vs. Newell.) All in all, a pretty good-humored retort if I’ve ever seen one.

A veteran of South Florida promotions Mixed Fighting Alliance (MFA) and Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA), the Homestead-based Gladiator Wrestling stable member has been something of a journeyman over the course of his eight and a half-year career. A victory on Saturday will put him on the first three-fight win streak of his career.


Welterweight (170 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
Barbosa wins via arm bar submission. !!! Ailton Barbosa [11-4]
Jared Torgeson [15-12]


Ailton Barbosa hasn’t stepped inside a cage in front of a paying audience for almost a year and a half. In fact, he’s only fought three times since November 19, 2011. This is an odd circumstance, considering the level of fighter Barbosa seems to be. He’s won more grappling championships than you can rattle off in a minute’s time and, judging from his eight career submission wins and zero submission losses, he knows how to translate that specialized skill set inside the cage.

Facing him is Jared Torgeson, a King of the Cage and Conquest of the Cage veteran whose fighting style seems to stand in stark contrast against Barbosa’s submission-heavy offense, with seven knockout victories and only two wins by submission. It’s been more than three years and ten fights since he’s been submitted, however, indicating he’s perhaps shored up on his deficiencies in that area. That fight total I just listed also indicates something else that could be quite important: he’s been far more active than Barbosa.

Welterweight (170 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
 Malow wins in 2:07 in the first round. !!  John “The Mulatto Mauler” Mahlo [13-13]D7K_1159
Aaron “The Trendsetter” Bland [4-6]



Lightweight (155 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
Tristan Payne [3-4]
Issac Figueroa [2-1]



3-Round Fight
Washington wins in 1:36 of the 3rd round via submission guillotine. !!! Robert Washington [0-0]D7K_1091
Zach Elkins [0-0]


Lightweight (155 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
Marc Carl Graham [7-1]
Parsons wins in 0:54 of the 1st round Via arm bar submission.!! Preston Parsons [5-0]D7K_0879



Bantamweight (135 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
Velazquez wins via disqualification.!! Cleveland Mclean [1-1]
Abdiel Velasquez [1-1]



Lightweight (155 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
George Reagan [2-2]
Dietter Navarro [2-2]



Bantamweight (135 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
 Ashkar wins in 3:55 of round 2 via TKO. !!! Luay Ashkar [3-0]D7K_0724
Jovan White [1-5]



Featherweight (145 lbs.) Fight – 3 Rounds
  Hutchinson wins by decision!!!  Anderson Hutchinson [2-0]D7K_0652
Jayson Jones [4-8]


About Bryan Joe Corder (4270 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.
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