Courtesy of MMA Junkie: In a key bantamweight contest, Brandon Hempleman (10-2) staved off the wrestling of Alexis Vila (14-5) in a few early exchanges and then battled back with crisp, aggressive kickboxing, to score a unanimous-decision win.
Vila missed on a few takedown attempts in the early going, but he quickly found success with a pair of overhands that landed flush. At that point, Vila seemed content to box for the remainder of the frame, and while he had success with powerful shots, Hempleman also found moments with a few well-placed punches and kicks of his own.
The action stayed busy in the second, as Hempleman picked up the pace with his kickboxing attack but Vila remained quick and looked to counter, as well. Both refused to back down, and they traded toe-to-toe for the entirety of the round.
Vila finally seemed to slow a bit … Read More »
WSOF 12′s Brandon “Hot Rod” Hempleman thinks he’ll be too much for Vila to handle
(Courtesy of Heidi Fang www.mmafightcorner.com)
It’s been a year full of ups and downs for Brandon “Hot Rod” Hempleman (9-2). Ever since losing his debut to Marlon Moraes, recovering from a broken leg, and then seeing fight after fight nixed due to various circumstances, the Idaho native has seen his share of setbacks. Regardless, the tenacious scrapper with an impenetrable spirit is focused on making a statement in 2014 and putting those obstacles in his rear view. When the bantamweight joined the MMA Fight Corner, he explained how ready he is to get back on track when he makes his return at WSOF 12 on Aug. 9.
Following his hard fought battle against Moraes at WSOF 4, Hempleman spent months recovering from a broken fibula he suffered in the fight. … Read More »
FRONT STREET FIGHTS 2
Event Date: Friday Aug 15, 2014
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
FRONT STREET FIGHTS RETURNS TO THE FLOOR OF CENTURYLINK ARENA ON AUGUST 15TH FOR THE SECOND MIXED-MARTIAL ARTS EVENT IN THE SERIES!
Four professional fights have been booked for Front Street Fights, headlined by Nampa’s Colton Vaughn. Vaughn, 23, will fight Washington’s George Stork in the main event after being the co-main event in the inaugural Front Street Fights in May. The Columbia High School product authored an impressive, 54-second knockout to improve his professional record to 5-4 in front of the home-town crowd. You can watch the fight by clicking here.
Pocatello’s Kerry Lattimer, coming off two consecutive unanimous-decision victories in April and May, will be in the co-main event against Talon Hofman of Burns, Oregon.
The other two professional fights on the card … Read More »
May 9, 2014 | Shaw Conference Centre | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET
Tom Gallicchio vs. Kurt Southern
for lightweight title
Sam Alvey vs. Wes Swofford
for middleweight title
Jesse Brock vs. Kevin Croom
bantamweight title eliminator
Victor Valimaki vs. Bill Widler
Andrew McInnes vs. Jonatas Novaes
Marcus Edwards vs. Aaron Gallant
Shane Campbell vs. opponent TBA
Jon Barnard vs. Corey Gower
Levon Kinley vs. Cody Moorman
Mike Hay vs. Justin Lavertu
Excited to be a part of this new promotion!