Whittany Pyles and Stone Beverly came to VFW Fight Nights: Under Siege to put on a show. And that's exactly what they did.
The Virginia native stepped in to face Christina Ricker in the main event of the action-packed card and proceeded to bring the ruckus throughout the three-round affair. Pyles used pressure and pace to keep Ricker on her heels, then worked in some well-timed takedowns to further her dominance in the fight. That said, an unfortunate barrage of ground-and-pound during the second round saw Pyles have a point deducted for striking Ricker to the back of her head.
The deduction swung the scales back toward even, which kicked up the pressure for the final round. Despite only having one previous fight, Pyles stepped up to the moment at hand and finished strong to pick up the unanimous decision victory.
Stone Beverly also had his hand raised on Saturday night.
The 18-year-old Kentucky native kept his hot streak alive by dominating Matthew Dotson throughout the opening round of their tilt. Beverly worked his slick ground game to put Dotson in deep trouble with a leg-triangle choke, but the scrappy prospect did his best to survive the danger. Nevertheless, while Dotson would fight to make the closing bell of the opening round, his corner declared him unable to continue.
Beverly was awarded the TKO victory by way of verbal submission, and will continue to keep the buzz surrounding him growing strong.
Full Results:Whittany Pyles def. Christina Ricker via unanimous decisionChris Buttry def. Christian Caudill via submission (armbar) Rd 2Stone Beverly def. Matthew Dotson via TKO (verbal) Rd 1Da’Quane Sutton def. Aaron Milloway via TKO (strikes) Rd 1Jason Chavis def. Caleb Lankford via unanimous decisionSammy Hester def. Pat Johnson via submission Rd 1Tanner Perry def. Chris Courtner via submission (armbar) Rd 1Chase Olson def. EJ Hunt via TKO (strikes) Rd 1Jonathan Blackwell def. Austin Cox via TKO (strikes) Rd 2Greg Hopkins def. Jordan Dodd via submission (rear naked choke) Rd 2Paco Marris def. Billy Combs via TKO (strikes) Rd 1Randall Austin def. Zane Evans via TKO (strikes) Rd 1Gunner Moore def. Jake Ison via submission (triangle choke) Rd 1James Cody def. Roger Atrip via submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1