2017 Cage Combat 30

2017 Cage Combat 30

Oct 20, 2017

There was middleweight gold on the line when David Punch and reigning champion Shane Sobnosky stepped in to do battle in the main event at Cage Combat 30 on Friday night.

It was a matchup of an undefeated prospect against an opponent with three times the experience, but one that ultimately showcased two of the up-and-coming talents the upstart promotion had to offer. The winner would get burst of momentum to move toward the professional ranks, and it was Punch in a hard-fought affair.

Punch came out looking to exchange but Sobnosky wasted no time taking the fight to the canvas. The champion would reach mount late in the opening round, then repeat the process throughout the fight and appeared en route to a clear victory on the judges' cards. 

Punch struggled to find his range early, but his grappling and constant pressure offset Sobnosky's dominated position. The end result saw Punch take the victory and dethrone a tough champion en route to winning middleweight gold.

Full Results:

David Punch def. Shane Sobnosky via unanimous decision

Daniel Peet def. Dominick Perez via split decision

Roman Huerta def. Jay Sader via KO (punches) Rd 1

Kyle Broadwater def. David Olvera  via unanimous decision

Tonio Figuerido def. John Pacheco via split decision

Douglas Hernandez def. Reggie Rodriguez via TKO (Doctor stoppage) Rd 2

Skylar McMellian def. Jacob Parks via unanimous decision

Clint Hughes def. Christopher Espinoza via unanimous decision

Josh Barnett def. Hunter Scott Gregg via split decision

Tyler Bradford def. Evan Kotzur via unanimous decision

Tre-Villion Willey def. Paul Mead via TKO (knees) Rd 1

Tim Messer def. Hussein Nazal via Submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1

Event Info
With a middleweight title fight, the return of a budding star, and much more, the very future Texas MMA is on display this Friday night at Cage Combat 30, streaming live and exclusively on FloCombat from Humble, Texas, at 8 p.m. ET. 
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