Shamrock FC 311 streamed live Friday, Nov. 2, on FloCombat, featuring UFC vet James Bochnovic and much more.
In the night's main event, Bochnovic squared off with 5-2 LFA vet Ty Flores, and the two engaged in a grinding, back-and-forth, three-round scrap.
This fight wasn't pretty, but it was gritty as all hell, showcasing every element that makes MMA such a tantalizing sport. Flores looked to press Bochnovic against the cage, engage in the clinch, and score takedowns throughout.
The UFC vet Bochnovic, however, didn't just let that happen. He scored with powerful elbows and some wicked shots in the clinch, busting Flores up and opening the bloodgates.
After three rounds, the judges rendered their decision—and they unanimously felt Flores took it.
With the win, Flores extends his winning streak to four, and it appears he's in line to take on Johnny Eblen for the Shamrock FC middleweight title.
Before Bochnovic and Flores took center stage, undefeated fan favorite Sean Woodson took on Rashard Lovelace in a rematch. Previously, Woodson defeated Lovelace via unanimous decision at Shamrock FC 290.
Twenty-one events later, and nothing changed, as Woodson dictated the pace and threw a high volume of strikes that Lovelace couldn't answer. In a Diaz-Brothers-esque performance, Woodson battered Lovelace for three rounds, scoring another decision victory over his foe.
Earlier on the card, Eric Ellington and Murodbek "Max" Choriev made some serious noise with dominant performances.
Facing Scott Ettling, Ellington overcame a rough first round to obliterate his opponent with a series of punches, putting him out cold in Round 2.
Meanwhile, Choriev added yet another first-round finish to his resume. Entering the bout at 4-0, the 20-year-old Choriev faced his toughest test to date in Tony Grant, but the result was the same.
After some back-and-forth grappling exchanges, Choriev asserted his dominance and opened Grant up with some heavy ground-and-pound. From there, Grant exposed his back, Choriev pounced, and the deed was done. The young prospect locked in the rear-naked choke, and Grant was forced to tap out.
Five fights, five first-round finishes for Choriev. Eyes on this kid moving forward.
Shamrock FC 311 Results (click any fight to watch full replay)
Ty Flores def. James Bochnovic via unanimous decision
Sean Woodson def. Rashard Lovelace via unanimous decision
Eric Ellington def. Scott Ettling via knockout, Round 2
Murodbek "Max" Choriev def. Tony Grant via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1
Jesse Martinelli def. Brynn Heathcock via unanimous decision
Mike Manning def. Ian Zarvos via submission (keylock), Round 1
Austin Cornell def. Cody Linne via TKO (doctor's stoppage due to injury), Round 1
Jimmy D'Angelo def. Austin Woodcock via technical submission (triangle choke), Round 1
Dan Herina def. Jack Hobbs via TKO (punches), Round 1 (kickboxing)
Jesse Conway def. Devin Miller via unanimous decision
Melissa Lorber def. Liz Turpin via unanimous decision
Alejandro Socorro def. Troy Shaw via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1
Tyree Davis def. Arvin Mills via verbal submission, Round 2