Ohio Combat League 25 went down at the Ohio Event Center at the Cherry Valley Hotel in Newark, Ohio, and the fight card featured 15 bouts.
In the main event, Asher Frederick was victorious in his pro debut, as he topped Haseeb Khetab (0-2) via unanimous decision. Frederick used his well-rounded game to keep the flashy striking of Khetab at bay, landing straight punches and marking up his legs and ribs with nasty kicks. “Shock N Rock” also showed off his new tools as a pro, landing some vicious elbows in the second round to bust open the nose of Khetab.
In the co-main event, Matt Adams picked up the first pro win of his career, as it took him less than a minute to finish Bill Myers (0-2) via strikes.
In the third pro bout, Melvin Harris (1-1) outlasted Damoane Hawkins (0-2) in a matchup of strikers, but it was his two takedowns in the third round that were the difference en route to his majority decision victory.
In the amateur main event, Travon Eller (5-0) continued his streak of scary fast finishes, as he knocked out Foster Eberly (4-3) in just 14 seconds to take home the light heavyweight title. Eller’s last four fights have lasted a total of 38 seconds combined.
Check out the full results from Ohio Combat League 25 below.
Ohio Combat League 25 results
Asher Frederick (1-0) def. Haseeb Khetab (0-2) via Unanimous Decision
Matt Adams (1-1) def. Bill Myers (0-2) via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:59
Melvin Harris (1-1) def. Damoane Hawkins (0-2) via Majority Decision
Travon Eller (5-0) def. Foster Eberly (4-3) via Knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:14 – Light Heavyweight Title
Mark Gordon (5-1) def. Justin Pippins (2-2-1) via Unanimous Decision
Jade Batross (1-0) def. Ryan Loudermilk (0-1) via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:03
Monica Hicks (1-1) def. Lauren Flynn (1-1) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 2:44
Ethan Shirk (1-0) def. Ahmad Ahmad (1-2) via Unanimous Decision
Jaret Archer (1-2) def. Jack Rusher (0-1) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:22
Jeffrey Offak (6-5) def. Sensei Robertson (7-12) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:14
Luis German (1-0) def. Wimberly Cook (1-1) via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:11
Alfonso Morales (3-0) def. James Mulenga (0-1) via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:46
James Slaughter (1-0) def. Joe Ford (0-1) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:55
Dominique Shackleford (1-0) def. Gannon Mathis (0-3) via Split Decision
Zihier Bailey (1-1) def. Wennds Myrtil (0-2) via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:50
Knockout of the Night: Travon Eller
Submission of the Night: Monica Hicks
Fight of the Night: Ethan Shirk vs. Ahmad Ahmad
Performance of the Night: Asher Frederick
David McKinney has covered MMA since he was in high school in 2008. A former co-owner of BluegrassMMA, he currently hosts the Beers and Beards and Brewery Adventures podcasts. He covers regional MMA in the Midwest with a focus on Ohio.