Austen Lane claimed the vacant heavyweight title after knocking out Rashaun Jackson in the first round of the Combat Night: Clash of Titans 5 main event on Saturday, July 24.
Lane landed an uppercut as Jackson came forward, putting his opponent to the canvas. Lane swarmed Jackson and forced the referee to step in at 31 seconds into the fight.
Combat Night: Clash of the Titans 5 Preview
The vacant heavyweight strap is on the line at Combat Night: Clash of the Titans 5 on Saturday, July 24.
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Former light-heavyweight title challenger Miles Amos returns to the Combat Night cage against Clarence Brown in the evening’s co-main event.
Lane, a former NFL football player is currently on a two-fight win streak. He most recently finished Brad Taylor with a first-round rear-naked choke at Combat Night 20 last March.
Jackson is coming off back-to-back defeats to UFC heavyweights Chris Barnett and Chase Sherman. he is now training out of Fusion Xcel Performance in Ocoee, Florida.
After staring his professional career undefeated at 3-0, Amos dropped his next two. he most recently suffered a second-round knockout against Valentine Woodburn at Combat Night Pro 20 in March.
Brown is on a two-fight losing streak of his own. he suffered knockout loss to Mike Barnett in his last outing at Empire FC 12 in June. He previously dropped a unanimous decision loss to Dawond Pickney at Peak Fighting 7 this past January.
His last victory is a decision win over Jose Zuniga in November 2020. He is also 0-12 as a professional boxer.
COMBAT NIGHT RECAP
Ginseng Du Jour [2-8] vs. Rory Every [3-1]
Ginseng Du Jour landed a body kick that put Rory Every down for good to earn the third-round TKO win.
Both men trade on the feet briefly. Every earned a takedown, but Du Jour controlled on top in round 1.
Du Jour and Every clinched, but Du Jour slammed Every to the floor.Every attempted a heel hook, but Du Jour escaped and rained about five elbows from the top position. The second round ended with both men trading punches. Every has a mouse under his left eye.
Du Jour stings Every with a body kick that puts him down. Du Jour swarms Every until the referee steps in.
Du Jour moves to 3-8, while Every drops to 3-2.
Nelton Marsh [0-1] vs. Juan Rodriguez [Pro debut]
Juan Rodrgiuez secured a standing guillotine in the second round to defeat Nelton Marsh in his professional debut.
Rodriguez proved to be the early aggressor, scoring an early takedown. Marsh controlled Rodriguez against the cage for a good portion of the first. Rodrgiuez proved to be the better striker as well in round 1. Rodriguez kept messing with his gloves, unsure as to why.
Marsh opened up the second with a flying knee. Rodriguez scored a takedown later in round two, attempting a number of submissions. Marsh able to get in on the single leg. Rodriguez transitions ands sinks in the standing guillotine for the tap.
Rodriguez wins his professional debut, while Marsh falls to 0-2.
Joseph Y’Shua [1-2] vs. David Zelmer [Pro debut]
David Zelmer stuck to his wrestling to earn a second-round submission win against Joseph Y’Shua in his professional debut.
Zelmer committed to the takedown in round one, but struggled to get Y’Shua down. Zelmer managed to score two takedowns, but Y’Shua never stayed down for long. Zelmer stayed busy, but Y’shua proved to be more efficient.
Zelmer stuck with the takedown attempts and finally earned it later int he second. Y’Shua gave up his back, but survived a rear-naked choke attempt. Zelmer attempted another choke in the final minute and gets a tap.
Zelmer is victorious in professional debut, while Y’Shua drops to 2-2.
Clarence Brown [2-11] vs. Miles Amos [3-2]
Miles Amos made quick work of Clarence Brown with a second-round submission win.
Amos immediately scores a takedown.Amos landed ground and pound and then sank in the rear-naked choke to earn the tap.
Amos moves to 4-2, while Brown falls to 2-12.
Austen Lane [8-3] vs. Rashaun Jackson [5-3]
Austen Lane needed less than 40 seconds to knockout Rashaun Jackson and claim the vacant heavyweight title.
Lane caught Jackson coming forward with an uppercut. Lane swarmed with hammer fists until the referee stepped in.
Lane improves to 9-3, while Jackson falls to 5-4.
MAIN CARD [Combat Night 8 p.m.
Official decision: Austen Lane def. Rashaun Jackson via knockout at 0:31 in round 1.
Official decision: Miles Amos def. Clarence Brown by submission [Rear-naked choke] at 1:33 in round 1.
Official decision: David Zelmer def. Joseph Y’Shua via submission [Rear-naked choke] at 4:23 in round 2.
Official decision: Juan Rodriguez def. Nelton Marsh by submission [Standing guillotine at 4:22 in round 2.
Official decision: Ginseng Du Jour def. Rory Every via TKO [body kick and punches] at 0:36 in round 3.
Official decision: Lou Vazquez def. Kenneth Sabino by submission [Rear-naked choke] 0:39 in round 1
*MyMMANews will be in attendance for the professional portion of the card only, starting at 8 p.m. ET
Connor Northrup once covered municipal meetings and promised himself never again. He is now combining his passion for Mixed Martial Arts and reporting all into one.