Kelvin Tiller (10-1) Finishes Rosholt in Second-Round at PFL 4 on Long Island
Kelvin Tiller (10-1) PFL Heavyweight
On Thursday night, Kelvin “The Mama’s Boy” Tiller officially arrived as a Mixed Martial Artist. The Professional Fighters League heavyweight defeated three-time NCAA wrestling All-American, Jared Rosholt (16-5). Tiller submitted Rosholt in the second-round at PFL 4 on Long Island, N.Y. at the NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum. Tiller fought Rosholt on the undercard which aired at 6:10 PM on Facebook Watch. The main card followed at 9 PM on NBC Sports Network.
Tiller (10-1) scored his second finish in the PFL regular-season Thursday night at PFL 4. The heavyweight from Topeka, Kansas is known as a striker but displayed to the world he’s capable of defeating high-level grapplers. Rosholt wrestled out of Oklahoma State University where he was a three-time All-American wrestler.
In the second-round, Tiller defended a takedown by the former Cowboy with a submission attempt. The Midwest Combat Academy fighter tightened his grip around Rosholt’s neck and squeezed as he fell to the canvas. Tiller earned the impressive Guillotine submission attempt at 0:54 in round two.
In the post-fight media scrum, Tiller mentioned how important the support of his mother and ill sister has been and how motivating they are to him. The confident young man believes in himself and after the regular-season, Tiller is seeded number two in the PFL playoffs.
Nine of Tiller’s ten wins come by way of TKO or submission. His only loss came at the hands of the judges’. Tiller is a finisher inside the cage and doesn’t leave anything for chance. After his first two wins inside the PFL cage, by way of first-round knockout and second-round submission, Tiller has gone from unknown to well-known overnight.
Listen to what Kelvin Tiller has to say after his fight to the media.
Kelvin Tiller Post-Fight Media Scrum:
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Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).