|Event Time||Apr 16, 2011 8:00 PM EDT|
|Date Available OnDemand||Apr 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT|
|Event Type||Fight - MMA|
|Availability||Available in all countries|
Event Videos and Bouts
Showdown Fights provided another night of exciting fights but left the crowd stunned as hometown fighters in both the main event and co-main event were stopped in their respective bouts.
In the main event, rising prospect Jordan "Mata Ele" Smith (15-2-1) succumbed to the standup striking of Tim "The Wrecking Machine" McKenzie (13-8). The two gladiators squared up from the opening bell and McKenzie dropped Smith with a counter right hand and then finished the fight with a couple more strikes on the ground for good measure at 11 seconds in Round 1. McKenzie was not fazed by the raucous crowd who were vocal for their support of Smith.
In the co-main event Justin Buchholz (10-6) quieted the crowd with a rear naked choke submission victory over Salt Lake City resident Steve "Razor" Sharp midway through Round 1. Sharp had settled into a rhythm on his feet landing punches and scoring points in the standup game, but then the fight went to the ground where it was all Buchholz as he displayed a high-level of grappling in securing a body triangle followed by the choke for the tapout win.
The 11-bout card only had one decision the entire night. The packed crowd got to witness plenty of knockouts and submissions to satisfy any fight fan. The only way to watch this exciting card now is to order it exclusively at GFL.tv!