Brandon Calton, fellow fighters shine in Showcase MMA 13

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The former ETSU football standout remains undefeated with a second-round TKO

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Former ETSU football standout Brandon Calton earned his first pro victory in just 14 seconds a couple of months ago, but the Pennington Gap, Virginia native needed to battle just a little longer at MMA Showcase 13 Saturday night at Meadowview Convention Center.

Calton (2-0) fought Larry Greene (2-2) and they were trading blows in the first round, but the former Buccaneer cut open Greene. Calton took over on in the second round and won by a TKO.

In the co-main event, a 185-pound showdown between Garrett Fosdyck (0-3) and Bryan Battle (3-1) didn’t last as long. Battle forced his counterpart up against the cage and forced him into a rear naked choke hold in the first round.

Cole Ferrell, who’s undefeated in his professional career (8-0), leaned on his grappling during his 155 bout with Kelli Gottardo (2-4). Ferrell forced his opposition into a guillotine submission, making Gottardo tap in the opening round.

Josh Oxendine (1-3) went a little more physical than Ferell and Battle in his 145 showdown against William Wilson (0-2). The Pembroke, North Carolina native needed just 24 seconds to chalk up a TKO victory.

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