Gunnar Nelson vs. Zak Cummings
Our co-main event features welterweights Gunnar Nelson (12-0-1) and Zak Cummings (17-3).
Round 1: Just a scary, stoic look on the face of Nelson. They meet in the center and stand toe-to-toe, as neither is backing down. Nelson with a big right. Knee from inside the clinch by Nelson and a right-hook land. Each time Cummings tries to come in close, he gets hit with a counter-right. Cummings resorts to wrestling, grabbing hold of Nelson. He’s unsuccessful in taking him down, though, and they square off.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nelson
Round 2: Cummings with a little flurry to start, closing the distance and holding Nelson against the fence. Nelson fights it off and is backing Cummings down, but has yet to really explode on him with any attacks. Perfect shot for Nelson gets through the defense and that might be the one to get him going. Cummings with a right and an elbow strung together. Cummings catches a kick, but gets locked into a guillotine. Nelson smoothly transitions to the back with under a minute to go, locking up the body and hammering away. He’s trying to secure the rear-naked choke, but Cummings is fighting it off well so far. Cummings’ face is a bloody mess from the attacks and he gets choked out with just seconds left.
Gunnar Nelson def. Zak Cummings via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:48 of Round 2