A pair of veteran fighters picked up impressive wins last night, as both Tony Parker (12-12) and Muhammad Abdullah (6-2) were victorious in professional bouts at Absolute Action MMA 45.
The event took place at the BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky.
Parker topped Ricco Ralston (2-3) via unanimous decision in the main event. He has now won three of four bouts with his only loss in that period coming against UFC veteran Drew McFedries.
In the only other pro bout on the eight-fight card, Abdullah stopped late replacement Joshua Thorpe (14-17) with strikes in the second round. It was a bounce back win for the Vision MMA Dayton product, who dropped a bout to Nick Kraus in November.
Check out full results below courtesy of the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority:
Fight 1 – Robert Small vs. Andrew Ewart – Welterweights
Winner: Robert Small (1-0) def. Andrew Ewart (0-1) via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:28
Fight 2 – Charles Sheroan vs. Cole Felix – Welterweights
Winner: Cole Felix (1-0) def. Charles Sheroan (2-8) via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:18
Fight 3 – Colin Davis vs. Zach McCarthy – Featherweights
Winner: Colin Davis (1-0) def. Zach McCarthy (0-2) via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:18
Fight 4 – Matthew Moore vs. Perry Stargel – Welterweights
Winner: Perry Stargel (1-0) def. Matthew Moore (0-1) via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:17
Fight 5 – Ryan McQueen vs. Melvin Britton, III – Welterweights
Winner: Ryan McQueen (2-0) def. Melvin Britton, III (2-1) via Submission (triangle) – Round 1, 1:10
Fight 6- Zachary Stacy vs. Shamar Perez – Bantamweights
Winner: Zachary Stacy (3-0) def. Shamar Perez (1-1) via Unanimous Decision
Fight 7 – Muhammad Abdullah vs. Joshua Thorpe – Light Heavyweights
Winner: Muhammad Abdullah (6-2) def. Joshua Thorpe (14-17) via TKO (knees) – Round 2, 2:53
Fight 8 – Tony Parker vs. Ricco Ralston – Middleweights
Winner: Tony Parker (12-12) def. Ricco Ralston (2-3) via Unanimous Decision