Midwest Fight Series returned to the Hoosier Park Casino in Anderson, Indiana just outside of Indianapolis on Saturday night, but it was a banner night for fighters from Ohio, with Buckeye State natives going 3-0 on the night.
The main event winner at MFS XV was a Hoosier though, as welterweight Austin Tweedy (9-1) defended his 170-pound title with a first round submission win over “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Daniel Head (12-12). Tweedy is now nine-for-nine with finishes in his career and he remains one of the top prospects in the area.
It was a busy night for the welterweights, with four of the six pro bouts taking place in the weight class. Ohio fighters Chico Bays (3-0) and Andrew Law (8-4) each extended their winning streak to three straight wins. Bays handed Indianapolis native Dustin Parrish (4-1-1) his first loss, while Law topped Sean Fallon (3-5) via decision for his third straight win.
The other Ohio native to pick up a win was Dru Schottenheimer (1-0), who topped the more experienced Lloyd Thornton (3-4) via decision in his pro debut after an extended amateur career.
In other pro action, Aaron Highbaugh (2-0) stayed unbeaten with a decision win, while Christopher Tanner (2-3) picked up his second win with a submission victory in the first round.
Check out full results from MFS XV below.
Fight 1 – Stephen Morris vs. Selvin Rivera – Featherweights
Result: Stephen Morris (1-0) def. Selvin Rivera (0-1) via TKO – Round 1
Fight 2 – Drew Eggleton vs. Michael Kernodle, Jr. – Middleweighs
Result: Drew Eggleton (8-4) def. Michael Krnodle, Jr. (2-3) via TKO – Round 1
Fight 3 – Christopher Tanner vs. Kevin Schmidt – Bantamweights
Result: Christopher Tanner (2-3) def. Kevin Schmidt (0-3) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1
Fight 4 – Lloyd Thornton vs. Dru Schottenheimer – Featherweights
Result: Dru Schottenheimer (1-0) def. Lloyd Thornton (3-4) via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Fight 5 – Aaron Highbaugh vs. Joshua Streacker – Welterweights
Result: Aaron Highbaugh (2-0) def. Joshua Streacker (0-1) via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Fight 6 – Sean Fallon vs. Andrew Law – Welterweights
Result: Andrew Law (8-4) def. Sean Fallon (3-5) via Unanimous Decision (29-29 x3)
Fight 7 – Dustin Parrish vs. Chico Bays – Welterweights
Result: Chico Bays (3-0) def. Dustin Parrish (4-1-1) via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Fight 8 – Austin Tweedy vs. Daniel Head – Welterweight Title
Result: Austin Tweedy (9-1) def. Daniel Head (12-12) via Submission – Round 1