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By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
A night full of quick fights hit Burnsville, Minnesota on Saturday night, as Driller Promotions and Sterling Entertainment Group presented "Havoc at the High Five 2." The event was hit with a few late removals, leaving a light nine-fight card, but the mix of pros and amateurs on the card gave fans plenty to be excited about.
Several big promotion fighters were in attendance for the event, with UFC featherweight Nik Lentz and former UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann cornering fighters on the card. Bellator featherweight Mike Richman was also in attendance, with Minnesota gym The Academy well represented.
In the night's main event, one-time Strikeforce vet Derek Getzel took on The Academy's Jordan Parsons in what was the night's only fight to go the distance. The excellent back and forth battle saw Parsons - cornered by the aforementioned Lentz - start out really strong in the opening round. He hurt Getzel with several head kicks, but Getzel managed to fight through them and continue on. Still, he was stunned by several more exchanges throughout the rest of the round.
Getzel tried to comeback in the second with a nice series of kicks to the lead leg and body of Parsons, and he made it a fight heading into the third. However, Parsons took back control of the bout, out-striking Getzel and stunning him a few more times with well timed counters and combinations. He added a late slam takedown to seal it, and walked away with the clear unanimous decision.
The night's co-main event may have had the largest crowd response, with amateur flyweights Mitch White and Jake Schommer bringing a large contingent of fans for their five-round Amateur Flyweight Title fight. However, the pre-fight elation from both sides of the crowd led to a very deflated set of fans on one side of the building, as Mitch White scored a guillotine choke submission just 36 seconds into the fight.
The hold was locked on after an early exchange, as Schommer tried to engage with a takedown attempt, and White jumped into the hold. Schommer slammed him to the mat, trying to break the hold, but White kept a hold of the choke and Schommer had no choice but to tap.
The night's card featured three other professional fights, along with a four amateur bouts. The standout of the undercard was Andre "The Diva" Tieva, who picked up his fifth professional win to remain undefeated. Tieva, who for most of his run in amateur and professional MMA has put on showcases with his wrestling game, turned heads with an increasingly improved striking game against Ben Miller. After hurting Miller with an extremely well timed counter-right, he finished him off with a huge left hook for the knockout win at :54 of the first round.
The other pro fights saw some fun action, as Jimmy Zidek defeated Frankie Johnson in a back and forth featherweight bout which included a belly to back suplex and a big TKO finish, and Clarence Jordan picked up his second straight win in professional MMA by submitting 60 plus fight journeyman Bruce Johnson.
On the amateur portion of the card, submissions reigned supreme, with three of four fights ending by a choke. The only exception came from Angel Pachecho, who scored a TKO stoppage over Matt Turek just 11 seconds into the second round. Full results from Havoc at the High Five 2 are below:
Main Card Results:
* Mitch White def. Jake Schommer via submission (guillotine choke) at :36 of the first round (Amateur Flyweight Championship)
* Jimmy Zidek def. Frankie Johnson via TKO at 3:51 of the first round
* Andre Tieva def. Ben Miller via KO at :54 of the first round
* Clarence Jordan def. Bruce Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:34 of the second round
Amatuer Card Results:
* Zach Friday def. Jack Shreffler via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:10 of the second round
* Angel Pachecho def. Matt Turek via TKO at :11 of the second round
* Mark Sainci def. Jason Huntley via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:24 of the first round
* Caleb Merth def. Mike Steger via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:53 of the second round
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Jamie Penick, editor-in-chief
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