Weekend Rundown: ‘Pee Wee’ Smashes Don Frye

By: Brian Knapp
Sep 14, 2009
Sixty seconds was all it took for Dave Herman to dispatch mixed martial arts pioneer Don Frye in the Shark Fights 6 “Stars and Stripes” main event on Saturday at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Still an intriguing heavyweight prospect, Herman stuffed an early takedown and then blasted Frye with punches until the referee called an end to the action. The 25-yearold Indiana native has rattled off back-to-back wins since his second-round technical knockout loss to Mu Bae Choi at a Sengoku show in January. All 15 of Herman’s victories have come by knockout, technical knockout or submission, 14 of them inside one round.

Frye, who turns 44 in November, has lost three of his last five fights. Only Gary Goodridge, who stopped him in 39 seconds on New Year’s Eve in 2003, has finished him faster than did Herman.

In the co-feature bout at Shark Fights 6, International Fight League veteran and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 alum Gerald Harris knocked out UFC castoff Nissen Osterneck in just 46 seconds. Based out of Arizona Combat Sports, Harris has won seven straight, the last four by first-round stoppage.

Horn Submits Guida; Prangley Victorious

Jeremy Horn did what former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Bobby Lashley could not. He finished Jason Guida.

The 34-year-old Horn, in his 106th professional fight, submitted Guida with a first-round arm-triangle choke in the Arena Rumble “Horn vs. Guida” headliner on Saturday at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash. A former UFC light heavyweight title challenger, Horn has secured more than half (51) of his 82 career wins by submission.

Guida, the brother of popular UFC lightweight Clay Guida, has not won a match in nearly three years -- a span of five consecutive fights. The 32-year-old fought Lashley to a unanimous decision loss in March.

Meanwhile, Maximum Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder Trevor Prangley knocked out Dennis Reed in 20 seconds, as he delivered his 10th win in 11 fights. Elsewhere, Strikeforce veteran Lyle Beerbohm remained undefeated through 13 bouts, as he finished Josh Martin with a series of first-round elbows.

Visher Hands De Jesus First Loss

Brandon Visher stopped Isaac de Jesus on third-round strikes in the marquee match at Up N Up 3 “Visher vs. De Jesus” on Saturday at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu.

De Jesus, who experienced defeat for the first time as a professional, met his end 1:00 into round three. Visher, still undefeated through a dozen bouts, has finished his last two foes and could find himself inside a high-profile promotion soon.

EliteXC veteran Mark Oshiro and the well-traveled Harris Sarmiento were also triumphant at the Up N Up show.

Kattar Captures NABC Belt

Lightweight prospect Calvin Kattar posted his fourth win in a row, as he outlasted Andrew Montanez and earned a unanimous verdict in the American Steel Cagefighting 2 main event on Friday at the Icenter in Salem, N.H. In victory, Kattar became the North American Boxing Council MMA East Coast lightweight champion.

An EliteXC and World Championship Fighting veteran, Kattar lost the first round to Montanez but righted his ship and took control of the fight. Montanez remains winless in his past six fights.

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