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IFL 65 at the Joe a Smashing Success for Donofrio MMA!

On Saturday, April 9, Donofrio MMA brought approximately 5000 fans what they’ve come to expect from the State’s premier MMA promoter.

Impact Fight League 65 at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena was a smashing success with several fights resulting in all-out wars and the slick production the promotion has become famous for.

In the night’s surprising main event, Scorpion Fighting System’s Josh Shaw tasted defeat for the first time at the hands of Indiana’s Aaron Smith. After three punishing rounds of back-and-forth action, Smith took Shaw out with punches at 1:42 of the fourth round.

In the process, Smith became the IFL Super Lightweight Champion.

In the co-main event, Chelsea Faulder of Piqua, Ohio, became the IFL Female Straw Weight Champion with a third-round submission over Scorpion Fighting Systems’ Tabatha Ann Watkins.

Full Results:

Aaron Smith KO/TKO 4 Josh Shaw (Punches) 1:42
Chelsea Faulder SUB 3 (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:57 Tabatha Ann Watkins
Solomon Renfro KO/TKO 2 (RTD) 0:01 Labron Oldham
Matt Cylla SUB 1 (Armbar) 2:15 Marcus Maulding
Alexandra Ruppel SUB 1 (Armbar) 1:50 Diamond Long
Erik Vondenhuevel KO/TKO 1 (Punches) 0:07 Randy Uresti
Robert Fretenborough SUB 2 (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:19 Dylan Carpenter
Tim Frye KO/TKO 3 (Punches) 2:13 Nick Trongale
Lee Siersma SUB 2 (Armbar) 2:15 John Svoboda
Munib Alsalmani W 3 (Split) Dominic Dobbins
Sterling Brown KO/TKO 1 (Punches) Dylan Dunnington