Lucas Mast vs Bryan McDowell
Bryan McDowell (2-0) came from Kentucky to Ohio saying he planned to derail the hype train of Lucas Mast (0-1), and he did just that, earning a unanimous decision victory in their main event bout at Honor Fighting Championship 12 on Saturday night in Millersburg.
The big crowd at Harvest Ridge in Millersburg, Ohio was fully behind the hometown favorite Mast.
McDowell seemed to feed off of the boos from the crowd, as he survived a close first round that Mast may have taken with wrestling pressure and timely strikes on top.
After a big slam from Mast in the second round, McDowell turned the tide, spending much of the round working on a rear naked choke on the back of Mast.
The fighters spent more of the third round striking than any other round, with Mast just missing on a head kick early in the frame. McDowell once again ended up on top to close out the round, landing a series of nasty elbows that opened up a huge gash on Mast’s forehead. That seemed to cement the bout for him, as he ended the fight in a dominant position after two impressive rounds in the second and third.
The Maysville native took home a unanimous decision, with judges scores of 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27.
After the bout, he showed the ultimate respect for his opponent, who was willing to take this tough fight for his debut. McDowell admitted that it took everything he had to earn the victory to move his professional record to 2-0.
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