LAYTON — Ogden’s Miles Welk improved to 3-0 with an easy first-round TKO over Skyler Jensen at the Total Mayhem all-amateur card at the Davis Conference Center on Saturday night.
Welk, who trains out of Foley’s gym in Ogden, overpowered Jensen on the floor with hard punches, ending the fight in 66 seconds.
In a mild upset, Westin Wilson, who fights out of Pit Elevated gym in Orem, defeated Skyler Frazier, of Extreme Combat/Absolute MMA. The stronger Frazier dominated the first round and was on top of Wilson in round two but was caught in a triangle choke by Wilson and forced to tap out at 1:29 of the round.
Both fighters looked impressive and this would be an intriguing rematch.
Another Ogden fighter, Ryan Lund, improved to 2-0 with a very fast, 47-second victory via rear naked choke over J. Colby Goetz. Despite the brevity of the fight, Lund, who also fights out of Foley’s, was cut by Goetz’ punches in the opening seconds. However, once he put Goetz on the floor, Lund quickly ended the bout.
Kyden Cutler, of Team Labato MMA, scored a second-round victory over game Dylan Birthisel, who took a lot of punishment before being rendered unconscious by a triangle choke at 2:29 of round 2.
After the bout, the jubilant Cutler announced that he will be putting his MMA career on hold soon to serve an LDS Church mission.
In an exciting opening match, conditioning overcame strength when Anthony Huffman survived a rough first round against heavily muscled Maverick Resuello.
By the end of the round, Resuello was breathing heavily. By the middle of the second round, an exhausted Resuello was taking punches at will and his corner finally threw in the towel at the 2:30 mark.
Early in the first round, both Huffman and Resuello, while fighting, crashed through an entry to the cage and fell to the ringside floor. There was a short delay while the cage entry was properly secured.
Two of the scheduled seven fights were late cancellations but the large crowd was also entertained by world-class pole dancer, Becca Butcher of Ogden, who performed on ropes and aerial silks.
It was also announced that the next Total Mayhem MMA card will be on Oct. 6, also at the Davis Conference Center, and will feature a pro fight between mixed martial artists Lucus Montoya and Clay Collard.