It was a night of rising stars at the Total Mayhem mixed martial arts card Friday night at the Ogden Marriott, and Terrance Curry, a member of Layton's Team Link, played the part well. The amateur scored a first-round stoppage over Steven Downey of One Hit MMA. Curry, 167 pounds, outboxed Downey before landing a big right hand that floored his opponent, prompting a stoppage.
In another well-matched amateur contest, Team Link's Connor Jones, 135 pounds, scored a win via triangle choke over Lobato MMA's Brandon Rease in round three. The pair fought on even terms until the end.
Super-heavyweight Jeremy Shufelt, of Ogden's West Side gym dominated Team Link's Eric Iman in round 1, bloodying his opponent. Shufelt was on the attack in round two when Iman landed a right hand that knocked Shufelt out and left him on the cage floor for several minutes.
In the lone professional bout, Jason Rackham, 171, of One Hit MMA, beat up on Brandon Beach, independent, for a round and a half until Beach tapped out due to a rear naked choke.
In other bouts, Lobato MMA's Bryce Edminster, 155, stopped independent Christian Ritter in 30 seconds, Lobato MMA's Taylor Park, 135, stopped independent Michael Jamison on 50 seconds, and independent heavyweight Eti Palu, battered independent Brad Robison for 30 seconds before the fight was stopped. And independent Carson Gregory, 161.5 pounds, stopped independent Jon Hughes, via strikes in round 2.
The card, in the hotel ballroom, was packed. Fruit Heights professional Sean Powers, who recently won a Bellator pro fight, was in attendance. It was announced that the next Total Mayhem card will be on Friday, May 3, in the same venue. The main even will match undefeated Ogden pro Jon Neal versus Carlos Henrique.