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New England Goes 3-0 on the National Stage

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

It was a red panty night for the New England region when it came to combat sports last night, as Ras Hylton, Chris Sarro, and Fabio Cherant all represented under the bright lights and took W's back north.

Ras Hylton Picks Up the Biggest Win of His Career at Bellator 242

Hylton (6-2, #9 HW) kicked off the festivities by outworking a tough Team Quest fighter, Rudy Schaffroth (6-2), over the course of 3 rounds and taking home a unanimous decision victory. Schaffroth won the first round by dropping Hylton with a right hook, but that proved to be all that he had in the tank, as he gassed in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, leaving the door open for "Rasquatch". The First Class MMA product showed very good cardio, incorporated a lot of movement, and used his reach to his advantage. Ultimately, it came down to Hylton's cardio being the difference, as he was able to stay active with short elbows from the bottom as Schaffroth held on for dear life without throwing many strikes towards the end of the fight. The judges made the right call and gave the deciding 3rd round to the New England native, and that was enough to earn him the decision 29-28 across the board.

By far the biggest win of his career, Hylton now looks to stay active and get back in the cage as soon as possible. Rumors are swirling that Bellator has already signed him to a multi-fight deal, but Ras shot down that theory pretty quickly on social media. This may be a tactic of the deal not being made public yet, and both parties trying to protect the news until a more appropriate time - only time will tell. Regardless, Hylton should be elated to capture such a big win with a major promotion on just 3 days notice. The 6'6" Hylton let his emotions out in what was a pretty inspirational post-fight interview that you can check out below. Congrats on a huge win Ras, and keep the train rollin'!

Chris Sarro's Red Right Hand is Too Much for Victor Jones at BKFC 11

Ras Hylton's BFF, Chris "Golden Gloves" Sarro (2-0 BKFC, #8 HW), entered the squared-circle in Oxford, MS only 10 or so minutes after Hylton was getting his hand raised in Connecticut. Sarro was bidding for his 2nd Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship win in as many chances, and he didn't disappoint, picking up a 1st round KO victory over Michigan's Victor Jones (0-1 BKFC). Sarro and Hylton have been seen training together often over the past few months, so for these two to pick up the biggest wins of their respective careers on the same night so close together, is a pretty special thing to see.

Sarro's victory didn't come without its share of trials and tribulations though. Hylton was tapped to be one of his corners in Mississippi, but his plans obviously changed with the booking of the Bellator fight, and Sarro's coach tested posted for Covid-19 before he was scheduled to travel down south for the fight, thus eliminating him from cornering Sarro as well. "Golden Gloves" called on a buddy from Wisconsin, Brandon Lambert, to step up and make the 10 hour drive down to Mississippi to help him prepare for the biggest fight of his life. It was a cluster-fuck to say the least, but it wasn't much different for his newly found opponent, Victor Jones, as he entered the squared-circle sport