Updated: Oct 14, 2020
Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
Springfield, Massachusetts - We are live cage side from the MassMutual center in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts for Premier FC 30. Stay tuned to AmbassadortoFighters.com for live round by round coverage as it goes down from Premier FC 30. There is plenty of buzz in the room as UFC Hall of Famers Mark Coleman and Matt Hughes are in attendance and we are close to starting what promises to be an exciting night of action here at Premier!
There are four submission only grappling matches to proceed the MMA portion of tonight's card, we will announce the winners of each match but will not be doing play by play for grappling matches.
Grappling match 1: Jamie Doyle wins by rear naked choke.
Grappling Match 2: Gianna Daniele wins by Armbar.
Bout 1: Amateur Featherweight
Kevin Hampton (Debut, Ali’s Basement) v. Ron Roman (Debut, Fighting Arts Academy)
Round 1: Roman comes out with kicks and looks to dictate the pace, Hampton fires kicks in return but Roman looks to be getting the better of the work on the feet. Hampton recognizes he is getting outclassed on the feet and takes Roman down with a double leg but it is Roman threatening a leg lock from his back as Hampton lands some fists to the body of the grounded Roman. Hampton breaks the leg lock and they scramble to their feet and are against the fence as the round ends. 10-9 Roman. Close round.
Round 2: At the beginning of the second round Hampton is bleeding from the right eye as Roman continues to pick him apart on the feet as Roman slips to his back and Hampton gets on top and Roman is threatening a deep armbar that almost gets the stoppage but Hampton escapes and is mounted by Roman. Roman ends the round on top raining down some heavy ground and pound from mount. 10-9 Roman.
Round 3: Roman is clearly the fresher fighter entering the third as he comes out with a right hand that sits Hampton down and Roman goes to work from the top. Roman works to high mount and is damaging Hampton from the top but Hampton is able to escape to his feet but it is short lived as they return to the ground with Roman on the back of Hampton. Roman sinks in a deep Rear Naked Choke for the tap.
Decision: Ron Roman defeats Kevin Hampton by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:11 of the third round.