It was a night filled with beautiful submissions and brutal knockouts as Super Fight League put on another incredible show at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. With every fight on the card ending by either submission or TKO, fans inside the I-5 Showroom definitely got their money’s worth.
Headlining this stacked card was Tacoma’s own Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire (11-3) vs. Jason Gray (4-2) of Enumclaw. Gray controlled the action early, using his elite wrestling to pin his much smaller opponent to the mat. Heading into the 3rd and final round, Brokenshire knew he needed to finish Gray to walk away with the win. Despite Gray’s best efforts, the experience and unbelievable tenacity of Brokenshire shown through as he landed multiple knees to the face of his opponent, leaving Gray bloodied and missing multiple teeth. At 2:50 into the 3rd round, one final knee followed by a brutal left hand to the head caused Gray to go limp and the referee to jump in a stop the fight, giving Brokenshire his 11th professional victory.
In the semi-main event of the evening, previously undefeated Yakima MMA prospect Hector Lopez (4-1) looked to keep his winning streak alive against talented Canadian, Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat (7-1). From the opening bell, it was obvious that Lopez bit off more than he could chew against the more experienced Mangat. “Saint Lion” controlled the action, imposing his will on his opponent en route to a submission victory due to a rear-naked choke at 3:00 in the very first round.
Super Fight League 40 was rounded out with 6 stellar undercard fights that left the packed I-5 showroom screaming for more. Those results are as follows:
John Heath (8-6) def. Trent Tyler (4-6) via TKO at 3:19 in Rd. 2
Tony Reyes (6-7) def. Victor Barajas (1-3) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:02 in Rd.1
Corey Watson (2-0) def. Artiom Cula (1-1) via Submission (Kimura) at 2:53 in Rd.3
Susy Watson (2-2) def. Ciara Irvine (0-1) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:29 in Rd.1
Jake Jokela (1-0) def. Mike Ross (1-2) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:44 in Rd.1
Justin Marks (1-2) def. Shane Sargent (0-3) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at: 58 in Rd.1
Super Fight League 40 was brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions and Cagesport MMA. Next up from Halquist Productions: Battle at the Boat 101, live from the EQC on Saturday, May 30th at 7:00PM. Tickets are on sale now through the Emerald Queen Casino box office as well as all Ticketmaster locations. For more information, please visit www.halquistproductions.com – www.superfightleague.com as well as the Battle at the Boat and CageSport MMA Facebook pages