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Stevens Takes Main Event At Big Guns 12

Story By: Brian Skowronski



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  Original Published: 8/31/2013

After 6 months of training overseas in Thailand, Mansfield's own Cody Stevens scores a victory in his return home. "The Wolverine" won a majority decision over Dustin "The Beast" Neace (25-21-1) in Saturday's main event at Big Guns 12 "The Ressurection" at Fairhaven Hall for his 10th career professional victory.

Stevens (10-5-1) says he loves performing in front of his hometown fans in Mansfield where he has yet to lose a fight. He announced after the win over Neace that he has signed a contract with DARE Fight Sports in Thailand to compete in a featherweight tournament with a grand prize of $125,000.

Stevens first opponent in the event is expected to be 27-year-old Rasul Mirzaev of Russia, who holds an undefeated 6-0 professional record. The "Black Tiger" recently signed with Bellator Fighting Championships and is currently facing charges for the death of a college student outside of a Moscow night club from an altercation last month.    

Also on the card was "Karate" Mike Williams (1-1) winning his first pro fight at 145 lbs over Elonzo Harvey (0-6) with a guillotine choke in the first round. Julian "Night Train" Lane (5-2-1) fought to a draw with Rocky Edwards (4-2-1).

Lane elected to take the fight on short notice after opponent Andrew Law pulled out at the last minute, competing at 170 lbs despite weighing in at 159 lbs. Lane says he wanted to be careful in the fight against the much bigger Edwards because he has a title fight coming up in Florida on November 1 that he hopes will be his ticket back into the U.F.C.

 In amateur action Mansfield's Josh "Honeybadger" Longood (6-1) defeated Chris McKinney (6-2) with a 1st round T.K.O. to retain his featherweight belt. AJ Dobson (6-0) stopped John Gunther (8-2) in the first round for the welterweight title. James Pfeiffer (8-1) scored a 2nd round K.O. of Mansfield's Brian Haubiel (3-2).

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