Aries Fight Series 1 took place on Saturday, October 30, at Camp Jordan Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. The card featured a mix of professional and amateur MMA fights, and you can find our recap for the top three fights on the card right here at SpectationSports.com.
Demetri Miller def. Logan Neal via first-round TKO (punches)
In the main event of the evening, Demetri Miller beat Logan Neal via first-round TKO in a featherweight bout. Miller connected on a huge right hand just 14 seconds into the fight and put Neal away with follow-up ground-and-pound on the mat. It was an incredible performance by Miller, who improved to 2-1 as a pro. Meanwhile, Neal is now 3-3.
This was one of the most challenging fights to pick on paper. As talented as Miller is, Neal had more experience and more prominent organizations such as Bellator. However, it was Miller who got the job done with the first-round knockout. This should be a good win for him to improve upon, and I’m looking forward to seeing Miller’s next. Given his breakthrough performance in this bout, the Aries Fight Series would be wise to bring him back for another fight. However, after scoring such a highlight-reel finish, he may also get looks from other MMA organizations.
David Robins def. Corey Dulaney via first-round submission (triangle choke)
In a professional MMA bout contested at a catchweight of 165lbs, David Robins submitted Corey Dulaney in the first round. Robins ended up on his back in the first round, but he could lock his legs right around Dulaney’s neck and choke him out for the first-round triangle choke win. It was an impressive performance from Robins, to be sure.
Robins is now 7-0-1 as a professional MMA fighter, and it feels like he is due for a step up. If that’s in Aries Fight Series, great, but it could be when Robins gets a look from some of the other more prominent organizations in MMA. As for Dulaney, he dropped to 3-5 as a pro, but expect him to get right back on the horse and continue fighting.
Torez Finney def. Andre Johnson via first-round submission (arm-triangle choke)
In the Aries Fight Series amateur middleweight MMA championship bout, Torez Finney finished Andre Johnson in the first round to capture the belt. Finney used his powerful wrestling to slam Johnson to the floor, and he got to work on the ground right away as he quickly finished the fight via first-round arm-triangle choke.
While Johnson dropped to 1-2 as an amateur, Finney is now 5-0 as an amateur MMA fighter, and it feels like it’s time for him to turn pro. He has picked up quite a bit of amateur experience, and so far, he has passed every test that he’s had. So at this point, I’d like to see Finney make the leap to the professional ranks, and I’m excited about his future.