The welterweight known as War Machine (former name Jon Koppenhaver) returned to mixed martial arts action this past weekend by taking on former UFC and Bellator veteran Roger Huerta. The fight took place at the Pharr Events Center, in Pharr, Texas and served as the main event for Ultimate Warrior Fighting 1.
Koppenhaver was able to earn a third-round TKO victory as he ground and pounded Huerta - who was fighting at welterweight - from the mount position.
According to reports, however, Huerta said in his post-fight interview he entered this bout with a cracked rib and likely broke it during the fight with War Machine in the course of a scramble.
This was Koppenhaver's first MMA bout since serving a year in jail for felony assault.
In co-main event action, former UFC middleweight champion Dave Manne was able to secure a submission victory over Texas regional staple Eric Davilla.
For a full write-up of the event, visit Texas MMA.
Full UWF 1 fight card results:
War Machine defeats Roger Huerta by TKO (strikes) in round 3. (time not available).
Dave Menne defeats Eric Davilla by submission (guillotine) in round 1 (time not available).
David Fuentes defeats Nick Gonzalez by TKO (doctor stoppage) in round 3 (time not available).
Scott Cleve defeats Derek Campos by split decision (scorecards not available).
Carlos Ferreira defeats Clinton Roberts by submission (rear naked choke) in round 2 (time not available).
Christopher Brooks defeats Victor Hernandez by split decision (scorecards not available).