Jorge Masvidal is growing his combat sports empire and adding MMA to his collection. His rebrand of the iKON brand kicks off tonight with Jorge Masvidal’s iKON FC 1, based in West Palm Beach, Florida. The card kicks off at 7pm ET/4pm PT on UFC Fight Pass, and MMA Sucka will have all of the coverage right here.
In the main event, former UFC fighter Jared Gooden (18-7) begins the next leg of his career by taking on “Uncaged” Aaron Highbaugh (9-4). Gooden went 1-3 for the UFC, most recently losing a decision to Randy Brown after previously picking up a highlight-reel knockout against Niklas Stolze at UFC Vegas 33. After three straight decisions to start his professional career, Highbaugh has not seen the judges’ scorecards since then.
Also on the card is a battle between undefeated prospects SD Dumas (3-0) and DeWitt Dixon (1-0) in the co-main event. “The Reaper” Dumas has not been to a decision in his three professional outings, and “Crazy Cat” Dixon has finished all but one of his fights across his professional and amateur career in the first round, with the other finish coming very quickly in the second round.
At heavyweight, Gamebred FC 3 participants Hamdy Abdelwahab (0-0) and Dustin Clements (4-4) will face off. Abdelwahab is a former Olympic wrestler from Egypt who scored two sub-minute KO victories in bare-knuckle MMA and makes his official professional MMA debut against Clements, who also scored a quick knockout in his last bare-knuckle MMA outing and has faced Bellator vets Steve Mowry and Said Sowma.
iKON FC 1 RESULTS
Jared Gooden def. Aaron Highbaugh via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
SD Dumas def. Dewitt Dixon via KO (Head Kick) at :59 of round 1
Hamdy Abdelwahab def. Dustin Clements via TKO (Leg Injury) at 3:25 of round 3
Dave Gladfelter def. Dylan Budka via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:39 of round 3
Amun Cosme def. Alexander Schenk via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Luis Hernandez def. Nolan Legg via TKO (Ground and Pound) at 3:20 of round 1
Mansher Khera def. Travis Floyd via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:13 of round 2