AUSTIN — Standouts Eric Yngsdal and Jeremy Beck were winners Friday night in front of a packed house at the Austin Holiday Inn Convention Center during a Brutaal Genesis event.
Beck successfully defended his Brutaal Genesis heavyweight title. And he needed just 30 seconds to do it.
Beck locked in a guillotine choke only a few seconds into the opening round, and challenger Chris Miller submitted at the 30-second mark.
Beck improved to 6-0, while Miller drops to 6-2.
For Yngsdal, it was just his second time in the cage. But for the second straight fight he scored a TKO victory.
This time Yngsdal was matched up against rookie Travis Sievek. Yngsdal pounded out Sievek at the 1:23 mark of the first round.
Overall, it was a rough night for the local fighters on the card.
Austin High School graduate Bobbe Dulitz squared off against La Crosse, Wis., native Ray Brinsko in a 145-pound showdown. Dulitz and Brinsko were fairly even in the first round, but Brinsko locked in a rear-naked choke in the second, and Dulitz was forced to tap out at the 1:57 mark.
Southland and Blooming Prairie standout Grant Meany also had a rough outing. His fight against Rochester's Ben Hoffman went to the second round, but in that frame Hoffman scored the TKO victory at the 2:05 mark.
Rochester's Zach Konken, who trains at Mario Roberto Jiu-Jitsu Academy, entered Friday's fight against Logan Schewe with an 0-0-1 record after fighting to a majority draw in his debut against Chris McCalister. Konken's second fight also would go to the judges' scorecards. And this time, Konken was on the wrong end of a split decision. One judge scored the fight 29-28 in Konken's favor, but the other two judges gave the fight to Schewe, 29-28.
Other winners Friday night included Corey Grzybowski, Netza Banuelos and Chris Voss.
Brutaal Genesis promoter Nick Gamst estimated that more than 350 people packed into the Convention Center on Friday night to watch the event.
Gamst has done the matchmaking for the upcoming event (June 19) at Treasure Island Resort and Casino.
Austin Holiday Inn Convention Center
Heavyweight — Jeremy Beck def. Chris Miller by submission due to a guillotine choke at :30 of first round.
165 — Eric Yngsdal def. Travis Sievek by TKO at 1:23 of first round.
175 — Logan Schewe def. Zach Konken by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
165 — Corey Grzybowski def. Deangelo Curtis by submission due to a guillotine choke at :59 of second round.
165 — Ben Hoffman def. Grant Meany by TKO at 2:05 of second round.
145 — Ray Brinsko def. Bobbe Dulitz by submission due to a rear-naked choke at 1:57 of second round.
155 — Netza Banuelos def. Dave Sell by TKO at 1:44 of second round.
Heavyweight — Chris Voss def. Andrew Lopez by submission due to a rear-baked choke at 2:05 of first round.