Logan Storley, four-time NCAA All-American at the University of Minnesota, won his second professional mixed martial arts match at Resurrection Fighting Alliance's RFA 32 event at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minn., Friday night.
The former Gopher mat star scored a first-round TKO over Marc "the Pummel" Hummel, who was making his professional MMA debut.
"Power MMA welterweight Logan Storley (2-0) showed the best of his team's wrestling pedigree, taking Marc Hummel (0-1) down early," MMAJunkie.com reported, referring to Power MMA & Fitness in Phoenix, where Storley works out with UFC veterans -- and former Arizona State wrestlers - Ryan Bader and C.B. Dolloway. "But he did one better when on the mat, unloading a flurry of punches that amazingly didn't draw a stoppage until the 3:17 mark of the first."
Storley wasn't the only fighter to make short work of his opponent Friday night. Four of the six top matches at RFA 32 ended in the first round.
After the win, Storley posted this message on his Twitter account: "I want to thank everyone for the support tonight! Felt great to get out there again and get the Win!"
It was the second TKO victory for Storley, who announced his decision to go pro in MMA back in April after having three amateur bouts. The Webster, S.D. native and former Golden Gopher wrestlerr scored a first-round TKO via punches over fellow South Dakotan Bill Mees at 2:32 at RFA 29 in Sioux Falls, S.D. in August.
Storley's second pro MMA match was held only about a half-hour from the University of Minnesota, where he became only the tenth Golden Gopher grappler to become a four-time NCAA Division I All-American, racking up four top-six finishes in the 174-pound weight class. Storley was also a four-time placer at the Big Ten conference championships, making it to the finals in 2012. Storley completed his collegiate career with an overall record of 119-27.
Prior to wrestling at Minnesota, Storley was a six-time South Dakota state champ at Webster High School, the same alma mater as Brock Lesnar, who, after winning the heavyweight title at the University of Minnesota in 2000, went on to find fame and fortune in both the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) and WWE.