Denver Merrifield-Nirva Wins Showdown Fight – Utah Mixed Martial Arts

Absolute MMA Fighter Denver Merrifield-Nirva

Sorry for the late post, gang. We wanted to make sure and share Denver’s performance at the latest Showdown Fights: Lightweight Championship. Denver fought a professional Utah Mixed Martial Arts match against Agustin Espinoza at Bantamweight, 135 lbs.

First round domination

The first round saw Denver pressuring his opponent as soon as the bell rang. Taking control of the center of the cage, Denver forced Augustin to the edge and immediately put him on the defensive. Pressure from punch and kick combinations gave Augustin little chance to use his heavy hands and aggressive style. Denver continued his assault, striking almost at will and taking no damage in the first round.

The second round had more action as Denver started to put more of his striking skills into play. Jumping knees, head kicks, and submissions dominated this round.

At one point, Denver had secured an armlock from the guard on Augustin. Showing great strength and determination, Augustin picked Denver up to slam him. As Denver was being lifted up, he changed his attack to a go-go plata. As Denver’s back hit the floor, he rolled Augustin to his back and it looked like he had the choke on!

Augustin managed to move just enough to avoid the choke which allowed Denver to transition to knee on the belly. From here he threw punches and elbows to set up a flawless arm bar. Herb Dean stopped the fight due to arm lock in the second round. Denver improved his record to 5-1 with this impressive victory.

Congratulations Denver!  Great fight! We are proud to have you represent Absolute MMA.