Vaughn wins entertaining finale at Front Street Fights

Boise, ID (8/15/14) –Colton Vaughn rebounded after a tough first round, getting the best of George Stork in the second round in the Main Event at Friday’s Front Street Fights, presented by Bodybuilding.com, in front of nearly 2,000 fans at CenturyLink Arena.

Vaughn (6-4) was in real trouble midway through the first round after Stork (7-9) landed a series of big right hands.  The 23-year-old was able to survive until the end of the first round before taking control in the second.  Vaughn got Stork on his back and pinned both of the 31-year-old’s arms before going to work with repeated elbows to the side of Stork’s head.  Vaughn was able to open two severe cuts on Stork, causing the referee to stop the fight at the 2:25 mark of the second period.

In the co-main event, Talon Hofman (7-7) fought a technically-sound fight in defeating Matt May (12-5) via unanimous decision.  It was the second fight for these two, with Hofman winning both via unanimous decision.

In the other professional fights, Joe Hamilton of Twin Falls landed a big right knee on Boise’s Brendon Raftery late in the first round to take control, scoring a win in his first professional fight when Raftery was unable to answer the bell for the third round.  Nineteen-year-old Josh Wick of Boise (2-1) won a highly-entertaining fight over Lonny Burton via submission at the 57-second mark of the second round to earn “Fight of the Night” honors and Jason Gray spoiled the pro debut of Boise’s Matt Jones with a unanimous decision.

Sammy Olveda (Boise, ID), Vince Morales (Ontario, OR) and Tony Billingsley (Boise, ID) each won their bouts on the amateur undercard.

The full fight card:

Amateur: Sammy Olveda (Boise, ID) d. Josh Torres (Caldwell, ID); knockout, 0:55, 1st round
Amateur: Vince Morales (Ontario, OR) d. Leon Taylor (Nampa, ID); knockout, 0:52, 3rd round
Amateur: Tony Billingsley (Boise, ID) d. Chris Bateman (Idaho Falls, ID); submission, 2:36, 1st round
Professional: Jason Gray (Enumclaw, WA) d. Matt Jones (Boise, ID); unanimous decision
Professional: Josh Wick (Boise, ID) d. Lonny Burton (Boise, ID); submission, 0:57, 2nd round
Professional: Joe Hamilton (Twin Falls, ID) d. Brendon Raftery (Boise, ID); Raftery unable to continue after second round
Co-Main Event: Talon Hofman (Burns, OR) d. Matt May (Meridian, ID); unanimous decision
Main Event: Colton Vaughn (Nampa, ID) d. George Stork (Pasco, WA); knockout, 2:25, 2nd round

All fights were sanctioned by the Idaho State Athletic Commission.

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