Last night Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Kendall Grove picked up his second straight victory since being released by the UFC after outpointing Japanese legend Ikuhisa Minowa in the main event of ProElite’s latest offering, a show also featuring Olympic wrestler Sara McMann in action against respected grappler Hitomi Akano as well as the semifinal round of the organization’s ongoing heavyweight tournament.
Grove dealt with little adversity throughout the bout with “Minowaman”, using his size to control the 36-year old in most positions while fending off the occasional submission attempt and doing damage whenever Minowa shot in for a takedown. The performance improved Grove’s overall record to 14-9 and gave him his first winning streak in nearly three years.
McMann was also impressive en route to a decision win, using her strength and athleticism to repeatedly put Akano on her back. The Silver Medalist is now 5-0 since transitioning to MMA.
Read below for a full list of results from ProElite: Grove vs. Minowa:
Sean Rush def. James Schulte via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Collin Mansanas def. Bryson Kamaka via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Toby Misech def. Steven Saito via TKO Round 1 (Strikes/Knees)
Tatsuya Mizuno def. Ilima Maiava via Submission Round 2 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Brent Schermerhorn def. Kaleo Gambill via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Patrick Cummins def. Tasi Edwards via Submission Round 1 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Ryan Martinez def. Cody Griffin via Unanimous Decision
Richard Odoms def. Jake Heun via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Sara McMann def. Hitomi Akano via Unanimous Decision
Kendall Grove def. Ikuhisa Minowa via Unanimous Decision
PHOTO CREDIT – PROELITE