On Saturday, July 13, Denver’s Prize Fighting Championship hosted its second event, dubbed Sims vs. Wildman from the Magness Arena.

In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Tony Sims put his 155-pound strap on the line against WEC and EliteXC veteran Thomas “Wildman” Denny. Sims earned the title with a first-round knockout of Chase Hackett in January. The 42-year-old Denny entered the fight on a two-fight skid.

Also on the card were two additional professional title bouts. The promotion’s featherweight belt was up for grabs between undefeated Jarred Mercado and Ricky Musgrave, while bantamweight gold was at stake between Ricky Johnson and Josh Huber.

The night’s main card also featured Ultimate Fighter 17 veteran Gilbert “Jamal” Smith, who faced off with fellow middleweight Jason Lee.

In all, 12 bouts filled the card, with an even split between professional and amateur contests. The promotion’s amateur middleweight and light heavyweight titles were also on the line at the event.

Tony Sims def. Thomas Denny by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 1:08 – for lightweight title
Jarred Mercado def. Ricky Musgrave by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) – for featherweight title
Josh Huber def. Ricky Johnson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – for bantamweight title
Gilbert Smith def. Jason Lee by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 3:36
Chino Montoya def. Kris Hocum by submission (anaconda choke). Round 2, 2:25
Alonso Garcia def. Justin Moss by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 4:53
Jeremiah Talley def. Andrew Lipp by submission (triangle choke). Round 1 – for middleweight amateur title
Don Westman def. Kevin Fenty by submission (leg lock). Round 3, 0:38 – for light heavyweight amateur title
J Keven Hernandez def. Jorge Dominguez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (a)
Peter Straub def. Sam Fernandez by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 1:57 (a)
Zac Walsh def. Will Najera by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 0:44 (a)
Mark Huerta def. Marvel Williams by submission (anaconda choke). Round 2, 1:19 (a)

Photo: Tony Sims (L) faces off with Thomas “Wildman” Denny (Hoodlum Photography)

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