SNMMA: Tuchscherer stops Hinkle, Lentz defeats Fickett


North Dakota-native Chris Tuchscherer  captured the first Sovereign Nations Mixed Martial Arts (SNMMA) title by defeating veteran heavyweight Brandon “The Iron Lion” Lee Hinkle, headlining “Beatdown 4” last Saturday night before a sold-out crowd at 4 Bears Casino in New Town, North Dakota.

SNMMA links federally recognized tribes throughout the United States and Canada. SNMMA’s mission is to develop, promote and help regulate mixed-martial-arts in a fair and professional manner by federally recognized tribes that are sovereign nations.

Former NCAA, Division II wrestling champion Hinkle (14-10-1, 8 (T)KO, 4 Submissions), fighting out of Columbus, Ohio, didn’t have any answers for 2-time NCAA, Div. II All-America wrestler Tuchscherer (16-1-0, 5 (T)KOs, 7 Submissions), who hails from nearby Fargo.

Tuchscherer, who trains regularly with UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in Minneapolis, controlled the action from start to finish, which came at 4:43 of the fourth round, when the referee stopped the fight due to a series of damaging strikes.

“Chris is a great athlete who takes the sport and his career very serious like a true professional must in order to have any kind of future in this demanding sport,” SNMMA president Pat Packineau said. “The SNMMA is honored to have the heavyweight title go to a person such as Chris Tuchscherer, who respects what the sport has to offer as he continues his journey to become one of the top fighters in the world.”

Minnesota Martial Arts Academy welterweight Nick “The Carnie” Lentz (15-3-1) won a three-round unanimous decision against ex-UFC fighter Drew Fickett (36-11-0) in the co-feature.  Fickett has been in a slump recently – losing five of his last six bouts.

Main Event

Chris Tuchscherer defeats Branden Lee Hinkle by TKO (Strikes) in Round 4, 4:43
(Tuchscherer wins SNMAA heavyweight title)

Karl Knothe submits Jessie Wallace via Arm Lock in Round 1, 3:28

Seth Harrison submts Tyler Barth by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:37

Bruce Nelson defeats Jim Miltonberger by TKO in Round 1, 2:46

Dane Sayers submits Shane Deezee by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 1:12

Josh Rosaaen submits Andrew Kapel by Arm Bar in Round 1, 4:05

Nick Lentz defeats Drew Fickett by Decision

Marshall Martin submits Dan Casey by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 1:34

Pablo Garza defeats Jon Knutson by Decision

Yaolzin Meza submits Travis Reddinger by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:40

Clint Godfrey submits Rich Taylor by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2, 1:09

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