Madtown Throwdown 27: Andrew Trace Destroys Bobby Galvan, Sets Up Rematch with Lenny Nelson (VIDEO)
For the past year Andrew Trace has been saying that his hands are as dangerous as his submission game. Well, the Ruff Dawg fighter proved as much last night with a dominating first-round stoppage over Bobby Galvan at Madtown Throwdown 27.
Continuing his supremacy over the Wisconsin welterweight division Trace pounded Galvan with a number of brutal uppercuts and strikes to the body before following him to the ground and securing a rear-naked choke.
Earning his seventh submission finish within the first round, Wisconsin's Fighter of the Year continued to assert himself as one of the Midwest's brightest prospects as well as setting up a can't miss title rematch with fellow Madtown Throwdown 27 winner Lenny Nelson.
When people look at the results of last night's co-main event it will read as another early submission win for Trace. But it was so much more than that.
Known as a slow-starter in the past, Trace exploded out of the blocks immediately targeting the body and chin of Galvan with brutal hooks and uppercuts. Just over a minute into the action it was evident that Galvan wanted no more.
The former Agallar Combative Systems fighter who now trains out of Roufusport dropped to the ground after receiving a series of uppercuts, a place no one wants to be against Trace. Trace pounced upon Galvan and sunk in a tight rear-naked causing the tap before the two-minute mark of the second frame.
With the win Trace continues his emergence as one of the most well rounded prospects to come out of Wisconsin in recent years. Equipped with a staggering ground game, formidable hands, and tough chin Trace looks to have all the tools to make a future run at a national organization.
The victory over Galvan earns Trace a future shot at familiar opponent Nelson with the Madtown Throwdown welterweight title on the line. The matchup would be one of the most anticipated in recent memory and here's to hoping that it comes to fruition.