Pat Healy wins unanimous decision over Lyle Beerbohm.
In a night of submission finishes at “ShoMMA 14: Beerbohm vs. Healy,” main event fighters Pat Healy and Lyle Beerbohm put on a fifteen minute grappling display for the ages.
The first round was close with Beerbohm scoring with a big slam and effective combinations on his feet.
Healy battled back in the second stanza placing Beerbohm in a near fight ending inverted triangle and kimura attempt to close out the round.
The fight featured incredible scrambles and transitioning positions throughout the bout. When it was all said and done, Healy handed Beerbohm his first career loss. It went the distance with the judges rendering a unanimous decision win in favor of Healy.
Asked about a rematch following the fight, Healy said, “I don’t care. I’d love to do it.”
“He talked a lot of trash, and I said to myself, when I win I’m going to get on the mic and throw it back, but I’m not going to sink to that level, “ said Healy. “Good fight to Lyle, and if they want a rematch, any time.”
“I think I out-worked him, out hustled him, won the exchanges on the feet, and that’s where I took it. I had a couple of real close submissions.”
While Healy is open to a rematch with Beerbohm, he’s eyeing the winner of Jorge Masvidal and Billy Evangelista that takes place on March 5 in Columbus, Ohio.
“I’d really like that fight, “ said Healy in his post-fight interview. “They both beat my brother. Being a proud Irishman I want that revenge for the family.”
Healy trained with former UFC lightweight and welterweight titleholder B.J. Penn leading up to the fight with Beerbohm, and attributed some of the submission attempts to his time spent with Penn.
“A couple of those rear naked, modified things that I had I learned from him. He showed me how to train like a champ and act like one.”