Danillo Villefort dominated Matt Horwich in the main event of Shark Fights 14 at the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas on Friday.
Villefort controlled the fight throughout in every aspect. On the feet the Brazilian landed clean combinations and damaging leg kicks. He prevented Horwich from taking him down while landing throws and takedowns of his own.
True to form, Horwich battled through and pressed forward. A back-elbow strike in the third round opened up a cut on his nose, but he tried to find a way to win until the final bell.
All three judge’s scorecards read “30-27” in favor of Villefort.
In the co-main event, highly regarded 125-pound fighter Tara LaRosa submitted Carina Damm early in the second round via heel hook.
Shark Fights 14 Official Results:
Danillo Villefort def. Matt Horwich by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tara LaRosa def. Carina Damm by submission (inverted heel-hook) at 0:28 of Round 2
Mike Bronzoulis def. Lucas Lopes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Eric Davila def. Alex Cisne by TKO (strikes) at 1:03 of Round 3
Gabe Vasquez def. Layne Hernandez by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:29 of Round 3
Joseph Sandoval def. Sean Shakour by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Quaint Kempf def. Donnie Frye by submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1
Derek Cansino def. Larry Garcia by unanimous decision
Ryan Benoit def. Matt Espinoza by TKO in Round 2
Matt Dodgen def. Gino Davila by unanimous decision
Mark Martinez def. Jonathan Valencia by submission (guillotine choke) in Round 1
Cesar Rodriguez Jr. def. Tommy Gomez by submission (armbar) in Round 1
Matt Hobar def. Jeremy Gauna by submission (rear naked choke) in Round 2