Top 5 Fights #3 – Dawson v Plazola: KC Fighting Alliance
KC Fighting Alliance will “Fight For The Cure” on Saturday night in Missouri, and fight fans will be treated to a stacked card featuring some very intriguing bouts and prospects.
In the main event of the evening, Lightweight prospect Grant Dawson will look to prove he is ready for the big show when he takes on late replacement Mike Plazola for the KCFA 155 pound title.
Dawson, a Nebraska native, is 10-1 in his professional MMA career, with an additional seven submission victories in his impressive amateur career. “The Prophet” is a finishing machine, having won all 10 of his bouts via knockout or submission.
At one point, Dawson had 14 straight victories via submission from his Amateur career into the start of his professional career. Suddenly, the grappling aficionado decided to keep his next few fights on the feet, which led to three impressive KO’s, but also saw him take his first knockout loss.
Dawson was initially slated to take on Nick Rhoads in what would have been an exceptional fight, but 12-5 Mike Plazola has decided to step in on very short notice to take a crack at Dawson and the chance at becoming the 155 pound champ.
Plazola was born in California, but fights out of Iowa. A natural 145’er, Plazola will be the smaller man inside the cage, but he won’t have to cut any weight heading into the title fight.
“Plazilla” has had a strange pro MMA career thus far. After five straight finish victories to kick off his promising career, Plazola lost four straight fights via submission, including losses to UFC veteran Marcus LeVesseur and Bellator veteran Brandon Girtz. Since then, Plazola has gone 7-1 with all of his victories being violent finishes.
Plazola’s five losses all came via submission, and with Dawson earning 14 over his career thus far, you can expect “Plazilla” to try to keep this fight on the feet. Even if he does, Dawson has proved he has the power to put his opponents away in devastating fashion.
This is Dawson’s fight to lose, but Plazola is most certainly a live dog. Expect to see a barnburner of a fight, capped off with a savage finish that will likely make GFL’s Top 5 highlights next week.