MMA fighters often work the grind of the regional circuit for many a moon before getting swept up in the storm of the major leagues. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet an anaconda of winter whose grip of ice takes more than just limbs. A professional since September 2015 and representing Chosen Few Gym, Mark Lemminger owns a 10-1 record in 11 professional bouts comprised of four knockouts, three submissions and three decisions. Lemminger has fought for various professional leagues including Legacy Fighting Alliance. 70 per cent of his wins as a professional mixed martial artist thus far have ended in a finish. Lemminger has also competed with several regional promotions in his home state of Wisconsin including Chosen Few Fighting Championships and Pure FC.
In his MMA debut at Chosen Few Fighting Championships 6, he defeated Jake Erickson via TKO in the first round. Lemminger also defeated his next two foes in Cole Wilken and Jeremiah Denson. Then at CFFC 9, he defeated Rex Griepertrop via TKO in round one. Lemminger submitted Brandon Suber in the third round at CFFC 10. in the main event of Pure FC 7 he faced Frank Schuman and went on to defeat him via TKO in the second round. Lemminger defeated his next two opponents via decision in Patrick Delgado via split decision at CFFC 12 and Rocky Edwards at CFFC 15 via unanimous decision respectively. For his one and only outing with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 70 he took on Issac Steele and tapped him out in the second round to pick up his third submission win as a professional.
At Final Fighting Championship 40, Lemminger faced Ben Egli and went on to defeat him via unanimous decision to earn the third decision victory of his professional career. With a finishing rate of 70 per cent Lemminger’s ice wave of frozen rage can strike when a foe least expects it to come to be it a multi-round stand and bang chess match or the icy lock-in grip of a crushing submission!