In the marathon that is mixed martial arts, a fighter must learn to walk before he can even run. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a wily veteran who’s pinpoint finishing accuracy has proven to be the final nail in the coffin for many an opponent. A professional mixed martial artist since February 2009 and representing Glory MMA and Fitness, Kevin Croom owns a 20-12 professional record in 32 overall bouts comprised of 10 submissions, six knockouts, and four decisions. Croom has fought for multiple MMA promotions throughout his time as a pro-MMA fighter including Legacy Fighting Alliance and Bellator MMA. Out of Croom’s 20 victories thus far, he has gone on to notch a finish in 16 of them with just four of the 20 receiving the full 15-minute treatment.
At Midwest Fight Leauge, he submitted Eddie Garando in the first round via rear-naked choke. Croom also tapped out Brian Davidson and Kody Frank. Then, he submitted JR Sotelo in the first round. Croom defeated Rodrigo Sotelo via unanimous decision. He defeated his next four opponents that included victories over Adam Rider and Nate Murdock. Croom defeated Javier Lujan via TKO in round one. He tapped out Dustin Philips via rear-naked choke in the first round at Titan FC 26. He defeated Deryck Ripley and Asian Toktarbaev. At Titan FC 27 Croom defeated Bryan Goldsby via unanimous decision. He knocked out Jacob Akin in the first round. Croom defeated Lenny Wheeler via TKO in the first round at Triumph FC 1 Inception, He submitted Cjay Hunter via rear-naked choke in round three. Croom defeated Derrick Minner via TKO in the second round at LFA 48. He tapped out Charles Bennett via rear-naked choke in round one at FAC 1 to pick up submission victory number 10 as a professional.
At Bellator 239, Croom took on Adil Benijilany and defeated him via split decision. The win earned Croom the fourth decision victory of his professional career. Veteran savy and a wealth of experience makes this pulse pounder from the show me state appointment viewing!