MMA can deal with the fighters that constantly grind without complaint the cruelest blows if they stray from the gameplan due to their inner demons. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a cobra of blood ready to issue a dangerous omen to Midwestern MMA with his soul-draining squeeze thanks to a crafty yet unorthodox ground assault from every direction. A professional mixed martial artist since October 2016 and representing Drive MMA, Donnie Ballou owns a 7-4 record with all seven of his victories as a pro-MMA fighter coming via submission. Ballou has spent the bulk of his professional tenure with HR MMA. He has finished 100 percent of his wins during his time in the professional MMA ranks thus far with seven first-round finishes. Ballou has yet to make it onto the scorecards in his career so far as a professional mixed martial artist. All seven of Ballou’s wins during his pro career thus far have come before the close of the opening round.
In his MMA debut at HR MMA 84, he faced Dustin Bertch and went on to tap him out in the first round. Ballou also submitted his next three opponents that included wins over Loyd Thornton and Eugene Barrett. Then at HR MMA 105, he tapped out Robert Walker iii in the first round via rear-naked choke. Ballou submitted Joshua Ricci via brabo choke in the first round at Premier FC 30.
At HR MMA 117, he submitted Nikolai Gionti via armbar in the first round. The victory earned Ballou the seventh submission win of his professional career. With a crushing hold and unique methods of attack, any hope of victory is sunk once this snake of Ohio wraps foes in the death grip and begins his squeeze of constriction!
Donnie’s first-round submission victory over Nikolai Gionti at HR MMA 117