There is nothing more enjoyable than the taste of home cooking to warm up a mixed martial artist’s weary and depleted soul after baptizing their body in MMA’s altar of fire. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a no-nonsense midwestern sergeant looking to school his foe in the art of the beatdown and show the world why he is the top boss in all of the Midwest in the headliner of Lights Out Championship 7 on February 8 from the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids Michigan. A professional since March 2016 and representing Michigan Top Team, Kenny Cross owns a 9-3 record in 12 professional contests comprised of five knockouts and four submissions. Cross has gone on to finish all nine of his professional victories and has fought on numerous regional promotions in his home state of Michigan including Warrior Xtreme, Knockout Promotions and Lights Out Championship.
In his MMA debut at Knockout Promotions 48, he faced Bowe Vincent Jr and would go on to defeat him via TKO in the first round. Cross submitted his next two opponents in Ryse Brink Jabour and Rich Stafford. Then at Knockout Promotions 61, he submitted Chris Reid in the first round via arm-triangle choke. Cross also defeated Alexander Trevino via TKO in round one at Knockout Promotions 62. He submitted Aaron Smith via rear-naked choke in the first round at Total Warrior Combat. At Lights Out Championship 3 Cross defeated Erick Lora in the first round. He also defeated Luke Hnevsa via TKO in round one at Warrior Wednesday 5.
In the co-main event of Lights Out Championship 6, Cross faced Jonas Flok and defeated him in the third round to earn the fifth knockout victory of his professional career. At Lights Out Championship 7 on February 8, he will face Robert Hale for the Lights Out Championship lightweight title. Good luck Kenny!