For heavyweights, being large and in charge instills fear in those who are less seasoned in terms of cage time. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a pitbull of Northeastern MMA showing the latest generation that his bite can inflict serious damage on those who fail to make a passing grade. A professional mixed martial artist since October 2007 and representing Thornton Martial Arts, Parker Porter holds a 10-6 record through 16 professional bouts comprised of five knockouts, three submissions, and two decisions. Porter fought for many promotions including CES MMA prior to debuting with the UFC at UFC 252 in August 2020 and has finished eight out of his 10 victories over the course of his journey as a pro-MMA fighter so far. Porter is currently 1-1 under the UFC banner.
In his MMA debut, he knocked out Kiplagott Stewart in the third round. Porter also defeated his next three foes that included wins over Lee Beane and Randy Smith. He knocked out Mike Dexter in round one at Reality Fighting. Then at Bellator 140, Porter submitted Eric Bedard in the second round via keylock. He defeated JA Dudley via TKO in round three. At CES MMA 56, Porter tapped out Kevin Ray Sears via kimura in the second round. He defeated Brazilian submission specialist Dirlei Broenstrup via TKO in the third round at CES MMA 58 to pick up his fifth knockout win as a professional.
In his second appearance with the UFC at UFC On ESPN 18, he defeated Josh Parisian via unanimous decision, The victory earned Porter the second decision win of his professional career. He also picked up win number one under the banner of the UFC in the process. With an 80 percent finish rate, all bets are off when this alpha dog of the Northeast gets turned loose on the competition!