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Vanderford moves to middleweight, wins Bellator fight by TKO

A step up to middleweight didn’t slow down professional MMA fighter Austin Vanderford of Ninilchik. The 29-year-old bloodied and battered previously undefeated Joseph Creer of Georgia to win by second-round TKO at Bellator 225 in Samford, Connecticut. Vanderford improved to 8-0 as a pro, including 2-0 in Bellator. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Alaskan beat the 6-foot-4,… Read more »

Vanderford wins by 98-second KO, stays unbeaten as pro fighter

Ninilchik’s Austin Vanderford earned another win by stoppage over another solid opponent, helping the 28-year-old mixed martial arts fighter move to 6-0 for his professional career. The former NAIA wrestling champion out of Southern Oregon University knocked out Brazil’s Edmilson Freitas in just 98 seconds on the undercard of FFC 32 in Las Vegas, Nevada…. Read more »

Vanderford wins MMA fight in Contender Series, improves to 5-0

Austin Vanderford’s extensive background as a champion wrestler paved the way for the 28-year-old from Ninilchik to win his fifth straight pro mixed-martial arts fight. The former NAIA national champion and two-time state champion earned his second consecutive win via rear-naked chokehold as he got Angelo Trevino to tap midway through the second period. The… Read more »

Vanderford wins promotional debut for VFC by submission

Making his promotional debut for Victory Fighting Championship, welterweight prospect Austin Vanderford of Ninilchik overcame a slow start to come out victorious. The 27-year-old won by second-round submission over Kenny Licea in the opening fight of the VFC 59 card in Omaha, Nebraska. Vanderford, of Ninilchik High fame, improved to 3-0 since turning professional this… Read more »

Vanderford wins NAIA qualifier (Wrestling)

The 10th-ranked Southern Oregon University wrestling team captured another NAIA West Qualifying Group team championship recently, and Ninilchik’s Austin Vanderford was a big reason why the Raiders are on top. The 174-pounder was one of two Southern Oregon wrestlers to win his weight class, lifting the team to a 3-point win over eighth-ranked Montana State-Northern…. Read more »