Two of Checkmat’s fighters – Cole Smith and David Perron – were triumphant at Battlefield Fight League 52 on November 18. Cole “The Cole Train” Smith put his BFL bantamweight belt on the line against Tyler Dolby. Although the bout was originally slated to be the co-main event, an injury caused Chris Anderson to pull out of his fight against Matt Dwyer, making the Bantamweight title fight the new main event.
Cole made short work of his challenger, catching him in an armbar 3:13 minutes into first round, retaining his bantamweight belt. With this win, Cole continues his undefeated record (4-0).
Meanwhile, MMA veteran David “Showtime” Perron (9-7) went up against Mike Dubois (6-3) in a 180 lb bout. Dave submitted his opponent by a guillotine choke at minute 1:29 of the first round.