Nick Sperling of Grass Valley won a mixed martial arts bout against Eddie Nishimoto of Lodi Saturday night at the Thunder Valley Casino.
Fighting the 130-pound weight class, Sperling, an instructor at Powerhouse MMA Training Center in Grass Valley, and his combatant exchanged some brief striking before Sperling picked Nishimoto up and slammed him to the ground.
Nishimoto tried to fight off Sperling’s submission attempts as the round continued, but in the final moments, Sperling secured mount position and finished his opponent off with ground and pound strikes to the face.
The doctor didn’t allow Nishimoto to answer the bell for the second round. The fights were promoted by Gladiator Challenge.