Saturday, December 29, 2007

Green Bay’s Jesse Veium comes up short against Travis Wiuff

Last night Green Bay’s Jesse Veium fought for the Light Heavyweight Championship against Rochester, Minnesota resident Travis Wiuff in the International Fighting Organization or IFO. The fight, which was featured as the main event took place at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Veium took the fight on very short notice and was a late replacement for Cyrille Diabate who pulled out of the fight due to an ankle injury.

Veium was not able to deal with the size, strength, and experience disadvantage he was giving up to the seasoned Travis Wiuff. Wiuff won the bout at 3:25 in round one via TKO.

Here is the fight breakdown according to’s Mike Sloan:

”He scooped up and slammed Veium down hard to the canvas mere seconds into
the contest. From there Wiuff systematically worked for proper position and
leverage. Veium tried to posture up along the fence and sweep his more muscular
opponent to no avail.

Wiuff's immense strength kept Veium pinned along the fence, and once Wiuff
saw some daylight, he exploded with an onslaught of elbows and punches. After
several of the strikes were blocked, a few found their home on Veium's face,
which opened up the floodgates for utter bombardment.

The brutal assault continued until referee Mario Yamasaki had no choice but
to rescue the ravaged Veium.”

With the win, Wiuff retains his IFO Light Heavyweight Championship and ups his record to (49-11). Wiuff won the IFO title in September by defeating Sean Salmon.

Jesse Veium (13-3) is slated to fight next on the Madtown Throwdown card on January 11, 2008. No opponent or fight card has been listed on the promotions website, but we will keep you up to date when and if the information becomes available.

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