Monday, July 7, 2008

Aaron “Tower” Toll of Unified Martial Arts set to make his pro debut

Aaron “Tower” Toll of Unified Martial Arts in Fond du Lac is set to make his pro debut at Gladiators – Fight Night at the Fair on Monday, August 4th. His opponent will be undefeated heavyweight fighter Isaac Krull of Roufusport. Toll has been involved with MMA and BJJ for less than a year but has had incredible success as an amateur fighter compiling an MMA of (3-0), fighting in as many organizations as he has fights.

Toll made his debut at Evolution Fighting Championships (EFC) in West Bend on May 2nd defeating Bill Schmidt of Team Akuma in 1:00 in the first round via TKO. Toll would fight again on May 24th defeating Danny Renteria of Sharkbite MMA with a TKO stoppage due to strikes at 2:59 in the first round. Most recently, Toll defeated Jon Bock at Titletown Combat Championships with a rear naked choke submission in only 49 seconds in the first round.

Toll was a division 3 state champion wrestler at Laconia High School in Rosendale, Wisconsin in 2007 at 285lbs, as well as a runner-up in 2006 at 275lbs. With limited BJJ experience Toll has found success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as submission grappling. In February of this year, Toll decisioned Matt Cantwell at the Shortyz Fights in a submission grappling match. In the same month at King Grappler in Madison, Wisconsin, Toll won the intermediate no-gi at 220 to 240lbs by defeating Roman Villalobos. In the expert no-gi 220-240lb weight class, Toll took second place to BJJ black belt, Eric Schafer. Toll made a name for himself within the grappling community by outpointing the very talented and more experienced, Travis Hanson of Fox Valley Grappling Club.

The bout with Isaac Krull at Gladiators – Fight Night at the Fair will be at heavyweight. Krull is as big as they come for heavyweight opponents and will present quite a challenge for anyone’s professional debut. Krull is coming off a TKO victory over Terry “The Whole F’in Show” Kleiman of Green Bay at Combat USA in January. It took Krull just over a minute to destroy the almost 400lb Kleiman. Krull has been sidelined since the bout and has not seen action in the cage in over six months. Krull has also fought for several organizations including Konquer the Kage, Combat USA, and Gladiators Fighting Series compiling a (3-0) MMA record according to various databases.

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