Nick Gaston


Nick Gaston
Nick Gaston
Other names Afrozilla
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 255 lb (116 kg; 18.2 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Wrestling, Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Team 8+8 Striking Systems
Years active 2009-Present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 5
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 1
By knockout 1
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Nick "Afrozilla" Gaston is an American mixed martial artist who has fought exclusively for King of the Cage and is currently signed to Japanese promotion DREAM.[1] Gaston also appeared on MTV’s reality show Bully Beatdown.

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Mixed martial arts career

Before making his professional debut, Gaston was a walk on for the Ohio State University’s wrestling team and amassed a 4-2 amateur mixed martial arts record.

King of the Cage

He made his professional mixed martial arts debut against former NFL wide receiver Michael Westbrook.[2][3]

In his second professional mixed martial arts bout he faced Boban Simic at KOTC: Distorted winning the bout via Unanimous Decision.[4]

He next faced Mike Guidry at KOTC: Legacy winning via Submission (Keylock) in the first round.[5]

He fought against Ultimate Fighter alumnus Darrill Schoonover at KOTC: Honor winning via TKO in the second round.[6]

Gaston next faced Josh Watson at KOTC: Infusion and won via Submission.[7]

Gaston then faced Jerry Burns at KOTC - Underground 66 winning via TKO (Punches) in the first round.[8]

Gaston fought Tyler East for the KOTC Heavyweight Championship[9] at KOTC - Epic Force and lost via TKO (Punches) in the second round.[10]

DREAM

Gaston was scheduled to face UFC veteran Todd Duffee at DREAM.17 on July 16th.[11] However, Duffee pulled out of the bout due to injury.[12]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5-1 (1) United States Tyler East TKO (punches) KOTC: Epic Force 02011-06-24 June 24, 2011 2 2:40 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States For KOTC Heavyweight Championship
Win 5–0 (1) United States Jerry Burns TKO (punches) KOTC: Underground 66 02011-04-02 April 2, 2011 1 2:34 Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States
Win 4–0 (1) United States Josh Watson Submission (rear-naked choke) KOTC: Infusion 02010-11-13 November 13, 2010 2 3:13 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 3–0 (1) United States Darrill Schoonover TKO (doctor stoppage) KOTC: Honor 02010-05-14 May 14, 2010 2 3:13 Mescalero, New Mexico, United States
Win 2–0 (1) United States Mike Guidry Submission (keylock) KOTC: Legacy 02010-03-26 March 26, 2010 1 4:49 Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 (1) United States Boban Simic Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Distorted 02009-10-01 October 1, 2009 3 3:00 Highland, California, United States
NC 0–0 (1) United States Michael Westbrook No Contest (accidental groin strike) KOTC: Connection 02009-07-18 July 18, 2009 1 1:04 Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, United States

References

  1. ^ "Nick Gaston Professional MMA record". http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Nick-Gaston-37462. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "KOTC - Connection Results". http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Connection-10527. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "MMA Prospect Nick Gaston: “A year from now I’ll be one of the biggest names in MMA”". http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/07/17/mma-prospect-nick-gaston-a-year-from-now-ill-be-one-of-the-biggest-names-in-mma/. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "KOTC - Distorted Results". http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Distorted-11113. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ [http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Legacy-13038 "KOTC - Legacy Results"]. http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Legacy-13038. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "KOTC - Honor Results". http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Honor-13441. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  7. ^ [http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Infusion-15069 "KOTC - Infusion Results"]. http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Infusion-15069. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "KOTC - Underground 66 Results". http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Underground-66-15846. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Two title fights headline “King of the Cage: Epic Force” June 24 in Oklahoma". http://prommanow.com/index.php/2011/06/20/two-title-fights-headline-king-of-the-cage-epic-force-june-24-in-oklahoma/. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "KOTC - Epic Force Results". http://www.sherdog.com/events/KOTC-Epic-Force-17086. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Heavyweights Duffee, ‘Afrozilla’ Clash in Dream on July 16". http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Heavyweights-Duffee-Afrozilla-Clash-in-Dream-on-July-16-33196. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  12. ^ http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/6759079/todd-duffee-withdraws-dream-17-heavyweight-bout-nick-gaston

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