Jardine Pounds Lofton, Holm Hot in MMA Debut at ‘Double Threat’

By Tristen Critchfield

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For Keith Jardine, it was another step on the road back to the UFC. For Holly “Hottie” Holm, it was a rousing beginning to her mixed martial arts career.

Both Jardine and Holm were victorious in their co-featured bouts as part of Fresquez Productions’ “Double Threat” at the Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque on Friday night. Jardine earned a stoppage victory over Austin, Texas‘ Aron Lofton at 3:30 of the opening round in their light heavyweight match. Meanwhile, Holm staggered Wisconsin native Christina “Machine Gun” Domke with leg kicks throughout their 135-pound tussle, the last of which left the Wisconsin native unable to stand, giving the boxing star a knockout triumph at 3:58 of the second round in the night’s co-feature.

Jardine has been known for his tendency to engage in striking wars in recent bouts, but in the first fight in his hometown since 2004, “The Dean of Mean” took a different approach.

 

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