October 13th, 2008  |  Published in FIGHTER NEWS, TOP STORY  |  12 Comments

Levon Maynard won big at UWC on Saturday October 11th. Maynard is one of the rising stars in the SuckerPunch stable and we are excited about his future in this sport. Here is what had to say about Levons performance at the UWC:

Welterweight LeVon Maynard, who has been sponsored by for several of his past fights, improved his pro record to 4-2 following a dominant TKO over Toby Johnson at 3:40 of round 1.

Johnson, who trains out of Albuquerque, N.M. with WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit, is considered a strong prospect in his own right and is known for having strong jiu-jitsu. However, he was no match for Maynard, who ended up in top position after Johnson clinched him up against the cage and failed in an attempt to score a trip takedown.

A poised and patient Maynard pressed Johnson against the cage and began to connect with short elbows before opening up with some vicious strikes that forced the referee to call a stop to the fight. For Maynard, it was his second consecutive win. Facing former EliteXC light heavyweight John Doyle this past August during a Combat Sports Challenge event in Colonial Heights, VA, Maynard won via first round submission just minutes into the bout.

by Sam Caplan had a lot to say about Levon. Read more…

Next stop, Chi-Town.

Photographs taken by Wartchow Photography and Ché Soliman


  1. tyburn says:

    October 13th, 2008at 5:58 pm(#)


    Levon won! You know it was free on Sherdog, and the dumbass that I am, fell asleep on Saturday after work and didnt wake until Sunday!! But I had messages from all unsundry. Brian told me over Myspace, and someone from the Forum…and I quote “Levon did good!” was the message I got from him! so ya making waves Mr Maynard!


  2. ZACH says:

    October 13th, 2008at 5:59 pm(#)

    Congrats on the big win Levon, you the man

  3. Paul says:

    October 13th, 2008at 8:30 pm(#)

    LeVon looked sharp on Saturday. Total domination. Great job, my man.

  4. Pete says:

    October 14th, 2008at 7:49 pm(#)

    That was the bomb that he had a Freedom Bail Bonding shirt on that company is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Big Frog says:

    October 14th, 2008at 8:39 pm(#)

    Man bro, you look great. I can’t wait to meet you and workout with you. see you soon. Celebrate, great win!!!

  6. Bartimus says:

    October 14th, 2008at 11:34 pm(#)

    From the pix looks like it was a hell of a fight. Congrats on the win, and like BIG FROM said celebrate the win.

  7. LeVon says:

    October 15th, 2008at 3:17 am(#)

    Thanks a lot for the support guys! I really had a blast on Saturday at the show. I never really got a chance to talk to Toby but he seemed like a good guy and I appreciate the fact that he accepted the match up.

    Prior to the match I knew that Toby loved to submit his opponents. I wanted to try to stay standing and go for a KO (They were giving KO bonuses) but I figured at some point he would want to close the distance, which he did when I went for a switch step left right combo. He pressed me against the cage but I was able to reverse the position and eventually get the top postion on the ground when he attempted a rolling kneebar. From there I basically maintained a top position and unloaded some elbows and punches until the ref stopped it. I felt I did a good job in the match and avoided taking damage from a well established oppponent.

    I definitely appreciate all the support I get from all you guys here at the SuckerPunch website, the sponsors, my coach (Mateo De Los Reyes), training partners (at Global Martial Arts and Combat Sports Center), and my family.

    It looks like I’ll be taking a trip to visit Jeff Curran and his team in Illinois two weeks from now. Maybe I should try out for TUF 9 while I am out there…

  8. Travis says:

    October 17th, 2008at 12:02 pm(#)

    Levon you should DEFINITELY try out for the Ultimate Fighter 9… With your insane cardio and technique you would be a heavy favorite… and you being so humble, laid back, and with your positive attitude they wouldn’t have to worry about you crying for your girlfriend, getting all drunk and crazy, and destroying the Ultimate fighter House lol.

  9. Shawn says:

    October 21st, 2008at 9:04 am(#)

    Congrats to LeVon. I have trained with him at Global Martial Arts and he is without a doubt one of the most humble, respectful guys I know. He would be a welcome addition and change for Dana White and the UFC. LeVon would just train and learn from the best trainers, not drink and destory the house and all that stuff. LeVon carries himself with honor and class, which would represent Dana White and the UFC well. Good luck in Chicago and break a leg, hopefully someone else’s, just kidding. Continue to be true to yourself and be a warrior in body and mind! Take Care!

  10. Rick says:

    October 23rd, 2008at 7:55 pm(#)

    Congrats on another awesome victory Levon! I don’t know of anyone who has a better work ethic and trains as hard as you. You definitely deserve it all. Looking forward to seeing you fight in the big leagues!

  11. vell says:

    October 24th, 2008at 9:34 pm(#)

    There only one word to describe Levon….MONSTER!
    Levon’s a true student of the game, and without a doubt UFC quality.
    But you don’t have to believe me…. Im sure Dana White will think likewise

  12. Tyburn says:

    November 10th, 2008at 1:10 pm(#)

    Wooohoooo…I finally got to watch it today…its on the front page of Sherdog again! welldone Levon!!!

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