In the duration a basketball team is allotted to dribble a ball from one end of the court to the other and score, Jordan “Bomaye” Williams (6-2) claimed the Dragon House Middleweight Championship after bouncing his opponent’s head off the canvas at Dragon House MMA 28.
March 24, 2018 marked nearly two years since Williams last competed, and the twenty-seven-year-old didn’t waste a moment to execute his offense. Plagued by injury and a strenuous cut to 170-pounds, Williams welcomed the opportunity to landmark his place as a dangerous middleweight by facing Alex Lopez in the main event of Dragon House MMA’s ten-year anniversary event.
As soon as Dragon House MMA, voted NorCal MMA’s 2017 Professional Promotion of the Year, published the featured attraction between Williams and Lopez on their YouTube channel (link here), it became NorCal MMA’s KO of the Day:
Everyone’s blood inside San Francisco’s Kezar Pavilion surged in the wake of Williams’ twenty-four second knockout. Although it appeared the only thing coursing through Williams’ veins was ice, the notable contender out of Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance, in reality, suffers with diabetes. In an interview with Jason Floyd (link here) of the MMA Report, the newly crowned champ described how he copes with the disease on a day-to-day basis. He shared, “I’m a type-1 diabetic. I deal with the needle injections. Every meal, before each weight cut, I’m constantly checking my blood sugars and regulating; it’s just part of being a pro athlete. I’m a pro with my health.”
The move to 185-pounds—especially considering how massive Williams was for his previous weight class and the meticulous care required to properly monitor his diabetes—proved wise. Exiting Dragon House 28 unscathed with the belt around his waist, the former Division-1 All-American wrestler already has the next destination in his crosshairs: Bellator 199 on May 12th.
This year has begun with a bang for Williams, and any promotion contracting his talents will lock the potential for a performance of the night in their proving ground.