EliteXC-contracted heavyweight Dave Herman is not allowing ProElite’s recent demise to keep him idle. Competing on Saturday night for the Austin-based “King of Kombat” promotion, Herman headlined the show in a bout against former IFO heavyweight champion Chris Guillen.
Guillen, who reportedly was originally set to face former UFC veteran Sam Hoger, was TKO’d by Herman just one minute and 32 seconds into the face after the referee called a stop to the fight while Herman was delivering unanswered strikes.
The win improved Herman’s record to 13-0 with twelve of his victories coming by the way of finishes in the first round. After feasting on unproven competition in the Midwest, Herman taken a step up in competition in 2008 and is primed for a big campaign in 2009.
Making his EliteXC debut this past February in Miami during the promotion’s “Street Certified” event, Herman TKO’d former BodogFIGHT veteran and current American Top Team heavyweight Mario Rinaldi.
The former Indiana University-Bloomington wrestling product returned to the cage during EliteXC’s “Return of the King” event in Hawaii this past June. Facing former UFC and PRIDE competitor Ron Waterman, Herman needed just two minutes and 19 seconds to record a first round TKO over the veteran.
Herman then headlined a ShoXC event on Oct. 10 against season two veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Kerry Schall. In what could go down in the final match in EliteXC history, Herman utilized a combination of punches and knees to record a TKO victory over Schall in just one minute and six seconds.
By adding Guillen to his resume of defeated opponents, Herman could be positioning himself for a strong offer from a major national promotion such as the UFC, Affliction, or Strikeforce, in the event that he is granted free agency.