It’s tornado season and Madison, Wisconsin’s Alton Cunningham is throwing punches like a twister ripping through a small farming community. The relentless MMA fighter recently beat out Ben Ross for the “3 Rivers Throwdown” Middleweight Championsip (August 22), bringing the illustrious belt back home to Mad City.

Alton stayed on his feet at Copeland Park in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, winning by KO/TKO in the first 0:28 seconds of the second round. He danced with Ross a little bit at the jump but then went in on him at the end of the first. After a quick break, it was all Cunningham. He pinned Ross up against the fence and let him have the business.

Don’t underestimate this fighter’s will to overcome the odds. Cunningham works as a machine operator at Clack Corporation and takes good care of his young boy, whilst training. The folks on Tapology didn’t think he was finna take it – only 29% predicted him to win. But despite predictions, the rising MMA star stayed true to his regimen at Perfect Moves Martial Arts in Madison, preparing for the match up. I see big things coming for the young phenom. He’s currently ranked #3 in Wisconsin, #4 in Minnesota and #26 in the Midwest at 4-1.

Also, I used to rap with Alton, aka Bo-Man, so look out for that collab in the future.