Jason “The Irish Bull” Fonzi of Valley Springs won the cruiserweight championship belt at the 209 Beatdown X mixed martial arts event on Saturday, September 21 in Modesto.

Fonzi, who trains with the Underground MMA/BusterNightHawk Fight Team, defeated previously unbeaten Henry Gomez by technical knockout in the third round.

“Jason trained his butt off for this fight and it paid off,” said Danny Gryder of Underground MMA and BusterNightHawk Fight Team.

Following the win, Fonzi thanked his teammates at Underground MMA for helping him prepare and making his dream a reality, his sponsor Fat Cat Tattoo of Sutter Creek, and his wife and family for all their support.