Driller Promotions has announced the full line-up for “A-Town Throwdown XII” and it promises to be another stellar show. Two title fights and over 20 MMA bouts are scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 16th in Austin, MN. The main event features two explosive wrestler-strikers as Valhalla Combat’s Damion “The Wolverine” Hill (12-8) of Brooklyn Park, MN meets Iron Works Training Center co-owner Nick Ammerman (3-0). Fan and insider predictions for the welterweight showdown appear to be split down the middle.

Damion Hill

Damion Hill after winning the Savage Entertainment lightweight title in 2016.

Damion Hill, 25, says that Taekwondo was his first introduction into self defense as a kid before he began wrestling in middle school. “The Wolverine” then studied Judo with coach James Clark when he was 17 and had already had his first MMA fight by the age of 18. Not only is Hill a veteran of 20 professional MMA bouts, but he’s also boxed professionally 16 times against local and Nationally ranked prospects. Hill leaves everything in the cage when he competes and is a dangerous opponent for anyone, especially when given this much time to prepare for a fight.

My opponent looks like he should be an NFL linebacker, but doesn’t move as well” said Hill.  “He seems like he likes to stand but I don’t think he has any type of stand up background and you can see it in his fights. I believe he’s only a stand up fighter because he has no ground game. Honestly the fans should expect an early finish. I see me ending it two ways. Either him submitting to strikes or tapping out to my triangle. Either way, it’s gonna be my hand raised at the end of the night. He’s going to expect me to stand and probably doesn’t respect my wrestling. But I’m ready to show the new Damion.”

36 year old Nick Ammerman is best known for his high level wrestling background. He was a respected high school wrestler that went on to become a 2X all American in College. Ammerman is the head coach of the Holmen, Wisconsin youth wrestling team and co-owner of Iron Works Training Center. However, it was Ammerman’s patience, explosiveness, and striking that left his last opponent flattened out cold this past April. Ammerman has recently rejuvenated his MMA career which began in 2009.


Nick Ammerman

Nick Ammerman pictured signing his contract to face Damion Hill.

At 36, I found that I have more energy and am much more mentally tough than I have ever been” said Ammerman. “I feel like I’ve healed up old injuries, so I made a choice to start fighting again in competition. I’ve never left the gym this whole time since taking a break from competition. I was helping the young guys and trying to build a fight team and by doing this, I can honestly say that I felt I was the hardest working guy in and out of the gym so figured it was only right to compete again. Just makes sense and I love to fight!

I have seen Damion fight a few times and once on our shows a few years back. He likes to fight for sure. He’s not afraid to stand and bang it out. I like that! That is what makes a fight and makes it entertaining to the fans. Damion will do his thing and I’ll do my thing. I’m aware of some of his strengths and weaknesses but I don’t focus on what Damion is going to do. I’ll worry about what I can do and keep it that simple. If things are going well in the fight, then great. If not, I’ll adjust. I really don’t treat these things as more than what they really are. There is a winner and a loser. Ill do everything to be on that winning side. Fans can expect a good fight. It has the potential to be a 3 round bloody fight or it has the potential for a fast knock out. I’m good with both. See you in December!”
 Austin, MN Fans pack the Austin Conference Center (literally) when Driller Promotions brings MMA to town and this show could potentially top them all. If you cannot make the trip, will be streaming the action live on December 16th. Stay tuned for words from more of the fighters that will be in action.

A-Town Throwdown XII December 16, 2017 Austin, MN

Professional Josh Marsh (2-1) Roufusport vs Ruben Vargas (1-0) Spartan Martial Arts 145 *

Damion Hill (12-7) Valhalla vs Nick Ammerman (3-0) Iron Works 155 *

Amateur Alexander Brown (4-1) Uppercut vs Thomas Herrera (10-4) Mario Roberto BJJ/7th Street Gym 195 # Light Heavyweight 5 Round Title Fight

Dustin Klapperick (4-0) 7th Street Gym vs Jay Paulson (8-8) Imperial Training Center 155 # Lightweight 5 Round Title Fight

Robert Andrews vs. Sam Hernandez 145 *

Dustin Cummings vs. Leon Delgado (0-2) 7th Street Gym 195 *

Cameron Brown vs. Dillon Balbach 170 *

Jason Tiedmann vs. Noah Landrus (1-0) Revolution 175 #

Joey Hart vs. Jonathan Schroeder 170 * (3-7-91, 6-foot-2)

Robert Confer vs. Brad Pitan 155 *

Giovanni Alvarado vs. Alec Atkins 170 * (waiting on DOB for Atkins)

Joel Flores Jr. vs. Mario Gomez 115 *

Nathaniel Benner (0-0) Independent vs Alfonso Bell (1-6) Iron Works 170 *

Cody Colson (1-1) Mario Roberto BJJ vs.Josh Moody (3-1) Pura Vida 205 *

Michael Olson (0-0) Mario Roberto BJJ vs. Andrew Yatskis (0-0) Independent 160 #

Ryan Williams (1-2) Academy EP vs. Jonah Ruby 170 (1-1) Valhalla 170 *

Clay Uddley (4-5) Academy EP vs Ryan Schafer (2-2) Spartan Martial Arts 155 *

Daniel Soriano (0-0) Warrior’s Cove vs Randy Rivera (1-0) Spartan Martial Arts 115 *

Willie Budhram (2-0) Academy vs Ricky Ortiz (2-1) One Combat Academy 145

Arkady Pichurin (1-1) Mario Roberto BJJ vs Damien Ramirez (0-0) Academy 177#

Daniel Ramirez (0-0) Academy vs Peter Kom Coyle Draeger Golden Eagles Boxing (0-0) 205