Norton gets third win in a row
Auttumn Norton won her third MMA fight in a row Saturday, Oct. 26 against Hawaii native Bryanna Fissori. Norton was not predicted to win the fight, but choked out Fissori in the third round. Photo by Maddie Musante
Nov. 1 — A local MMA fighter is making quite the name for herself. Auttumn Norton, a member of the Iron Pit Fight team, based out of Iron Horse Gym in Susanville, won her sixth fight Saturday, Oct, 26 against Hawaii native Bryanna Fissori.
The pair battled it out at Nor Cal Combat 8, which took place at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland. Fissori traveled from Hawaii to compete in the fight, but she was no match for Norton who took her out via submission in three rounds.
Norton was not predicted to win the fight, which she admits made her a little nervous.
“(I was) a little intimidated. Every fight I get kind of nervous, But I wasn’t too bad,” she said.
However, any nervousness she might have had did not show in the ring. Studying her opponent and training hard paid off for the 19-year-old Susanville native who has won her last three fights.
“It was a really good fight,” Norton said.
“I knew that she had a lot of ground game, so I wanted to keep it standing as much as I could.”
Knowing her opponent clearly worked well, as Norton was able to overcome Fissori and ended the fight by choking her out in the third round.
Norton’s fight record is now 5-1.
She says she doesn’t have another fight coming up any time soon, but plans to schedule one in a few months.
“I think I’m going to take a few months for steady training and then start looking for another fight,” she said.”
For more information on the Iron Pit Fight Team, call Iron Horse Gym at 251-4985.