Quietly, ‘Thunderwood’ has built a reputation as one of the toughest lightweights/flyweights in the Mid-South. In April 2010 Underwood was offered a chance to compete at middleweight on the undercard at Strikeforce: Nashville “Shields vs. Henderson”. Underwood grinded out a unanimous decision victory over Gladiator Challenge middleweight champ Hunter Worsham showing the world that he is for real and could go up in weight and win a fight for one of the biggest promotions in the country.
In January Underwood defeated Matt Traylor in the main event of SportFight X ‘Middle Tennesee Mayhem’. It was later revealed that he won the fight with a knee injury that almost forced him off the card earlier in the week. Currently Underwood is training at Roufusport in Milwaukee and will next compete for King of the Cage July 23rd.
Underwood is currently ranked the #4 lightweight in Tennessee by AroundTheOctagon.com.