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The third and final installment of my interview with “The Butterscotch Stallion” Mark Wilson covers his career highlights, memorable IZW feuds, and IZW at large.
Very few individuals in the wrestling business have had the varied experiences inside the squared circle as a referee, manager and now a competitor like Wilson. Wilson has rubbed shoulders with tons of international stars and matched their professionalism and intensity every step of the way.
“I have had the opportunity to officiate matches involving some of the biggest stars in this business. Mickie James was a delight to work with and is an exceptional wrestler. Tommy Dreamer gives everything he’s got in every match. I once refereed a match between Lance Hoyt (Lance Archer in WWE) and Chris Masters. Both are talented performers who have worked on the biggest stage in our business, and it was an honor to work with both of them. Hacksaw Jim Duggan was always great to work with. At nearly sixty years old, Duggan still gives 100 percent every time he enters the ring. I once heard a crowd of 500 sound like thousands when Hacksaw came stomping to the squared circle. I also officiated a match which involved the most dynamic tag team in wrestling history, The Rock ‘n Roll Express. What a treat to be in the ring with a tag team I watched as a teenaged Stallion.
“On the management side, I guided TCW owner Matt Riviera to victory over former WWF Superstar B. Brian Blair in Las Vegas in April 2013. However, my personal favorites have been ensuring that What Wrestling Should Be, Jermaine Johnson and Jordan Jacobs, have regained and retained both the IZW and MSWA Tag Team titles. Both of these men are tag team specialists and are blue chip prospects who, quite honestly, don’t get the recognition they deserve.
“And while I’ve only had a dozen or so matches, I would have to say that the pinnacle of my wrestling career and perhaps my entire career in the business was defeating Johnny Z in a No Disqualification match on October 5, 2013. Z had backed me into a corner and made certain I would have no help during the match. I was certain going into the match that I was going to lose, but I had determined that I wouldn’t go down without a fight. Fortunately for me, Damon Windsor was able to escape the trap that Impact Elite had set for him and help me get the win. I’m certain that Windsor regrets that now,” Wilson replied.
Hearing Wilson’s account of the biggest match of his whole career makes it that much more startling to know that only a few weeks later, Wilson did an about-face and joined Johnny Z. In hindsight, it makes perfect sense that Z would pick the one person no one would ever suspect as an Impact Elite collaborator and shock everyone when the time was right. And that’s just what Z did.
“In between the time of that match and ‘Halloween Hangover’, Johnny Z approached me with a once-in-a-lifetime offer: to join Impact Elite and dispose of Damon Windsor. How could a pass up the chance to be with the most diabolical group in wrestling? This leads me to believe that, perhaps, the best days for The Stallion are ahead,” Wilson added.
There is no doubt that as a member of Impact Elite, Wilson finds himself front and center with all things IZW as his faction is embroiled in numerous feuds. But even before Wilson hooked up with IE, he was eyewitness to numerous feuds and rivalries throughout the storied history of IZW. But one stands out in particular for Wilson.
“I must say that the matches I enjoyed the most as an official were the numerous clashes between Double D and Johnny Z. Being front and center to a feud that was both professional and personal and, at times, vicious and emotional, was something I will never forget. And I know that the hatred between these two still simmers. Z has put that kid through hell and taken everything from him, including the IZW Title, and yet Double D keeps bouncing back. Of course, if D was smart, for the sake of his career and mental and physical safety, he would simply retire and ride off into the sunset with what little pride he has left.”
As “Chaotic Christmas” is less than a week away, Wilson is unequivocal on what his duties are for the mega iPPV. “My focus right now is seeing to it that the IZW title, the Impact Division title, and the IZW Tag Team Titles stay with Impact Elite forever. When you think about it, titles and trophies and money are the bottom line in this business. I couldn’t be in a better position than with the title holders of every major championship in our area, and I intend for it to stay that way.”
Wilson will have an even bigger role to play than normal in the IZW Tag Team Match as he will be joining “Larger Than Life” Jermaine Johnson to defend the IZW Tag Titles against Team Bull (The Bronze Bull & “The Brass Bull” Bobby Starr) as Johnson’s normal partner, “Lights Out” Jordan Jacobs still recovers from shoulder surgery. Expect Wilson to have an impact up and down the card on December 21.
As “Chaotic Christmas” closes out 2013, Wilson believes the future is bright not only for himself but for IZW as a whole.
“I’ve lost count of the number of wrestling companies for which I have worked that have put up a ‘Closed for Business’ sign. As I said earlier, running a promotion is a taxing undertaking. The time, the money, booking matches, bringing in talent, it’s all a non-stop job. And it’s not for everybody.
“And yet, IZW has continued to grow and improve each and every year. Name another promotion that is running weekly, with high definition television, in one location, in front of a live worldwide audience, with periodic PPV’s, for ten plus years? I’m still waiting for an answer.
“And the future is only getting brighter. International distribution, improvements to the Impact Arena, innovative matches, a roster that from top to bottom is second to none with a crowd that fills the venue. No other company can boast what IZW can,” Wilson said.
Wilson compares the synergy between IZW and GFL.tv to some of the biggest efforts in the wrestling industry. “How big of a deal is it [broadcasting on GFL.tv]? How big of a deal is ‘WrestleMania’ or ‘SummerSlam’ to the WWE? Each and every pay-per-view is built carefully through the weekly shows. And then, when the big day comes, everyone on the IZW roster goes out and gives more than they ever thought they could. At ‘Halloween Hangover’ this year, the crowd was into each and every match from start to finish. And a worldwide audience had the opportunity to see it. And if you missed an IZW PPV, well then, it’s your loss. You missed something truly special and memorable. I think many of the IZW superstars even surprise themselves on these huge cards with their effort and performance.”
I decided to give the always outspoken “Butterscotch Stallion” one more opportunity to give his opinion on a variety of topics so we had a rapid fire word association exchange near the end. Here’s what Wilson had to say.
DA: Johnny Z
MW: I’m going to break the rules here, because I can, and not limit myself to one word for each. Johnny Z, the most intelligent man in wrestling
DA: What Wrestling Should Be
MW: Best tag team in the country, perhaps of all time
MW: Phenomenal and tougher than most men
DA: Kevin Morgan
MW: Untapped power
MW: Innovative in his approach to wrestling, foolish to think he can defeat Johnny Z
DA: Damon Windsor
MW: Tremendously powerful but not smart enough to capture the IZW Title
DA: Team Bull
DA: Mark Wilson
MW: OBNOXIOUS, to the point that you’ll pay for a ticket to give me your phone number if you’re a woman, or watch me get my clock cleaned if you’re a man.
Of all the interviews I’ve done throughout the years, Mark Wilson stands out as the cream of the crop. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but he would be the first to admit that. I gave Wilson one final opportunity to self-promote and he did just that.
“I am very easy to find on Facebook under my name, Mark Wilson, and I’m currently working on a Facebook fan page under the name ‘The Butterscotch Stallion’. I’m also on Twitter under the handle @bsstallion.
“Mr. Drew Archer, I can say with assurance that the pleasure has been all yours, the IZW World, and the wrestling world at large. ‘The Butterscotch Stallion’ has only begun to make waves in IZW, and Impact Elite will continue to dominate this sport because CHEATERS ALWAYS WIN, DADDY!!!”
December 18th, will be a MONUMENTAL night for Boxing fans all over the world, when XFE presents “Warrior versus Warrior” from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA which will be broadcasting LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv!
The main event, which has the potential of being 2013 “Fight of the Year” written all over the fight, will see BKB Heavyweight Champion Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” (21-5-1) square off with Former muti-time World Champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (52-18-2) for the WBU Cruiserweight Championship.
Bobby Gunn, who became the 1st man to capture the lineal BKB championship in 2011, will be returning to the ring for the 1st time since losing to future Hall of Famer James Toney, a fight in which he fought the entire time with a broken hand.
Gunn, who was originally slated to face another future Hall of Fame fight Roy Jones Jr., was excited to hear that he was receiving a stiffer test in the well traveled Johnson.
“To be honest with you, this is a way tougher fight” said Gunn, who battled Enzo Maccarinelli, Tomasz Adamek and James Toney. “It’s been a dream of mine to Roy Jones Jr as long as I can remember but he backed out only a few weeks before fight night. I’m very thankful that Glen Johnson accepted the bout on short notice. He’s fought everybody you can think of and was on the wrong end of a lot of bad decisions. This is a very dangerous fight for me but IÃ??Ã?Â¢??m a fighter and what fighters do is fight. I know he’s never been knocked out before and was only stopped on his feet once but he’s also never faced a solid cruiserweight. My goal is to end the fight early and take my frustrations (over the Jones situation) out on Johnson.”
His opponent Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson, has made quite a name for himself for his consistent championship level performances and the sheer fact that he is always willing to travel to his opponents back yard to accomplish a goal. Johnson’ biggest victory was a 9th round KO over a prime Roy Jones Jr. Johnson drubbing of Jones Jr was even more impressively followed up with a 12 decision victory over Antonio Tarver for the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World. These 2 spectacular feats earned “The Road Warrior”, 2004 “Fighter of the Year”.
Not only is Johnson known for his willingness to fight his opponents anywhere & anytime while performing on a Championship level, he is also known for possessing one of the most solid chins in boxing. Johnson, has only been stop by living legend Bernard Hopkins in a middleweight title bout 16 years ago.
In his last 2 Championship fight, Johnson has came up short on the judge’s scorecards. His lost to IBF Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch, left many observers scratching their heads thinking Johnson did more than enough to earn the victory against the Englishman.
Even though Johnson has faced a who’s who of future Hall of Fame fighters, he knows he is facing and incredibly tough task when he steps in the ring with former champion Bobby Gunn, at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA & LIVE around the WORLD on GFL.tv!
“I know he’s a former champion with a great record and I respect him,” Johnson said of Gunn. “He’s a natural cruiserweight and has fought some big names. This is my first fight at cruiserweight and there’s definitely some risk with doing that but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’ve been working on some new stuff (in the gym) and I feel energized again. I needed a break from boxing and now I feel like a new fighter. I’m looking forward to the 18th and am excited about getting in the ring to show what I still have.”
Promoter David Feldman, CEO of XFE, exclaimed, “Expect the unexpected. This could be cruiserweight fight of the year! This is each fighters last hurrah. All I can say is fireworks!”
For both men this bout could signify their last chance at capturing a WORLD title, as well as these warrior’s careers hanging in the balance. Fans watching, in attendance at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA as well as around the WORLD LIVE on GFL.tv, can expect nothing less than blood, sweat, and tears from both competitors on December 18th!
In the co-main event, highly touted & undefeated prospect Miguel Cartagena, out of Philadelphia, PA, will take on the very rugged Eduardo Valenzuela (5-3-1) in a 6 round super flyweight bout.
Cartagena, who is looking to notch his 4th victory in 2013, does not know much about his opponent but that is a usual problem in his division. ”I don’t know anything at all. I didn’t even look into him. It doesn’t matter to me. I am confident in my training both mentally and psychically. The division I am in, super flyweight, opponents always get switched up so I am use to not knowing. ”
A win for Cartagena is important because he will be capping off a great year while allowing him to go full steam ahead into 2014 which he hopes is a busy one. ”Keep on fighting. Try to get more fights. Train harder. Keep on fighting until the next level,” says Cartagena on his plans for 2014.
His opponent Eduardo Valenzuela (5-3-1) is a very tough fighter. He has yet to be knocked out in his 9 fight career suffering only close decision loses. Tonight’s fight will mark only the 2nd time Valenzuela has fought outside of Mexico. To be victorious tonight, with the world watching LIVE on GFL.tv, could open a lot of doors for him allowing him to fight in the US more. Not only will it help in securing fights in the US but a win will be a huge stepv to rebuilding his young career.
With a lot on the line for both fighters, fans in attendance as well as those watching around the world LIVE on GFL.tv, can expect both fighters to give their blood, sweat, and tears for an all action fight!
In heavyweight action, undefeated prospect Mark Rideout (4-0) will face Eric Newell (7-2-1) in a rematch from their 4 round war in February.
Rideout, who turned pro in 2012, has been impressive in 4 straight victories in his young career. Never in an easy fight, Rideout looks to cap off 2013 with an exclamation point by defeating Newell for the 2nd time.
Newell, who specifically requested this rematch, has been vying for revenge in his highly contested split decision loss in his 1st bout with Rideout. With revenge on his mind expect Newell to leave it all in the ring as well a Rideout who will be looking to keep his undefeated record in tact.
In other heavyweight action, Dante Selby (2-0-1) will take on Randy Easton (1-2-1) over the course of 4 rounds in a fight that is not expected to reach the distance.
Th undefeated Dante Selby, who trains out of Danny Garcia’s Gym, looks to extend his winning streak to 3 since turning pro back in April, While Easton looks to capitalize on his 1st victory on 11/30 by defeating Selby in Bethlehem. Both men pack a hard punch so don’t blink because you could miss a highlight reel knock out.
Finally rounding out the card, the ALWAYS exciting Travis Thompson (4-11-3) will take on Julius Leegrand (4-1-1). Thompson is coming off a hard fought draw on November 30th to Emil Rodriguez (0-3-1) and is looking for a victory to close out 2013. Thompson is a fan favorite who is always all action and will once again be looking to impress tonight to set up another pay day in 2014.
Justin Leegrand is coming off his only loss in 2013 to Micah Branch (1-8-1). Before that Leegrand had not fought since a draw to Justin Johnson (1-1-1) in November in 2010. A once promising prospect, Leegrand knows he must win here to keep himself as a prospect. This bout will surely keep boxing fans, in attendance as well as those watching LIVE and around the WORLD on GFL.tv, on the edge of their seat.
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Sparta Combat League closed out 2013 on GFL with “Monarchs of Sparta”, a stacked MMA card on from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. The 9 bout card had 5 finishes and 4 titles were on the line.
In the main event, for the Sparta Combat Heavyweight Title, Josh “The Cuddley Bear” Copeland (7-0) defeated Jesse “The Hulk” Hernandez (6-1) via unanimous decision in a battle of goliaths. Both men slugged it out for three full rounds and proved that they have the cardio along with the strength and size to be real threats in the heavyweight division at large. Both men put it on the line and showed signs of greatness as the fans were on their feet in the final round as they couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Copeland showed his technical advantage by landing the more solid punches throughout the fight but to his credit Hernandez came out like he was shot out of a cannon at the end of the fight, but it was not enough to offset the points Copeland amassed throughout the fight.
Marcus Edwards (6-2) defeated Alexander Reyes (3-1) via KO in the first round to win the Sparta Lightweight Championship. The southpaw Edwards started throwing punches almost immediately and connected with several straight lefts against the cage that dropped Reyes as the fight was stopped after only 10 seconds.
Matt Cox (4-0) defeated Rocky Johnson (20-13) via split decision becoming the new Sparta Welterweight Champion. Cox was able to stop multiple takedown attempts from the compact Johnson who was relentless on his attacks. When the fight was on the ground, Johnson usually had top control but in the standup Cox landed the cleaner shots from the outside which is what gave him the nod.
Yomi Heredia (9-1) defeated Adam Vigil (3-4-1) via decision to win the Sparta Amateur Lightweight Title and round out the championship fighting on the card. Heredia used strong positioning and control to win the fight. Heredia mentioned he was ready to make the jump to the pros soon and he should do well in that move.
In other action, Chance Chin (3-2) defeated Phil Gonzalez (2-6) via split decision while Randall “The Green Machine” Schuckman (6-9) defeated Daylen Oligo (2-10-1) by submission in the first round.
Sparta Combat League upped the ante with this event and proved why they are the #1 MMA organization in the Mountain West. Order “Monarchs of Sparta”, and watch anytime afterwards on video on demand only on GFL.
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Arizona’s rising promotion returns as Crank It Up Promotions presents “Duel for Domination 6” emanating from the Arizona Event Center in Mesa, Arizona on December 21. MMA fans, this stacked card features the top up and coming prospects inside the Grand Canyon State and the surrounding states and is scheduled for a whopping 20+ fights! “Duel for Domination 6” promises to deliver with action packed fights as all of these warriors are looking to make a name for themselves not only in their home territory but to a worldwide audience on GFL. Tune in for some of the Southwest’s Best.
In one co-main event, Fernie Garcia (3-2) battles Carlos Castillo (1-3). Garcia is a tough Texan who will be fighting for Duel for Domination for the second time. In DFD 3, Garcia won via decision showing that his cardio was top notch as he went three hard rounds and dominated the cage action. Garcia also is a solid grappler and loves to use his ground skills to wear down his opponents. He can also finish most bantamweights with his chokes as he is active on the mat. Castillo is looking for the biggest win of his career and comes into the fight with something to prove. Castillo is constantly working on his all-around game and improving his striking and wrestling. Look for a new and improved Castillo on December 21 as he is determined to steal the show.
In a second co-main event, Bobby Tinney (6-1) fights Justin Rascon (2-0). Tinney is an experienced fighter and currently riding a 4-fight winning streak. All of Tinney’s 7 fights have ended before the final bell, which makes Tinney one of the most exciting fighters in the region. Look for Tinney to come out like a Tasmanian devil and push the pace right from the first bell. Tinney is an expert submission specialist and if the fight hits the mat, he will be looking to make Rascon tap. Rascon is undefeated but has much less experience than Tinney. Rascon might have the element of surprise though in the fight, as he has not needed to show all of his skills in the cage. He is known for his armbars, so it could be a chess match on the ground or it could turn into a wild brawl if it stays on the feet.
In a third co-main event, Dante Patrick (4-1) fights Brandon Jones (1-1). Patrick earned his stripes on the Illinois MMA circuit and comes to the desert for only his second fight. Patrick is well-rounded and can end fights with a KO or submission. He brings a violent style of fighting into the cage and loves to fight with a high risk-high reward style that has paid dividends for him so far. Jones looks to move his record above .500 with a solid win against a gritty opponent. Patrick has the physical skills and will be the naturally bigger fighter in the cage, so expect him to utilize his strength advantage and try and wear down Patrick over three rounds.
You won’t find more BANG for your buck with over 20 fights scheduled! Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on December 21 as Crank It Up Promotions presents “Duel for Domination 6” from the hot Arizona desert only on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.
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The Winter Classic is finally here as IZW presents “Chaotic Christmas” on December 21, live at the Impact Arena in Lawton, Oklahoma and broadcast throughout the world on GFL.tv. 2013 has been a year full of turmoil in IZW as the IZW Title has been held hostage for nine months and Impact Elite has managed to make IZW a war zone. But all of that could change with the 6-bouts scheduled for “Chaotic Christmas”.
In the main event, it will be IZW Champion “The Natural Born Leader” Johnny Z facing “Big Business” Damon Windsor and “Worst in the World” Copycat in a Triple Threat Match. After several bumps in the road and obstacles to overcome, these three men find themselves on the brink of either extinction or a new life with a bright future. For one of these men will be walking out the IZW Champion as the year comes to an end. Z had defeated every opponent in his path and although he has used under handed tactics to do it, you can’t discount the fact that the belt is still around his waist. But with two quality opponents gunning for him, is there any other play for Z besides strapping on his wrestling boots real tight and going to work? It’s hard to think that Z could have another trick up his sleeve, but you never know when it comes to the “Savior of Wrestling”. As for the challengers, Windsor and Copycat, both men can lay claim to deserving the title shot, yet it’s going to take more than “deserving” an opportunity to overthrow the kingpin of IZW. Windsor came within seconds of defeating Z at “Halloween Hangover”, yet he didn’t seal the deal. That fact will either motivate Windsor to come out in the biggest match of his career and hit a home run or it will paralyze him with fear when things begin to unravel into pure chaos. Odds are Windsor will be ready with a little something extra for Z when the time is right. And the final contestant in the Triple Threat, the self-proclaimed “Forgotten Champion” Copycat has a chance to right every wrong in his entire career in one match. Copycat has come close to blazing a new trail in IZW on several occasions, but there has always been something that came out of left field that turned the tide at the very end and kept Copycat from realizing his destiny. Will December 21 be the night when everybody learns? No other wrestler in the territory has the combination of fire and wrestling skill that Copycat brings into the squared circle. The brass ring is right there for the taking, all he needs to do is go for it.
Also up for grabs will be the all-important #1 Contender Match when “Bad” Brad Michaels puts his guaranteed IZW Title shot on the line against archenemy Double D. Michaels achieved #1 Contender status by eliminating D from the Monsters Bash Battle Royal earlier this year but will now have to square off one on one against D to hold on to that position. Double D has been out of the title hunt for months and he will do everything in his power to get back into title contention. Will it be the sharp knees, educated feet and high flying of Double D or the old school ways of Michaels that have withstood the test of time that decide this match?
“The Image of Fear” Kevin Morgan defends his Impact Division Title in an Impact Rules Fatal Four-Way Match against “The Urban Legend” Drake Gallows, “The Hate Machine” O’Malley and “Big, Bad and Sexy” Angel Camacho. What started out as a singles match against Gallows spiraled out of control into the Four-Way. All of these men are used to pandemonium and that’s what this match is going to be as it will likely take the form of a gangland fight rather than a wrestling match. Morgan has proven it’s not always about picking up the win for him; it’s more about instilling fear in his opponents. He might have to settle for going for the win this time because the three challengers don’t know the meaning of fear. Gallows is looking to reclaim his former title against the man that beat him. Unfortunately for him, he will have two other wrestlers to contend with. Gallows will have the advantage when it comes to anything aerial and for that matter, just flat out crazy. Gallows will be ready with his A-Game and win, lose or draw, that will be a sight to see for the IZW World as you can bet he will do something that has never been done before. Former 3X IZW Champion and winner of every belt ever created in IZW, O’Malley finds himself back near the top of the food chain upon his return to IZW. O’Malley may be the most battle tested of the bunch and he will bring that experience and knowledge into the match and pick his spots throughout the bout when they will have their greatest effect. O’Malley is no stranger to IZW gold and has a tremendous shot at adding another belt to his collection. Finally, there is Camacho who was added to the match only a week ago. Camacho came within eliminating Copycat in the Monsters Bash Battle Royal to being the #1 Contender for the IZW Title. That close call still has to haunt the big man from Ohio. Camacho picked up a victory over Morgan in a one on one setting and is easily capable of recreating that outcome in this Fatal Four Way. Although Camacho was a late addition, he could be the dark horse in the match where size, strength and heart will come in to play.
What Wrestling Should Be puts their IZW Tag Titles on the line against Team Bull. Both teams are coming into the match at less than 100%. “Lights Out” Jordan Jacobs is still recovering from surgery on his arm and has been in street clothes for months, while “The Brass Bull” Bobby Starr injured his knee last week in a match. WWSB has an insurance policy in place in the form of “The Butterscotch Stallion” Mark Wilson who has proven to be a serviceable backup plan for the injured Jacobs. Now that Starr is also hurt, that will make Wilson an even bigger part of the equation in helping “Larger Than Life” Jermaine Johnson defend the titles. But you can’t discount the heart of a lion or in this case a bull. The Bronze Bull. The Bronze Bull has faced bigger hurdles than this in his career and his internal well is deep enough to dig down and get whatever power he needs to overcome even these odds. If Starr is hobbled on one leg, don’t discount Team Bull, because they have been pre-ordained for greatness since the beginning of time by The Gods.
Brandon Bishop returns to IZW to face The Convict in a Grudge Match for the ages. Bishop and The Convict have built a real hatred for one another over the past few months. The Convict tried to end Bishop’s career on several occasions and almost did just that when he gave Bishop multiple 15 to 20 slams on the wooden ramp at the Impact Arena. The injuries kept Bishop out of action for weeks. Bishop one upped The Convict by eliminating him from the Monsters Bash at “Halloween Hangover” but then Convict came back later in the match to do the same thing to Bishop, only Convict did it with the animalistic and ferocious behavior that comes second nature to him. Bishop returned to IZW to let the IZW World know that he was not done and in fact had found an antidote for the virus that is The Convict. Nobody has seen Bishop since his announcement but you can bet as the temperature has been dropping in Colorado, Bishop has been working out and getting back to basics like Rocky did when he had to take on the Big Russian. The Convict might be stronger, but he isn’t smarter and if Bishop can stay alive long enough, he will find a way to win. If on the other hand, he makes one, single mistake his match and career could be over. This will be a chess match of the highest order, pitting Convict’s brawn against Bishop’s brain. Don’t blink!
The Queen’s Crown is on the line as Champion Miss Diss Lexia will defend against the woman she defeated for the title, Madame Co-Commissioner Erica. MDL has been back in Texas fine tuning her wrestling arsenal while Erica has been ruling with an iron fist like always at the Impact Arena. This will be the toughest test to date for MDL as she is now the hunted and walking into the building as the Champion. There is a certain amount of responsibility you get when you carry an IZW Championship around. The lights get a little brighter, the fans get a little closer and the stakes become a little higher. After holding the belt for a little over a month, has MDL started to feel the walls closing in on her yet? Erica held that crown for years and nothing could faze her, in part because of her black heart and cruel outlook on the world. But maybe that’s what you need to carry the Queen’s Crown. We shall see as the top two female grapplers in the area lock up for the only prize that matters.
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Strikezone Promotions debut on GFL.tv with “Strikers’ Cup 10” was a resounding success and showed amateur Muay Thai at its best. The card was stacked with hungry fighters looking to prove their mettle to a worldwide audience. Each fight was close and competitive and had these brave gladiators fighting with their hearts on their sleeve as they dug down deep.
In the main event, Tony Contortas defeated Gerson Ochoa via split decision. Contorts really sat down on his punches and scored right down the middle with lefts and rights while continually moving making him a hard target to hit for Ochoa. Ochoa never backed down though and continued to move forward and score with single shots, but Contortas’ movement and combos got him over the hump in the end.
In the co-main event, Kenny Klotz defeated Jonathan Colas via split decision in a super light heavyweight bout. Klotz used his decisive height advantage to land front kicks while Colas tried to get inside. The fight was fought in the trenches as there was a lot of clinch work and when they separated Klotz usually landed the cleaner punches which racked up points with the judges.
David Bozan defeated Mike Carim via majority decision in a light heavyweight bout. This decision was razor thin as both men did damage. Bozan landed punches from the outside while Carim scored with knees in the clinch. It was Bozan’s final round where he pulled away because of his cardio conditioning as he was able to put a few combos together that won him the round and fight.
In the super welterweight division, Damien Bailey defeated Emmanuel Encarnacion via unanimous decision. Bailey had a huge height advantage and used it to stay on the outside and score repeatedly with strikes. Encarnacion was never in any danger of being knocked out, but the volume of punches and kicks Bailey landed had him winning every round on the judges’ score cards.
“Strikers’ Cup 10” was a smash success on GFL.tv as all the fighters came to bang. Don’t miss the debut show on GFL.tv from Strikezone Promotions. Be sure to catch every punch and kick with this high octane event. Order now on video on demand.