Unifed MMA 21 Review
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Matt Spisak vs. Aaron Armstrong
Round 1: Armstrog falls short with a front kick and lands a pair of leg kicks. They trade shots and Spisak works for guillotine choke against the cage. It looks tight but Armstrong survives and pulls his head out. Spisak takes the back and sinks the rear-naked choke.Spisak works hard for the finish and tries to flatten him out but Armstrong is tough. Spisak keeps squeezing and finally coaxes the tap out.
Matt Spisak submits Aaron Armstrong by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 2:06
Ryan Rother vs. Aaron Shymr
Round 1: Shymr ducks under a shot from Rother and presses him into the cage but Rother looks for the guillotine. Shymr finishes the takedown and gets to full guard. Shymr lands one to the body and one to the head before getting the left free and landing a few more. Rother gets the sweep and transitions to full mount. Shymr tries to sweep but gives his back and eventually gets back into the full guard of Rother. Shymr works the body and goes to the head. Shymr keeps chipping away with little shots to the head and body. Shymr finally postures up and connects with some hammer fists just prior to the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Shymr
Round 2: Rother falls just short with a head kick and Shymr rushes him against the cage and drags him down with a single before picking him up and slamming him to the mat to guard. Rother looks for an armbar from the bottom but Shymr postures up and lands heavy shots before dropping back into the guard. Another attempted armbar allows Shymr to pass to side control briefly before Rother replaces the guard. Shymr lands solid shots and he is content to stay on top and stay busy with chipping punches. Shymr stands and Rother lands an upkick before Shymr drops a right back into the guard. Rother works hard for an armbar just prior to the end of the round but Shymr pulls out and time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Shymr
Round 3: They trade and Shymr gets another takedown against the cage and goes back to work but Rother looks for a kneebar. Shymr frees himself and moves to side control and then to north/south before settling back into the half guard where he lands more shots. Shymr works for a guillotine on his bloodied and battered opponent before letting go and moving back to side control and landing some rights. Shymr easily passes to full mount and Rother gives up his back and Shymr sinks the rear naked choke and leaves Rother no choice but to tap.
Aaron Shymr submits Ryan Rother by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 3, 2:53
Merrick Duggan vs. Corey Atkinson
Round 1: They exchange shots and Duggan gets the takedown to half guard. Duggan lands short elbows and lands a few punches. Duggan pins the arms and lands more big punches before taking the back and sinking the rear naked choke and forcing the tap.
Merrick Duggan submits Corey Atkinson by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:32
Nick Hrabec vs. Liam McGowan
Round 1: Hrabec leaps in and they tie up before briefly hitting the mat. They pop back up and McGowan presses him into the cage and lands knees to the thigh. Hrabec reverses position and begins to knee the thighs as well. Liam separate and Hrabec lands a head kick. They clash with leg kicks and Hrabec looks for the flying knee. McGowan looks for a takedown but Hrabec pushes him to the mat and peppers the legs with kicks. Cardinal lets McGowan up and McGowan lands a solid combo followed by an inside leg kick. Hrabec lands a thunderous body kick but slips and can’t capitalize. McGowan looks for the takedown but Hrabec threatens with a triangle briefly. McGowan rides out the final 30 seconds on top. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 McGowan
Round 2: Hrabec lands a shot and follows up with a knee to the body. McGowan looks for a takedown but Hrabec stuffs it and stays on his feet. A finger finds the eye of McGowan and a pause in the action. On the restart Hrabec lands a follows up with a leg kick. McGowan rushes him with a one-two and ties him up against the cage. They break away and clash with leg kicks. McGowan pawing with jabs but can’t find the range and Hrabec lands another leg kick. McGowan finds the mark with a couple inside leg kicks. McGowan presses him into the cage but Hrabec reverses and gets some distance. McGowan lands and Hrabec responds and McGowan with a wild combo that misses the mark. McGowan lands a low kick and Hrabec drops to his knees. Hrabec is given time to recover and on the restart they trade shots. They continue to launch bombs at one another with neither man gaining a clear advantage. Hrabec with a teep to the body and McGowan lands a punch and a kick to the body. McGowan connects with a leg kick and a right just as the round concludes. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Hrabec
Round 3: They open the third with more exchanges and both men landing. McGowan gets the takedown and lands in full guard. Hrabec almost gets a triangle locked in but McGowan is too slippery and looks to pass the guard but Hrabec stays tight. Hrabec sweeps but McGowan avoids a heel hook gets to his feet before dropping into the half guard. Hrabec elbows the body and chips away with little punches and elbows. They scramble and get back to their feet where McGowan presses him into the corner. They jockey for position against the cage and separate before clashing with leg kicks. Hrabec looks to land and McGowan shoots for another takedown but can’t hold him down. Hrabec drags him to the mat and lands a few more shots as the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Hrabec
Nick Hrabec defeats Liam McGowan by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Cam Yallits vs. Brendan Ekstrom
Round 1: Yallits head kick sails over top and he gets the big takedown to side control. Ekstrom elbows the body before Yallits passes to full mount and looks for the arm triangle. Yallits lets go and adjusts but Ekstrom gets the sweep. Yallits quickly works back to his feet and Yallits connects with a knee. Ekstrom looks for a guillotine but Yallits shakes him off and slams him to the mat. Ekstrom with a triangle attempt but Yallits escapes and moves to side control. Ekstrom works the guillotine and gets half guard but Yallits defends and pulls free. Yallits gets full mount before Ekstrom gives his back. Yallits begins to drives lefts and elbows into the face of his helpless foe.
Cam Yallits defeats Brendan Ekstrom by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 4:25
Gurjeet Bilkhu vs. Jake Poitras
Round 1: Poitras opens with the leg kick and Bilkhu responds with one of his own. Bilkhu then presses forward with a vicious assault against the cage and forces referee Kyle Cardinal to rescue Poitras from any unnecessary punishment.
Gurjeet Bilkhu defeats Jake Poitras by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:22
Alyssa Krahn vs. Michelle Howse
Round 1: House rushes and Krahn gets the takedown and immediately passes to full mount. Krahn postures up and rains down punches and elbows. Krahn continues to tee off with vicious elbows and Howse can do nothing to defend and Kyle Cardinal has seen enough.
Alyssa Krahn defeats Michelle Howse by TKO (Elbows) in Round 1, 1:08
Justin Parsons vs. Jonathan Perley
Round 1: Perley with a stiff jab backs Parsons up and Parsons responds with a leg kick. Perley stuns him with a solid right and rushes him. Parsons scrambles up and Perley pursues him with a barrage of punches. Perley drops him with a left and continues to tag him. Perley lands a body shot and finishes him off with a couple vicious knees that drop Parsons to the mat and forces referee Kyle Cardinal to step in and rescue Parsons from any further damage.
Jonathan Perley defeats Justin Parsons by KO (Knees) in Round 1, 1:27