Reality Fighting 53 Review
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New England’s longest running MMA promotion, Reality Fighting, returned to the GFL Combat Sports Network with “Reality Fighting 53”, a stacked card from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut highlighted by a title fight in the lightweight division.
In the main event, Johnny Lopez (4-3) defeated Marvin Maldonado (1-3) via decision after three exciting rounds of action. Lopez won the first two rounds with strong wrestling and top control. Lopez worked tirelessly to get a takedown and when he did, he was active from the top, throwing punches and scoring with knees and elbows, while Maldonado looked to sweep and get back to his feet. Lopez continued his dominance for two rounds and had a 2-0 lead going into the final round. In the third, Maldonado came on strong as he stuffed the takedown attempts of Lopez and managed to get on top when the fight hit the ground. On the ground, Lopez was able to get up, but was starting to fade away while Maldonado kept up his fast pace. Maldonado worked for another takedown as the round ended. It was a great fight from two rising prospects who deserved the main event slot.
In the co-main event, Cheyenne Vasquez (3-0) remained unbeaten as he defeated Jason Ward (3-4) via TKO in the first round. This bout was a barnburner as both fighters came out throwing punches with bad intentions. Vasquez was scoring with slick counter punches as Ward connected with lead overhand rights. Vasquez played the clinch game where he scored with knees to the face and body and showed a strong Muay Thai game to go along with his boxing. Ward went for a trip takedown, but Vasquez popped up and scored with knees, huge right hands and left hooks that hurt Ward who was trapped against the cage and out on his feet. The ref stepped in to stop the fight and Vasquez picked up a solid win against a tough competitor in the fight of the night. Both of these fighters were game the whole fight and the fans got to witness an epic shootout.
Get ready for a great night of fights with the top athletes in the New England area! Reality Fighting is back and once again delivered to a full capacity crowd at the beautiful Mohegan Sun Casino Arena and fans watching live around the world on GFL.tv. The only way to see this exciting card is to order it on GFL.tv. Order now and own it for life on VOD!