Sparta Combat Leauge Strikers Quest IV Review
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Main event: Clint Rhodes vs. Brian Scraper in a 180 lb. professional Muay Thai fight. The fighters engaged in the center of the ring and Rhodes landed power strikes that dropped Scraper for an eight count. On the restart Rhodes again pressured forward and scored with a combination to drop Scraper giving Rhodes the TKO win at :54 of round one.
Jason Lee vs. Erick Kapp in a 230 lb. professional Muay Thai fight. The fighters went back and forth trading even strikes with Kapp able to back Lee into a corner. Kapp looked to work knees but Lee threw a left hook that dropped Kapp giving Lee the KO win at :35 of round one.
Jordan Titoni vs. Trevor Massey in a 155 lb. kickboxing fight. Round one had both fighters setting methodical pace and throwing more and more powerful strikes as the round progresses with each able to land telling blows on the other. Round two had both fighters scoring well with power strikes then Massey dropped Titoni for an eight count and the round ended with Massey pressuring forward. Round three had Massey putting together hard combinations and Titoni working counter striking. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Trevor Massey.
Allison Lantz vs. Brooke Pelton in a 145 lb. kickboxing fight. Round one had an exceptionally fast pace with both fighters using punches, knees and kicks well and both landing power strikes on the other. Round two had a fast first half to the round with Pelton scoring well, then Pelton slowed and Lantz finished the round strong. Round three was a replay of round one with both fighters keeping an exceptionally fast pace and mixing their strikes well in technical combinations. The scorecards wre read and the winner by unanimous decision was Allison Lantz.
Phil Gonzalas vs. Youssef Zalaal in a 135 lb. kickboxing fight. The first round had a very fast pace with both fighters mixing their punches and kicks well in good combinations. Round two had a very fast pace from both fighters, again with them both mixing varied techniques and technical combinations. Round three was Gonzales being able to pressure Zalaal into the corner multiple times with Zalaal always being able to punch his way out. The scorecards were read and the winner by split decision was Phil Gonzales.
Whitney Gunderson vs. Kat Yost in a 135 lb. kickboxing fight. Round one had the fighters engaging quickly and throwing fast punches with Gunderson initiating the clinch multiple times and landing a head kick. Yost was busy, but was knocked down twice for eight counts. Round two had a few exchanges until Gunderson put together a very prolonged flurry of punches, knees and kicks that had the referee waving off the fight giving Gunderson the TKO win at 1:17 of round two.
Luke Bender vs. Edger Maggolon in a 155 lb. fight. Round one had a very fast pace to start then the fighters settled into their game and both threw strikes with measured intent. Round two had a slower pace with more powerful punches and Bender mixing in powerful leg kicks. Round three had even back and forth exchanges with a slight pause while Magallon recovered from an accident, but illegal knee to the head. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Luke Bender.
Peter Straub vs. Chris Cagle in a 165 lb. MMA fight. Straub scored an early takedown and after transitioning to back control he used his GNP to score a TKO win at :55 of round one.
Cecillia Martinez vs. Bailey Winters in a 130 lb. boxing match. Round one had Winters scoring well and often as Martinez countered enough to void a standing eight count. Round two was almost a replay of the first with Winters being the more active and accurate fighter as Martinez countered with power punches. Round three had a fast pace with Winters throwing non-stop punches and mixing her strikes well between body and head while Martines scored multiple times with power head strikes. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Bailey Winters.
Max Gulliever vs. Heath Taylor in a 175 lb. boxing match. Round one had a fast start from both fighters and as the round played out Gulliever was the busier fighter while Taylor landed fewer, but more powerful strikes. Round two had a slower pace with each fighter having multiple flurries that scored well. Round three had Gulliever being the busier fighter and landing more accurate strikes while Taylor waited to try to counter with single strikes. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Heath Taylor.