Shamrock FC: Showdown Review

March 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Stick-to-itiveness and persistence will lead to better things.

On a night Shamrock Fighting Championships cranked up the production level at the River City Casino and showcased both its first television broadcast and live stream event, good old-fashioned grit and determination led to finishes in three marquee match ups at “Showdown” on Saturday night.

Joaquin Buckley, Eric Irvin, and Jordan Howard had to chip away at their opponents but all came away with their hands raised.

Buckley, one of the regions fastest rising prospects, stepped into the main event slot in just his third pro fight where he met 19-fight veteran Kalel Robinson.

Buckley hit Robinson with an array of strikes throughout the first round. Aside from a head kick early on in the round, Robinson mostly absorbed for five minutes. Buckley landed a flying knee and peppered Robinson with punches throughout, putting Robinson on the defensive Buckley even got to mount toward the end of the round but could not put Robinson away.

In the second round, Buckley was patient and showed poise as he wore Robinson to the ground. Once in dominant position, Buckley steadily landed punched and Robinson couldn’t defend as the fight was called at the 4:01 mark in the second round.

Eric Irvin won his fourth straight and 6-of-7 when he slugged away at Alabama’s Josh Thorpe. With Thorpe coming in 10-pounds over for their lightweight bout, it took a few extra swings of the axe before Irvin was able to chop him down.

The two kept each other tied up for the early onset of round one before Irvin secured his first takedown. Irvin (9-3) worked his way to Thorpe’s back where he was able to land punches. Once the fight returned to the feet, the pair boxed briefly before Irvin pulled off a nice trip to get Thorpe to the floor. Irvin worked from side control, setting up a crucifix and all the while sliding in short elbows and punches to close the round.

Thorpe turtled up early in the second round as Irvin went to work with knees and elbows to the midsection. But Thorpe was able to muster up just enough defense to slow the barrage to keep the fight from being stopped. Irvin again broke Thorpe down, this time put him in a body triangle. Irvin landed hard shots to the ribs that freed up the neck and from there he got the tap with a rear naked choke at 4:13 mark of the second round.

Malcom Smith and CJay Hunter put on two rounds of excitement.

Smith led off the first round with a left front kick that sent Hunter back. Smith was looking clean and comfortable on his feet early on. Hunter got the fight to the floor briefly before things returned back up.

Hunter did a good job pressing Smith against the fence and while in the clinch landed a handful of knees. Hunter got the fight to the floor and Smith soon proved unsubmitable. Hunter first locked up a belly-down arm bar which he held for some time. Hunter then transitioned nicely to at triangle but Smith showed formidable resolve, shaking off the submission and ending up in side control.

Hunter dominated the second round from bell-to-bell. Though at a much-slowed pace, Hunter got Smith down and landed some significant knees. Hunter had his way, maneuvering to rear naked choke attempt that once again Smith shook off. But Hunter kept the offense rolling as Smith turtled up and ‘The Goundshark” landed elbows and punches to the body and head. Smith had to be helped to his stool at the end of the second.

A sloppy spill to the floor led to Smith in Hunter’s half guard and that’s pretty much where the fight stayed for the next four minutes. Hunter was able to control Smith’s posture and Smith couldn’t pass his guard.

When the judges’ cards came in, Hunter was a 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 winner.

With a Bellator contract up for grabs and taking the fight on short notice, Deandrew Jones had nothing to lose.

Jones came out guns blazing against the favored Jordan Howard. Jones landed four nice shots from the onset and sent Howard into retreat mode.

Howard was able to slow the storm in the clinch. Once it got to the floor, Jones tried an armbar attempt. Howard muscle up and slammed Jones to the mat. Jones turtled up and Howard slugged away for the first round finish.

Montoyia Swilling landed a sharp front kick to start his lightweight bout with Demagio Smith. But Smith recovered nicely to earn top control. On a scramble, Smith landed a sharp right that sent Swilling backward. Smith spun to the back eventually muscled Swilling to the ground and patiently locked in the rear naked choke for the first round victory.

Welcome back Steve Rustemeyer.

When we last saw Rustemeyer he had suffered a broken jaw in a Cage Championships show in April, 2012. With nearly three years away from action, Rustemeyer made everyone take notice an impressive TKO over Nick Pohlman. Rustemeyer landed a heavy shot early and then swarmed from there on, getting the quick stoppage in the first round.

In the featured bout of the undercard, Garrett Wells patched together three rounds of sound grappling to get a unanimous decision win over Derek Clardy.

Rashad Lovelace looked impressive wining via triangle over Zach Burcham at 1:41 in the first round.

Aushton Dickerson cinched up a nice standing guillotine to tap Al Guzman in the first round.

Susie Wyatt earned a quick TKO against Royal Schirmer, who took the fight on short notice, in the first round.

Cort Romeous needed just 33 seconds to TKO Cody Nauke to kick off the show.

IZW Coronation XI Results

March 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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IZW returned to GFL with “Coronation”. “Coronation” is IZW’s biggest iPPV of the year and brings together the top stars of the Southwest and Central states as these wrestlers look to rise above the rest and cement their names and legacies in the annuals of pro wrestling history. This year’s “Coronation” delivered in spades as 3 titles were at stake and through all the blood, sweat and tears, IZW delivered another PPV classic!

IZW Impact Division Champion Jordan Jacobs def. Guy Atticus, Damien Morte, Sheepy O’Brien, Vinnie and Bobby Starr (w/ Mark Wilson) in an Impact X Match

Damon Windsor (w/ Lisa Generro) def. Kevin Morgan

Jeff Wolfenbarger (w/ Margaret Wolfenbarger) def. Aaron Neil (w/ Mark Wilson)

IZW Tag Team Champions The K. C. Wolves (Graham Bell & Luke Langley) def. The Old School Studs (Randy Price & Gary Tool) in an I Quit Match

Mark Wilson & Angel Blue def. Shawn McHale & IZW Queen Erica in an Intergender Match

IZW Champion Jermaine Johnson def. Double D and Johnny Z in a Triple Threat/TLC Match

No other wrestling organization on the Independent landscape carves out as much new content as IZW. Developed and cultivated in the Sooner State, IZW is second to none. Be there for every bump, bruise and jaw-dropping moment all of which have made IZW recognized around the world.

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Storm Damage MMA 6 Review

March 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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A monster uppercut to the chin of Kane Toby won Shane Mitchell the Storm Damage 6 middleweight tournament, and the promotion’s middleweight title in the main event on Saturday night.

The Adelaide based fighter, who also knocked out Jack Brunswick in his opening tournament bout earlier in the night, floored Toby just 1:45 into the fight. Toby was laid out for some time but eventually made it to his feet to hear the official decision read out. The devastating loss followed his win over Sean Godkin in the show opener.

In the co-main event, Port Macquarie native Simon Arentz claimed the promotion’s featherweight strap with a come from behind third round TKO win over Storm Damage veteran Peter Cross.

Arentz had his hands full in the opening round after getting taken down and mounted. He did well to buck his opponent off but after winding up in Cross’s full guard, Arentz was forced to defend submission attempts including a tight looking triangle choke until the round closed out. The second frame was more even in the striking department, both fighters landed head kicks, Cross also connected with a clean right hand. But like the first round, Cross was able to trip Arentz to the canvas. Arentz was also deducted a point in the round. The judges were not needed in this one however, as just past one minute into the third, Arentz caught Cross with a solid punch, which rocked him. The new featherweight champion pounced and unleashed a long lasting barrage of punches until the referee jumped in and waved it off.

Local fighter, and former Storm Damage cage girl, Maddison Skinner, was crowned the promotion’s women’s strawweight champion after a dominant performance against Maxine O’Neil. Skinner wasted no time taking her opponent to the canvas in the opening round, before punishing her with hammer fists from the top. O’Neil desperately tried to cover up, and was able to hold out for the remainder of the round. Skinner came out aggressive again to begin the second frame, racing O’Neil with punches and knees. After a brief period on the canvas, the two women continued to engaged on the feet, where Skinner started to land with more force. After landing a number of punches to the face of O’Neil, O’Neil’s corner had seen enough and threw in the towel at the 1:37 mark.

Storm Damage 6 took place at the Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium in the ACT.

Unofficial Results:

Shane Mitchell def Kane Toby via KO (Punch), Rd 1, 1:45 – Middleweight Tournament Title Fight
Simon Arentz def Peter Cross via TKO (Punches), Rd 3, 1:54 – Storm Damage featherweight title – Storm Damage featherweight title
Maddison Skinner def Maxine O’Neil via Corner Stoppage, Rd 2, 1:37 – Women’s Storm Damage strawweight title
Dave Fowler def Josh Lagudah via Decision (Unanimous)
David Morley def Michael Spencer via TKO (Punches from Mount), Rd 1, 3:22
Josh Tummers def Jordan Dimeski via TKO, Rd 1, 0:24
Paul Franchi def Joe Pollock via TKO, Rd 2, 1:42
Steve McKinnon def Luke Apps via TKO, Rd 1, 1:51
Damien Norman def James Liakimatagi via TKO, Rd 2, 1:23
Jamie Carl def Tiger Butt via TKO, Rd 2, 2:58
Adam Belcher def Ryan Green via TKO, Rd 1, 1:33
Shane Mitchell def Jack Brunswick via KO (Punch), Rd 2, 0:13
Jake Parkes def Allan Highfield via Submission (Verbal), Rd 2, 202
Kane Toby def Sean Godkin

Xcessive Force Fighting Championship 6 Review

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Michael Hill vs. Bristol Marunde

Round 1: Marunde sticks a stiff jab right in the face of Hill and presses him against the cage. The two exchange chipping shots to the body and knees to the thighs. Marunde content to hold Hill against the cage and lands the occasional shot. Referee Kyle Cardinal finally separates and restarts, Marunde shoots in but gets caught in a guillotine but he’s able to pull his head free and get to side control. Hill tries to scramble out but Marunde stays on top. Marunde doing nothing more than the occasional punch as he maintains top position and rides out the round. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Marunde

Round 2: They both land solid rights and Hill follows up with a leg kick. Marunde presses forward and drops to his knees briefly before getting top position. Not sure if Hill landed or Marunde slipped. Hill works back to his feet and they trade against the cage. Marunde with a knee to the body. They battle for position and Marunde lands shots with Hill responding. Cardinal breaks them up and they restart and wing big shots at one another. Marunde again puts him against the cage and chips away. They separate and Hill connects but Marunde gets the trip takedown and moves to the back. Hill to the feet and Marunde just missing with a spinning elbow. Marunde looking for a double and but abandons it and knees the thighs. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Marunde

Round 3: Marunde presses forward and again holds Hill against the cage before completing the takedwon and looking to get the back. Hill gets back to his feet and gets off the cage. They trade big shots and Marunde with a knee uo the middle. Marunde working for the takedown and gets it but Hill is able to get back to his feet with no damage. Hill gets the clinch and unload a barrage of uppercuts before stepping away and landing again. Hill is bloodied but not out of the fight and Marunde slows the pace and pressed him into the cage again. Hill gets spearation again and lands a pair of leg kicks and follows up with an uppercut. Marunde with the takedown and Hill works for a guillotine but Marunde pulls his head free and lands a few more shots as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Marunde

Bristol Marunde defeats Michael Hill by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 20-27, 20-27)

Spencer Jebb vs. Cody Krahn

Round 1: Krahn with a hard leg kick opens the offense. Krahn lands a 1-2 and follows up with another right. They come together with a hard exchange and more big leg kicks from Krahn. Jebb gets the takedwon and cautiously looks to drop into guard with a right. Krahn lands an upkick and stands back up. Krahn with a front kick to the body and defends a Jebb takedown attempt. Krahn with a nice combo and a knee. Krahn continues to work his kicking game with one to the body and another to the leg. Jebb with a body shot and a takedown against the cage. Jebb lands a barrage of punches and Krahn is able to weather the storm and get back to his feet where he connects with a right. Krahn with another leg kick and Jebb responds in kind. One more solid leg kick before time expires for Krahn. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Krahn

Round 2: Both men smiling and having a good time in there. Krahn with a shot to the body and they exchange punches. Jebb works a takedwon against the cage and gets to full guard. Jebb stands and lands shots as Krahn tries to stand. Jebb is able to keep him down and lands elbows. Krahn comes back with some elbows of his own from the bottom. Jebb has the back and lands shots as they joke with each other. Jebb still landing shots and holding Krahn down. Jebb with a trio of lefts and Krahn still trying to get back up and does only to get taken right back down. Krahn gives his back and Jebb lands before looking to get top position again. Krahn again gives the back and Jebb pounds away. Krahn joking with the crowd now and is able to get back to his feet and they jockey for position against the cage. Jebb looking for a single and Krahn lands an elbow which is deemed to the back of the head by referee Tom Collins. The two men slug it out as time runs down. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Jebb

Round 3: A hug to start the third and Krahn snaps a leg kick followed by another. Jebb with a body shot and a leg kick. Krahn with a body shot of his own and a leg kick shortly thereafter followed by a thudding kick to the body. Jebb gets the single to half guard and drives him against the cage. Krahn gives his back again and Jebb connects with shots. Krahn tries to work back to his feet but Jebb keeps him on the mat. Jebb continues to control him on the mat and land punches while Krahn unsuccessfully trues to get back to his feet. Krahn finally makes it back up and they meet in the centre of the cage and Krahn defends a double. Jebb connects with the biggest right of the night and Krahn comes back with a last ditch flurry but it’s too late. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Jebb

Spencer Jebb defeats Cody Krahn by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Corey Atkinson vs. Connor Derry

Round 1: Atkinson opens with a leg kick and they trade shots. Derry with a front kick to the mid-section and Atkinson responds with a leg kick. Atkinson connects with a combo and shoots for a takedown but Derry ends up on the back. Atkinson is able to spin out and briefly takes the back himself. Derry back on top in half guard and elbows the body. Atkinson again reverses the position and works for a kimura but Derry is holding his own shorts to defend. Atkinson continues to work for the kimura and Atkinson is having trouble finding the space to fully extend the arm but finally gets away from the cage and gets the finish.

Corey Atkinson submits Connor Derry by Kimura in Round 1, 3:26

William Carriere vs. Shawn Pauliuk

Round 1: They exchange a few shots and Pauliuk shoots in against the cage. Carriere locks in a guillotine choke and forces the quick tap.

William Carriere submits Shawn Pauliuk by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 0:12

Jessica Maruszczak vs. Chaleur Jones

Round 1: Maruszczak opens with a leg kick and Jones responds with a thudding kick to the body. Maruszczak comes back with a body kick of her own and Jones gets the takedown to side control. Jones gets full mount before Maruszczak gives up her back. Jones works for the rear naked choke and Maruszczak elbows the thigh. Maruszczak defending the choke but Jones is able to sink it in and force the tap.

Chaleur Jones submits Jessica Maruszczak by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 2:12

Travis Hodges vs. Pat Gionette

Round 1: Gionette opens up with a wild flurry and they tumble to the mat with Gionette in side control. Gionette gets full mount and lands shots. Gionette grinds his elbow into the face of Hodges and postures up and rains down shots until referee Tom Collins has seen enough. Pat Gionette defeats Travis Hodges by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 1:34

Tom O’Connor vs. Randy Mahon

Round 1: O’Connor lands a leg kick and they exchange hard shots. O’Connor gets the takedown and goes straight to mount. Mahon gives his back and O’Connor works for the rear naked choke. Mahon escapes the choke but O’Connor still on his back throwing punches and elbows. O’Connor with another choke attempt and Mahon defending well. O’Connor releases and but Mahin slips out the back and up to his feet. O’Connor with the trip takedown but Mahon rolls through and ends up in guard. Mahon drops a right and settles into the guard. Mahon to half guard and O’Connor back to his feet and lands a shot. Solid leg kick lands from O’Connor and they trade before O’Connor gets another takedown and passes to full mount. O’Connor lands a few more punches from the back as time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 O’Connor

Round 2: O’Connor with a solid kick to the body and connects with a couple rights. O’Connor tees off on him against the cage and Mahon shoots for a single. O’Connor defends but Mahon lands a solid elbow and a big combo before O’Connor works off the cage. Flying knee from O’Connor falls short and they tie up against the cage. O’Connor takes the back and drags him to the mat sinking the rear naked choke and forcing the tap.

Tom O’Connor defeats Randy Mahon by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2, 2:55

Keegan Oliver vs. Joel Morin

Round 1: Oliver with a leg kick and a quick takedown passes to side control. Oliver gets full mount and begins to land solid shots. Morin gives his back and Oliver continues to fire away until referee Kyle Cardinal stops the fight.

Keegan Oliver defeats Joel Morin by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 1:13

Jordan Roberts vs. Kolton Menzak

Round 1: They trade wild shots right off the opening bell before Menzak gets the takedown to half guard. Menzak postures up and drops a barrage of vicious elbows before Roberts is able to tie up his arms and slow down the onslaught. Menzak works to get his arms free and Roberts is busted open. Menzak unleashes more more hard elbows forcing referee Thomas Collins to call a halt to this bout.

Kolton Menzak defeats Jordan Roberts by TKO (Elbows) in Round 1, 1:47

Hard Knocks Fighting Championship 42 Review

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Courtesy of Scott Fisher, Calgary Sun Jason Fischer doesn’t like to even see a judge’s card.

After all, they don’t call the Detroit-based MMA fighter ‘The Finisher’ for nothing.

But, under the circumstances, Fischer will take Friday’s unanimous decision over Toronto’s Ryan Dickson in the main event of Hard Knocks 42 at Century Casino.

Fischer suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the final round, but he wasn’t about to call it a night.

“I heard someone say ‘two-and-a-half minutes’ when it popped,” Fischer said. “It popped twice and I knew it was in trouble.

“It felt like it dislocated but if I would have tapped then, I still would have been injured.

“I wasn’t going to give up. I had to fight through it. That was the worst two-and-a-half minutes I’ve ever had in a fight.”

Fischer won the lightweight title belt and improved to 8-3.

The 30-year-old, who had lost two of his previous three bouts, said he was determined to hear the final bell.

“It was adrenaline,” he said. “Willpower. I wasn’t going to give up. I wasn’t going to tap.”

Meanwhile, Calgaryâ??s Jesse Arnett earned a TKO victory over Detroit’s Vince Murdock.

Most of the fight was a stand-up cat-and-mouse game with a couple of big shots landed.

But then it went to the mat and it was over.

Arnett sunk in a rear naked choke and forced the tap-out.

“I’m a wrestler and grappler,” Arnett said. “I’m new to striking.

“I couldn’t get him down early. I tried a couple of times.

“But I got him down and it was a quick rear naked choke. I didn’t even think about it. I even finished it with my wrong arm.”

Levi ‘The Oak’ Armstrong’s supporters drove all day to watch him fight.

The least he could do was entertain them during a lengthy bout at Hard Knocks 42.

Or… he could end things in the blink of an eye.

The Calgary MMA fighter decided on Plan B.

And judging by the big roar from his vocal supporters, they were just fine with it.

“People came from six or seven hours away,” Armstrong said. “A couple guys came from 12 hours away just to watch.”

“I can’t thank them enough.”

Armstrong dropped Jared Tordoff (Yellowknife) to the canvas with a devastating kick just seven seconds into Round 2.

“My coach told me what to do,” Armstrong said. “He dropped his hand, I kicked him and down he went.”

Armstrong recorded the TKO win in his MMA debut.

And he can’t wait to get back in the cage.

“These guys put me through hard training,” Armstrong said of his trainers at Tilt MMA.

“It was good. I love it. I’ll definitely be back. It’s the best feeling in the world.”

A spinning back kick can be a risky move. It can also pay big dividends.

Calgary product Riley Pequin utilized the technique to perfection Friday night at Century Casino.

But he said it wasn’t part of a specific gameplan that resulted in an impressive KO win over Yellowknife’s Devon Tordoff.

“We train in all aspects of MMA,” Pequin said of his Provincial Martial Arts Karate & Kickboxing gym.

“We have a ton of tools so whatever’s open, you take it. You just stay on your feet and use what you’ve got.”

After losing by armbar to Brent Auger in his last bout, it was clear Pequin wanted to stand and trade shots.

He said he would have been fine if the scrap went to the ground, but that wasn’t necessary.

“I felt like I could control him on the ground,” Pequin said. “It’s just that with these big gloves, it’s hard to grab onto stuff and stay anchored So I wanted to stay on my feet.”

It was a tough night for the local professionals. Todd ‘The Black Hulk’ Stoute, shook off a pair of losses to beat Calgary’s Anton Tokarchuk. The Toronto fighter improved to 6-3 with a flurry of right hands that ended the bout at 4:43 of the opening round… Spokane scrapper Adam Smith moved to 9-3 with a TKO victory over Chris Mattock. Micah Brakefield (Delta, B.C.) beat Calgarian Josh Griffin with a first-round TKO. Brad Robinson (Burnaby, B.C.) also scored an opening-round win over Dusty Kramps.

Charlotte’s Night of Champions – Roy Jones Jr.

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Roy Jones Jr. (60-8, 43 KO) easily defeated journeyman cruiserweight Willie Williams (14-9-2) by second-round TKO on Friday night in Cabarrus, North Carolina. The 46-year-old future Hall of Famer clearly wasn’t tested by his 36-year-old foe.

The nasty left hook started the problems for Williams and the body-head combinations sent him home for the evening. The bout marked the first time Jones has fought in the United States since he won a unanimous decision over Max Alexander in 2011. Over much of the last four years, Jones has been building his cruiserweight resume against lesser-known boxers from all around the world.

Jones knows he can’t fight forever, but he is hoping to get a shot at another world title. In an interview with ESPN.com’s Brian Campbell, Jones said before the fight with Williams: “I’m looking at doing this and seeing how I feel. If I feel well, I will be going after Marco Huck. He agreed to fight me this year if everything goes well.”

Things definitely went well on Friday, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Jones is ready for Huck.

The current champion has held his title for just under six years. He’s also only 30 years old. There’s no question he’d be a huge favorite over Jones if they were to meet in the ring.

Jones is likely inspired by the recent success of former rival Bernard Hopkins. The latter just relinquished the WBA and IBF light heavyweight titles at the age of 49. Jones doesn’t compete in a weight class that is as competitive as the 175-pound division. Still, capturing what would be a title in his fifth division would be an epic accomplishment for Jones.

Because Williams wasn’t able to extend Jones deep into the fight, it’s possible Jones could have one more tune-up before he challenges Huck. That would likely be against another fighter on the same level as Williams.

While his night was short, Williams did at least land what was likely his largest payday. Long after the swelling goes down on his face, Williams will probably look back on Friday’s bout proudly. He was stopped in the second round, but he shared the ring with a living legend.

Tuff-n-Uff: Mayhem in Mesquite VI Review

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Tuff-N-Uff returned to GFL as it presented “Mayhem in Mesquite VI” from the Casablanca Resort Hotel Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. Tuff N-Uff is one of the premier proving grounds for amateur MMA and always has stacked cards featuring the rising stars from the most famous gyms around the West. This event raised the bar of top level amateur MMA. Tune in to see the stars of tomorrow compete today.

In the main event, Derrick Brown (11-6) defeated Caleb Contreras (4-2) via split decision. Brown won the fight largely to his wrestling and top control and finishing strong in the third round. Contreras was solid on the bottom and went for numerous submissions from that position. Brown and Contreras mixed it up in the first two rounds in the striking as both men got off some solid punches and connected with hard shots. In the end, it came down to the final round for the judges, and the wrestling and control of Brown came out ahead of the submission attempts from Contreras.

In the co-main event, in a light heavyweight bout, Brandon Schneider (3-3) defeated Milorad Nelica (1-1) via KO in the first round. Schneider connected with a huge uppercut from the clinch that put Nelica down and out in seconds. Nelica dropped to the ground and Schneider followed up with more punches on the ground as the ref stepped in to stop the fight.

In other action, Brieta “Tank Girl” Carpenter (5-1) defeated Kaytlin Neil (3-2) via TKO in the first round. Carpenter came out very aggressive throwing head kicks, leg kicks and numerous other kicks and stalking down Neil. Neil followed back with a nice one-two combo, but Carpenter continued with her aggressive kicks that were already paying dividends. Carpenter dropped Neil with a punch that landed right behind the ear of Neil. Neil went down and the fight was over. It was a great showing by Carpenter who had a great performance.

Don’t miss this stacked card featuring The Future Stars of MMA fighting today and representing themselves and some of the top gyms around at Tuff-N-Uff’s “Mayhem in Mesquite VI”. Watch all of these fights anytime on video on demand only at GFL.tv!

American Muay Thai League Review

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American Muay Thai League returned on GFL.tv with “American Muay Thai League” from the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, DC with 8 high octane Muay Thai bouts that showed off the top strikers in the North East and Mid-Atlantic regions.

In the main event, in a 165lb bout, Chase Walden (15-3) from Grindstone Muay Thai defeated Remi Singh of Militia Muay Thai NY (10-3) via unanimous decision. Walden used his height advantage, standing at 6’3”, to score from a distance, but Sigh was also able to score from the outside and Walden had trouble in spots because Singh was a much taller opponent, standing 6’1”, than what Walden was used to. Singh had a strong defense, as he raised up one leg to create a barrier for Walden to fight through. But Walden just went over the top and scored with lead left hooks or straight right hands throughout the fight. There was some clinch work in which both men scored knees to their opponents midsection’s but the fight was won for Walden on the outside as he was able to score with enough single shots and combos that got him the nod with the judges.

In the co-main event, in a 150lb bout, Omar Estevez of Sitan Gym New York defeated Rolando Valdez of UFC Gym Maryland via decision. Estevez controlled the majority of the fight and was relentless on the attack, scoring with leg kicks, body shots and combos to the face of Valdez. Valdez was put on the defensive early on and tried to counter strike with one punch or one kick but Estevez just continued to come forward and apply pressure with an assortment of strikes. It was a great showing for Estevez who looked tremendous against a very durable opponent in Valdez.

If you love the art of striking, there is no better iPPV for you to order than the “American Muay Thai League”. American Muay Thai League always puts on great shows and this event was another home run as the top strikers on the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic went to battle.

Bounded Fist 11 Review

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Bounded Fist returned on GFL and delivered another great night of Muay Thai action with “Bounded Fist 11″ from the Arizona Event Center in Mesa, Arizona. The stacked mega card featured 8 highly contested bouts with 2 finishes, including the main event. Bounded Fist is famous for producing the top pro/am stars in the region and every fight on the card lived up to the hype, especially the main event.

In the main event, for the USMTA Super Lightweight Title, Champion Jason Davis defeated Thomas Aguirre with an impressive TKO victory in the second round to retain his title. Davis came out like a bat out of hell in the first and threw everything but the kitchen sink at Aguirre. Davis scored with elbows, spinning elbows, leg kicks and was fierce in the clinch. It was a one-sided round for Davis. In the second, Davis did not rest on his laurels and started striking with bad intentions from the opening bell. Davis scored with numerous elbows and busted up Aguirre including possibly breaking Aguirre’s nose in after several pinpoint strikes. Aguirre proved what a durable fighter he is by absorbing so much punishment as the striking speed of Davis was on a different level and it was hard for Aguirre to get his strikes off. Davis was able to get a trip takedown from the clinch and then when action resumed landed with some more hard shots that finally dropped Aguirre for good. It was an impressive win for Davis who continues to roll in the Super Lightweight division.

In other action, Erald Faja defeated JT Lopez via decision. Lopez came forward throughout the fight, but Faja showed off great counter punching and kicking to offset Lopez’s attacks. Faja seemed to also score with more combos as he got busier as the fight wore on. Lopez landed some hard shots but not to the level of volume striking of Faja which was probably the difference in the judges’ score cards. Both men showed a ton of heart as they fought hard for the entire fight and never let their foot off the gas.

Ralph Pacheco defeated Ronne Deizion via decision. Both of these young gladiators showed a tremendous amount of heart as they connected with spinning back fists, head kicks and nice combos with their fists. Pacheco displayed a huge amount of volume punching as he was always on the attack. Deizion delivered some terrific counter strikes too. Both fighters showed a solid chin as neither man went down in the fight from a strike. In the end, Pacheco was a little more polished and won the day, but both of these warriors can hold their heads up high after their performances.

Don’t miss this awesome card. Order now to see the science of the eight limbs as “Bounded Fist 11″ brought down the house in the sweltering Arizona night. Watch anytime on video on demand and own this high octane card for life only on GFL.tv.

Roy Jones Jr Presents Battle of the Belts Results

March 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Last night, 50-year old WBC #16 heavyweight contender, “Bronco” Billy Wright (47-4, 38 KOs), annihilated Gilberto Matheus Domingos (22-3, 20 KOs), stopping the Brazilian with a devastating body blow at the 1:15 mark of round one.

The 10-round main event took place on the RJJ Boxing Promotions at the We Ko Pa Casino in Fort McDowell, Arizona.

With the victory, “Bronco” Billy retained his WBC Latin American and Fecarbox titles while extending his winning streak to 18, 14 of which came via knockout in consecutive bouts.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to defend my WBC belts here in the United States as it’s been a long time since I fought here,” said Wright. “Mauricio Sulaiman has been a man of his word, moving me up the rankings as I continue to win fights.

“Right now I’m at #16, looking to crack the top 15 with this victory. Against Domingos, I wanted to make a statement and end the fight early with a knockout. The plan was to go in and land as many powerful body shots as possible.

“It worked and I came out on top. I’m going to keep marching up the WBC rankings with the goal getting a big fight against any of top contenders. The problem is, none of these guys want to fight me. I’m ready to take on all comers ahead of me.”

With the brutal stoppage of Domingos, Wright recorded his 29th first round knockout. One of his goal is to break the heavyweight record for first round knockouts held by Shannon Briggs, which stands at 35.

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