Unified MMA 22 Review

March 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Tanner Boser vs. Tim Hague (Heavyweight Title Fight)

Round 1: No glove touch to start and Boser rushes Hague and gets cracked with a HUGE overhand right that drops Boser. Hague pounces and finishes off Boser with a barrage of vicious punches that relieves Boser of his consciousness. Referee Vern Gorman pulls Hague off and Boser is out of it to the point that he wrestles Gorman for a minute until Boser’s corner can pull him off.

Tim Hague defeats Tanner Boser by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 0:06

Hague captures Unified Heavyweight Title

Jarid Bussemakers vs. Nick Campbell

Round 1: Bussemakers with a leg kick and a combo before getting the takedown against the cage. Bussemakers lands a few chipping shots and Campbell gets back to his feet. They trade knees and jockey for position. Bussemakers lands some foot stomps and Campbell with a knee. Bussemakers responds and Campbell looks to muscle him down but can’t complete the takedown. Campbell holding position and Cardinal breaks them up. Bussemakers looking for a guillotine gets slammed. Bussemakers lets go and switches to a kimura. Campbell working from the guard and Bussemakers lands a couple from the bottom. Campbell connects and Cardinal pauses to replace the mouth guard of Bussemakers and they restart with Campbell in guard. Bussemakers works the body and throws his legs up looking for an armbar. Bussemakers tries to elevate and sweep but Campbell stays heavy. Campbell lands to the body and connects with a couple more as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Campbell

Round 2: Bussemakers with a leg kick and a right before dropping for a takedown. They tie up and exchange shots and Campbell tosses him to the mat and lands in side control. Bussemakers with a barrage of sharp elbows from the bottom. Bussemakers with a triangle choke and forces the lightning quick tap in a come from behind victory.

Jarid Bussemakers submits Nick Campbell by Triangle Choke in Round 2, 1:28

Mike Scarcello vs. Dia Grant

Round 1: Scarcello shoots and gets the slam to side control right away. Grant gets half guard back and gets to his feet but Scarcello takes the back and drags him down. Scarcello works for a rear naked choke but Grant defends and again gets to his feet. Scarcello muscles him back down with a body lock and lands in half guard. Scarcello with a pair of short elbows and lands some lefts. Scarcello takes the back but only has one hook. Grant escapes and gets back to his feet but Scarcello’s wrestling has Grant right back on the mat. Grant briefly looks for an armbar but Scarcello pulls his arm free and lands shots from the back. Scarcello pounds away before taking the back and working for the rear naked choke as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Scarcello

Round 2: Grant with an overhand but Scarcello ducks it and gets the body lock against the cage before dumping him to the mat. Scarcello settles into the guard but quickly passes to half guard and finally mount. Grant gives his back and Scarcello lands a pair of solid hammerfists before sinking the rear naked choke with just one hook and forcing the quick tap.

Mike Scarcello submits Dia Grant by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 2, 1:38

Garret Nybakken vs. Neil Doty

Round 1: Doty presses forward with jabs and ties him up against the cage. Nybakken reverses and knees the legs. Nybakken changes levels and gets the single to half guard. Nybakken elbows the body chips away with little punches. Doty throws up a triangle attempt but Nybakken avoids and drops a big elbows. Nybakken lands to the body and connects with another elbow to the body. Doty sits up and Nybakken works for a guilotine until Doty gives up his back. Nybakken lands a few before working for the rear naked choke. Doty defends briefly but Nybakken is able to sink the choke and get the submission victory.

Garret Nybakken submits Neil Doty by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 4:17

Aaron Bosiak vs. Dell Knebush

Round 1: Bosiak lands and Knebush looks for a takedown but Bosiak gets a guillotine. Bosiak dumps him to the mat and takes his back sinking a rear naked choke and forcing the quick tap. Aaron Bosiak submits Dell Knebush by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 0:39

Justin Parsons vs. Vitaliy Bervald

Round 1: Parsons with a stiff leg kick and Bervald catches him with a massive right that sees Parsons out on his feet. Bervald follows up with a barrage of punches against the cage. Referee Kyle Cardinal stops the bout with Parsons still on his feet but the only thing holding Parsons up was the cage itself.

Vitaliy Bervald defeats Justin Parsons by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:19

Mike Geib vs. Cam Dyck

Round 1: Dyck rushes him and they tumble to the mat. In the scramble Geib locks in a guillotine choke but Dyck defends and pulls his head free and lands a shot from the guard. Geib again looks for the choke but Dyck frees himself easily. Geib works for a sweep but can’t get complete it. Geib continues to work for a guillotine choke but is on no position to finish. Dyck works to pass but Geib and gets to mount. Geib rolls to his side and Dyck feeds him a steady diet of right hands until referee Vern Gorman has seen enough and calls the fight.

Cam Dyck defeats Mike Geib by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 3:06

Clay Dixon vs. Shadey Yellowbird

Round 1: Yellowbird with a leg kick and Dixon immediately gets the takedown. Yellowbird gets back to his feet against the cage and Dixon knees the thighs. Dixon with a big suplex and passes to mount. Dixon with an armbar but Yellowbird with a nice escape but Dixon has side control. Dixon again passes to mount and Yellowbird tries to sweep but caught in an armbar again. Dixon is able to straighten the arm and force the tap.

Clay Dixon submits Shadey Yellowbird by Armbar in Round 1, 2:00

Strikers’ Cup 13 Review

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Strikezone Promotions returned to GFL.tv with “Strikers’ Cup 13″ from the Event Center and Sports Bar in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Strikers’ Cup events are hugely successful and showcase the top amateur Muay Thai on the East Coast in Muay Thai and Glory bouts. This card featured 7 highly contested fights with 2 stoppages. Tune in to see these gladiators go to battle in one of the most feared combat sports on the planet where honor is everything.

In the main event, for the 132.5 lb Ultimate Striker Female Lightweight Championship, contested under Glory rules, Diana Zhivanaj defeated Brandice Peltier via split decision in a great back and forth fight. Zhivanaj was the aggressor in the first round and scored with combos while staying on her toes as Peltier covered up for most of the round and was against the ropes and when she did respond, she would throw one strike and not follow up with the type of volume punching that Zhivanaj displayed. In the second, Peltier scored more, especially with a front push kick that slowed the offense of Zhivanaj down. But Zhivanaj continued to dart in and out and try to score with quick combos while Peltier settled in and stalked Zhivanaj but did not throw the amount of strikes that Zhivanaj was still doing. In the third round, Peltier had her best round as she scored with hard body kicks and was throwing more than one strike at a time and matching the volume striking of Zhivanaj while also landing the harder blows. But Zhivanaj displayed great footwork and got Peltier back against the ropes where Zhivanaj was able to score with jabs and straights. After separating Zhivanaj scored with her best punch of the night, an overhand right, that connected flush and buckled Peltier for a moment. The action slowed after that with Zhivanaj scoring with punches and Peltier landing some kicks to the body in a great main event that lived up to the hype.
In a 126 lb Glory rules bout, Tyrone Mason defeated Keyner Rodriguez via KO (kick) in the first round. Rodriguez came out with a flying knee that Mason deflected. Rodriguez followed up with a punching combo, when Mason connect with a spinning back fist. Rodriguez scored with a leg kick as this fight started to heat up. The fighters made their way to the center of the ring where Mason unloaded with a spinning back kick and hit Rodriguez perfectly on the jaw and knocked him out. It was a solid win for the rising Mason against the gritty Rodriguez.
In other action, in a 147 lb Glory rules bout, Matt Ramge defeated Titus Simmons via TKO in the third round. It was a hard punching bout with Ramge able to land straight punches from a distance as Simmons tried to mix it up and score from the inside. In the third round, used his reach advantage and continued to score from the outside with straight rights and lead left hooks. Simmons was backed into a corner and Ramge scored with a nice combo and the ref was forced to give a standing 8-count that Simmons could not recover from.

“Striker’ Cup 13″ delivered another smash success on GFL.tv as all the fighters fought with their hearts on their sleeve in the ring. Be sure to catch every punch and kick with this high octane event. Order now and watch it anytime on video on demand and own it for life.

Atlas Fighting Championship 24 Review

March 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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The Gulf Coast’s premier MMA promotion returned on GFL as AFC presented “Atlas Fighting Championship 24″ emanating from the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. This event featured a stacked card, showcasing 3 title fights along with the top up and coming prospects from the Gulf Coast. AFC is the premier MMA organization in the Magnolia State and the greater Gulf Coast region.

In the main event, in a rematch, for the vacant Atlas Fights Bantamweight Title, Aaron Williams (28-20) of Ocean Springs, MS avenged a prior loss by beating Bellator vet Christopher Pham (4-5) of Baton Rouge via unanimous decision after 5 hard rounds of action. Their first fight lasted less than 30 seconds when Pham won via TKO but this time the fight went the way of Williams who controlled most of the action with his wrestling. Williams applied pressure early and often and did not want to suffer the same early TKO loss to Pham that he did in his last fight. Williams fought a smart fight and went out and got his hands on Pham early and put him on the ground. Pham tried to go for submissions and was able to scramble a few times, but Williams was bound and determined to get Pham out of his element and that’s just what he did with his wrestling and grappling over the course of the 5 round championship bout. It was a great fight and possibly sets up a rubber match down the line with both fighters being 1-1 against each other.

In the co-main event, for the Atlas Fights Welterweight Championship, Rance Jones Jr (5-1) defeated Robert Turnquest (3-1) via unanimous decision to capture the title. Jones is known for his devastating power and hit Turnquest got hit with multiple hard shots in the standup but responded in kind with some power punches of his own. This was a great back and forth fight, but the cardio of Jones allowed him to pull away in the later rounds and score with more standup as well as control more of the ground game.

In other action, Erimus Mills (1-1) had a quick night in the cage as he defeated Austin Parker (2-2) via TKO in the first round in under a minute. Mills came out swinging and connected with some hard shots in the opening seconds that dropped Parker to the mat. It was an unexpected end to a fight many people thought would be a dog fight for 3 rounds. It turned out to be a quick night and proved once again that anything in MMA can and will happen.

For the Atlas Fights Amateur Title, Corey Wilson (6-0) defeated Rocky Landry (2-6) via guillotine choke in the second round. Wilson remains undefeated and has proven pretty much all he can in the amateur ranks. It might be time for this blue chip prospect to turn pro and start his professional career where he will already be a threat for most established 145lb fighters in the region.

You won’t find more BANG for your buck so order this thrilling event. Be sure to catch all of the action anytime on VOD as AFC presents “Atlas Fighting Championship 24″ on pay-per-view exclusively at GFL.tv.

Australian Fighting Championships 12 Review

March 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Australian Fighting Championships 12 took place at the Melbourne Pavilion on Sunday, 22 March with the event taking place at a special time, early in the afternoon. The event was the promotions first caged show in their hometown following the cage ban being lifted earlier in the month.

An enthusiastic crowd cheered on the competitors, especially the hometown favourites where in the main event Jamie Abdallah remained undefeated, dispatching of Daniel Almeida in the opening round.

Abdallah was able to stuff the early takedown attempt from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist Almeida. Abdallah then quickly engaged a flurry of punches on his opponent as Almeida struggled to get his back off the cage. A powerful uppercut sent Almeida falling to the canvas and giving Abdallah the knockout, 35-seconds into the contest.

With the impressive stoppage win, Abdallah moves his record to a reported 7-0 and claims the AFC light-heavyweight title.

The co-featured headlining fight for the AFC middleweight title took place between Victorian Daniel Way and New South Welshman Zein Saliba. The five-round fight was a highly contested and grueling one with both fighters showing what their game-plan was early on with Saliba ultimately getting the unanimous decision nod.

Saliba’s strategy early was to get the fight to the ground where he would look to out-grapple his opponent, while also working for a submission. More comfortable on his feet, Way attempted to keep it standing where he looked for the knock-out blow or stoppage. Saliba went in for multiple takedowns and while some were stuffed, Way was eventually dragged to the floor for most of the fight.

Although Way was put onto his back for much of the fight the local fighter remained active from his back, throwing elbows from the bottom as Saliba made it hard for him to get back to his feet. There were glimpses of promise from both fighters when it came to the stand-up battle, we both both clipping each other with a flurry of big shots and constant jabs.

The fifth round ended with Way fighting off an arm-triangle submission from Saliba. Saliba used it to get into top position and proceeded to reign down punches just before the bell went to signal the end of the fight. Saliba’s grappling proved too much for Way as he captured the AFC middleweight strap winning via a unanimous decision and in the process taking his professional record to 6-0.

In a quick and entertaining battle, Judoka youngster Kitt Campbell submitted Matt Eland in the opening round. Both fighters exchanged heavy shots in the opening seconds without much regard for each others handy-work. Campbell then took Eland down where he was able to secure the armbar submission. The end came 1:30 into the first round.

Also on the card, hometown favourite Peter Davenport was upset by promotion newcomer New Zealand fighter James Bishop. Stepping up as a replacement to Damien Brown, Bishop walked away with a first-round submission, securing the rear-naked choke at 4:22 of the opening round.

Full Results:

Jamie Abdallah def Daniel Almeida via KO (Uppercut), Rd 1 0:35 – AFC light-heavyweight title
Zein Saliba def Daniel Way via Decision (Unanimous) – AFC middleweight title
Kitt Campbell def Matt Eland via Submission (Armbar), Rd 1, 1:30
James Bishop def Peter Davenport via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 1, 4:22
Lance Ettia def Dan Ginnane via Submission (Triangle Choke), Rd 1, 2:22
John Beirouti def Dean Martin via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 1, 3:23
Mikey Vaotuua def Nick Davis via Decision (Unanimous)
Chris Wase def Dillion Wolf via Decision (Unanimous)
Kaan Ofli def Christian Burghartswieser via Decision (Unanimous)
Jason Petropoulis def Justin Barbuto via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Rd 1, 0:51
Danniel Schuardt def Francis Buangala via Submission (Triangle Choke), Rd 1
Ryan Mills def Chris Linder via Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke), Rd 1, 1:25

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

March 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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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.

March 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Courtesy of Brian Mazique & bleacherreport.com

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.

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