Warrior FC was in Harlan, Kentucky on Saturday night, as “Bloody Harlan Havoc” featured a total of 13 bouts.
In the main event, Matt Metts (4-3) successfully defended his lightweight title, as he moved above .500 on his career. Metts took home a decision victory over Brandon Bell (3-5) to retain his title.
In the co-main event, Que Parks Jr. (5-0) kept his perfect record intact by topping 19-year-old Ken Beverly (0-1), who was making his pro debut. Many people didn’t give the young Beverly a shot in the fight, and indeed it was the veteran Parks who came out on top. Parks has now earned stoppages in all five of his victories as a pro.
On the amateur side of things, Cody Miskell (5-2) stepped up on short notice and competed twice on the night. First, he topped Shane Rauhuff (0-1) with a keylock in the first round in the night’s first MMA bout, and then he stepped in for injured champ Justin Goodin and took home the interim heavyweight title with a fifth round TKO victory over Brock Walker (4-6).
In the night’s other title bout, Sandro Pasagic (2-1) took home the welterweight title with a second round submission over hometown favorite Timmy Engle (4-5).
Warrior FC: Bloody Harlan Havoc results
Fight 1 – Cody Miskell vs. Shane Rauhuff – Heavyweight
Reault: Cody Miskell (4-2) def. Shane Rauhuff (0-1) via Submission (keylock) – Round 1
Fight 2 – Steve Shown vs. Taylor Mote – Lightweight
Result: Taylor Mote (1-0) def. Steve Shown (0-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
Fight 3 – Thomas Baker vs. Chad Church – Middleweight
Result: Chad Church (1-0) def. Thomas Baker (0-1) via TKO (punches) – Round 1
Fight 4 – Michael Douglas vs. Mark Calhoun – Welterweight
Result: Michael Douglas (1-3) def Mark Calhoun (0-1) via Knockout (punches) – Round 1
Fight 5 – Parker McClees vs. Jared Short – Light Heavyweight
Result: Jared Short (1-0) def. Parker McClees (0-1) via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)
Fight 6 – Tyler Black vs. Justin Collett – Middleweight
Result: Justin Collett (12-29) def Tyler Black (2-4) via Submission (omoplata) – Round 1
Fight 7 – Jaron Singley vs. Nate Byrd – Welterweight
Reault: Jaron Singley (1-0) def. Nate Byrd (2-4) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 3
Fight 8 – Bree Fitzgerald vs. Olivia Parker – Welterweight
Result: Olivia Parker (1-0) def. Bree Fitzgerald (0-1) via TKO (punches) – Round 1
Fight 9 – Alannah Arnett vs. Linda Mihalec – Strawweight
Result: Alannah Arnett (1-0) def. Linda Mihalec (0-1) via Disqualification (illegal elbow) – Round 3
Fight 10 – Sandro Pasagic vs. Timmy Engle – Welterweight Title
Result: Sandro Pasagic (2-1) def. Timmy Engle (4-5) via Submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2
Fight 11 – Cody Miskell vs. Brock Walker – Interim Heavyweight Title
Result: Cody Miskell (5-2) def. Brock Walker (4-6) via TKO (strikes) – Round 5
Fight 12 – Ken Beverly vs. Que Parks, Jr. – Welterweight
Result: Que Parks, Jr. (5-0) def. Ken Beverly (0-1) via KO – Round 2
Fight 13 – Brandon Bell vs. Matt Metts – Lightweight Title
Result: Matt Metts (4-3) def. Brandon Bell (3-5) via Decision
XFN (XTREME FIGHT NIGHT) 28 Results:
Wilson wins by UD.
Grigsby wins a thriller in Third Round TKO.
Walker wins by second round TKO.
Liou wins by tap out of armbar.
Ford wins by UD.
Arington wins by unanimous decision.
Billups wins by First Round tap out.
Kelly wins as corner stopped due to knee injury. (TKO)
Harrison wins by unanimous decision.
Bain wins by First Round Tap Out.
Derek High wins by unanimous decision.
Meixner wins by First Round tap out.
Ryan Machan def Cody McKenzie Sub, R1<br><br>
Emanuel Newton def Matt Baker Sub, R2<br><br>
Jo VallÃ©e def M. Wedderburn Sub, R1<br><br>
Josh Hill def Bendy Casimir Unanimous Dec<br><br>
Jonathan Meunier def Stephen Martinez KO/TKO, R1<br><br>
Andrew Buckland def Christ Franck Disqualificaton, R1<br><br>
Todd Stoute def S. Gavrilovic Unanimous Dec<br><br>
Adrian Vilaca def David Moon KO/TKO, R3<br><br>
Adam Assenza def Patrick Lafleur KO/TKO, R1
Submissions, technical knockouts, bad blood and athleticism were on display in full force Saturday at the Canalta Centre. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIGHTS
When it was all said and done, three new champions had been crowned, culminating with Alberta’s Ryan Machan tapping out former UFC fighter Cody McKenzie with a kimura shoulder lock in the first round. Machan says it may have ended quicker than expected, but they both knew it wasn’t going the distance.
“We both finish every fight we win, either we win or we lose by decision, and neither of us were winning a decision,” said Machan, who dislocated McKenzie’s shoulder to win the main event middleweight title. “Four years we were trying to get this fight going … so this was a long time in the making and it was good to finally get it over with.”
“Ryan’s real good. I’ve never been set up like that,” said McKenzie. “I’ve been beat before and it sucks but I’ve never really been out that much on the ground. I’ve got a lot to work on, he taught me some things tonight I never knew.”
All three of Saturday’s title fights were finished by way of submission. Light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton clinched his belt Saturday night with a second-round side choke that left Kamloops’ Matt Baker unconscious, though he had to escape a deep heel hook first.
“He had it, but I’m really good at getting out of things I guess you could say,” said Newton, who entered the bout after recovering from a knee injury. “I didn’t want to take it into deep water because I didn’t really know how good my cardio was going to be.”
Quebec’s Jo Vallee rounded out the title fights with a stunning arm bar finish on Fort McMurray’s Markhaile Wedderburn.
“I saw a takedown and I took it. I saw the arm bar and I did it,” said Vallee. “I’m very happy to win this bout.”
In other fights, Todd Stoute defeated Strahinja Gabrilovic and Josh Hill took a victory over Bendy Casmir via unanimous decision.
Quebec’s Jonathon Meunier defeated Stephen Martinez by way of technical knockout, Adrian Vilaca took an early-card win over David Moon with a technical knockout due to strikes and Adam Assenza also picked up a TKO win over Patrick Lafleur.
In the match between Christ Franck and Andrew Buckland, Franck was disqualified after delivering a knee to the head of Buckland while grounded. Buckland was taken to hospital for precautionary measures, but commissioner Tom Fiddler said Sunday that no serious damage was done. Baker — who was choked unconscious in Saturday’s light heavyweight title fight — did not require an ambulance.
MMAMania Top Fight of the Week Tonight on GFL.Tv – Emanuel Newton vs. Matt Baker – Fight Night Medicine Hat
After three straight difficult losses to top contenders, former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton returns to the regional scene for the first time in nearly five years to battle Matt Baker at Fight Night Medicine Hat.
“The Hardcore Kid” is best known for his legendary spinning back fist knockouts over King Mo and Joey Beltran, and he will look to get back in the win column with another violent finish this weekend.
While Newton is the heavy favorite, it would be unwise for him to overlook Baker on Saturday night.
“The Riotmaker” hasn’t exactly had the greatest MMA career — owning a 13-8 record — but with 12 career finishes, Baker can absolutely pull off the upset.
Even with his current losing streak, Newton has proven to be a must-watch fighter over and over again, and this Saturday night is no different.
Can he return to Bellator with a regional title around his waist?
MMAMania Ranks Cody McKenzie vs. Ryan Machan One of Top 2 Fights of the Weekend From Fight Night Medicine Hat
Cody McKenzie is back!
The affable UFC veteran has lost four straight fights and gone 1-5 since being cut by the world’s leading MMA promotion, but that won’t stop him from continuing to battle.
McKenzie and Ryan Machan have been scheduled to fight three separate times for two different organizations, and their bad blood is as real as it gets.
Boasting arguably the greatest nickname in MMA today as the “Sylvan Lake Strangler,” Machan will look to earn his sixth straight finish victory this weekend.
The Canadian has fought some very talented fighters during his decade long career, including a win over UFC veteran Kajan Johnson, as well as a loss to Jordan Mein.
With a win over McKenzie, Machan could very well be getting a call-up to the big leagues later this year.
This fight likely won’t be all that aesthetically pleasing, but how could you possibly miss Cody McKenzie in action?
Someone is getting choked out, and either way, it should be a glorious ride to the finish line.
Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson and Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon Headline Uprising Boxing Card on GFL.Tv Saturday Night.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVElight heavyweight Samuel “Main Event” Clarkson (17-3, 11 KOs), with ultra-popular middleweight Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (5-0, 4 KOs) also being featured.
“We are really happy to have Samuel Clarkson fighting on our own show,” said Ronson Frank, Uprising Promotions President. “We have been fighting on the B-Side since we started working together, and Samuel has proven himself to be an A-Side fighter every time. It will be nice to have him here in our backyard with an opportunity to take another step further in his career. We are also psyched to have Alicia Napoleon on our card again. We know what Alicia brings to the table. She always brings a lot of people and an exciting fight. With these two headlining, we are expecting another great turnout, and we will soon be announcing a fantastic undercard to support these two fights.”
2015 was an outstanding year for Clarkson, one that saw him win five fights to extend his current winning streak to seven bouts. Among those victories included a decision over former world title challenger Cedric Agnew and knockouts of highly touted prospects Jerry Odom and Lavarn Harvell on ShoBox: The New Generation. The 25-year-old Texas native has been continually improving and showing significant growth in recent camps, and boxing fans can look forward to fireworks when he returns to action on April 9th.
“Fans can expect a really live fight,” Clarkson predicted. “I cannot wait to be back in the ring again, and being able to fight in New York is such a privilege. I am definitely going to show out and make sure that everyone who comes out to these Uprising Promotions fights will be entertained. It is going down, I promise you that.”
Napoleon will take center stage in the co-feature, her second consecutive bout on the Uprising Promotions platform. In her last outing, the Long Island native won in dominant fashion against gritty Hungarian veteran Szilvia Szabados to claim the WBC Women’s Silver Middleweight Championship. The hard-hitting and crafty Napoleon always brings a great crowd to each and every one of her bouts, providing non-stop action for all fans in attendance.
Remember how hilariously awful Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 turned out to be? Well now is your chance to re-live that excitement with a “celebrity” Boxing match pitting Social Media stars Tyrone and Big Brody against one another.
You’ve likely seen the duo’s videos on Instagram, Vine, or YouTube, and their simmering hatred for one another has hit a boiling point.
Brody and Tyrone have no formal training experience and are certainly not fighters by any means, but this freak show fight is simply a must watch.
While it’s probably impossible to be as infamous as Kimbo vs. Dada, we can only hope both these men will give it their all to put on a show.
Don’t miss this one Friday night.
Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship Bout: Marcus Sursa vs. Haze “The Hooligan” Wilson at Xtreme Fight Night 28 Live on GFL.Tv
If you are wondering why the name Marcus Sursa rings a bell, it’s probably because you remember “Money” utterly destroying former UFC contender Thiago Silva late last year.
The 33-year old Light Heavyweight fights out of Jackson Wink MMA, boasting 15 career finishes in 16 victories.
While Sursa is most successful in MMA, he dabbles in other combat sports, proving to be a must watch fighter in any scenario.
This weekend, Sursa will look to earn yet another knockout when he faces the dangerous Haze Wilson at Xtreme Fight Night 28 for the Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.
Wilson too has proved to be an all-action fighter, often putting himself at risk in order to punish his opponents.
With two heavy-handed knockout artists set to square off in a kickboxing match inside the XFN cage, be sure not to blink, as this one could be over in a hurry.
The rest of the card features:
Xtreme Fight Night (XFN) 28 Live Tonight with 3 Title Bouts: Haze Wilson v Marcus Sursa, Jaymee “Ambush” Jones v Jenny Liou and Canaan “Super Beast” Grigsby v Texan Matt Mckeon
XFN features three kickboxing title fights, an MMA middleweight championship and a showdown between two of the top female fighters in the country.
Super-heavyweight kickboxing champion Haze Wilson, [14-2] fighting out of Tulsa, takes on world-ranked Marcus Sursa, [18-7] from Amarillo, Texas. Sursa is coming off the biggest win of his career, a knockout victory over former UFC star Thiago Sylva. In his prior bout Wilson stopped 450 pound Sumo wrestler Charles Rodgers last February in Tulsa.
The MMA main event of the evening features rising women’s cagefighting star Jaymee “Ambush” Jones [5-2] of Tahlequah, Oklahoma against world ranked Jenny Liou [5-3] of Lewiston, Idaho.
Other featured kickboxing fights include two championships; the welterweight crown will be on the line when popular slugger Codale “Crunchtime” Ford battles Kenyon Jackson; and lightweight champion Brandon McDougal faces challenger Alfred “Freight Train” Walker.
The middleweight MMA championship will also be decided as Canaan “Super Beast” Grigsby and Texan Matt Mckeon square off at 185 pounds.