Monday, October 13, 2014

Invicta FC 9 Predictions






It is that time again. As we do for every Invicta FC event, we are letting you make your predictions on each fight, plus predict the Fight of the Night and new for this event, your Lock of the Night, meaning the fighter you are most positive will win their fight. we will announce the results a couple days before the event.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

NAAFS Rock N Rumble Report






October 4th was a big night in Canton, Ohio as NAAFS presented Rock N Rumble, one of the most loaded cards to ever hit the state and possibly the biggest card of the year in the Midwest region. The only bad part was that one of the nights most anticipated bouts, the bantamweight title fight between champion Bryan Goldsby and challenger Antonio Castillo Jr. did not take place as the champion weighed in over thirteen pounds over the bantamweight limit. The main event did feature a title fight as champion Frank Caraballo was successful in his defense against Cody Stevens in a very good fight. Cody Garbrandt returned to an NAAFS cage and the Alpha Male product took another step closer to the big stage with an impressive quick finish of Charles Stanford. Here is the play by play of the event along with my scoring and guest scoring of former NAAFS amateur title challenger Rachel Dovidio and the Of The Night Awards at the end.


1. Amateur Featherweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Adli Edwards (4-0 Ronin Training Center) vs Ahmad Douglas (3-1 GriffonRawl)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Edwards. They drop down with Edwards on top in side control and then mount. Punch to the body by Edwards. Head shots by Edwards. Douglas escapes and they stand. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Douglas but Edwards lands on top in side control.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Edwards
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-9 Edwards

RD 2: They trade jabs. They trade more punches. Douglas lands punches on the cage. Takedown by Edwards into guard. They trade head shots on the ground. Edwards stands and drops two punches and then drops back into guard. Edwards stands and drops down hard punches. Edwards gets his back but then they stand. Jab and cross by Douglas. Takedown by Edwards into guard. Body shots by Edwards.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Edwards
Rachel scored RD 2: 10-9 Edwards

RD 3: They trade punches. Takedown by Edwards into half guard. Edwards gets mount and lands punches. Edwards stands and drops down punches. Edwards gets his back and then mount. Edwards lands more punches. Hard head shots by Edwards.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Edwards
Rachel scored RD 3: 10-9 Edwards
Jason's score card: 30-27 Edwards
Rachel's score card: 30-27 Edwards

Results: Adli Edwards via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

2. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Nick Foxhuber (8-2 Ronin Training Center) vs Devonte Smith (6-2 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Smith. They battle for position. Knee to the leg by Foxhuber. Punch to the body by Foxhuber. They separate. Smith lands punches. Body kick by Smith. They clinch on the cage. Punch to the body by Foxhuber.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-10
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-9 Smith

RD 2: Body kick by Smith. Cross and body kick by Smith. They clinch on the cage and separate. Smith lands hard punches. Takedown by Foxhuber but they are up quick clinched on the cage. They separate and Smith hurts him with punches.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Smith
Rachel scored RD 2: 10-9 Smith

RD 3: Smith lands a hard kick low stopping the action. The ref takes a point from Smith without giving him a warning. They resume. Jab by Smith. They clinch on the cage. Punch to the body by Smith. They separate. Jab by Smith. Takedown by Smith into guard. Smith stands and drops down hard punches to the head.
Jason scored RD 3: 9-9
Rachel scored RD 3: 9-9
Jason's score card: 29-28 Smith
Rachel's score card: 29-27 Smith

Result: Majority Draw (29-27 Smith/28-28/28-28)

3. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Corey Dulaney (5-1 DiSabato MMA/Ronin Training Center) vs Jeffrey Pelton (3-1 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They trade leg kicks. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Pelton into half guard. Head shots by Pelton. Body shots by Pelton. More head shots by Pelton. Pelton gets mount and lands body shots. Dulaney gets half guard. The ref stands them. Takedown by Dulaney and he lands punches.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Pelton
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-9 Pelton

RD 2: Jab by Pelton. Body kick by Pelton. They clinch on the cage and separate. Body kick by Pelton. Pelton catches a kick and they clinch on the cage. Takedown by Pelton.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Pelton
Rachel scored RD 2: 10-9 Pelton

RD 3: Takedown by Pelton into guard. The ref stands them. They trade jabs. Body kick by Pelton. Pelton shoots and Dulaney sprawls. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by Dulaney.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Dulaney
Rachel scored RD 3: 10-9 Dulaney
Jason's score card: 29-28 Pelton
Rachel's score card: 29-28 Pelton

Result: Jeffrey Pelton via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28)

4. Amateur Strawweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Jessica Dinch (1-3 Independant) vs Meghan Joyce (2-1 Art of Karate/Instigator)

RD 1: They trade punches. Leg kick by Joyce. They trade hard punches. Takedown by Joyce into half guard. They stand clinched. Body shots by Dinch. They separate. Body kick by Joyce. Hard punches by Dinch. Takedown by Joyce into half guard and then mount. Body shots by Joyce. Hard shots by Joyce. Dinch rolls and gets on top in guard. Head shots by Dinch. Dinch stands and kicks at her legs.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Joyce
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-9 Joyce

RD 2: Dinch lands punches. Takedown by Dinch into side control. Sweep by Joyce and she is on top in half guard. Head shots by Joyce. Dinch gets full guard. Joyce stands and lets her up. Takedown by Joyce.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Joyce
Rachel scored RD 2: 10-9 Joyce

RD 3: Leg kick by Dinch. Dinch lands punches. Takedown by Joyce into half guard. Head shots from bottom by Dinch. Dinch gets full guard. Head shots by Joyce. Body shots by Joyce.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Joyce
Rachel scored RD 3: 10-9 Joyce
Jason's score card: 30-27 Joyce
Rachel's score card: 30-27 Joyce

Result: Meghan Joyce via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

5. Amateur Middleweight Title 3x3x3 Rounds
Darion Peterson (3-0 Strong Style Fight Team) vs Devon Kelleher (3-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Cross by Peterson. Body kick by Kelleher. Peterson lands punches on the cage. Jab by Peterson. Peterson lands punches. Kelleher lands a jab. They clinch and separate quick. They trade jabs.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Peterson
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-9 Peterson

RD 2: Jab by Kelleher. Kelleher lands punches. Peterson lands punches on the cage. Cross by Kelleher. Body kick by Kelleher. Jab and cross by Peterson. Peterson lands punches on the cage. Body shots by Peterson. Peterson hurts him with punches. The ref stops the action for no visible reason. They resume. Jab to the body by Peterson. They trade punches. Clinch on the cage and a takedown by Peterson.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Peterson
Rachel scored RD 2: 10-9 Peterson

RD 3: They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Peterson into guard. Peterson gets side control. Peterson stands and lets him up. Hook by Kelleher. Hard hook by Kelleher. They clinch and move to the cage. Knee to the body by Peterson. They separate. Jab by Peterson. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Kelleher into side control. Head shots by Kelleher.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Kelleher
Rachel scored RD 3: 10-9 Peterson
Jason's score card: 29-28 Peterson
Rachel's score card: 30-27 Peterson

Result: Darion Peterson via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

6. Pro Heavyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Devon Wilson (0-2 Demolition Fight Team) vs Jeff Hughes (0-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Wilson. They trade jabs. They clinch on the cage and separate quick. They clinch again. Head shots by Hughes. Wilson works hard for a takedown. They separate. Body kick by Hughes. Hughes gets a guillotine and the tap.

Result: Jeff Hughes via Tapout (Guillotine) at 3:52 of Round 1

7. Pro Featherweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Eric Bledsoe (1-0 Bullpen) vs R.J. Buck (1-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Head kick by Bledsoe. They trade jabs. Jab to the body by Buck. Bledsoe lands punches. Hook to the body by Buck. Buck shoots and gets a takedown but they are up quick clinched on the cage. Takedown by Buck into guard. Punch to the head by Buck. Bledsoe looks for an arm and they stand. Bledsoe drops him with punches and lands more. Bledsoe gets his back and a rear naked for the tap.

Result: Eric Bledsoe via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:36 of Round 1

8. Pro Featherweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Matt DiMarcantonio (5-4 Team Ascension) vs Wes Hanson (3-0 Leon Ramsey's Dawghouse)

RD 1: Jab by DiMarcantonio. Front kick by DiMarcantonio. They clinch on the cage and separate. Hook by Hanson. They clinch on the cage. DiMarcantonio gets his back standing. Takedown by DiMarcantonio but they are up quick. Cross by Hanson. Jab by DiMarcantonio. Head kick by DiMarcantonio. They clinch on the cage and separate. Cross by Hanson. Body kick by Hanson.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 DiMarcantonio
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-10

RD 2: They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Hanson. DiMarcantonio looks for an arm. Hanson stands. Up kick by DiMarcantonio. Hanson drops down and DiMarcantonio looks for the kimura. DiMarcantonio gets full guard. DiMarcantonio goes for a triangle and they stand. Clinch on the cage. Hanson takes him down but DiMarcantonio looks for a guillotine as the round ends.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 DiMarcantonio
Rachel scored RD 2: 10-9 DiMarcantonio

RD 3: Head kick by DiMarcantonio. Takedown by DiMarcantonio into guard. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Hanson into guard. Head shots by Hanson.
Jason cored RD 3: 10-9 DiMarcantonio
Rachel scored RD 3: 10-9 DiMarcantonio
Jason score card: 30-27 DiMarcantonio
Rachel's score card: 30-28 DiMarcantonio

Result: Matt DiMarcantonio via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/30-27)

9. Pro Heavyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Bobby Brents (14-4 The Garage) vs John Hawk (9-5 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Jab and cross by Brents. Brents drops him with punches and gets on top. They stand clinched on the cage. Uppercut by Hawk. Hawk hurts him with punches. They clinch on the cage and trade knees to the body. Knee to the body by Hawk. They trade head shots. Knee to the body by Hawk and another. They separate. They clinch on the cage again. Head shots by Hawk. They trade head shots. Knees to the body by Hawk. Knee to the leg by Brents. Hawk lands a knee low stopping action. They resume. Cross by Hawk. They clinch on the cage. Brents lands a punch low stopping the action. They resume and clinch on the cage. Knees to the leg by Hawk. Takedown by Brents against the cage. Elbow to the head from the bottom by Hawk.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Hawk
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-9 Hawk

RD 2: They trade hard punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the head by Hawk. Punches to the body by Hawk. Head shots by Hawk. Knee to the body by Hawk. Head shots by Hawk. Brents lands a shot low stopping action. The ref takes a point from Brents. They resume and clinch on the cage but separate quick. Hawk lands punches on the cage. Brents lands a knee low and the ref disqualifies him.

Result: John Hawk via Disqualification at 3:07 of Round 2

10. Pro Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Charles Stanford (5-2 G-Force) vs Cody Garbrandt (4-0 Team Alpha Male)

RD 1: Leg kick by Garbrandt. Garbrandt lands punches on the cage. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Garbrandt into side control. They stand. Garbrandt lands punches. Leg kick by Stanford. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Garbrandt. Garbrandt hurts him with punches and drops him with a hook to the body and the ref stops it.

Result: Cody Garbrandt via TKO at 1:37 of Round 1

11. Pro Featherweight Title 5x5x5x5x5 Rounds

RD 1: Cody Stevens (11-7-1 Strong Style Fight Team) vs Frank Caraballo (13-7 Cal Crowell MMA Training Center)

RD 1: Jab by Caraballo. They trade punches. Jab by Caraballo. They trade punches. Hook by Stevens. Leg kick by Stevens. They trade hooks. Leg kick by Stevens. Body kick by Stevens. They trade jabs. Cross by Caraballo. Leg kick by Caraballo. Cross by Caraballo. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the head by Stevens. They separate. Cross by Caraballo. Leg kick by Stevens. Body kick by Stevens.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Caraballo
Rachel scored RD 1: 10-9 Stevens

RD 2: Leg kick by Stevens. They trade hooks. Jab to the body by Caraballo. Cross by Caraballo. Caraballo drops him with a hook and gets on top in guard. Caraballo lets him up. Jab and cross by Caraballo. Caraballo lands a kick low stopping action. Stevens tries for a takedown and they clinch on the cage. Head shots by Stevens. Knees to the leg by Stevens. Stevens gets a takedown as the round ends.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Caraballo
Rachel scored RD 2: 10-9 Stevens

RD 3: Jab by Caraballo. Body kick and jab by Stevens. Caraballo lands a kick low stopping action. They resume. Jab by Caraballo. Knee to the body by Stevens. They clinch on the cage and separate. Jab by Caraballo. Cross by Caraballo. Hook by Stevens. Stevens shoots but can't get the takedown. Jab by Caraballo. Jab and cross by Caraballo. Takedown by Caraballo into guard. Hammer fist by Caraballo. Caraballo lets him up. Hook by Stevens. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Stevens against the cage. Punch to the head by Stevens. Stevens gets his back and lands elbows to the head.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Stevens
Rachel scored RD 3: 10-9 Stevens

RD 4: Jab by Caraballo and another. Another jab by Caraballo. Body kick by Stevens. Hook to the body by Stevens. Jab by Stevens. Jab and hook by Caraballo. Body kick by Stevens. Takedown by Caraballo into guard. Hammer fist by Caraballo. More hammer fists by Caraballo. They stand. Jab by Caraballo and another. Leg kick by Stevens. Takedown by Caraballo into guard. Stevens tries for an arm but can't get it. Head shots from the bottom by Stevens.
Jason scored RD 4: 10-9 Caraballo
Rachel scored RD 4: 10-9 Caraballo

RD 5: Takedown by Stevens into guard. Elbow to the head by Stevens. Body shots by Stevens. Head shots by Stevens. More head shots by Stevens. They trade head shots on the ground. Elbow to the head by Stevens. Body shots by Stevens. Head shots by Steven.s Hard elbows to the head by Stevens. Body shots by Stevens. Elbow to the head by Steven.s Hammer fists by Stevens.
Jason scored RD 5: 10-9 Stevens
Rachel scored RD 5: 10-9 Stevens
Jason's score card: 48-47 Caraballo
Rachel's score card: 49-46 Stevens

Result: Frank Caraballo via Unanimous Decision (49-46/49-46/48-47)

Jason's Submission of the Night: Eric Bledsoe
Rachel's Submission of the Night: Eric Bledsoe
Jason's Knockout of the Night: Cody Garbrandt
Rachel's Knockout of the Night: Cody Garbrandt
Jason's Fight of the Night: Darion Peterson vs Devon Kelleher
Rachel's Fight of the Night: Charles Stanford vs Cody Garbrandt

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Invicta FC 8 Report





September 6th was the highly anticipated return of Invicta FC. After a long hiatus the promotion returned, this time on UFC Fight Pass. The even featured some very competitive fights going the distance and some very impressive finishes, including in both of the nights title fights. Here is our play by play of the action. Both myself (Jason Adams) and Shawnee Merrell Napoli from Promoting Real Women and PRW Radio along with Gina Begley from Pro WMMA Now and Bluegrass MMA are providing our scores and our fight, submission and KO of the night.

1. Strawweight 5x5x5 Rounds
JJ Aldrich (0-0 303 Training Center) vs Delaney Owen (2-0 Highlander MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Owen. Front kick by Aldrich. They clinch on the cage. Owen works for a takedown. Knee to the body by Owen. Punch to the body by Owen. Knee to the head by Aldrich. They trade knees to the leg. Knee to the body by Aldrich. Knee to the body by Owen. They move to the center. Owen drops down by Aldrich sprawls. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They separate and trade punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They separate. Cross by Aldrich. Owen catches a kick and lands punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They separate. Leg kick by Aldrich. They trade jabs.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich

RD 2: Hook by Aldrich. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Aldrich. More knees to the body by Aldrich. Knee to the head by Aldrich. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They move to the center. Knee to the body by Aldrich. Takedown by Owen into guard. Aldrich gets her back and lands heel strikes to the body. Head shots by Aldrich. More head shots by Aldrich. Aldrich looks for a rear naked but can't get it. Aldrich has a body triangle. More head shots by Aldrich. Elbows to the head by Aldrich. Aldrich gets mount and lands elbows.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Aldrich
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Aldrich
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Aldrich

RD 3: They clinch on the cage. They trade knees to the leg. They move to the center and then separate. They clinch again and move to the cage. Knee to the leg by Aldrich. Knee to the body by Aldrich. They drop down with Aldrich on top in half guard. Owen goes for a heel hook. Punch to the head by Aldrich. Hammer fists by Aldrich. More head shots by Aldrich.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Aldrich
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Aldrich
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Aldrich
Jason's score card: 30-27 Aldrich
Shawnee's score card: 30-27 Aldrich
Gina's score card: 30-27 Aldrich

Result: JJ Aldrich via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-26)

2. Atomweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Jinh Yu Frey (2-0 Mohler MMA) vs Jodie Esquibel (3-1 Jackson's MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Frey. Lots of feints by both. Hook by Frey. Leg kick by Frey. Push kick by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Frey drops her with a kick and gets her back. Frey looks for the rear naked. Frey gets a body triangle. Esquibel rolls and gets on top and lands a punch to the head as the round ends.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Frey
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Frey
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Frey

RD 2: Jab by Esquibel. Leg kick by Frey. Hook by Frey. Another hook by Frey. Jab by Frey. Body kick by Esquibel. Hard cross by Esquibel. Leg kick by Frey. They trade leg kicks. Jab by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Body kick by Esquibel. Leg kick by Frey.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Frey
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Frey
Gina scored RD 2: 10-9 Frey

RD 3: Hook by Frey. They trade leg kicks. Hard hook by Esquibel. Cross and hook by Frey. Hook by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Leg kick by Frey. Cross by Esquibel. Hook by Esquibel.Hook by Frey. Hook and cross by Esquibel. Jab to the body by Esquibel. Cross by Esquibel. Esquibel lands punches on the cage. Frey is cut and bleeding under her eye. Leg kick by Frey. Head kick by Esquibel. Hook by Frey. Cross by Esquibel. Head kick by Esquibel.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Esquibel
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Esquibel.
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Esquibel
Jason's score card: 29-28 Frey
Shawnee's score card: 29-28 Frey
Gina's score card: 29-28 Frey

Results: Jodie Esquibel via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/29-27)

3. Strawweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Alexa Grasso (4-0 Lobo Gym) vs Ashley Cummins (3-2 Steve Berger's MMA)

RD 1: They trade punches. Hook by Cummins. Cummins shoots and they clinch on the cage. Head shots by Grasso. Takedown by Cummins but they are up quick clinched on the cage. Body shots by Cummins. Elbow to the head by Grasso. They separate. Leg kick by Cummins. Jab by Cummins. They trade jabs. Takedown by Cummins into guard. Head shots from the bottom by Grasso. Body shots by Cummins. Grasso tries for an arm. Cummins tries to stack her and pull the arm out. Head shots by Grasso.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Grasso
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Grasso
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Cummins

RD 2: Jab by Cummins. Cummins shoots and they clinch on the cage. They separate and Cummins lands punches. Cross by Grasso. Grasso lands punches. Jab by Cummins. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Cummins. Elbow to the head by Grasso. They separate and trade punches. Cross and hook by Grasso. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by Cummins
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Cummins
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Cummins
Gina scored RD 2: 10-9 Grasso

RD 3: Head kick by Cummins. They trade jabs. Hook by Cummins. Jab by Grasso. They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Cummins. They separate. Jab and cross by Cummins. Hook by Cummins. They trade jabs. Leg kick by Cummins. They trade hard punches. Jab by Cummins.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Cummins
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Grasso
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Grasso
Jason's score card: 29-28 Cummins
Shawnee's score card: 29-28 Grasso
Gina's score card: 29-28 Grasso

Result: Alexa Grasso via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28)

4. Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Irene Aldana (4-1 Lobo Gym) vs Peggy Morgan (2-1 MASS BJJ)

RD 1: Aldana drops her with punches and gets on top landing more punches. They stand clinched on the cage. They trade knees to the body. They separate. Aldana drops her and gets mount landing punches. Aldana gets her back and a rear naked for the tap.

Result: Irene Aldana via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:50 of Round 1

5. Lightweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Veronica Rothenhausler (1-0 Alpha Male) vs Charmaine Tweet (5-4 Wiley BJJ)

RD 1: They trade punches. Leg kick by Tweet. Leg kick by Rothenhausler. Jab by Tweet. Leg kick by Tweet. They trade punches. Body kick by Tweet. Tweet hurts her with a hook. Front kick by Tweet. They trade punches. Body kick by Rothenhausler. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Tweet. They separate. Jab by Tweet. Takedown by Tweet and she gets side control. Tweet gets mount. Tweet gets her back and flattens her and lands head shots. More head shots by Tweet. Tweet gets mount and lands head shots till the ref stops it.

Result: Charmaine Tweet via TKO at 4:05 of Round 1

6. Flyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
DeAnna Bennett (4-0 Pit Elevated Fight Team) vs Michelle Ould (7-3 Team Quest)

RD 1: Leg kick by Bennett. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Bennett. Knees to the leg by Ould. Knee to the leg by Bennett. Bennett catches a kick and takes her down into guard. Punch to the head by Bennett. Bennett stands and kicks at her legs. The ref stands Ould. Leg kick by Bennett. Jab by Ould. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Bennett.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Bennett
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Bennett
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Bennett

RD 2: Jab by Bennett. Bennett drops her with a kick to the body to end it.

Result: DeAnna Bennett via TKO at 1:34 of Round 2

7. Flyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Roxanne Modafferi (15-11 Syndicate MMA) vs Tara LaRosa (21-4 Jackson's MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Modafferi. They trade punches. Jab by Modafferi. Jab and cross by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Cross by LaRosa. Superman punch by LaRosa. Leg kick by Modafferi. Body kick and hook by Modafferi. Body kick by LaRosa. They trade punches. Jab by LaRosa. Jab by Modafferi. They trade punches. Jab by Modafferi. Front kick by LaRosa.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Modafferi
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Modafferi
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Modafferi

RD 2: Jab by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Cross by LaRosa. Leg kick by Modafferi. Hook by LaRosa. Jab by Modafferi. Hook by Modafferi. Front kick by Modafferi. Body kick by Modafferi. Leg kick by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Superman punch by LaRosa. Leg kick by Modafferi. Jab by Modafferi. Body kick by Modafferi. Jab by Modafferi. They trade jabs. They trade more punches. Jab and cross by Modafferi. Body kick by LaRosa. Push kick by LaRosa.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Modafferi
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Modafferi
Gina Scored RD 2L 10-9 Modafferi

RD 3: Modafferi drops her with a cross but lets her up. Leg kick by Modafferi and another. Jab by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa. Hard cross by Modafferi. Jab by Modafferi and another. Leg kick by LaRosa. Hard cross by Modafferi. Jab by LaRosa and another. Body kick by LaRosa.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Modafferi
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Modafferi
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Modafferi
Jason's score card: 30-27 Modafferi
Shawnee's score card: 30-27 Modafferi
Gina's score card: 30-27 Modafferi

Result: Roxanne Modafferi via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

8. Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Tonya Evinger (14-5 Gracie Baja Champions) vs Ediane Gomes (10-2 American Top Team)

RD 1: Hook by Evinger. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Gomes. Takedown by Evinger. Gomes goes for a leg. Both fighters go for heel hooks. They scramble and stand. Leg kick by Evinger. Takedown by Evinger into half guard. Gomes gets full guard. Evinger stands and lets her up. They clinch and Evinger gets a takedown into side control. Evinger gets mount and lands punches. Evinger goes for an armbar and gets it for the tap.

Result: Tonya Evinger via Tapout (Armbar) at 3:31 of Round 1

9. Strawweight Championship 5x5x5x5x5 Rounds
Stephanie Eggink (4-1 Next Edge) vs Katja Kankaanpaa (9-1-1 Botnia Punishment)

RD 1: Leg kick by Kankaanpaa and another. Jab by Eggink. Jab and cross by Kankaanpaa. They trade hooks. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Kankaanpaa. More knees to the leg by Kankaanpaa. They separate. Jab by Eggink. They clinch and move to the cage. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into guard. Eggink goes for a triangle and lands head shots.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-9 Eggink
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Eggink
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Eggink

RD 2: Jab by Eggink. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into guard. Body shots by Kankaanpaa. Punch to the head by Kankaanpaa. Kankaanpaa moves to half guard. Elbows to the head by Kankaanpaa. Kankaanpaa lets her up and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Kankaanpaa and another. They separate and trade punches. Leg kick by Kankaanpaa. Cross by Eggink. Hook by Kankaanpaa. Jab by Eggink.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Kankaanpaa
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Kankaanpaa
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink

RD 3: Kankaanpaa shoots and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Eggink. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into guard. Eggink goes for a triangle but Kankaanpaa escapes. Punch to the head by Kankaanpaa. Eggink rolls and gets on top in half guard. Head shots by Eggink.
Jason scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink
Shawnee scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink
Gina scored RD 3: 10-9 Eggink

RD 4: They clinch on the cage. They drop down but are up quick. Jab by Eggink. Hook by Eggink. Kankaanpaa shoots in but Eggink lands on top in mount. Eggink gets her back and lands head shots. More head shots by Eggink. The ref warns her for hitting the back of the head.
Jason scored RD 4: 10-9 Eggink
Shawnee scored RD 4: 10-8 Eggink
Gina scored RD 4: 10-9 Eggink

RD 5: Jab by Eggink. Hook by Kankaanpaa. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Kankaanpaa. Takedown by Kankaanpaa into side control. Kankaanpaa gets a D'arce choke and the tap.

Result: Katja Kankaanpaa via Tapout (D'arce Choke) at 2:03 of Round 5

10. Atomweight Title 5x5x5x5x5 Rounds
Yasuko Tamada (13-8-1 AACC) vs Michelle Waterson (11-3 Jackson's MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Waterson and another. Body kick by Waterson and another. Hook by Waterson. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Waterson. They separate. Body kick by Waterson. Waterson lands punches on the cage. Hook by Waterson. Hook by Tamada. Body kick by Waterson. Hook by Waterson. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the body by Waterson. They separate. Hook by Waterson. Cross by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Jab by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson.
Jason scored RD 1: 10-8 Waterson
Shawnee scored RD 1: 10-9 Waterson
Gina scored RD 1: 10-9 Waterson

RD 2: Hook by Waterson. They trade jabs. Head kick by Waterson. Jab by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Hard body kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Knees to the body by Waterson. Tamada catches a kick and they clinch but separate quick. They trade jabs. Cross by Waterson. Waterson drops her with a cross but lets her up. They trade punches.
Jason scored RD 2: 10-9 Waterson
Shawnee scored RD 2: 10-9 Waterson
Gina scored RD 2: 10-9 Waterson

RD 3: Body kick by Waterson. Waterson lands punches on the cage. Jab by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. Hard body kick by Waterson and another. Waterson lands punches on the cage. Leg kick by Waterson. They trade jabs. Head kick by Waterson. Body kick by Waterson. They clinch. Knee and punches by Waterson drops her and the ref stops it.

Result: Michelle Waterson via TKO at 4:58 of Round 3

Of the Night Awards
Jason

Submission of the Night: Katja Kankaanpaa
Knockout of the Night: Charmaine Tweet
Fight of the Night: Jinh Yu Frey vs Jodie Esquibel

Shawnee

Submission of the Night: Katja Kankaanpaa
Knockout of the Night: Michelle Waterson
Fight of the Night: Alexa Grasso vs Ashley Cummins

Gina

Submission of the Night: Tonya Evinger
Knockout of the Night: DeAnna Bennett
Fight of the Night: Yasuko Tamada vs Michelle Waterson

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Invicta Predictions Results






For the past month or so, we have allowed you to vote on your predictions for this weekends big Invicta FC card. So without further ado, here are the results.

1. Delaney Owen vs JJ Aldrich

Owen by Submission- 23.08%
Owen by KO/TKO- 0%
Owen by Decision- 11.54%
Aldrich by Submission- 23.08%
Aldrich by KO/TKO- 15.38%
Aldrich Decision- 26.92%
TOTALS: Owen 34.62% Aldrich- 65.38%

2. Jodie Esquibel vs Jinh Yu Frey

Esquibel by Submssion- 8.70%
Esquibel by KO/TKO- 4.35%
Esquibel by Decision- 26.09%
Frey by Submission-6.52%
Frey by KO/TKO-32.61%
Frey by Decision- 21.74%
TOTALS: Esquibel 39.14% Frey 60.86%

3. Ashley Cummins vs Alexa Grasso

Cummins by Submission- 10.64%
Cummins by KO/TKO- 19.15%
Cummins by Decision- 48.94%
Grasso by Submission- 4.26%
Grasso by KO/TKO-8.51%
Grass0 by Decision- 6.38%
Draw- 2.13%
TOTALS: Cummins 78.73% Grasso 19.15%

4. Charmaine Tweet vs Veronica Rothenhausler

Tweet by Submission- 8.16%
Tweet by KO/TKO- 16.33%
Tweet by Decision- 12.24%
Rothenhausler- by Submission- 2.04%
Rothenhausler by KO/TKO- 51.02%
Rothenhausler by Decision- 10.20%
TOTALS: Tweet 36.73% Rothenhausler 73.27%

5. Peggy Morgan vs Irene Aldana

Morgan by Submission- 8.70%
Morgan by KO/TKO- 4.35%
Morgan by Decision- 52.17%
Aldana by Submission- 6.52%
Aldana by KO/TKO-8.70%
Aldana by Decision- 19.57%
TOTALS: Morgan 65.22% Aldana 34.78%

6. Michelle Ould vs DeAnna Bennett

Ould by Submission- 13.91%
Ould by KO/TKO- 20.45%
Ould by Decision- 34.09%
Bennett by Submission- 11.36%
Bennett by KO/TKO-2.27%
Bennett by Decision- 13.64%
Draw- 2.27%
TOTALS: Ould 68.45% Bennett 27.27%

7. Tara LaRosa vs Roxanne Modafferi

LaRosa by Submission- 2.22%
LaRosa by KO/TKO- 15.56%
LaRosa by Decision- 28.89%
Modafferi by Submission- 20.00%
Modafferi by KO/TKO- 2.22%
Modafferi by Decision- 26.67%
Draw- 4.44%
TOTALS: LaRosa 46.67% Modafferi 48.89%

8. Ediane Gomes vs Tonya Evinger

Gomes by Submission- 23.40%
Gomes by KO/TKO- 36.17%
Gomes by Decision- 8.51%
Evinger by Submission- 6.38%
Evinger by KO/TKO- 6.38%
Evinger by Decision- 19.15%
TOTALS: Gomes 68.08% Evinger 31.92%

9. Katja Kankaanpaa vs Stephanie Eggink

Kankaanpaa by Submission- 11.11%
Kankaanpaa by KO/TKO- 15.56%
Kankaanpaa by Decision- 31.11%
Eggink by Submission- 15.56%
Eggink by KO/TKO- 8.89%
Eggink by Decision- 17.78%
TOTALS: Kankaanpaa 57.78% Eggink 42.22%

10. Michelle Waterson vs Yasuko Tamada

Waterson by Submission- 43.48%
Waterson by KO/TKO- 21.74%
Waterson by Decision- 30.43%
Tamada by Submission- 0%
Tamada by KO/TKO- 2.22%
Tamada by Decision- 2.13%
TOTALS: Waterson 95.65% Tamada 4.35%

11. Fight of the Night
Peggy Morgan vs Irene Aldana- 0%
Jodie Esquibel vs Jinh Yu Frey- 2.78%
Ashley Cummins vs Alexa Grasso- 2.78%
Michelle Ould vs DeAnna Bennett- 5.56%
Charmaine Tweet vs Veronica Rothenhausler- 8.33%
Tara LaRosa vs Roxanne Modafferi- 8.33%
Michelle Waterson vs Yasuko Tamada- 11.11%
Katja Kankaanpaa vs Stephanie Eggink- 13.89%
Ediane Gomes vs Tonya Evinger- 22.22%
Delaney Owen vs JJ Aldrich- 25.00%

Sunday, August 3, 2014

NAAFS Combat Challenge 28 Report





NAAFS held the 28th installment of Combat Challenge on August 2nd. The all amateur card featured mainly young fighters and many fighters in their debuts. While events like this don't draw much media attention, I love them. It is a chance to early on spot potential stars and see some of the rising amateurs. Strong Style had two fighters debut with impressive wins by both Aleksa Camur and Kasey Smith. Evolve had three fighters with impressive wins in Jeffrey Pelton, Devonte Smith and Devon Kelleher. Dornes Butler debuted representing Rock Hard MMA, but unfortunately for him, the only three people in the building who thought he won were the judges.

Here is the play by play followed by the "of the night" awards.

1. Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Corry Boyd (0-2 LJJA Martial Arts) vs Josh Hampton (0-0 Independent)

RD 1: Hard cross by Hampton. They trade hard punches. They clinch on the cage. They separate and trade hooks. Hampton lands punches. Cross by Hampton. Hampton moves as Boyd charges in and Hampton gets on top landing punches till the ref stops it.

Result: Josh Hampton via TKO at 1:04 of Round 1

2. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
John Mumaw (0-2 Independent) vs Chris Hahn (0-3 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Hahn lands punches and takes him down into half guard. Mumaw looks for a guillotine but can't get it. They stand and drop down with Mumaw on top in half guard. Hahn sweeps and they stand. They drop back down with Mumaw on top. They stand. Slam by Hahn into side control. Head shots by Hahn. Hahn gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Chris Hahn via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:18 of Round 1

3. Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Jacob Gabriel (0-0 Independent) vs Dylan Finegan (0-0 ASK MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Finegan. Finegan drops him with punches and lands more till the ref stops it.

Result: Dylan Finegan via TKO at 0:19 of Round 1

4. Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Damoane Hawkins (1-1 Cleveland State MMA) vs Dornes Butler (0-0 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Hawkins shoots in and they drop down with Butler on top in guard. Hawkins looks for a guillotine but doesn't have it. They stand clinched on the cage. Knee to the leg by Butler. They separate and trade punches. Jab by Hawkins. Leg kick by Butler. Cross by Hawkins. They clinch on the cage. They trade knees to the leg. Knee to the leg by Butler. The ref separates them. Butler lands hard punches on the cage. Butler throws a punch a little after the bell.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Butler

RD 2: Leg kick by Hawkins and another. They trade punches. Jab by Butler. Jab by Hawkins. Leg kick by Hawkins. They trade crosses. Leg kick by Butler. Jab and cross by Hawkins. Body kick by Butler. Jab by Butler. Takedown by Butler and he gets his back and lands punches. They still wanna fight after the bell.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Hawkins

RD 3: Body kick by Hawkins. Leg kick by Hawkins. They trade punches. Jab by Hawkins. Hook by Hawkins. Butler lands hard punches on the cage. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Butler. They trade head shots. Knee to the body by Hawkins. They separate. Hard cross by Hawkins. They clinch but quickly separate. Leg kick by Butler. Jab by Hawkins. Butler has him hurt bad landing punches on the cage. In the middle of the flurry, Hawkins loses his mouthpiece and the ref stops it, should have waited for a lull in in the action. The resume and Butler lands a hook as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Butler
My score card: 29-28 Butler

Result: Damoane Hawkins via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)

5. Light Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Ed Howard (0-0 Independent) vs Aleksa Camur (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Jab by Camur. Camur drops him with punches and lands more till the ref stops it.

Result: Aleksa Camur via TKO at 0:18 of Round 1

6. Middleweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Brandon Parker (0-0 B Banner) vs Tom Finegan (0-0 ASK MMA)

RD 1: They trade front kicks. They trade leg kicks. Hard leg kick by Parker. Slam by Finegan into guard. Parker gets a triangle and the tap.

Result: Brandon Parker via Tapout (Triangle) at 0:49 of Round 1

7. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Darryl Davis (5-3 Independent) vs Devonte Smith (5-2 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Hook by Davis. Leg kick by Davis. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Smith into side control. They scramble and Davis gets half guard. Punch to the body by Smith. Punch to the head by Smith. Smith lets him up. Leg kick by Davis. Leg kick by Smith. Another leg kick by Smith.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Smith

RD 2: Takedown by Smith against the cage. Davis gets guard. Smith stands and drops down punches. Smith lets him up. Cross by Smith. Smith drops him with punches and lands more till the ref stops it.

Result: Devonte Smith via TKO at 1:03 of Round 2

8. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Joe White (0-0 Independent) vs Kasey Smith (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Cross by Smith. Smith lands punches. They clinch on the cage. Foot stomp by White. Foot stomps by Smith. They separate. Smith lands punches on the cage. Uppercut by White. Smith lands more punches against the cage. Takedown by Smith into side control. Smith gets mount and lands punches and the ref stops it.

Result: Kasey Smith via TKO at 2:06 of Round 1

9. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Jeffrey Pelton (2-1 Evolve MMA) vs Anthony Monteleone (2-1 East Palestine MMA)

RD 1: Takedown by Pelton into side control. Pelton traps an arm but Monteleone pulls it out. Head shots by Pelton and he gets mount and lands more. They stand clinched on the cage. Pelton looks for a guillotine. They drop down and Pelton gets his back and a rear naked for the tap.

Result: Jeffrey Pelton via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:46 of Round 1

10. Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
David Shim (1-1 Dean Smith's Dojo/Romans Combatives) vs Will Johnson (1-1 Title/FITE)

RD 1: They trade punches. Leg kick by Shim. They trade more punches. Johnson gets a takedown but Shim goes for a leg. Johnson escapes and is in half guard. Punch to the head by Johnson. Johnson lands hard head shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Johnson

RD 2: Hook by Shim. Takedown by Johnson into guard. Johnson gets mount and lands head shots. Johnson gets his back and lands more head shots. Johnson gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Will Johnson via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:52 of Round 2

11. Middleweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Steve Stocker (3-1 Triple Threat MMA) vs Devon Kelleher (2-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Stocker. Kelleher drops him with an uppercut and gets on top in guard. Stocker does well avoiding damage. Kelleher moves to half guard. Sweep by Stocker and he gets on top in guard. Head shots by Stocker. They stand clinched on the cage. Head shots by Stocker. Stocker gets a takedown but Kelleher gets his back and puts him to sleep with a rear naked.

Result: Devon Kelleher via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:59 of Round 1

12. Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
J.D. Ramsey (3-0 Iron Lion MMA) vs Jon English (4-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Leg kick by Ramsey. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Ramsey. Ramsey is holding the cage but the ref misses it. They separate. Jab by Ramsey. They clinch on the cage. Foot stomp by Ramsey. Punch to the body by English. Takedown by Ramsey and he gets mount. Head shots by Ramsey. Ramsey gets his back and then mount again. Head shots by Ramsey.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Ramsey

RD 2: They trade jabs. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by English. Ramsey gets a takedown into side control. Ramsey gets his back and lands head shots. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Ramsey and he gets his back. The ref stands them. They clinch on the cage as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Ramsey

RD 3: English lands punches. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by English. They drop down with Ramsey on top in half guard. The ref stands them. Ramsey is gassed. Ramsey shoots and they clinch on the cage. Uppercut by English. Body shots by English. They separate. Takedown by Ramsey into side control. Head shots by Ramsey.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Ramsey
My score card: 30-27 Ramsey

Result: J.D. Ramsey via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27).

Submission of the Night: Devon Kelleher

Knockout of the Night: Aleksa Camur

Fight of the Night: Damoane Hawkins vs Dornes Butler

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Invicta FC 8 Predictions



September 6th will be the return of Invicta. A loaded card with some of the top female talent in the sport. As we have done for each event, it is time for the polls so you can make your predictions. Who will win and how? Make your predictions.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

NAAFS/Driven MMA Fight Night in the Flats 10 Report





On June 7th NAAFS/Driven MMA held the tenth installment of the Ohio MMA summer tradition, Fight Night in the Flats. in the amateur portion of the vent Ahmad Douglas battled Tobiaus Taylor in a very close fight that was among the best fights of the night. The pro portion featured some exciting early finishes by Shaine Moffitt and Caleb Fickert, a couple exciting three round battles that included R.J. Buck vs Mike Putnam and Dameron Kirby vs J.T. Smith, an incredibly exciting fight between local favorite Isaiah Chapman and Andrew Whitney, culminating with a main event of Frank Caraballo and Tommy Hayden.

1. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Darryl Booker (1-0 Vision MMA) vs Damoane Hawkins (1-0 Cleveland State MMA)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage and quickly separate and trade punches. They clinch and drop down trading punches on the ground. They stand clinched on the cage. The drop down but are up quick and do the same thing again. Hawkins looks tired. Booker lands punches.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Booker

RD 2: Hawkins shoots and gets a takedown but Booker gets his back and lands head shots until Hawkins verbally taps.

Results: Darryl Booker via Verbal Submission (Strikes) at 1:04 of Round 2

2. Ryan Nugent (1-0 Team Carvalho/Carlson Gracie VA) vs Darion Peterson (2-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: They trade hooks. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Peterson and another. Head shots by Peterson. Head shots by Nugent. Takedown by Peterson into guard. Punch to the head by Peterson. Body shots by Peterson. Peterson moves to half guard. Head shots by Peterson. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Nugent but they are up quick. Peterson lands hard punches. Nugent gets a takedown but Peterson stands and lands head shots. Nugent stands. Takedown by Nugent but Peterson is up quick.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Peterson

RD 2: Double jab by Peterson. Peterson lands hard punches on the cage. Knee to the body by Peterson. Peterson lands more hard punches. Nugent drops down and Peterson gets on top in guard landing head shots. Peterson stands and lets him up. Uppercut by Peterson. Hook by Peterson. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Peterson. Takedown by Nugent.
I scored RD 2: 10-8 Peterson

RD 3: They trade jabs. Hook by Peterson. Jab by Peterson. Hook by Peterson. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the they leg by Peterson. Body shots by Peterson. Takedown by Nugent into side control.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Peterson
My score card: 30-26 Peterson

Results: Darion Peterson via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

3. Amateur Featherweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Ahmad Douglas 3-0 GriffonRawl) vs Tobiaus Taylor (4-1 Rising Dragon)

RD 1: They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Douglas. They separate. Hook by Taylor. They trade punches. Jab by Douglas. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Taylor but they are up quick. They clinch and Douglas lands a knee to the leg. Knee to the body by Douglas. They separate. They clinch on the cage and Taylor gets a takedown.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Taylor

RD 2: Cross by Douglas. Hook by Taylor. Leg kick by Taylor. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Douglas. Knee to the leg by Taylor and another. More knees to the leg by Taylor. Takedown by Douglas into guard. Body shots by Douglas. More body shots by Douglas. Head shots by Douglas. Douglas stands and drops back down and gets his back and looks for a rear naked. Punch to the head by Douglas. More head shots by Douglas.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Douglas

RD 3: Taylor catches a kick and lands a cross. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Taylor. Douglas works hard for a takedown but they separate. They trade punches. Hook by Taylor. Taylor ducks a punch and gets a takedown. Taylor stands and drops down hard head shots. They stand clinched on the cage. Douglas drops down for a takedown but Taylor Drops down hard punches. Taylor gets mount and lands head shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Taylor
My score card: 29-28 Taylor

Result: Tobiaus Taylor via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)

4. Pro Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Shaine Moffitt (1-2 Destruction MMA) vs Jerrell Hodge (0-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Moffitt. Jab by Hodge. Moffitt gets a guillotine and puts Hodge to sleep.

Result: Shaine Moffitt via Technical Submission (Guillotine) at 0:38 of Round 1

5. Pro Welterweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Caleb Fickert (0-0 Peak Submission) vs Dave Lastafka (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: They trade punches. Fickert drops him and lands punches and gets on top landing more. Fickert gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Caleb Fickert via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:57 of Round 1

6. Pro Heavyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Leroy Johnson (1-0 American Top Team Michigan) vs Daniel James (1-0 Midwest Training Center)

RD 1: They trade hard shots. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by James. Knee to the body by James. Knee to the leg by James. The ref warns James for holding the cage and separates them. James lands hard punches. They clinch on the cage and move to the center. Knee to the leg by James. They move to the cage and then separate. Johnson gets a takedown against the cage. Johnson gets in half guard and lands head shots. Body shots by Johnson. Johnson gets mount and lands head and body shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Johnson

RD 2: James hurts him with a hook. They drop down with Johnson on top in half guard. Body shots by Johnson. Elbow to the head by Johnson. More head shots by Johnson. Body shots by Johnson. Head shots and more body shots by Johnson.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Johnson

RD 3: They clinch on the cage. Body shots by James. They separate. Johnson shoots but James sprawls and lands head shots. Knee to the body by James. Head shots by James. They stand clinched on the cage. The ref takes a point from James for holding the cage. Takedown by Johnson against the cage. Body shots by Johnson. Head shots by Johnson. Johnson goes fora kimura but the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 9-9
My score card: 29-27 Johnson

Result: Leroy Johnson via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/29-27)

7. Pro Welterweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Dameron Kirby )0-2 Evolve Academy) vs J.T. Miller (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: They trade jabs. They clinch and quickly separate. Kirby lands hard punches. Miller shoots by Kirby sprawls. They stand and clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Miller. The ref separates them. Miller drops him with a hook and gets on top landing punches. Hammer fists by Miller. Miller gets his back and lands head shots. Miller goes for an arm triangle but can't get it. Miller gets mount and lands head shots. Elbows to the head by Miller. Body shots by Miller. Head shots from the bottom by Kirby. Head shots by Miller.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Miller

RD 2: Jab by Miller. Hook by Miller. They trade hard shots. Hook by Miller. They clinch on the cage and a nice throw by Miller into side control. Elbow to the head by Miller. Elbows to the body by Miller. Kirby pulls guard. Head shots from the bottom by Kirby. Miller moves to half guard. Punch to the body by Miller. Kirby gets full guard. Miller moves back to half guard. Elbows to the body by Miller. Kirby goes for an arm but the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Miller

RD 3: They clinch and separate. Body kick by Miller. Hard cross by Kirby. Hook by Kirby. Cross by Miller. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Miller into half guard. Short elbows to the head by Miller. Knees to the body by Miller. The ref stands them. Hook by Miller. Hook by Kirby. They clinch and a takedown by Miller against the cage. Body shots by Miller. Miller gets side control. Head shots by Miller. Knees to the body by Miller. More head shots by Miller.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Miller
My score card: 30-27 Miller

Result: J.T. Miller via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

8. Pro Featherweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Mike Putnam (1-0 Team Titan PA) vs R.J. Buck (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Cross by Buck. Leg kick by Buck. Cross by Buck. They clinch on the cage and Putnam lands a knee to the body. They separate. Hook to the body by Buck. Cross by Buck. Uppercut by Putnam. Body kick by Buck. They trade punches. Buck ducks a punch and they clinch on the cage. They separate. Leg kick by Buck. Leg kick by Putnam. Cross by Buck. Hook by Putnam and another. They trade hard punches. They clinch but quickly separate. They trade hard shots. Hook by Putnam. Putnam shoos and gets a takedown but they are up quick.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Buck

RD 2: Leg kick by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Leg kick by Buck. Body kick by Buck. Jab by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Leg kick by Buck. They trade jabs. Cross to the body by Putnam. Hook by Buck. Cross by Buck. They trade jabs. Hook by Putnam. Hook by Buck. They clinch on the cage and separate quick. Putnam shoots and gets a takedown against the cage. Buck escapes and they stand. Hook to the body by Putnam. Jab by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Putnam shoots and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Buck.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Buck

RD 3: Cross by Buck. They trade jabs. Hook to the body by Putnam. Hook by Buck. They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. They drop down with Buck on top in half guard. They trade body shots on the ground. Punch to the head by Buck. Buck stands and gets his back in side control. They stand. Jab by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Slam by Putnam into half guard. Putnam stands and drops down a punch. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Putnam into side control. Knee to the body by Putnam. Buck escapes and gets on top in side control. Short elbows to the head by Buck.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Buck
My score card: 30-27 Buck

Result: R.J. Buck via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

9. Pro Featherweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Wes Hanson (2-0 Leon Ramsey's Dawg House) vs Kyle Rozewski (4-3 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They trade jabs. Cross by Hanson. Hook by Hanson. Leg kick by Hanson. Uppercut by Hanson. They clinch on the cage. They trade knees to the body. Takedown by Rozewski and he gets mount. Rozewski gets his back and looks for a rear naked. Punch to the head by Rozewski. Head shots by Rozewski. Hanson turns into him and gets on top in guard. Elbow to the head by Hanson and another. Head shots by Hanson. Hanson lets him up. Rozewski is cut on the forehead. Upper cut by Hanson.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Hanson

RD 2: They trade punches. Jab and cross by Hanson. Body kick by Hanson. Hanson lands punches. Superman punch by Hanson. Hanson lands punches on the cage. Rozewski catches a kick and they clinch on the cage. Hanson drops him with punches and gets on top landing more. Hanson gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Wes Hanson via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:03 of Round 2

10. Pro Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Andrew Whitney (9-2 American Top Team Florida) vs Isaiah Chapman (5-1 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Chapman. Leg kick by Whitney. Whitney shoots in and gets a takedown into guard. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Whitney but they are up quick and Chapman has his back standing. Nice suplex by Chapman and he gets his back. Chapman looks for a rear naked. Elbow to the head by Chapman. Whitney rolls and now gets Chapman's back. Chapman escapes and is on top in half guard. Chapman gets his back and goes for the rear naked. Whitney escapes and Chapman lands head shots. Elbow to the head by Chapman. Chapman goes for the choke again but can't get it.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Chapman

RD 2: Jab by Chapman. They trade punches. Knee to the body by Whitney. Chapman lands punches on the cage. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Whitney. They separate. Cross by Whitney. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Chapman. They separate. Whitney falls throwing a kick and Chapman gets on top in guard. Chapman gets his back but they stand and trade punches. Hook by Whitney and another. Cross by Whitney. Jab by Chapman. Takedown by Chapman against the cage into half guard. Chapman gets his back and lands head shots. Elbow to the head by Chapman. Chapman looks for the rear naked but can't get it. He tries again but the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Whitney

RD 3: Jab and cross by Whitney. They trade jabs. Leg kick by Whitney. Uppercut by Whitney. Jab and leg kick by Whitney. Jab by Chapman. They trade punches. Cross by Chapman. Body kick by Chapman. Leg kick by Whitney. Cross by Whitney. They clinch and drop down with Chapman looking for a D'arce choke. They stand. Leg kick by Whitney. Jab by Whitney. Hook by Chapman. Leg kick by Whitney. They trade punches. Jab by Chapman. Whitney drops him with a hook and gets on top but they stand. Cross by Whitney. They trade punches. Whitney lands punches on the cage.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Whitney
My score card: 29-28 Chapman

Result: Isaiah Chapman via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)

11. Pro 150LB Catch Weight 5x5x5 Rounds
Tommy Hayden (6-2 Wildcard MMA/Limitless MMA) vs Frank Caraballo (12-7 Cal Crowell MMA Training Center)

RD 1: Leg kick by Caraballo and another. Hayden catches a kick and takes him down into half guard. Hayden moves to side control. They stand clinched on the cage and then separate. Jab to the body by Caraballo. Cross by Caraballo. They clinch on the cage and Hayden looks for a guillotine. Hayden drops down and takes him down but they are up quick clinched on the cage. Knee to the leg by Hayden. They drop down with Hayden looking for a heel hook. Caraballo pulls guard. Elbow to the head by Hayden. Hayden moves to half guard. They stand clinched on the cage. They drop down with Hayden looking for a guillotine. Caraballo escapes and is on top in guard. Hayden goes for a triangle as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Hayden

RD 2: Leg kick by Caraballo. Jab by Caraballo. Hayden shoots in and they clinch on the cage. Hayden works hard for a takedown. They drop down with Hayden looking for a heel hook. Hammer fists by Caraballo. Caraballo escapes and is on top in guard. Caraballo stands and lets him up. Caraballo hurts him with a hook. They drop down and Caraballo is on top in half guard. Caraballo stands and Hayden verbally taps due to an injury to his eye from Caraballo's strikes.

Result: Frank Caraballo via Verbal Submission (Injury) at 2:29 of Round 2

Submission of the Night: Shaine Moffitt

Fight of the Night: Andrew Whitney vs Isaiah Chapman