Saturday January 24th, 2015 @ Shriner’s Ariat Temple
Card breakdown courtesy of KCMMA
Written by AJ Camacho and Dave Jackson
We pulled up to the parking lot of the Ariat Temple. At the entrance of the lot was a Shriner in fez hat with a spot light. He was leaning cantankerously out of the window of what looked like an unmarked police car. He waived his arms in weird directions. His gesture was like a downward chop but outward from his forehead and towards us. I think he was making a bizarre cryptic masonic gesture towards us. At that moment I had no idea if I was cursed or blessed… awesome. I can’t get enough of this damn place.
Mike England was the referee for night’s evening of impressive young Pros as the card became a showcase for many promising Pro and Ammy debuts. The card re-cap and fight footage for the main card are below. Follow the link to the bottom to KCMMA for a recap of the entire card.
BFC Welterweight Championship
MAIN EVENT: “Super Duper” Bobby Cooper (11-4) defeats Rome “Nyquil” Lindsay (3-3) by REAR NAKED CHOKE
Cooper tried to maintain a ranged striking game but Rome was tenacious in his attempt to close the distance, trying to hunt for a takedown from the clinch along the cage. Once they got back up, roles reversed as Rome threw a hard high kick backing Cooper to the fence. Cooper retaliated with a takedown, Lindsay sensed it and jumped guard with Cooper on top –
– Okay, all hell breaks loose watching the fight… the crowd was animated and pumped about this main event, but right in the middle of trying to type this, I had to break up an “about to be fight” between two of my friends. Two big players in the Kansas City MMA Scene, two people that can probably kick my ass. NOT COOL. They were arguing about whether you could coach from a non designated coaching seat. Obviously, this was a huge fight for both of these fighter’s carreer. The stakes were huge. Bobby Cooper even tweeted to me this morning asking why I never tweeted an update at the end of his fight. Well, I was busy trying to stop another fight, sorry for not getting out the results sooner, Bobby!! –
– Cooper passed Lindsay’s guard and began pounding Lindsay from side control. Lindsay would turn in and climb up to his knees but he exposed his back long enough for Cooper to gain control and sink in the rear naked choke for the win.
Strawweight Bout – Demario Cade (0-1) defeats Tyler Stokes (2-1) by GUILLOTINE CHOKE
After a missed round kick, Stokes got smashed by a crazy overhand power punch from Cade. Even concussed Stokes was a dangerous fighter and he scrambled for a takedown on Cade. Cade was able to push Stokes into the air with his leg, ducking out to get back up to his feet but Stokes immediately re-engaged the clinch for an ad-hoc head and arm throw. Cade would escape the throw, squeezing out of the back of the clinch, immediately hucking his fist at Stokes’ face for another bomb. Rocked, another survival shot by Stokes but Cade sprawled, controlling Stokes’ head and arm. Tenacious again, Stokes rolled and took top position to reverse the position but Cade still had Stokes’ neck and it was in place for a guillotine attempt. Stokes tried to cradle and pass Cade before he could establish guard but would instead inadvertently put himself on the wrong side of the guillotine and lose the fight to the choke.
Lightweight Bout – Gaston “Tonga” Reyno (2-1) defeats Jason Russell (0-1)by TKO
It was a dominant showing by Tonga. Although he looked like he was in a little bit of trouble with a “heel hook surprise” from Russell, he weathered the spaghetti-like leg entanglement and was able to get back up. From the fence, Tonga grabbed Russell’s leg for the takedown immediately following with an overhand heater through Russell’s guard. From here Tonga would float and ride Russell’s defensive knee shield guard delivering damage and forcing Russell to turtle up. The ref rushes in to stop the carnage, TKO Victory to Gaston Reyno 1:52 into first round.
Welterweight Bout – Trey Ogden (Pro debut) defeats Herbert Morgan (Pro debut) by GUILLOTINE CHOKE
From the start Morgan whiffed a leg kick leaving his back open, Ogden cracking him on the thigh with his own leg kick. Morgan grinned but you could tell it wasn’t appreciated as he bull rushed Ogden with his head down. Hand out, Ogden stiff armed Morgan’s face around the cage and threw a sharp knee to Morgan’s ribs. Morgan immediately tumbled to the floor grimacing and clinching his side and Ogden pounced taking top control of a turtled up Morgan. Ogden threw over 20 shots to Morgan’s huddled body and then paused… Morgan stuck his head up and got caught like a rat trap in Ogden’s guillotine.
Wow, Trey just made a statement. Knee to the ribs, kick to the leg, body shots, something is broken in those ribs. Trey Ogden with guillotine choke after he rocked his opponent, 47 seconds into the first round.
Bantamweight Bout – James London defeats Lonnie Tull by TKO
Both came out feeling each other out and probing for range. Though cautious Tull’s hands were low and London landed a nasty head kick. Tull dazed, London jumped on him while Tull turtled up, but Tull took a strike to the back of the head. Timeout is called. Kind of an iffy call since Tull was rolling turtle as the strike was delivered. It didn’t matter though, as the fight started back up London would land the same head kick but this time showed a carefully ruthless discretion in not hitting the back of the head and in finishing this fight like a gentlemen. TKO 1st round victory to start off London’s professional career.
Welterweight Bout – Nicholas Radtka (Pro debut) defeats Charles Brown (0-3) by TRIANGLE CHOKE
Radtka kept the pressure on Brown, continually backing him to the fence. With the takedown earned, Radtka put Brown to the floor. Radtka threw a few kicks to the downed Brown until he came up for a double leg and took down Radtka. However, Brown’s right arm was low after the takedown and Radtka slapped on the triangle to exploit the opening. After some tightening and fastening of the submission the ref called it, Brown is out. Nicholas Radtka wins by triangle choke.
For even more fights we have a full re-cap on KCMMA.com. We had some tough amateur bouts and a heavyweight women’s bout. It was a well rounded event full of top tier fighters and local ammys looking to sharpen their skills.
All footage and images courtesy of Blackout Fighting Championship.
2017 IMMAF World Championships set to be streamed live on IOS and Android app
This years IMMAF World Championships in Bahrain is only 4 days away now and competitors from around the world are preparing themselves for what will be an extraordinary event and opportunity to make themselves known. The prestigious event is being hosted by the BMMAF under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
For fans around the world good news came today as they will be able to watch their favourite amateur athlete take to the cage in the Khalifa Sports City Arena via an app. The BahrainTV app will be streaming all of the fights live for fans to watch at home or even on the go on their phone. You can also keep up to date via MyNextMatch.com for all relevant info for the event.
The links for the BahrainTV app are as follows:
*Live Updates* UFC Gdsank Official Results
The UFC hosted their second event in the country of Poland, as UFC Gdsank took place at the Ergo Arena. The card was headlined by a welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.
Cerrone (32-9) was coming off a close unanimous decision loss to former 170-pound champion Robbie Lawler in July. It was the only time in “Cowboy’s” MMA career that he had suffered consecutive losses.
Till (15-0-1) improved his undefeated record in September, defeating Bojan Veličković by unanimous decision. It was a case of old school vs. new school in this headliner, as the up and comer Till hoped to secure the biggest win of his career over Cerrone.
MAIN CARD – UFC Fight Pass – 8PM BST
- Donald Cerrone (32-9) vs. Darren Till (15-0-1) – Welterweight bout
- Result: Darren Till def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) Round 1 – 4:20
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-3) – Women’s strawweight bout
- Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jan Blachowicz (20-7) vs. Devin Clark (8-2) – Light heavyweight bout
- Result: Jan Błachowicz def. Devin Clark via SUB (rear-naked choke) Round 2 – 3:02
- Oskar Piechota (10-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-3) – Middleweight bout
- Result: Oskar Piechota def. Jonathan Wilson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results
Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.
Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.
Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)
Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)
Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)
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