Colosseum Combat 15 took place at the Kokomo Events Center in Kokomo, Indiana. The night of action saw six amateur bouts and five professional bouts headlined by a 145 title bout between Joel Blanton and Dustin Neace. Read on for the full recap and results.
The first amateur bout saw Henry Goonen take on Austin Tweedy. Tweedy came out with big hooks that caught Goonen. Goonen tied up Tweedy and pulled guard. Tweedy postured up and landed multiple shots before Goonen attempted a triangle choke. Tweedy stood out of the submission attempt and brought the fight standing. Both fighters landed a straight right with Tweedy taking more damage. Tweedy returned with a big takedown and worked multiple punches. Goonen did a good job of tying Tweedy up, but Tweedy postured up and landed a big right to the eye of Goonen forcing Goonen to verbally submit.
Aaron Clark and Ryan Etter were up next. Clark took Etter to the ground right away and worked a good top game. Etter was unable to work much of his jiu jitsu until the end of the round. Near the end, Etter worked for an armbar but Clark stood out of it and worked more of his ground game as the round ended. The second round both fighters exchanged kicks and Etter slipped. Clark immediately jumped into Etter’s guard, but Etter was ready and threw his legs up for a triangle choke. While still holding onto the choke, Etter worked elbows and nearly broke Clark’s arm with an armbar. After not getting the tap from the armbar, Etter pulled down on Clark’s head even more and forced the tapout.
Matthew “The Carebear” Perry has to have one of the best nicknames in all of the sport. But “The Carebear” was anything but caring in his fight against Clay Mundy. The first round Perry got the early takedown and worked a very impressive top game with multiple shots that found their mark. As time was running out Perry landed three damaging strikes that nearly ended the fight. In the second round, Perry again got the takedown but Mundy worked for a guillotine choke. Perry was able to pop his head out and immediately got mount. Mundy gave up his back and defended well, but eventually Perry found the opening he needed, got his arm under Mundy’s chin and squeezed till he got the submission victory.
The fourth amateur bout saw Jacob Hurlock take on Dakota Kunkler. In the first round Hurlock landed two big leg kicks before Kunkler pulled guard. Kunkler did a good job controlling Hurlock’s wrists and head while landing shots from the bottom. After some inaction the ref stood both fighters up. Kunkler attempted a flying knee but Hurlock defended and went for a guillotine choke. Not able to get the choke Hurlock threw a knee and his foot caught Kunkler in the groin forcing a time out. After a long time out to recover, Hurlock attempted a high kick and missed falling on his back. Kunkler rushed in and ate two big upkicks as the round ended. The second round both fighters were working their jab and then tagged each other with a hook. Hurlock shot for the takedown and got it. Hurlock worked small punches and elbows through out the round. With just seconds left, Hurlock postured up and landed several big rights opening up Kunkler. The ref was called in to check Kunkler’s eye and the cut and waved the fight off.
The first fight to go the distance was between Jade McCammon and Matt Meyer. McCammon came out strong with a big takedown and kept Meyer on his back nearly through out the entire first round. McCammon worked multiple short shots and elbows while on top. The round ended with McCammon landing another double leg takedown. The second round Meyer attempted a leg lock, but McCammon powered his way out and into Meyer’s guard. McCammon stood up and threw the legs to the side to land a big right hand. The round ended with McCammon throwing multiple punches finding their mark. The third round Meyer tried to control McCammon against the cage, but McCammon used his strength to force the fight to the ground. The round was much like the previous two with McCammon landing shots to the body and head of Meyer and earned him the unanimous decision.
The last amateur fight of the night saw Mike Eikenberry taking on Kenzy Scott. The first round Eikenberry landed a big knee that forced Scott to drop and pull guard. Eikenberry quickly got into side control and landed several left hands and elbows. Near the end of the round Scott threw his legs up and used an inverted triangle to reverse position. The round ended with Eikenberry landed elbows from the bottom. The second round Eikenberry took the fight to the ground and Scott worked a guillotine choke. Eikenberry countered with a Von Flue choke that forced Scott to tapout.
The first professional bout was a quick one as Darrell Smith took on Bryan Neville. Smith worked for a takedown, but gave it up in favor of a Muay Thai clinch. From the clinch Smith worked several knees, but Neville landed an overhand right that forced Smith to smile. Smith switched to a guillotine choke, dropped down and quickly got the tapout.
The next professional bout was nearly as quick as Ryan Mcintosh needed only 96 seconds to finish Adam Brady. Mcintosh landed a good leg kick and Brady attempted to pull guard. Mcintosh quickly transitioned from half guard to an armbar and from there to a triangle choke. Brady attempted to escape, but after several attempts was forced to tapout.
Fight of the night went to Casey Huffman and Robbie Nieto. The first round Huffman dominated Nieto on the feet using his superior reach to land straight rights and straight lefts. Nieto tried to chop down the taller fighter with multiple leg kicks and used the leg kicks to set up a takedown attempt. The second round was opened with a knee from Huffman to Nieto’s groin forcing a timeout for Nieto to recover. The ref deducted a point for the low blow. After the recovery, Huffman came out firing on all cylinders. Huffman’s gas tank started to give out as the round was approaching its end and Nieto was able to land some offense of his own. The third round the crowd was extremely loud for Huffman and he came out with a great combo catching Nieto. With Huffman starting to become the more tired fighter, Nieto was landing his own combos. Nieto shot in for a takedown, but Huffman powered his way into Nieto’s half guard. Once on the ground, Huffman locked in an arm-triangle choke and passed to side control to force Nieto to tapout.
The co-main event saw Minun Shaw Bradbury take on Nick Kraus. Kraus came in with a takedown but ate a knee. Bradbury quickly threw his legs up to attempt a triangle choke, but couldn’t get it locked in. Kraus powered his way out of the dangerous position and stood up to rain punches down. Kraus caught Bradbury and Bradbury gave up his back. Kraus spun to gain position, but Bradbury grabbed a hold of his leg and attempted a leg lock. Kraus again worked his way out and this time got side control. From the position he locked in a fight ending arm triangle choke.
The main event featured Dustin Neace taking on former training partner Joel Blanton. Blanton came out strong and got a takedown on Neace. Blanton worked multiple shots and eventually passed to side control. Neace didn’t let up and was able to work his way back up to his feet. Once on his feet, Neace started to find his range. Blanton appeared to slip, and Neace swarmed. Neace rained down punch after punch and bloodied up Blanton. After several shots went through without Blanton defending himself well, the ref was forced to call an end to the fight.
Austin Tweedy defeated Henry Goonen by verbal tapout due to strikes at 2:41 of round 1
Ryan Etter defeated Aaron Clark by triangle choke at 1:57 of round 2
Matthew Perry defeated Clay Mundy by rear naked choke at 2:00 of round 2
Jacob Hurlock defeated Dakota Kunkler by tko (doctor stoppage) at 3:00 of round 2
Jade McCammon defeated Matt Meyer by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Eikenberry defeated Kenzy Scott by Von Flue choke at 1:24 of round 2
Darrell Smith defeated Bryan Neville by guillotine choke at :58 of round 1
Ryan Mcintosh defeated Adam Brady by triangle choke at 1:36 of round 1
Casey Huffman defeated Robbie Nieto by arm triangle at 2:58 of round 3
Nick Kraus defeated Minum Shaw Bradbury by arm triangle at 3:53 of round 1
Dustin Neace defeated Joel Blanton by tko at 3:43 of round 1
Tags: Aaron Clark, Adam Brady, Austin Tweedy, Bryan Neville, Casey Huffman, Clay Mundy, Colosseum Combat 15, Dakota Kunkler, Darrell Smith, Dustin Neace, Henry Goonen, Jacob Hurlock, Jade McCammon, Joel Blanton, Kenzy Scott, Kokomo Events Center, Matt Meyer, Matthew Perry, Mike Eikenberry, Minum Shaw Bradbury, Nick Kraus, Robbie Nieto, Ryan Etter, Ryan Mcintosh
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