United Combat League returned to Bourbon Street on Wednesday September 19th. The night of action featured thirteen amateur fights. Read on for the full recap and results.
Brian Peters and Jason Crose set the tone for the rest of the night. Crose came out with a big leg kick that hurt Peters. The two then started just throwing punch after punch with neither flinching. Crose then clinched and worked a knee before scoring a trip takedown. Peters used the momentum from the takedown and wound up on top. He quickly passed to mount and rained down punch after punch. Crose tried to defend, was unable and tapped to the strikes. The ref was a little late to stop the fight after Crose tapped and Crose was visibly upset for eating more punches.
Mike Kosur had bad intentions with his punches against Lawrence Sieber. After landing a right, he pressed Sieber against the cage. He assaulted Sieber’s body with hook after hook. Sieber tried to defend, but Kosur used it to take him down. He landed in side control and worked small punches before finishing the fight with an Americana.
Chris Lozano and Bob Gacki had an amazing back and forth battle. The first round Gacki nearly landed a front kick to Lozano’s face. After he was taken down by an impressive single leg. The two were stood up after a stall in the action and Gacki scored a takedown of his own. The round was extremely close, but Gacki likely won for damage. The second round Gacki had a great takedown, but as he tried to pass to mount Lozano reversed. He spent nearly two minutes in Gacki’s guard landing small punches. The final round both fighters missed with jabs and then clinched. Gacki again with a takedown. He was in Lozano’s guard but Lozano tried to spin out and gave up his back. Gacki took advantage, flattened him out, and after a readjustment locked in a fight ending rear naked choke.
Tavares Greene was phenomenal with his takedowns as they seemed to come almost at will against Brendon Fergusen. And while he was able to get Fergusen to the ground, Fergusen was impossible to put away. Fergusen threatened multiple times with an inverted triangle, and when he couldn’t get a tap, it did enable him to escape the bad position. By the end of the third round, both fighters were tired. Greene scored another takedown and worked an armbar as time ran out.
Heavyweights David Hammons and George Jefferson were up next. Hammons rushed Jefferson and scored a takedown right away. He passed to side control, but Jefferson had ahold of his head. Jefferson used it to roll Hammons over top of him and then got the mount. Jefferson started throwing punch after punch, Hammons tried to escape by giving up his back, then rolling back over, but it was for naught and he tapped to the strikes.
Anthony Ferro stuffed an immediate takedown by Mike Dombrowski. He unloaded punch after punch while Dombrowski tried to score the takedown. Ferro then transitioned to a guillotine choke, but gave that up in lieu of his position. He postured up and the punches came fast and hard. The ref told Dombrowski to do something, he didn’t and the ref stopped the fight.
Ben Carlson smiled as he touched gloves with Adam Langinski. Langinski just missed with a high kick and Carlson shot for a takedown. He was in Langinski’s guard and postured up and started to throw punch after punch. Langinski escaped the bad position, only to have Carlson grab a guillotine and pull guard. It looked tight, but Langinski fought his way out and on top of Carlson. The two stood and Langinski scored a takedown. Carlson tried for a gogoplata, but Langinski was able to escape. Carlson then transitioned to a triangle but it wasn’t that deep. He then rolled over to have a mounted triangle where he threw punches forcing Langinski to tap to the strikes.
Josh Weddington had the largest fan base of the night when he took on Glenn Evans. Evans ducked his head and immediately went for the takedown, but Weddington defended it well. Evans continued to try for the takedown and Weddington sprawled and was able to take his back. Weddington threw punch after punch until the ref was forced to stop the fight.
Justin Hughes came out swinging with bad intentions against Dan Bravo. Hughes landed first and Bravo seemed a little woozy. Hughes followed up, but Bravo was able to recover. The two didn’t mind trading punches, even while inside a clinch. Big front kick by Bravo sends Hughes to the ground. Bravo follows up with a couple of punches and the ref stopped the fight.
Riot Waller and Nick Garcia put on an at times exciting fight, at others not so much. Waller was able to land his punches almost at will, but Garcia had a rock hard chin. In each of the three rounds, Waller dropped Garcia, but was unable to finish him. By the end of the fight Garcia was bloodied up and Waller looked like he was able to go another three rounds.
Brian Titus looked out matched from the start against Billy Jessie. Titus attempted a jumping crane kick that was completely off the mark. Jessie just looked him like “really?” Jessie then landed a straight left and Titus went to the canvas. Jessie threw punches to the body of Titus then transitioned to knees. After three knees Titus tapped to the attack.
The first of two main events featured Andrew West taking on Ryan Kerwin for the middleweight title. Both fighters came out ready to throw and they did just that. The punches came fast and furious and it was nearly impossible to tell who was landing more. The two clinched and West landed a big uppercut that crumbled Kerwin. Kerwin recovered quickly and got a takedown. West threatened with a guillotine, but Kerwin fought out of it. Once free he passed to mount and had an armbar that looked deep. West fought out of it and escaped. He tried to pass to mount, but Kerwin was ready and caught him half guard. The two stood and Kerwin landed a huge punch as the round ended. The second round the two came out swinging. West stumbled Kerwin, but the two clinched and Kerwin had the takedown. West threatened again with a guillotine and used it to scoot out from under Kerwin. Kerwin rolled and grabbed a kneebar and forced West to tap.
The main event featured Matt Brown taking on Miguel Garza for the bantamweight title. The first round Brown showed that he had a reach advantage and picked Garza apart with his jabs. Garza wasn’t taking it lightly and started to land punches of his own. By the halfway point of the round though, Garza was visibly bleeding from his nose. Garza attempted a takedown, but Brown was ready and stuffed it. The second round Brown opened up with a high kick and a right hook that opened up a cut over Garza’s eye. Blood was coming fast from his face and he wanted to get the fight to the ground. The two clinched and Brown grabbed a power standing guillotine. Garza tried to fight his way out, but once he was pressed against the cage with no place else to go, he tapped.
Brian Peters defeated Jason Crose by tapout due to strikes at 0:54 of round 1
MIke Kosur defeated Lawrence Sieber by tapout by Americana at 0:45 of round 1
Bob Gacki defeated Chris Lozano by rear naked choke at 2:18 of round 3
Tavares Greene defeated Brendon Fergusen by unanimous decision
George Jefferson defeated David Hammons by tapout due to strikes at 1:29 of round 1
Anthony Ferro defeated Mike Dombrowski by technical knockout at 1:02 of round 1
Ben Carlson defeated Adam Langinski by tapout due to strikes at 2:25 of round 1
Josh Weddington defeated Glenn Evans by technical knockout at 1:09 of round 1
Dan Bravo defeated Justin Hughes by technical knockout at 2:48 of round 1
James Riot Waller defeated Nick Garcia by unanimous decision
Billy Jessie defeated Brian Titus by tapout due to strikes at 0:52 of round 1
Ryan Kerwin defeated Andrew West by kneebar at 0:42 of round 2
Matt Brown defeated Miguel Garza by standing guillotine at 0:48 of round 2
Tags: Adam Langinski, Andrew West, Anthony Ferro, Ben Carlson, Billy Jessie, Bob Gacki, Brawl at Bourbon Street, Brendon Fergusen, Brian Peters, Brian Titus, Chris Lozano, Dan Bravo, David Hammons, George Jefferson, Glenn Evans, James Riot Waller, Jason Crose, Josh Weddington, Justin Hughes, Lawrence Sieber, Matt Brown, Miguel Garza, Mike Dombrowski, Mike Kosur, Nick Garcia, Ryan Kerwin, Tavares Greene, UCL
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