XFO 44 returned to the Sears Center for another fantastic night of both amateur and professional fights. Four of the five professional fights saw special guest referee Big John McCarthy inside the cage. In the main event Will Brooks continued his unbeaten streak with a first round finish over Taureen Bogguess.
Nate Beach vs Ken Hulbert
Beach opened the round with a body kick, but Hulbert responded with jabs. Hulbert then landed a good uppercut and Beach clinched to look for a takedown. Hulbert reversed and pressed Beach into the cage and was able to take Beach’s back and wrestle him to the ground. Beach was able to secure a bulldog headlock to defend his own back, and locked in a crazy looking armbar from the position. He gave it up and both fighters exchanged punches as they stood up.
The second round Hulbert again landed the uppercut but it was while Beach was working for a takedown. Beach was successful and he utilized a stacking pass to get to side control and then to mount. He started to work small punches before returning to side control to throw more punches. Hulbert wasn’t defending many of the punches and when he finally raised his arms to block, Beach grabbed ahold and looked for a keylock. The submission wasn’t there so he punched Hulbert a couple more times before standing to drop a big right. He then moved to mount and the punches started coming down fast but the end of the round ended, saving Hulbert.
Beach was first to land, a right hand, then shot and got the takedown. It looked like more of the same from the second round as Beach worked his positioning, tried to bait Hulbert into a submission, couldn’t get it, and then punched him. Hulbert was able to tie up Beach well the first time this happened and got a stand up, but the second takedown he couldn’t defend. Beach’s corner started calling for knees to the body from side control and after landing a couple he got the mount. Much like the second round, the punches were coming down fast and strong, only this time, Hulbert wasn’t saved by the bell.
Von Aulock vs Radtke
Ground control from Radtke early in the match against the cage wall after a heated exchange of punches. Von Aulock attempted a triangle from the bottom, but stuffed by Radtke with hand position and posture. Radtke moved from side control, then quickly into mount after a quick adjustment. Von Aulock bucked and moved out from the bottom. Radtke was able to adjust and take the back for a few seconds. Both men stood up and fought for control with headlocks. Radtke took the advantage and went for the D’arce choke by dragging the fight to the floor. Once they hit the floor Radtke circled into Von Aulock for the tap.
Radtke defeated Aulock via Tapout due to D’arce choke at 2.47 of round one
Rose vs. Moffett: Lightweight
Rose took the center, but it’s Moffett landed the first significant punch. After a huge body lock slam, Moffett delivered more punches and the ref called the fight. A huge gash on the back of Rose’s head that will need stitches.
Moffett defeated Rose via TKO at .29 of round one
Hastings vs. Mayer: 164 pounds
Hastings took the center while Mayer through hand faints. Hastings shuffled his feet towards Mayer and delivered a strong right hand to drop Mayer. He then moved in quickly to finish the fight. The ref moved in to rescue Mayer.
Hastings defeated Mayer via KO at .24 of round one
Gaut vs. Seeberger: Flyweight
Seeberger swarmed early, but Gaut went in for a single leg takedown. Seeberger countered with a guillotine choke against the cage wall. Gaut repositioned himself to avoid the choke as they restarted in the center. Seeberger scored a takedown from body lock and outside leg trip. As Gaut fought to get out from the bottom, Seeberger took the back and slipped his arms around the neck for the choke.
Seeberger defeated Gaut due to Tapout via RNC at 1.45 of round one
Haney vs. Killion: Bantamweight
Haney opened up with a head kick that was blocked by Killion. Quickly followed up with a body lock leg trip takedown into Killion’s guard against the cage wall. Haney landed a few ground and pound punches, but Killion countered with an arm bar attempt. Haney picked up Killion and swung him around like a helicopter then slammed him down to the mat. Killion held on to armbar attempt after two slams. Haney moved the action to the cage and work his out way out of the armbar to capture the back. Haney sat down against the cage to work in his arms for a choke. Killion turns to be on top, but Haney shifted his legs into a triangle attempt. Killion smartly pushed his legs aside to end in side control. Haney reverses to position himself in guard. Killion again went for an armbar attempt as the round closes. Haney sounded out in pain then tapped out.
Josh Killion defeated Haney due to Tapout via armbar at 4.42 of round one
P. Williams vs. J. Williams: Bantamweight
Bout opened up with an evenly match of takedown attempts and then stuffed. Fast moving action as the bantamweights moved around the whole cage to start. P. Williams scored a leg kick to the body early. J. Williams moved in with punches for a takedown against the cage, but P. Williams showed more takedown defense. P. Williams connected on a solid head kick with his lead leg. Impressive for J. Williams taking the kick and didn’t get knocked out. J. Williams moved in for a clinch as the round ended.
Round two – P. Williams connected again with an inside leg kick and straight right hand. J. Williams scored a takedown, but P. Williams quickly got back to his feet. At this point it seemed that P. Williams got the better of the striking and J. Williams can’t take him down long enough to do damage. J. Williams connected with a left hook after letting go of a takedown attempt. J. Williams moved in for another takedown, but P. Williams reversed it to end in side control. The crowd erupted with approval. P. Williams attempted a kimura from the top and used it to gain the mount. J. Williams was saved by the bell as P. Williams secured an arm triangle.
Round three – Another low kick to start the round from P. Williams. J. Williams attempted to turn it into a takedown, but P. Williams stuffed it again. Knees delivered by P. Williams as he was held against the cage. J. Williams connected with another left hook then pushed forward with a flurry that P. Williams took against the cage then circled out of it. More punches landed form J. Williams as he went in for takedowns and didn’t get them. P. Williams now showed damage with blood out of his left eye as the fight ended.
J. Williams defeated P. Wiliiams via Split Decision (29-28; 29-28; 29-28)
Beebe vs. Baskis: Lightweight
Both men closed in and exchanged punches to the heads. The match seemed even with strikes thrown, landed, takedowns and clinch work. Beebe scored the takedown into guard to gain the first dominant position in the bout. Baskis worked up with legs for high guard while Beebe issued ground and pound. Beebe showed damage by bleeding on Baskis from the top position. Baskis tried to work butterfly guard to lift Beebe off of himself, but he recognized that and fought back into full guard. Beebe moved over for a guillotine choke as Baskis tried to fight out of the bottom. Baskis popped his head out to end the round on top and landed ground and pound as the round ended.
Round two – Baskis opened up with a solid kick to the liver. Beebe delivered punches to get back into the fight. Baskis started to bleed from his right eye from Beebe’s punches in this round alone. Beebe started to find his range with his hands as he lands combos as Baskis darts in and out of distance. The two fighters trade body kicks. Beebe was putting a lot of energy into each punch as he threw small combos.
Round three – Baskis slipped to the mat after an exchange and Beebe swarmed in for ground and pound. Baskis was clever enough to tie Beebe’s feet up with his legs. Beebe managed to get into guard, but not with out heavy effort. Beebe stood up to deliver punches and fell into half guard. More ground and pound from Beebe followed with punches and elbows. A stalemate on the floor while the fighters are in guard. Beebe steps out of guard and they reset in the middle. Beebe still able to land punches and Baskis still able to land kicks. Beebe secured another takedown with the winding seconds of the fight.
Chase Beebe defeated Mike Baskis via Unanimous Decision
Mike Budnik vs. Adamson: Lightweight
Budnik immediately shot in for a double leg takedown and moved around and took the back of Adamson. Budnik sunk in the hooks while Adamson delivered a back elbow. With Adamson flattened out, Budnik delivered punches to the sides of Adamson‘s head. Budnik moved into a body triangle against the cage. Adamson created a scramble and moved into Budnik’s guard in top position. Adamson moved out of guard to deliver a body kick and knee to the face of Budnik. Budnik with another takedown attempt that turned into a guillotine choke in full guard and Adamson had no choice by to tap.
Mike Budnik defeated Adamson due to Tapout via guillotine choke at 4.30 of round one
Will Brooks vs. Taurean Bogguess: Lightweight
Books recovered from a takedown by Bogguess to end up in Bogguess’ guard and worked ground and pound. Bogguess started to bleed from above his right eye from elbows. Brooks was in full guard and then delivered several elbows that the crowd cheered for. Books got out of guard and went to knee on belly for more ground and pound. Bogguess was able to sit on his heels, but Books took the opportunity to knee his sternum. Then more ground and pound followed with unanswered elbows and punches from Bogguess. Big John rescued Bogguess to end the fight.
Will Brooks defeated Taurean Bogguess via ref stoppage due to strikes at 4.21 of round one
Amateur Quick Results
Nate Beach defeated Kenny Hulbert by technical knockout at 2:58 of round three
Charlie Radtke defeated Stephen Von Aulock by D’arce choke at 2:47 of round one
Bobby Moffett defeated Trevor Rose by technical knockout at 0:31 of round one
Bob Hastings defeated Bill Mayer by knockout at 1:24 of round one
Justin Seeberger defeated Giovanni Gaut by rear naked choke at 1:45 of round one
Professional Quick Results
Josh Killion defeated Chris Haney by armbar at 4:42 of round one
Jerald Williams defeated Phil Williams by split decision
Chase Beebe defeated Mike Baskis by unanimous decision
Mike Budnik defeated Brandon Adamson via guillotine at 4:30 of round one
Will Brooks defeated Taureen Bogguess by technical knockout at 4:20 of round one
Tags: Bill Mayer, Bob Hastings, Bobby Moffett, Brandon Adamson, Charlie Radtke, Chase Beebe, Chris Haney, Giovanni Gaut, Jerald Williams, Josh Killion, Justin Seeberger, Kenny Hulbert, Mike Baskis, Mike Budnik, Nate Beach, Phil Williams, Stephen Von Aulock, Taureen Bogguess, Trevor Rose, Will Brooks, XFO, XFO 44
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