XFO 38 was held on Saturday January 22 at Woodstock Harley Davidson in Woodstock, Illinois. The night of action saw four professional fights and nineteen amateur bouts. Jens Pulver took on Mike Lindquist in the night’s main event. Read on for the full recap of the professional card and quick results of all fights.
The first professional fight of the night saw Midwest Training Center’s Will Brooks making his pro debut against JR Hines. Hines was trying to work feints to set up his jab, but Brooks quickly shot in for the takedown and dumped Hines on his back. Brooks worked relentlessly from half guard to pass to the mount. Once he was able to get the mount, Brooks rained down punches and elbows. Hines tried to spin out to give up his back, but Brooks continued the punches and forced the ref to stop the action.
Team Curran’s Joey Diehl made his pro debut against Dexter Wright. Wright started the fight landing his jab first, but Diehl was countering his strikes. Diehl landed a leg kick and Wright went for a counter, but Diehl took Wright down. Diehl transitioned from side control to mount. He then postured up, landed a big right hand and Wright gave up his back. Diehl quickly looked for the rear naked choke and after an adjustment was able to force Wright to tap.
The co-main event featured Tom Ahrens taking on Mike Corey. The three round fight was all Corey all the way. The first round Corey used his strikes to set up a takedown. Once on the ground Corey worked knees to the body from within half guard. Ahrens scrambled to escape, but Corey was able to get his back. Corey couldn’t secure a choke and both fighters stood. Corey worked for a standing kimura and couldn’t get it. As time was running out, Corey took Ahrens down again and finished the round with strikes. The second round Ahrens tried to take Corey down and was successful. Corey quickly reversed the position and stood up. Corey landed a high kick forcing Ahrens to attempt a takedown. Corey looked for a guillotine, but settled for landing within Ahrens’s guard. Corey worked small strikes and elbows as time ran out. The third round Corey was able to land strikes almost at will. Corey landed three head kicks that should have sent Ahrens to the canvas. Big credit to Ahrens’s chin. Corey took the fight to the ground and was relentless with his strikes as Ahrens really had no answer. In the end, the judges all scored the bout for Corey.
The main event saw Jens Pulver make his return to the cage as he took on Mike Lindquist. Lindquist was able to catch Pulver with a big punch to start the fight. Pulver quickly covered up but was able to recover. The two fighters scrambled for position and Pulver was able to end up on Lindquist’s back. Pulver worked for a rear naked choke and synched it in forcing Lindquist to tap.
Professional Quick Results
Will Brooks defeated JR Hines by TKO at 2:09 of round 1
Joey Diehl defeated Dexter Wright by rear naked choke at 2:53 of round 1
Mike Corey defeated Tom Ahrens by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-26, 30-26
Jens Pulver defeated Mike Lindquist by rear naked choke at 0:49 of round 1
Amateur recap article will be up on Monday January 24.
Amateur Quick Results
Timmy LaGray defeated Richard Martin by TKO at 1:43 of round 3
Vince Romadine defeated Jake Gilski by rear naked choke at 1:38 of round
Tyler Reece defeated Mike Blake by TKO at 0:14 of round 1
Andre Felicano defeated Zach Tuneberg by guillotine choke at 0:48 of round 1
Scott Goldberg defeated Mike Upson by armbar at 0:09 of round 1
Zak Ottow defeated Kyle Schlise by knee choke at 1:26 of round 2
Johnny Otzleberger defeated Mikey Philllips by TKO at 0:21 of round 1
Phil Williams defeated Kevin Switalla by unanimous decision
David Williams defeated Brett Hedrington by TKO at 0:48 of round 1
Bobby defeated Brian Giles by TKO at 0:46 of round 1
Talin Bostic defeated Brian Tomac by TKO at 1:32 of round 1
John Fuller defeated Jason Bottenhagen by rear naked choke at 1:36 of round 2
Tommy LaGray defeated Nick Santiago by keylock at 1:45 of round 2
Cory Price defeated Don Singleton by unanimous decision
Antonio Luna defeated Nick Horne by rear naked choke at 0:39 of round 1
Cory Galloway defeated Jerad Karlen by triangle choke at 2:22 of round 1
Kenny Booker defeated Asmar Pace by KO at 2:24 of round 1
Daniel Szwab defeated Tony Campen at 0:14 of round 1
Robert Couillard defeated Darius Yancy at 0:23 of round 1