Mayhem Promotions “Disorderly Conduct 4” proved to be another exciting night of fights in the Chicagoland area. The co-main event and main event didn’t fail to deliver and had the crowd on their feet through out most of the fights. At the end of the night the fans all left more than satisfied.
Laquin Smith - photo by Brent Todd
Josh Dawson vs Laquinn Swift
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Round 1 – Dawson opened the round with a leg kick and then tried to follow it up with a high kick. Swift countered by charging in and going for a takedown. Dawson grabbed ahold of Swift’s neck as he was being taken down. Swift in Dawson’s guard worked some shots and tried to pass but was unable to. Dawson, working a high guard, sneaked a leg past Swift’s arm and was able to get a triangle choke. Swift rolled and Dawson held on to a top mount triangle choke. Swift bucked out of the position and was able to escape and took top position. Dawson attempted numerous submissions, but Swift kept posturing up and escaping. The end of the round saw Dawson trying to throw some punches from the bottom, but they had little effect. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Laquinn Swift
Round 2 – At the start of the round we were able to see that Dawson was bloodied up. Like the first round, Dawson tried some kicks before Swift shot in and got a double leg takedown. Dawson was holding Swift down better than last time, but both fighters were very active trying to secure a better position. Swift eventually passes Dawson’s guard and then secured the full mount. Dawson quickly gave up his back and Swift tried to get the rear naked choke. Unable to do so, he started throwing punches to the side of Dawson’s head. Several punches landed clearly and the ref finally warns Dawson to get out. Ten seconds later, the referee ended the fight. Laquinn Swift wins by TKO.
Official Decision – Laquinn Swift wins by TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:23 of the 2nd round.
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Mark Mack vs Ryan Robison
Round 1 – Both fighters touched gloves and Mack looked hesitant to do anything. Robison had a great punch to Mack’s body and Mack responded with a one-two combo that connected. Robison seemed unfazed by the punches, and went for a high kick. Mack then unloaded a barrage of punches followed by a body kick and finished off with another four punches. Robison defended this attack well and pressed forward. Robison was having trouble finding his distance, as Mack was just ducking and dodging Robison’s punches. Mack landed three more solid shots, and Robison is still unaffected. Ryan faked a punch and then shot in for a takedown, got it, and was in side control. Mack did his best to neutralize Robison’s punches, but Robison was able to land some punches. After some great wrist control by Mack, Robison elected to throw some massive knees to the body of Mack as the round ended. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Ryan Robison.
Round 2 – Robison decided that he needed to open the round with some good strikes and lands a leg kick, followed by a big right hand that forced Mack to try and clinch up. While in the clinch, Robison landed some big uppercuts and Mack decided to let go of the clinch to try and recover. Robison faked an overhand right and tried for a single leg takedown. Mack was able to defend it well and threw a couple of punches to help his defense. Robison switched from a single leg to a double leg and got the takedown. Robison landed some knees to the body before switching to the north-south position. Unable to secure a choke, Robison switched back to side control and threw more knees to Mack’s body. The crowd at this point really got into the fight and started chanting for more knees. Robison ignores the crowd and tried to get the mount, but Mack was able to pull half guard. Robison landed two big punches to Mack’s body as time ran out in the round. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Ryan Robison.
Round 3 – Robison used a big overhand right to set up a takedown but couldn’t get it. The fighters separated and Robison landed a loud body kick. Mack started to back peddle and Robison shot in for a takedown. Robison was in side control and heard the crowd as he landed at least six knees to Mack’s body. Mack postures a bit from the bottom and is able to trap Robison’s left arm with his legs but can’t do much with it. Robison threw two punches to free his trapped arm and Mack rolled to escape but ended up giving up his back. Robison tried to get the rear naked choke, but time ran out. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Ryan Robison.
Official Decision – Ryan Robison wins via unanimous decision 30-27, 30-26, 30-27
Buddy McGinnis - photo by Brent Todd
Alfred Eddy Arnold vs Buddy McGinnis
Round 1 – Both fighters exchanged jabs before Arnold takes the fight to the ground. McGinnis defended well, but Arnold pushed McGinnis up against the cage. McGinnis attempts a triangle, but Arnold postures up and lands two big punches. McGinnis took advantage of his opponent’s position and grabbed Arnolds left leg and used that to get a slam takedown. McGinnis unloaded some knees to Arnold’s body. As Arnold defended the knees, McGinnis passed from side control into full mount. McGinnis punched Arnold about eight times before Arnold gave up his back. The end of the round saw McGinnis trying to secure a choke, but he couldn’t as time expired. MMA Recap scores it 10-9 for McGinnis.
Round 2 – Both fighters clinch right away and McGinnis got a great Greco Roman wrestling takedown giving him Arnold’s back. The entire three minutes saw McGinnis attempting to secure a choke, and many times it looked like he got it. However Arnold showed his toughness and was able to pry the arm out from under his chin numerous times. Arnold landed several backwards hammer fists to McGinnis’s face, but McGinnis persisted with attempting the choke. The end of the round Arnold nearly escaped by turning into McGinnis, but time expired before he could change his position. MMA Recap scores it 10-9 for McGinnis
Round 3 – Arnold came out swinging, as he knew he was down two rounds. His first overhand right missed and McGinnis shot in for the takedown. While the takedown was successful, Arnold was able to grab onto McGinnis’s neck. Even though McGinnis was in side control, the choke looked to be tight. McGinnis punched Arnold’s body hard to get out of the choke and was successful. Neither fighter doing much as they are visibly tired at this point and the ref warned them to do something or he will stand them up. Both fighters weakly attempted to improve their position before the ref stood them up. Once on the feet, Arnold again threw some big punches, this time a massive overhand right finds its mark and drops McGinnis. Arnold follows up by attempting a shoulder lock submission, which doesn’t work and ended up on the bottom with McGinnis in side control. Arnold scrambled and worked his way up and got a takedown with thirty seconds left in the fight. Arnold threw a punch and left his arm out just long enough for McGinnis to secure a triangle choke. Arnold was in danger and started to try and punch his way out of submission as the bell rang. MMA Recap scored the round 10-9 for McGinnis.
Official Decision – Buddy McGinnis defeats Eddy Arnold by unanimous decision 30-27, 20-27, 29-28.
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Anthony Whalen vs Jeff Lavallee
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Round 1 – Lavallee came out quick with some jabs and then took the fight down down to the ground. Whalen quickly tied Lavallee up and was neutralizing any attack by Lavallee. Lavallee isn’t able to free his hands, so he moved the fight up against the cage. Once against the cage, Whalen let go of one of Lavallee’s hands and Lavallee landed a big straight job, followed with two accidental hits to the back of the head. However the ref didn’t see the accidental blows. Lavallee stands up and lands another big shot before Whalen just stood up. Lavallee quickly clinched and landed multiple knees and punches before taking Whalen down again. Lavallee landed big punches from within Whalen’s guard. Lavallee again stood up and as Whalen was getting up, Lavallee grabbed ahold of him and threw him to the other side of the cage. Lavallee followed and clinched Whalen to get a take down in full mount. Lavallee caused some major damage while Whalen tried to buck out, but he was unable to. Whalen tried to buck a second time, but Lavallee was ready for it and rocked Whalen. Three punches later, the ref stopped the action due to strikes.
Official Decision – Jeff Lavallee wins via technical knock out at the 2:38 in round 1
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Sonny Bordonado vs Percy Hicks
Round 1 – If you blinked from the opening bell you could have missed what happened. In fact, many of the fans in attendance did miss what happened. The bell rang and Hicks quickly rushed to the center of the cage with an arm extended to touch gloves. Bordonado declined to touch gloves and Hicks responded with a big right hand that knocked Bordonado out and the ref was forced to stop the action. Bordonado’s corner wanted clarification on the rules stating their fighter wasn’t ready and the ref stated that they were informed to “protect yourself at all times” after the bell rings. Hicks tried to talk to Bordonado, but Bordonado’s corner called him a cheater. The fans booed, but it was mainly due to them not realizing the fight started either. After the fight, Hicks was visibly upset by the accusations by Bordonado’s corner and said it was Bordonado’s choice to not touch gloves.
Official Decision – Percy Hicks wins via knock out at :06 in round 1
Editors Update: The above report about a lack of touch of gloves is innacurate. From our original angle, that is what it looked like. However upon re-watching the fight, Bordonado did attempt to touch gloves and Hicks used the opportunity to attack. While his strikes were legal, many would argue that they were unsportsman like.
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Greg Reddington vs Mike Letteri
Round 1 – Both fighters came out to the center and touched gloves. Letteri with a big punch that forces Reddington to shoot for the takedown. Reddington’s wrestling background came into play as he got the takedown. Letteri trying to hold Reddington down, but Reddington just picked him up and slammed him again. Reddington turned it into a wrestling match and was just smothering Letteri. Reddington postured up and landed a three-punch combo before smothering Letteri some more. Reddington stood up to try and pass guard, and Letteri quickly followed. Back on the feet, Letteri used his reach advantage to counter Reddington’s kicks. Reddington clinched up again and pressed Letteri into the cage. Letteri kneed Reddington in the body before Reddington took him down as time expired in the round. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Reddington.
Round 2 – Reddington tried to wrap things up and get this fight to the ground, but Letteri just escaped and landed several punches. Reddington shot in for a takedown, but Letteri grabbed his neck and had a standing guillotine choke. Letteri pulled guard to get the choke in deeper and Redding just stood up and slammed his way out of the choke. Letteri tried to stand up, but Reddington kept pressing into him. Letteri got up and seemed to find his range as he started to outstrike Reddington four-to-one. Reddington starting to look tired and Letteri tried to capitalize, but time ran out in the round. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Letteri.
Round 3 – Reddington and Letteri touched gloves and Reddington tells Letteri that he (Letteri) got that round. Letteri defended the first takedown attempt well and landed a knee, before Reddington got a better grip and took the fight to the ground. The next minute neither fighter lands a punch or did much of anything. Reddington was able to pass from guard into mount and Letteri gave up his back. Reddington couldn’t capitalize on the dominant position and the crowd started asking for a stand up. The ref doesn’t agree and let the fight continue until the bell rang. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Reddington.
Official Decision – Greg Reddington wins by unanimous decision 29-28
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Anthony Goodwin vs Jordin Hinman
Round 1 – Hinman opens the fight with a big leg kick that hurt Goodwin. Hinman rushed in and landed a knee that forced Goodwin to shoot for a takedown. Hinman quickly wrapped his arms around Goodwin’s neck, but Goodwin shifted position and both fighters worked a clinch game. Hinman tried for a trip takedown from the clinch, but Goodwin reversed it with a massive slam resulting in Goodwin being in side control. Hinman tried to stand up, but Goodwin went for a guillotine and went into Hinman’s half guard. Hinman bucked, grabbed Goodin’s right leg and stood up. Goodwin defended the takedown defense by slamming Hinman on his head causing the crowd to get very loud. Hinman rolled and Goodwin was within his guard. Goodwin was able to pass and get full mount and Jordin quickly tied him up. The crowd started to ask for a standup and Goodwin responded by giving up the mount and took side control instead. Goodwin couldn’t do anything more while in side control and tried to get back into mount but got half guard instead. The ref warned them about their lack of activity so Hinman went for a triangle. Goodwin just pushed himself out of it and got Hinman’s back as the round ended. MMA Recap scored it 10-9 for Goodwin.
Round 2 – Hinman came out and hit Goodwin with another leg kick followed by a spinning back kick that just missed its mark. Goodwin responded with a leg kick of his own which caused Hinman to shoot for a takedown. Goodwin grabbed Hinman’s neck and was able to get into Hinman’s half guard. Goodwin with some small shots, but the ref again warned them he would stand them up. A short elbow by Goodwin and Hinman bucked to get out, but ended up being mounted. Goodwin then traps Hinman’s left arm and had him in a crucifix and punched Hinman a good twenty to thirty times before the ref was forced to stop the action.
Official Decision – Anthony Goodwin wins via technical knockout at 3:00 of round 2 and is your new lightweight champion.
· Laquin Swift defeats Josh Dawson by technical knock out 2:23 of round 2
· Ryan Robison defeats Mark Mack by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-26
· Buddy McGinnis defeats Eddy Arnold by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28
· Jeff Laval defeats Anthony Whalen by technical knock out 2:38 of round 1
· Percy Hicks defeats Sonny Bordonado by knock out :06 of round 1
· Greg Reddington defeats Mike Letteri by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28
· Anthony Goodwin defeats Jordin Hinman by technical knock out 3:00 of round 2