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Fightcard Entertainment to Donate All Proceeds from Cross the Line 2012 to Jeff Dunbar Fund

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On December 17th inside MoJoe’s Music in Joliet, Illinois, tragedy struck during Fightcard Entertainment’s Final Conflict event. Jeff Dunbar was fighting as part of the Team versus Team challenge and when his opponent took his back while standing, Dunbar tried to forward flip and throw his opponent on his own head. Unfortunately the move did not work, and Dunbar landed on his own head, breaking his neck in two places leaving him paralyzed.

Dunbar is currently recovering and going through daily rehabilitation with the latest update of him being able to move his head from side to side and up and down. Dunbar is resilient and a natural fighter and is working tirelessly to one day be able to walk again.

A fund is being set up for him and his ever increasing medical bills and FCE is looking to help lessen the burden just a bit. All proceeds from their upcoming February 16th card, Cross the Line 2012, will go directly to the fund. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $25.

The event will feature several of Dunbar’s teammates from Team No Comment fighting on the card in his honor.

Cross the Line takes place on Thursday, February 16 at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in downtown Chicago.

Stay tuned to MMA Recap for all the latest on this event.

Fightcard Entertainment “FCE 38: Cross the Line” Results and Recap

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Fight Card Entertainment invaded Joe’s Bar and Grill on Weed street in downtown Chicago.  “FCE 38: Cross the Line” featured eight amateur mixed martial arts fights with a stellar main event featuring Matt Tierney and Danny Morales for the FCE welterweight title.  Read on for the full recap of the action and quick results.

The first fight of the night was an exciting welterweight matchup featuring Robert Lewis and Tom Kriplin.  In the first round Lewis and Kriplin looked to exchange, but Lewis quickly attempted a takedown.  Kriplin reversed and scored a takedown of his own.  Kriplin looked for ground and pound, but Lewis was able to push off and stand up.  Once on their feet, Lewis clinched and landed a big knee that took Kriplin’s legs out.  Lewis quickly jumped on the back, but Kriplin somersaulted and reversed the position.  Kriplin was able to get the mount as time ran out in the round.  The second round Kriplin quickly got a takedown and worked vicious ground and pound.  Kriplin landed some serious knees to the body of Lewis while trying to pass to the mount.  Kriplin got the mount and started raining down strikes.  Kriplin nearly ended the fight, but time expired in the round.  The third round Kriplin landed a right hand before taking Lewis down.  From half guard, Kriplin worked several strikes to the body and head until the ref was forced to stop the action.

Heavyweights were up next and Maurice Greene and Jason Miller put on a fantastic fight.  In the first round Greene tried to utilize his reach advantage on Miller, but Miller was able to frustrate Greene with his movement and closed the distance.  Greene landed a left high kick that excited the crowd.  With time running out Miller shot for a takedown, but ate a big knee instead.  In the second round Miller looked to throw leg kicks to throw Greene off his balance.  Greene landed a fantastic front kick that sent Miller to the canvas.  Greene quickly pounced and landed several short uppercuts that bloodied up Miller.  Greene stood up and threw a massive knee to the body and then continued his punches sending blood into the crowd.  Miller couldn’t defend and the ref halted the action.

After an intermission to clean up all the blood shed in the last fight, lightweight Logan West and Charlie Radtke went to battle.  Radtke came out with a big right and West shot for a takedown.  Radtke defended and worked for a guillotine, but West was able to escape and stand up.  Radtke continued the pressure with strikes and West stalled him with a big body kick.  Radtke then shot for a takedown and never let up the pressure as he threw multiple lefts.  After standing up and landing some heavy shots, Radtke landed several big rights and then was like a machine gun with his punches forcing a stop to the fight.

Wanting to follow his brother’s victory, Brian Radtke looked for the victory over Franco Martinez.  The first round Radtke looked for a double leg takedown and got it.  Martinez had a high guard looking to quickly submit Radtke, but Radtke stood up and slammed him to the ground.  Radtke worked multiple strikes and Martinez threatened with submission.  Radtke stood up to drop a big right hand, but instead went for a heel hook.  Martinez punched his way out, but Radtke remained on top. Martinez had a beautiful sweep to get the mount on Radtke, however Radtke then swept Martinez and was back in his guard.  Radtke finished the round with punches and the round ended with Martinez nearly getting an armbar.  The second round started and the fighters quickly clinched.  Radtke landed a big knee and then quickly got Martinez’s back while standing.  Radtke worked for a rear naked choke while standing and got it.  The fighters fell to the canvas and Radtke was able to tighten the choke forcing Martinez to tap.

Lightweight Omar Diaz was the crowd favorite against Ken Hansen.  The first round  had the crowd really going as both fighters were causing damage to each other.  Diaz grabbed a clinch and threw multiple knees that found Hansen’s face.  Hansen would land uppercuts from the clinch, forcing Diaz to separate and create distance.  Diaz continued with jabs and Hansen looked to be in trouble, but was able to recover and land punches of his own.  In the second round Diaz continued his jab and quickly bloodied Hansen up.  Seeing the blood just flow from Hansen’s nose, Diaz was relentless with his punches.  Hansen never went down, but ate several shots and was unable to intelligently defend himself forcing the ref to stop the striking clinic.

After another brief intermission, featherweights Richard Dey and Rudy Behena were up next.  Dey landed a high kick, one-two, high kick combo, but Behena defended and was able to get Dey’s back.  Behena had a fantastic belly to back suplex and quickly got the mount.  Behena nearly finished the fight with his ground and pound, but Dey was able to buck and stand up.  Once on the feet, they clinched and Dey landed two knees before working for an omoplata.  Unable to get the tap, Dey transitioned to a heel hook.  Behena was tough to finish and continued to punch his way out of the submissions.  Dey was able to put Behena in his guard, and quickly worked an armbar.  The submission was in deep, but Behena defended well.  Dey rolled and the arm looked to be in bad shape.  Behena, sensing his arm was about to break, verbally submitted.

The co-main event featured light heavyweights Ivan Garcia and Andrew Navickis.  The exciting three round fight had the crowd going crazy.  In the first round Navickis used leg kicks to keep Garcia at bay.  When Garcia would rush in and clinch, Navickis landed several knees.  Navickis used a guillotine choke to take Garcia down, but both fighters quickly stood.  Navickis looked like he had a standing guillotine choke, however Garcia was able to escape.  Navickis scored another takedown with time running out in the round and tried to finish it with strikes but was unable to.  Round two was extremely close.  Garcia again attempted a takedown, but it was Navickis who was able to get it.  Garcia defended well with submission attempts but Navickis threw the legs to the side and got Garcia’s back.  Garcia countered by spinning into Garcia and able to get the mount.  Navickis bucked and was able to stand up.  An extremely close round that could have been scored for either fighter.  The final round Navickis came out with a spinning backlist that just missed.  Both fighters were swinging wildly looking for a finishing blow.  Garcia was stalking Navickis and able to close the distance working knees and punches from the clinch.  Garcia was clearly controlling the fight at this point and with time running out, both fighters attempted big strikes but neither landed.  With a close second round that could go either way, it was no surprise that the judges were split in their decision for Garcia.

The main event featured undefeated Matt Tierney taking on Danny Morales for the FCE welterweight title.  Both fighters came out swinging and looking to cause damage.  Morales used leg kicks to set up his punches.  Tierney was able to clinch and take Morales down on two separate occasions, but Morales just popped back up.  Both fighters started to find their range when Morales landed a spinning backlist sending Tierney down to the floor.  Morales quickly jumped on the wounded Tierney and landed two strikes before the ref could stop the action.  Morales became the new FCE welterweight champion with the knockout victory.

Quick results
Tom Kriplin defeated Robert Lewis by TKO at 1:14 of round 3
Maurice Greene defeated Jason Miller by TKO at 1:22 of round 2
Charlie Radtke defeated Logan West by TKO at 2:02 of round 1
Brian Radtke defeated Franco Martinez by rear naked choke at 0:59 of round 2
Omar Diaz defeated Ken Hansen by TKO at 1:14 of round 2
Richard Dey defeated Rudy Behena by armbar at 2:29 of round 1
Ivan Garcia defeated Andrew Navickis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Danny Morales defeated Matt Tierney by KO at 1:30 of round 1

FCE fighter Dan Okendal

Fightcard Entertainment “Counterstrike” Results And Recap

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The first Muay Thai event for Fightcard Entertainment is in the books.  Over 600 people filled Joe’s Sports Bar in Chicago, Illinois for “CounterStrike 2010”.  In all a total of eight Muay Thai fights and one MMA fight took place.

Before the action started pop singer Carla Kosak performed her hit single “Don’t want your man”.  The performance got the crowd excited for the night’s action.

The fans in attendance showed a bit of confusion as they have been used to seeing a cage and instead were treated to a ring.  Also of slight confusion was why some of the fighters were wearing headgear and shin guards and others were not.

FCE fighter Dan Okendal

photo by Brent Todd

The opening bout saw Dan Okendal take on Mark Winslow.  The first round Okendal controlled the action and landed several big shots including an uppercut.  Winslow came back in the second round as the fresher fighter and used his speed to his advantage landing several unanswered strikes.  The third round was the deciding round and while Okendal was the more visibly tired fighter, he controlled the action and ended the round with a flurry of punches pushing the score cards in his favor.

FCE fighter Roger Dorado

photo by Brent Todd

Roger Dorado dominated Ryan Clark in their three-round battle.  Dorado showed his Muay Thai skills by using multiple combos.  Clark was able to land some strikes of his own including some big kicks, but he never followed them up with a second or third blow.  Dorado was able to knock Clark down multiple times with devastating leg kicks to Clarks plant leg.  By the end of the fight it was a clear 30-27 decision for Dorado.

FCE fighter Matt McCormick

photo by Brent Todd

FCE fighter Tanya Lohr

photo by Brent Todd

The third fight was the only fight that did not end in a decision as Matt McCormick outmatched Chris Graham.  The first round was a very close round, as both fighters were landing big strikes on each other with McCormick landing more.  At one point McCormick caught Graham but couldn’t finish it.  In the second round McCormick took advantage of the fact that he had the fuller gas tank.  McCormick caught Graham and nearly ended the fight and after a separation by the ref was able to land multiple punches that ended the fight.
In the first women’s bout of the evening, Tanya Lohr took on Lauri Jacobchak.  All three rounds Lohr displayed much more experience than Jacobchak as she was able to dodge most of Jacobchak’s attacks.  Lohr on multiple occasions used a Muay Thai clinch and landed knee after knee.  While Jacobchak struggled to find her range, by the end of the fight she was able to land some powerful strikes but it wasn’t enough as the judges awarded Lohr the unanimous decision.

FCE Fighter Corey Hogan

photo by Brent Todd

Corey Hogan and Brandon Bradbury had one of the most entertaining fights of the night.  In the first round Hogan scored a knockdown and ended the round with devastating knees.  Hogan opened the second round with a spinning backlist that knocked Bradbury down.  The ref gave what appeared to be a ten count, but Bradbury was able to get up and situated in time.  Hogan finished the round with more backlists and clinched knees.  The third round Bradbury tried to land combos, but Hogan was able to defend and counter well.  In the end, Hogan earned the unanimous decision 30-26.

FCE fighter Chris Duran

photo by Brent Todd

Jon Walker and Chris Duran were the first fighters to not wear the headgear or shin guards.  The first two rounds Duran controlled the action with good combos and using his reach to his advantage.  The third round, Walker was visibly tired, but was able to land some powerful strikes that hurt Duran.  While Walker won the third round, it was not enough as Duran won the decision 29-28.

FCE fighter Mike Santiago

photo by Brent Todd

Mike Santiago and Fadi Rihani put on a non-stop battle from the opening bell to the closing bell.  In the first round Rihani was on his back three times due to being pushed or tripped down.  While these didn’t cause Rihani to lose any points, they caused a lot frustration for the fighter.  The second round Santiago landed several kicks which forced Rihani to attempt to shoot in for a takedown which is not legal in a Muay Thai match.  The third round Santiago again controlled the action and landed more and more strikes.  In the end, Santiago won the judges decision.

FCE fighter Dorothy Schultz

photo by Brent Todd

Like the first women’s fight, the second one was fairly lopsided with Dorothy Schultz showing her impressive arsenal over Rickie Gomes.  Schultz obviously had more experience as she was landing several combos with ease through out the three rounds.  To Gomes’s credit by the end of the third round she was able to fend off Schultz’s Muay Thai clinch and keep the fight on the outside.  In the end Schultz won the unanimous decision.

FCE fighter Phil Hunter

photo by Brent Todd

The main event saw a lightweight MMA matchup between Matt Dambrogio and Phil Hunter.  Hunter immediately shot in for a takedown and controlled the action from the top position before Dambrogio was able to work his way out.  Unfortunately for Dambrogio, he left his neck open and Hunter quickly grabbed it and squeezed.  Dambrogio was able to work his way out of the guillotine choke with just seconds left in the first round.  The second round Hunter decided to try and throw some leather which was working well.  Hunter set up a takedown and again worked good body shots.  Dambrogio had a beautiful sweep and landed in full mount on Hunter.  But Dambrogio wasn’t able to capitalize on his dominant position as Hunter escaped.  It was a close round and could have gone either way.  The third round Hunter and Dambrogio traded strikes with Hunter landing some devastating blows including an uppercut right hook combo.  Dambrogio was able to take the fight to the ground and tried to lock in a kimura, however Hunter escaped and reversed the position landing in Dambrogio’s guard.  In the end, the judges saw the fight for Hunter.

Quick Results

  • Dan Okendal defeated Mark Winslow via unanimous decision
  • Roger Dorado defeated Ryan Clark by unanimous decision
  • Matt McCormick defeated Chris Graham by TKO 1:37 of round 2
  • Tanya Lohr defeated Lauri Jacobchak by unanimous decision
  • Corey Hogan defeated Brandon Bradbury by unanimous decision (30-26)
  • Chris Duran defeated Jon Walker by unanimous decision
  • Mike Santiago defeated Fadi Rihani by unanimous decision
  • Dorothy Schultz defeated Rickie Gomes by unanimous decision
  • Phil Hunter defeated Matt Dambrogio by unanimous decision

Videos From “Fightcard Entertainment: Final Conflict”

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MMA Recap was on hand for “FCE: Final Conflict” on Thursday December 10 at Joe’s Sports Bar in Chicago, Illinois.  Read more to see the final two “Team Challenge” fights as well as the main-event featuring Featherweight champion Christian Reynoso defending his belt against Mike Long.

Team Pac MMA’s Chris Sizemore vs Team No Comment’s Percy Hicks

Team Pac MMA’s Danny Morales vs Team No Comment’s Quincy Smith

Christian “The Rainmaker” Reynoso vs. Mike “Superman” Long

Fightcard Entertainment Final Conflict

“Fightcard Entertainment: Final Conflict” Results And Recap

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Fightcard Entertainment Final ConflictFightcard Entertainment put on their twenty-eighth show last night and it was another sold out venue.  Over 600 fans were in attendance at Joe’s Sports Bar in Chicago to watch the action.

The first fight of the night saw Aaron Beyers take on Jacob Brewick.  It was only one of two fights that went the distance but had many entertaining spots through out.  Brewick took Beyers down with ease numerous times through out the fifteen minute affair much the crowds approval.  Beyers would answer with some good reversals and ground and pound, but in the end Brewick did more damage and won a judges decision victory 29-28.

Chris Garcia showed his impressive jiu jitsu skills against Phil Hunter in the second fight of the night.  After some quick jabs by Hunter, Garcia shot for a takedown but left his neck exposed.  Hunter grabbed a hold of hit, but could not tighten the choke enough before Garcia popped his head out.  Garcia quickly passed to side control before transitioning to an arm bar.  Hunter tried to escape, but Garcia kept rolling with him and locked in a reverse triangle.  Again Hunter tried to escape and Garcia kept on him, this time catching him in a fight ending kimura submission.

The third fight of the evening saw Manny Camacho take on Steven Kick.  In the first two rounds Kick attempted many takedowns and strikes, but Camacho was very elusive and had a very good sprawl.  Camacho utilized a great counter-striking game plan that threw Kick off of his game.  By the start of the third round, Kick had been mentally broken and Camacho took the fight down and forced the referee to stop it after unloading eight unanswered punches.

The final fight before the first intermission saw Joe Zuniga take on LaRoyce Tankston.  Tankston used a series of combos through out the first two rounds to control the action.  Many jab, jab, kick, clinch, takedown or similar variations were used.  Zuniga had some good strikes of his own, but Tankston just shrugged them off like they were nothing.  In the third round Zuniga got a takedown of his own and ended up in full mount.  Several shots forced Tankston to give up his back and Zuniga continued the assault trying to secure a rear naked choke.  Unfortunately time was not on Zuniga’s side and Tankston would go on to win the judges’ decision 29-28.

There were originally scheduled to be a total of five fights for the team challenge.  Pac MMA had to forfeit their 135lb fight due to several fighters being unable to participate for various reason.  This left only four fights in the team challenge and gave Team No Comment a 1-0 lead before the action started.

Pedro Velasco and Johny Torres delivered what the fans wanted to see: a knockout.  After a very brief exchange on the feet, Torres took the fight to the ground.  However Velasco quickly stood right back up and grabbed a hold of Torres’s neck.  Torres tried to slam his way out of the standing guillotine, but it just put the choke in tighter.  Velasco kept shifting his position to try and finish the fight with the choke, but Torres was relentless with his punches and hip movements.  Finally in a last ditch effort, Torres summersaults to escape the choke and does.  Both fighters quickly make it back to their feet and Torres unloads a massive high kick that knocks Velasco out cold.  Torres’s victory ties up the team challenge 1-1.

After the amazing knockout of the first fight, Luis Robles and Omar Diaz knew the crowd was excited.  And both fighters were very anxious themselves as they were pacing back and forth before the start of the fight.  Both fighters stood toe-to-toe swinging at each other not doing much damage.  Diaz shot in for a takedown, but Robles grabbed a guillotine choke.  Robles quickly changes his grip and has an arm in guillotine choke and pulls guard slamming Diaz on his head.  Diaz quickly taps as the force of the choke and slam dislocated his shoulder.  Team No Comment is now up 2-1.

Needing only one victory to secure the team championship, Team No Comment fighter Percy Hicks wanted to deliver that victory.  In his was stood Team Pac MMA’s Chris Sizemore.  Hicks opened the fight with a big right hand that forced Sizemore to shoot in for a takedown.  At this point a mouth guard falls out, but it is unclear who it belongs to.  Hicks quickly pushed Sizemore into the cage and both fighters were looking for a takedown.  Sizemore succeeded and landed in side control.  Sizemore started throwing hammer fists and then was able to trap Hick’s arm in a crucifix position.  Several shots were thrown and Hicks was in trouble.  The ref calls a timeout and Sizemore thinks he won the fight.  Instead the ref stopped the action because Sizemore was utilizing forearm blows (illegal in amateur bouts) and gave Hicks back his mouth guard.  A quick reset and the fight was back underway.  Hicks went straight for Sizemore, but Sizemore sidestepped and then landed a massive flying knee sending Hicks to the canvas ending the fight.  Hicks remained on the canvas for several seconds unaware of what had just happened.  Team Pac MMA has tied the team competition now 2-2.

In the final battle for which team would rein supreme, Quincy Smith took on Danny Morales.  The first round, both fighters were a little hesitant to try and unload anything as they respected each other’s power.  Morales landed more solid shots with some good combos earning him the first round.  At the start of the second round, both fighters went to the center and threw a huge right hand.  Both fighters went down hurt, but Morales recovers quickly and jumps at the situation.  Morales landed four punches and the referee stopped the action.  Smith was holding his eye and yelling that he couldn’t see.  The crowd gets very angry and calls Morales a cheater and the referee pulls all the judges to discuss what the official ruling should be.  After a deliberation, the official ruling was Morales won a technical knock out victory due to Smith’s inability to continue on with the fight.  The crowd really started booing at this point and Morales in his post fight interview said that it was the referee’s job to ensure what was happening and that he wasn’t a cheater.  The win earned Team Pac MMA the team challenge.

Highlighting some women’s mma, Ginger Galardo took on A.J. McAvoy.  The start of the action saw Galardo quickly take McAvoy to the ground.  After a bit of posturing, Galardo was in full mount, but McAvoy just used strength to push up and out of the position.  Once back on their feet, McAvoy showcased her superior striking skills landing several 1-2 combos over and over.  McAvoy faked a takedown only to land a devastating combo that hurt Galardo.  While still standing, McAvoy quickly unloaded several solid shots forcing the referee stoppage.

The co-main event was a number one contenders match for the FCE middleweight title.  Mickey Martin and Luke Austin both knew what was on the line and wanted to send a message to current middleweight champion Jermey Godinia.  Austin started the fight with a big right hand and then clinched.  Martin started peppering Austin’s body while in the clinch and was able to get separation.  Austin again with a big punch only this time it hurts Martin and throws him off balance.  Austin quickly grabs a guillotine choke and has it in tight.  Martin tried to punch his way out, but couldn’t and tapped.

The main event saw Christian Reynoso defend his FCE featherweight belt against Mike Long.  The first round saw Reynoso take Long down multiple times.  Long tried to lock in submissions, but Reynoso was able to either power his way out or punch his way out of the attempts.  In the second round Long opened up with a big flying knee as Reynoso was shooting for a takedown.  Reynoso held on and sort of got it but it was more like Long just sat down.  Long shifted his hips to attempt more submissions, but Reynoso was relentless with the punches and hammer fists.  Several shots landed to the back of the head and Reynoso was warned.  Long tried to roll to escape, but Reynoso went with him and was able to secure Long’s back.  Reynoso worked to get a rear naked choke in while at the same time locked in a body triangle.  Reynoso arches as much as he can and Long was forced to tap out.

Overall the fans left more than happy after a long night of action.  MMA Recap, Dos Lunas Tequilla and Team Finisher MMA Clothing were all sponsoring the event.  Fightcard Entertainment will be back at Joe’s Sports Bar on January 21 for “Counter Strike” which will be the first hybrid MMA and Kickboxing event under the Fightcard banner.  Stay tuned to MMA Recap for videos of some of the night’s fights.

Quick Results
•    Jacob Brewick defeats Aaron Beyers by unanimous decision 29-28
•    Chris Garcia defeats Phil Hunter by kimura 1:30 round 1
•    Manny Camacho defeats Steven Kick by technical knock out :36 round 3
•    LaRoyce Tankston defeats Joe Zuniga by unanimous decision 29-28
•    Johny Torres defeats Pedor Velasco by knock out (high kick) 2:16 round 1
•    Luis Robles defeats Omar Diaz by guillotine choke :29 round 1
•    Chris Sizemore defeats Percy Hicks by knock out (flying knee) 1:35 round 1
•    Danny Morales defeats Quincy Smith by technical knock out :15 round 2
•    A.J. McAvoy defeats Ginger Galardo by technical knock out 2:01 round 1
•    Luke Austin defeats Mickey Marting by guillotine choke :41 of round 1
•    Christian Reynoso defeats Mike Long by rear naked choke 2:36 of round 2

Fightcard Entertainment Counter Strike Poster

Fightcard Entertainment Expands To Include Muay Thai

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Fightcard Entertainment Counter Strike PosterFightcard Entertainment has announced plans to expand their brand to include Muay Thai Kickboxing shows.  Starting in January of 2010, FCE will hold Muay Thai events.

The first event, Counter Strike, will take place at Joe’s Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Chicago.  The first event will be a hybrid Muay Thai and mixed martial arts card, but will take place inside a ring instead of the six-sided cage.

The Muay Thai events are now possible thanks to help from Joel Lucas.  Lucas joins FCE as the main matchmaker for the Muay Thai section.  FCE’s VP of Marketing and Promotions Brian Angelo had the following to say about Lucas.  “FCE was always interested in doing Muay Thai events, but just needed to wait for the right time and the right guy.  Lucas is that right guy and he will bring the same energy to the promotion that has made FCE what it is today.”

Tickets for Counter Strike will go on sale the second week of December and will be available at

Mike Long

Mike Long Versus Christian Reynoso Set For Decemeber 10

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Mike Long

photo by Brent Todd

Team No Comment fighter Mike Long made quick work of his opponent at last weekend’s “Fightcard Entertainment: No Mercy” event.  Long needed only 26 seconds to finish off his opponent, and the victory earned him a shot at the current FCE featherweight champion Christian Reynoso.

In his previous fights, Long has showed a great ground game.  His most recent victory over Mike Wojtulewicz was the first knockout of Long’s career and showed his ever improving striking game.  Long has been asking for the fight with Reynoso and had the following to say, “I’ve been wanting that fight for a while now. We were suppose to fight a while ago and I’ve been ready to take that fight and I’m just ready to unload on him, so tell him to keep his hands up because I have another one coming for him“.

Reynoso won the featherweight title at “Fightcard Entertainment: Vendetta” back in April.  This will mark his first title defense since winning the belt.

Long versus Reynoso is set for December 10 at Joes Sports Bar and Grill in Chicago Illinois.  In addition to the featherweight title fight, Team No Comment will be taking on Team PAC to determine the team championship winner.