Ruckus returned to action with Ruckus 5 at the Alhambara Palace in downtown Chicago. Eleven non-stop exciting amateur fights had the crowd on their feet through out most of the night. Read on for the full recap and results of the action.
Kicking off the night of action was Terry House taking on Jordan McDaniel. McDaniel quickly took the fight to the ground however House was able to get butterfly guard. McDaniel while trying to pass, allowed House to stand up and McDaniel immediately went for a single leg takedown. House defended the takedown and was able to suplex McDaniel over his head. Working from side control House moved to mount and McDaniel immediately gave up his back. House worked punches until he was able to get the fight ending rear naked choke.
Next up was an exciting battle between Tony Guerrero and Jon Barney. Guerrero landed a great combo to start, but Barney looked to land heavy shots to counter. Guerrero clinched and landed three knees before pulling guard. Out of no where Guerrero's right leg came under the chin of Barney for a gogoplata, but Barney was able to slide out and stand. Once standing both fighters were trading shots with each other and Guerrero landed a big overhand right that knocked out Barney's mouth piece. Guerrero landed several more shots to finish the round. Barney opened the second finding his range and frustrating Guerrero. He countered by clinching and quickly taking the fight to the ground. Guerrero was able to posture and started landing big punches. Barney was impressive with his defense, but after nearly a minute of defending, Guerrero was getting the better of him. The ref warned Barney several times to defend himself and Guerrero landed a big right that forced an end to the fight.
Matt Wilcox needed just over a minute to choke Travis Gaut unconscious. Gaut came out very anxious and was bouncing around missing with several shots. Wilcox picked his shot and landed a big body kick that made the crowd go "OOOhhh". Gaut went for a big right, but Wilcox ducked under and took Gaut down. Wilcox quickly got Gaut's back and locked in a rear naked choke choking him out cold.
Dennis Sherman landed a high kick to start the fight against Kurt Robinson. Robinson laughed it off and Sherman immediately went for a takedown. Robinson stood up but Sherman was able to get the back. Sherman jumped on Robinson's back and locked in a standing rear naked choke. Robinson singled he was okay and then collapsed to the canvas unconscious.
Controversy erupted between Brandon Andriola and Shaun Sanchez. Andriola landed some big shots before Sanchez shot for a takedown. Andriola defended by threatening a guillotine and then landing knees. Sanchez came out of the clinch swinging, backing Andriola all the way across the cage. Sanchez landed a right hook that buckled Andriola's knees and the ref called the fight. Andriola was clearly not out, but the ref had stopped the fight. The crowd immediately voiced their opinion of the stoppage.
Heavyweights were up next as Joe Walker took on Mike Colatorti. Walker quickly shot for a takedown and Colatorti sprawled. Colatorti looked for a D'rce choke but used it to get the mount. From there Colatorti landed several shots that Walker had no answer for. The ref warned and then stopped the fight as Walker was clearly not defending himself.
Zach Tuneberg and Matt Vance both attempted to finish the fight with a guillotine choke. Tuneberg worked for a takedown, but Vance secured a guillotine choke. Tuneberg defended by forcing Vance to have a mounted guillotine, giving him enough space. When Vance was able to reverse and get guard, Tuneberg popped his head out. Tuneberg landed several shots before the fighters stood up. Vance looked for a takedown of his own, but Tuneberg locked in a standing guillotine choke. It looked like Tuneberg was about to pull guard, but Vance tapped to the standing choke.
Heavyweights were back in the cage as Maurice Green took on Dave Schultz. Schultz looked to land a big right hand, but Green was smart and avoided well. Green ducked under and clinched Schultz against the cage and then powered Schultz to the ground with a belly to belly suplex. Green quickly got the mount, but Schultz defended well. Green postured and started to rain down punches before Schultz gave up his back. Green immediately went for a rear naked choke and force a very quick tapout from the submission.
The ladies were up next as Kim Novak took on Katherine Richter in the fight of the night. Novak came out landing straight right hands there were finding their mark and quickly bloodied up the left eye of Richter. Richter just smiled at the blood and put a mouse on Novak's forehead. The first round was clearly for Novak as she landed the crisper shots. The second round Richter found her range with hooks that forced Novak's left eye to swell up. Richter continued her taunting and landing of hooks and dropped Novak at one point in the round. The crowd was on their feet for the third round as neither girl wanted to back down. Novak worked her straight punches and Richter looked to land her right hook on the badly bruised eye of Novak. A very close round that could have been scored either way and the judges ruled it for Richter. After the fight Richter said it was fun and wanted to Facebook Novak.
The co-main event featured welterweights Andy Clutteut taking on Ankeedo Shamoun. The crowd was heavily in favor of Shamoun and had to be told to calm down. Clutteut came out with a body kick and Shamoun responded by clinching and landing a knee. Clutteut shot for a takedown, but couldn't get it and ate a right hand. Shamoun continued the pressure and landed several more knees. Clutteut appeared to slip after a loaded shot, and Shamoun quickly pounced. From within Clutteut's half guard, Shamoun postured and started to bring punches in bunches. Clutteut was not intelligently defending himself and the ref was forced to stop the action.
After the pause from the fight, the main event was up next as Austin Allen took on the crowd favorite Johnny Odishio. Odishio landed a straight right and then slammed Allen to the canvas. Odishio worked small strikes from side control while looking for an opening. Odishio passed to mount and then the big punches started coming down. Allen tried to defend, but the damage was just too much and the ref was forced to stop the fight.
Terry House defeated Jordan McDaniel by rear naked choke at 2:59 of round 1
Tony Guerrero defeated Jon Barney by TKO at 1:59 of round 2
Matt Wilcox defeated Travis Gaut by rear naked choke at 1:10 of round 1
Dennis Sherman defeated Kurt Robinson by rear naked choke at 0:31 of round 1
Shaun Sanchez defeated Brandon Andriola by TKO at 0:46 of round 1
Mike Colatorti defeated Joe Walker by TKO at 1:05 of round 1
Zach Tuneberg defeated Matt Vance by standing guillotine at 1:42 of round 1
Maurice Green defeated Dave Schultz by rear naked choke at 1:21 of round 1
Katherine Richter defeated Kim Novak by unanimous decision
Ankeedo Shamoun defeated Andy Clutteut by TKO at 1:06 of round 1
Johnny Odishio defeated Austin Allen by rear naked choke at 1:47 of round 1