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Fightcard Entertainment Warehouse Warefare

FCE Warehouse Warezone Results And Recap

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Fightcard Entertainment Warehouse WarefareFightcard Entertainment went to the Sports Zone in Melrose Park, Illinois.  The night saw a total of ten fights headlined by a middleweight title bout between Jeremy Godina and Luke Austin.  MMA Recap’s Brent Todd and DC Baker were on hand for the event.  Read on for the full recap and results.

The night’s first fight set the stage as Tony Ortiz needed less than thirty seconds to finish off Allen Hile.  After two leg kicks by Ortiz, Hile shot for a takedown, but Ortiz countered with a big knee that dropped Hile.  Ortiz then unloaded several shots to Hile’s head forcing the ref to stop the action.

The second fight kept up the excitement of the first.  While both John Melencio and Robert Chancellor were a bit hesitant at the start, Chancellor landed a good jab that hurt Melencio.  Melencio tried for a takedown, but Chancellor unloaded several shots before Melencio was able to complete the takedown.  Once on the ground in side control, Melencio worked small shots and attempted to pass to mount.  While Melencio attempted to pass, Chancellor rolled and reversed the position landing in side control.  Melencio was able to quickly pull guard but Chancellor just picked him up and slammed him four times before getting mount.  Once in mount position, Chancellor rained down blow after blow until the ref halted the action.

Continuing the technical knockout streak, Eric Baehr handed Carlos Encinas his first FCE loss.  The first round Encinas swung with a big right that Baehr ducked under and scored a takedown.  From there he worked several shots until he got mount but Encinas gave up his back.  Baehr worked for a rear naked choke but Encinas turned into Baehr and reversed the position.  After no action the ref stood both fighters up.  The end of the round saw very little action.  The second round Encinas landed a big knee that hurt Baehr, but Baehr took the fight to the ground.  From there he worked several small punches until he was able to pass to mount.  Baehr then pinned Encincas right arm with his knee and landed five punches squarely before the referee ended the fight.

The night’s first/only submission of the night happened between E.J. Vazquez and Victor Johnson.  Johnson landed a big right, but Vazquez countered with a kick forcing Johnson to clinch.  In the clinch Vazquez landed several knees.  After a big knee, Vazquez was able to secure a standing guillotine choke.  Johnson tried to break free with a trip takedown, but Vazquez kept the choke.  Johnson tried to posture out of it, but Vazquez secured a body triangle and squeezed harder ensuring the tap.

The super heavyweight matchup featured Ivan Garcia and Jerry Garcia. The bout began with a series of jabs dealt by I. Garcia landing the occasional combo in between several failed takedown attempts from J. Garcia.  Heavy leg kicks were the prime weapon for the heavier J.Garcia who seemed unable to catch his opponent in the open. As a result, I. Garcia continued to dominate throughout the first two rounds by dodging takedowns and landing swift jabs. The start of round three only further sealed the fate of J.Garcia who at times flinched repeatedly at taunting swings – at one point collapsing backwards without so much as a touch. Following the conclusion of round three the judges scored a unanimous decision win to I. Garcia by a score of  30 to 27.

To contrast the super heavyweight bout, the next fight featured dual bantamweights  who each burst out of the gate swinging. From the blue corner, Mike Kriewalt, a self-trained fighter was the early aggressor. Kriewalt was able to land initial strikes on Chyle Vance. After a quick takedown by Kriewalt, Vance assumed control of the fight by dodging wild haymakers and repeatedly unleashing well-timed strikes. Vance was able to reverse his positioning each time the fight hit the mats until earning a verbal submission due to strikes at just 2:12 into round one.

The next bout of the night featured featherweight competitors Zack Hernandez and Ken Hansen. Hansen started the fight with a powerful leg kick followed by a striking combo. Hernandez was able to recover quickly with a heavy takedown followed by downward striking. From the ground Hernandez seemed in control with continuous submission attempts that were successfully weathered by Hansen throughout round one. At the start of the second round the two exchanged strikes and kicks until Hernandez lands his second major takedown which was quickly reversed by Hansen. On the ground the two grappled for positioning stopping occasionally to exchange jabs and knees until the end of round two. The fight came to an unexpected end via verbal submission when Hernandez threw in the towel due to symptoms from asthma, earning Hansen a win via second round stoppage.

The second set of bantamweight fighters for the evenings event wasted no time taking the match to the ground. Brian Ortiz opened the match by dodging a heavy  right from Dominic Costantini and followed up by delivering a powerful takedown. Once on the ground Ortiz unleashed a series of strikes to open up the guard of Costantini and ultimately lock him into a rear naked choke hold. Ortiz captured one of the fastest victories of the night at just 0:28 into round one following the tap from Costantini.

The final bout before the main event featured two featherweights, Joaquin Sanchez and Jonathan Terry. The bout began with a series of jabs from Sanchez which subsequently forced Terry to the corner. Unable to pull free from Sanchez, Terry was forced to wrap himself around his competitor and endure jabs and knees. The ref breaks the hold by Sanchez who immediate follows up with a takedown. Once on top of his opponent Sanchez rained down windmill strikes until Terry caught his arm for an unsuccessful armbar attempt. At the end of round one, Terry stayed on the ground suffering from a noticeable shoulder injury, the result of which earned Sanchez the TKO victory.

The main event of the event of the evening featured a title match between the interim FCE middleweight champion Luke Austin and reigning FCE middleweight champion Jeremy Godina. Austin started the fight out with combination of wide stance strikes until Godina forced him back into the cage. Godina wasted no time demonstrating his power by slamming Austin to the ground and hammering away at his head and side. Godina stayed in control throughout round one, blocking the reversals and a mounting attempt, occasionally peppering his opponent with strikes. Round one came to an end with Godina pounding away at a floored Austin. At the start of round two, Godina launched another big take down on the visibly gassed Austin. From the ground Godina continued to work the face and sides until mounting Austin to lock in the rear naked choke which ended the bout at 1:29 of round two. Godina emerged victorious and successfully defended the FCE Middleweight title.

Quick Results
Tony Ortiz defeated Allen Hile by technical knockout 0:26 of round 1
Robert Chancellor defeated John Melencio by technical knockout 2:54 of round 1
Eric Baehr defeated Carlos Encinas by technical knockout  1:31 of round 2
E.J Vazquez defeated Victor Johnson by guillotine choke 0:50 of round 1
Ivan Garcia defeated Jerry Garcia via unanimous decision scored 30-27
Chyle Vance defeated Mike Kriewalt via TKO (verbal submission) at 2:12 of round 1
Ken Hansen defeated Zach Hernandez via TKO (fighter unable to continue) at the end of round 2.
Brian Ortiz defeated Dominic Costantini via rear naked choke at 0:28 of round 1.
Joaquin Sanchez defeated Jonathan Terry via TKO (fighter unable to continue) at the end of round 1.
Jeremy Godina defeated Luke Austin via rear naked choke at 1:29 of round 2.

“FCE Cross The Line” Results And Recap

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Fightcard Entertainment Cross the LineFightcard Entertainment capped off their “three shows in thirty days” with “FCE Cross The Line” on Saturday February 20.  The event took place at Showtime Theater in Crestwood, Illinois and the night of action was capped off with an interim middleweight title bout.

The original main event had current FCE middleweight champion Jeremy Godina taking on number one challenger Luke Austin.  However Godina suffered an injury and could not compete.  Stepping up to face the dangerous Austin was Justin Hanlin.  While the night saw only six fights total, the action was non-stop and the crowd was very pleased by the end of the night.

Pedro Velasco vs Steven Kick
Kick comes out with a big high kick and followed it up with a good straight right that caught Velasco on the button.  Velasco quickly looked to clinch and both fighters jockeyed for position with the takedown.  Velasco was the victor and landed in Kick’s guard.  Velasco worked very good ground and pound while trying to escape the submission attempts by Kick.  Kick became over whelmed and gave up his back.  Several big punches to Kick’s head and the ref was forced to stop it.

Matt Collum vs Bernie Mendez
Mendez wanted to come out striking, but Collum quickly took the fight to the ground.  Mendez worked several shots from the bottom and Collum was unable to do much with his position.  The referee stood them up and Collum again worked a quick takedown, this time landing in side control.  From the better position, Collum locked in an anaconda choke and forced Mendez to tap with just 1 second left in the round.

Danny Somers vs Bryan Wright
Wright started things off with a leg kick and Somers wanted nothing to do with that.  Somers grabbed a double leg takedown and landed a massive slam.  Once down on the matt, Somers worked some serious ground and pound from side control to then transition to full mount.  Wright went back and forth between giving his back up and being mounted.  In the end, Somers landed several unanswered shots forcing the ref to call a halt to the action.

Eric Hendricks vs John Stanizewski
Both fighters came out wanting to stand and trade.  Hendricks landed a big shot that hurt Stanizewski.  After another exchange Hendricks grabbed a double leg takedown and scored a massive slam.  Once on the ground, like his teammate Somers, he worked multiple shots until the ref was forced to call the action.

Abel Alvarado vs Dimitrius Williams
In the only fight to go the distance, Alvarado and Williams put on a fairly lackluster fight.  Alvarado in all three rounds went for a takedown and Williams used his superior wrestling to stuff the takedown.  Neither fighter wanted to stand and trade and most of the fight saw the fighters working for the better position while on the ground.  The only round to have a clear winner was the second round and as a result in the end, Williams won a split decision victory over Alvarado.

Justin Hanlin vs Luke Austin for FCE interim middleweight title
Both fighters came out wanting to impose their will on the other.  Hanlin landed a powerful punch but Austin returned the favor.  After some minor clinch work on both fighters, Hanlin appeared to slip.  Austin quickly pounced and landed some big shots before Hanlin gave up his back.  Once Austin had Hanlin’s back, the fight was all but over as he quickly sunk in a rear naked choke and squeezed forcing a very quick tap out.

Quick Results
Pedro Velasco defeated Steven Kick by tko 1:50 of round 1
Matt Collum defeated Bernie Mendez by anaconda choke 2:59 of round 1
Danny Somers defeated Bryan Wright by tko 2:34 of round 1
Erick Hendricks defeated John Stanizewski by tko 1:54 of round 1
Dimitrius Williams defeated Abel Alvarado by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Luke Austin defeated Justin Hanlin by rear naked choke 1:14 of round 1

FCE Cross the Line – Weigh-ins and Promo Video

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Fightcard Entertainment’s 31st  event “Cross the Line” is set to take place on Saturday February 20.  The event will be headlined by Jeremy Godinia defending his middleweight title against Luke Austin.  Public weigh-ins will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings in Chicago Ridge.  Read more to get all the details including a video preview for the main event.

“Cross the Line” takes place at Showtime in Crestwood, Illinois.  The first fight of the night is scheduled to start at 8pm.  Weigh-ins will be held the previous night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Chicago Ridge.

Video Preview

Tickets are available at

Buffalo Wild Wings

111 Chicago Ridge Mall

Chicago Ridge, IL



13343 Cicero Ave

Crestwood, IL


Fightcard Entertainment Cross the Line

Fightcard Entertainment Announces “Cross The Line”

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Fightcard Entertainment Cross the LineAfter a co-main event fight between Luke Austin and Mickey Martin, FCE Owner Brian Angelo stated Austin would be getting a title shot against current FCE middleweight champion Jeremy Godinia in February.  FCE has officially announced their February card, “Cross the Line” which will take place Saturday February 20 at Showtime in Crestwood, IL.

Austin earned his way to the title fight at “Final Conflict” where he needed only 41 seconds to submit his opponent Martin.  After landing a big right hand that dropped Martin, Austin quickly seized the guillotine choke for the victory.

Godinia earned the middleweight belt in October at “No Mercy”.  Godinia defeated Ron Ermillo in a crowd-pleasing back and forth battle.  After two rounds, Godinia was the fresher opponent and took advantage of a mistake by Ermillo.  Just 46 seconds into the third round, Godinia locked in a darse choke and got the tapout he was looking for.

Both fighters have shown they have heavy hands and a solid ground game.  This will no doubt be a difficult title defense for Godinia and could easily become fight of the night.

Showtime is located at 13343 South Cicero Ave, Crestwood, IL 60445.  Showtime is an elegant 25,000 square foot venue that hosts comedy shows, boxing/mma shows and more.  Over 1,000 fans can be comfortably accommodated for live sporting events and can be treated to some of the best spirits including Dos Lunas Tequilla at the largest bar in the area.

No other fights have been announced for this fight as of yet.  Tickets will be available starting in January at  General admission tickets are $25 during the pre-sale and $35 at the door.

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