The Xtreme Fighting Organization put on another stellar amateur event at the Tilted Kilt in Elgin, Illinois. The night of action saw eight grappling matches, one Muay Thai fight, and four mixed martial arts battles. Read on for a detailed recap of each of the mma fights and quick results for the entire night of action.
The first mixed martial arts fight saw Dennis Sherman take on Bryan Wright. Sherman opened the round with a right hand that caught Sherman who immediately shot for a takedown. Sherman quickly grabbed for a guillotine choke, and held onto the hold through multiple stand ups and slams. Wright was persistent and eventually broke free of the hold but Sherman pushed through and was able to get the dominant position. After a back and forth of sweeps and reversals, Sherman moved to mount and threw three punches before Wright gave up his back. Sherman immediately got a forearm under Wright’s chin, but couldn’t secure the hold. Wright broke the choke attempt, rolled into Sherman and was able to get mount of his own. Wright rained down several heavy punches before Sherman gave up his back. Just after the ten second warning, Wright locked in a rear naked choke and forced Sherman to tap with just seconds left in the round.
After the intermission the fans were treated to three mma bouts with the first being Pedro Velasco taking on Cory Galloway. The fans were not disappointed as the both fighters fought as if their life depended on it. In the first round, Velasco used Muay Thai knees to land several damaging blows before throwing a massive takedown. Once on the ground, Velasco pushed the pace and didn’t stop throwing punches until the end of the round. The second round Galloway found his range and landed jab after jab on Velasco’s face. Velasco took the fight down, but Galloway would throw up his legs for multiple submissions. The third round started and both fighters threw caution to the wind and went toe-to-toe. Velasco dropped Galloway with a right and then pounced. Working from half guard, Velasco was unrelenting with his punches and the ref was forced to stop the action.
The co-main event saw Johnny Nevette take on Sean Baker. Nevette came out swinging but Baker quickly avoided the attacks and took the fight down to the ground. Baker working from half guard, threw multiple short punches that opened Nevette up. Nevette then turned to improve his position, but Baker quickly got Nevette’s back and locked in a fight ending rear naked choke.
The main event featured Corey Johnston and Doug Zabran in a catchweight fight at 160lbs. The crowd was heavily in favor of Zabran chanting his name while Johnston came out. Zabran came out with a big combo to set up an even bigger slam takedown which hurt Johnston. Zabran quickly moved into full mount and threw punch after punch forcing Johnston to give up his back. Zabran worked for a rear naked choke, but Johnston turned into it giving Zabran full mount a second time. This time Zabran didn’t give Johnston a chance to try to escape as Zabran’s punches were fast and malicious. After several well placed shots the ref did the right thing and halted the action.
Grappling Quick Results
Pete Becker and Gary Jackson went to a draw
Kevin King and Rich Tado went to a draw
Russ Tabaka and Matt Dambrogio went to a draw
Emil Matasreanu defeated Tom McCarty by arm triangle at 3:14
Mike Lukowski defeated Kris Veliasevic by rear naked choke at 4:14
Josh Eckmann defeated Vince Esposito by standing guillotine choke at 1:47
Yousef Al-Gouhl defeated Jordan Bakley by rear naked choke at 2:36
Gabe Salinas and Mike Kelly went to a draw
Muay Thai Quick Result
Alex Alek defeated Mike Phillips by unanimous decision
Mixed Martial Arts Quick Results
Bryan Wright defeated Dennis Sherman by rear naked choke at 2:56 of round 1
Pedro Velasco defeated Cory Galloway by TKO at 0:23 of round 3
Sean Baker defeated Johnny Nevette by rear naked choke at 0:37 of round 1
Doug Zabran defeated Corey Johnston by TKO at 1:34 of round 1