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XFO 46 Quick Results

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Daniel Aguirre Victorious At XFO 46 - photo by Brent Todd

Daniel Aguirre Victorious At XFO 46 – photo by Brent Todd

Xtreme Fighting Organization returned to the Sears Centre for XFO 46. The night of action was originally supposed to be headlined by Adam Maciejewski versus Miodrag Petkovich but Petkovich no-showed the weigh-ins and the fight was scrapped. As such Daniel Aguirre faced a last minute Matt Wikoff in the main event. In total, the night featured six professional fights and nine amateur bouts.

Professional Quick Results
Daniel Aguirre defeated Matt Wikoff via armbar at 2:41 of round one
Andre Feliciano defeated Phil Williams via unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Erick Correa defeated Lance Harvey via technical knockout at 1:52 of round one
Ramy Daoud defeated Cody Osbourne via retirement (fighter didn’t return after the bell) at 5:00 of round one
Charlie Radtke defeated Jimmy Kim via triangle choke at 2:07 of round one
Lawrence Dunning defeated PJ Cajigas via armbar at 2:17 of round one

Amateur Quick Results
Brian Radtke defeated Victor Rodriguez via rear naked choke at 1:24 of round three
Brian Atkins defeated Nate Jennerman via unanimous decision
David Williams defeated Antoine Wiseman via unanimous decision
Dante Patrick defeated Jim Overly via rear naked choke at 2:03 of round one
Austin Lewis defeated Patrick Shawn Ayers via knockout at 1:10 of round one
Chris Gutierrez defeated Sam Horowitz via unanimous decision
Dan Hart defeated Eric Price via guillotine choke at 0:45 of round three
Pat Hastings defeated Kevin Watkins via arm triangle choke at 1:14 of round one

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Hoosier Fight Club – HFC 9 Fall Brawl Results

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Hoosier Fight Club returned to the Porter County Expo Center on Saturday November 5th.  The night featured an all pro card headlined by season eleven ultimate fighter runner-up Kris McCray taking on Kevin Nowaczyk.  The quick results were provided by Matt Giancarlo of chicagomma.net.

Quick Results

  • Josh Robinson defeated Giovanni Moljo by TKO at 2:20 of round 3
  • Ryan McCintosh defeated Terry House by rear naked choke at 0:20 of round 1
  • David Love defeated Jeff Golden by unanimous decision
  • Robert Nieto defeated PJ Cajigas by arm bar at 4:39 of round 2
  • Brady Hovermale defeated Nick Wayne by rear naked choke at 3:28 of round 2
  • Nick Kraus defeated Billy Johnson by unanimous decision
  • John Kolosci defeated Dan Bolden by split decision
  • James Porter defeated Jake Rosenbaum by split decision
  • Kris McCray defeated Kevin Nowaczyk by unanimous decision

XFO 39 Results and Recap

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The Xtreme Fighting Organization put on the largest mixed martial arts event since November of 2009 in the greater Chicagoland area.  The night of action saw eleven professional contests headlined by Jeff Curran versus Billy Vaughan.  Read on for the full recap and results.

The first fight of the night was extremely quick as Hector Garcia needed just thirteen seconds to knock Nicholas Scotti out.  Both fighters went to the center of the cage and looked to throw combos.  Garcia landed a right hand that sent Scotti to the canvas.  Garcia pounced quickly and landed three more shots before the Scott Fischer called a halt to the action.

Lightweights Will Brooks and Bobby Reardanz were up next.  In the first round Reardanz looked to throw Brooks off with spinning attacks.  Brooks quickly found his range and hurt Reardanz with a straight right.  Brooks controlled the rest of the round with varied strikes including knees, elbows and punches.  The second round Brooks came out with a big body kick and followed it up with a one-two and a knee that sent Reardanz to the canvas.  Brooks took Reardanz down again worked to secure his back.  As Reardanz was standing up, Brooks landed a massive belly to back suplex.  Brooks finished the round with knees to the body while on the ground.  Reardanz was clearly hurt as the third round started and Brooks looked to capitalize on it with a flying knee followed with four more knees.  Reardanz looked to pull guard, but did nothing from the position and the ref stood them up.  Brooks dropped Reardanz again and this time passed to side control.  Brooks was working for a rear naked choke and couldn’t get it but transitioned to a beautiful armbar forcing Reardanz to tap.

Middleweights Kent Rexford and PJ Cajigas were up next.  Cajigas looked to establish his striking skills and hurt Rexford with a hook.  Rexford decided to put the fight in his realm and took Cajigas down.  Once on the ground, Rexford worked short elbows and strikes.  Cajigas tried to escape, but Rexford kept heavy pressure on him.  Cajigas attempted to roll to break free, but Rexford was able to just take his back and lock in a rear naked choke ending the fight.

The first of two women’s fights were up next as Amanda LaVoy took on Michele Gutierrez.  The first half of round one Gutierrez used her boxing to keep LaVoy at bay.  Gutierrez continually countered LaVoy’s leg kicks with big rights that sent LaVoy to the canvas.  After being knocked on her butt twice, LaVoy changed tactics and went after Gutierrez.  A big knee by LaVoy in a clinch was immediately noticeable as Gutierrez’s left eye started to swell.  The second round started out much like the first ended with the two women clinching.  LaVoy landed a big knee and when the ladies separated a huge gash was visible on Gutierrez.  The ref called the doctor in who stopped the fight.

Jason Graves opened up his fight with Dan Stittgen with a good one-two combo.  Stittgen just laughed it off and Graves immediately took him to the ground.  Graves was looking to pass his guard when Stittgen shifted and locked in an armbar to end the fight.

Fight of the night featured Lucas Gwaltney and Jon Murphy.  Murphy through out the fight press forward and score takedown after takedown.  Once on the ground he would work small strikes but it was Gwaltney who would work his way back to the feet where he was landing punch after punch.  The first round was clearly for Murphy and the second seemed likely for him as well after a cut was examined by the doctor.  The third round was a very close round and MMA Recap scored the fight 29-28 for Murphy.  When the judges’ scorecards were read, it was a unanimous decision for Gwaltney.

Bantamweights were up next with Terrance Kinney and Dan Aguirre.  Kinney shot for a takedown and Aguirre looked for a guillotine.  Aguirre attempted to pull guard with the choke, but Kinney escaped into his guard.  Aguirre used his wiry legs to lock up a triangle choke.  Kinney defended well until Aguirre started to transition to an armbar.  Aguirre again readjusted this time pulling down on his opponent’s head and forced a tap.

Mike Stumpf returned to action after a nearly three year layoff against Dan Bolden.  The three round fight saw Bolden land his powerful right hand when the fight was standing.  But it was Stumpf who controlled the fight as he had takedown after takedown.  Once on the ground Stumpf landed several small strikes to keep the fight on the ground.  Many times it looked like the ref was going to stand it up, but Stumpf was able to keep it there.  In the end the judges didn’t have a difficult decision as Stumpf clearly controlled the fight.

The women were up again as Felice Herrig took on Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc.  Rivera-Calanoc quickly rushed Herrig and pushed her up against the cage, but Herrig reversed and bullied her against the cage.  Both fighters looked to throw knees and when they separated, it was Herrig who landed a big overhand right.  Rivera-Calanoc shot for a takedown, but couldn’t get it.  Round two and again Rivera-Calanoc rushed but this time she landed a left hand that found it’s mark.  Herrig looked to throw straight punches while her opponent wanted the overhand variety.  Herrig started to change levels and work shots to the body, Rivera-Calanoc against rushed her to the cage.  Herrig scored a big takedown and threw a couple of elbows forcing Rivera-Calanoc to try to escape.  In the ensuring scramble, Herrig was able to get her back and finished the round working for a rear naked choke.  The final round Herrig was able to get her back while standing, but in the scramble out, Herrig found herself in a deep guillotine choke.  Rivera-Calanoc squeezed to end the fight, however Herrig was able to pop her head out.  Once again Herrig worked to get Rivera-Calanoc’s back and finished the round working towards a rear naked choke.

The co-main event featured former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner taking on Tyler Combs.  Varner came out with a fast combo to set up his takedown.  He then landed several strikes ranging from elbows to hammer fists.  Combs tried to escape, but Varner moved to north-south and locked in a choke.  Combs looked like he was defending well, and then went unconscious.

Billy Vaughan stepped up on short notice to fight Jeff Curran in the main event of the evening.  Vaughan looked to have a reach advantage, but Curran used his kicks to keep Vaughan in the position he wanted.  Curran landed several striking combos as he clearly wanted a knockout victory.  At the end of the first round Curran showcased some of his jiu jitsu when Vaughan shot in for a takedown and Curran was able to secure a guillotine.  Vaughan started to escape so Curran went for an armbar as time expired in the round.  The second round both fighters wanted to finish the fight in highlight reel fashion, but both were just missing with their strikes.  Vaughan at one point threw six punches in a row to just have Curran dodge and avoid them.  The second round clearly for Curran like the first due to his consistent ability to land his strikes.  Vaughan came into the third round like he had nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Both fighters quickly clinched and Curran started to work his dangerous knees.  Vaughan decided to risk his chances on the ground, but Curran immediately attacked his arm with a kimura attempt.  After some readjusting, the kimura looked really deep, but Curran just used it to pass to get back control.  Curran nearly had a rear naked choke though Vaughan rolled out of it into an inverted triangle choke.  Vaughan tried to free himself by grabbing ahold of Curran’s foot and cranked it.  The fight ended with both fighters trying to finish with a flurry of strikes.  In the end, the fight went to Curran and he announced it was the last time we would see him inside the XFO cage.

Quick Results

Hector Garcia defeated Nicolas Scotti by TKO at 0:13 of round 1

Will Brooks defeated Bobby Reardanz by armbar at 3:22 of round 3

Kent Rexford defeated PJ Cajigas by rear naked choke at 4:47 of round 1

Amanda LaVoy defeated Michele Gutierrez by doctor stoppage at 0:34 of round 2

Dan Stittgen defeated Jason Graves by armbar at 1:10 of round 1

Lucas Gwaltney defeated Jon Murphy by unanimous decision

Dan Aguirre defeated Terrance Kinney by triangle choke at 2:20 of round 1

Mike Stumpf defeated Dan Bolden by unanimous decision

Felice Herrig defeated Nicdali RIvera-Calanoc by unanimous decision

Jamie Varner defeated Tyler Combs by north south choke at 1:30 of round 1

Jeff Curran defeated Billy Vaughan by unanimous decision

Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3 Recap And Results

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Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3 took place on Saturday March 5 from The Odeum Sports Complex in Villa Park Illinois.  The event featured an all pro card with a main event of Jens Pulver taking on Wade Choate and a co-main event of Chase Beebe versus Steven Kinnison.  Read on for the recap of the event and the quick results.

Kicking off the night Jason Graves made his professional debut against PJ Cajigas.  Graves came out swinging hard and then quickly clinched Cajigas against the cage.  Graves had a smooth trip takedown to land in the mount.  Cajigas gave up his back and Graves immediately worked to get his hooks in as well as an arm under Cajigas’s neck.  Once the rear naked choke was secured, it was a mater of time before Cajigas was forced to tap.

Midwest Training Center’s Will Brooks took on Guillermo Serment in the second fight of the night.  Brooks looked for a touch of gloves, but Serment declined.  Brooks quickly rushed Serment and threw him to the ground.  Serment stood up, Brooks quickly grabbed a Muay Thai clinch and threw multiple knees.  The fighters separated and multiple times Brooks hurt Serment with strikes forcing Serment to attempt a takedown but was unable to get it.  Brooks started to find his range and Serment went to the ground.  Brooks quickly got his back and worked punches and elbows trying to get a choke.  Time ran out in a round that was very clearly for Brooks.  The second round started and Brooks landed an uppercut that buckled Serment’s knees.  Brooks again took Serment’s back, but this time was able to secure the choke and the tap.

Chris Haney took on Team Curran’s Joey Diehl in a rematch, only this time it was a professional fight instead of an amateur fight.  The first round Haney attempted a superman punch and over shot Diehl.  Diehl quickly worked for Haney’s back, but settled for side control.  Diehl worked elbow after elbow forcing Haney to try to escape.  Diehl was able to get the mount and again threw punches and elbows.  Diehl had a fantastic transition from mount to an armbar and the submission was in deep.  Haney was able to roll into it and finished the round in Diehl’s guard.  The start of the second round looked like both fighters wanted to stand and trade, however Haney shot for a takedown and Diehl quickly tied up a peruvian necktie.  Unable to get the choke, Diehl worked for a guillotine but Haney escaped and was in Diehl’s guard.  Diehl wanted to use a kimura from the bottom to sweep Haney, but Haney used the opportunity to get Diehl’s back and ultimately mount.  The back and forth grappling match continued as Haney nearly finished with an arm triangle choke.  Diehl escaped and Haney quickly transitioned to a triangle choke.  Diehl tried to escape, but Haney squeezed and continued the pressure giving Diehl his first loss of his professional career.

An early candidate for comeback of the year, Christian Reynoso overcame a devastating first round to secure an armbar early in the second and end the fight.  The first round started with Reynoso landing an illegal kick but Grindstaff quickly shook it off.  After the restart, Grindstaff landed a big right that dropped Reynoso.  Grindstaff quickly got the mount, but Reynoso stood up.  The fighters were clinched against the cage, and Grindstaff again took the fight to the ground.  Reynoso was able to tie up Grindstaff and prevent damage until the ref stood them up.  Again Grindstaff took the fight to the ground, but this time was able to avoid being tied up and landed many punches.  Reynoso looked for the early takedown at the start of the second, but was stuffed.  Grindstaff worked for a takedown of his own, but Reynoso locked in a guillotine choke.  The choke was in tight, but Grindstaff was able to pop his head out.  Reynoso quickly transitioned to an armbar and after a few adjustments got the tap he was looking for.

Prior to the fights, MMA Recap predicted that the fight of the night would belong to Eric Kriegermeier and Michael Santiago and the two did not disappoint.  The first round started with both fighters looking to throw bombs.  Santiago was able to get the fight to the ground and from there he landed punches in bunches and elbows galore.  Kriegermeier was visibly hurt as he had a cut above his eye and a mouse under the other.  Santiago clearly won the round with the sheer damage he was inflicting.  Like the first round, both fighters stood in the pocket to start the second round throwing massive punches.  Santiago again took the fight to the ground and had the dominant position.  Santiago had a crucifix and looked to finish the fight, but Kriegermeier was able to escape and pulled guard.  Santiago quickly passed to side control and attempted to throw a knee to the body.  Unfortunately Kriegermeier used the opportunity to slide out from under him and escape.  Kriegermeier grabbed a front headlock and then transitioned to Santiago’s back.  Kriegermeier flattened Santiago out and was landing big lefts and rights until Santiago’s neck was exposed and then squeezed to force a tap.

The undefeated Gilbert Grappling protege Carson Beebe took on Team Top Notch’s Giovanni Moljo.  Moljo started the fight with a flying knee as Beebe shot for a takedown.  Beebe shot for the takedown, but Moljo was able to secure an inverted triangle choke.  Beebe tried to escape, but Moljo held the choke until Beebe went to sleep and the fight was stopped.

After the intermission, middleweight fighters Dan Bolden and Mike Pitz were ready to throw leather.  Both fighters are known for their heavy hands and fans were expecting a knockout.  Bolden caught Pitz with a big right and Pitz looked for a takedown and got it.  Pitz worked short elbows before getting the mount.  Bolden was able to escape and both fighters stood up.  Pitz again got a takedown and while working to get mount landed an accidental knee to Bolden’s groin.  After the restart, Pitz again shot for a takedown, but Bolden was ready for it.  Bolden started unloading massive punches and nearly dropped Pitz.  Pitz got another takedown and rained down punch after punch.  The ref warned Bolden to do something.  Bolden tried to escape but caught up in a triangle choke and was forced to tap.

The women were up next as Team Curran’s Felice Herrig took on Andrea Miller.  Herrig came out with a push kick that sent Miller back.  Miller retaliated with a good stiff jab to Herrig’s nose that bloodied it up.  Herrig looked for leg kicks before clinching Miller against the cage.  Herrig dropped for a double leg takedown and got it landing in side control.  Herrig worked small strikes to set up the pass to mount.  Once in the mount Herrig threw punches and elbows over and over.  Miller covered up, but the strikes were relentless and the ref was forced to stop the action.

The co-main event of the evening featured former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe taking on Steve Kinnison.  The three round fight was an all Beebe all the time performance.  The only thing doing more work than Beebe trying to pass from half guard to mount was Beebe’s elbow as the majority of his strikes were elbows.  In the second round Beebe landed a massive elbow that cut Kinnison above his eye.  More elbows were thrown by Beebe and the ref didn’t like the cut and asked the doctor to look at it.  Kinnison wanted to continue and showed a lot of heart.  Beebe easily took Kinnison to the ground in the third and again worked his elbows.  In the end, the judges had a very easy decision awarding the victory to Beebe.

The main event featured former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver taking on Wade Choate.  Pulver came out and stalked Choate through out the fight.  Both fighters were respectful of the other’s power.  The first round was a great back and forth round.  Pulver landed a big kick and winced after but it wasn’t evident what was going on right away.  The second round featured the two fighters circling and trading punches and kicks.  It was an extremely close round that could go either way.  The third round Choate became the aggressor and while Pulver was stalking Choate, it was Choate who was landing punch after punch.  When the fight was over, Pulver was visibly hurt and his left foot was extremely swollen.  The judges gave their score cards and it was a split decision for Pulver.

Quick Results

  • Jason Graves defeated PJ Cajigas by rear naked choke at 0:31 of round 1
  • Will Brooks defeated Guillermo Serment by rear naked choke at 0:45 of round 2
  • Chris Haney defeated Joey Diehl by triangle choke at 3:39 of round 2
  • Christian Reynos defeated Ray Grindstaff by armbar at 1:09 of round 2
  • Eric Kriegermeier defeated Michael Santiago by rear naked choke at 3:48 of round 2
  • Giovanni Moljo defeated Carson Beebe by inverted triangle choke at 0:52 of round 1
  • Mike Pitz defeated Dan Bolden by triangle choke at 4:38 of round 1
  • Felice Herrig defeated Andrea Miller by TKO at 3:30 of round 1
  • Chase Beebe defeated Steve Kinnison by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jens Pulver defeated Wade Choat by split decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Chicago Cagefighting Championship 2 Results And Recap

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Chicago Cagefighting Championship 2 PosterThe second installment of Chicago Cagefighting Championship took place on Saturday October 16 at The Odeum in Villa Park, Illinois.  The night saw four amateur bouts and seven professional bouts.  Read on for the full results and recap.

The first amateur bout kicked off the night of action with heavy handed heavyweights.  James Gleissner had the superior wrestling, while Ricky Johnson was the stronger and more dangerous striker.  The opening round Johnson tagged Gleissner and dropped him, but to Gleissner’s credit he had a powerful shot as he stood back up.  After he got on his feet, Gleissner shot in and secured the takedown.  From there he worked from full mount to Johnson’s back and secured a rear naked choke.  The choke looked deep, but Johnson pushed threw and was able to get out of the submission attempt.  With seconds left Johnson rocked Gleissner and opened him up.  The second round started and neither fighter wanted to do much.  Gleissner secured a takedown, but Johnson powered his way out of it and into full mount.  Johnson rained down heavy lefts and rights until the ref stopped the fight.

PJ Casillias from Top Notch took on Colton Martin in a welterweight matchup.  Casillias came out with a flying knee and worked several knees from a Muay Thai Clinch.  Martin would work free and land some good hooks, but Casillias kept going back to the clinch to work knees to Martin’s body.  At the end of the round Martin took Casillias down and secured mount, but Casillias bucked and reversed the position.  Martin caught Casillias with a two big right hooks that woke Casillias up and he unloaded several shots.  Martin, pushed up against the cage, took several shots before attempting a takedown.  Casillias sprawled and landed in side control.  From there he trapped an arm, and unloaded peppering shots till Martin turned and gave Casillias the opening he needed to throw heavy rights.  The ref had no choice but to halt the action.

Nate Patrick was a far superior wrestler to Kris Blainey and that’s what made all the difference in the fight.  Patrick took the fight to the ground and the first round was mostly Patrick holding Blainey down.  The second round Patrick again scored a takedown, but this time worked several punches to the side of Blainey’s head until the fight was ended.

Nic Thompson and Matt Hong ended the amateur fights with a crowd pleasing heavyweight fight.  Both Thompson and Hong were finding their range and at times rocked the other where a good follow up would have ended it.  But they both had granite chins and were able to withstand the damage.  As Hong had Thompson in trouble, Thompson landed a punch flush on Hong’s head that crumbled his knees.  Thompson moved in, secured mount and and threw big punches until the ref stopped it.

The professional bouts were kicked off with a lightweight fight featuring Adam Ward and Bryan Fielder.  The three round battle saw action every where.  In the first both fighters exchanged big punches.  Ward rocked Fielder and Fielder shot for a takedown.  Ward defended it well and got Fielder’s back.  The round ended with Ward working for a rear naked choke which was how he spent most of the round.  The second round the fighters again exchanged punches before Fielder attempted another takedown.  Ward again worked a rear naked choke, but couldn’t secure it.  Fielder stood up and both fighters threw kicks that just missed.  Fielder again shot for a takedown, but Ward defended and ended up on top of Fielder.  Ward worked elbows before going to the rear naked and he nearly finished it, but let go in exchange for throwing some punches to bloody up Fielder.  The third round Fielder changed game plans and clinched Ward against the cage.  But Ward was able to open a cut above Fielder’s eye and then took Fielder down.  Little action and the ref separated the fighters.  Fielder took Ward down, but Ward threw his legs up and Fielder was in trouble as he was within a triangle choke.  Ward couldn’t secure the choke all the way so opted for throwing elbows and punches from the bottom.  The ref halted action to check on Fielder’s eye, and then restarted in the same position.  Ward continued his elbows and punches from the bottom to secure the third round and the judges’ decision.

Wanting to ensure their fight didn’t go the distance, Dennis Dombrow and Ray Grindstaff came out swinging.  Grindstaff worked for a takedown and got it.  Grindstaff worked small shots from Dombrow’s guard, but Dombrow countered with a heel hook.  Grindstaff retaliated with heel kicks but Dombrow used the opportunity to escape the bad position and put Grindstaff on his back.  Dombrow worked diligently to get the position he wanted which was Grindstaff’s back.  From there Dombrow threw punches in bunches, but used a slick transition to secure a triangle choke.  With the choke secured, Dombrow torqued Grindstaff’s arm forcing the tapout.

LVRG owner German Reyes returned to action against Frank Pizzirulli.  The three round affair saw Reyes successfully take Pizzirulli down each round and transitioned to mount.  Reyes was unable to do too much damage as Pizzirulli was doing a fantastic job of controlling Reyes’s head and wrists.  In the third round Pizzirulli was able to reverse and land in Reyes’s guard.  Reyes worked hard for a sub and with fifteen seconds left he locked in a triangle choke.  The bell rang and Pizzirulli tapped out after, but the judges made their decision and it was Reyes all the way.

The last fight before an intermission saw Ryan Williams take on Ryan Bixler.  The three round fight was very competitive.  In the first round Williams controlled the action by forcing Bixler against the cage.  But Bixler would escape and land a punch only to receive a big leg kick by Williams.  A big welt appeared on Bixler’s leg as the round ended.  The second round Williams again pushed Bixler against the cage.  Williams worked for a single leg takedown, but was in danger as Bixler grabbed a hold of Williams’ neck.  Williams switched from a single to a double leg and got the big takedown and stayed there for the rest of the round.  The third round Bixler tried to find his range, but Williams stayed just out of it.  Williams worked for a takedown, secured it.  With ten seconds left, both fighters threw elbows without a care and the time ran out for Bixler as the judges’ cards all read for Williams.

After an intermission light heavyweights were in action.  Jason Guida and Nick Rossborough went all three rounds.  Rossborough who had the superior reach advantage used it through out the three round fight.  Guida had no answer for Rossborough’s straight left that kept the shorter Guida at bay.  Guida would try to use the clinch to his advantage, but Rossborough would keep Guida pushed up against the cage and worked several body shots to Guida’s body.  In the second round Guida attempted a single leg, but wasn’t able to get it.  As the third round was ending, Guida nearly had Rossborough’s back while standing, but couldn’t secure it.  In the end, Rossborough’s reach proved too much and the judges’ gave the fight to him.

In the night’s co-main event, Mike Lullo took on Tyler Combs in lightweight action.  The fight of the night by far as this saw the most action.  The first round Lullo and Combs started off trading shots.  Combs attempted a takedown, but Lullo pushed Combs against the cage and took him down.  Lullo worked multiple punches and elbows but Combs countered with a good rubber guard.  Lullo stood up and worked multiple kicks to Combs’s legs.  Combs tried to protest a low shot and Lullo rushed in and rocked Combs as the round ended.  The second round Lullo took the fight to the ground and quickly passed to side control.  From the dominant position he worked several knees to Combs’s shoulder and body.  Combs escaped and stood up and threw several haymakers but couldn’t find the target.  The third round Lullo landed a big knee that dropped Combs.  Lullo quickly tied up Combs and secured his back.  Lullo was working for a triangle choke and an armbar and after a couple of adjustments was able to force Combs to tap.

The main event saw Chase Beebe taking on Jared McMahan.  Beebe quickly found his range with his left jab and right hook.  Beebe stalked McMahan around the cage and McMahan had no answer.  McMahan threw a low kick that landed in Beebe’s groin and after the restart Beebe was a man on a mission.  Beebe caught McMahan with a right that dropped McMahan and quickly secured a fight ending guillotine choke that forced McMahan to tap.

Amateur Quick Results
Ricky Johnson defeated James Gleissner by TKO at 1:25 of round 2
PJ Casillias defeated Colton Martin by TKO at 1:23 of round 2
Nate Patrick defeated Kris Blainey by TKO at 1:24 of round 2
Nic Thompson defeated Matt Hong by TKO at 2:09 of round 1

Professional Quick Results
Adam Ward defeated Bryan Fielder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dennis Dombrow defeated Ray Grindstaff by triangle armbar at 4:46 of round 1
German Reyes defeated Frank Pizzirulli by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Williams defeated Ryan Bixler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nick Rossborough defeated Jason Guida by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Lullo defeated Tyler Combs by armbar at 1:17 of round 3
Chase Beebe defeated Jared McMahan by guillotine choke at 1:20 of round 1

“Fightcard Entertainment Domination” Results And Recap

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Fightcard Entertainment Domination poster“Fightcard Entertainment Domination” was held at Jesse Oaks Bar and Grill in Gages Lake, Illinois.  A sell out crowd of over 700 fans were in attendance for the night’s events.  The first fight of the night was an exciting fast paced sslugfest that set the mood for the rest of the evening.

The night opened with Steve Kozola taking on Armando Llanes.  After a brief touch of gloves, Llanes landed a big inside leg kick, but Kozola rushed in and unloaded a very quick flurry of short punches.  Kozola would use these short bursts of punches to keep Llanes off his game.  After the third rush by Kozola, Llanes backed up and started throwing big overhands and went for a takedown.  Kozola realized Llanes’s neck was exposed and grabbed a hold of it with a standing guillotine choke.  Llanes wasn’t in too much troube, but Kozola looked to his corner for advice.  His corner man told him to pull back and a second later Llanes was tapping.

Max Humseld opened his fight with front kick to Chris Volpe.  Volpe responded with a leg kick and a four-punch combo forcing Humseld to shoot for a takedown.  Volpe secured a tight arm in guillotine and dropped Humseld on his head while pulling guard.  Humseld was able to pop his head out and landed a couple of shots to Volpe’s head.  The ref warned for action and Volpe threatened Humseld with an arm triangle choke from the bottom.  With the threat of the choke, Volpe swept Humseld and reversed position.  Humseld gave up his back and Volpe locked in a rear naked choke forcing the tap.

Chris Hayden and Aderlin Lopez didn’t have much technique to their fight, but the fans loved it.  Early in the round Hayden had very impressive belly to belly suplex takedown but didn’t capitalize on his dominant position.  After both fighters stood up, they stood in the center of the cage slugging it out.  Hayden went for a clinch, but Lopez landed a big knee that hurt Hayden.  Hayden sort of stood there giving up his neck and Lopez didn’t think twice and choked him out.

The last fight before the first intermission was between Luke Foster and Bernie Vasquez.  Foster landed a nice jab forcing Vasquez to try and take the fight down.  Foster defended it very well and then got a trip takedown of his own.  Foster quickly passed to mount and Vasquez turned to give up his back.  Foster shift to a combination of back and side control and landed several punches.  Vasquez rolled and reversed the position to be in Foster’s guard.  Vasquez postured up and in a series of body, body, head punches passed from guard to side control to mount.  Several punches later, the ref was forced to stop the fight.

During the first intermission, Brian Angelo brough in many ring girls to give away t-shirts and hats from their sponsors Dos Lunas Tequilla and Finisher Clothing.

After the intermission we returned to action with Carlos Encinas and Brent Lutger.  Encinas opened the fight with a big right hand that hurt Lutger badly.  Lutger looked to clinch up, but Encinas took the fight to the ground.  Lutger quickly rolled and was able to get side control.  After a couple of pop-shots, Lutger postured up and started to throw hammer fist after hammer fist.  Encinas, hurt, turned and gave up his back.  Lutger tried to get a rear naked choke, but Encinas rolled some more to prevent it.  Lutger ended the round in mount throwing big shots looking to end the fight.  Unfortunately for Lutger the bell rang.  In the second round the fighters decided to keep the fight standing.  Encinas landed a big right hand that dropped Lutger.  Encinas looked for a guillotine choke, but then decided to stand up.  Lutger was on all fours and Encinas teed off on Lutger’s head before the ref called a stop to the fight.

The lightest fight of the night was contested at 120lbs between Camron Monyelle and Cory Forshaw.  Monyelle opened with a great combo of punch, punch, kick and then secured a Muay Thai plumb.  Forshaw tried to attack Monyelle’s body from inside the clinch, but Monyelle just responds with big knees.  Monyelle decided he was done with the a clinch game and litteraly threw Forshaw to the ground.  Monyelle quickly passed to mount and was throwing punch after punch.  Forshaw tried to defend and eventually rolled and reversed the position.  Forshaw attempting some offense from within Monyelle’s guard but Monyelle controll’s his wrists and then locks in a triangle choke.  Forshaw attempted to stand out of it, but Monyelle transitioned to an armbar.  Forshaw rolled one way to escape the submission, then tried to roll the other way, which was a mistake as it just put more torque on his arm forcing the tap.

Matt Tierney is by far the largest welterweight I have seen.  He had a serious size advantage of Steve Vignicchi who was not a small fighter by any means.  In the first round Tierney used his massive jab and straight lefts to keep Vigincchi at bay.  After the first four jabs, Vigicchi had a large mouse under his left eye.  Both fighters were landing several shots, but Tierney was the more accurate striker.  By the end of the round the mouse had doubled in size and it was very difficult for Vignicchi to even see.  In between rounds, Vignicchi’s corner does a great job of reducing the size of the mouse and the doctor checks the damage.  The doctor gave the okay to continue.  Tierney opened the round with a big body kick jab that hurt Vignichi.  Tierney then followed up with two jabs, stepped back, and then threw a huge body kick that crumbled Vignicchi.  The ref stopped the fight before Tierney could follow up with any extra punches.

Bobby Pa dominated PJ Cajigas in their fight.  Pa opened with several kicks before taking Cajigas down.  Pa had a triangle choke from side control, but Cajigas rolled out of it.  Cajigas tried to stand up, but Pa grabbed his neck and squeezed.  Pa tried to lock his hands, but it didn’t matter as Cajigas went to sleep from a single arm guillotine.

The main event was a back and forth battle that had all 700 plus fans on their feet.  Pedro Velasco dropped Mike Ryan early at the very beginning of the fight.  Ryan immediately grabbed a hold of Velasco to try and recover.  Velasco attempted a takedown, but Ryan had recovered and reverses the position and gets his back.  Ryan sinks in a standing rear naked choke, but Velasco flipped to break the hold.  Ryan still holding on after the big flip, but Velasco turned into the choke and broke free.  Both fighters stand up and exchange before Ryan again gets Velasco’s back and lands a big takedown.  Both fighters rolled to get the better position and Ryan won the battle landing in side control.  Numerous hammer fists to the side of Velasco’s head and then one hits the back of the head.  The ref calls a stop for the illegal strike and gives a warning.  Ryan landed a huge head kick as the bell rang to end the round.  The opening of the second round, Velasco attempted a kick, but Ryan countered with a kick of his own.  Velasco caught the leg and took Ryan down, but Ryan kept his leg up and locked in a triangle.  Velasco trying desperately to get out, rolls and Ryan has a top mounted triangle choke.  Ryan unloading some punches but gets sloppy as Velasco escapes.  Both fighters stand up and Ryan looks visibly tired.  Velasco lands a huge right hand that looks like it knocks Ryan out.  Velasco didn’t go after Ryan, and Ryan got right back up.  Both fighters scramble and Ryan gets Velasco’s back again.  Ryan asks Velasco “are you as gassed as I am” to which Velasco responded with “Yes”.  Unfortunately for Velasco, that was all Ryan needed to hear and he locked in a deep rear naked choke earning him the victory.

•    Steve Kozola defeats Armando Llanes by standing guillotine choke at 2:14 round 1
•    Chris Volpe defeats Max Humseld by rear naked choke at 1:40 round 1
•    Aderlin Lopez defeats Chris Hayden by rear naked choke at 1:09 round 1
•    Bernie Vasquez defeats Luke Foster by technical knockout at 1:50 round 1
•    Carlos Encinas defeats Brent Lutger by technical knockout at 1:08 round 2
•    Camron Monyelle defeats Cory Forshaw by arm bar submission at 2:45 round 1
•    Matt Tierney defeats Steve Vignicchi by technical knockout at :23 round 2
•    Bobby Pa defeats PJ Cajigas by guillotine choke at 2:24 round 1
•    Mike Ryan defeats Pedro Velasco by rear naked choke at 2:20

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Fightcard Entertainment Announces “Domination”

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in News

Fightcard Entertainment Domination posterChicago based Fightcard Entertainment announced their next show.  “Domination” will take place at Jesse Oaks in Gages Lake, Illinois on Saturday November 21.  So far seven fights have been announced including a main event of middleweight fighter Shawn Jackson taking on Mickey Martin.

The Jackson versus Martin fight will determine a number one contender in the middleweight division.  Jeremy Godinia recently won the middleweight belt at “No Mercy” when he defeated Ron Ermilio by darse choke in the third round.

Tickets are on sale now and start at just $30.  Cageside tables that seat up to six people are available and start at just $240 for the table.  To purchase tickets, call 773-745-1112 or visit fightcard.net for more information.

The lineup now includes:
•    Luke Foster vs. Bernie Vasquez
•    Matt Tierny vs. Dan Darby
•    Sam Rodriguez vs. Pedro Velasco
•    Walter Rochet Junior vs. Mike Ryan
•    Camron Monyelle vs. Cory Forshaw
•    Bobby Pa vs. P.J. Cajigas
•    Shawn Jackson vs. Mickey Martin