XFO Fight Night took place on Saturday, November 5 at Offisdes in Woodstock, Illinois. The all amateur mixed martial arts event featured fourteen fights with the main event crowning a new XFO Amateur welterweight champion. The full recap and results are below.
Miguel Luiz vs Shawn Bridgeman
Luiz opened fast with a snapping high kick and Bridgeman dove for a takedown. Luiz took his opponents back and choked him out for the tap, winning by rear-naked-choke.
Zac Babiarz vs Gram Livermoore
round 1- The fighters opened up with fireworks, Livermore with punches and Babiarz with hard kicks behind a stiff jab. Babiarz hurt Livermoore in a heated exchange and began flurrying. Livermoore clinched to survive. A take-down by Babiarz landed him in side control, but Livermoore regained guard and swept him. Livermoore finished the round on the back of Babiarz working hard for a choke. In an extremely close round, mmarecap gives the edge to Babiarz based on damage.
round 2- Babiarz hurt a retreating Livermoore with a right hand and began to open up, but was clinched against the fence again. Livermoore went for a double-leg take-down, but Babiarz latched onto his neck and fell into his closed guard, strangling his opponent with a deep guillotine. Livermoore tapped, and Babiarz won via submission.
Nate Demovsek vs Mike Schaffer!
Demovsek shocked Schaffer with a head kick early, and on his follow-up with punches Schaffer tapped. In a quick highlight, Demovsek defeated Schaffer early by tapout due to strikes.
Talin Bostic vs Jabbari Anthony
round 1- Guillotine early is the answer to a shot by Bostic, and both fighters were unsuccessful. Bostic shot another take-down, and Anthony maneuvared into top position. The round finished with Anthony out-positioning Bostic, and mmarecap awarded him the round 10-9
round 2- Swinging big shots out of the gate, Bostic attempts another guillotine that Anthony avoids. After some clinching against the fence, and with Bostic gaining momentum, Anthony quit. Bostic defeated Anthony by verbal submission.
Brian Radke vs Nate Jennerman
Radke opened with a big take-down, leading him to unleash a flurry from inside his opponents guard. Jennerman attempted a kneebar and Radke escaped. Radke mounted and rained down punches, causing the ref to stop the fight. The call is protested by Jennerman but whats done is done. Radtke defeated Jennerman via TKO.
Skyler Pentrancosta vs Vince Nicoline
After a clinch Nicoline took Pentrancosta down with a body lock and jumped ontop to mount immediately. With big punches from the top, Pentancosta tapped out due to strikes. Nicole won by a quick TKO.
Geovonni Greco vs Dariusz Jastrebeski
The pair collided early brawling and Greco attempted a headlock that Jastrebeski bypassed. Jastrebeski kept the back and sunk in a rear-naked-choke for the win. Jastrebeski stopped Greco in the first due to submission.
Dion James vs Jason Huber
In one boxing glove and one MMA glove, James came out bringing the heat. The fighters exchanged briefly. The one-handed fighter was taken down by Huber, mounted, and pounded out. Huber defeated James via TKO.
Tim Stout vs Daniel Fiora
Fiora stormed out of the gate, hurt Stout with a right hand, and flurried from mount for the stoppage. Fira defeateed Stout by a fast TKO.
Justin Halloran vs Tommy LaGray
The fighters came out and tested distance to begin. An accidental kick to the groin from Halloran paused the fight momentarily. As the action resumed, Lagray got a big slam take-down. Halloran gained guard from the bottom. Halloran sweept LaGray, and after a position struggle, took mount. Raining down heavy leather, he won by TKO.
Brock Pauwless vs Charlie Richardson
round 1- An immediate take-down by Richardson earned him side control. After gaining guard, Pauwless locked up a tight armbar on Richardson, and somehow he lasted it out and escaped. Another armbar attempt at the end of the round failed. Due to the near finish, mmarecap awards the round to Pauwless 10-9.
round 2- Another take-down finished by Richardson and he worked in half-guard. A triangle attpempt from Pauwley was negated after a slam attempt. He ended the round in mount raining down punches. Richardson won round 2 by top control and a strong finish, 10-9.
round 3- After some big hooks were exchanged by both fighters, Richardson jumped a guillotine and was slammed by Pauwley. He locked up a triangle, and after a long struggle Pauwley escaped. Round three went to Richardson 10-9.
Richardson defeated Pauwless by Unanimous Decision
James Seminara vs Tommy LaGray
round 1- LaGray slammed Seminara, but activity on the bottom threateded LaGray with submissions. A point was taken away from Seminara for issues on the fence. On the re-start, LaGray scored another take-down, but finished the round in a triangle. Although a comptitive round, the point deduction made it 10-8 for LaGray.
round 2- Lagray went in again with a take-down and landed big shots from inside guard. The fighters stood and they get into a brawling stand-up exchange, favoring Seminara who seemed to hurt LaGray. More takedowns and intense brawling, and LaGray wins the round slightly due to wrestling dominance.
round 3- Seminara opened with wild punches and LaGray took him down again. Largay worked on top enough so that the referee wont stand the fighters up, and both warriors appeared exhausted. Eventually, the referee stood them up, and one more LaGray take-down to a brawling Seminara who seems to not even attempt to stop the shots will end it. mmarecap sees the shut-out capped and scores it 10-9 for LaGray. The exhausted fighters recieve great cheers from the crowd for their battle of Will’s. LaGray defeated Seminara via Unanimous Decision.
Nate Beach vs Cory Galloway
round 1- A knee to the groin of Galloway paused the action early. Beach threw hard kicks, then clinched and broke with non-stop action. Beach shot in but was stuffed. Continuous kicks from Beach and he finally earned a take-down. Beach wins round one 10-9.
round 2- The fighters were clinch-battleing early, and this time Galloway took Beach down. Galloway landed from the top for the reminder of the round despite muiltiple attacks from Beach, and won it 10-9.
round 3- Big exchanges were thrown early and Galloway initiated a clinch, followed with a take-down. Galloway was more active this time, swinging haymakers in on the grounded beach. He won the round 10-9, and the fight 29-28 on the mmarecap scorecard. Galloway bested Beach via Unanimous Decision.
Craig Fruth vs Charles Radtke
round 1- The XFO Welterweight title fight opened with a mistake-free display of striking as the fighters worried about takedowns early. Fruth took Radtke down, and as Radke attempted to escape, Fruth took his back. Radtke escaped the position and got ontop. He then went for a confident, risky armbar, and Fruth ripped free. The fighters grappled back and forth and Fruth ended on-top. He passed the guard of Team Currans Radke. Big hammerfists from inside guard scored for Fruth and an armbar attempt from Radtke ended the round. mmarecap scored it 10-9 for Fruth.
round 2- Fruth took Radtke down with a double-leg early. Radtke attacked with an armbar, but Fruth passed to side control. Fruth remained on top landing small shots, and after taking Radkes back, he sunk in a rear-naked-choke for the win. Fruth won the XFO welterweight title by second-round submission.
Miguel Luis defeats Shawn Bridgeman :32 Rd. 1 via RNC
Zach Babiarz defeats Gram Livermore 1:27 Rd. 2 via Guillotine Choke
Nate Demovsek defeats Mike Schaffer :21 Rd. 1 via Tapout due to strikes
Talin Bostic defeats Jabbari Anthony 1:40 Rd. 2 via Tapout due to strikes
Brian Radtke defeats Nate Jennerman 2:58 Rd. 1 via TKO
Vince Nicoline defeats Skyler Petrancosta :47 Rd. 1 via Tapout due to strikes
Dariusz Jastrebeski defeats Geovonni Greco :46 Rd. 1 via RNC
Jason Huber defeats Dion James 1:07 Rd. 1 via TKO
Daniel Fiora defeats Tim Stout :10 Rd. 1 via TKO
Justin Halloran defeats Tim Lagray 2:11 Rd. 1 via TKO
Charlie Richardson defeats Brock Pauwles 3:00 Rd. 3 via unanimous decision
Tommy Lagray defeats James Seminara 3:00 Rd. 3 via unanimous decision
Cory Galloway defeats Nate Beach 3:00 Rd. 3 via unanimous decision
Craig Fruth defeats Charles Radtke 2:42 Rd. 2 via RNC