Sunday, August 28, 2011

NAAFS Rock-N-Rumble Report


On August 27th NAAFS put on Rock and Rumble 5. Great card with some great finishes as well as surprising finishes. It was a chance to some some good pro fighters as well as some up and coming amateurs show what they can do. From an eleven second KO to some exciting fights that went the distance, Rock and Rumble had a little bit of everything.


1. Amateur Lightweight
Khama Worthy (5-2 PTT) vs Joe Goyette (6-2 Air Gad-Fly)

RD 1: Goyette opens with a leg kick followed by a cross. They trade hooks and Goyette lands a jab. Leg kick by Worthy. Worthy catches a kick and lands a hook. Worthy lands a hook. Goyette shoots but gets stuffed. Worthy drops him with a hook and goes down after him but Goyette gets on top in guard. Worthy gets up and lands several punches. Goyette lands a hook and a jab by Worthy. Kick to the body by Goyette. They trade punches and Goyette closes the round with a takedown.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Worthy

RD 2: Both fighters land jabs. Worthy lands a hook. Goyette also lands a hook. Both fighters using lots of feints. Goyette is bleeding from the nose. Leg kick by Worthy and Goyette shoots in by Worthy gets his back. Worthy stands up and drops punches down before letting Goyette up. Hard hook by Goyette. Leg kick by Goyette. Goyette shoots but a good sprawl by Worthy. They clinch on the cage and Worthy lands a knee to the body.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Worthy

RD 3: Goyette gets a takedown. Worthy does good avoiding damage. Worthy lands a punch from the bottom and looks for a triangle. Goyette gets out and tries to stand up, but Worthy stands up first and keeps Goyette down. The ref stops the action to put Goyette's mouth guard back in. Goyette shoots but good sprawl by Worthy.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Worthy
My score card: 30-27 Worthy

Result: Khama Worthy by Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/30-27)

2. Amateur Middleweight
Serge Mayeku (1-0 VIP D-Boyz) vs Dave Lastafka (3-0 Vanyo Fight Team)

RD 1: Mayeku shoots in and gets a takedown and side control. Mayeku lands punches to the body. Lastafka gets guard. Mayeku lands body shots. Lastafka hooks an armbar and gets the tap.

Result: Dave Lastafka by Tapout (armbar) at 1:02 of Round 1

3. Amateur Lightweight
Mike Williams (5-3 All Out Assault) vs Kenny Jackson (6-4 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: A jab by Williams and a cross by Jackson. The clinch on the cage and Williams takes it down. Jackson tries for a guillotine but Williams pulls out. Williams lands body shots. Jackson lands a shot from the bottom. Jackson doing good avoiding damage. Body shots by Williams. Jackson reverses and gets on top as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Williams

RD 2: Jackson accidentally lands an illegal kick to the head (illegal for amateurs) but Williams doesn't need a break. They clinch on the cage and both lands knees. Jackson gets a nice slam and is on top. Now he moves to side control but Williams avoids damage. Jackson is warned for hitting the back of the head. Jackson stands up and lands kicks to a downed Williams legs. Jackson gets back into Williams guard as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Jackson

RD 3: Hook by Jackson. Jackson misses a punch and they clinch against the cage. Jackson gets a takedown and side control. He moves to north south but right back to side control. Jackson lands body shots and now head shots. Williams lands punches from the bottom. Williams gets half guard. Two punches from Jackson. The ref stands them up and they clinch on the cage. Jackson gets a takedown.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Jackson
My score card: 29-28 Jackson

Result: Kenny Jackson by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/30-27)

4. Amateur Welterweight
Dave Gabig (4-2 PTT) vs Kevin Cummings (4-1 Buffalo BJJ)

RD 1: They trade hard shots. Gabig lands more shots and they clinch against the cage. Punches from Gabig. Cummings tries for a single leg and after much effort gets the takedown. Gabig reverses and gets on top. Gabig lands some punches. Gabig postures up and lands more. Cummings also landing from the bottom. Cummings is cut over his right eye. Gabig lands more punches to close the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Gabig

RD 2: Jab by Cummings and then another. Gabig drops him with a punch and lands a couple more till the ref stops it.

Result: Dave Gabig by TKO at :20 of Round 2

5. Amateur Welterweight
Todd Bevan (5-0 Bullpen) vs Josh Oppenheimer (5-3 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Oppenheimer lands two punches and they clinch on the cage. Bevan drops down and gets a double leg takedown. They stand back up and Bevan takes him down again and gets his back. Bevan gets one hook in. Bevan lands a punch and gets the second hook in. Bevan tries for and gets the rear naked choke for the tap.

Result: Todd Bevan by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:29 of Round 1

6. Amateur Heavyweight
Jeff Hughes (7-2 Evolve MMA) vs Nick Dowe (3-1 Kim's Martial Arts)

RD 1: Hard leg kick by Dowe. Hughes throws a kick but Dowe catches it and takes him down. Dowe gets side control and lands body shots. Dowe goes for a choke but Hughes stands up. They clinch on the cage and Dowe looks for a takedown. Dowe has a body lock. Hughes lands a knee. They separate and Dowe lands a leg kick. They clinch against the cage but quickly separate. Leg kick by Hughes and they again clinch.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Dowe

RD 2: Dowe lands punches. Kick to the body by Hughes and then a leg kick. Dowe lands some punches and they clinch on the cage. Two knees by Hughes. Jab by Hughes. Dowe hurts him with punches and lands some more. Hughes tries to get away and they clinch on the cage. Dowe drops down for a single but Hughes gets his back. Hughes takes him down and has his back still. Hughes lands punches. Dowe holds onto a leg. Hard shots by Hughes and he hooks a rear naked choke for the tap.

Result: Jeff Hughes by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:58 of Round 2

7. Amateur Middleweight
Steve Burton (5-1 Evolve MMA) vs John Burbol (5-2 GriffonRawl)

RD 1: Body kick by Burton. Burton charges in but Burbol lands an uppercut. hey clinch against the cage and Burton lands knees. Burton lands more knees and then starts landing them to the other leg. They separate and Burton misses a kick. Hard hook by Burbol followed by an uppercut.They clinch against the cage with Burton trying to get a takedown. Burton lands knees but one goes low stopping the action. They resume and Burbol lands an uppercut. Burton tries for a takedown but the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Burton

RD 2: They clinch and Burbol lands a knee. They move to the cage and Burton lands knees. Burton tries for a takedown and lands knees to the body. Burton gets the takedown and lands body shots. Burbol pulls guard. Burton lands punches to the head. Burton lands more shots and goes for a leg, but Burbol pulls out.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Burton

RD 3: Jab by Burton. Burbol misses a hook and Burton clinches. They move to the cage and Burton punches Burbol's leg. Burton gets a takedown and lands punches to the body. Burton stands and goes back down into half guard. Burton lands shots to the body. Burton stands and drops into side control. Burton lands knees to the body. Burton lands head shots as round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Burton
My score card: 30-27 Burton

Result: Steve Burton by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

8. Amateur Welterweight
Reggie Parks (GriffonRawl) vs Dave Vandevelde (5-0-1 Kim's Martial Arts)

RD 1: Body kick by Vandevelde. Hard hook by Parks. Parks hooks a guillotine and drops to the mat. Vandevelde pulls out and is in Parks guard. Body shots by Vandevelde and now head shots. Vandevelde lands more shots. Punch to the body by Vandevelde. The ref stands them. Parks shoots in but can't get the takedown.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Vandevelde

RD 2: Both land jabs. Hard cross by Parks. Action stalls. Parks rushes in and clinches on the cage. Parks trying hard for a takedown. The ref separates them. Parks shoots in but gets stuffed and put on his back. Vandevelde is in side control. Vandevelde gets the mount and lands punches but Parks sweeps and gets on top and lands punches as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Parks

RD 3: Both land punches. Vandevelde lands a kick to the body and they clinch on the cage. Parks lands punches to the head. Parks then lands more shots to the head. Vandevelde lands a knee answered with a knee by Parks. The ref separates them. Parks lands a cross. Vandevelde accidentally lands an illegal kick to the head stopping action. The doctor checks on Parks and he can't continue. The fight ends and we go to the score cards scoring the first two rounds only.
My score card: 19-19 Draw

Result: Dave Vandevelde by Majority Decision (20-18/20-18/19-19)

9. Amateur Featherweight
Mark Cherico (7-0 PTT) vs Mike Putnam (4-1 Team Titan)

RD 1: Cherico lands a kick low stopping action. They resume and Cherico lands a jab. Cross by Putnam. Leg kick by Cherico. Body shot by Putnam. They clinch on the cage and Cherico gets a takedown. Two punches to the head by Cherico. Putnam gets up. Cross by Cherico answered with one by Putnam. Both lands hard shots. Cherico lands a hook and drops down and gets a takedown.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Cherico

RD 2: A hook by Cherico. Putnam shoots but a good sprawl by Cherico. Cherico has his back while standing. Cherico lands knees. Cherico gets a takedown and gets his back looking for the rear naked. He gets it for the tap.

Result: Mark Cherico by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:35 of Round 2

10. Pro Middleweight
Moses McCraney (3-1 Hollywood MMA) vs Kevin Zalac (10-0-1 Next Level Jiu Jitsu)

RD 1: Leg kick by McCraney and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Zalac. Knee to the body by McCraney followed by more. Zalac trying for a single leg. Elbow by McCraney. Both land knees. Beautiful slam by McCraney. McCraney gets side control. Zalac gets up and they clinch against the cage. Hard punches by McCraney. McCraney tries for a single leg. Zalac lands a knee to the body. McCraney lands a knee to the leg. McCraney lands a knee low stopping the action. They resume and Zalac lands a hard hook and then drops him with another. Zalac looks for a guillotine but can't get it.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 McCraney

RD 2: They clinch in the center of the cage. Zalac lands a knee. They separate and Zalac lands a hard hook. McCraney slams him but Zalac is looking for a guillotine. Now he looks for a triangle but McCraney escapes and stands. McCraney gets a takedown and looks for and gets a choke putting Zalac to sleep.

Result: Moses McCraney by KO (guillotine) at 1:25 of Round 2

11. Pro Lightweight
Clint Musser (6-0 Evolve MMA) vs George Comer (9-0 GriffonRawl)

RD 1: Musser shoots but gets stuffed and they clinch on the cage. Musser takes him down. Comer avoids damage. Musser moves to side control. Now he stands and drops punches and then drops into guard. Musser postures up and lands two punches. Two more shots by Musser. Comer scrambles and gets up. They clinch against the cage and Comer lands a head shot. Musser gets a takedown by Comer gets right up. Kick to the body by Musser. Punch to the body by Musser. Comer tries for a single leg but can't get it. They clinch on the cage and Musser gets a slam. Musser lands an elbow. Short punches by Musser.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Musser

RD 2: Takedown by Musser. Musser lands punches and Comer tries for an arm but can't get it. Short elbow from the bottom by Comer. Comer is doing good avoiding damage. Short punches from the bottom by Comer. Musser lands an elbow. More good elbows by Musser. Now Musser lands punches. Musser stands and drops into side control. Comer pulls guard and Musser lands more punches.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Musser

RD 3: Good jab by Comer. Comer shoots but gets stuffed. Musser goes for a takedown and eats a good kick by Comer.Musser gets it down and lands two punches. Comer lands from the bottom. Knee to the body by Musser. Elbow by Musser. Comer pulls guard but Musser gets his back and then side control Elbows by Musser. Comer goes for a leg and then pulls guard. Musser lands punches. Comer lands an elbow and then another. Comer goes for an arm but can't get it. Musser is bleeding from the forehead. Punches from the bottom by Comer.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Musser
My score card: 30-27 Musser

Result: Clint Musser by Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28)

12. Pro Featherweight
Matt Montalvo (6-6 Fighters United) vs Kevin Rothacker (6-2 Strong Style)

RD 1: Punch to the body by Rothacker. Montalvo drops him with a punch but Rothacker is up quick. Jab by Montalvo. Push kick by Montalvo. Head kick by Montalvo. Rothacker lands a knee to the body. Jab by Montalvo. Leg kick by Rothacker. Montalvo with a kick to the body. Both land crosses. Two punches by Rothacker and then a kick to the body. Rothacker takes him down and gets side control. Montalvo gets on top. They stand and clinch against the cage. Hard hook by Rothacker. Rothacker takes him down and gets side control. Elbow by Rothacker and then another. Knee to the body by Rothacker. Rothacker gets mount and lands punches. Rothacker stands and let's him up. Montalvo lands wild punches and Rothacker takes him down. Rothacker lands an elbow and then punches.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Rothacker

RD 2: Hook by Rothacker. Front kick by Montalvo. Jab by Montalvo. Hard punches by Rothacker. Montalvo drops for a takedown and can't get it. Rothacker drops him with a knee and gets on top and lands punches. Elbows by Rothacker. More elbows and punches by Rothacker. Rothacker gets mount and lands punches. Rothacker stands and drops punches. Rothacker gets side control and lands elbows.
I scored RD 2: 10-8 Rothacker

RD 3: Cross by Rothacker. Jab by Montalvo. Hard punches by Rothacker. Cross by Montalvo. Rothacker is cut over the left eye. Knees by Rothacker. They clinch on the cage and Montalvo lands a knee. Rothacker drops him with a hook and gets mount. Now into half guard. More punches by Rothacker. How he gets side control and lands knees to the body. Rothacker gets mount and lands punches. Now Rothacker gets his back and then side control. Montalvo is bleeding over his right eye. Rothacker gets mount and lands punches till the ref stops it.

Result: Kevin Rothacker by TKO at 4:05 of Round 3

13. Pro Lightweight
Nick Sorg (8-8 Black Force MMA) vs Terry Blackwell (6-1 Instigator)

RD 1: Jab by Blackwell. Punch to the body by Sorg. Punch to the body by Blackwell. Leg kick by Blackwell and then a jab. Sorg lands an uppercut and then another. Jab by Blackwell. Both land kicks to the body. Hook to body by Sorg. Sorg throws a kick and Blackwell catches it and lands a leg kick. Two jabs by Sorg. Nice jab by Blackwell. Leg kick by Blackwell. Hard punches by Sorg to close the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Sorg

RD 2: Both land punches. Cross by Blackwell. Jab to the body by Blackwell. Another jab by Blackwell. Hook by Sorg. Leg kick by Blackwell. Both land hard leg kicks. Jab to the body by Blackwell and then another. Hard hook by Blackwell. Both lands jabs. A hook by Sorg. Hook to the body by Sorg. Jab by Blackwell and another. Two punches to the body by Blackwell. Jab by Sorg. Cross by Sorg. Hard hook by Blackwell.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Blackwell

RD 3: Jab by Blackwell. Cross by Sorg. Jab by Blackwell. Sorg charges in and lands two punches. Jab by Blackwell and a cross by Sorg. Two nice jabs by Blackwell. Jab to the body by Blackwell and then a cross. Hook by Blackwell. Leg kick by Sorg. Hard hook by Blackwell and then another hard one. Punch to the body by Sorg. Jab by Blackwell. Leg kick by Sorg. Hook to the body by Blackwell. Leg kick by Sorg. Cross by Sorg. Both land hard shots. Blackwell lands a jab and hook. They clinch on the cage to end the fight.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Blackwell

Result: Terry Blackwell by Split Decision (29-28/27-30/29-28)

14. Pro Featherweight
Doug Kulbis (9-2 Evolve MMA) vs Frank Caraballo (14-7 Fearless Fight Team)

RD 1: Caraballo drops him with a hook and lands a few more to finish him off.

Result: Frank Caraballo by KO at :11 of Round 1

15. Pro Welterweight Title
Kyle Baker (9-3 MMA Institute) vs Nick Duell (18-4-1 Strong Style)

RD 1: Hook by Duell. Duell lands a kick to the body and then a head kick. They clinch against the cage. Duell lands a knee. They separate and Duell lands a leg kick. Baker drops him with a hook and lands punches till the ref stops it.

Result: Kyle Baker by TKO at 1:12 of Round 1

Submission of the Night: Dave Lastafka

KO of the Night: Frank Caraballo

Fight of the Night: Matt Montalvo vs Kevin Rothacker

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