Sunday, September 11, 2011
NAAFS Combat Challenge 15 Report
September 10th NAAFS held Combat Challenge 15. The under card was loaded with young fighters in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd fight for the most part. While some of the fighters seemed to have cardio problems, for the most part, it was entertaining with some nice finishes. The three main fights were all really good fights with some really talented fighters. A card like this is good cause it gives you a mixture of fighters trying to prove themselves and fights with fighters who have already proven themselves.
1. Amateur Welterweight
John Star (0-0 Bullpen) vs Louis Wiggins (1-2 VIP D-Boyz)
RD 1: Jab and hook by Wiggins. Nice takedown by Star. Star gets the mount. Wiggins lands two shots from the bottom. Star starts landing several hard shots and then does a great job getting an armbar for the tap.
Result: John Star by Tapout (Armbar) at 1:09 of Round 1
2. Amateur Featherweight
Jason Alexander (0-0 Non-Stop MMA) vs Corey Simmons (2-0 VIP D-Boyz)
RD 1: Slam and takedown by Alexander. Alexander gets side control. Simmons pulls guard. Body shots by Alexander. Alexander stands and then drops back into side control, then he gets mount. Alexander throwing shots from the mount. Alexander gets his back and looks for the choke, but Simmons is defending well. Now Alexander is back to the mount and landing shots. Alexander lands two hard shots to end the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Alexander
RD 2: Leg kick by Simmons. A slam by Alexander who picks him up and slams him again. Alexander gets side control but Simmons is able to get half guard. Alexander stands and drops back into guard. The ref stands them up. They clinch on the cage and Simmons lands a punch to the body. Simmons hooks a guillotine and drops down. Alexander pulls his head out as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Alexander
RD 3: Hard uppercut by Simmons. Takedown by Alexander, but Simmons is right back up. Alexander shoots in and gets a takedown landing in guard. Not much action here. The ref stands them up. Hard cross by Simmons. Alexander shoots but eats punches. He shoots again and gets the takedown. Simmons is landing from the bottom.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Simmons
My score card: 29-29 Alexander
Result: Jason Alexander by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)
3. Amateur Lightweight
P.J. Palmer (0-0 Uniontown Fight Club) vs Keifer Roberts (0-0 Independent)
RD 1: Roberts shoots but can't get the takedown. Both throw wild shots. Palmer gets a takedown and gets his back. Now he has side control. Palmer lands body shots. Palmer gets his back and lands more body shots. Now landing even harder shots. Palmer pulls Roberts head back and lands head shots till Roberts taps.
Result: P.J. Palmer by Tapout (strikes) at 1:50 of Round 1
4. Amateur Flyweight
Donnie Ballou (2-2 Genocide MMA) vs Jordan Gonzales (1-0 VIP D-Boyz)
RD 1: Both throw and miss punches. They clinch and move to the cage. Gonzales lands a knee low but the ref misses it. Takedown by Ballou but Gonzales gets back up. Ballou takes him down again and gets his back. Ballou is looking for the rear naked and trying hard for it but Gonzales defends it well. Gonzales gets up but Ballou still has his back. Nice throw by Ballou but Gonzales gets on top. Ballou looks for a triangle as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Ballou
RD 2: Leg kick by Gonzales. Body kick by Gonzales. Nice hook by Gonzales. Gonzales takes him down and tries to get his back. Ballou gets up. Hook by Gonzales. Ballou gets a takedown. Punch by Ballou. Ballou gets side control. Gonzales tries for an armbar. Gonzales is able to get on top and into side control. Gonzales lands punches. Ballou sweeps to get on top. Gonzales tries for an arm. Ballou stands up as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Gonzales
RD 3: Leg kick by Gonzales. Two punches by Ballou. Ballou gets a takedown. Gonzales tries for an arm but Ballou pulls it out. He tries for it again but can't get it. Ballou moves to north south position and then side control. Ballou lands a body shot. Gonzales defends well on the bottom. Two punches to the head by Ballou. The ref stands them. They clinch on the cage and Ballou gets a takedown.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Ballou
My score card: 29-28 Ballou
Result: Donnie Ballou by Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)
5. Amateur Light Heavyweight
Luke Gray (0-0 Independent) vs Nick Halkides (0-0 Evolve MMA)
RD 1: Cross by Halkides. Both land hard hooks. Jab by Halkides. Halkides lands a kick ow stopping the action. They resume and Halkides lands a hard hook to drop Gray. He lands ground and pound till the ref stops it.
Result: Nick Halkides by TKO at 1:26 of Round 1
6. Amateur Bantamweight
Victor Angulo (0-0 Dragons Den) vs Yousef Abdel-Salam (1-0 Independent)
RD 1: Cross by Abdel-Salam. Abdel-Salam lands a few punches. Angulo shoots but gets stuffed. More hard punches by Abdel-Salam. Angulo gets a takedown but Abdel-Salam is right back up. Leg kick by Angulo. Abdel-Salam lands more punches against the cage. Now he lands body shots. More hard head shots by Abdel-Salam. Angulo gets a takedown but Abdel-Salam is up quick. They clinch against the cage and Angulo lands a knee. They separate and Abdel-Salam lands more punches. Abdel-Salam gets a takedown and lands two head shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Abdel-Salam
RD 2: Leg kick and a jab by Abdel-Salam. Leg kick by Angulo. Leg kick and a jab by Abdel-Salam. Two punches by Abdel-Salam. Abdel-Salam takes him down and gets his back. He lands punches to the head. He gets one hook in and lands more punches. He keeps landing till the ref stops it.
Result: Yousef Abdel-Salam by TKO at 1:48 of Round 2
7. Amateur Middleweight
A.J. Simeth (0-1 Bullpen) vs Andre Jones (1-0 Evolve MMA)
RD 1: Clinch against the cage. Takedown by Simeth. Simeth stands and drops into side control. He gets his back but is too high and Jones is able to get on top. Simeth has a tight armbar but Jones does a nice job getting out. They stand and clinch against the cage. Simeth is trying for and gets a single leg takedown. In half guard Simeth lands body shots. The ref stands them. Kick to the body by Jones.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Simeth
RD 2: Hard hook by Jones. They clinch on the cage and Simeth tries for a takedown but can't get it. He is still trying hard to get the takedown and then picks him up and slams him landing in half guard. Simeth gets the mount and then his back, but Jones defends well.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Simeth
RD 3: Leg kick by Jones. They clinch on the cage and Simeth looks for the double leg. Body shots by Jones. Simeth is still trying to the takedown. Head shots by Jones. The ref separates them. They clinch against the cage and Simeth again tries for a takedown. The ref separates them. Knee to the body by Jones. They clinch on the cage and Simeth again tries for a takedown. Jones lands body shots to close it.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Jones
My score card: 29-28 Simeth
Result: A.J. Simeth by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)
8. Amateur Lightweight
Adam Bosley (2-2 Uniontown Fight Club) vs Marvin Rolles (2-3 Team Plainland)
RD 1: Rolles charges in and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Rolles. Knee to the body by Rolles. Foot stomp by Bosley. Bosley gets a takedown. Bosley is in half guard and lands short shots to the head. Now he lands harder shots to the head till the ref stops it.
Result: Adam Bosley by TKO at 2:50 of Round 1
9. Amateur Welterweight
Josh Krizan (2-0 Independent) vs Nate Davies (1-0 Instigator)
RD 1: Takedown by Krizan and they get right up. They trade hard shots. Hard hook by Krizan. Takedown by Davies. Davies looks for a D'arce choke. They stand. Hard body shots by Krizan. They clinch on the cage and Davies lands a nice hook. Krizan gets a takedown. Nice punch from the top by Krizan. Davies looks for a triangle at the end of the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Krizan
RD 2: They trade hard shots. Leg kick by Krizan. Two hard hooks to the body by Krizan. Three punch combo by Krizan. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by Krizan. A hook by Davies. They trade hard punches. Hard hook by Davies hurts Krizan, but Krizan then lands one of his own. Knee to the body by Davies. Hook to the body by Krizan.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Krizan
RD 3: Kick to the body by Davies. Hook to the body by Krizan. Takedown by Krizan. Action stalls. Nice sweep by Davies to get on top. Davies is in north south position. They stand. Both land jabs. Knee to the body by Davies and then a hard hook. Hook to the body by Krizan. Takedown by Krizan.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Davies
My score card: 29-28 Krizan
Result: Josh Krizan by Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)
10. Amateur Welterweight
Reggie Merriweather (6-4 Genocide MMA) vs Chris Melillo (6-6 Evolve MMA)
RD 1: Takedown by Melillo. Hard body shots by Melillo. Melillo pushes him to the cage and lands more body shots. Merriweather holds him close. More body shots by Melillo. Punch to the head and then the body by Melillo. The ref stands them. Spinning back fist by Melillo. Merriweather lands a couple shots to end the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Melillo
RD 2: They trade hooks and then clinch. They move to the cage. Melillo gets a takedown but Merriweather lands on top. Merriweather gets mount and lands shots to the head. Melillo rolls and gets his back but Merriweather gets back on top and lands punches.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Merriweather
RD 3: Leg kick by Melillo. Hook by Merriweather. Merriweather lands hard punches. Melillo drops for a takedown but can't finish it. hard punches by Merriweather and he brings him down and lands in guard. The ref stands them. Hook by Merriweather. They go down and Merriweather lands hard shots. Merriweather stands and lands punches.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Merriweather
My score card: 29-28 Merriweather
Result: Reggie Merriweather by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)
11. Amateur Bantamweight
Kyle Pettit (4-1 Fighters United) vs Tyler Saltsman (5-2 Team Titan)
RD 1: Leg kick by Pettit. Saltsman picks him up and slams him. Saltsman looks for a choke. Knees to the body by Saltsman. Saltsman stands and kicks the legs of a downed Pettit. Saltsman lets him up. Leg kick by Pettit. Slam by Saltsman but Pettit is up quick. They clinch on the cage and Pettit lands a knee to the body. Jab by Pettit. Saltsman catches a kick and takes him down. Hard punches by Saltsman.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Saltsman
RD 2: Cross by Pettit. Pettit gets a takedown but Saltsman is on top. head shots by Saltsman. Saltsman stands and kick Pettit's legs. Saltsman drops back down in half guard. Head shots by Saltsman. Saltsman lets him up. Leg kick by Pettit and another. Cross by Saltsman. Takedown by Saltsman. Saltsman gets side control and lands head shots.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Saltsman
RD 3: Leg kick by Saltsman. Saltsman goes for a single leg and gets it. Knee to the body by Saltsman and then another. Head shots by Saltsman. Punches to the body by Saltsman. More shots to the head and body by Saltsman. Saltsman stands and kicks the legs of Pettit. Saltsman drops back down. They stand and Saltsman lands a leg kick.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Saltsman
My score card: 30-27 Saltsman
Result: Tyler Saltsman by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)
Submission of the Night: John Star
KO of the Night: Yousef Abdel-Salam
Fight of the Night: Josh Krizan vs Nate Davies