Sunday, October 9, 2011

NAAFS Combat Challenge 16 Report


On October 8th NAAFS presented Combat Challenge 16. Some very good fights by young fighters, some making their debuts, and some exciting finishes. A very pro Evolve MMA crowd went home happy as both their fighters got wins and looked impressive in doing so. Definitely a good show to get people warmed up for the big one next week.

1. Amateur Welterweight
John Gunther (2-0 Fight Farm) vs Josh Squires (2-0 Team Go 2 Sleep)

RD 1: Two jabs by Squires. Gunther shoots and gets a takedown. Squires sprawls but can't escape. Body shots from the guard by Gunther. Gunther postures up but quickly falls back into guard. More body shots by Gunther. Squires tries to wall walk but can't. More body shots by Gunther. Gunther tries to mount but Squires defends. Gunther gets side control and goes for an arm. He has the armbar but Squires holds on till the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Gunther

RD 2: Hard hook by Gunther hurts him. Gunther takes him down and gets side control and then mount. Body shots by Gunther. Shots to the head now by Gunther. Gunther gets his back and looks for a rear naked. He holds the position for awhile but doesn't have it tight enough. Gunther starts dropping hammer fists till the ref stops it.

Result: John Gunther by TKO at 2:00 of Round 2

2. Amateur Light Heavyweight
Dan Stevenson (0-0 Dojo Fight Club)) vs Nick Adkins (1-0 Team Impact)

RD 1: Stevenson shoots and takes him down. He gets mount and lands punches. Stevenson gets his back and the rear naked for the tap.

Result: Dan Stevenson by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at :32 of Round 1

3. Amateur Bantamweight
Josh Killion (0-0 VIP D-Boyz) vs Matt Campbell (2-0 Team Pedro Sauer)

RD 1: They clinch and move to the cage. They separate and trade punches. Both land nice hooks. They clinch and Campbell pulls him down in guard. They quickly stand back up and trade hard shots against the cage. Campbell drops down and pulls Killion into guard. Now he is in half guard. Killion stands and drops punches down. They stand back up and both land hooks. Uppercut by Campbell followed by a jab. Leg kick by Killion. Nice uppercut by Killion. They trade punches. Killion drops him with a hook and gets on top but the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Killion

RD 2: Spinning back fist by Killion. More hard shots by Killion. Campbell drops him with a hook. They trade hard shots. Hook to the body by Killion. Both look tired as they trade shots. Killion gets a takedown and lands in guard. Campbell goes for an arm but nice escape by Killion. Campbell tries for a triangle and now an armbar. Killion escapes and gets side control and lands a body shot to close the round.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Killion

RD 3: Hard cross by Killion. Campbell shoots in but Killion goes for a guillotine. Nice escape by Campbell. Body shots by Campbell. The ref stands them. Both land jabs. Campbell tries to pull guard but can't. Hard shots on the cage by Killion. More shots and he has Campbell hurt. Takedown by Killion. He lands punches from the top. Killion gets his back and goes for a rear naked and gets the tap.

Result: Josh Killion by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:49 of Round 3

4. Amateur Heavyweight
Steve Thom (4-6 Elite Fight Team) vs Larry Shuck (6-4 Independent)

RD 1: Shuck drops him with a hook and gets side control. Shuck tries for a key lock but can't get it. He tries again but still can't get it. Shuck lands body shots. Thom gets half guard. Not much action here. Shuck gets the mount and gets an armlock for the tap.

Result: Larry Shuck by Tapout (Armlock) at 2:03 of Round 1

5. Amateur Flyweight
Ray Yanez (Fight Farm) vs John Darling (4-5 Dragons Den)

RD 1: They trade shots and clinch. The move to the cage. Knees by Darling. Yanez hooks and guillotine and gets the tap.

Result: Ray Yanez by Tapout (Guillotine) at :40 of Round 1

6. Amateur Featherweight
Brian Brooks (1-0 Relson Gracie Cleveland) vs Josh Burr (1-1 Team ATA)

RD 1: Jab by Burr and then a hook. Another hook by Burr. Brooks shoots in but gets stuffed. Hook by Burr. They clinch on the cage. Brooks looks for a guillotine but Burr escapes. Hooks by Burr. Jab by Burr. Brooks shoots and gets a takedown. Brooks gets the mount. Burr tries to sprawl and almost escapes. Brooks gets an armbar and Burr taps.

Result: Brian Brooks by Tapout (Armbar) at 2:06 of Round 1

7. Amateur Welterweight
PJ Palmer (1-0 Uniontown Fight Club) vs Tyrann Ried (0-0 Rock hard MMA)

RD 1: They trade hard hooks. Clinch in the center of the cage and Palmer takes it down. Palmer gets his back and goes for a rear naked but can't get it. Ried gets half guard. Palmer lands punches. Palmer postures up and lands more shots. Ried is able to escape and get up. Two punch combo by Ried. Ried takes it down but Palmer gets on top in guard. Palmer postures up and slams him back down. Body shots from the bottom by Ried.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Palmer

RD 2: Hook by Ried. Ried takes it down by Palmer gets on top in guard. Two shots to the body by Ried from the bottom. Palmer gets the mount and lands punches. Palmer gets his back and lands punches. Ried gets it back to half guard and then full guard. Palmer pushes him against the cage. The ref stands them. Palmer shoots in and eats punches before completing the takedown. Ried lands from the bottom.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Palmer

RD 3: Palmer shoots in and eats punches but gets the takedown. Ried lands from the bottom. Palmer lands punches. Palmer gets mount and lands several punches. Palmer lands more and more shots. Ried tries to escape but can't. Ried gets half guard. Palmer gets mount again and lands punches.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Palmer
My score card: 30-27 Palmer

Result: PJ Palmer by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

8. Amateur Heavyweight
Adib Nour (0-0 Dojo Fight Club) vs Seth Sharp (0-1 Zahans Martial Arts)

RD 1: They clinch and go to the ground. Nour is on top and pushes him to the cage. Nour stands and drops into half guard. Nour gets the mount and lands hard shots till the ref stops it.

Result: Adib Nour by TKO at 1:12 of Round 1

9. Amateur Featherweight
Brandon Leininger (0-0 VIP D-Boyz) vs Vincent Bullard (2-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Leininger. Hook by Bullard. Bullard gets a takedown. Bullard gets side control and lands punches. Leininger scrambles and gets on top. Bullard uses good wrist control to avoid damage. Bullard goes for an arm and gets the armbar for the tap.

Result: Vincent Bullard by Tapout (Armbar) at 1:57 of Round 1

10. Amateur Featherweight
Mark McDonald (4-4 Rusty Cage Fight Club) vs Rich Cantolina (6-5 Fight Club Pittsburgh)

RD 1: McDonald shoots and they clinch against the cage. They drop down and McDonald is on top in guard. Battling for position. Cantolina goes for the triangle. McDonald is holding on. Finally McDonald goes to sleep.

Result: Rich Cantolina by KO (Triangle) at 2:12 of Round 1

11. Amateur Bantamweight
Corey Simmons (2-1 VIP D-Boyz) vs Ryan Arce (2-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Hook by Arce answered with a hook by Simmons. Leg kick by Arce. Cross by Simmons. Both land hooks. Arce lands a beautiful hook. Leg kick by Simmons. Leg kick by Arce. Arce shoots in but Simmons goes for a guillotine. Arce pulls out and is on top. Body shots by Arce. Now hard shots to the body by Arce.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Arce

RD 2: Leg kick by Arce. Hook by Simmons. Another hook by Simmons. Leg kick by Arce and then another. Jab by Arce and then a hook. Two hooks by Simmons. Nice uppercut by Arce. Leg kick by Arce. Arce drops him with a hook and the ref stops it.

Result; Ryan Arce by TKO at 2:13 of Round 2


Submission of the Night: Ray Yanez

KO of the Night: Adib Nour

Fight of the Night: Josh Killion vs Matt Campbell

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