Thursday, November 24, 2011

NAAFS Night of Champions Report


On November 23rd NAAFS put on Night of Champions. Night of Champions is a great chance to see the top amateur fighters in the area all in one night. Throughout the year they fight their way to this point, to fight for the amateur series National Championships, and they delivered on this night. Many great fights. Plus there were some great Pro fights as well. There were some three round wars and some fights that ended quick but with exciting finishes.

1. Amateur Welterweight
Keith Dugan (0-2 Hollywood MMA) vs Emmanuel Kangah (0-1 True Roots MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Kangah. Kangah hurts him with a hook and jumps on him. Kangah drops him with punches and lands ground and pound till the ref steps in.

Result: Emmanuel Kangah by TKO at :27 of Round 1

2. Amateur Bantamweight
Roosevelt Archie (2-2 PA Brawlers) vs Jarrel Hodge (2-0 Brickhouse MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Archie. Hodge drops him with a hook and cross and jumps on him landing ground and pound till the ref stops it.

Result: Jarrel Hodge by TKO at :20 of Round 1

3. Amateur Lightweight
Bob Tipinski (5-5 Independent Crew) vs Dave Graf (3-3 Brickhouse MMA)

RD 1: Graf lands a kick low stopping action. Tipinski seems really upset by the low blow. They resume and Graf shoots but gets stuffed. Graf keeps working and gets on top. Graf lands body shots. Graf stands back up and lands a push kick that Tipinksi says was low, but ref doesn't call it. Tipinksi drops him with a hook and lands ground and pound forcing Tipinksi to tap. Tipinski yells a Graf afterwords.

Result: Bob Tipinski by Tapout (Strikes) at 1:08 of Round 1

4. Amateur Lightweight Title
Frank Sloan (10-1 Warrior Concepts) vs Khama Worthy (7-2 PTT)

RD 1: Jab by Sloan. They trade crosses. Jab by Worthy and then another. Hook by Sloan. Kick to the body by Sloan. Leg kick by Sloan. Jab by Worthy. They trade hard shots. They clinch but quickly separate. They clinch against the cage but again quickly separate. Hook by Sloan. Jab by Worthy. Another jab by Worthy. Sloan shoots in but gets stuffed. Kick to the bod by Worthy. Worthy drops him with a hook for the knockout.

Result: Khama Worthy by KO at 2:59 of Round 1

5. Amateur Welterweight Title
Todd Bevan (7-0 Bullpen) vs Dave Gabig (6-2 PTT)

RD 1: Leg kick by Bevan and another. Kick to the body by Bevan. Bevan tries for a takedown against the cage but Gabig defends it well. Bevan really trying hard for the takedown. He finally gets the takedown and lands a punch to the head. Bevan gets his back. Shots to the head by Bevan.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Bevan

RD 2: They trade shots with Gaig getting the better of it. Bevan gets a takedown. Punches to the head by Bevan and then a couple more. Bevan gets his back. Gabig turns into him and now Bevan has him pushed against the cage. Gabig gets up but Bevan takes him right back down.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Bevan

RD 3: Leg kick by Bevan. Hook by Gabig. Bevan tries for a takedown and gets it. Knees to the body by Bevan. Gabig pulls guard. Gabig sweeps and gets on top. Gabig postures up but Bevan pulls him close. Head shot by Gabig. Body shot by Gabig. Great job by Bevan to avoid damage. Body shot by Gabig. Bevan gets up and they clinch on the cage as the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Gabig
My score card: 29-28 Bevan

Result: Todd Bevan by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)

6. Amateur Middleweight Title
Steve Burton (7-1 Evolve MMA) vs Dave Lastafka (5-0 Vanyo Fight Team)

RD 1: Hook and body kick by Lastafka. Burton gets behind him and brings him down. Lastafka pulls guard. Lastafka goes for an arm. Knee to the body by Burton. Lastafka still trying for the arm. Burton pulls his arm out. Burton stands and drops down punches. Burton goes for a heel hook. Lastafka punches his leg to try and escape. Burton still trying for the heel hook. Lastafka escapes and stands. They trade hard shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Burton

RD 2: Lastafka has him backing up with a hard shots. Hard hook by Burton and Burton takes him down. Lastafka tries for an arm. Knee to the body by Burton. Burton stands and drops punches down. Burton trying for a heel hook. Lastafka lands punches. Burton still trying for heel hook and Lastafka still landing punches. Lastafka pulls his foot out and lands shots. Lastafka thinks the ref stopped it but it was just the end of the round.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Lastafka

RD 3: Burton shoots in but can't get the takedown. Lastafka lands punches. Burton gets him down but Lastafka gets right up. They stand and Burton takes him back down. Lastafka tries for an arm from the bottom. Now Burton goes for a leg. Lastafka stands and Burton stays down and holds Lastafka's leg. Lastafka drops punches. Burton drags him down and gets side control but the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Lastafka

Result: Dave Lastafka by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)

7. Amateur Bantamweight Title
Tyler Saltsman (6-2 Team Titan) vs Isaiah Chapman (11-1 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Both and jabs. Hook by Saltsman. Another hook by Saltsman. Saltsman shoots in but gets stuffed. Jab by Chapman. They trade shots against the cage. Leg kick by Saltsman. Hook by Chapman. Jab by Chapman. Saltsman shoots but good sprawl by Chapman. Hook by Chapman. Cross by Chapman.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Chapman

RD 2: Leg kick by Saltsman. Jab by Chapman. Hook by Chapman. Saltsman lands a hook. Hard hook by Chapman. Saltsman shoots in but Chapman sprawls. Leg kick by Saltsman followed by a jab. Hook by Chapman. Hook by Saltsman. A hook lands for Chapman. Both land jabs. Chapman drops him with a jab, but it was just a case of Saltsman being off balance as he gets right up. They clinch on the cage. Knees by Saltsman. A couple hard punches by Saltsman.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Saltsman

RD 3: Two punch combo by Chapman. Saltsman shoots but Chapman moves out of the way. Saltsman shoots again and eats punches. He shoots again but Chapman sprawls. They drop down. Saltsman is trying to put him on his back. Body shots by Chapman. Saltsman hanging onto a single trying to put Chapman on his back. Saltsman stands with Chapman upside down on his back. Chapman is trying for the submission from the position while Saltsman tries to shake him off. Chapman is landing body shots from this position. Chapman gets off his back. Body kick by Saltsman.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Chapman
My score card: 29-28 Chapman

Result: Isaiah Chapman by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

8. Amateur 135LB Title
Evva Johnson (4-1 Team Balance) vs Rachel Dovidio (5-1 Instigator Fight Team)

RD 1: Jab by Dovidio. Johnson clinches against the cage. Johnson trying hard for takedown. Knee to the body by Johnson. Knee to the body by Dovidio followed by another. Knee to the leg by Johnson. Hard knee to the body by Dovidio. They trade knees to the legs. Nice throw by Johnson and she gets side control. Short head shots by Johnson. Johnson gets an armbar and forces Dovidio to tap.

Result: Evva Johnson by Tapout (Armbar) at 2:48 of Round 1

9. Amateur Featherweight Title
Russ Brletrick (7-4 Independent Crew) vs Mark Cherico (8-0 Fight Club Pittsburgh)

RD 1: They come out throwing shots. Double leg takedown by Cherico and he gets side control. Brletrick gets half guard and hold Cherico close. Brletrick gets full guard. Cherico postures up but Brletrick pulls him back down. Punch to the head by Cherico. Now a couple more. Punch from the bottom by Brletrick.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Cherico

RD 2: Cherico gets a takedown and side control.Brletrick holds him close to avoid damage. Brletrick tries to scramble and gets half guard. Punches to the head by Cherico. Cherico gets mount and lands shots. More shots by Cherico. Cherico looks for an armbar but Brletrick defends it well. More shots by Cherico.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Cherico

RD 3: Leg kick by Brletrick. Cherico slams him down and gets side control. Two short head shots by Cherico. Cherico gets mount and lands punches. Now he lands harder shots and the ref steps in.

Result: Mark Cherico by TKO at :48 of Round 3

10. Pro Featherweight
Kevin Rothacker (7-2 Strong Style) vs Tony Castillo (10-3 Instigator Fight Team)

RD 1: Clinch against the cage. Takedown by Castillo. He lands two shots and Rothacker gets up. Up kick by Castillo who is still down. Castillo stands. They clinch against the cage. Knee to the head by Rothacker. Takedown by Castillo. Rothacker has guard. Punch by Castillo. More punches from Castillo. Rothacker tries to stand and Castillo gets his back. Head shots by Castillo. Rothacker gets up and they clinch on the cage. Takedown by Castillo. Rothacker back up and they are clinched. Knee to head by Castillo. Takedown by Castillo to end the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-8 Castillo

RD 2: Push kick by Rothacker. Hook by Castillo. Superman punch by Castillo. They clinch on the cage and Castillo gets a takedown. Rothacker stands and lands a nice hook. Cross by Rothacker. Castillo tries for a takedown but Rothacker throws him off. Body kick by Castillo. Hook by Rothacker. Leg kick by Castillo. Clinch on the cage and Castillo looks for a takedown. Knee to the leg by Castillo. Slam by Castillo. Punch to the head by Castillo. Rothacker stands and gets Castillo's back. Hammer fists by Rothacker. Castillo stands and they clinch on the cage. Takedown by Castillo. Rothacker pulls guard. Two punches by Castillo.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Rothacker

RD 3: Hard hook by Rothacker. Takedown by Castillo. Castillo lands head shots. They stand and Rothacker lands some nice punches. Hook by Castillo. Takedown by Castillo. Rothacker stands but Castillo takes him down again. Castillo postures up but Rothacker avoids damage. Castillo gets his back and lands knees to the body. Rothacker stands and lands a hook. The trade hard shots. Castillo gets a takedown against the cage. Castillo gets side control. Rothacker gets up. They are clinched on the cage. Knee by Castillo. takedown by Castillo. Head shots from bottom by Rothacker.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Castillo
My score card: 29-27 Castillo

Result: Tony Castillo by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-26)

11. Pro Heavyweight
William Penn (7-3 Team Deadly) vs Josh Hendricks (18-7 Superior Health Club)

RD 1: They trade hooks and clinch on the cage. Penn gets a takedown. Hard punches by Penn and Hendricks is bleeding bad. More hard shots by Penn and the ref stops it.

Result: William Penn by TKO at 1:15 of Round 1

12. Pro 125LB
Jennifer Scott (2-1 4OZ Fight Club) vs Jessica Eye (9-1 Strong Style)

RD 1: Push kick by Eye and another. Hard hook by Eye. Leg kick by Eye. Hard cross by Eye. Leg kick by Eye. Jab by Eye. Push kick by Eye. Leg kick by Scott. Cross by Eye. Jab by Scott. Hard leg kick by Eye. Hook by Eye. Jab to the body by Eye. Jab by Scott. Hook by Eye. Jab to the body by Eye. Leg kick by Eye. Jab by both fighters. Leg kick by Eye. Head kick by Eye. Both lands hooks. Jab by Eye. Hard cross by Eye. Jab by Eye.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Eye

RD 2: Two jabs by Eye. Leg kick by Eye. Hook by Scott. Jab by Eye. Two hooks by Eye. Body kick by Eye. Jab to the body by Eye. Jab by Scott. Jab by Eye. Hard hook by Eye. Scott lands a hard hook. Leg kick by Eye. Jab to the body by Eye. Two hard jabs by Eye. Push kick and hard hook by Eye. Cross by Eye. Push kick by Eye. Hook to the body by Eye. Leg kick by Eye followed by another. Leg kick by Scott. Push kick by Eye. Hook by Eye. Two more leg kicks by Eye and then a hook. Scott's leg looks hurt. Hook by Eye. They trade hard shots and Eye has her hurt on the cage as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-8 Eye

RD 3: Two jabs by Scott. Hook by Scott. Body kick by Eye. They clinch in center of the cage. Knee by Eye and they separate. Jab by Eye. Leg kick by Eye. Hook by Eye. Leg kick by Scott. Hook by Eye followed by a head kick. Leg kick by Eye. Jab by Scott. Cross by Eye. Leg kick by Eye and then another. Two hard hooks by Eye. Leg kick by Eye. Jab by Scott. Both lands hooks. Leg kick by Eye. Another leg kick by Eye. Scott looks tired. Cross by Eye. Hook by Scott. Push kick by Eye. Jab by Eye and Scott is looking hurt. Two hooks by Eye. Leg kick by Eye and another. Both lands jabs. Head kick by Eye.
I scored RD 3: 10-8 Eye
My score card: 30-25 Eye

Result: Jessica Eye by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

13. Pro Welterweight
William Kuhn (XP Sports) vs Nick Duell 18-5-1 Strong Style)

RD 1: Leg kick by Duell and another. Hook by Duel. Takedown by Kuhn. Duell holds him close to avoid damage. Duell tries for an arm but Kuhn pulls out. Duell gets up and Kuhn takes him down again. Kuhn stands and drops down punches. Kuhn tries to get his back. Duell shakes him off and gets on top. Elbow by Duell and then another. Hard punch by Duell. Duell stands and lets him up. Spinning head kick by Duell. Hook by Kuhn. Body kick by Duell. Kuhn tries for a takedown and Duell defends well. Kuhn still trying for the takedown and gets it but Duell is right back up.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Duell

RD 2: Cross and head kick by Duell. Leg kick by Duell. Another leg kick by Duell. Kuhn takes him down against the cage but isn't doing anything. Duell gets up and Kuhn takes him down again. Duell gets back up. Two hooks by Duell. They clinch on the cage and Duell lands punches. Takedown by Kuhn. Duell gets up and takes Kuhn down. Hard punches by Duell.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Duell

RD 3: Kuhn is really tired. Cross by Duell. Takedown by Duell. Duell lets him up. Leg kick by Duell. Head kick by Duell and another. Clinch on the cage. Duell backs off and hurts him with a kick to the body. Kuhn tries for a takedown but Duell hooks a guillotine. Kuhn pulls out and is in guard. Duell gets up and Kuhn tries to pull him down. Kuhn gets him back down. Duell lands elbows from the bottom. Kuhn is on top but doing nothing. Duell sweeps and gets on top. Hard punches by Duell. More shots by Duell. Duell stands and lets him up. Kuhn is exhausted. Leg kick by Duell.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Duell
My score card: 30-27 Duell

Result: Nick Duell by Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)

14. Pro 125LB Title
Kelly Warren (12-3 Jackson's MMA) vs Aisling Daly (12-2 Straight Blast Gym)

RD 1: Both come out throwing hard shots. Clinch on the cage. Knees to leg by Daly. Daly tries for a single leg but can't get it. They separate but clinch again. Knee to the leg by Warren. Daly trying hard for a takedown. Hard shots by Warren. Daly still trying for the takedown. They drop down with Warren on top. Daly using wrist control to avoid damage. Head shots by Warren. Warren gets her back and lands shots. Daly is able to get up but Warren still has her back. Knees to the leg by Warren. Warren drags her down but Daly gets up. Takedown by Warren.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Warren

RD 2: Hook by Daly. Daly rocks her with a hook. Warren clinches on the cage. Knee to the head by Warren. Knee to the leg by Daly. Both land good knees. Real good battle for position. Daly tries for a takedown but Warren defends it. Daly tries for a single but Warren defends and gets her back. Daly gets half guard and Warren lands punches. Warren postures up and lands more shots. Daly gets full guard. Daly tries for an arm and gets an armbar. The ref says Warren tapped and Warren protests.

Result: Aisling Daly by Tapout (Armbar) at 4:39 of Round 2


Submission of the Night: Evva Johnson

KO of the Night: William Penn

Fight of Night: Steve Burton vs Dave Lastafka

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