Sunday, April 22, 2012

NAAFS Combat Challenge 20 Report


On Saturday April 21st the NAAFS put on Combat Challenge 20. A good card with some good young talent. In the Main Event Nick Browne and Josh Kallai put on a great fight where you didn't want to see either fighter get a loss on their record. Both brought their A games and showed they have great potential in the sport. In the nights lone women's fight, Jessica Gold looked great in her debut and Trisha Gerus showed a great deal of improvement since I last saw her as they had a really good fight. Another entertaining fight was Devontai Moore vs Niles Hootman as they put on a fight that got the crowd into it. Here is my play by play.

1. Amateur Bantamweight
Nick Espinosa (1-0 Brown Pride MMA) vs Roosevelt Archie (2-4 PA Brawlers)

RD 1: Jab by Archie. Leg kick and hook by Espinosa. They trade a couple jabs. Archie lands a leg kick and Espinosa lands one as well. Leg kick by Archie followed by a cross and then a jab. A hook by Espinosa. Nice hard leg kick by Archie. Espinosa lands a hook. Espinosa shoots in but can't get the takedown as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Archie

RD 2: Hook by Archie. Archie accidentally pokes Espinosa in the eye stopping action. They resume and Archie lands a hook. Espinosa gets a takedown but Archie gets on top and then Espinosa gets back in top in Archie's guard. Espinosa then gets mount and Archie does a good job avoiding damage. Espinosa is unable to do much here and Archie pulls off a nice escape to stand. Espinosa takes him back down in side control. Short punches by Espinosa.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Espinosa

RD 3: Nice slam by Espinosa. Espinosa gets side control. Archie avoids damage and pulls guard. Archie reverses and gets Espinosa's back. Archie lands punches to the head. Archie looks for a rear naked and then lands body shots. Espinosa rolls and is in Archie's guard as the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Archie
My score card : 29-28 Archie

Result: Roosevelt Archie by Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)

2. Amateur Lightweight
Kevin Harrison (0-0 Fighters United) vs Kyle Fenton (1-0 Team Impact)

RD 1: Leg kick by Harrison. Fenton throws a kick by Harrison catches it and takes him down. They get right back up. Beautiful slam by Fenton and they get right back up. Hook by Harrison. Leg kick by Fenton. Inside leg kick by Fenton. Harrison shoots in and they clinch on the cage. Takedown by Harrison who gets mount and then gets his back. Harrison looks for a rear naked but Fenton is able to roll into Harrison's guard. They stand and Fenton tries for a takedown but the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Harrison

RD 2: Leg kick by Fenton. Hook by Harrison. Takedown by Harrison. Fenton tries for an armbar but can't get it. Harrison is in Fenton's guard. Harrison lands a punch. Fenton rolls and gets his back. Fenton flattens him and looks for a rear naked. Fenton lands head shots. Harrison working hard to stand but Fenton gets mount and then his back again. Head shots by Fenton.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Fenton

RD 3: Kick to the body by Fenton. Hard hook by Harrison. Leg kick by Fenton. Harrison lands a jab and then another. Hard leg kick by Fenton followed up with a hard hook. Leg kick by Fenton and then another. Nice hook lands for Fenton. Harrison land a hook. They trade leg kicks and then trade hooks. Jab and a hook by Harrison. Leg kick by Harrison. Uppercut by Fenton. Fenton looks tired. They clinch on the cage and Fenton gets a takedown.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Fenton
My score card: 29-28 Fenton

Result: Kevin Harrison by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

3. Amateur Bantamweight
Ralph Pastories (0-1 Independent) vs Seth Shaffer (1-0 Instigator Fight Team)

RD 1: Kick to the body by Pastories. Jab by Shaffer. Leg kick by Shaffer. They clinch and Pastories lands knees. They separate and Shaffer lands five straight punches. They clinch and Shaffer lands knees, but one goes low stopping the action. They resume and Shaffer lands a leg kick. Pastories lands a leg kick. Nice hook by Shaffer. Leg kick by Shaffer. Hook by Shaffer. They clinch and Pastories lands a knee and an uppercut. They move to the cage and Shaffer lands nice body shots. Shaffer lands a knee to the body. Shaffer lands punches and Pastories turns away and the ref stops it.

Result: Seth Shaffer by TKO at 2:13 of Round 1

4. Amateur Heavyweight
Justin Spikes (0-0 Triple Threat MMA) vs Paul Zimmerman (0-0 Independent)

RD 1: Leg kick by Zimmerman. Spikes drops him with a hook and gets on top in mount. Spikes gets his back and lands shots till the ref stops it.

Result: Justin Spikes by TKO at :50 of Round 1

5. Amateur 175LBS
Ron Richards (0-0 Independent) vs Larry Merriweather (0-1 Instigator Fight Team)

RD 1: Lg kick by Richards. Push kick by Merriweather. Hook by Richards followed by a leg kick. Merriweather lands a leg kick. Merriweather lands a jab and then they trade hard shots. Both land leg kicks. Three more leg kicks by Merriweather. Richards drops him with a hook but the round ends before he can follow up.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Richards

RD 2: Leg kick by Merriweather. Hook by Richards. They clinch and Richards looks for a guillotine. Knee to the body my Richards. Richards drags him down still holding the guillotine and Merriweather taps.

Result: Ron Richards by Tapout (Guillotine) at 1:22 of Round 2

6. Amateur 145LBS
Jessica Gold (0-0 B&G Gym/Hahns Martial Arts) vs Trisha Gerus )9-2 Lion-Do)

RD 1: Gold comes out landing punches. Gold clinches and lands punches from the clinch. They separate and Gold lands a hook. More hard punches by Gold. Jab by Gerus. Hook by Gerus. Two crosses by Gold. Jab and a hook by Gold. Jab by Gerus. Two more jabs from Gerus.Gold charges in landing punches. They clinch on the cage and the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Gold

RD 2: Hook by Gold Superman punch by Gold. Gerus lands a jab. A hook lands for Gold. Gold is bleeding pretty bad from the nose. Jab by Gerus. Kick to the body by Gold. Jab by Gerus. Gold lands a nice kick to the body. Gerus lands a jab and Gold lands a few punches. They clinch on the cage and Gold gets a takedown and gets mount. Gerus holds her close. Gold lands some punches. Gold goes for an arm but the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Gold

RD 3: Several punches by Gold.They clinch against the cage. Action stops as Gold's corner actually left an ice pack under the back of her shirt and it leaked water all over the cage. They resume and Gold lands a kick to the body. Gold lands a jab. Gerus lands a jab and then another. Hook by Gold. They trade jabs. Two more nice jabs by Gerus. They trade hard shots. Three more jabs by Gerus.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Gerus
My score card: 29-28 Gold

Result: Jessica Gold by Unanimous Decision (29-28/30-27/30-27)

7. Amateur Light Heavyweight
Gary Rice (0-0 Burkey Jiu-Jitsu) vs Damian Reighard (0-0 Instigator Fight Team)

RD 1: Hook by Rice. They clinch on the cage and Reighard looks for a takedown. He gets the takedown but Rice is looking for a guillotine and gets on top. They quickly stand. Reighard hurts him with a hook and they clinch against the cage. Knee to the leg by Reighard. Another knee lands for Reighard. Reighard looks for a guillotine and then lands hard shots that has Rice hurt. Rice lands a kick low stopping action. They resume and Reighard drops him with a hook and gets on top but the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Reighard

RD 2: They trade leg kicks. Reighard hurts him with a hook and then gets a guillotine for the tap.

Result: Damian Reighard by Tapout (Guillotine) at :20 of Round 2

8. Amateur Bantamweight
Roger Blankenship (5-7 Team Black Dragon/Warlords Gym) vs William Freedson (2-3 Vanyo Fight Team)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Blankenship and he gets mount. Nice job by Freedson to stand back up. They clinch and Freedson hooks a guillotine for the tap.

Result: William Freedson by Tapout (Guillotine) at 1:31 of Round 1

9. Amateur Welterweight
Devontai Moore (2-2 Team Black Dragon/Warlords Gym) vs Niles Hootman (3-0 All Out Assault Fight Team)

RD 1: Leg kick by Moore. Moore hurts him with punches and takes him down. Hootman reverses and gets on top in mount. Nice sweep by Moore to get back on top in guard. Now Hootman sweeps and gets on top in guard. Body shots by Hootman. More does good at avoiding damages. The ref stands them. Leg kick by Hootman. Hook by Moore. Moore lands a leg kick. Moore drops him with a leg kick and lets him stand back up. Leg kick by Hootman.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Moore

RD 2: Hook by Hootman. They trade body shots. Leg kick by Hootman and then another. Nice leg kick by Moore. Hootman knocks him down with a hook and gets into side control but Moore pushes him off. Hootman kicks the legs of a downed Moore. The ref stands Moore up. Moore drops him with a hook and gets on top. Sweep by Hootman to get on top as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Hootman

RD 3: Moore gets a takedown. Moore is trying to get mount but can't. Moore is in guard and Hootman tries for a triangle. Body shots by Moore. Hootman gets on top and lands punches. Moore escapes but Hootman is now looking for a guillotine. Hootman lands body shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Hootman
My score card: 29-28 Hootman

Result: Niles Hootman by Split Decision 29-28/28-29/30-27)

10. Amateur 150LBS
Brandon Odom (3-5 All Out Assault Fight Team) vs Dave Graf (3-4 Brick House MMA)

RD 1: They trade jabs. Leg kick by Graf. Jab by Graf and then a leg kick. They trade jabs. Leg kick by Graf. Hook by Odom. Leg kick by Odom. Leg kick by Graf. Hook by Graf. Hook by Odom. Odom shoots and gets a takedown but they are up quick. Hook by Graf. Leg kick by Graf and then another.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Graf

RD 2: They trade jabs. Hook by Graf and then another. Nice jab by Graf. Graf lands a hook. Odom lands a jab. Leg kick by Graf. Jab by Graf. Push kick by Graf. Odom drops him with a hook but doesn't follow up. Graf lands a jab.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Graf

RD 3: Push kick by Graf. Graf lands a hook. Leg kick by Graf and then another. Jab by Odom. They trade jabs. Graf lands a leg kick. Hard body kick by Graf. They trade jabs as the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Graf
My score card: 30-27 Graf

Result: Dave Graf by Split Decision (30-27/28-29/29-28)

11. Amateur Welterweight
Jarred Zarlingo (5-2 Wrecking Crew) vs Alex Brown (4-3 Team Black Dragon/Warlords Gym)

RD 1: They clinch in the center of the cage and drop down with Zarlingo on top. They quickly stand. Leg kick by Brown. Zarlingo drops him with a hook and gets on top. Zarlingo gets mount. Brown is avoiding damage. Punch by Zarlingo. The ref stands them. Jab by Zarlingo. Leg kick by Brown. They clinch and drop down with Zarlingo on top in guard. Zarlingo stands and drops down punches. They stand and Zarlingo takes him back down. Zarlingo lands a punch low and the ref takes a point as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 9-9 Even

RD 2: They trade jabs. Takedown by Zarlingo. Zarlingo gets a rear naked for the tap.

Result: Jarred Zarlingo by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:11 of Round 2

12. Amateur Lightweight
Nick Browne (2-0 Uniontown Fight Club) vs Josh Kallai (3-1 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They trade leg kicks. Hard hook by Kallai. They trade hard shots. They clinch on the cage but quickly separate. Browne lands hard shots. They clinch on the cage and Kallai lands knees. Head shot by Kallai. More punches from Kallai. Knee by Kallai. Kallai tries for a takedown and Browne lands punches. The ref separates them. The clinch in the center with Kallai looking for a guillotine. Browne slams him but Kallai keeps the choke on.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Kallai

RD 2: Superman punch by Browne. Hook by Kallai. Jab by Kallai. Hook by Browne and then a leg kick and jab. Leg kick by Kallai. Cross by Browne. Hook by Browne. Jab and a hook by Browne. Browne lands another hook and then a jab. Kallai lands a cross. They trade hard shots. Browne lands a hook and then another. Browne lands a kick low stopping action. They resume and Kallai shoots for a takedown and they clinch on the cage. They separate and trade hard shots.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Browne

RD 3: Jab by Kallai. Hard shots by Browne. They clinch in the center and quickly separate. They trade shots. Hook by Browne. Uppercut by Browne. Jab by Kallai. Uppercut by Browne. Kick to the body by Kallai. Jab by Kallai. Kallai shoots in and gets the takedown. Kallai lands body shots.
I score RD 3: 10-9 Browne
My score card; 29-28 Browne

Result: Nick Browne by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

Submission of the Night: Damian Reighard

Knock-Out of the Night: Justin Spikes

Fight of the Night: Nick Browne vs Josh Kallai

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