Monday, June 4, 2012

NAAFS Fight Night in the Flats 8 Report






On June 2nd, NAAFS put on Fight Night in the Flats 8. Fight Night is the NAAFS's annual Super Bowl. Their biggest even of the year. It features top pro and amateur talent. The show stealer was the lone female fight on the card between Sarah McLeod and Amber Ignatowski. Also, Jeff Hughes continued to show he is one of the top amateur heavyweights around and Tyler Saltsman scored an impressive win over Jarrell Hodge. In the pro portion, Frank Caraballo scored another impressive win in defense of his title, George Comer returned with an impressive win and Chris Lozano bounced back with a big win.

1. Amateur Middleweight
Cameron Duncan (1-0 Sud'n Impact) vs J.T. Miller (1-0 Strong Style)

RD 1: Jab by Miller. Miller gets a takedown and side control. Head shots by Miller. Miller tries for an arm but can't get it. Knees to the body by Miller. More knees land for Miller. Duncan gets half guard, but Miller gets side control back and then he gets mount. Miller lands head shots. Miller moves him to the cage and lands more head shots till the ref stops it

Result: J.T. Miller by TKO at 2:56 of Round 1

2. Amateur Middleweight
John Antanitis (6-3 Penn Hills MMA) vs Steve Burton (7-2 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They come out and trade jabs. Hard hook lands for Antanitis hurts Burton. They clinch on the cage and Antanitis lands body shots. Knees to the body by Antanitis. Antanitis tries for a takedown but can't get it. They separate and Antanitis lands a hook. Cross by Burton. They clinch and move to the cage. Burton's head is cut. Antanitis gets a takedown and gets his back. Burton stands but Antanitis still has his back. Head shots by Antanitis. Antanitis is trying to get him back down. Burton turns into him and gets a takedown. Antanitis looks for an arm but can't get it.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Antanitis

RD 2: They trade jabs. Burton shoots in and they clinch against the cage. Antanitis gets a guillotine and lands knees. Antanitis still has the guillotine and finally puts Burton to sleep.

Result: John Antanitis by KO (Guillotine) at 1:09 of Round 2

3. Amateur Featherweight
Dominic Mazzotta (4-1 Ed Vincent MMA) vs Mike Velazquez (5-1 USA Martial Arts)


RD 1: Knee to the body by Velazquez. Jab by Velazquez. Body kick by Mazzotta. Mazzotta gets a slam. Mazzotta stands and drops down punches. Mazzotta picks him up and slams him down to escape a triangle attempt. Mazzotta hooks a guillotine and puts Velazquez to sleep.


Result: Dominic Mazzotta by KO (Guillotine) at 1:05 of Round 1

4. Amateur Bantamweight
Shane Valko (4-0 The Mat Factory) vs Ryan Arce (4-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Valko shoots in and gets a nice throw. Valko gets side control and then mount. Two head shots by Valko. More head shots land for Valko. Valko gets his back and a rear naked forcing Arce to tap.

Result: Shane Valko by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:05 of Round 1

5. Amateur Heavyweight
James Rankin (4-2 Kom Arts) vs Jeff Hughes (9-2 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Rankin. Both land leg kicks. Another leg kick by Rankin. Jab by Hughes and then a leg kick. Hughes lands a kick to the body. They clinch against the cage and Hughes gets a takedown. Hughes gets mount and lands hammer fists. Short head shots by Hughes. Hughes goes for an armbar but Rankin escapes and gets on top. Rankin stands and tries to get into side control but can't and Hughes pulls guard. Rankin lands a shot after the bell but clearly not intentional.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Hughes

RD 2: Leg kick by Hughes. Rankin shoots in but Hughes pushes him off. Takedown by Hughes. Rankin lands punches from the bottom. Hughes lands punches and gets mount. Hughes tries to pin an arm down but is unable to. Punches from Hughes. Hard shots landing for Hughes. Hammer fists by Hughes.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Hughes

RD 3: Rankin shoots in but Hughes pushes him off and lands a knee. Hook by Rankin. Body kick by Hughes. Leg kick by Hughes. Hughes tries for a takedown and gets it. Rankin tries for a guillotine but can't get it. Punches by Hughes. Hughes gets mount. Rankin reverses and gets mount. Head shots by Rankin. Rankin gets his back but was to high and Hughes gets him off and gets on top.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Hughes
My score card: 30-27 Hughes

Result: Jeff Hughes by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

6. Amateur Welterweight
Gabe Garcia (3-0 Fighters United) vs Emmanuel Kangah (2-1 True Roots MMA)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage and quickly separate. Hook by Kangah. Body kick by Garcia. Hook by Kangah. Takedown by Kangah. Kangah stands and drops punches. Kangah lets him up. Leg kick by Garcia. Kangah hurts him with a hook. Garcia tries for a takedown but can't get it. Jab and hook by Kangah. Hook by Kangah. Leg kick by Garcia. Garcia tries for and gets a takedown. Garcia gets mount and lands two punches. Kangah pushes him off. Three punch combo by Kangah. Garcia shoots in but Kangah takes him down.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Kangah

RD 2: Jab by Garcia. Jab by Kangah. Garcia trying hard to force a clinch but can't. Garcia shoots in and gets a takedown. Punch by Garcia. Kangah is defending well. Sweep by Kangah and he gets mount. Head shots by Kangah. More head shots and the ref stops it.

Result: Emmanuel Kangah by TKO at 1:42 of Round 2

7. Amateur Welterweight
Josh Krizan (4-1 Wrestling Factory) vs Josh Lasich (3-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Lot's of feints by both fighters. Hook to the body by Krizan. Clinch in center of the cage and quickly separate. They trade shots. Leg kick by Lasich. Hook by Krizan. Krizan hurts him with a hook and they clinch in the center of the cage. They separate and trade shots. They clinch and quickly separate and trade shots. Lasich shoots in and tries for a takedown and gets it but Krizan is on top in guard. Shots from the bottom by Lasich.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Krizan


RD 2: They trade hooks. Lasich gets a takedown. Two punches from Lasich. More head shots by Lasich. Lasich lands forearm strikes and is warned by the red. Body shots by Lasich. Head shots by Lasich. More body shots by Lasich. Lasich gets side control as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Lasich

RD 3: Leg kick by Lasich. Body kick by Lasich. Lasich shoots and gets a takedown. Krizan gets on top in half guard. Lasich avoids damage. Lasich tries to scramble but can't escape. Lasich gets full guard. Krizan is not throwing from the top. Lasich looks for a triangle. Krizan stands and lets him up. They clinch on the cage and separate. Hook by Lasich. They trade hard shots. Takedown by Lasich.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Lasich
My score card: 29-28 Lasich


Result: Josh Krizan by Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)

8. Amateur Bantamweight
Tyler Saltsman (7-3 Team Titan) vs Jarrell Hodge (4-0 Brickhouse MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Hodge. Body kick by Saltsman. Saltsman shoots but nice sprawl by Hodge. Saltsman shoots again but can't finish the takedown. Body kick by Saltsman. Push kick by Saltsman. Saltsman tries for a takedown but can't get it. They trade knees. Body kick by Hodge. Nice hook by Saltsman. Leg kick by Hodge. Double jab by Saltsman.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Saltsman


RD 2: Saltsman shoots but Hodge sprawls. Hodge hurts him with a hook. They clinch on the cage and quickly separate. Hook by Saltsman. Saltsman is landing hard shots. Knee by Saltsman. Knee to the body by Saltsman. Body kick by Saltsman. Jab by Hodge. Push kick by Saltsman. Hodge lands a nice hook. Saltsman shoots by Hodge sprawls. Saltsman gets a takedown but they are up quick. Hodge shoots and gets a takedown.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Saltsman


RD 3: Nice hook by Hodge. They clinch and move to the cage. Hodge drops down looking for a guillotine but doesn't have it locked. Saltsman gets his back and lands head shots. Two more nice shots by Saltsman. Hodge flips him over and gets on top. Head shots by Hodge. Saltsman tries to scramble as the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Saltsman
My score card: 30-27 Saltsman

Result: Tyler Saltsman by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

9. Amateur 115LBS
Sarah McLeod (4-4-1 Mid-America MMA) vs Amber Ignatowski (5-0 USA Martial Arts)

RD 1: Jab by McLeod. Hook by McLeod. Leg kick by Ignatowski. McLeod drops her with a hook but lets her up. They clinch and McLeod lands punches. Body kick by McLeod and another. Push kick by Ignatowski. Hook by Ignatowski. They trade punches. McLeod hurts her with a hook and almost drops her. McLeod has her hurt on the cage and lands punches. Leg kick by Ignatowski. They clinch on the cage and McLeod lands body shots. Knee to the body by McLeod.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 McLeod


RD 2: Leg kick by Ignatowski and another. Push kick by McLeod. Hook by McLeod. Both land leg kicks. Jab by McLeod. Ignatowski drops her with a spinning back fist but McLeod is right back up. Leg kick by McLeod. Jab by McLeod. Leg kick by McLeod. Hook by McLeod. Leg kick by Ignatowski. Leg kick by McLeod.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 McLeod


RD 3: Leg kick by Ignatowski. Leg kick by McLeod. Hook by McLeod. Jab by McLeod. Hook by McLeod. Leg kick by McLeod. Push kick by Ignatowski. Body kick by McLeod. Nice superman punch by Ignatowski. Jab and leg kick by McLeod. Jab by McLeod. Leg kick by McLeod. Hook by McLeod and another. Ignatowski takes her down against the cage and McLeod sits and lands head shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 McLeod
My score card: 30-27 McLeod


Result: Sarah McLeod by Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28)

10. Pro Lightweight
Andrew Osborne (6-3 Angel's Gym) vs Joe Heiland (13-2-1 Strong Style)

RD 1: Hook by Heiland. Heiland shoots in and works hard for a takedown but Osborne gets away. Clinch and Heiland gets takedown. Osborne working hard to stand but Heiland pushes him against the cage. Osborne finally works his way up. Heiland loose his mouth piece stopping action. They resume and Heiland lands a jab. Leg kick by Osborne. Jumping knee by Osborne. Hook by Heiland. Leg kick by Osborne. Hook by Heiland. Body kick by Osborne. Hook by Heiland. Hook to the body by Heiland. Jab by Osborne. Takedown by Osborne and Heiland looks for a guillotine. Osborne escapes. Heiland has a bad cut over his eye. They clinch and Heiland looses his mouth piece again stopping the action. They resume and Osborne lands a jab. They clinch against the cage and Heiland lands body shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Heiland

RD 2: Spinning back fist by Osborne. They clinch on the cage and Osborne lands a knee to the body. They separate and Heiland lands punches. They clinch and quickly separate. Jab by Osborne. Hook by Heiland. Knee to the body by Osborne. Leg kick by Osborne. Cross by Heiland. Hook to the body by Heiland. Jab by Osborne. Hook by Heiland. Knee to the body by Osborne. Heiland shoots in and they clinch against the cage. Osborne tries for a takedown. They drop down with Heiland looking for a guillotine. They stand and Osborne tries to take it back down. They separate and Heiland lands a nice hook. Osborne looks very tired. Head and body combo by Heiland. Uppercut by Heiland. Heiland lands a kick low stopping action. They resume and Heiland lands two jabs.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Heiland

RD 3: Jab by Heiland. Leg kick by Osborne. Jab to the body by Osborne. Hook by Osborne. Hook by Heiland. Hook to the body by Heiland. Jab to the body by Heiland. Hook by Heiland. Hard hook by Heiland. Several body shots by Heiland. Now shots to the head by Heiland. Hook by Osborne. Jab by Osborne. Takedown by Heiland. Elbows to the head by Heiland. Heiland is in side control and lands more elbows. Osborne escapes and stands. Hook by Heiland and another. Front kick by Osborne. They clinch on the cage and Heiland gets a takedown and lands hard shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Heiland


Result: Joe Heiland by Split Decision (30-27/28-29/29-28)

11. Pro Lightweight
Khama Worthy (8-2 Team PTT) vs George Comer (9-1 GriffonRawl)

RD 1: Leg kick by Comer. Leg kick by Worthy. Leg kick by Comer. Jab by Worthy. Comer shoots in and gets a takedown. Comer traps Worthy's arm behind is own back and lands head shots. Now body shots by Comer. More head shots by Comer. Worthy finally frees his arm. Comer gets side control and lands elbows to the head. Now punches to the head by Comer. Worthy almost sweeps. Body shots by Comer. Worthy gels half guard but Comer gets back to side control.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Comer

RD 2: Jab by Worthy. Leg kick by Comer. Comer shoots and they clinch on the cage but quickly separate. Leg kick by Comer. Uppercut by Worthy. Jab by Worthy. Body kick by Comer. Comer shoots in and gets a takedown into side control. Worthy tries to wall walk but Comer brings him back down. Worthy is able to stand and they clinch against the cage. Knees to the body by Comer. Knee to the body by Worthy. Takedown by Comer. Comer gets his back and lands head shots. Comer gets a rear naked for the tap.

Result: George Comer by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:58 of Round 2

12. Pro Welterweight
James Warfield (22-10 Chosen Few) vs Chris Lozano (14-4 Evolve MMA)


RD 1: Lots of feints and circling. Hook by Warfield. Leg kick by Warfield. Head kick by Lozano. Leg kick by Lozano. Jab by Lozano. Leg kick by Warfield and another. Lozano catches a leg kick and takes Warfield down. Lozano looks for a guillotine and then goes for an anaconda. They stand and clinch on the cage. Knee to leg by Warfield. Hook by Warfield. Leg kick by Warfield. Jab by Lozano. Hook by Lozano. They clinch against the cage and separate. Lozano lands a wheel kick right before the bell and it hits the back of Warfield's head.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Lozano


Warfield is unable to continue and the fight ends.

Result: Chris Lozano by TKO at end of Round 1

13. Pro Featherweight Title
Antonio Castillo Jr. (12-3 Instigator Fight Team) vs Frank Caraballo 17-7 Fearless Fight Team)


RD 1: Castillo shoots in and gets a takedown but Caraballo is right back up. Clinch on the cage and Castillo lands a knee to the leg. Elbows by Caraballo. Castillo working hard to get the takedown. Knees to the leg by Castillo. Elbows to head by Caraballo. Castillo gets the takedown. Caraballo wall walks and gets up. Castillo is holding on trying to get it back down. Slam by Castillo. Castillo gets side control and lands head shots. Caraballo stands and takes Castillo down. Caraballo gets his back and looks for a rear naked. They stand but Caraballo still has his back. They drop down and Castillo taps.


Result: Frank Caraballo by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:46 of Round 1

Submission of the Night: Frank Caraballo

Knock-Out of the Night: Emmanuel Kangah

Fight of the Night: Sarah McLeod vs Amber Ignatowski

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