Thursday, December 13, 2012
ShoFights 24 Report
On December 8th ShoFights presented a single elimination Featherweight tournament. Eight fighters were scheduled however one did not show up so one fighter received a bye in the first round. The first two rounds were one five minute round and the finals were scheduled for four four minute rounds.
1: Amateur Featherweight Tournament (one 5 Minute Round)
T.J. Brown (7-0) vs Daniel Blair (4-2)
RD 1: Leg kick by Blair. Blair shoots in but gets stuffed. Leg kick by Brown. They clinch and quickly separate. Blair gets a takedown but Brown reverses and gets on top in side control. Blair works his way back up. Uppercut by Brown. Cross by Blair. Jab and cross by Blair. They clinch and move to the cage. Slam by Brown into side control. Knees to the body by Brown. Brown tries for a head and arm choke. Brown gets mount and lands head shots. The ref stands them, which was ridiculous. Takedown by Brown and he lands punches till the ref stops it.
Result: T.J. Brown by TKO at 2:20 of Round 1
2. Amateur Featherweight Tournament (one 5 Minute Round)
Hardy Friely (6-3) vs Ross Campbell (5-0)
RD 1: They clinch in the center and drop down. Campbell stands and lets him up. Friely shoots in but Campbell gets the takedown. Friely tries for a leg. Punches to the head by Campbell. Campbell lets him up. Friely shoots but Campbell sprawls. Campbell drops him with a push kick but Friely is right back up. Leg kick by Friely. Body kick by Campbell. Leg kick by Friely. Hook by Campbell. They trade punches. Friely shoots in but eats punches t the head before completing the takedown into guard. Head shots from the bottom by Campbell. Campbell gets a triangle and gets the tap.
Result: Ross Campbell by Tapout (Triangle) at 2:33 of Round 1
3. Amateur Featherweight Tournament (one 5 Minute Round)
Caleb Dye (8-2) vs Jason Powell (16-6)
RD 1: Cross by Dye. They clinch against the cage. Knees to the body by Dye. They separate. Takedown by Dye and they are right back up still clinched on the cage. Dye looks for a takedown and gets it and is in guard. Head shots by Dye. Powell tries for an arm but Dye escapes. Body shots by Dye. The ref stands them. Hook by Powell. Dye shoots in but Powell takes him down into guard. Powell gets side control. Knees to the body by Powell. Powell gets an armbar and gets the tap.
Result: Jason Powell by Tapout (Armbar) at 2:56 of Round 1
4. Amateur 125LBS (3x3x3 Rounds)
Hannah Eagle (0-0) vs Katy Collins (2-3)
RD 1: They come out trading punches. Collins gets a takedown and gets her back and a rear naked choke for the tap.
Result: Katy Collins by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at :35 of Round 1
5. Amateur Featherweight Tournament (one 5 Minute Round)
Cory Heinz (3-6) vs Ross Campbell (6-0)
RD 1: Heinz shoots in and gets a takedown but they are up quick still clinched. Campbell gets a guillotine and gets the tap.
Result: Ross Campbell by Tapout (Guillotine) at :24 of Round 1
6. Amateur Featherweight Tournament (one 5 Minute Round)
T.J. Brown (8-0) vs Jason Powell (17-6)
RD 1: Hook by Brown. Leg kick by Powell. Brown catches a kick and takes him down but lets him right back up. They clinch against the cage. Head shots by Brown. Body shots by Brown. Powell is working hard for a takedown. They separate. Powell shoots in and gets a takedown. Brown works his way up and they are clinched on the cage. Brown drops him with a knee and lands punches. The ref says the knee was to the head which is illegal for amateurs and disqualifies Brown. Brown is very angry. It looked to me like the knee landed to the body.
Result: Jason Powell by Disqualification at 2:50 of Round 1 (this result may have since been changed to a No-Contest)
7. Amateur Featherweight Tournament Final (4x4x4x4 Rounds)
Ross Campbell (7-0) vs Jason Powell (18-6)
RD 1: Hook and cross by Powell. They clinch on the cage. Slam by Powell into half guard. Not much action here. Powell moves to side control but then Campbell pulls guard. Powell is bleeding bad from the nose. Powell stands and drops down punches and gets back in guard. Punch to the head by Powell. Head shots from the bottom by Campbell. Punch to the head by Powell. They stand still clinched. Campbell gets a guillotine and gets the tap.
Result: Ross Campbell by Tapout (Guillotine) at 3:35 of Round 1
Submission of the Night: Ross Campbell (over Cory Heinz)
KO of the Night: T.J. Brown (over Daniel Blair)
Fight of the Night: Hardy Friely vs Ross Campbell