Sunday, January 22, 2012

NAAFS Combat Challenge 18 Report


On January 21st NAAFS put on Combat Challenge 18. A very solid card with a couple great performances. The main event of Tyler Saltsman vs Francis Healy was a really good fight. The highlights for me were the debuting Fadi Shuman, who was really impressive, Nick Espinoza who showed great striking and Norma Rueda who showed the potential to become a star one day. Here is my play by play coverage

1. Amateur Featherweight
Joe Myers (0-2 Independent) vs Derek Wright (0-0 Dragons Den)

RD 1: Hard punches by Wright. They drop down and Wright gets a guillotine and Myers goes to sleep.

Result: Derek Wright by KO (Guillotine) at :17 of Round 1

2. Amateur Bantamweight
Robbie Wilson (0-0 Team Impact) vs Nick Espinoza (0-0 Brown Pride MMA)

RD 1: Two jabs by Espinoza. They drop down and Espinoza gets his back. Now he gets side control and lands knees to the body. Hard punches to the head by Espinoza. Espinoza gets his back and then goes back to side control. Wilson scrambles but Espinoza gets mount. Ground and pound by Espinoza. Hard head shots keep landing. Espinoza gets his back and Wilson tries to scramble. Knee to the body by Espinoza.
I scored RD 1: 10-8 Espinoza

The doctor comes in to check Wilson and stops the fight.

Result: Nick Espinoza by Doctors Stoppage at 3:00 of Round 1

3. Amateur Light Heavyweight
Chris Hogue (0-0 Independent) vs Nick Halkides (1-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They trade hard shots. Takedown by Hogue. Halkides tries for an arm. They scramble and Hague gets side control and then mount. Halkides holds him close to avoid damage. Halkides gets half guard. Hogue lands punches.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Hogue

RD 2: Hook by Hogue. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by Halkides. Foot stomp by Hogue followed by two more. They separate and both land hard hooks. They clinch against the cage and Hogue lands body shots. They separate and clinch again. Hogue tries for a single leg but can't get it. Punch to the body by Halkides. They drop down with Hogue on top. Head shots by Hogue to close the round.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Hogue

RD 3: Hook by Hogue. Kick to the body by Halkides. Takedown by Hogue. Head shots by Hogue. Hogue postures up and lands shots. Halkides lands punches from the bottom. Hogue lands more shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Hogue
My score card: 30-27 Hogue

Result: Chris Hogue by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

4. Amateur 135LBS
Angie Reinhardt (1-1 Power of One MMA) vs Norma Rueda (2-0 Cenrockda Slam Muay Thai Attack Force)

RD 1: They trade kicks. Clinch in the center of the cage. They move to the cage and Rueda lands knees to the leg. Knee to the body by Reinhardt. Knees to the leg by Rueda. They ref separates them. Rueda gets a Thai clinch ad lands knees. Rueda lands a knee to the face on accident stopping the action. They resume and trade leg kicks. The clinch against the cage and drop down with Rueda on top in guard. Head shots by Rueda.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Rueda

RD 2: Leg kick by Rueda and another. Push kick by Rueda. They clinch on the cage. Reinhardt pulls guard and drops down. Hammer fist by Rueda. Rueda stacks her against the cage. The ref stands them. Leg kick by Rueda. Hard punches by Reinhardt. They clinch on the cage and drop down with Rueda in side control. Rueda stands and drops down hard shots. Rueda drops back into side control. Rueda tries for an arm but the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Rueda

RD 3: They trade nice kicks. Beautiful spinning back fist by Reinhardt. They clinch against the cage and Rueda lands knees to the leg. Rueda gets a takedown and Reinhardt lands a knee to the body from the bottom. Rueda gets side control. Knees to the body by Rueda. Rueda gets mount and goes for an armbar but Reinhardt escapes and lands head shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Reinhardt
My score card: 29-28 Rueda

Result: Norma Rueda by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

5. Amateur Bantamweight
Allan Froelich (0-1 VIP D-Boyz) vs William Freedson (1-3 Vanyo Fight Team)

RD 1: They trade shots. Takedown by Freedson. Head shots by Freedson. Freedson gets his back and lands shots. Freedson gets an armbar for the tap.

Result: William Freedson by Tapout (Armbar) at 1:51 of Round 1

6. Amateur Welterweight
Kyle Fenton (0-0 Team Impact) vs Larry Merriweather (0-0 Instigator Fight Team)

RD 1: Fenton shoots in and gets a takedown. Merriweather gets right up. Fenton drops him with a hook. Fenton goes down after him but Merriweather gets on top. Fenton is trying for a guillotine but Merriweather pulls his head out. Merriweather gets up and Fenton tries for a takedown, but Merriweather sprawls. Fenton finally completes the takedown and gets mount and then his back. Fenton gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Kyle Fenton by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:47 of Round 1

7. Amateur Featherweight
Roosevelt Archie (2-3 PA Brawlers) vs Sean Claire (1-0 Renzo Gracie Pittsburgh)

RD 1: Claire shoots in but misses. They clinch and Claire gets a takedown. Claire gets side control. Knee to the body by Claire followed by another. Claire gets mount by Archie holds him close and avoids damage. Claire postures up and lands punches. More punches by Claire. Archie tries to sweep but is unable to. The ref stands them. Claire shoots in and gets a takedown and lands head shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Claire

RD 2: Cross by Archie. They clinch on the cage and Claire gets a takedown. Claire gets side control and then mount. Not much action here. Good defense by Archie. Claire postures up and lands a punch. Archie tries to sweep as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Claire

RD 3: Leg kick by Archie. Hard punches by Archie. They clinch against the cage. Claire gets a takedown and gets north south position. Claire lands short punches. The ref stands them. Claire shoots in and gets a takedown. Claire gets the mount and lands short head shots. Claire goes for an arm but the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Claire
My score card: 30-27 Claire

Result: Sean Claire by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

8. Amateur Lightweight
Fadi Shuman (0-0 Mad Dog Fight Team) vs Eddie Dayok (0-0 Independent)

RD 1: Nice kick t the body by Shuman. Jab by Shuman. Kick to the body by Shuman. They clinch and Shuman lands a nice knee to the body. They separate and Shuman lands punches. They clinch against the cage. Shuman tries for a takedown but Dayok holds the cage and is deducted a point. Shuman gets a slam and gets his back. Shuman tries for a rear naked. Shuman lands punches to the head and again tries for the rear naked but the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-8 Shuman

RD 2: They trade hard shots. They clinch on the cage and Shuman lands a knee to the body. Shuman drops for a takedown but can't get it. Knee to the body by Shuman. They separate and Shuman lands a kick to the body. They clinch on the cage and Shuman lands knees to the body. Dayok gets a takedown and lands punches to the head followed by more.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Shuman

RD 3: Jab by Dayok. Both miss wild shots. Shuman tries for a takedown and gets it. Shuman gets mount and now gets his back. Head shots by Shuman. Shuman tries for the rear naked and then moves back to mount. Shuman lands punches and gets his back again. Shuman flattens him out and lands punches till the ref stops it.

Result: Fadi Shuman by TKO at 2:52 of Round 3

9. Amateur Bantamweight
Zach Forrester (1-2 PA Brawlers) vs Josh Burr (1-2 Independent)

RD 1: Jab by Burr. Hard hook by Forrester. Burr shoots in but Forrester sprawls. They stand and circle each other. Hook by Forrester. Burr shoots but Forrester sprawls.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Forrester

RD 2: Burr shoots but Forrester sprawls. Burr gets a takedown and lands body shots. Forrester scrambles and gets to his feet. Burr shoots but cant get the takedown. He shoots again and gets the takedown this time. Head shots by Burr. More head shots. Now Burr lands to the body.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Burr

RD 3: Burr shoots in and eats an uppercut. Burr is trying to finish the takedown and gets it. Forrester tries for a triangle and lands shots from the bottom. Burr lands shots to the head. The ref stands them. Burr shoots in and gets a takedown and side control. Both are throwing punches as the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Burr
My score card: 29-28 Burr

Result: Zach Forrester b Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)

10. Amateur Welterweight
Nick Adkins (1-1 Team Impact) vs Kirk Crankshaw (1-0 Vanyo Fight Team)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage. Body shots by Crankshaw. Adkins looks for a guillotine. It looks tight but Crankwshaw escapes. They separate and Crankshaw gets a takedown and gets his back. Adkins scrambles and gets up. They clinch on the cage and Adkins lands a knee to the body. Adkins lands punches to the body.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Adkins

RD 2: They trade leg kicks. Clinch against the cage and Crankshaw lands a knee to the body. Adkins lands a knee to the body. They trade knees to the leg. Crankshaw tries for a single leg but the separate. Kick to the body by Crankshaw. Hard punches by Adkins. They clinch against the cage and Adkins lands a knee to the body. They separate and trade shots. Clinch on the cage and Adkins lands punches.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Adkins

RD 3: They trade shots. Clinch on the cage and Crankshaw lands body shots. Punch by Adkins. Crankshaw gets a takedown and mount. Now he gets his back and lands punches. Crankshaw tries for a rear naked but Adkins defends it well.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Crankshaw
My score card: 29-28 Adkins

Result: Kirk Crankshaw by Unanimous Decision (3027/30-27/29-28)

11. Amateur 145LBS
Allanna Jones (1-2 American Muscle MMA) vs Krissa Timbs (1-0 Independent MMA and Fitness)

RD 1: Leg kick by Timbs. Hook by Jones. Timbs shoots in but Jones avoids the takedown. Leg kick by Timbs. Timbs shoots in and gets a takedown. Jones is up quick. Timbs gets another takedown and lands body shots. Jones lands punches from the bottom.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Timbs

RD 2: They trade hard shots with Jones getting the better o it. Jab by Jones. Hook by Jones. Hard punches from Jones. Timbs shoots but Jones sprawls. Body shots by Jones. They clinch on the cage and Jones lands hard punches to the leg. Timbs tries hard for a takedown and Jones lands body shots.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Jones

RD 3: Jab by Timbs. Jab by Jones. Leg kick by Timbs. Nick hook by Jones. Three hard punches by Jones. Hook by Jones. Two punch combo by Jones. More hard shots by Jones. They clinch against the cage with Timbs looking for a takedown. Body shots by Jones. More body shots. The ref separates them. They trade shots. Nice hook by Jones. Uppercut by Jones.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Jones
My score card: 29-28 Jones

Result: Allanna Jones by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/30-27)

12. Amateur Lightweight
Devonte Smith (1-0 Brickhouse MMA) vs Kegan O'Neil (2-0 Dungeon MMA)

RD 1: Push kick by Smith. They clinch and Smith gets a takedown. O'Neil looks for a kneebar but Smith pulls out. Smith drops down punches. O'Neil gets and armbar and gets the tap.

Result: Kegan O'Neil by Tapout (Armbar) at 1:01 of Round 1

13. Amateur Welterweight
Rick Borowski (2-2 PFC) vs Josh Lasiche (2-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They trade hooks. Knee to the body by Lasiche. Lasiche shoots and gets a takedown. Nice scramble by Borowski to get on top. Borowski stands and lets him up. Lasiche lands an accidental kick low stopping action. They resume and Lasiche lands a hook. They clinch but quickly separate. Lasiche lands a leg kick and gets a takedown. Lashiche stands and drops punches. Lasiche drops into side control as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Lasiche

RD 2: Jab by Lasiche. Hard hook by Borowski. Jab by Lasiche. They clinch and Lasiche lands knees to the body. Takedown by Lasiche into side control. Lasiche gets mount and then his back. Lasiche gets a rear naked for the tap.

Result: Josh Lasiche by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:47 of Round 2

14. Amateur 135LBS
Chandra Engel (7-7 American Muscle MMA) vs Trisha Barr (4-4 Team Kana)

RD 1: They trade hard shots. Engel gets a takedown and side control. Barr pulls guard. Body shot by Engel. More short body shots by Engel. Barr looks for a triangle but the ref stands them. Hard hook by Barr. Takedown by Engel. Engel gets mount and then gets her back. Short head shots by Engel. Engel gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Chandra Engel by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:20 of Round 1

15. Amateur Featherweight
Francis Healy (7-2-1 Mad Dog Fight Team) vs Tyler Saltsman (5-2 Team Titan)

RD 1: They trade shots. Healy drops him with a hook and gets his back. Saltsman stands but Healy still has his back. Healy is trying hard for a rear naked. They drop down and Healy still has his back. Head shots by Healy. Saltsman gets up and tries for a single leg. He tries hard for it but the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Healy

RD 2: Uppercut by Healy. Cross by Healy. Takedown by Saltsman but they are up quick. Saltsman takes him back down and again they are up quick. Saltsman shoots in but cant finish the takedown. Head shots by Healy. Saltsman trying hard for takedown. Saltsman lands head shots. Knees to the body by Saltsman.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Saltsman

RD 3: Jab by Saltsman. Saltsman shoots by Healy sprawls. Takedown by Saltsman but Healy is right back up. Jab by Saltsman. Takedown by Saltsman. Saltsman pushes him to the cage. Healy gets up but Saltsman slams him down. Healy gets up quick. Saltsman shoots but Healy sprawls.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Saltsman
My score card: 29-28 Saltsman

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

Submission of the Night: Kegan O'Neil

KO of the Night: Derek Wright

Fight of the Night Angie Reinhardt vs Norma Rueda

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