|A KING'S CALLING (5/18/12)|
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|Monday, 14 May 2012 00:47|
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A King’s Calling: A Road To The Throne
Written by J.R. Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com
Friday May 18, 2012 at Red and Jerry’s event center The Beatdown MMA and The Rocky Mountain Bad Boyz held their, “A King’s Calling” event.
Main Event: Ricky Johnson vs. Ray Robinson in a 135 lb. professional title fight. Robinson landed first with a leg kick and Johnson answered in kind. After probing strikes from a distance each fighter threw a head kick and Robinson missed with a spinning backfist. Robinson got a takedown but Johnson controlled position on the ground, set in an RNC, put his hooks in and got the title winning tapout at 3:10 of round one.
Nick Laney vs. Sean Claffey in a 155 lb. professional fight. Claffey landed a stiff left hook before clinching. Laney turned him into the cage and the fighters traded knee strikes. Laney switched to dirty boxing to set up a takedown. Claffey worked to standing and Laney again got a takedown. From half mount Laney used strikes to set up a transition to full mount. With a high mount Laney worked hard GNP until Claffey rolled to escape the strikes. Laney took back control and worked for an RNC that was defended until the bell ended the round. Round two saw Claffey press forward with aggressive strikes to set up a takedown attempt. Laney defended initially but Claffey got it to the mat when they came off of the cage. From the top Claffey worked GNP while Laney tried for sweeps and worked palm strikes to the ear. The referee stood the fighters and when they restarted Laney immediately clinched and tried for a standing head and arm triangle choke. Claffey escaped the choke and Laney got a takedown to work GNP until the round ended. Round three began with a Claffey leg kick then Laney used a superman punch to set up the clinch. Laney dropped levels and drove forward to get a takedown into half mount. Claffey worked to standing and drove Laney across the cage into the fence. Off of the cage Claffey got a takedown but Laney set in a guillotine choke. Claffey escaped the choke but Laney got a sweep and the fighters came to their feet. Off of the cage Laney got a takedown and worked into full mount. From the top Laney worked GNP until the bell ended the fight. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Nick Laney.
Scott Grimm vs. Pete Baker in a 155 lb. professional fight. Baker opened with hard kicks and off of the clinch Grimm jumped guard and worked for an armbar. Baker escaped into side control but Grimm worked a shin choke from his back. Baker worked out of the choke, took full mount and worked GNP to set up the fight winning RNC at 2:09 of round one.
Rory O’Farrell vs. Bo Arbanas for the 205 lb. title. O’Farrell got an immediate takedown into side control but Arbanas worked to his feet, the fighters traded strikes and Arbanas got a hip toss takedown. O’Farrell scrambled, transitioned to back control, set in the RNC and got the title winning tapout victory at 1:08 of round one.
Javier Minjarez vs. Jeremy Hastings for the 155 lb. title. The fighters traded hard fast punch/kick combinations with each testing the chin of the other. Hastings scored a takedown and in the scramble for position Hastings took back control and used his GNP to set in the fight ending title winning RNC with the tapout coming at 1:45 of round one.
Zac Hare vs. Jenton Anjain. Hare opened with strong punches and Anjain answered with a hard knee. Anjain worked for a standing guillotine choke that Hare countered with a takedown. Anjain got to his feet and the scenario was repeated. From against the cage the action slowed and the referee separated the fighters. Anjain landed strong punches but Hare trapped a kick and got a takedown to end the round. Round two began with both fighters punching hard and Anjain dropping Hare with a punch. Hare recovered, got a takedown, escaped a guillotine attempt and used knees from the clinch to set up a takedown. Hare worked GNP but the fighters scrambled and traded positions several times with Hare ending in mount then taking back control to set in an RNC attempt to end the round. Round three had Hare using a punch flurry to set up a takedown and work GNP for the entire round. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Zac Hare.
Anthony Aguirre vs. John Maldonado. Maldonado opened with a leg kicking attack before attempting to pick an ankle. Aguirre defended and worked head control from north/south before beginning a GNP attack. The action slowed and the referee stood the fighters. They traded kicks until Maldonado shot for a takedown that Aguirre defended with a sprawl. Aguirre worked knees to the body then took back control to end the round. Round two Aguirre worked hard punches before sprawling and taking side control. Maldonado worked to standing and the fighters worked dirty boxing until being separated. Aguirre landed accurate strikes before again getting north/south off of a sprawl and working knees to the shoulders, legs and body. The referee stood the fighters and they worked from the clinch to end the round. Round three had Maldonado working kicks until the fight was stopped due to an illegal kick to the groin. On the restart hard punches and kicks were traded until Aguirre got a takedown into mount. Aguirre transitioned to back control and worked GNP to set up an RNC attempt that was defended until the bell ended the fight. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Anthony Aguirre.
Vince Contreras vs. David De Shay. Contreras landed big punches early then got a takedown but De Shay swept him and worked GNP until they scrambled to standing. On their feet they both landed hard punches before the action was stopped for a mouthpiece to be replaced. Contreras scored a takedown and worked GNP until the referee stood the fighters. Contreras got a takedown and again worked GNP while Contreras used an active guard to threaten with submissions until the referee stood the fighters. The traded hard head punches to end the round. Round two began with a superman punch from Contreras followed by knees in the clinch, then a takedown. De Shay worked in the scramble to get back/side control and he worked a prolonged flurry of GNP to get the TKO win at 1:40 of round two.
Dylan Oligo vs. Caleb Norris. Oligo opened with hard kicks but Norris dropped him with a punch and took back control in the ensuing scramble. Oligo escaped and the fighters went back to standing to trade punches before Oligo got a takedown into mount to work very strong GNP. Norris escaped and tried for a leg lock but Oligo escaped and briefly the fighters went to standing. Norris got another takedown and the fighters traded strikes, positions and submission attempts to end the round. Round two had the fighters trading punches until Norris trapped a kick for a takedown. Norris’ follow-up GNP was stopped due to an illegal strike to the back of the head. When the fight resumed Oligo scored a knock-down but his follow-up GNP was stopped due to an illegal back of the head strike. On the restart the fighters clinched immediately and Norris got a takedown to land on top then transition to mount. From the top Norris set in a tight armbar but Oligo escaped and the fighters were stood when the action slowed. On their feet both fighters threw strong punches until Norris got a takedown off of a headlock to set up an attempted Peruvian necktie. Oligo escaped and Norris worked for an head and arm triangle choke that was defended until the round ended. Round three had an immediate clinch with Norris getting a takedown off of the cage. The fighters were stood when the pace slowed and on the restart Norris was able to push Oligo to the mat and secure full mount to work GNP. Oligo rolled to escape but Norris took back control. Norris worked GNP but lost a point and the position when he landed a strike to the back of the head. The fighters again threw big punches and Oligo slipped to the mat with Norris ending in his guard. Both fighters worked strikes until the bell ended the fight. The scorecards were read and the fight was scored as a draw. In Colorado the rules stipulate that an elimination bout must have a winner and the judge’s decision was that Caleb Norris was the winner.
Kyle Dickey vs. Jerome Kellum. Kellum started fast and aggressive with Kellum showing speed to match. Kellum clinched after Dickey landed a strong series of leg kicks. Off of the cage Kellum worked for a takedown that was defended until the round ended. Round two Dickey initiated the clinch to open the round and Kellum countered with strong knees to the body. Kellum scored a takedown off of the cage and worked GNP from the top before passing to half mount. The referee stood the fighters and both fighters pressed forward with strikes. Kellum landed a strong punch/knee combination to end the round. Round three saw strong punches from both before they clinched and traded knees. Kellum pushed forward with punches but off of the cage Dickey got standing head control. Kellum got a takedown and escaped the choke to work GNP. Bailey showed fast legs and threw up a triangle choke then worked strikes from the bottom to end the round. The scorecards were read and the winner by split decision was Kyle Dickey.
Jeremy Bailey vs. Randy Rowland in a kickboxing bout. The fighters engaged immediately with strong punch/kick combinations with each able to land strong techniques. Each was able to keep a strong pace throughout the round and each showed crisp technique when clinched. Round two began with both fighters landing strong punches then both switching to varied combinations including punches, kicks and knees. Mid-round the action was stopped due to an accidental but illegal low kick from Bailey. When the action resumed each landed strong punch flurries to end the round. Round three was very fast paced with Rowland landing a head kick-punch-knee flurry mid-round that staggered Bailey. Each fighter threw fast, accurate and strong punch combinations to end the round. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Randy Rowland.
“Of The Night” moments:
Submission of the night goes to Rory O’Farrell for his very slick transition to back control to set up his title winning first round RNC.
TKO of the night goes to David De Shay for his GNP flurry to get the second round TKO win.
Fight of the night goes to Dylan Oligo and Caleb Norris for their fast paced, action packed, back and forth battle that has them in line as fight of the year candidates.
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