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#1 philofthefuture

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:00 AM

I've decided to compile my writings here for future reference :D


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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:04 AM

Syn 317 - Lightweights Collide PREVIEW
 
Coming off of the successful Syn 316 event (91863 in attendance), we now move on to Syn 317 - Lightweights collide. The event is filled with a number of great matches, featuring the main event of the evening, Naru "Käsi" Jarkko vs "The Spanish Assassin" Michel Rodalgo. We've got a lot to discuss so let's get this over with.
 
"The Experiment" Sven S Svensson (23-15-1) vs Peppu Reiska "GQ" MacDonald (29-16-0)
The first match of the night starts off with the debut match of two uniquely named fighters, Svensson and Macdonald. Svensson's last match was all out and ended with a draw while Macdonald now has a 2 fight losing streak and he looks to end it with Svensson. Svensson has never been KO'd or subbed, very impressive for someone with 39 fights already so Macdonald will really need to give his best if he wants to finish this rock solid Svensson. Svensson is clearly the better standup fighter and Macdonald is better in the ground. 
 
Prediction: Svensson by decision
 
Alexander Lansing (19-13-2) vs Rico "El Chupacabra" Dominguez (25-15-3)
The next match features two familiar faces in Synchronicity, Lansing and Dominguez.  Lansing and Dominguez seem to be on a slump since Lansing lost 3 of his 5 matches and Dominguez lost 4 of his last 5 matches. This match can either wake them up, or put them lower. Lansing is more well rounded with 6 TKOs 5 Subs and 8 Decisions while Dominguez might beat him if they keep the fight standing with 14 TKOs out of 25 wins. However, the key point here is Lansing has never been knocked out, he's got a damn hard chin right there.
 
Prediction: Dominguez by decision
 
Julio Quintana (16-5-1) vs Kirill "anakónda" Petrov (33-21-0)
This match is a battle of 2 fighters from the HEROIC fight org. Age difference? Quite large. Skill difference? Nah. Quintana who started off with an impressive record early in his career now lost 3 of his last 4 matches
while the older Petrov is looking to bring back the spark in his game by winning 5 of his last 6. The two fighters are almost evenly matched since Quintana is a stand up fighter while Petrov is a ground specialist with 17 submissions in his 33 matches. Will Quintana be able to remain standing up or will Petrov be able to give Quintana his first tap out?
 
Prediction: Petrov by submission
 
"MR. NAUGHTY BOY" Mickey McFinnigan (23-13-0) vs Thomas "Dynamite Kid" Billington (36-18-3)
Familiar faces again ladies and gentlemen! McFinnigan has won 2 of his 4 matches in the org while the older Billington has a record of 4-3-1 in Synchronicity. The key for McFinnigan is his outstanding KO power with numerous first round KOs, having 22 KOs out of his 23 wins, however, Billington cannot be disregarded that easily since he's only been knocked out twice in his career, and he has 21 TKOs out of his 36 wins. We can expect the fight to remain standing and it will be an all out war. 
 
Prediction: McFinnigan by TKO
 
"Gods Spear" Ansgar Axelsson (24-9-1) vs "Storm" Antonio Carlos Ferreira (23-7-0)
The fifth match features the Syn newcomer Axelsson fighting Ferreira, whose won 2 out of 3 matches in Synchronicity. These two fighters are excellent standup fighters so we can expect another all out standup match between them.Axelsson and Ferreira seem to fight a brawl since they only lost to decisions twice and once respectively. Who will be able to outsrike the other and make the other's TKO loss to 6? 
 
Prediction: Axelsson by TKO
 
Codi Gale (33-15-0) vs Sergei "El Fenómeno" Kharitonov (23-9-0)
We now move on to the 6th match, a match between Gale and Kharitonov. Gale will be on his 15th match in Synchronicity, with a record of 7-7, losing 3 of his last 4 matches, while his opponent Kharitonov has a record of 5-2 in Synchronicity. Gale looks to end the match standing up as he is an elite in 3 disciplines (Box, MT, Wrestling), but Sergei, who can either fight on the ground or stand up can mix it up and win. Key elements, standup for both fighters. Ground defense for Gale and Ground offense for Kharitonov.
 
Prediction: Kharitonov by decision
 
Shawn Kronburger (40-21-0) vs "RZA" Bobby Digital (16-4-0)
Next up, we have a match between one of the top ranked welterweights in Synchronicity. Kronburger joined Syn in 2013 and left for GAMMA in mid 2014 to join the Tycoon Olympics. He was eliminated in the 2nd round. He went back to Syn and had an immediate title shot against the champion Sklyar in Syn 314 but lost by unanimous decision. Meanwhile, Digital, who is making his Syn debut will look to climb up the ladder as he won 4 of his last 5 matches, going the distance 4 times in that feat. A win in this match can increase each fighter's chance of getting a shot at the welterweight championship.
 
Prediction: Digital by TKO
 
Leighton Matias (30-16-0) vs Blood Bane (22-11-0)
We now move on to the second Heavyweight bout of the night, featuring two Knockout artists, Bane and Matias. If you want a brawl, then you really must see this clash of giants. Matias with impressive sharpness and power in his punches has knocked out a number of fighters due to cuts. He also had a 5 win streak where he one by TKO (cut), ending 4 of the 5 matches in the first round (DAMN!). Bane on the other hand, has defeated 22 opponents, each win by knockout (DAMN!). Both fighters also lost more than 10 times in their career, and most of their losses have come by knockout. Matias' last 9 fights ended with a KO. In Bane's career, he just had 2 fights that did not end in a knockout. Come on big men, give as a brawl, give us a KO!!!
 
Prediction: Matias by 1st round TKO
 
Gonna "Get" Spanked (24-7-0) vs "Witcher" Alexei Surov (34-13-0)
We are now on the last fight before we enter into the main event! We have a great matchup, where two of the top 5 middleweights will clash. Two champions  will fight head on carrying their own streaks Spanked with 7 and Surov with 4. It is almost a title match, just without the title. Surov shifts weight from 170 to 185 often times, and has won titles in both classes currently the 170 lbs champ of SPNY. Spanked on the other hand, is a pure blooded middleweight, currently the 185 lbs SPFT champ, Let's see if he can take advantage of sticking to 1 weight class. Skillwise, Spanked has an advantage in the standup, but Surov can surely capitalize once he gets on the ground. This is truly an exciting matchup. The one who gets to his dominant position and stick to it will get the most awaited win.
 
Prediction: Spanked by decision
 
MAIN EVENT
"The Spanish Assassin" Michel Rodalgo (30-16-1) vs Naru "Käsi" Jarkko (34-13-0)
 
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Here we are now at the match we have all been waiting for. IT IS THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! It's the match where LIGHTWEIGHTS COLLIDE! Two Champions, 1 match, 1 title. Current SPFT lightweight champion Jarkko, ranked 18 P4P will try to take the belt from Rodalgo, the current Syn lightweight champion and ranked 76 P4P. Jarkko is the top ranked Lightweight and Rodalgo is ranked 7. This is an instant match of the night! Rodalgo has an advantage in a standup battle but in the ground, who knows what will happen. Both fighters with TKOs, subs, and decisions. A sign of versatility. A sign that says anything can happen in this match. We can expect strategic styles as to who can get the takedown and take control of the game. Bottomline is, this is a match to see.
 
Prediction: Jarkko by decision

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:04 AM

Syn 322: Curtain Call
Preview
 
We come off after another big successful event of Synchronicity, Syn 321 where Brick Tires remains the Heavyweight Champion by a brutal first round domination. The attendance was an outstanding 92593, garnering a rating of 1,003. With its continuous success, we are now ranked 1st worldwide and we hope to continue this feat as we enter the next event on Wednesday. On Oct. 15 2014, we will have Syn 321: Curtain Call on a weekday night. Even though no title match has been called, the card is still full of exciting matches featuring the top ranked middleweights Dragon Slayer (1st) and Tweedle Dee (7th). This night will increase each winners' chances of climbing the competition ladder and their shot at the titles.
 
Moving on, here is the full fight preview for the card.
 
 
PRELIMINARY MATCHES
 
Lightweight bout
 
Kamil Burczynski (13-8-0) vs Peppu Reiska "GQ" MacDonald (29-17-0)
 
prediction: Burczynski by decision
 
Welterweight bout
 
Jose Brandao (18-12-0) vs "Punisher" Peter Cabreros (44-26-1)
 
prediction: Cabreros by decision
 
Middlweight bout
 
Lance Domingo (17-9-0) vs "Begbie Franco (23-14-0)
 
prediction: Franco edgar by 2nd round TKO
 
Featherweight bout
Charles ""The Hulk " Autumn Hunter  (27-11-1) vs Quintus "Spartacus" Daedalus (29-13-1)
 
prediction: Hunter by 1st round TKO
 
Welterweight bout
 
"Black Water" Cole River (29-5-1) vs "The Flash" Barry Allen (24-13-0)
 
prediction: River by decision
 
MAIN CARD
Welterweight bout
 
"Thor" Eiji Kawashima (34-10-0) vs "THE NIGGA WITH ATTITUDE" Alexander Blaze (41-16-0)
In this match, we will see a match between a familiar face and a newcomer. Both fighters are known for their KO power but Kawashima has been settling for decision matches lately, with 9 of his 11 matches ending via decision. Blaze on the other hand has been outstanding, winning 3 of his last 4 with his new manager. We can expect to see either a KO brawl or a decision match, depending on the strategies of both sides. 
 
Prediction: Kawashima by Decision
 
Welterweight bout
Yang Tao (34-12-0) vs "Big Bad" Mk Ultra (43-21-2)
 
In this match, former champion Yang Tao will look to build his hype up again and gain another shot at the title as he lost twice to the champ Sergiy Sklyar. He will be facing the underdog Mk Ultra who is making his debut in Synchronicity. However, we can never underestimate Ultra as he is also a former champion from other orgs and will still put up a good fight against Tao at he age of 40. We can surely expect standup collision between these two fighters. 
 
Prediction: Tao by decision
 
Middleweight Bout
"Bishop" Lucas Bishop (22-9-0) vs Ramazan Temel (19-7-0)
 
These two fighters are very closely matched to each other. Records are close, rankings are very close, and both fighters might earn a shot at the title sometime soon as they are ranked 4th and 5th in Syn middleweights. Both fighters are also on a roll, Bishop winning 7 if his last 10, and Temel winning 6 straight matches. This is also the 2nd match for both fighters in Synchronicity. Skillwise, Bishop has the upperhand in the standup battle but if Temel can capitalize on a takedown, the match can surely go his way and give Bishop his first taste of a submission.
 
Prediction: Bishop by decision
 
Heavyweight bout
 
"The God of War" Vyacheslav Kalashnikov (25-11-0) vs K.J. Choi  (25-12-0)
 
We now move to a match between two heavyweight title contenders Kalashinov (3rd in Syn) and Choi (6th) and a win might bring them closer to the most awaited shot. Both fighters have the KO power, both fighters have the determination to finish a match so we can see an all out war in this one. In my opinion, Kalashinov has the upperhand experience wise as he is a former champ of the top org NGF while Choi has been stagnant in his career in Syn. Skillwise, they are almost evenly matched with Kalashinov having a minor advantage in the standup and Choi with the minor advantage in the ground.
 
Prediction: Kalashnikov by 2nd round TKO
 
MAIN EVENT
 
Dragon Slayer (25-7-1)    vs   Tweedle Dee (45-10-0)
 
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Now, for the main event of the evening, the middleweight champion Slayer will be facing his number 1 contender Dee in an exhibition match. Both fighters have been on the top 10 P4P and now are ranked 1 (Slayer) and 7 (Dee) in middleweights worldwide. This is truly a high profile match. Slayer acquired his title in Syn 313 from the former champ Charalabous as they go the distance. Now, he holds a 6 game win streak record. Dee, on the other hand, returns to Syn with a 9 win out of 11 matches record and as the former EVO champion. He will surely look to claim the Syn middleweight title in a title match sometime soon if he wins. Slayer is known for his dynamite KO power as he KO'd 19 of his 25 opponents defeated while Dee is known for his tactics and decision making as he has 20 TKOs and 23 decisions in 45 wins. Theoretically, Slayer has the upper hand in boxing, MT and wrestling but in MMA, anything can happen. Dee has upset a lot of fighters who are theoretically better than him so concluding that Slayer will win is absurd. Besides, Dee has a damn granite chin, getting only knocked out twice in his whole career. This will be a good match as these two fighters are both intelligent and talented. Again, who doesn't want a fight between two of the top P4P fighters is a match that we must see. Will Slayer be able to slay Dee, or will Dee be able to win as the underdog? 
 
prediction: Slayer via 3rd round TKO
 
 
 
That's all for today. Thanks!

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:05 AM

SYN 323 PREVIEW
 
Last Wednesday, we held Syn' 322: Curtain Call and still, we had a great attendance! Hurray for Synchronicity! Hahaha. Tomorrow, we will be having Syn 323, where we headline 2 great title matches, Sklyar vs Spanked for the welterweight title and Pietrzak vs Badger for the featherweight title. For the undercards, we've also got a lot to look forward to like Bobby Digital (17-4-0) and Tom Ryan (16-3-0) facing head on. I can see that this will be another big successful event for Synchronicity. Now let's move on to the discussions.
 
 
PRELIMINARY MATCHES
 
Featherweight bout
Walter "Israelian Demolisher" White (10-6-0) vs Kraal The Bouncer (15-12-0)
Prediction: White by decision
 
Light Heavyweight bout
"God's Worker" Jonah Sumrall (20-8-0) vs Aaron "Evolution" Edwards (19-9-0)
Prediction: Sumrall by 2nd round TKO
 
Heavyweight bout
"The Argonaut" Vangelis Kokkalis (19-6-0) vs Thomas "Dynamite Kid" Billington (36-19-3)
Prediction: Kokkalis by 2nd round TKO
 
Heavyweight bout
Jobe Nkemakolam (37-17-0) vs "The Kid" Deidara Zetsu (22-13-0)
Prediction: Zetsu by 1st round TKO
 
Welterweight bout
Keke "Hammer" Pummel (24-14-0) vs Santiago "Fancy Pants" Colon (15-6-0)
Prediction: Colon by decision
 
MAIN CARD
 
Featherweight bout
Jake Lamotta (46-20-0) vs Martin Philippe Njewel (17-6-1)
 
We have a great matchup here guys. The 40 year old Lamotta will be facing the 28 year old Njewel. Lamotta will fight off a disheartening split decision loss in his previous match against Jim Beckett, ending his 4 fight win streak. Njewel on the other hand is on his second Syn match, winning his first and ending his back-to-back losses against  SPFT champ Rainer Varvaskoukku and eventual Syn champ Bartek Pietrzak. Lamotta is known to be a well-rounded fighter, proving that he could fight in any manner  while Njewel is more of a standup fighter. Lamotta has the obvious advantage in the ground while Njewel has the upper hand in a standup fight. We'll see who will capitilize.
 
Prediction: Lamotta by decision
 
Featherweight bout
Matt Miller (37-13-1) vs Jim Beckett (20-6-0)
 
This match will be a comeback match for former champion Matt Miller as he lost 3 of his last 4 matches, including the title match with Mitch Heisenberg. Jim Beckett on the other hand is on a roll as he won 8 of his last 10 matches, placing him in the no. 10 spot in featherweights. Beckett has never been a champion so let's see if there will be a gap in experience. Miller will probably be the highest profiled fighter Beckett will face. The winner in this match will most likely earn his shot for the featherweight title against the winner between Pietrzak and Badger. A loss for Miller in this one will be painful in his value and will place him lower in the Syn featherweight ladder. In the overall skillset, Miller has the upper hand since he can fight anywhere but Beckett can gain the upper hand if he does the right decisions. This will be an exciting one ladies and gentlemen. 
 
Prediction: Miller by decision
 
Welterweight bout
"RZA" Bobby Digital (17-4-0) vs "Colonel" Tom Ryan (16-3-0)
 
It is evident that his match is a solid one. One look at their records, you can say that these fighters are indeed strong. We will surely see a streak ending in this one since Digital is on a 4 fight win streak while Ryan is on a 6 fight win streak. I think the match will be dominantly a standup fight but we'll see if Ryan will adjust since he has a slight disadvantage to Digital skillwise. Key for Digital will be his KO power and the key for Ryan will be his chin and determination, as he has never been knocked out nor submitted. These two great fighters are new to Syn and will look to make a name early in their Syn career. A win in this one will most likely give them a higher chance at a shot at the title. Expect a great all out match in this one.
 
Prediction: Digital by decision
 
MAIN EVENT
 
FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
 
    Bartek Pietrzak (24-7-0)       vs   Bucky The Badger (28-13-3)
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We finally move on to the first match of the headliners, the featherweight title match!!!!! In this match, top ranked featherweight Pietrzak will be facing the challenger (ranked 8) Badger. This will be Pietrzak's first Syn title defense and this will be Badger's legitimate redemption match as he was unable to grab the title on a draw against Patton for the championship way back in Syn 305. Skillwise, Badger has the upperhand as he is a triple elite in Boxing, Muay Thai and wrestling giving him a theoretical advantage against the champion, who only has an advantage in the ground (Black belt over brown belt). Badger is also a tactical type of fighter, as he fought most of his matches ending in a decision so it will be hard to finish him. Pietrzak should take this to the ground and work from there. We'll see if he can do that. This will be one hell of a fight. Pietrzak or Badger? You decide. 
 
Prediction: Pietrzak by 3rd round TKO
 
WELTERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
 
     Sergiy Sklyar (36-9-1)         vs    Gonna "Get" Spanked (25-7-0)
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And now we are at the most awaited fight of the night! It is the match for the Syn Welterweight Championship! Could you imagine two champions facing each other for the title? This will truly be incredible! Sklyar has won 8 of his last 10 matches, including his 2 title defenses against Kronburger and Tao. Spanked, the champion from SPFT, has won 8 straight matches, including his win against Surov in his first match in Syn, giving him an immediate title shot against the champ. These two fighters are too closely matched that they each have an advantage in their respective disciplines. They have the ability to finish or play smart, which will most likely result in a great match. Sklyar will most likely win the ground game and Spanked will have the slight advantage in the standup. What more can you ask for? Two fighters ranked 5th and 6th in Welterweights, 2 champions with 3 titles, fighting for the prestiged Syn welterweight championship? Whoever wins, he will win it hard earned.
 
Prediction: Sklyar by decision

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:06 AM

Executioner: Heads will Roll
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July 4 2015 marks the biggest event in Executioner history. With a sold out crowd at Credit Card Center, our heads surely rolled on that one. To recap, there were 4 title matches in the main card backed up with up and coming fighters trying to prove themselves. All in ONE night. What more could you ask for? 
 
Preliminary Card
 
Welterweight bout
 
Peewee Herman (268010) vs James Kresh (272116)
Herman proved why he's undefeated in the QFC through an 18 second victory against Kresh. Herman had knocked out all 6 of his opponents, including 5 which ended in the first round. He's got some power out there!
 
Result: Herman by 1st round KO (Strikes)
 
Welterweight bout
Alberto Contador (258196) vs Saladin "Quick Sand" Hussain (258019)
Contador basically dominated this one but failed to finish Hussain, though Hussain seemed lost out there. He threw so many punches and they didn't land. 
 
Result: Contador by Unanimous decision
 
Middleweight Bout
Phil Taylor (270415) vs Billy Tinkl (260491)
The 19 year old Taylor showcased how deadly his finishing capabilities are, knocking out former champion Tinkl in just 33 seconds! 
 
Result: Taylor by 1st round TKO (Strikes)
 
Featherweight Bout
Kristof "Cannibal" Sienly (260427) vs Derrick Jon (257698)
The difference in skill was just so evident in this one. Sienly had the match althroughout but just fell short on finishing Jon when he had the opportunity in the 2nd round. 
 
Result: Sienly by Unanimous Decision 
 
Heavyweight Bout
Mike Jursilla (264853) vs Magnus "Bear" Cross (258316)
Superior boxer Cross against superior Muay Thai Jursilla. This could've gone anywhere but as soon as the match went into a clinch, Jursilla typically won the match, who is now on a 5 match win streak.
 
Result: Jursilla by first round KO (Punch)
 
MAIN CARD
 
Superheavyweight Bout
 
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   Hulk "Mad" Smash            vs       Matt "Fondelier" Porcelain Punisher
 
We've got 2 outstanding fighters in this one. Smash, who seem too small for his division suprisingly finished 9 out of 10 of his enemies in the first round, all via submissions. Punisher on the other hand scored a KO on 15 of his 17 victories. It's a battle of power vs submission. Smash had an early cut but became creative to score a wonderful takedown after faking an overhand right. When it got to the ground, it was purple against white. It was basically over. 
 
Result: Smash by 1st round submission (RNC)
 
Featherweight Championship
 
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                                                         "The Real King" Mamad Mouba       vs        Jesus Montalban 
 
It's a battle of the young warriors. The Real King Mouba, the challenger, successfully defeated Jesus Montalban, the featherweight champion! It was one hell of a match where both fighters traded blow by blow. In the end, Mouba got the upper hand through his variations of boxing and muay thai. Because of their great performances, the match earned them Fight of the Night Award. All three judges scored 46-49 in this one.
 
Result: Mouba by Unanimous Decision
 
Bantamweight Championship
 
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                                                         "Silverback" Devin Jaqquard          vs            Arthas Menethil 
 
At first glance, you would say Jaqquard got this but Menethil surely didn't go down without a fight. Jaqquard is statistically superior against Menethil in many aspects but Menethil went all the way against the champion Jaqquard. As expected, Jaqquard dominated the match through his boxing. Menethil was only able to score 1 takedown but it was too late as it approached the end of the round. Menethil was also able to score some clinches but Jaqquard again dominated the clinchwork against Menethil. It was a one sided contest but it surely was a great experience for Menethil. Let's see if they meet again soon.
 
Result: Jaqquard by Unanimous decision
 
Middleweight Championship
 
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                                                        Arnavut "The Bird Man" Sevket      vs           Charles Carey 
 
After winning the Island Season 3 Middleweight division, Sevket took his talents to the city and still on a roll. He became middleweight champion of two organizations at one point after losing to Benvenuti in Highland Games 77. He went back to Executioner to defend his title against the underdog Carey. It was obviously a close call in a standup battle but in the ground was surely dominated by Sevket. Sevket scored 3 takedowns and showed some destructive GnP, cutting Carey early in the 2nd round. Sevket capitalized on that wound, dealing some GnPs to open Carey's cut even more. The damage was just too much. It was a wise idea to stop the match so as to prevent having a more disastrous outcome. 
 
Result: Sevket via 3rd round TKO (Cut)
 
Heavyweight Championship
 
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                                                            Clinton "Baked Fish" Offley        vs             Barney Gumble 
Short background. These two fighters have met way back in Island Season 3 (Highland Games 49) for the middleweight championship where Gumble dominated Offley via first round TKO.  They meet again for a rematch, but it was for the Executioner Middleweight Championship. Both fighters had outstanding records and each could finish the other as they have finished most of their opponents. 
 
Gumble began firing some punches but Offley returned the favor from way back by scoring a counter takedown and finishing Gumble in the first round via submission. A first round finish for a first round finish. On July 11, they will meet again for a rematch and we could safely say that this might end in another finish. Make sure not to risk too much on betting on this match. The match could go either way around. 
 
Result: Offley via 1st round submission (Kimura)
 
Special Awards:
KO of the Night: Herman
Submission of the Night: Offley
Fight of the Night: Mouba vs Montalban
 
Stay tuned for more Executioner Events!!!

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:07 AM

Executioner Get Chopped
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After that big event where our heads rolled, we might as well chop it off this time. To follow up a sold out crowd in Credit Card Center, we move on to the Liberty Dome. Attendance was a near sell out with a 4968 head count. The main event features the Executioner Lightweight and Light Heavyweight championships. Let's get to the match reviews. 
 
Preliminary Card
Bantamweight Bout
 
Mizzieko "The Ninja" Bestro (1-3-0) vs Oke "The Night Terror" Yagin (3-0-0)
Yagin shows some power by knocking out his 3rd straight opponent with some strikes. Bestro's now on a slump with 3 defeats.
Winner: Yagin by 1st round TKO(Strikes)
 
Lightweight Bout
 
Erick "Tornado" Clap (2-1-0) vs Reggie "The Constant" Wayne (0-2-0)
The second meeting between both warriors. Clap won the match again but now with a decision. 
Winner: Clap by Majority Decision
 
Super Heavyweight Bout
 
Otto Hauser (6-1-0) vs Mason "The Hammer" Hill (7-3-0)
Knockout artist Hauser faced Hill in this Boxing vs MT matchup. Hauser prevails in the 2nd round.
Winner: Hauser by 2nd round TKO(Punches)
 
Welterweight Bout
 
Better "Off" Dead (12-8-0) vs  Giacomo "Italian Stallion" Ysengrin (2-2-0)
Dead is known to be a KO artist as he garnered his 6th KO of the night award. Ysengrin is just another bad luck fighter who got in his way.
Winner: Dead by 1st round KO(Punch)
 
Lightweight Bout
 
Where Yo Girl (6-1-0) vs Fernando "Lover Boy" Diaz (6-1-0)
Got to mention this one as things have heated up between these two fighters. Where Yo Girl provoked Diaz and he proved his worth by winning the match. Diaz says that he'll be back after the next TWGC so let's watch out for this, knowing that Yo Girl will be having his title match soon. Interesting...
Winner: Girl by Unanimous Decision
 
The preliminary matches were fought greatly by these aspiring fighters. 3 matches ended with a finish, not bad to set up the main card. Winners might have climbed up their ladders, specially Dead(top contender) and Girl(6th).
 
MAIN CARD
 
Heavyweight Bout
 
San Terra (15-10-0) vs Tang Bang (5-3-0)
We enter the main card with a Heavyweight brawl between Terra and Bang. Terra is known to be a brawler, ending most of his matches in a finish. Terra outclassed Bang in this one, not letting Bang land a clean shot against Terra. He finished Bang with a bang in the second round where he landed an uppercut followed by a big right hand to the head.
Winner: Terra by 2nd round TKO (Strikes)
 
Middleweight Bout
 
Angel Face (8-1-0) vs Marcus Child (2-2-0)
What kind of angel would toy a poor child? It's Angel Face. He showed no kindness as he dominated the match against the younger Marcus Child. Face is next challenger for the title and this just happened to be a stepping stone for him. Angel indeed has power as he TKO'd his opponents in all his 8 victories and who knows what will happen in his shot at the title despite his evident inferiority in the ground.
Winner: Face by 2nd round KO (Punch)
 
 
Light Heavyweight Championship
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Hughtavious Mingo (13-3-0)          vs            Joe Durham (7-1-0)
 
The result of this match is very predictable. With Mingo, the champ superior in boxing MT and wrestling, all Durham could hope for was a takedown from Mingo or the other way around. Durham was unsuccessful in this aspect and the champ just outclassed him. In the middle of the first round, Mingo knocks Durham down with a big right hand and follows up with a monster hook as Durham was knocked out cold. Great power exhibited by the champ right there. Now he is up to face Jimmie Craig who earned his shot at the title.
Winner: Mingo by 1st round KO (Punch)
 
 
Light Heavyweight Bout
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Jimmie Craig (15-6-0)       vs        "the Monkey Man" Dieter Von Sprockets (11-5-0)
 
This bout is more of a match for the number 1 contender position. Both fighters have been to title matches and the winner of this one proceeds to face Mingo in a title match. Craig is the slight favorite in this one statistically and he proved it by knocking out Von Sprockets in the 1st round. Former champ Von Sprockets had nothing to do in the standup battle and Craig just capitalized on his advantage. Late in the 1st round, that 1-2 combo by Craig threw Von Sprockets off his guard and Craig just kept hammering so hard that the referee had to stop it. Not the best call for a TKO but at least it saved Von Sprockets from a worse injury.
Winner: Craig by 1st round TKO (Strikes)
 
 
Lightweight Championship
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Garrick "Off His" Head (7-2-0)    vs       Tony "The Wrecking Ball" Bullard (20-3-0)
 
The main event is an exciting match where reigning champ Bullard faced a great challenger in the presence of Garrick Head. Head proved to be a worthy challenger by defeating the champ in 5 long rounds of thrilling MMA. Both fighters decided kept the fight standing and focused more on strikes and clinches. This match could've gone either way around as the three judges score 47-48 in favor of Head. Head just threw more variations that landed specially in the clinch where he got higher efficiency than Bullard. He was also able to block 6 clinch attempts from Bullard which cost him some points. Overall, it was a great match deserving to be Fight of the Night. Now we've got a new champ on the rise and he's up to face Where Yo Girl who just earned his shot by defeating Fernando Diaz in a 3 round bout.
Winner: Head by Unanimous Decision
 
Special Awards:
KO of the night: Better Dead
Fight of the night: Head vs Bullard

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:07 AM

Executioner: Lace Up
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Yesterday, July 11, 2015, MMA fans head to the Liberty Dome as the sold out event Executioner Lace Up was held. With an outstanding lineup, featuring two title matches, a full 5250 attendance was attained. Lace Up features the third faceoff of the superheavyweights Clinton Offley and Barney Gumble. Before this match, each of them scored 1-1 and Offley was the champ going in this one. Gumble managed to pull off with the win strategically in this one, gaining some critics.
 
To back it up, recently crowned middleweight champ Arnavut Sevket defends his title against the challenger Angel Face. Undercards were mostly filled with interesting fighters, mostly bantamweights and heavyweights. There were a total of 8 finishes, including the top 3 matches. Despite having a not so good main event, our tickets were still not wasted. 
 
(Records stated show new records after their fights)
 
Preliminary Matches
 
Match 1: Bantamweight bout
 
"The Dark Destroyer" Nigel Benn Jnr (5-0-0) vs Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor (6-3-0)
 
Undefeated Nigel Benn finally proves his KO capabilities as he got his first finish in his 5 wins. Benn just destroyed Taylor in the clinch in this one. 
 
Result: Benn Jnr by 1st round TKO (Strikes)
 
Match 2: Heavyweight bout
 
Capital "C-Murder" Punishment (6-5-0) vs "RAVISHING " Rick Rude (4-4-0)
 
Punishment's desperation to get takedown pulled off as he quickly managed to get a submission as they got to the ground. Take note, he missed 7 of his 8 takedowns. Persistence pays!
 
Result: Punishment by Submission (Americana)
 
Match 3: Bantamweight bout 
 
Sum Ting Wong (7-2-0) vs Jasun Wharton (6-4-0)
 
Was there something wrong with the match? Yes. It was a one sided parade for Sum Ting Wong as he clinchraped Wharton who basically wasn't able to do anything
 
Result: Wong by Unanimous decision
 
Match 4: Featherweight Bout
 
Paul Teixeira (6-1-0) vs Kicky McLegs (5-1-0)
 
Teixeira (21) wasn't really on his best shape but he managed to defeat the undefeated McLegs (26) by submitting him late in the first. Very expected win when they got to the ground.
 
Result: Teixeira by 1st round submission (Kimura)
 
Match 5: Superheavyweight Bout
 
Rickety Cricket (7-0-0) vs Bio Hazard (2-2-0)
 
Rickety Cricket, at a young age (18) has proven to have a flourishing career as he bagged his 7th win in his early career, all via TKO. Amazing finish by Cricket.
 
Result: Cricket by 2nd round TKO (Strikes)
 
MAIN CARD
 
Match 6: Bantamweight bout
 
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Jensen Haye (7-1-0)                    vs             Kirk Lancaster (6-5-0)
 
Both fighters gave their all in 3 rounds but Have proved to be the better fighter as he had more efficient moves. Haye got all rounds but kudos to Lancaster for not giving up. Lancaster has been cut shortly after losing twice in a row. Not a bad pickup for a 20 year old (good chin and confidence). Meanwhile, Haye has been on a role since his only defeat in his debut match, winning 7 straight.
 
Result: Haye by Unanimous Decision
 
 
Match 7: Welterweight bout
 
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Luigi "The Green Plumber" Bates (4-0-0) vs Oleg Bartowski (10-6-0)
 
Overall, Bates has the advantage in this one and he's proved it by submitting Bartowski right in the first round. When both fighters seemed to fail in their takedown attempts, Bates went to a clinch and succeeds with the takedown. In a just a few seconds after the takedown, Bates quickly managed to get the submission locked on. Great performance by Bates earning him the Sub of the Night award.
 
Result: Bates by 1st round Submission (Triangle)
 
Match 8: Bantamweight bout
 
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Jet Hemi (11-9-0) vs "Dangerous" Dale La Grande (11-3-0)
 
Right off the bat, La Grande decided to bring the match to the clinch. It was a good move but Hemi started to connect a lot of punches to the head causing La Grande to lose control. That short right hook by Hemi shook La Grande up and he finishes with a powerful uppercut followed by a series of strikes causing the referee to call a TKO, eventually earning KO of the night honors. 
 
Hemi proved that records don't matter in the cage. Hemi came back from a bad career standing when he was 7-9-0. Now he's at 4 straight wins and got a shot at the champion Devin Jaqquard. They are bound to meet on EFC: Protect Ya Neck on the 29th so don't forget to secure a ticket. 
 
Result: Hemi by 1st round TKO(Punches)
 
Co-Main Event
Middleweight Championship
 
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Arnavut "The Bird Man" Sevket (17-3-0) vs Angel "The Real Deal" Face (8-2-0)
 
Sevket is the favored fighter in this one as he is a bit superior skillwise compared to Face. As expected, Sevket will look to bring this to the ground as he has the clear advantage over the white belt Angel Face. Sevket gets the wonderful takedown and barrages some GnP right after. Face tried to hold on and his desperation paid off when he survived a near TKO situation. The match got stood up in the last minute and Sevket tried to end it quickly but Face managed to survive. In the second round, Sevket had the same gameplan and it was just too much for Face too handle. 
 
The best middleweight on the Island Season 3 continues to impress me as he immediately defended his title a week after his previous defense. With an astonishing record for 17-3-0, he continues to knock enemies out of his way including the challenger Angel Face. Angel Face was a rightful contender and with only short breaks within the matches of both fighters, both have proven to be adjustable fighters. Great match for us, despite the short breaks, earning them Fight of the night award.
 
Result: Sevket via 2rd round TKO (Strikes)
 
MAIN EVENT
Heavyweight Championship
 
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Clinton "Baked Fish" Offley (16-4-0) vs Barney Gumble (21-5-0)
 
Here comes the rematch that we have waited since Executioner: Heads will Roll! For those new to this amazing rivalry, this is the third faceoff between both fighters, tracing way back to the Island. Gumble had the more prosperous career in the Island but Offley earned his payback last July 8 2015, making their head to head record 1-1, both ending with finishes. They enter this match with heads high as they aim to beat the other with fashion to make a statement. 
 
Right after the bell, sources say that Gumble looks to counter primarily on this one. Not really the best decision for the fans here but it's a wise move to consider that he lost in a first round submission to Offley. Gumble succeeded with some early counters and managed to cut Offley early in the first. A series of aggresive takedown attempts by Offley just continually gets stuffed by Gumble who focused on counters. When Offley finally managed to get his first takedown from the clinch, he desperately tried to submit Gumble who was leading up until that point. However, Gumble successfully defends against those sub attempts until he manages to get back up. Offley got his second takedown eventually but it was too late as the bell rung for the 3rd round. Later on, it all become a match dominated by Gumble as Offley's attempted keep getting blocked and countered, and his cut worsening as each hit lands. The match was stopped as soon as it got too bad. Gumble regained his title from Offley and looks to defend sometime soon.
 
It was not really the best match we could've seen for a main event title match. Offley was too aggressive and Gumble played too safe, that it ensured him the victory. Who am I to judge how they both fight. I'm just saying that the match didn't build up to the hype it built. Who knows if Offley chose to adjust his strategy in game and not stick to the checkmated gameplan? Who knows if Gumble and Offley went all aggression and we could've seen an all out match or a quick finish. Anyway. Let's just stay tuned for more Executioner Events to see what happens!
 
Result: Gumble by 4th round TKO(Cut)
 
 
Special Awards:
KO of the Night: Jet Hemi 
Sub of the Night: Luigi Bates 
Fight of the Knight: Sevket vs Face

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:08 AM

EFC: Bad Moon
Preview
 
Are your tickets ready for the next EFC event on July 18 2015? If not, then buy one now as we head to the Liberty Dome in New York for EFC: Bad Moon. The event features The champ Hughtavious Mingo defends his EFC light heavyweight belt against challenger Jimmie Craig after successfully earning his title shot title last July 8 in Executioner: Get Chopped. The main card also includes interesting matches such as Cross vs Wad, former lightweight champ Better Dead going up against rising star AK Kuwalski, and many more! A lot of interesting matchups in this one so make sure you don't miss this. 
 
Moving on, here is the full fight preview for the card.
 
 
PRELIMINARY MATCHES
 
Lightweight bout
 
Riley "Hipster" Molovgomedov (0-1-0) vs Ray Malenko (7-1-0)
 
After training for almost a year, Molovgomedov goes back to the ring as he faces a superior ground, Ray Malenko, who is now on a 7-1 feat. 
 
prediction: Malenko by 1st round submission
 
Light Heavyweight bout
 
Duane "Brainsmasher" Perry (4-2-0) vs Marcus Gustav (3-2-1) 
 
This seems to be a giveaway match for Perry as he faces a discouraged and less skilled fighter in Gustav. Gustav's chances are so slim in this one. 
 
prediction: Brainsmasher by 1st round TKO
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Tang Bang (5-3-0) vs Jan "Jay-Jay" Jedrzejczyk (2-1-0) 
 
In contrast with the previous match, this one is closely contested as great 20 year old fighters go face to face in this one. There is no evident advantage on both sides and both fighters might go for a finish
 
prediction: Bang by 2nd round TKO
 
Welterweight bout
 
Oleg Bartowski (10-6-0) vs Alberto Contador (7-3-0)
 
After a 1st round loss in Executioner Lace Up, Bartowski immediately accepts a match against Contador, who dominated his opponent in Executioner Heads will Roll. Both fighters almost at the same level with Contador having a slight MT advantage.
 
prediction: Contador by 2nd round TKO
 
Middleweight bout
 
Phil Taylor (3-0-0) vs Dean "The Spider" Kane (4-0-0)
 
Two young undefeated fighters go face to face in this one. Pure standup fighter Taylor will go up against the purple belt Kane. Kane has greater chances in this one as his BJJ skills are far superior. Taylor's MT will go up against Kane's boxing as they each have their own arsenals. It depends on how they play it.
 
prediction: Taylor by 1st round TKO
 
MAIN CARD
Bantamweight bout
 
Ville "Toto" Ahokas (6-3-0) vs "The Crown Prince" Arthas Menethil (7-2-0) 
 
Ahokas makes his comeback a month after losing to Lancaster. He faces Menethil who also will make a comeback from a lopsided loss against the EFC Bantamweight champion Jaqquard. Menethil has not been knocked out before so Ahokas will need to do his best and knock out Menethil before he takes it to the ground. Will Ahokas watch out for a takedown or will he go for the quick TKO? A win in this one will give him a boost in his ranking
 
Prediction: Ahokas by 2nd round TKO
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Ahti Kaleva (7-3-1) vs Garcia Vega (11-6-0)
 
TWGC Heavyweight champ Kaleva takes his talents to the MMA as he faces ex-island fighter Vega who's not been doing so good in his career, losing 3 out of his 4 matches recently. Kaleva on the other hand will look to take Vega down and try to use his BJJ advantage over Vega. Vega should watch out for that one and use his standup advantage over Kaleva. 
 
Prediction: Kaleva by 1st round TKO
 
Welterweight Bout
 
Better "Off" Dead (12-8-0) vs Aleksander "AK" Kawulski (6-0-0)
 
Dead continues his pursuit of his rival Tony Bullard, the current champion in the 170 lbs division. Dead sits atop the contender ladder but his opponent Aleksander Kuwalski is still undefeated with a clean 6-0-0 record. Kuwalski is not a gifted fighter physically but he uses his skills well and manages to get the wins through various techniques. This match is interesting because a knockout artist Dead will face a tactical Kuwalski, two opposing techniques. Great match to see ladies and gentlemen!
 
Prediction: Kuwalski by decision
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Magnus "Bear" Cross (15-10-0) vs Dick Wad (12-5-0) 
 
Two brawling barbaric giants face off in a match to set up the main event! Magnus Cross, 15 wins, 15 TKOs against Dick Wad, 12 wins 12 TKOs. Each fighter have proved to be of KO potential but Cross' 6 TKO losses can be a sign that he's not that tough against strong fighters, however his superior boxing can be a great weapon against Dick Wad, who at the same time has had problems in his morale for unknown reasons. At the ground, there is no significant advantage over the other but Wad can pull this off with his MT. With these situations, I think Cross has got this one and I think  he will win this with a great margin mainly because Cross' morale problems. A great way to come back from a 2 match losing streak.
 
Prediction: Cross by 1st round TKO
 
MAIN EVENT
 
Hughtavious Mingo (13-3-0)    vs   Jimmie Craig (15-6-0)
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We got a very exciting matchup in this one as Light Heavyweight Champion Hughtavious Mingo defends his title for the 3rd time. This time he faces his number 1 contender Jimmi Craig. Both island fighters have gone way beyond expectation as they ventured to the world level after competing in the Island tournament. Mingo sits high atop number 38 among Light Heavyweights and is now on a 9-1 feat. Craig on the other hand has won 3 of his 4 matches. Both fighters in good form entering this one.
 
The last time these 2 fighters met was in WC: Dirty Boxing 2 last May 2015. Mingo won with a quick TKO against Craig without getting hit! Both fighters have trained in their respective gyms and developed skills which may have not been present before. Mingo has a slight advantage in all aspects but it's not enough to count Craig out in this one. Both fighters have got the power and the technique to grab a win in this one so it will boil down to the match itself.
 
Will Mingo show dominance once again or will Craig avenge his loss to Mingo. Who knows? You don't want to miss this one.
 
 
 
 
That's all for today. Thanks!

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:08 AM

EFC: BAD MOON
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Last night, July 18 2015, we witnessed a sold out crowd in the New York Liberty Dome for EFC: Bad Moon. It was a great night of extreme MMA as we witnessed fighters finish off each other in the event card. We witnessed 9 finishes in one night! Who would expect that? Some highlights include light heavyweight champ Hughtavious Mingo successfully defending his belt for the second time, Magnus Cross beating Dick Wad, and Better Dead with an exemplary flying knee, knocking out the undefeated Kuwalski.
 
 
DETAILS
 
Venue: Liberty Dome
Attendance: 5250 (SOLD OUT)
Event Rating: 286.89
Finishes: 9/10 (8 first round TKOs)
Merch Partner: Big Bear Nutrition 160Q
 
PRELIMINARY MATCHES
(Records are updated)
 
Lightweight bout
 
Riley "Hipster" Molovgomedov (0-2-0) vs Ray Malenko (8-1-0)
 
Pre-fight prediction: Malenko by 1st round submission
 
Molovgomedov was able to win the clinch but Malenko scored a takedown and finished him right after.
 
Result: Malenko by 1st round submission (Arm Triangle)
 
 
 
Light Heavyweight bout
 
Duane "Brainsmasher" Perry (5-2-0) vs Marcus Gustav (3-3-1) 
 
Pre-fight prediction: Brainsmasher by 1st round TKO
 
Brainsmasher clearly the dominant fighter in this one as he outclassed Gustav with a series of strikes ending it quickly.
 
Result: Brainsmasher by 1st round KO (Punch)
 
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Tang Bang (5-4-0) vs Jan "Jay-Jay" Jedrzejczyk (3-1-0) 
 
Jedrzejczyk was the more efficent striker which lead to an uppercut that led to the TKO
 
Pre-fight prediction: Bang by 2nd round TKO
 
Result: Jedrzejczyk by 1st round TKO (Strikes)
 
Welterweight bout
 
Oleg Bartowski (10-5-0) vs Alberto Contador (8-3-0)
 
Pre-fight prediction: Contador by 2nd round TKO
 
It was a close call but Contador landed more strikes and defended 12/14 takedowns and did well defending in the ground. That must've cost Bartowski some points.
 
Result: Contador by Decision (Unanimous)
 
Middleweight bout
 
Phil Taylor (3-1-0) vs Dean "The Spider" Kane (5-0-0)
 
Pre-fight prediction: Taylor by 1st round TKO
 
When Kane finally got the takedown, he persistently tried to submit Taylor and got the win with an armbar.
Kane wins the battle of the undefeated and moves to a 5-0-0 record and moved up the middleweight ranking. He's currently 4-0 in EFC.
 
Result: Kane by 1st round Submission (Armbar)
 
MAIN CARD
(Records are updated)
 
Bantamweight bout
 
Ville "Toto" Ahokas (6-4-0) vs "The Crown Prince" Arthas Menethil (8-2-0) 
 
Pre-fight prediction: Ahokas by 2nd round TKO
 
When things seemed not to work in the standup game, Menethil moved to the clinch and sores a takedown. He takes a win with a great maneuver, the armbar.
Menethil moves back up the Bantamweight division as he looks to gain a rematch against the champ Jaqquard. He's currently 5-1 in EFC.
 
Result: Menethil by 1st round Submission (Armbar)
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Ahti Kaleva (8-3-1) vs Garcia Vega (11-7-0)
 
Pre-fight Prediction: Kaleva by 1st round TKO
 
Kaleva proved why he's TWGC Champion by locking in a Kimura so quickly against Vega. When Kaleva got the takedown, it was basically over.
 
Result: Kaleva by 1st round Submission (Kimura)
 
Welterweight Bout
 
Better "Off" Dead (13-8-0) vs Aleksander "AK" Kawulski (6-1-0)
 
Pre-fight Prediction: Kawulski by decision
 
Better Dead gives Kawulski his first stain in his record as he escaped Kawulski's takedown, scored
some in the clinch and delivered an unexpected flying knee to the temple sending Kawulski to the mat. 
 
Let's see if Dead plans to re-sign in EFC for another run at the title.
 
Result: Dead by 1st round TKO (Flying Knee)
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Magnus "Bear" Cross (16-10-0) vs Dick Wad (12-6-0) 
 
Prediction: Cross by 1st round TKO
 
As expected, Wad wasn't himself as he basically didn't try to do anything in the fight. He's got some
personal issues and Magnus took advantage of that, knocking him out cold. 
 
We see Cross getting close to a title match as he moves to the no. 2 contender among heavyweights.
 
Result: Cross by 1st round KO (Punch)
 
MAIN EVENT
 
Hughtavious Mingo (14-3-0)    vs   Jimmie Craig (15-7-0)
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It was a very exciting match as both fighters brawled with their full strengths. It ended in the 2nd round but both fighters seemed so exhausted in that one. 
 
In the first round, both fighters traded blow by blow but Mingo got the early knockdown against Craig. Craig was wobbly but he was able to reverse the situation by scoring a knockdown with a combo himself. Both fighters weren't able to capitalize on those situations but Mingo's got a cut after getting hit. When they have regained senses, they again fought like brawlers. Tough fighters indeed!
 
In the second round, Mingo managed to score another knockdown against Craig but refuses to go to the ground. He delivers more blows and the champion's strikes were just too much for Craig. Craig's sportsmanship was evident as he breathlessly thanked his fans despite his loss to the champ Mingo.
 
Mingo now moves up to no. 22 among light heavyweights in world rankings. He stands firm in his throne waiting for the next contender. It is possible that either Skunk Asap or Von Sprocket will be facing Mingo soon, or there will be a rematch between Mingo and Craig.
 
Will Mingo's feat be stopped at 10-1 or will he continue to dominate and reach the top 10? Stay tuned.
 
Result: Mingo by 2nd round KO (Punches)

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:11 AM

 USFC 53
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USFC 53 features young talents trying to make a name for themselves. The main event features the man who is seen to get a title shot soon, Mr. Universe going up against Chulainn. We also got some interesting youngsters trying to garner some wins as well as fighters who are trying to get back up on their feet. Be sure to get a ticket soon!
 
PRELIMINARY MATCHES


Lightweight bout
Jamal "Anybody, Anywhere" Mohammed (6-22-0) vs Paddy "Pride Of Dublin" McIrish (3-7-0)
Mohammed's been losing a lot early in his career. This might as well be an easy victory for McIrish if things go normal
 
Heavyweight bout
Arse Face (0-7-0) vs Gregory "Fists of Thunder" Campion (4-5-0)
Two fighters in their late 20s trying to put up a good fight. Face has yet to bag a win in MMA but we can't count him out as they are closely matched.
 
Light Heavyweight bout
Nissay Ramuo  (2-3-1) vs Kaye Wong (1-2-0)
We've got two great young fighters in this one with their versatility in MMA. Expect both fighters to try their best as they both need to get out of their losing streaks. 
 
Lightweight bout
Laverne "Lava" Reynolds (3-4-0) vs Victor Stoic (5-7-0)
You can't really tell who will dominate based on their skills but with Stoic's morale, we can say Reynolds got this one. Unless Stoic find's a way to get his confidence back up, we won't have a good match.
 
Middleweight bout
"Carnage" Cletus Kasady (1-9-0) vs Bosco "The Snake" O Neill (4-3-1)
Kasady seems to be a versatile fighter but he doesn't seem to find a way to get wins off his opponents. O Neill on the other hand has got some power and he's got a great advantage in this fight. Let's see if he capitalizes on that.
 
MAIN CARD

 


Welterweight bout


Oliver "The Arrow" Queen (4-1-1) vs Andre Haack (3-0-0)
We 've got two welterweights in the middle of the pack and a win in this one might boost their chances of going up. Haack seems to have an advantage over Queen but you can't say Haack got this one. Queen went all the way against a superior fighter when he got a draw against Romulus Veres in INY 44. Haack hasn't gone to 5 rounds yet so let's see how he plays Queen's granite chin.
 
Light Heavyweight bout


Jack McGuinness (2-2-0) vs Marius "The Terminator" Budawalski (5-2-0)
Both fighters are closely matched as they both have an advantage in their arsenals. McGuiness' two defeats have gone by submission and Budawalski has some submission skills winning thrice with taps. In a standup battle McGuiness has a slight advantage and on the ground it's wrestling vs BJJ. Who knows what will happen.
 
Light Heavyweight bout


Brutus Kowalski (2-1-0) vs Xavier David (3-0-0)
These two light heavyweights at the age of 22 have gained a lot of skills already. Both have developed skills enough to go on a competitive level. Both fighters are near equal statistically and basing on their previous matches, they both have power. Kowalski got submitted once but who knows if he trained his way out of that one. David, on the other hand proves to be a finisher so we might expect a finish either way. 
 
Middleweight bout


Sergiu "Hades" Petrescu (4-1-0) vs Alasdair "One Desperate Mother" Thacker (6-3-0)
With Hanolla and Good fighting for the vacant Middleweight championship, these two fighters are looking to move their way up to get a shot on that soon. Petrescu's got the advantage in MT but both fighters have KO abilities. Thacker's got a 3 fight win streak and this might boost him up a little. I would expect a TKO in the ground going either way in this one. However, it's too early to conclude anything at this point so let's leave it up to these fighters. 
 
Middleweight bout


Cu Chulainn (5-3-0) vs Mr Universe (11-1-0)
Another fight for a shot at the middleweight title in this one. Chulainn and Universe look to strike their way to the top of the pack. Mr Universe surely got some KO power natural within him as he's now got 11 wins on 11 TKOs given that he's not a fully polished fighter. With that said, we cannot use Chulainn's superiority as a sure call. However, if I were to predict this one, Chulainn's got great chances. With the right strategy, this could go easily go his way. Better watch out for takedowns because Universe sure is deadly in the ground.  It would be ideal for Chulainn to stick to boxing but if things go to the ground, it's gonna be wrestler vs wrestler. Things to mark would be Chulainn's 1 TKO loss (good for Universe's KO power) and Universe's 1 Submission loss (good for Chulainn's purple belt)
 
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#11 philofthefuture

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:11 AM

 

USFC 54 & USFC 55

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As we approach July 24th and 25th, we head on to Hard Knocks NY and Hayashi's Lounge NY for a 2 night USFC special. We expect a lot of people to join us in these events as we look at 20 exciting fights of MMA. One of the main events of the 2 events are Alex Morrow and Neymar Junior, where Junior defends his featherweight title for the 7th time and Luis Cruz going up against Jacare Romero for the second time. 

 

PRELIMINARY MATCHES

 

 

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MAIN CARDS

 

USFC 54

 

 

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USFC 55

 


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MAIN EVENT

 

USFC 54

 

Featherweight Championship

 

Alex "The Outlaw" Morrow (9-3-0) VS Neymar Junior (10-2-0)

 

 

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USFC featherweight champion Neymar Junior looks to defend his title for the 7th time against Alex Morrow. This will be a tough challenge for Morrow since Junior is on a roll, finishing his past 6 challengers, with only 2 opponents reaching the 2nd round. Junior's feat has brought him to the 90th rank among featherweights while Morrow sits at 176. This will not be an easy match for either fighters as they are almost evenly matched. Technique wise, Morrow fights tactically as he garnered most of his wins via decision (8 decisions of 9 wins). The champ Junior, on the other hand, uses his outstanding KO power (10 TKOs of 10 wins). This will be Junior's toughest challenger so let's see how he handles Morrow.

 

Prediction: Junior via 3rd round TKO

 

USFC 55

 

Middleweight bout

 

"The Mexican Playboy" Luis Cruz (6-2-0) vs Jacare "Scorpion" Romero (5-1-0)

 

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Two amazing ground fighters who met last USFC 24 will meet once again to bring us an exciting matchup. The last time they met, the match was full of reversals and maneuvers but Romero got the sub with a setup from a triangle to a guillotine. Now, both fighters sit at the top 5 of USFC middleweights and they look to climb their way to a title match. Expect an exciting match in this one. 

 

Prediction: Cruz by 2nd round Sub


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:40 PM

EFC: Protect Ya Neck
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PREVIEW
 
Let's all head to Liberty Dome, NY for another exciting night of EFC MMA in EFC: Protect Ya Neck! The card features a lot of great up and coming fighters with good records. The main event features the EFC bantamweight title match between champion Jaqquard and Hemi and an exciting heavyweight bout between former heavyweight champion Offley going up against undefeated Jursilla for a shot at the title.

Let's take a look at the fight card:
 
PRELIMINARY CARD
 
Light Heavyweight bout
Huey "Young Master" Gracie (2-0-0) vs Marcus Gustav (3-3-1)
 
Two different fighters with different styles but Gustav's morale might be a big problem here.
 
Prediction: Gracio via 1st round sub
 
Welterweight bout
Anaconda "Chomp" Chomp (4-1-0) vs Peewee Herman (6-0-0)
 
Sub artist going up a white belt and a good vs below average boxer. Ground vs standup. Chomp vs Herman
 
Prediction: Herman via 1st round TKO
 
Featherweight bout
"The Main Event" Conor McConnell (5-1-0) vs Jackson Ramos (8-4-0)
 
Skillwise, both fighters are versatile bt McConnell has a slight advantage overall. 
 
Prediction: McConnell via 2nd round TKO
 
Featherweight bout
Kicky McLegs (5-1-0) vs Buck Futter (6-2-0)
 
Hybrid fighter Kicky McLegs (MT-Wrestling) will face a pure blooded ground fighter in Buck Futter. 
 
Prediction: Futter via 1st round sub
 
Super Heavyweight bout
Silas "Albino" Monk (5-1-0) vs Rickety Cricket (7-0-0)
 
Both fighters have the KO power but at opposing styles. Will Monk's boxing be enough to beat the undefeated Cricket's wrestling?
 
Prediction: Cricket via 1st round TKO
 
MAIN CARD
 
Welterweight bout
Tim Pierno (5-2-0) vs Saladin "Quick Sand" Hussain (13-9-0)
 
NYFN reigning welterweight champ Tim Pierno clearly has the upper hand but in the ground he and Hussain are at the same level. He look to climb up the welterweight ladder and he starts off with the no.2 ranked welterweight in EFC, Hussain. A win in this one will give him a lift in his hype, close to where it actually should be. 
 
Prediction: Pierno via 2nd round TKO
 
Featherweight bout
Ali "The Headhunter" Roumani (12-3-0) vs Rafal "Fists like Rocks" Koks (5-1-0)
 
Great matchup in this one as two closely skilled young (age 21) fighters face off. Roumani will have his first comeback fight since losing to Montalban in WC: Dirty Boxing 3 last June. He looks to earn his way back to the title. A win in this one could give him a shot in his next match. Koks on the other hand is ranked 5 among EFC featherweights and is also on the chase for the title with his KO power. 
Prediction: Roumani via 2nd round sub
 
Heavyweight bout
Garcia Vega (11-7-0) vs Dick Wad (12-6-0)
 
Both fighters enter the match not at their best state, with Wad showing some serious morale problems. Skillwise, there is no clear winner and Wad's no.2 ranking among EFC heavyweights is endagered as he enters a slump. This is Vega's 2nd EFC match so let's see if he manages to grab a win this time. 
 
Prediction: Wad via 2nd round TKO
 
CO-MAIN EVENT
 
Bantamweight Title Match
 
"Silverback" Devin Jaqquard (11-2-0) vs Jet Hemi (11-9-0)
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And now for the Co-main event of the evening. The EFC bantamweight champion Devin Jaqquard looks to defend his title for the 3rd time as he faces his number 1 contender Jet Hemi. Hemi earned his shot at the title when he defeated Dale La Grande in EFC: Lace Up in a quick 1st round TKO. Both fighters are on their own win streaks (Jaqquard 5, Hemi 4), making this one an exciting matchup. One streak is bound to end, one fighter is bound to become champion. Will the champion Jaqquard use his superior ground game or will Hemi be able to outstrike Jaqquard despite his reach advantage. The outcome is hard to tell in my opinion.
Prediction: Jaqquard via decision
 
Heavyweight Bout
 
Mike Jursllla (5-0-0) vs Clinton "Baked Fish" Offley (16-4-0)
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For the last match of the evening and co-main event, the undefeated Mike Jursilla will face former heavyweight champion Clinton Offley. Jursilla enters this one with a clean 5-0-0 record, 4-0 in EFC while Offley will have his comeback match after losing to reigning heavyweight champion Barney Gumble. 
 
Skillwise, Jursilla's standup and how he will keep it standing will be the key against Offley and Offley's submission skills will be his. Offley must find a way to take Jursilla down or he won't have a chance in this one. 
 
A win in this one will significantly boost each other's chances of a title match soon, so this will be a crucial match for both fighters. 
Prediction: Offley via 2nd round sub
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:34 AM

USFC 56 & 57

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PREVIEW

 
With a successful USFC 54 and 55, we head on to Hard Knocks NY for 2 consecutive nights on July 31 2015 - August 1 2015 for USFC MMA. The card features 2 title matches. The lightweight title for USFC 56 and the Heavyweight title for USFC 57. With a great undercard and 2 title headliners, tickets surely be worth it, so buy one now!
 

MAIN CARDS

 

USFC 56

 

Lightweight bout
 

Bryan Mills (9-3-0) vs Vrej "No Hadouken" Nazaryan (10-3-0)
 
Two young, skilled fighters will face head on as Bryan Mills, a very well rounded fighter (3 TKOs, 4 subs, 2 decisions) takes on a very tactical fighter Nazaryan (3 TKOs, 7 decisions). Nazaryan looks to grab his 2nd USFC win as he makes a run to the title (5th among USFC lightweights and Mills a few steps below him (7th). A win will move them a step or two closer to the title shot.


Heavyweight bout

Butch Hoffman (3-0-0) vs Scott Parker (8-2-0)

 

Undefeated Hoffman will face his hardest opponent in Scott Parker, former Immortals Super Heavyweight champ who failed to grab the USFC title from the heavyweight champ Slade Traylor in USFC 47. Hoffman's 3-0-0 record is at stake and his only arsenal against Parker is his superior wrestling. Parker has the striking up his sleeve and can defend well with his BJJ brown belt.

 
Heavyweight bout
 

Lou Mazza (11-3-0) vs Soa Palelei (7-2-0)
 
Lou Mazza is clearly the underdog in this one due to his inferior skills and his terrible state basing on his morale. He seems distracted and this may lead to a loss. If nothing goes wrong, Palelei got this easily without consuming much of his energy as he makes a run for a title shot (he sits at top 4 in USFC heavyweights)
 
Welterweight bout
 
Charles Bolton (8-1-0) vs Arto "Stoneface" Blomsten (10-1-0)
 
Two excellent fighters with outstanding records go face to face as KO artist Charles Bolton will try to knock out submission artist Arto Blomsten. Will Charles' Bolton KO power be enough to put Blomsten down, who has never been knocked out, or will Blomsten pull off another submission knowing that he has a higher skill level in the ground compared to Blomsten?
 
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Heavyweight bout
 
Alistair "Demon" Spong (3-2-0) vs Ivan "The Siberian Express" Drago (7-4-0)
 
For USFC 57, we got a main card full of giants. First off we got two good strikers Spong and Drago. Power is there but Spong's got the MT advantage and Drago's got the boxing advantage. This will surely be a finish so keep an eye on these two giants.
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Fred "The Fredinator" Frederiksen (6-11-0) vs Brick Mansion (5-1-0)
 
An easy win for Brick Mansion. Frederiksen who doesn't have the best record also has low morale and seems to overwork himself a bit. I bet Mansion's wrestling is enough to take a guy in this state. 
 
Heavyweight bout
 
"Bang Bang" Cactus Jack (9-2-0) vs Saul "The Frackin Cylon" Tigh (7-0-0)
 
Two young up and coming 21 year old giants go head on in this one. Jack is the more versatile fighter but Saul is the better wrestler. Tigh's tremendous power led him to a clean 7-0-0 record and he risks it to Jack, who's been only KO'd once in his 11 matches. Expect a brawl in this one. 
 
Heavyweight bout
 
Diamond Dollar (6-2-0) vs Gerard De Villefort (5-3-0)
 
Dollar has a slight disadvantage in the ground but you can't discredit his 6/6 submission wins. The favored Villefort has the higher chances with better wrestling and BJJ. It all boils down to how they play each other. I'm certain a submission will be the way of victory.
 

 

MAIN EVENTS

 

USFC 56

 

Lightweight Title Match

 

Espo "Ninja" Jaksinen (8-1-0) vs Laverne Mazzola (7-0-0)
 

 

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For USFC 56's main event, we have a Lightweight title match featuring undefeated champion Laverne Mazzola going up against the challenger Espo Jaksinen. Jaksinen has an excellent 8-1 record, now building on a 6 fight win streak while Mazzola has a clean 7-0-0 record and he looks to defend his title for the first time. Mazzola acquired the title in just his 2nd fight in the USFC and now he sits at rank 140 among lightweights worldwide. Jaksinen is just a few ranks below, ranked 158th. 

 
Both fighters are capable of a ground game but both can also be good strikers. Jaksinen is more of a striker with some defensive grappling while the champion mazzola is capable of varying his style. With the right decisions, Mazzole might once again pull off another win pushing him to an 8-0 mark but Jaksinen cannot be counted out, he won't be 8-1 for no reason. I'd call this decision for Mazzola. 
 
USFC 57

 

Heavyweight Title Match

 

Vaclav "Wenceslaus" Mika (12-0-0) vs Slade "Skank Hunter" Traylor (7-1-0)

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After a series of heavyweight brawls in USFC 57, the main event features the title that all the said heavyweights aspire, the heavyweight championship. The champion Taylor's skills will once again be tested as he faces another great fighter, brawler rather, Vaclav Mika.

Vaclav's tremendous KO power has brought him to an outstanding 12-0-0 record with 10 TKOs up his sleeve. Slade Traylor on the other hand also has a good 7-1 record with 7 TKO wins and he's at his 2nd title defense as he faces Mika. Skillwise, Traylor is the favorite as he has received more training but who knows what will happen?

 

Will the champ pull off another win off another good fighter? Will talent be enough to beat skill? Will the challenger beat the champ? Or will the champ remain atop the heavyweight throne. Heavyweight vs Heavyweight, winner vs winner, number 1 contender vs champion. You wouldn't want to miss that one. 

 

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As announced by the management, there will be big bonuses for highest fight ratings in the undercard and in the main events! This will surely motivate our fighters even more. See you there!


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 12:37 AM

SPNY 269
Semerkhet vs Lopez 2
PREVIEW
 
We all enjoyed another night of MMA in the NY Liberty Dome last July 25, 2015 (Saturday) in SPNY 268. We witnessed 9 great MMA matches, 6 of which ending with a finish. On August 1, 2015 (Saturday), let's all head to Empire Indoor Arena, NY to see another series of SPNY matches. Book your tickets now so you won't miss a chance to see 2 title matches in a single event and a bunch of great fighters, mostly featherweights competing against each other. 
 
Now, let's go over the card for SPNY 269
 
PRELIMINARY CARD
 
Lightweight bout
Darren "Vampire" Bloodlust (3-0-0) vs Luke "Low Morale" Milner (5-1-0)
 
Two purple BJJ grapplers with winning records will try to outclass each other in this one with Milner having a slight wrestling advantage. This one may go either way.
 
Prediction: Milner via 2nd round sub
 
Featherweight bout
Andrew Olson (3-4-0) vs Sean Robinson (11-11-0)
 
23 year old underdog Andrew Olson will test his talents as he faces a superior fighter in Sean Robinson. Olson's chances depend if the fight goes to the ground.
 
Prediction: Robinson via 1st round TKO
 
Featherweight bout
Desean Bryant (7-7-0) vs Sean "Winger" Richards (13-9-0)
 
Bryant's 5 losing streak got cleared and now he faces Richards who is now 5-1 in his recent matches. Richards' got the slight skill advantage, specially in MT.
 
Prediciton: Richards via decision
 
Light Heavyweight bout
Stromile Farseer (24-14-0) vs Terry "The Mercenary" Smith  (23-23-0)
 
Both skilled fighters are evenly matched but Farseer's morale problems might pose a problem in this one
Prediction: Smith via 2nd round TKO
 
 
Middleweight bout
Dave Klincko (18-12-1) vs Emory Majors (21-22-0)
 
These are two very experienced fighters that are proficient in the ground but Klincko's got a superior MT over Majors so that will be key in this one. 
 
Prediction:: Klincko via decision
 
MAIN CARD
 
Featherweight bout
Nick "Fundamental" Evans (15-7-0) vs Ceasar Morgan (16-8-1)
 
Both fighters are used to winning but Evans' got a better chance in this one as he is a purple belt BJJ submission specialist with a better standup game against Morgan who only has his brown belt BJJ. Evans can grab some points with striking and try to grapple if he gets taken down. Morgan's chances are not slim though as he's a proven submission artist (12 of 18 subs).
 
Prediction: Evans via decision
 
Featherweight bout
Ichabod "Hessians" Crane (16-10-0) vs Alexandr "Mean Machine " Nikitin (8-6-0)
 
We've surely got a significant popularity and hype gap in this one as Ichabod Crane, who's got tremendous KO power (16 of 16 KOs, never been to round 3) will face a low profile fighter in Alexandr Nikitin. If Crane avoids Nikitin's takedowns, he can own the match with his superior striking (despite his 0 TKO loss record) but if Nikitin manages to do so, he can very well outclass Crane with his wrestling and red belt BJJ and submit him (Crane's been submitted 7 times). This will result to a significant hype boost if Nikitin wins.
 
Prediction: Crane via 1st round TKO
 
Featherweight bout
Keiran "Corky" Corkhill (14-11-0) vs Burley "Black Bart" Haines (17-5-2)
 
Corkhill is obviously the underdog in this one as he faces Haines, who's superior in both wrestling and BJJ. Both fighters have proven to submit opponents (Corkhil 13/14 subs, Haines 13/17 subs) but Haine's has never been submitted before, surely because of his black belt in BJJ. What are Corkhill's chances in this one? Not sure but it's certainly low. 
 
Prediction: Haines via 1st round sub
 
CO-MAIN EVENT
 
Light Heavyweight Title Match
 
 
Randall "Cobra" Cunningham (26-14-1) vs Alexandr Romanov (32-13-0) 
 
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And now for the Co-Main event of the evening, the SP-ICON NY Light Heavyweight Title Match! The champion Randall Cunningham looks to defend his title for the first time since winning it SPNY 265. The challenger Alexandr Romanov, also a former SPNY Light Heavyweight champion will try to regain his belt since losing it in SPNY 253. By the looks of each fighter's form, Cunningham looks splendid as he's on a 9-0 feat. Romanov's got some ups and downs recently as he is 6-4 in his past matches. 
 
Romanov is a double elite standup fighter but the champion is not that far with elite boxing and sensational MT. They could either have a striking/clinching match or Cunning could opt to use his superior wrestling over Romanov. If we talk about KO power both fighters have it (Cunningham 16/26 TKOs, Romanov 26/32 TKOs) but Cunningham seems to be tougher as he's only been TKO'd thrice in his career compared to Romanov's 8. Will there be a new champion or will Cunningham achieve a 10-0 feat and successfully defend his title?
 
Prediction: Cunningham via 2nd round TKO
 
Featherweight Title Match
 
Malakai "Scorpion King" Semerkhet (21-4-0) vs Pedro "The Monster Of The Andes" Lopez (13-5-0) 
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For the main event, we present one of the best featherweights of the world, Semerkhet (Ranked 4 among featherweights in the world, 50 P4P). He's a familiar face in the featherweight throne in SPNY (He's spent his whole career in SPNY). Semerkhet is a 3 time SPNY featherweight champion and he's defending his title for the 6th time since winning it in SPNY 237. His opponent on the other hand, Pedro Lopez has been a long time SPNY fighter and got a title shot once but failed to grab the belt.
 
Both fighters have met way back when Semerkhet defended his title against Lopez. In their last match, Lopez was too aggressive and Semerkhet found an opening for a guillotine in the 3rd round. However, that may not be the case now because  Lopez earned his BJJ black belt, which means submitting him again would be difficult. How the champ plays the standup game will be his key in winning this one, while Lopez's key will be taking the champ down and try to submit him using his superior BJJ.
 
Both fighters are finishers (Semerkhet 18/21 finishes, Lopez 10/13 finishes) so we can expect a great fight ending in a finish. However, both fighters are also tough, since Semerkhet has never been finished before, and Lopez was finished only once in his career and it was by Semerkhet's submission. You surely don't want to miss this one!
 
Prediction: Semerkhet via 3rd round TKO
 
 
 
That's all for SPNY 269! See you there!
 
 
 
 

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:49 AM

Insanity 95
Plexico vs Alzate
PREVIEW
 
After a very successful Mad Cash Tournament Finale, with a sold out crowd of 14,000, we've got a big tournament in the books. After months of preparation and execution, we've finally concluded a tournament with an insane amount of prizes (courtesy of Insanity and its sponsors). Well done Insanity! 
 
With that, we move on to our next event, Insanity 95: Plexico v Alzate on August 8 2015 in Madison Garden Area, New York. We expect a sold out crowd (20,000) as we look at a double title headline featuring the lightweight and heavyweight title matches. The fight card is composed mostly of lightweights trying to climb up to the title. We've got a great card in this one so let's get to business.
 
PRELIMINARY CARD
 
Lightweight bout
Roger Cantor (12-10-0) vs Virgil "The Violator" Dreesen (4-3-0)
 
Ground fighter Cantor meets standup fighter Dreesen. Their morales aren't at 100% specially Dreesen who's stuck in Tokyo as of 8-1-15
 
Prediction: Dreesen via 1st round TKO
 
Middleweight bout
Steve "Bells" Belliveau (13-7-0) vs Kimroy Hoo (7-4-0)
 
Both fighters are more standup oriented and can thrive in the clinch. It all depends on how they play each other.
 
Prediction: Belliveau via decision
 
Welterweight bout
Nick "The Buzz" Bentner (11-4-0) vs Ronaldo "The Submission" Souza (8-2-0)
 
It is a clash of ground fighters as Bentner faces the submission artist Souza (7/8 wins by submission)
 
Prediction: Souza via 1st round sub
 
Lightweight bout
Alfredo Barbosa (8-7-0) vs Tomas Marley (7-2-0)
 
Clinch and ground fighter Marley faces a superior standup fighter Barbosa. Let's see how Marley plays this one.
 
Prediction: Marley via 2nd round TKO
 
 
Lightweight bout
Wartooth" Harald Hildetand (8-8-0) vs Kang "Booze Tooth" Xi Jia (12-5-0)
 
Hildetand clearly the underdog in this one as he enters with inferior skills against Xi Jia.
 
Prediction: Xi Jia via decision
 
MAIN CARD
 
Lightweight bout
Logan Sackett (14-5-0) vs Norman Parke (12-5-0)
 
Both fighters are highly skilled in the ground but Sackett has the upper hand in the standup battle. Both fighters have a few KOs and decisions up their sleeves which justifies how they use their power and technique. Parke must find a way to take it to the ground or he's going to be outstriked by Sackett
 
Prediction: Sackett via decision
 
Lightweight bout
Darren Myles (17-9-0) vs Jingle "Jangle" Jingle (13-8-0)
 
Myles has got a high hype for someone of his skill level which proves how devastating his KO power is. He's KO'd his past 2 opponents with a single blow! Jingle on the other hand, the 2 time Insanity lightweight champ has never been knocked out and with his superior ground skills, he can outclass Myles and avoid his KO power in the standup and he might end up with a submission win and make his way back to his belt. 
 
Prediction: Jingle via decision
 
 
Featherweight bout
Yuki Takano (10-6-0) vs Boyko Kersikov (6-2-0)
 
Two former champs Takano (Hostility) and Kersikov (BFC) and two highly skilled fighters go face to face as Takano faces Kersikov. No significant advantage from either fighters but Kersikov's got a slight MT and BJJ advantage. Both fighters proved to be of KO potential (Takano 7/10, Kersikov 6/6) and both fighters have the chin (losses: Takano 0 TKO, Kersikov 1 TKO). We'll witness a clash of good featherweights and the winner might go up the title ladder with a win in this one.
 
Prediction: Kersikov via 2nd round TKO
 
CO-MAIN EVENT
 
Lightweight Title Match
 
Maurício Aurelio (16-5-0) vs Antoni Hong (9-4-0)
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For the co-main event, we have the Insanity Lightweight Championship! We've got 2 lightweights in the upper triangle of the fighter pack as Aurelio (ranked 47) faces the champ Hong (ranked 111). 
 
Aurelio is currently the number one contender among Insanity lightweights and after not being able to grab the title in SFC, he took his talents to Insanity and is now on fire with a 3 fight win streak within the org. The champ on the other hand returns with his first title defense after failing to win the Mad Cash 155 tournament and exiting in round 2. 
 
Now he's bound to face a very hyped fighter in Aurelio, who is a monster submission artist with 11 submissions up his sleeve. However, with Hong's superior skills, it will not be an easy submission for Aurelio. Aurelio will be in trouble if he does not find a way to take it to the ground as the champ is a dominant standup fighter compared to him. Let's see how this one goes. 
 
Prediction: Hong via decision
 
Heavyweight Title Match
 
 
Flex Plexico (16-6-0) vs Niko Alzate (14-5-0)
 
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For our other Co-main event, we look at the Insanity Heavyweight Championship as the champion Niko Alzate (ranked 20) take on the challenger Flex Plexico (ranked 94). This will be Alzate's second title defense after finally beating the champion Makarenko (who defeated him thrice way back in Insanity 18, 49, and 53) and successfully defending his belt against Roosevelt Coleman.
 
The underdog Plexico has gained his shot by winning his last 3 matches including 2 upsets against more skilled fighters. Plexico can TKO and be tactical at the same time with his 9 TKO 1 sub and 6 decision wins over his 16 victories. Alzate on the other hand is a monster all-around with his 6 TKO 5 sub 3 decision record. Only the former champ Makarenko had TKO'd Alzate so let's see if Plexico's KO power is comparable to that. 
 
Skillwise, the champ's got a slight advantage overall and I can see the champ will try take Plexico down because of his wrestling advantage. Besides, the champ is a known aggressor. This will be a good match so stay tuned. 
 
Prediction: Alzate via 3rd round sub
 
 
See you there!
 
 
 

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 10:58 PM

SPNY 270

Holgersson vs Vicente

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PRELIMINARY CARD

 

Welterweight bout

"Primal" Rage Kootz (16-20-1) vs Randy "Rock Hard" Tessin (4-3-0)
Will the veteran Rage Kootz get back up his slumping career or Tessin be able to grab a victory and end his 2 fight losing streak?

 

Prediction: Kootz via decision
 
 
Light Heavyweight bout
Krzysztof "Sweet Dreams" Ostrowski (11-12-0) vs Saint Francis (0-11-0)
Prediction: Ostrowski via 1st round TKO
 
Super Heavyweight bout
Randy "The Bully" Clapper (4-6-0) vs Reshad "Bring The Pain" Tartan (3-4-0)
Prediction: Tartan via 1st round TKO
 
Super Heavyweight bout
"BOOMSTICK" Stones Mahones (2-0-0) vs Gogo "Whore Son" Munjiza (2-1-0)
Prediction: Munjiza via decision
 
Light Heavyweight bout
Go" Phukyorselvf Uzannavabizch (35-21-0) vs Stew Sauced (6-7-0)
Veteran Uzannavabizch goes up against a high skilled 26 year old Sauced. Both fighters are in a slump and both could use a win in this one.

 

Prediction: Sauced via decision

 

MAIN CARD

 

Featherweight bout

Leeroy "selfie" Jenkins (7-7-0) vs Meyer Lansky (10-7-0) 

Jenkins seems to be in very bad condition as he is out of energy as of 8-6-15 while Lansky seems to be in a better condition. Both fighters aren't at their best but we can expect a closely contested match. Tactical standup fighter Jenkins (6/7 decisions) needs to keep this one standing if he wants to defeat submission artist Lansky (10/10 subs). Will Lansky hand Jenkins his 2nd tap out or will Jenkins' skill in scoring points be enough to win?

Prediction: Lansky via 2nd round sub
 
Super Heavyweight bout
Clint Barton "Hawkeye" (3-1-0) vs Itula Maafala (4-2-0)
Up and coming submission artist Barton will face the 26 year old Maafala. Maafala is inferior skillwise so he needs to find a way to outplay the more skilled Barton. With Barton's submissions (3/3), he should use his wrestling to take Maafala down and take advantage of his brown>purple BJJ advantage. 
Prediction: Barton via 1st round sub
 
Welterweight bout
Don Julio (19-12-0) vs Mikhail Rakhmanov (18-14-0)
The underdog Rakhmanov (ranked 480) faces the elite boxer Julio (ranked 78) in a battle of a standup and an all around fighter. Both fighters have won their past 2 matches and both are in good conditions. Don Julio will need to keep the fight standing if he wants this to be his win and for Rakmanov, he has to watch out for Don Julio's tactical fighting (14 decisions/19 wins) as he is used to winning via score cards. 
Prediction: Julio via decision
 
MAIN EVENT
 
Featherweight bout
Nils Holgersson (14-10-0) vs Felicito "Frankenstein" Vicente (9-6-0)
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Two up and coming fighters face off as the ground fighters from Sweden (Holgersson) and the Philippines (Vicente) look to  grapple their way to victory. Both are black  belts in BJJ, each move will be key in the ground. Vicente also has an advantage in a standup match so we can expect him to get aggressive with strikes. It will all depend on how the match goes to the ground, who gets the takedown, who gets the upperhand etc.
 
This is Vicente's first match in SPNY while Holgersson is a familiar face with 12 matches and 1 title match, losing to the current champion Semerkhet. Let's see if he can climb back up as he is ranked 4th among SPNY featherweights winning four of his 5 recent matches. Vicente on the other hand is in the middle of the pack and a win in this one will give him a boost in his rankings. 
 

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#17 philofthefuture

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:23 AM

 IXF 2

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Coming off of the successful first IXF event we now move on to IXF 2 this Saturday, Feb 17 2018. 
The event is filled with a number of cards fought by different aspiring island fighters.
 
 
Johnny Colt (25) vs Johnny Steel (25)
265 lbs
 
Colt will make his debut match against Steel in this 25 year old clash. Colt seems to have the slight advantage in boxing but in the ground, it would be a battle of a BJJ brown belt and a superior wrestler. Also, given Steel's recent energy issues, it remains a question if he will be prepared by Saturday.
 
Prediction: Colt 1st round TKO
 
Rodrigo Laranja (25) vs Miguel Salcedo (18)
205 lbs
 
Laranja, a brazilian ground specialist will look to take the battle to the ground against the superior boxer Miguel Salcedo. Will age be the deciding factor in this bout? 
 
Prediction: Laranja 2nd round Submission
 
Fernando Oreiro (25) vs Flip Quincy (25)
185 lbs
 
These two fighters last fought in Feb 4 where Quincy won by decision. Each fighter specializing in Muay Thai and Wrestling go head-to-head, leaving the outcome of the match unknown. Will Oreiro's chin withstand Quincy's Big right hand or will the match again go to the judges' decision.
 
Prediction: Oreiro by decision
 
Candy Routure (25) vs Android Twenty (25)
265+ lbs
 
Routure will fight his debut match against Android Twenty who won a first round TKO in his first bout.
The ground game seems to be even but Routure has the edge in Muay Thai and Android in Boxing.
 
Prediction: Routure by decision
 
Rod Hurricane (25) vs Johnny Truth (18)
205 lbs
 
Another 18 yr old vs 25 yr old bout. Skills wise, Rod hurricane has the edge in other disciplines but Truth is arguably the better boxer. Both fighters won their first bout. One of the key factors here would be Hurricane's tendency to get cuts and Truth's solid chin.
Let's see how this will go.
 
Prediction: Truth by 2nd round TKO
 
Rivera Naughton (25) vs William Scout (19)
170 lbs
 
Naughton a 25 year old ground specialist will look to submit the young, balanced 19 year old fighter in Scout. Both fighters won their previous fights by submission and Naughton clearly has the ground advantage. This will be a tough one for Scout.
 
Prediction: Naughton by 2nd round Submission 
 
Adrian Cikatic (25) vs Mark Henderson (25)
155 lbs
 
Each fighter comes from their own respective wins in their first bout. Henderson, will look to take the battle to the ground and Cikatic needs to keep the game standing up. The match will depend on how the match will be fought but I see a submission once Henderson gets his takedown successfully.
 
Prediction: Henderson by 3rd round Submission
 
Cj Weller (25) vs Medusa Grip (25)
170 lbs
 
Weller's granite Chin withstood his last heavy handed opponent so KO'ing him will be a tough one. Grip also had a good win against his past opponent showing dominance in the ground game. I'd probably go for Grip in this one once he gets the takedown.
 
Prediction: Grip by 1st round Submission
 
Eric Alequin (25) vs Middle Weight (25)
185 lbs
 
Alequin will clearly need to take this to the ground and capitalize from there. Weight destroyed his last opponent in just 1 minute and 11 seconds. Would Weight keep the match in the clinch or will Alequin find the opportunity to takedown?
 
Prediction: Alequin by Decision
 
Edgar Boon (25) vs Titus Juice (25)
205 lbs
 
For the final match, Boon will face Juice in this exciting battle between two Muay Thai specialists. Boon seems to be the favorite here given his KO power. He destroyed his last opponent in just 24 seconds. Let's not rule out Juice as he might play this one correctly and take the W.
 
Prediction: Boon by 1st round TKO
 
 
 
That's it for the IXF 2 Preview. See you there!

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:37 AM

 IXF 3

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Watch out for the back-to-back weekend IXF mania as we head on to Wild Bob's Bar in the Island this Sunday! Expect a series of brawls from outstanding young talents aspiring to be the top island fighter. We have prepared awesome matchups for you guys, featuring Knuckles vs Henderson and Fury vs Rasputin. Damn! Things are about to get nasty. What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and let's see some good MMA in here.
 
PRELIMINARIES
 
Anton Dolvoz (0-1-0) vs Donatello Vigoriano (0-2-0)
Carmelo Lewis (0-1-0) vs Steeve McQueen (0-1-0)
Joe Son Pierre (0-1-0) vs Big Man (1-1-0)
Randy Jacobs (2-1-0) vs Gordon Gooding (1-1-0)
Coreo Donati (1-0-0) vs Hunting Prey (1-0-0)
 
  MAIN CARD
 
Oro Lono (1-0-0) vs Akamu Kalani (1-1-0)
265 lbs
 
An interesting match in this one as these giants have proven that they are capable of destroying opponents in an instant. Lono and Kalani won their first IXF matches via TKO punch in just 9 seconds and 28 seconds, respectively.
Both fighters are each equipped with 2 arsenals. Muay Thai and wrestling for Lono, boxing and wresting for Kalani. We'll most probably see aggressiveness on each fighter so this is likely to be a brawl to end in the first round.
 
Key areas:
Battle of KO power
Lono's MT vs Kalani's Boxing
Kalani's Chin
 
Prediction:
Kalani by 1st round TKO
 
Cheese Daddy (1-0-0) vs Rafael The Ninja Turtle
265+ lbs
 
Grab your popcorns as we are about to see two 300 pound machines go head-to-head in this classic ground vs standup clash.
Cheese Daddy won his 1st match in IXF via 1st round TKO only after a single successful takedown. On the other hand, The Ninja Turtle went through the 3rd round and won by decision.
To win, they should be able to capitalize on their advantages. Daddy can be aggressive and if he gets the TD he will surely dominate it from there. The Ninja Turtle can be aggressive and get a quick TKO or he can also play safe and gas out Daddy.
 
Key areas:
Cheese Daddy's ground game vs The Ninja Turtle's standup game
Experienced vs Inexperienced
300 lbs gas tank
 
Prediction: Daddy by 1st round TKO
 
Ugandan Knuckles (2-0-0) vs Mark Henderson (1-0-0)
205 lbs
 
Knuckles has already finished 2 opponents in the first round (both have good chins) before he entered IXF and is about to make it 3 as he enters his debut match against Henderson.
Knuckles, is not named Knuckles for no reason. Henderson on the other hand had a successful 2nd round TKO win in his debut match against SF candidate. That match proved that he both has power and chin as he brawled with Candidate's KO power.
Skills wise they are almost similar with boxing and wrestling as their fortes. Let's see how these fighters play each other.
 
Key areas:
Boxer vs Boxer
KO power vs granite chin
Knuckle's clinchwork
 
Prediction:
Knuckles via 1st round TKO
 
Bobby Sands Jr. (1-0-0) vs Kazuma Onodera (3-0-0)
170 lbs
Sands came off of a 33 second TKO win in his IXF debut match. He became aggressive and took a quick score and finish against his opponent Dolvoz.
Onodera the number 2 P4P fighter on The Island has 3 wins up his sleeve, 2 of which by submission. This will be his first time facing a purple belt so he might have a difficulty submitting Sands.
This will be surely be a good grappling match.
 
Key areas:
Sands' chin and KO power
Onodera's submission grappling
 
Prediction: Sands via 2nd round TKO
 
Drake Fury (4-0-0) vs Georgi Rasputin (2-0-0)
265 lbs
Fury is currently the number 3 P4P fighter on The Island with 4 wins all by submission. He is clearly a monster in the ground, submitting anyone even fighters with high BJJ experience.
On the other hand, Rasputin is a heavy handed standup fighter with excellent punches and clinchwork. Will his strategy be enough to keep the fight standing or will Fury get the opening and submit an opponent for the fifth time.
 
Key areas:
Fury's submission grappling vs Rasputin's punches and clinchwork
Fury's chin vs Rasputin's heavy hands
 
Prediction:
Fury via 2nd round submission

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:08 PM

 
PRELIMS
205
SF Candidate (0-1-0) vs Android Twenty Two (0-1-0)
 
265+
Knarles Barkley (0-1-0) vs Bas Rutten (0-1-0)
 
205
Leroy Brown (0-0-0) vs Val Ewe (0-0-0)
 
265+
Babalu Sepultura (0-0-0) vs Rene Duchene (0-0-0)
 
155
Walton Neo (1-0-0) vs Wanderlei Filho (0-0-0)
 
MAIN CARD
 
170
Al Bear (1-2-0) vs Michael Escobar
Al Bear has had on "okay" start in his first 2 matches having a 1-2-0. Escobar on the other hand has been on a hot streak with 2 wins via TKO, claiming his first IXF victory against Lewis.
 
Key Areas:
Al Bear's Wrestling vs Escobar's MT
Morale issues of both fighters
 
Prediction: Escobar by 1st round TKO
 
 
155
Amari Dion (2-0-0) vs Mark Henderson (2-0-0)
Both fighters are on a good start with 2 wins up their sleeve. This is gonna be a good grappling match ladies and gentlemen. Dion has the edge in wrestling but Henderson has the better BJJ. 
 
Key areas: 
Ground positioning and strategy
Dion's morale issues
 
Prediction: Henderson by 2nd round sub
 
155
Tommy Doyle (1-0-0) vs Dom Mal (0-0-0)
Doyle won fight of the night awards as he took out Ugandan Knuckles in his debut match in IXF 1. It took him 51 seconds to get him sleeping. Dom Mal on the other hand is a well rounded fighter, showing some prowess in all disciplines. Let's see how he creates opportunities with them.
 
Key Areas:
Doyle's KO power
Mal's all around skill
 
Prediction: Doyle by 1st round TKO
 
170
Axel Foley (2-1-0) vs Jeff Spicoli (2-0-0)
Island P4P top 24 goes against top 50 goes head on in this bout. A battle of big guns in this one as both fighters have proven to have destructive KO power. Both are equipped with good standup skills so this will most likely be decided with a TKO.
 
Key Areas:
KO vs KO
Standup strategy
Foley's Clinchwork
 
Prediction: Spicoli by 2nd round TKO
 
MAIN EVENT
 
205
Edgar Boon (2-0-0) vs Ugandan Knuckles (3-0-0) 
And now for the MAIN EVENT! Edgar "The Herald" Boon will face Ugandan Knuckles! Boon won KO of the night awards last IXF 2 destroying his opponent in just under 17 seconds (WOW!). Knuckles on the other hand has destroyed 3 straight opponents in just under 5 minutes. What's more surprising is all of the fighters he defeated have good chins (Damn!). I'm expecting an early brawl in this one and I think this will end in the first round. Skills wise, it's gonna be Boon's MT going against Knuckles' Boxing. So excited to see how they play each other. A win here will probably bring them into the top 10 P4P! BRING IT ON!
 
Key areas:
KO POWER
Boxing vs MT
Standup strategy
 
Prediction: Knuckles by 1st round TKO

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:17 PM

IXF 4
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How are you guys? Are you ready for another IXF? Tonight, we feature you a bunch of fighters aspiring to be the next top island fighter. We got a lot of fighters already in the top 50 P4P in the island so this is definitely going to be a blast. Again, let's congratulate IXF for being the top organization in the Island right now. Let's keep growing guys!
 
 
PRELIMS
 
205
SF Candidate (0-1-0) vs Android Twenty Two (0-1-0)
 
265+
Knarles Barkley (0-1-0) vs Bas Rutten (0-1-0)
 
205
Leroy Brown (0-0-0) vs Val Ewe (0-0-0)
 
265+
Babalu Sepultura (0-0-0) vs Rene Duchene (0-0-0)
 
155
Walton Neo (1-0-0) vs Wanderlei Filho (0-0-0)
 
 
 
MAIN CARD
 
170
Al Bear (1-2-0) vs Michael Escobar
 
Al Bear has had on "okay" start in his first 2 matches having a 1-2-0. Escobar on the other hand has been on a hot streak with 2 wins via TKO, claiming his first IXF victory against Lewis.
 
Key Areas:
Al Bear's Wrestling vs Escobar's MT
Morale issues of both fighters
 
Prediction: Escobar by 1st round TKO
 
 
155
Amari Dion (2-0-0) vs Mark Henderson (2-0-0)
 
Both fighters are on a good start with 2 wins up their sleeve. This is gonna be a good grappling match ladies and gentlemen. Dion has the edge in wrestling but Henderson has the better BJJ. 
 
Key areas: 
Ground positioning and strategy
Dion's morale issues
 
Prediction: Henderson by 2nd round sub
 
155
Tommy Doyle (1-0-0) vs Dom Mal (0-0-0)
 
Doyle won fight of the night awards as he took out Ugandan Knuckles in his debut match in IXF 1. It took him 51 seconds to get him sleeping. Dom Mal on the other hand is a well rounded fighter, showing some prowess in all disciplines. Let's see how he creates opportunities with them.
 
Key Areas:
Doyle's KO power
Mal's all around skill
 
Prediction: Doyle by 1st round TKO
 
170
Axel Foley (2-1-0) vs Jeff Spicoli (2-0-0)
 
Island P4P top 24 goes against top 50 goes head on in this bout. A battle of big guns in this one as both fighters have proven to have destructive KO power. Both are equipped with good standup skills so this will most likely be decided with a TKO.
 
Key Areas:
KO vs KO
Standup strategy
Foley's Clinchwork
 
Prediction: Spicoli by 2nd round TKO
 
MAIN EVENT
 
 
Edgar Boon (2-0-0) vs Ugandan Knuckles (3-0-0) 
205 lbs
 
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And now for the MAIN EVENT! Edgar "The Herald" Boon (18 P4P) will face Ugandan Knuckles (19 P4P)! Boon won KO of the night awards last IXF 2 destroying his opponent in just under 17 seconds (WOW!). Knuckles on the other hand has destroyed 3 straight opponents in just under 5 minutes. What's more surprising is all of the fighters he defeated have good chins (Damn!). I'm expecting an early brawl in this one and I think this will end in the first round. Skills wise, it's gonna be Boon's MT going against Knuckles' Boxing. So excited to see how they play each other. A win here will probably bring them into the top 10 P4P! BRING IT ON!
 
Key areas:
KO POWER
Boxing vs MT
Standup strategy
 
Prediction: Knuckles by 1st round TKO

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