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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:48 PM

Fortitude FC, in conjunction with RISSA LLC and 10 Percent Laundry, was proud to bring you this mixed martial arts show. FFC 17: Barfot vs De Oliveira was a mixed martial arts event held on August 30, 2014 at the Hard Knocks Casino & Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

 

 

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Babi Ala vs Gustavo Oliveira

Round 1 – Despite his gigantic size and reach advantage, Babi Ala completed a ton of takedowns in this round. On the ground, Ala was mostly trying to out wrestle Oliveira. When the fight would get stood up, Ala would land with some strikes and then initiate another takedown. Oliveira received a cut in this round.

 

Round 2 – In a repeat of the first round, Babi Ala dominated the round with his wrestling, scored points on the feet with his boxing, and left little room for retaliation from his opponent. Gustavo attempted, and failed to achieve, a submission near the end of the round.

 

Round 3 – More of the same: Ala scoring takedowns, advancing, standing back up, scoring with some patty-cake slaps, scoring another takedown. Rinse and repeat. Oliveira did manage to get on top and stall for a standup a couple of times but he just couldn't handle the offensive wrestling of Babi Ala.

Outcome – Babi Ala def. Gustavo Oliveira via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).

 

(Light-heavyweight Division) Kyle Babcock vs Henrique Tavares

Round 1 – Early in the round, Kyle Babock was very aggressive, swinging wildly on Henrique Tavares before shoving him against the cage for a little clinch action. Against the cage, Babcock was still swinging like crazy, tagging his foe with punch after punch. Henrique Tavares saw an opportunity to escape the clinch and he took it. Back at a range, he started firing back, cutting his opponent quickly. In the best exchanges of the round, Tavares put Babcock down with hard punches that put Babcock on queer street. Kyle Babcock managed to survive the round, however, so he obviously has some heart.

 

Round 2 – The first half of this round took place in the clinch with Tavares dominating Babcock with his dirty boxing. Once they got back out of the clinch, the boxing of Henrique Tavares started to wear on Babcock who suddenly had no answers for it.

 

Round 3 – A profusely bleeding Kyle Babcock scored an early takedown and was working his ground and pound, a much needed reprieve from the striking exchanges from before. The relentless Henrique Tavares managed to get to his feet and tagged Babcock with punches, the final one turning off the lights and putting Kyle Babcock to bed.

Outcome – Henrique Tavares def. Kyle Babcock via KO (Punches) at 1:20 of round 3.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Gustavo Miranda vs Royler Gracie

Round 1 – Royler Gracie scored with an immediate takedown and began his hunt for a submission. Miranda was pushing and staying active from the bottom- during a failed leg lock, Miranda scored a sweep and ended up in the closed guard of Royler Gracie. Miranda pushed and got into half guard for a time but Gracie got himself back into full guard. After a failed armbar from Miranda, Gracie scrambled his way back to his feet. Royler Gracie took Miranda back to the ground and the two brown belts continued to battle for position. At about three minutes into the round, Royler Gracie made a tremendous mistake: he managed to get to full mount on top of Miranda and then abruptly got to his feet. Poor sliders were playing as big a part in the success of Royler Gracie as the poor gas tank on Miranda. Gracie closed out the first round attempting a fruitless submission.

 

Round 2 – Despite being seemingly exhausted, Gustavo Miranda scored a takedown straight out of the gate. After watching the two brown belts hold each other for a minute and a half, the referee yawned and stood the fighters up. Gracie scored an immediate takedown, held on tight, and then got to his feet. And then scored another takedown and held on. Then the referee stood the fighters back up. And then Gracie took Miranda back down. Miranda flopped on a submission attempt, allowing Gracie to slide into side control... and hold on.

 

Round 3 – Gustavo Miranda scored the first takedown of the round... Gracie failed a couple of submission attempts and then the two exhausted brown belts laid motionless for another minute, forcing a referee standup. Miranda scored another takedown into the half guard of Gracie, held on, and forced a referee standup. Gracie scored a takedown, held on, and forced a referee standup. If you're enjoying reading this then we can't be friends. Long story short: the two fighters took turns doing nothing on top until the end of the round.

Outcome – Royler Gracie def. Gustavo Miranda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-28, 30-27).

 

(Welterweight Division) Egidiusz Nowakowski vs Hugo Churchill

Round 1 – Eddie Nova landed an early takedown and controlled the pace and position for several minutes while attempting multiple submissions. The third failed submission saw Hugo Churchill find land himself on top of Eddie Nova in the advantage position. Despite pushing to advance position or get a submission, Eddie Nova found himself stalled out beneath Churchill until the referee stood them up at just over four minutes into the fight. Churchill scored with a late takedown and held on to close out the round.

 

Round 2 – Eddie Nova nailed a quick takedown and had to work very hard to control the wily Churchill beneath him. Eventually the referee, having consumed a large dose of boredom in the fight before this one, said “oh, hell no” and stood the fighters up... and Churchill scored a counter takedown right back into the guard of Eddie Nova. The exasperated referee slumped and watched the “action”. The two fighters teetered on the edge of excitement for several minutes before the referee stood them back up... and Churchill scored a counter takedown into the closed guard of Eddie Nova, again. Churchill closed out the round holding on.

 

Round 3 – In the final round of this barn burner (because if this fight happened in a barn, a spectator would have burned the joint to the ground), Eddie Nova failed with a takedown attempt... and Hugo Churchill scored a counter takedown into side control. Eddie Nova managed to reverse the position and lay in guard until the referee stood the fighters up... and Churchill scored a counter takedown into the closed guard of Eddie Nova. Again. After a few almost submissions, the fighters held on until the referee stood the fighters up. And Churchill took Nova down to close out the round. The judges said “Uh, that guy won” and pointed without looking.

Outcome – Hugo Churchill def. Egidiusz Nowakowski via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

 

(Light-heavyweight Division) Bryce Reynolds vs Steve Orvel

Round 1 – Early in the fight, Steve Orvel wanted very badly to score a takedown but it was the Muay Thai stylist, Bryce Reynolds, who was finding success in his attacks. Reynolds scored with multiple kicks to the body of the Jiu-Jitsu brown belt before engaging him in the clinch. Steve Orvel avoided taking any damage from this disadvantaged position and managed to reverse his fortune with a takedown halfway through the round. On the ground, it was all Steve Orvel who worked diligently to steal back the round, throwing out half a dozen submission attempts, giving up his positioning in the scrambles. Bryce Reynolds stole this round for sure.

 

Round 2 – Reynolds missed with his attempted kicks and succumbed to an early takedown from the grappler. Steve Orvel attempted three submissions, catching Bryce Reynolds in an arm triangle choke from side control. After the fight, Steve Orvel used all of his practiced English to plead his case for a shot at the light-heavyweight championship.

Outcome – Steve Orvel def. Bryce Reynolds via Submission (Arm Triangle) at 1:23 of round 2.

 

(Light-heavyweight Division) Derek Burns vs Damien Bishop

Round 1 – Both of these heavy handed sluggers came out swinging wildly, trying to connect with anything. It was Derek Burns who was finding success, landing strikes. He weathered the early storm of Damien Bishop and then took control, landing with a flurry of blows that felled the smaller man and put him on his back, eating shots. The referee stepped in to save him from receiving any more harm.

Outcome – Derek Burns def. Damien Bishop via TKO (Strikes) at 0:55 of round 1.

 

(Middleweight Division) Grey Wolf vs Jermain Leaseau

Round 1 – The first half of this round showcased the aggressive striking of Grey Wolf. One thing you know to expect in a Grey Wolf fight is that he is going to come forward and throw everything he has at you right out of the gate; that's who he is and he can't fight any other way. Wolf landed hard shots that put Jermain on his back and in trouble. To his credit, Jermain Leasau survived, got back to his feet, and scored a power takedown by ducking under a wild swing from his bloodthirsty foe. Jermain Leasau, cuts opened on his face, blood pouring off of him in a torrents of red, managed to keep the former champion on the ground and even took his back to close out the round. Still, this was a huge round for Grey Wolf.

 

Round 2 – Leaseau couldn't have wanted to wrestle any harder than he did. He tried to clinch with Wolf, nothing, tried to take Wolf down, nothing. Grey Wolf, meanwhile, was dropping heavy bombs with every passing second until one put Leaseau out of the fight for good. All the credit in the world can go to Leaseau for hanging in there in that first round but he was outclassed by a veteran former world champion.

Outcome – Grey Wolf def. Jermain Leaseau via KO (Punches) at 0:32 of round 2.

 

(Welterweight Division, Championship bout) Ville Paakkari© vs Kaz Yago

Round 1 The Reigning Champion came out very aggressive early, trading punches with the Heavy Handed Challenger, before clinching with him. Along the cage, Paakkari landed shots and managed to stay on his feet as Yago tried to pull guard. When the two fighters broke off and started to fight at a distance again, Paakkari seemed to rock Yago with a head kick, but nothing came of it. The two fighters clinched again and Yago successfully pulled guard. Kaz Yago has an elite submission game so the Welterweight Champion was in all kinds of trouble- unfortunately for The Challenger, the round ended before he could get to work.

 

Round 2 The two fighters traded heavy shots before The Champion initiated another clinch. They battled for position along the cage for several minutes with Paakkari landing shots and Yago trying to pull guard. At the four minute mark, Yago got his wish: he pulled Paakkari into his guard and began working for a submission. Despite having Paakkari in a good position, this was another big round for The Champion.

 

Round 3 Paakkari wasted no time in clinching this time went to work with the dirty boxing. This time, Yago would find no reprieve with a takedown. Paakkari tagged Yago with a series of heavy shots near the end of the round that put his Challenger out for the count, forcing a referee stoppage.

Outcome – Ville Paakkari def. Kaz Yago via TKO (Strikes) at 3:49 of round 3 to retain the undisputed Fortitude FC Welterweight Championship of the world!

 

(Light-heavyweight Division, Championship bout) George Pierre Hennard© vs Kristan Maruyama

Round 1The wrestling prowess of the Light-heavyweight Champion was on full display in this round. He clinched with Maruyama but didn't enjoy the position as The Challenger landed a few sharp elbows. GPH broke free from the clinch and instead took Maruyama to the ground. George sat in the closed guard of Maruyama, avoided danger, and controlled until the referee stood the fighters up for inactivity. The fighters clinched off of a failed takedown attempt. Once again, the elbows of Maruyama put Hennard in an uncomfortable position so Hennard scored another takedown. This time around, Kristan Maruyama was very aggressive off of his back; Kristan Maruyama worked diligently to land a submission. Late in the round, Kristan Maruyama landed a quick sweep and found himself in the guard of the Champion. Hennard worked for a submission off of his back and Maruyama passed into half guard. The round ended before Maruyama could do anything with the dominant position on the ground.

 

Round 2 Hennard clinched, pushed off, and failed a couple of times to score off of telegraphed takedowns. Kristan Maruyama scored his first takedown of the fight! Kristan Maruyama tried to advance position and George Pierre Hennard hit a sweep, reversing The Challenger's momentum. Hennard advanced to side control and then mounted! Hennard worked for three different submissions but settled to control until the referee stood them back up.

 

Round 3GPH clinched with Maruyama and scored a trip takedown into his guard. George Pierre pushes through to side control and mounts the title challenger once again. The Champion gives up his dominant position in his hunt for a submission- he finds himself controlling in side mount before mounting again. In his haste to escape the position, Kristan Maruyama gives up his back and the Light-heavyweight Champion locks in a rear naked choke with both hooks in.

OutcomeGeorge Pierre Hennard def. Kristan Maruyama via Submission (RNC) at 4:32 of round 3 to retain the Undisputed Fortitude FC Light-heavyweight Championship of the world!

 

(Heavyweight Division, Championship bout) Magnus Barfot© vs Thiago Santana De Oliveira

Round 1The two fighters clinched early off of a failed takedown from De Oliveira. However, when the Heavyweight Champion started landing shots to the body of the Challenger, De Oliveira noped out of the clinch. The Viking went to work immediately, aggressively landing punch after punch, kicks to the leg and body. Not even a minute into the round, De Oliveira started wilting under the pressure of Barfot's aggression. Bloody and battered, De Oliveira went down just under two minutes into the fight. And just like that, Thiago Santana De Oliveira became the twelfth man in four years to have fallen before the fury of The Savage.

OutcomeMagnus Barfot def. Thiago Santana De Oliveira via KO (Punch) at 1:57 of round 1 to retain the Undisputed Fortitude FC Heavyweight Championship of the world!

 

 

[After Action Report]

 

Fight of the Night: Ville Paakkari vs Kaz Yago

Knockout of the Night: Magnus Barfot (duh)

Submission of the Night: Steve Orvel

 

Fortitude FC Records (As of 8/30/14)

 

Most Victories in Org: Tadeusz Ostrowski (6)

 

Most (T)KO victories: Valek Ralen (5)

 

Most SUB victories: Tadeusz Ostrowski (5)

 

Active Winning Streaks (3 or more)

 

Tadeusz Ostrowski (6)

Valentin Ralek (5)

George Pierre Hennard (4)

Monkey Business (4)

Magnus Barfot (3)

Peter James (3)

Carlos Villa Lobos (3)

Brody Macbeth (3)

John Bzdunek (3)

 

 

Reigning Champions

 

Bantamweight (135 lbs)

 

John Bzdunek – Reigning Champion, No Defenses (Next fight: Tadeusz Ostrowski)

Benny Caine – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Welterweight (170 lbs)

 

Ville Paakkari – Reigning Champion, One Defense (Next fight: Unknown)

Grant Benton – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Middleweight (185 lbs)

 

Carlos Villa Lobos (4-2) – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

Randall Flag (6-4) – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Light-heavyweight (205 lbs)

 

George Pierre Hennard – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Derek Burns)

Juan Mott – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Heavyweight (265 lbs)

 

Magnus Barfot – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

 

Super-heavyweight – 265+ lbs

 

Peter James – Reigning Champion, One Defense (Next fight: Brody Macbeth)


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:52 AM

Fortitude FC, in conjunction with RISSA LLC and Milwauke's Best Laundry Service, is proud to you another mixed martial arts show. FFC 18: Bzdunek vs Ostrowski is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held on September 6, 2014 at the Flamengo Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

 

(Bantamweight Division, Championship bout) John Bzdunek© (14-7) vs Tadeusz Ostrowski (7-0)

(Preview) John Bzdunek is a storied world champion that has claimed three titles in his lengthy career. He started his career in the Brok Fighting Championship before moving on to HERITAGE where he submitted Tendaji Afolayan to claim the division championship. After a lengthy tenure in HERITAGE, John competed in KOMMA, formerly known as BFC, and claimed the championship. He struggled early in his Fortitude FC career before going on a winning streak that would culminate in a second round knockout of Benny Caine to claim the Fortitude FC bantamweight championship. Tadeusz Ostrowski has spent the bulk of his professional career competing under the Fortitude FC banner. He has submitted every opponent that he has faced, except for one: he defeated Tom Jarvis via first round knockout when his takedown slammed Jarvis to the canvas and put him out. Tadeusz Ostrowski holds three impressive records: most victories in Fortitude FC history, most consecutive victories, and most submission victories. He holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and rightfully believes that he is a terrible matchup for the reigning bantamweight champion.

(Prediction) I believe that Tadeusz Ostrowski has John Bzdunek's number at this time but I wouldn't be surprised if Bzdunek scored a late knockout-- you can't count him out, ever.

[A closer look]

(John Bzdunek)

Record: 14-7 (3-2 FFC)

Knockouts: 7

Submissions: 6

Style: Boxing

Accolades: Fortitude FC Bantamweight Championship, Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, Submission of the Night (x2)

 

(Tadeusz Ostrowski)

Record: 7-0 (6-0 FFC)

Knockouts: 1

Submissions: 6

Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Accolades: Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night

 

 

(Welterweight Division) Grant Benton (11-8) vs Vasilko Nikolaevich (11-2)

(Preview) Grant Benton is the former Fortitude FC welterweight champion. He earned his title when he submitted Rafael Misiek to claim the vacant belt for himself. His train was derailed by the seemingly unstoppable Ville Paakkari but Benton is still among the elite of the division. Grant Benton's style is that he throws heavy leather with each punch and he does have a ground game; he holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He would much prefer to trade blows and clinch with opponents, however. Vasilko Nikolaevich is the former Brok Fighting champion. After successfully defending his title four times, he made the move to GFC and finally to Fortitude FC. In his lengthy career, Vasilko has only been stopped on his feet one time.

(Prediction) I have to go with the former Fortitude FC bantamweight champion; Grant Benton via late TKO.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Xavier Barbossa () vs Techo Alaga ()

(Preview) Xavier Barbossa is making his return to the super-heavyweight division for the first time in Fortitude FC. Like many FFC veterans, Xavier started his career in the HERITAGE fight league where he made his name as a knockout artist, winning all of his fights via first round knockout. His only weaknesses, if you will, have been wrestlers; a submission loss to Tuukka Mauler and a loss in the clinch against Valentin Ralek both set back his championship aspirations. Techo Alaga is a multi-organization veteran that has displayed knockout power and a moderate understanding of Jiu-Jitsu... his weakness is that his wrestling doesn't allow him much room to decide where the fight goes.

(Prediction) Techo Alaga's one shot at winning this fight: the clinch. He has the same ability to defeat Barbossa that Daemon Targaryen should have had... but I believe this fight goes the same way as Barbossa's match with Targaryen: Xavier Barbossa via KO.

 

(Bantamweight Division) Pawel Nastula (5-2) vs Francis Underwood (3-1)

(Preview) Pawel Nastula is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has made a name for himself as an unstoppable submission fighter. His only defeats both come to the same man: reigning bantamweight champion John Bzdunek. Francis Underwood is a Muay Thai stylist with chopping leg kicks and, until recently, a perfect record comprised of three first round knockouts.

(Prediction) Pawel Nastula via submission.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Matt Barnett (9-8) vs Franklin Munchack (8-6)

(Preview) Matt Barnett is a veteran mixed martial artist with a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a sensational wrestling game to support it. He has vicious ground and pound and a complex submission game that brings him through to shine against foes. For Franklin Munchack, this is all too familiar: he is also a brown belt Jiu-Jitsu fighter with a sensational wrestling background, unfailing ground-and-pound, and a knack for submitting opponents. This is going to be a very evenly matched fight.

(Prediction) I'm giving this one to Franklin Munchack considering the fact that he has never been submitted in his professional career.

 

(Middleweight Division) Melvin Reem (10-8) vs Alex Doumbos (5-4)

(Preview) Melvin Reem is a Muay Thai kickboxer that holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has outstanding defensive wrestling as well. Alex Doumbos has a decent boxing game but his main focus is his ground attack; he has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling that matches that of Reem. On top of that, Doumbos loves to throw knees along the cage and score with smashing ground-and-pound as well.

(Prediction) Melvin Reem via late TKO.

 

(Middleweight Division) Dale McCann (9-7) vs Biggie Shackleton ()

(Preview) Dale McMann is a Montreal native that competed for the so-called “BEEF” fight league. Dale is a former professional boxer that has been adding Muay Thai and defensive grappling to his training regiment. In his debut fight with Fortitude FC, he will be facing off against veteran grappler Biggie Shackleton. Biggie competed extensively for UPF-M and ECFL before being signed by Foritutde FC. Despite the difficult he has faced in his recent career, he held the ECFL middleweight title before the company closed.

(Prediction) As a longtime fan of Biggie, I'm going to admit my bias and say that he has more than enough left in the tank to stop Dale via ground n pound.

 

(Bantamweight Division) Damian Kazimierczak (4-2) vs Hans Mentagawa (0-0)

(Preview) Damian Kazimierczak is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt, undefeated Fortitude FC up-and-comer, and all around tough guy. He has only been stopped once in six fights, in an exhausting fight against another brown belt. Hans Mentagawa is an MMA neophyte; he is making his promotional and professional debut it his fight. He reportedly holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his camp assures me that he is ready for this fight.

(Prediction) Despite the words of his camp, I'm giving every advantage to Damian K in this fight.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Taco Bell (3-1-1) vs Jonas Carvalho (1-3-1)

(Preview) Before I start, I want to point out that they both have the exact same numbers in their fight records and that is tripping me right out at this minute. Anyways, Taco is the beefiest Gordita that ever crunched his way through our bell. He brings the fire sauce, the fire trucks, and the fire ants. He has muscles, he isn't afraid to tussle, and he has an aunt named Russle (dont ask, please god, dont ask). He is also a submission wrestler with a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

(Prediction) Taco Bell via superior grappling.

 

(Bantamweight Division) Raiymbek Batyr (2-3) vs Ray Wolfe (6-7)

(Preview) Raiymbek Batyr is a free style fighter-- which is a nice way of saying that he isn't fully trained in any one style. He goes for it all, however: takedowns, straight punches, knees in the clinch, submissions. He has lost three consecutive fights since leaving The Island. Ray Wolfe is a veteran with an extensive losing streak; he is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt at the end of his rope and in desperate need of a victory.

(Prediction) I think Ray Wolfe gets that long sought after victory here.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 02:18 AM

FFC 18: Bzdunek v Ostrowski was a mixed martial arts event brought to you by: Fortitude FC and Milwaukee's Best 160 Laundry Service. This event took place on September 6, 2014 at the Flamengo Arena  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   

 

 

(The Action)

 

 

(Bantamweight Division) Raiymbek Batyr vs Ray Wolfe

(Result)

Round 1 – Ray Wolfe played an early game of dirty fighting along the cage but Raiymbek Batyr was more than willing to play along; Batyr landed all of the shots along the cage. Knees and short punches hammered away, forcing Wolfe to break the clinch and give up pursuit of the takedown he had been working for. Back at a striking distance, Raiymbek Batyr worked Wolfe over with straight punches that wobbled Wolfe. The rest of the round consisted of Wolfe clinching and pushing away while Batyr battered him like a cake.

 

Round 2 – Batyr wasted no time in engaging; he landed a leg kick and a huge right hand that put Ray Wolfe down and out. A clean kill- Raiymbek Batyr is ready to tame his first Ikran.

Outcome: Raimybek Batyr def. Ray Wolfe via KO (Punch) at 0:09 of round 2.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Taco Bell vs Jonas Carvalho

(Result)

Round 1 – Taco Bell failed to fell his foe in the intiail seconds of the round and suffered the result: a double leg takedown that found Jonas Carvalho in his cheesy half guard crunch. Taco Bell was planning to be pinned that easily; he was as slippery as a greasy beef and bean burrito and managed to get to full guard with Carvalho trapped betewen his legs. After he watched absolutely nothing happen for a solid minute, the referee stood the two fighters up, and Taco Bell scored an immediate counter-takedown into the guard of Jonas Carvalho. The two fighters wrestled out the remainder of the round with Bell getting full mount and Carvalho reversing to the top position, in the full guard of Taco Bell.

 

Round 2 – The two fighters clinched off of a failed takedown from Taco Bell and Carvalho seemed to get the better of the clinch exchanges, landing knees to the body. Carvalho broke the clinch, changed his mind and pushed Bell back against the cage. Bell tried a takedown and ended up back along the cage, eating knees. Carvalho pulled guard and ate some ground and pound from Taco Bell to close out the round.

 

Round 3 – Carvalho immediately clinched with Taco Bell to start this round off. He had felt that Taco Bell had nothing for him from this position and worked him over with knees to the body for the better part of a minute. Carvalho broke the clinch for some reason and scored a takedown into the guard of Taco Bell. If I was in Carvalho's corner, I would have told him to stick with the clinch; he was having success with those knees along the cage and finding himself in bad positions on the ground. Carvalho managed to get to half guard and land one or two short elbows on Bell but nothing was really happening so the referee stood them up. For some reason, Bell opted to engage Carvalho in the clinch this time... and ate knees for his trouble. The rest of the fight took place on the feet with Taco Bell doing nothing except fail to take Carvalho down while Jonas Carvalho scored points.

Outcome: Jonas Carvalho def. Taco Bell via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

 

(Bantamweight Division) Damian Kazimierczak vs Hans Mentagawa

(Result)

Round 1 – Right out of the gate, Damian Kazimierczak scored a double leg takedown into the guard of Hans Mentagawa. Damian K muscled his way into half guard but found himself back between the legs of Mentagawa. How romantic. Mentagawa was doing more with the position than was Kazimierczak; Mentagawa threw strikes from the bottom and went for a half hearted triangle choke. Kazimierczak puhsed through to half guard again and went to work with ground and pound this time. Then, Kazimierczak decided to partake in the time honored tradition of submission spamming. He attempted ten submissions over the remainder of the round but managed to maintain his dominant position throughout. Mentagawa attempted a couple of submissions from the bottom but to no avail.

 

Round 2 – Once again, Kazimierczak scored an immediate takedown and found himself in half guard above Mentagawa. The two fighters traded position throughout this round with Kazimierczak scoring with vicious ground and pound and submission spamming like mad. Still, this was another dominant showing by Kazimierczak.

 

Round 3 – More of the same minus the submission spamming. Kazimierczak scored a takedown early and controlled the position for the entirety of the round, scoring with short shots from above throughout. In the final minute of the fight, Kazimierczak went for the finish: a hail mary Kimura with everything on top that forced Mentagawa to tap faster than a sinking ship calling for help in morse code.

Outcome: Damien Kazimierczak def. Hans Mentagawa via Submission (Kimura) at 4:25 of round 3.

 

(Middleweight Division) Dale McCann vs Biggie Shackleton

(Result)

Round 1 – One thing you know about these two fighters is that this fight isn't going the distance. These boys are finishers. Biggie Shackleton telegraphed his champagne wishes and takedown dreams early and found himself in all kinds of misfortune as Dale McCann scored heavy punches that cut and battered the Jiu-Jitsu fighter. Shackleton went down but got to his fight and took McCann down in a show of heart. Shackleton mostly held on for the first minute of this ground battle as he recovered his senses but soon he went to work with ground and pound while out wrestling the boxer. It was clear that McCan was tough as nails but had nothing for Biggie Shackleton on the ground. Schackleton finished out the round in full mount and reigning down blows on the trapped Dale McCann.

 

Round 2 – Having had no wind taken out of his sails, Dale McCann defiantly started the round the way he always does: landing power punches and leg kicks, catching his opponent with boxing combinations. Shackleton telegraphed another takedown and paid for it when McCann fed him a counter right cross. Shackleton landed on his back and, although he managed to get to his feet again, he was standing on wobbly legs as McCann rushed in for the kill. I would swear that somebody with a deep voice screamed “FINISH HIM” because Dale McCann unloaded like a school bus- punch after punch: straight punches, uppercuts. Shackleton went down, completely unconscious, and the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

Outcome: Dale McCann def. Biggie Shackleton via KO (Strikes) at 0:50 of round 2.

 

(Middleweight Division) Melvin Reem vs Alex Doumbos

(Result)

Round 1 – Alex Doumbos immediately took Melvin Reem to the ground and worked from his half guard; he was landing heavy ground and pound, pouring it on like someone pouring thin soup that has bad reflexes and doesn't stop on time. Okay, I'm reaching here. Anyways, Reem was active from the bottom and managed to get full guard. Doumbos tried to score with some ground and pound from the top position but found himself reversed with Melvin Reem in his guard. Doumbos attempted three submissions to close out the round.

 

Round 2 – Alex Doumbos clinched early but broke free. Melvin Reem went to work immediately with leg kicks and punches to the body. Doumbos was eating a heavy diet of kicks from Reem and seemed to get rocked, although he stayed on his feet. Doumbos dove in on the legs of Reem, trying to get a much needed takedown but Reem stuffed it easily. Melvin Reem sensed that Doumbos was breaking and picked up the aggression, dropping Doumbos in a wild flurry of strikes. Doumbos got back to his feet but was basically out and on rubbery legs. The Reem swarmed on him with another flurry of strikes; a right left combination put Alex Doumbos out cold.

Outcome: Melvin Reem def. Alex Doumbos via KO (Strikes) at 2:11 of round 2.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Matt Barnett vs Franklin Munchack

(Result)

Round 1 – Matt Barnett failed with three takedown attempts in a row before landing a power suplex that found Barnett on Munchack's back on the ground. Munchack almost got a body triangle but instead settled to battle to get his hooks in. Matt Barnet fought for a rear naked choke but Munchack turned and found himself on top of Barnett, in his guard. Barnett was active off of his back, looking for any openings to throw up a submission. Munchack briefly obtained half guard but Barnett put him back in closed guard. Munchack tried to get the half guard back but Barnett reversed the position and found himself in Munchack's guard. Barnett advanced to side control and worked for an Americana but Munchack defended well. As Barnett took a breather, Munchack got back to full guard and the two fighters struggled for control for the remainder of this round.

 

Round 2 – Barnett got an early takedown into guard, finally pushing to half guard as Munchack fought for a reversal. Barnett flawlessly passed into side control. Barnett passed to full mount on Franklin Munchack just a minute into the round. Franklin Munchack tried desperately to to escape but Barnett postured up and started raining down punches on his trapped foe. During a rest period from Barnett, Munchack found his way back to half guard. As Munchack worked to get to full guard, Barnett worked him over with ground and pound. Munchack finally got back to full guard but struggled to control the aggressive Barnett. Matt Barnett stalled a bit too long so the referee stood the fighters up with seconds to go on the clock. Munchack stuffed a takedown and scored with a leg kick as the buzzer sounded.

 

Round 3 – Barnett scored a takedown into the half guard of Munchack immediately. Munchack got to full guard but only held it for a moment as Barnett got back to half guard. Munchack got back to full guard again and then scored a fast sweep into mount on top of Barnett! Munchack went to work immediately, trying to score a submission anyway that he could. Barnett defended the submissions and got half guard on Franklin. As Munchack attempted a deep kimura, Barnett exploded into a reversal, finding himself in side control above his opponent. Muncahck got back to half guard and controlled as Barnett pushed to mount him. With two minutes left to go, Franklin Munchack picks up the aggression; he knew that he was losing this fight and needed to pull something out of his hat to get the win. He attempted three consecutive submissions, to no avail, and seemed exhausted with one minute left on the clock. Barnett postured up and started landing ground and pound. Munchack tried anything, upkicks, submissions, reversals, and Barnett controlled flawlessly to close out the round.

Outcome: Matt Barnett def. Franklin Munchack via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

 

(Bantamweight Division) Pawel Nastula vs Francis Underwood

(Result)

Round 1 – Francis Underwood came out highly aggressive, similar to former champion Grey Wolf in his posture. He landed three straight punches before following the last one up with a right hand and another left down the middle. Seconds in, Nastula was already rocked, and Underwood finished it up with a right hand from hell having stuffed his opponent's takedown.

Outcome: Francis Underwood def. Pawel Nastula via KO (Punch) at 0:14 of round 1.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Xavier Barbossa vs Techo Alaga

(Result)

Round 1 – Xavier Barbossa came out with his usual aggression, clobbering Alaga with a right hand that put the grappler on his back, bleeding profusely already. Alaga got to his feet but was eating more punches as he tried to return fire. Techo Alaga shoved Barbossa against the cage, taking a page out of Brody Macbeth's book here. Suddenly it was Barbossa looking to score a takedown and Alaga throwing knees in the clinch. Barbossa scored judo style throw and stood abruptly. Back at a striking distance, Alaga was trying to stay afloat and avoid getting clipped with another power shot as Barbossa swung aggressively with combinations. Alaga clinched with Barbossa again but Barbossa managed to break free and catch him with a combo that put him on wobbled legs. Alaga tried to clinch again and Barbossa caught him with another power shot. The fight looked to be over but Alaga jumped back to his feet. Suddenly the dynamic of the fight changed; Barbossa was breathing heavily from his mouth and Techo Alaga put him against the cage and started scoring with knees to the body and head. Barbossa did the most damage but Techo Alaga displayed a TON of heart and survived a tough first round.

 

Round 2 – Barbossa charged forward, head down and teeth gritted, to engage Alaga. Barbossa landed a right hand and a combination right off the bat that dropped Alaga for the third time. Techo Alaga, cut and bleeding, hurt badly, swung wildly trying to hurt the boxer in any way that he could. Out of the blue, Techo Alaga caught Barbossa with heavy leather: he tagged Alaga with a big right hand followed by an overhand right that put the grappler down for the count.

Outcome: Xavier Barbossa def. Techo Alaga via KO (Punches) at 0:35 of round 2.

 

(Welterweight Division) Grant Benton vs Vasilko Nikolaevich

(Result)

Round 1 – Vasilko Nikolaevich clinched with the former champion immediately and mostly held him against the cage. The former welterweight champion scored a trip takedown into the half guard of Vasilko. About a minute in, Benton went for a Kimura but Nikolaevich defended it and reversed into side control on top of Benton! As Nikolaevich tried to stand and escape, Grant Benton worked first to half guard, then to full guard. As Nikolaevich tried to break out of the closed guard of the former champion, Benton threw up a tight armbar!

Outcome: Grant Benton def. Vasilko Nikolaevich via Submission (Armbar) at 2:27 of round 1.

 

(Bantamweight Division, Championship bout) John Bzdunek© vs Tadeusz Ostrowski

(Result)

Round 1 – Bantamweight champion John Bzdunek started off this championship fight with a big left hand that didn't seem to phase The Challenger. For his part, Tadeusz Ostrowski aggressively sought the takedown while trying, and often failing, to dodge incoming punches. On his ninth attempt, Ostrowski scored a takedown into the guard of The Champion. Despite being in such a dominant position, Ostrowski looked absolutely exhausted already, having failed eight consecutive takedown attempts. The strategy that pulled him through so many fights against lesser opponents were clearly not as effective against the seasoned Bzdunek. As Ostrowski attempted a kimura, Bzdunek reversed the momentum and landed in side control above Ostrowski. Bzdunek stood with two minutes gone in the round and plenty of time to get to work. This would be the last time this fight hit the ground. Ostrowski tried agin and again, with predictable enthusiasm, to secure another takedown; he attempted six more takedowns in this fight and landed none of them. And Bzdunek made him pay for each error. As he sensed his dance partner fading, John Bzdunek picked up the pace and started to work Ostrowski over with power punches to the head and to the body, rocking him, and finally knocking him out cold in a pile of shattered dreams.

Outcome: John Bzdunek def. Tadeusz Ostrowski via KO (Strikes) at 3:45 of round 1 to retain the undisputed Fortitude FC Bantamweight Championship of the world!

 

[After Action Report]

 

Fight of the Night: Xavier Barbossa v Techo Alaga

Knockout of the Night: Melvin Reem

Submission of the Night: Damian Kazimierczak

 

Fortitude FC Records (As of 9/6/14)

 

Most Victories in Org: Tadeusz Ostrowski (6)

 

Most (T)KO victories: Valek Ralen (5)

 

Most SUB victories: Tadeusz Ostrowski (5)

 

Top of the Class
 

The following fighters have reached a point of local recognition across Rio de Janeiro:

Valentin Ralek (265+ lbs) (#5)

Grant Benton (265+ lbs) (#9)

Magnus Barfot (265 lbs) (#8)

Randall Flagg (185 lbs) (#7)

John Bzdunek (135 ls) (#4)

 

Active Winning Streaks (3 or more)

 

Valentin Ralek (5)

John Bzdunek (4)

George Pierre Hennard (4)

Monkey Business (4)

Damian Kazimierczak (3)

Magnus Barfot (3)

Peter James (3)

Carlos Villa Lobos (3)

Brody Macbeth (3)

 

 

Reigning Champions

 

Bantamweight (135 lbs)

 

John Bzdunek – Reigning Champion, One Defense (Next fight: Unknown)

Benny Caine – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Welterweight (170 lbs)

 

Ville Paakkari – Reigning Champion, One Defense (Next fight: Taiki Aoki)

Grant Benton – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Middleweight (185 lbs)

 

Carlos Villa Lobos (4-2) – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

Randall Flag (6-4) – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Light-heavyweight (205 lbs)

 

George Pierre Hennard – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Derek Burns)

Juan Mott – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Heavyweight (265 lbs)

 

Magnus Barfot – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

 

Super-heavyweight – 265+ lbs

 

Peter James – Reigning Champion, One Defense (Next fight: Brody Macbeth)


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:53 PM

PRIOR to his fight with bantamweight champion John Bzdunek, we managed to reach out and get a brief comment from the challenger: Tadeusz Ostrowski.

 

Question: We're one day out from your championship fight with John Bzdunek. Give us your take on how the fight is going to go tomorrow, please.

Ostrowski: (My) fight with John Bzdunek will be most important in my career. I trained hard to find (myself) in this place where I am now and I'm going to win this fight but it will not be easy.

 

Question: You've been with Fortitude FC since your second fight. Win or lose, what are your plans for the future?

Ostrowski: As far as my future is my contract of Fortitude FC is about to end but I hope that his attitude in today's fight to prove that I deserve a new contract. Pozdrwaiam all fans. Keep your fingers crossed for me.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 09:04 PM

Following FFC 18, we caught Fortitude FC contender Brody Macbeth. Macbeth famously, or infamously, moved up from welterweight on a whim to challenge top heavyweight slugger Xavier Barbossa to a grudge match. Following that victory, Macbeth moved up to super-heavyweight for another grudge match; this time he will be facing undisputed super-heavyweight champion Peter Jackson for the title.

 

 

We asked Macbeth how he felt about the fights tonight and what he thought of the Barbossa v Alaga fight.

 

“Well, first off, I thought Barnett versus Munchack was one of the most technical fights in Fortitude FC history. The only thing that held that fight back from being fight of the year was that Barnett was playing it a bit safe when he got on top. But, then again, with a monster like Munchack under you, I can kind of understand that.

 

And as for Baby Barbossa and Alaga? I thought it was amazing. I had some words with Alaga before the fight and was convinced that his clinchwork would be more than enough to break Barbossa-- and it almost happened, too. Barbossa was sweating harder than Roy Nelson in a bus fire. He was breathing heavier than a fat chick running through knee-deep mud. Barbossa is a great boxer but he's a terrible fighter.

 

I think that fight showed us that Techo Alaga's biggest weapon is his heart. That man can take a beating better than anyone I've ever seen which may not be a compliment but I think it is.”

 

Would you fight Techo Alaga, if the matchmakers paired you up?

 

“I would sit on the fight offer and wait. I would wait to see if Alaga signed his contract first. If he wanted to fight me, I would give him my best because he deserves nothing less. However, I don't think that would be a fair fight at this moment due to the difference in our rankings. But still, I'd fight my own mother if she called my name out.”

 

Let's paint a pair of scenarios and you tell me what you would do in each of them, okay? If you were to lose this fight against Peter Jackson, would you accept a rematch with Xavier Barbossa?

 

“I'm not going to lose this fight. Absolutely, positively, with no uncertainty in my mind, I will not lose this fight.”

 

But, let's say that you slip in the middle of the fight and your head hits his knee, knocking you unconscious.

 

“Jesus, is that even possible? Okay, fine, I'll play along. If I was to sneeze into his fist and lose the fight, I would LOVE to beat the shit out of Barbossa again. Back at my gym (2 girls 1 hoarse, holla) we have a name for Barbossa. That name is Sonic. Yes, Sonic the Hedgehog. We call him that because all you have to do is hit him and money explodes out of him and just falls into your pocket. You'll never hear him calling my name again, though, because he wants to get some wins together for once.”

 

Okay, now let's say you defeat Jackson-

 

“Exactly. That's the correct scenario, but continue.”

 

Right. You defeat Jackson, you become the new champion, what's next? Do you call out your next opponent? Or do you lay back and wait for the company to give you a challenger?

 

“You'd have to be deaf, dumb, blind, and stupid to not know who the next title contender is. He's the man that would have never been the heavyweight title challenger despite being the obvious top heavyweight contender. He's a man with knockout power that loves to throw his pointy 2/10 elbows from the clinch (mma underground reference, deal with it). He's the man with a name straight out of a Star Trek novel. Valentin Ralek is one of the few Fortitude FC fighters that is ranked city wide. I'm going to be the first to defeat him following this fight.”

 

How exactly do you defeat a man like Ralek? Obviously you don't want to clinch with him so do you just try to keep your distance?

 

“Why wouldn't I want to clinch with him? I've never been cut and I can maintain an aggressive pace in the clinch for five full rounds. If he clinches with me, I'll beat him until the lambs stop screaming, Clarice. If he boxes with me, I'll beat him faster than I did Barbossa. But he's going to clinch with me and try to cut me to convince the doctor to declare him the winner. We all know his strategy. He was afraid of Barbossa's knockout power and he's going to be afraid of mine. I'm stronger than Ralek, faster than Ralek, and I'm better looking than Ralek.

 

But let's focus on the here-and-now. Did you know that if it wasn't for blow jobs, Peter Jackson would have no job at all? True story. No man shat out of his mother's womb can beat me and that's a fact.”

 

Do you have any advice for Peter Jackson?

 

“Advice? Yeah, drop a hundred pounds and call out Ville Paakkari. Macbeth out.”


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:43 AM

FFC 19: James v Macbeth is an upcoming mixed martial arts event brought to you by: Fortitude FC and Milwaukee's Best 160 Laundry Service. This event will take place on September 13, 2014 at the Hard Knocks Casino & Arena  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

 

 

(Super-heavyweight Division, Championship bout) Peter James© (9-5) vs Brody Macbeth (3-0)

(Preview) Super-heavyweight Champion Peter James began his career on The Island. He was initially just a brawler that competed in a K-1 kickboxing league with limited results. After completing some training, James retired from kickboxing and made the move to professional mixed martial arts. He earned a combined record of 4-1 with three straight finishes by way of (T)KO before moving to the mainland. Since being signed by Fortitute FC, James has gone undefeated with three consecutive victories by way of first round knockout. He earned his title when he knocked out Cc Cc and defended it when he knocked out George Patton.

 

Brody Macbeth is a man with a big mouth and a little body. After defeating two journeyman grapplers at welterweight, he siezed the opportunity to hunt bigger game. Fortitude FC needed to fill a card last minute and Macbeth immediately called out heavyweight slugger Xavier Barbossa. Despite Barbossa immediately agreeing to the match, the two would meet on a later card with Macbeth battering Barbossa in the clinch for three rounds before toppling the big man with a wild flurry of strikes. Following his victory, Macbeth challenged Peter Jackson to be his next opponent- James readily accepted the fight.

(Prediction) The Champion is more well rounded and is equally comfortable in the clinch. He is also much larger and much more experienced. Peter James via KO.

[A closer look]

(Peter James)

Record: 9-5

Knockouts: 9

Submissions: 0

Style: Boxing

Accolade(s): Fortitude FC Super-heavyweight Champion, Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night (x2)

 

(Brody Macbeth)

Record: 3-0

Knockouts: 3

Submissions: 0

Style: Boxing

Accolade(s): Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night (x2)

 

(Middleweight Division) Grey Wolf (14-6) vs Rafael Aguete (5-1)

(Preview) Former KOMMA champion and two time FFC title challenger Grey Wolf started his career on the island in the VIP MMA organization. He made it through round 1 of the finale tournament before falling short in the second round. He signed with KOMMA and defeated the man that would become his rival briefly in Andrzej Sternik to claim the title. He defeated him a second time after signing with FFC. One thing that you know about Grey Wolf is that he is going to come forward, push the pace, and try to hurt his opponent. He doesn't have any other way of fighting, sometimes to his own detriment. Rafael Aguete cut his chops in the RFN organization, finishing all of his fights via KO or TKO. His lone defeat comes at the hand of a powerhouse grappler but he has since rebounded with back-to-back knockout victories. His most recent victory came in his FFC debut when he knocked out Nicklas Porsin.

(Prediction) Grey Wolf has been stopped on his feet before but he has the better boxing credentials of the two.

 

(Welterweight Division, Championship bout) Ville Paakkari© (10-7) vs Taiki Aoki (13-4)

(Preview) Ville Paakkari made his name competing in England under the Umbrella Corporation banners. He put together a record of 7-5 while there with his losses coming to the utmost elite of the lightweight division. Since signing with Fortitude FC, Paakkari has snapped his five fight winning streak with two dominant performances (and a victory prior in the QFC arena). He has reinvited himself at welterweight and has looked absolutely unstoppable as of late. He claimed his title when he defeated Grant Benton in a hard fought contest and defended against the lethal Kaz Yago.

(Prediction) Ville Paakkari successfully defends his title.

 

(Welterweight Division) Billy O Brien (5-1) vs Rafael Misiek (11-10-1)

(Preview) Billy O Brien is a fresh face in the Fortitude FC welterweight division but there is already a buzz when you hear his name. He is a heavy handed boxer that has three victories via brutal knockout. He has begun mixing kicks and clinch attacks into his arsenal. And worst of all, he is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt that is also a very competent wrestler. Introducing him to the family is returning fighter Rafael Misiek. Rafael is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt but he is also a devastating standup fighter as well. His Muay Thai is as good as it gets and he isn't afraid to take it to the ground.

(Prediction) Gotta give this one to the FFC vet. Rafael Misiek via decision or late stoppage.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Rodrigo Silva (9-3) vs Korna Mortran (1-0)

(Preview) Rodrigo Silva is a longtime Fortitude FC fighter with a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is among the best submission fighters in the company. He has dominant victories over Jonas Carvalho, George Waterson, and Techo Alaga. He only loses to the elite fighters in his weight class. Meanwhile, Korna Mortran is a division newcomer. In his sole fight, he displayed frightening knockout power and excellent takedown defense as well. His clinch control was excellent as well.

(Prediction) Korna Mortran via TKO after stuffing half a dozen of Silva's takedown attempts.

 

(Light-heavyweight Division) Bernardo Marcias (2-2) vs Mad Cat (1-0)

(Preview) Bernardo Marcias is undefeated since coming to Fortitude FC. He has scored back-to-back knockout victories over Chance Silver and RV Malapitan. He has serious power in his hands, excellent boxing, and ground defenses that are suitable to slow any grapplers he may face. Mad Cat is making his return to the Fortitude FC cage after a stunning first round knockout over RV Malapitan in his debut. Mad Cat is a boxer first but is equally adept at wrestling and holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It's hard to say just how talented Cat is but the sky is the limit for this young man.

(Prediction) Mad Cat via (T)KO.

 

(Light-heavyweight Division) Chance Silver (6-7) Raoul Jasso (0-0)

(Preview) Chance Silver is a dominant wrestler that loves to put away opponents with ground and pound. He has some boxing but it's heavily used for defensive purposes. His goal is to take you down, pin you, and pound you out like Tito Ortiz on his wedding night. In his most recent appearance, he defeated RV Malapitan in this method. Raoul Jasso is an MMA newcomer. Raoul is a former boxer that has since earned a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has signed on to make his professional debut.

(Prediction) Until I see what Jasso can do, I've got Chance Silver via TKO.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) George Patton (1-2) vs Willy Killer (3-1)

(Preview) George Patton is a super-heavyweight brawler who is best known for getting the shit beaten out of him by reigning champion Peter Jackson. He has displayed knockout power in the past but has also been beaten by a pair of sluggers as well. Willy Killer is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist with a brown belt and a knack for catching unprepared opponents. His only loss comes via knockout. This is a great fight to see where each of these men stand in the division.

(Prediction) Giving it to Willy Killer via submission.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Peter Campbell (4-2-1) vs Molton Hope (2-5)

(Preview) Peter Campbell is way more dangerous than his popularity and hype would have you believe. Despite being virtually anonymous among fans, Campbell is a fearsome brawler and kickboxer with excellent defensive grappling to support him. There was a time when I considered Molton Hope to be among the biggest threats to the heavyweight championship. His combined skills made him a nightmare matchup for any man. He has since lost four consecutive fights in Fortitude FC. He has a pretty solid chin, however; he has only been stopped once in his career.

(Prediction) I'm going to say Peter Campbell via ugly decision.

 

(Bantamweight Division) Hans Mentagawa (0-1) vs Anatoliy Vasserman (0-1)

(Preview) Hans Mentagawa is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt that had an unfortunate debut fight against a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt. So, to counter that, he will face another brown belt in Antoliy Vasserman. The silver lining is that Vasserman just got dominated for three whole rounds on the ground by a blue belt in his last fight.

(Prediction) Hans Mentagawa via ugly decision. And when I say ugly I mean: “why the fuck am I reviewing this” ugly.

 


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:56 AM

FFC 19: James v Macbeth was a mixed martial arts event which took place on September 13, 2014 at the Hard Knocks arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

 

(Bantamweight Division) Hans Mentagawa vs Anatoliy Vasserman

(Review)

Round 1 - Mentagawa started us off with a quick takedown into the guard of Vasserman. For his part, Vasserman responded by threatening with submissions from the bottom as Mentagawa simply controlled. At about a minute in, Mentagawa went for a possible heel hook but opted to maintain top control instead. Mentagawa capitalized on a failed submission from Vasserman and worked into half guard. After trying to push for mount, Mentagawa fell back into the guard of Vasserman. From there, he went for another leg attack; Vasserman reversed and ended up in the guard of Mentagawa following the scramble. Mentagawa tried to sweep and gave up his guard in the process- Vasserman advanced to half guard. As Vasserman worked ground and pound, Mentagawa threatened with a submission, effectively halting the offense. Vasserman went for a submission and fell under Mentagawa in a reversal. Mentagawa went for the exact same submission and got reversed by Vasserman. In the final seconds of the round, Vasserman tried to pass the guard and Mentagawa reversed a final time.

 

Round 2 – Immediately, once again, Mentagawa dives into the guard of Vasserman. As Vasserman tried to hit a reversal, Mentagawa advanced to full mount above Vasserman. Vasserman's struggles to escape the mounted position were highly indistinguishable from panicked flailing. Mentagwa postured up and started teeing off on Vasserman with ground and pound that hurt him- Vasserman rolled to escape the ground and pound and Hans Mentagawa took his back with both hooks in. Vasserman fought the choke for half of a minute before Mentagawa locked in the rear naked choke to force the tap.

(Outcome) Hans Mentagawa def. Anatoliy Vasserman via Submission (RNC) at 2:31 of round 2.

 

(Heavyweight Division) Peter Campbell vs Molton Hope

(Review)

Round 1 – The two fighters traded strikes early with Hope trying and mostly failing while eating clean jabs from Peter Campbell. Campbell forced Hope against the cage and the two fighters traded elbows and knees; once again, Peter Campbell seemed to be getting the better of the exchanges. With blood pouring down his face, Molton Hope pulled guard and stalled from the bottom position until the referee stood them up. For the remainder of the round, the two fighters traded blows with Campbell establishing himself as the superior striker of the two.

 

Round 2 – This round was absolutely all Peter Campbell; he dominated on the feet, dominated against the cage. Molton Hope was getting battered here.

 

Round 3 – More of the same early on with Molton Hope eating shots, trying to clinch, and getting his wish as Peter Campbell pushed him against the cage. In the clinch, Hope was in all kinds of peril; the knees and elbows of Peter Campbell proved to be too much for the former heavyweight contender. Molton Hope wilted under the pace and pressure and went down, unconscious and out, from a powerful knee to the noggin.

(Outcome) Peter Campbell def. Molton Hope via KO (Knee) at 2:17 of round 3.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) George Patton vs Willy Killer

(Review)

Round 1 – George Patton dominated this fight for the whole fifty seconds or so that it lasted. Patton put his boxing talent on full display as he dispatched the grappler in quick and brutal fashion.

(Outcome) George Patton def. Willy Killer via TKO (Strikes) at 0:47 of round 1.

 

(Light-heavyweight Division) Chance Silver vs Raoul Jasso

(Review)

Round 1 – Chance Silver countered his way into an early takedown which saw him land in the guard of Jasso. With Silver unwilling to act, and Jasso unable to reverse, the referee stood the two fighters up. Jasso immediately went to work attempting a submission, attempting to clinch, failing with strikes. He was really telegraphing and spamming his takedown attempts which is never a good strategy. In one motion, Chance Silver shoved Jasso against the cage and tripped him to the ground, landing in his half guard. This time around, Chance Silver worked Raoul Jasso over with ground and pound, and controlled his way to the end of the round.

Round 2 – Jasso failed with an immediate takedown and got taken down instead; Silver took control in side mount this time. Jasso just couldn't work his way out of this position and Silver hammered him with elbows that cut him badly and rocked him. As Jasso flailed and pushed to escape, Chance Silver postured up and pounded on him until the referee stopped the action.

(Outcome) Chance Silver def. Raoul Jasso via TKO (Strikes) at 1:37 of round 2.

 

(Light-heavyweight Division) Bernardo Marcias vs Mad Cat

(Review)

Round 1 – Bernardo Marcias was very aggressive early, tagging Cat with four consecutive strikes, dodged a return strike, and clinched with Mad Cat briefly. While in the clinch, Marcias worked punches and a knee before Cat broke free and returned to the center of the cage. Suddenly Marcias stopped punching and it was Mad Cat taking the initiative, landing a powerful body kick. Bernardo Marcias took a couple of shots and didn't seem to appreciate it; he spent the remainder of the round teeing off on Mad Cat.

 

Round 2 – Mad Cat tried but he just couldn't keep up with Bernardo Marcias in this round; he ate a few dozen shots and just couldn't get any sort of game plan working.

 

Round 3 – As the two fighters traded strikes, Marcias loaded up and connected with a powerful blow that rocked Mad Cat. He followed up with another shot that knocked the hurt mad Cat out cold.

(Outcome) Bernardo Marcias def. Mad Cat via KO (Punch) at 0:58 of round 3.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Rodrigo Silva vs Korna Mortran

(Review)

Round 1 – Rodrigo Silva went for an early takedown, as usual, but Mortran stuffed it and reversed position, landing in the full guard of Silva. Silva attempted a submission, tried to reverse, but settled on controlling to stall out a referee standup instead. Back on the feet, the two grapplers traded sloppy strikes; Silva landed flush with a head kick and Mortran clinched in response. Silva pulled guard and controlled until the referee stood them back up. As Silva worked to set up a takedown, Mortran landed a beautiful combination that put Silva in all kinds of trouble. Rodrigo Silva survived the round but he learned a powerful lesson about standing and trading with Korna Mortran.

 

Round 2 – Rodrigo Silva was still badly hurt from the end of the first round and Mortran sensed this; he pushed forward with punches to the body, punch combinations... Silva did well to avoid any major damage early but went down thirty seconds into the round and Mortran followed him to the ground. Silva seemed to recover immediately and locked in a closed guard while hunting for submissions off of his back. Silva attempted five submissions but found no success with them.

 

Round 3 – As Silva tried to work his way into takedown range, he ate another big combination from Mortran and went down once again. Mortran landed in his guard but really didn't do anything with it. The referee stood them back up and the two fighters clinched off of a failed takedown from Silva. Silva broke from the clinch and ate more heavy leather from Mortran. This time Silva went down and Mortran followed up with a series of strikes that put him away.

(Outcome) Korna Mortran def. Rodrigo Silva via TKO (Strikes) at 2:35 of round 3.

 

(Welterweight Division) Billy O Brien vs Rafael Misiek

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Round 1 – The two fighters traded shots until O Brien found himself pressed against the cage by Misiek. As the two fighters grappled against the cage, they each landed a couple of strikes. Finally, Misiek broke the cage, scored a leg kick, and clinched again. He scored with a few knees and O Brien fired back with punches where he could. O Brien wanted to take this fight to the ground to get out of this bad position but just couldn't do it. Finally, near the end of the round, O Brien pulled guard and went for a triangle immediately, but couldn't get it. The referee stood the fighters up and the two fighters traded shots to close out the round.

 

Round 2 – The two fighters traded shots early and Misiek clinched again. Once again, Misiek landed shots in the clinch and O Brien worked for a takedown. At two minutes in, O Brien pulled guard once again. O Brien worked for three submissions, succeeded with none of them, and Misiek got back to his feet. The two men traded shots for the remainder of the round.

 

Round 3 – O Brien came alive early in this round, landing with a monster left hook that cut Misiek. Misiek tried to return fire but was obviously in all kinds of trouble, on rubbery legs, and O Brien teed off with an overhand right that put Misiek out cold on his back.

(Outcome) Billy O Brien def. Rafael Misiek via KO (Punch) at 0:29 of round 3.

 

(Welterweight Division, Championhip bout) Ville Paakkari© vs Taiki Aoki

(Review)

Round 1 - The welterweight champion was very aggressive early here, staggering Taiki Aoki with punching combinations, tagging him with crisp body shots, and even dropping him with a powerful head kick. This fight didn't look like it would make it out of the first minute, let alone the first round, but Aoki survived and clinched with Paakkari. In the clinch, the two fighters traded shots for the remainder of the round; Aoki pulled guard just before the final buzzer and immediately landed a sweep into full mount above the reigning champion.

 

Round 2 – Paakkari came out very aggressive again and this time it cost him; Paakkari missed a shot and Aoki countered with a takedown into The Champion's guard. Aoki went to work immediately, tagging Paakkari with vicious ground and pound that never seemed to end. Two minutes into the round, Aoki went for an armbar and Paakkari tapped!

(Outcome) Taiki Aoki def. Ville Paakkari via Submission (Armbar) at 2:39 of round 2 to become the new undisputed Fortitude FC Welterweight Champion of the world!

 

(Middleweight Division) Grey Wolf vs Rafael Aguete

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Round 1 – This fight turned into a wild slug fest with Grey Wolf aggressively standing in the pocket and trading with Aguete throwing way too many combinations without setting them up. Grey Wolf rocked Aguete midway through the round and finished him with a wild flurry before the buzzer sounded.

(Outcome) Grey Wolf def. Rafael Aguete via TKO (Strikes) at 4:44 of round 1.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division, Championship bout) Peter James© vs Brody Macbeth

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Round 1 – Peter James landed a big uppercut to start the fight; Macbeth tried to answer with a left hand but he hit nothing but air. James tried to clinch and Macbeth pushed away. Macbeth ate a left hook, tried again to respond with a left of his own but missed by a mile. Peter James landed a huge overhand right that dropped Brody Macbeth and James followed it up with ground and pound from mount, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

(Outcome) Peter James def. Brody Macbeth via TKO (Strikes) at 0:19 of round 1 to retain the undisputed Fortitude FC super-heavyweight champion of the world!


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"Successful debut was good, i knocked that fool the fuck out. I'm a late bloomer neglected by former managers, now i have finally found the right one and a few more brutal wins for me, and the title i shall grasp"


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FFC 20: James v Ralek is a mixed martial arts event being held by Fortitude FC on September 20, 2014 at Hayashi's Lounge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

 

(Super-heavyweight Division, Championship bout) Peter James© (11-5) vs Valentin Ralek (10-1)

(Preview) Fortitude FC super-heavyweight champion Peter James is right behind GPH on the title defense record. This is made possible by his quick turn arounds; James last fought on September 13 when he knocked out Brody Macbeth in just nineteen seconds to successfully defend his title. One week later, James is looking to defend his title against possibly his most dangerous opponent to date. Valentin Ralek is an undefeated Muay Thai stylist that started his career knocking opponents out in a brutal sequence of strikes. In recent fights, he has added a wrinkle to his game by clinching and hellbowing opponents until they're a bloody mess.

(Prediction) I think the clinch game of Ralek will prove difficult for James to overcome.

 

(Light-heavyweight Division, Championship bout) George Pierre Hennard© (9-3) vs Derek Burns (9-2-1)

(Preview) The undisputed light-heavyweight champion, George Pierre Hennard, looks to break the existing title defense record by successfully defending his title for the third time. This dominant Jiu-Jitsu powerhouse has successfully submitted nine foes and is on a four fight win streak within Fortitude FC- five overall. He has some of the best control of any fighter currently in Fortitude FC. He has never been knocked out in any of his professional appearances. Derek Burns is a kickboxing powerhouse with eight of his nine victories coming by way of knockout. His wrestling is very good although it may not rival that of the reigning champion's. Burns certainly has a puncher's chance in this fight.

(Prediction) George Pierre Hennard via submission.

 

(Middleweight Division) Randall Flagg (8-4) vs Rocky Nergal (9-3)

(Preview) Randall Flagg is the former Fortitude FC middleweight champion and a veteran fighter from RISE. He stopped Grey Wolf to claim the vacant Fortitude FC middleweight championship before getting submitted by Carlos Villa Lobos on his first title defense. Since then, Flagg has won back-to-back fights against Etienne Evans and Melvin Reem. Rocky Nergal is a newcomer to Fortitude FC and although he has pulled a tough assignment in facing Flagg, he has earned that level of competition. This Muay Thai stylist has also fallen in love with his ground game; he proudly holds a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu and half of his four stoppages come by way of submission.

(Prediction) Randall Flagg is one of the supreme strikers in the middleweight division but he struggles against stubborn Jiu-Jitsu fighters that can take him down from bell-to-bell. Therefore, I give this fight to Rocky Nergal via late submission or unanimous decision.

 

(Middleweight Division) Melvin Reem (11-8) vs Dale McCann (10-7)

(Preview) Melvin Reem is a Muay Thai stylist that prefers to kickbox rather than clinch with opponents. He has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is very hard to finish; he hasn't been stopped since September of 2013 aka three years game time. Dale McCann is a seasoned striker with access to private training and experience in a variety of fight leagues before signing with Fortitude FC. McCann has incredible knockout power but has been stopped several times in the past.

(Prediction) Melvin Reem takes this one by TKO.

 

(Welterweight Division) Haffaz Aladeen (5-2) vs Rusty Nales (5-3)

(Preview) Haffaz Aladeen is a racist caricature that is making his promotional debut with Fortitude FC. He cut his chops competing under the REVO banner, amassing a 3-1 record. He is a Muay Thai stylist that, while he won't bring you to the ground, is very aggressive and capable of stalling you out from his back. Rusty Nales has been through some tough fights since signing with Fortitude FC but that is due in no small part to his prior success. Rusty Nales is a tenacious and talented kickboxer that also happens to have a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt. The threat of submissions is there with Nales.

(Prediction) I believe that Aladeen will be just good enough to stay out of trouble and win a decision here.

 

(Heavyweight Division) John Goodman (7-4) vs Franklin Munchack (8-7)

(Preview) John Goodman, formerly known as Thiago Santana de Oliveira, is working with his third management team as of this fight. He first competed for the Umbrella Corporation fighting league where he found mixed success with his striking. From there, he retired and fought regional QFC shows. Since signing with Fortitude FC, he has knocked out Sagan Tyson only to be stopped by Magnus Barfot. Franklin Munchack is an extremely well rounded fighter. He has devastating knockout victories but is extremely dangerous on the ground as well. He recently took part in what I thought was one of the most technical and competetive ground fights when he fought Matt Barnett.

(Prediction) This one goes the distance after a long and grueling ground battle. I'm giving Munchack a slight edge because of his wrestling here.

 

(Middleweight Division) Alak Aksornpan (10-7) vs Biggie Shackleton (9-8)

(Preview) Alak Aksornpan is a kickboxer with lightning in his gloves; he has won the majority of his fights via brutal knockout. However, he is also quite competent on the ground. He has several submission victories on his record and even recorded a slam KO victory going for a takedown. Biggie Shackleton is a Jiu-Jitsu purple belt that uses his talents for ground and pound stoppages. The high point of Shackleton's career was when he defeated Freddy Baxter for the ECFL middleweight championship; however, he has found no love in Fortitude FC with three knockout defeats. This fight is a rematch of his debut in which Aksornpan defeated him by superman punch knockout.

(Prediction) Aksornpan can survive Shackleton's GnP and has the cardio to hurt Shackleton late in the fight.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Techo Alaga (7-7) vs Monkey Business (5-0)

(Preview) Techo Alaga is a freestyle fighter that has shown a willingness to throw a variety of techniques at his foe to see what works best. Most recently, he dominated former heavyweight contender Xavier Barbossa in the clinch for the duration of the first round of their fight but fell before his wrath in the second round. Monkey Business is an undefeated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt and an aggressive striker. He has fought the majority of his fights in the Fortitude FC super-heavyweight division, stopping all of his opponents.

(Prediction) Monkey Business by submission.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Antonio Santos (6-7) vs Babi Ala (3-1)

(Preview) Antonio Santos is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt riding a three fight winning streak. He currently isn't a member of any gym so you have to wonder what his cardio is like. Babi Ala is a Fortitude FC veteran, a dominant wrestler, and an absolute grinder. He won't finish you but he will smother you and out point you on the feet.

(Prediction) Gonna go with Ala via decision.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Gustavo Oliveira (1-4) vs Royler Gracie (7-2)

(Preview) Neither of these fighters are in good physical condition coming into this fight; both are low energy and unprepared for this. Gustavo is a low level blue belt and Gracie is a brown belt. Gracie came into the organization riding a five fight winning streak, defeated Donatan Cleo, and then got absolutely dismantled in back-to-back fights. He managed to right his direction in his last fight and looks to make it 3-2 in FFC with this fight.

(Prediction) Oliveira is coming in with an empty gas tank; Royler Gracie via first orund TKO or submission.


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FFC 20 was a mixed martial arts event held by Fortitude FC on September 20, 2014 at Hayashi's Lounge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Gustavo Oliveira vs Royler Gracie

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Round 1 – Just as I predicted, Oliveira had no gas in his tank and got taken down and submitted faster than you can say “Cat in a Hat”.

(Outcome) Royler Gracie def. Gustavo Oliveira via Submission (RNC) at 0:29 of round 1.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Antonio Santos vs Babi Ala

Round 1 – Babi Ala immediately clinched and tossed Santos to the ground in one motion. Santos responded by submitting Ala in a lightning quick Guillotine. Hm.

(Outcome) Antonio Santos def. Babi Ala via Submission (Guillotine) at 0:17 of round 1.

 

(Super-heavyweight Division) Techo Alaga vs Monkey Business

Round 1 – As Monkey Business began to takedown spam Alaga, Alaga countered with a body kick. Business got a takedown and Alaga popped right back up to his feet. Business flops a takedown attempt but finds success on his next attempt. Cue the submission spamming; Business went for submission after submission, ten in total, with the final attempt forcing the tap.

(Outcome) Monkey Business def. Techo Alaga via Submission (Kimura) at 3:36 of round 1.

 

(Middleweight Division) Alak Aksornpan vs Biggie Shackleton

Round 1 – Shackleton tried to score a takedown right out of the gate but Aksornpan stuffed it and the two fighters clinched; Aksornpan quickly broke out of the clinch and got back to a striking distance. From there, Aksornpan aggressively worked his leg kicks and combinations. Aksornpan clinched and Shackleton scored a trip takedown into side control. As Aksornpan aggressively tried to break free, Shackleton took his back and started working the ground and pound from the back mount. Despite surviving the round, Alak Aksornpan took a ton of damage from the ground and pound and was bleeding when the buzzer sounded.

 

Round 2 – Aksornpan tried to clinch and succumbed to a single leg takedown from Shackleton instead. From the guard of Aksornpan, Biggie Shackleton softened his foe up with ground and pound before passing into half guard. As Shackleton tried to lock in an armbar, Aksornpan used his momentum to reverse the position and land in the guard of Shackleton. Using the butterfly guard, Shackleton hit a scissor sweep and got back into half guard on top of Aksornpan. The two fighters wrestled for much of the rest of the round with Shackleton peppering Aksornpan with ground and pound while controlling the position. As Shackleton took a breather, the referee stood the fighters up. Neither man really accomplished much in the final seconds of the round.

 

Round 3 – Early in this round, Shackleton was finding no love with his takedowns and was eating shots instead. At about a minute in, Shackleton scored a takdown into the guard of Aksornpan. Shackleton easily passed into side control. As Aksornpan tried to get back to half guard, Shackleton jumped into full mount and started working the elbows and short punches, busting Aksornpan up even worse than he was already cut. At the halfway mark of the round, the referee stopped the fight at the doctor's advice due to the cut on Alak Aksornpan.

(Outcome) Biggie Shackleton def. Alak Aksornpan via TKO (Cut) at 2:32 of round 3.

 

(Heavyweight Division) John Goodman vs Franklin Munchack

Round 1 – Goodman went to work early landing punches and cutting Munchack. Munchack responded with a takedown into side control. As Munchack tried to work the ground and pound, Goodman regained half guard. Munchack tried to setup a submission and Goodman had none of it. Goodman got to full guard and controlled so Munchack stood back up. Goodman followed and tried valiently, perhaps a bit too aggressively, to hit Munchack with anything, anywhere. He landed a couple of solid leg kicks but not much else. Goodman scored a takedown this time and Munchack immediately tried to throw up a triangle choke. Goodman scored with a little ground and pound but was mostly content to control the position. Solid first round for John Goodman.

 

Round 2 – John Goodman was working the leg kick early and then dove into the guard of Munchack. As Munchack tried to work a submission, Goodman passed into side control. Munchack effortlessly reversed the position and found himself in the half guard of John Goodman. Munchack passed into full mount and started raining down blows from above. Goodman managed to get back to half guard but was still eating short elbows. Goodman tried to threaten with a submission and Munchack worked back into side control. Munchack whacked away at Goodman with elbows from side control and Goodman seemed to get hurt; as Goodman covered up, Munchack postured and worked him over with more ground and pound, forcing the stoppage.

(Outcome) Franklin Munchack def. John Goodman via TKO (Strikes) at 3:33 of round 2.

 

(Welterweight Division) Haffaz Aladeen vs Rusty Nales

Round 1 – Haffaz Aladeen was getting the better of the early striking exchanges so Rusty Nales decided to clinch with him against the cage. This strategy did little to change the momentum of the fight, however, as Aladeen happily obliged him by hammering him with short range punches and threatening with knees. Rusty Nales tried several times to pull guard; his final attempt to bring the fight to the ground from the clinch resulted in Nales falling to his back and Aladeen getting back to a striking distance. Aladeen was working the jab and leg kicks while Nales tried to return fire and clinch. Out of the blue, Rusty Nales caught Haffaz Aladeen with a beautiful combination that put him on his back, dazed but not out, and Nales allowed him to get back to his feet. Aladeen tried to get back in the fight by throwing a monster head kick that missed by a mile and Nales dropped Aladeen with another combination. As Aladeen fired back, Nales dove in with a takedown and ended up in Aladeen's guard. With nothing happening on the ground, the referee stood them back up. The remainder of the round was a classic kickboxing match with both guys landing some shots.

 

Round 2 – Rusty Nales came out very aggressive with strikes and clinch attempts, takedown attempts and more strikes. Aladeen rushed forward and drove Nales against the cage and Nales whiffed a couple of takedown attempts. Aladeen broke free from his own clinch and went to work with straight punches and leg kicks, landing more than he was missing. Nales, not liking the sudden success of Aladeen, landed another takedown into Aladeen's guard. As Nales whiffed an elbow attempt, Aladeen reversed into the guard of Rusty Nales. Rusty Nales responded by immediately reversing back into Aladeen's guard. As Rusty Nales tried to stand up, Aladeen reversed him and landed in his guard; Nales immediately reversed again and got back into guard. Rusty Nales passed to half guard but ended up back in guard to close out the round.

 

Round 3 – As Haffaz Aladeen picked up his pace and started getting aggressive with his leg kicks and straight punches, I'm sure that Rusty Nales regretted not pushing for the knockout in the first round. Nales clinched and Aladeen responded with a knee to the head of Nales. Aladeen broke out of the clinch and missed with a few shots before getting taken down. With Nales in his half guard, Aladeen slipped a foot under and got full guard. Aladeen went for a submission but with nothing happening, the referee stood them back up. Aladeen immediately worked his leg kicks some more; he was obviously slowing down from the leg kicks and having trouble landing shots here. Nales did, however, score with a takedown into side control. After missing with some ground and pound, Nales decided to stand again; Aladeen immediately capitalized with more leg kicks. Nales did manage to score another takedown to close out the round but it was too little too late.

(Outcome) Haffaz Aladeen def. Rusty Nales via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

 

(Middleweight Division) Melvin Reem vs Dale McCann

Round 1 – Both guys were aggressive and throwing shots. Neither guy was able to clinch besides both guys trying to instigate it. Reem was successful in landing a better variety of shots while McCann only successfully landed three strikes.

(Outcome) Melvin Reem def. Dale McCann via KO (Punches) at 2:05 of round 1.

 

(Middleweight Division) Randall Flagg vs Rocky Nergal

Round 1 – Both fighters were landing blows early; Flagg landed a nice straight punch but Nergal was connecting cleanly and more often. So, Randall Flagg initiated a clinch with Nergal. In the clinch, Rocky Nergal was throwing short shots in a high volume. He wasn't landing much but he was definitely threatening with elbows and punches. Feeling that he wasn't getting the better of the position, Flagg broke free of the clinch and ate more kicks. Flagg clinched again and immediately ate a knee to the head. Nergal landed a takedown into the guard of the former champion and Flagg reversed into his guard. Flagg tried to advance position and fell into an armbar out of nowhere!

(Outcome) Rocky Nergal def. Randall Flagg via Submission (Armbar) at 3:28 of round 1.

 

(Light-heavyweight Division, Championship bout) George Pierre Hennard© vs Derek Burns

Round 1 – As The Challenger charged forward with big punches, GPH landed a takedown into his guard. GPH powered his way into half guard and went for a topside guillotine that didn't go very far. As the audience started to boo, Burns tried to explode out of the position and Hennard locked in an arm triangle choke that forced the tap. George Pierre Hennard becomes the first champion to successfully defend his title three consecutive times!

(Outcome) George Pierre Hennard def. Derek Burns via Submission (Arm Triangle) at 2:37 of round 1 to retain the Undisputed Fortitude FC Light-heavyweight Championship of the world!

 

(Super-heavyweight Division, Championship bout) Peter James© vs Valentin Ralek

Round 1 – Early on, Ralek did a nice job of landing leg kicks and avoiding any damage from The Champion. However, James maanged to duck his way inside of Ralek's kicks and land a powerful left hook that opened an early cut on Ralek. Ralek wanted to clinch and James was having none of that business. James avoided the clinch attempt and countered with straight punches and body shots. Ralek tried to clinch and James responded with yet more abuse. As Ralek tried to score with more kicks, James caught him with a big right hand that sent him straight to the floor! Ralek got back to his feet on rubbery legs but was a stationary target as James rushed forward with a flurry of strikes that put him out cold! Peter James becomes the first man to defeat Valentin Ralek!

(Outcome) Peter James def. Valentin Ralek via KO (Punches) at 1:22 of round 1 to retain the Undisputed Fortitude FC Super-heavyweight Championship of the world!

 

[After Action Report]

 

Fortitude FC Records (As of 9/20/14)

 

Most Victories in Org: Tadeusz Ostrowski (6)

 

Most (T)KO victories: Valek Ralen (5), Peter James (5)

 

Most SUB victories: Tadeusz Ostrowski (5), George Pierre Hennard (5)

 

Top of the Class
 

The following fighters have reached a point of local recognition across Rio de Janeiro:

Peter James (265+ lbs) (#4) +5

Magnus Barfot (265 lbs) (#9) -1

John Bzdunek (135 ls) (#7) -3

 

Active Winning Streaks (3 or more)

 

George Pierre Hennard (5)

Peter James (5)

Monkey Business (5)

John Bzdunek (4)

Damian Kazimierczak (3)

Magnus Barfot (3)

Carlos Villa Lobos (3)

 

 

Reigning Champions

 

Bantamweight (135 lbs)

 

John Bzdunek – Reigning Champion, One Defense (Next fight: Unknown)

Benny Caine – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Welterweight (170 lbs)

 

Taiki Aoki – Reigning Champion, No Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

Ville Paakkari – Former Champion, One Defense

Grant Benton – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Middleweight (185 lbs)

 

Carlos Villa Lobos (4-2) – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

Randall Flag (6-4) – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Light-heavyweight (205 lbs)

 

George Pierre Hennard – Reigning Champion, Three Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

Juan Mott – Former Champion, No Defenses

 

Heavyweight (265 lbs)

 

Magnus Barfot – Reigning Champion, Two Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)

 

Super-heavyweight – 265+ lbs

 

Peter James – Reigning Champion, Three Defenses (Next fight: Unknown)


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