265+ : Escobar De Vega vs Nelson Muntz
Age: 39 Age: 40
Height: 192 cm Height: 185 cm
Weight: 221 lbs Weight: 180 lbs
Record: 25-10-1 (WWWLW) Record: 43-12-1 (WWWLL)
With the greatest of pleasure we present to you the finals of the Old Dog For The Road tournament between Escobar De Vega and Nelson Muntz here at Aspire MMA, Escobar having lost via KO (Punch) in the very first round of the tournament went on to make a spectacular recovery with KO win's over Arne Riseman and Olof Orkidea in the very first round. Coming up against Avon Barksdale at the fourth event in the tournament it was not until late into the second round that Escober's crisp jab followed by a devastating cross rocked Barksdale quickly followed up by a right to the chin that sent him hurtling to the ground. Displaying his killer instinct Escobar followed his devestated opponent to the ground unloading strikes until the referee managed to separate the two men, following the event a challenge came from Nelson Muntz to finally settle the score.
Nelson took a diffrent path to this fight having secured his first round victory over Escobar he went on to face Marcel Clasie in a three round decision domination that was highlighted by the relentless pace Muntz had set leaving Clasie unable to answer back having gassed early into the second round. Following his win Nelson went on to fight Abed Nadir on the 25th of February 2017, narrowly loseing the first round having failed to defend a takedown and suffering the onslaught of ground and pound that followed Nelson dug deep and managed to keep the fight standing for the majority of the second round picking up crucial points. By the third and final round Nelson's commanding leg kicks had decimated Nadir's resolve and finally paved a way to victory for the Springfield native.
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Escobar starts off with a loaded right hand but Muntz displays fantastic reflexes by slipping past and responding with a nasty looking inside leg kick that echoed around the arena and was followed up by a series of strikes to Escobar's gut checking his resolve, not wanting to be outdone Escobar let everyone in attendance know he was not be under-estimated pulling out and landing a colossal head kick not many would of seen coming momentarily stunning Muntz who tried to retaliate with a high kick of his own but failed to land resulting in an all out standup slug fest with both fighters whaling on each other as the crowd in attendance raised to its feet in appreciation of these two veteran warriors giving their all, Muntz looking to decimate the body of Escobar while his opponent continued to look for power kicks that might lead to a finish.
Late into the first round Muntz feinted as Escobar raised his hands in defence and changed levels to secure a beautiful takedown into Escobar's guard. Trying to control the action for the remainder of the bout despite Escobar's attempts to advance his position it was Muntz who had done enough to secure the nod from the judges.
Picking up where he left of Escobar once again looked aggressive as he searched for the ultimate power strike to put Muntz to sleep with but ever elusive Nelson Muntz had other ideas and went to work on Escobar's mid-section with both fighters looking absolutely exhausted it was Escobar who seemed to have taken the majority of the punishment so far with Muntz's exemplary striking defense and physical conditioning unprecedented for a man of his age giving him the slight advantage but nobody in the arena could argue that either man left anything behind in the cage as an all out brawl ensued stopping only briefly in the closing moments of the round as Escobar decided to try his look and successful took Muntz down into half guard and worked secure a kimura attempt that allowed Muntz to recover into full guard.
Muntz having glanced up at the clock understood it was only a short period of time he had to survive the position and chose to play very defensive for the remained of the round while Escobar continued to reign down and often miss his target with ground and pound, in the closing second of the round Escobar attempted to pass into half guard but Muntz was able to reverse the situation and secure the top position as the crowd loudly cheered him on peppering Escobar with shots of his own the close out the round.
In the final round of what has been a spectacular tournament pitting the very best the world has to offer in geriatric MMA it's safe to say that nobody on the entire card put more heart into his fight than these two men who proceeded to have an all out bell-to-bell standup war in the third round with Muntz utilising his unpredictable leg striking style to keep Escobar off-balance the majority of the round while Escobar proved to be an always-dangerous opponent hurting Muntz with several key strikes but this one went the distance and Muntz had comfortably established dominance in the face of greatness proving that he is by Unanimous Decision the NEW undisputed Old Dog For The Road tournament champion!
Winner - Nelson Muntz by way of Unanimous Decision : Fight Rating 70%
265lbs : Sendou Kitano vs Bubba Dee
Age: 23 Age: 23
Height: 196 cm Height: 197 cm
Weight: 252 lbs Weight: 270 lbs
Record: 9-5-0 (LLWWW) Record: 8-3-0 (LWLWW)
Once the kingpin of 265lbs the former champion Sendou Kitano lost his title at Just Bleed 24 on the 11th of February to current champion Huell Babineaux via KO in the very first round, looking to build back up he next faced former Strikeforce Union champion James Quinn Mcdonagh taking a loss to TKO (Punches) in the opening seconds of the bout due to what many consider a baffling result. Touted as one of the most promising young fighters on the roster Sendou Kitano is expected to claw his way back to the top of the division but Legion of Doom manager Ryan Maile has other ideas having put forward his fighter Bubba Dee as a potential road block to Kitano's plans.
Bubba Dee possess some of the most dangerous hands in the organisation with a legitimate single punch KO ability to his credit he proves to be a constant threat to his opponents with his explosive power and fantastic cardiovascular capacity his only career losses are to the very top level's of competition by decision, his chin unquestionable this warrior will look to derail Sendou Kitano's rise from the ashes.
Calling early on for Bubba to abandon a successful counter into the clinch it was clear Bubba's corner did not want to test Sendou's ample Muay Thai skills instructing him to remain on the outside and pick his shots the fruits were quickly realised as a crisp left hand left Sendou with a cut under his left eye that would go on to trouble him for the remained of the first round as Bubba continued to lay forward a barrage of single punch connections that left Kitano in a world of trouble. Seeking to return the fight to the clinch only to find it escaped moments later by Bubba this quickly became a game of cat and mouse with Bubba using his slight reach advantage to keep at optimal range while accurately picking apart the visibly wounded left eye area of Kitano leading to significant damage causing the referee some pause for thought at this time.
As if to say "Anything you can do I can do better" Sendoku left Bubba a receipt with a short sharp jab leaving a visible cut above his Bubba's left eye but it was clear that Sendou was going to have to change something in the intermittent round as Bubba comfortably took the nod from the judges in the first round.
Elusive is the way I would describe Sendou in the early goings of the second round checking leg kicks and responding to strikes with slippery effect avoiding all significant strikes thrown by Bubba and countering with his seasoned boxing acquired at a young age while training at the Forest Hill Gym in London, additionally the discipline learned from a year studying with the Kenjutsu masters of Japan was surely time well served as Sendou was able to completely negate Bubba in the standup despite failing to secure the clinch for the majority of the round. Visibly shaken by the events of the second round Bubba returned to his corner wondering what he would have to do to find his way back to his dominant display in the first round.
As both corners finished up work on the left eye's of the fighters it was Bubba who looked the worse of it with Sendoku's early cut having early coagulated to the point it was no longer impairing his vision while Bubba's less experienced corner seemed to struggle to get the problem under control, Sendou opened up with a counter right hand to a failed body shot and used his impressive speed to keep the action in his favour as he continued to punish Bubba with scathing low kicks and powerful looking single shots to the head leading to an additional damage to Bubba's eye, tempted to step in and call the fight the referee was constantly checking the vision of the grievously wounded fighter Bubba Dee as Sendou continued his unrelenting assault for the remained of the round.
Winner - Sendou Kitano by way of Unanimous Decision : Fight Rating 61%
170lbs : Bomb Com vs Chance Birmbaum
Age: 24 Age: 24
Height: 178 cm Height: 175 cm
Weight: 175 lbs Weight: 176 lbs
Record: 6-2-0 (LWWWW) Record: 10-6-1 (LLLWW)
Both of the following combatants have one thing in common, the controversial figure Jack Stone. Chance Birmbaum was riding high following his 170lbs championship victory over Your Name Here back in November of 2016 but was quickly dethroned by Jack Stone losing via unanimous decision at Just Bleed 15, since then his fortunes have continued to slump with a return bout loss to Your Name Here via decision at Just Bleed 22 and a TKO (Strikes) loss to Ivan Gore at Just Bleed 25.5, tonight is a must-win situation if this warrior wants to return to the title picture anytime soon!
His opponent Bomb "Dot" Com is fresh off a controversial loss to Jack Stone via split decision at Just Bleed 27 following a five-fight win streak leading into the bout, a result that was highly contested at the time with calls to re-match at the earliest opportunity it was Jack Stone who decided to leave the organisation and pursue other opportunities leaving Bomb Com high and dry. Seeking his redemption Bomb Com was more than happy to accept an opportunity against former champion Chance Birmbuam with hopes a victory here tonight will bring him one step closer to his childhood dream of holding championship gold.
Following a series of leg kegs from both fighters it was Chance that went in and secured the takedown but it was Bomb who had firm control of the situation even from the bottom holding Chance's head his tightly to mitigate the danger, warned by the referee that his pattering of ground and pound was not enough activity Chance was eventually stood back up and almost immediately the fight moved into the clinch resulting in Chance pulling guard and re-establishing ground control before attempting a triangle submission that Com managed to easily avoid.
Not content to let sleeping dogs lie Chance proceeded to stay active on the ground searching for numerous submission attempts that often looked like hitting the target but Bomb remaining cool under the pressure defended well while seeking to advance his position and stave off the BJJ of the former champion, having done enough to secure the ground Chance smiled as he returned to his corner.
Raising the intensity for the second round Bomb once again went to work on the legs of Chance before pushing the fight into the clinch and working extremely aggressively against Chance who once again looked for and secured a single leg takedown late into the first minute of the round but was quickly reversed by a nice sweep leading Bomb in the top position. Working from the bottom Chance once again put his brown belt to good use keeping Bomb ever defensive as he went for three more submission attempts but was eventually reset to the standup by a referee following a lack of action late into the third minute of the round, presumably due to exhaustion on the part of both fighters.
Looking drained at the start of the third round Chance took an undefended slap to the face and reacted by forcing the clinch looking to do some damage and get out before Bomb could respond but Bomb got the better of both exchanges and pursued his destructive intent for the remained of the ground landing hard hooks to the body and repeated shoulder strikes as he continued to stuff Chance's repeated takedown attempts, showing his dominance in the third and final round Bomb would land a massive head kick out of the blue that sent Birmbaum tumbling towards the canvas, not allowing his opponent a moment's respite Bomb followed his opponent down and secured the mount reigning down strikes until the referee was forced to step in.
Winner - Bomb Com by way of TKO (Strikes) : Fight Rating 57%
145lbs : Peter Heart vs Aaron Rodgers
Age: 23 Age: 23
Height: 180 cm Height: 170 cm
Weight: 155 lbs Weight: 157 lbs
Record: 5-3-0 (LLWWW) Record: 6-8-0 (LLWWL)
Peter Heart is truly one of the Aspire MMA greats having been here since the early inception of the organisation and always providing quality performances and often some of the most exciting finishes we have seen in the Aspire cage, having picked up recent losses to both Carl Kingston and Derui Pake he will be looking to get back to winning way's against his opponent tonight Aaron Rodger's.
Rodger's having lost to Rock Chuck at Just Bleed 26 on the 25th of February 2017 by unanimous decision know's that tonight is the time to draw on his 5 career (T)KO victories and return to finishing way's as he looks to avoid the judgement of his peers having lost seven of his previous fights via decision.
Heavy handed Aaron Rodgers worked hard early with a vicious looking combination strike counter to a missed hook by Heart that seemed to hurt and continued to look for big power counter strikes that would hopefully distract consistent combatant Peter Heart from implementing his will on the fight, Heart responded with a body hook that seemed to take the wind out of Rodgers who scrambled to take the fight into the clinch using his notable strength to force the issue and began to seek out a takedown attempt to no avail.
Having successfully defend numerous takedown attempts it became clear Rodgers gas tank had taken a real hit and Hearts consistent body shots had done the intended damage by around the secound minute. Receiving a brutal looking shot to the eye socket that may very well of broken his orbital bone, theirs some real concern coming from his corner at this time and Heart has secured a takedown from the clinch securing the round in dominant fashion.
In-between rounds Rodgers corner confirmed his eye socket was hurt but not critical and sent him back up with instruction to take Hearts head off but it was once again his opponent who had the best of the following round sticking to his body shot based game-plan and sapping the very desire to fight from his waning victim with every shot, both in and out of the clinch Heart was able to get the better leading to a second round nod from the judges.
Early in the third round Rodgers was rocked by a crisp looking left hook but was able to stay in the fight feinting a shoulder and throwing a nice set of leg kicks to keep Heart at bay, knowing a finish would be required to pick up the victories Aaron Rodgers despite his clear exhaustion looked like a different fighter in the final round scoreing many successful strikes and putting Heart in danger on more than once occasion but unable to find the big strike he needed to secure a finish it was all made too easy for the judges on the night.
Winner - Peter Heart by way of Unanimous Decision : Fight Rating 43%