Batoru FC 3
HARD KNOCKS CASINO
NOV 24, 2018
Good evening everyone and welcome to the land of the rising sun! Batoru Fighting Championships brings you their 3rd installment here in Tokyo, as they hope those hardcore fans are ready for another exciting nights of cage fighting. The last event had six stoppages as the event rating rose ten percent higher, and Johnny Twborg continued his streak with a TKO victory over Charles Kamen in the main event. With another group of veteran and aspiring challengers on the card lets look at the top five fights of the evening!
Main Event 145 Lbs
Alejandro "Osito" Sepulveda (274884) vs. "Reaper" Lachlan Cassidy (270091)
A five rounder here with two tough ass veterans looking to show why they deserve a title fight with a statement win here tonight. Osito (22-15-2) a former MMA Helsinki Champion has been in past championship mode, but as of late has hit a bit of a slump and looks to rebound here at Batoru FC. He is a fighter that has world class thai fighing abilities where he is also 2-1 as a KT fighter, but he also has excellent grappling to support the stand up for those mma fights on the ground. He has 9 KO's and 9 submissions along with 4 wins by decision, there is no where he can't fight and if his gameplan is solid and he is focused he can begin a new streak with his elite boxing and black belt around his waist. He will have to do so against veteran Cassidy (19-6) who also was a champion with MMA Helsinki, but never crossed paths with Sepulveda before. Cassidy went on a 3 fight losing streak where he changed management and since the change he is 1-0 and signed with Batoru FC. Cassidy is right up there with abilities in the stand up and on the ground, just slightly behind his opponent. He tendencies show that he wants more of a stand up fight as 14 of his wins are by TKO/KO. Cassidy will need to ready to defend takedowns from his well versed opponent who may want to exploit his advanced jiu jitsu skills.
Prediction: Sepulveda by Sub, triangle
Brandon "Hippopotamus" Bowen (319186) vs. Sam "Cannonball" Bellafontane (335382)
Bowen (4-4) is hungry for a finish in this fight and get his 5th win of his career. He owns all 4 wins by KO/TKO and with excellent boxing with a big ass right hand he can knock a hole in a brick wall, especially for a super duper cheese deluxe bacon burger and fries! He has cut back a little to prepare his cardio for the fight, so you know afterwards he will splurge himself to food. Now, just because he is 300 lbs doesn't mean he can do jiu jitsu, they have what is called big man jiu jitsu, and its about using your weight as an advantage and strength to brutalize your opponent into a submission. Brandon has yet to show off these abilities to finish a fight, but you never know because his opponent Bellafontane (3-5) uses his strikes to set up takedowns, and being the shorty, uglier, fatty he will use that leverage to get up under his opponents and smother them on the ground into ground n pound tko. So, Brandon will want to stay on his feet to stop the takedowns as that is Bellafontane's bread and peanut butter, but watch out he does have heavy hands as well. If the fight does go down, look for Brando Bowen to show us some jiu jitsu and we may even see some crazy submission.
Prediction: Bowen by KO, uppercut super sized
Rumpel Stiltskin (310214) vs. Ziyardi Batukayev (329120)
The main event features an two brawlers with similar basic ideas of fighting, but two different approaches with their style. Both fighters are brawlers with better than your stock of the mill blue belt blues in jiu jitsu. Instead you have some high level grappling experience as both fighters have a combined submission wins of 12. Lets try to examine a little more closer.
Stiltskin (8-0) has a one track mind, and its no trick. Stiltskin a former EFL Champion wants you down and he will do what he needs to do to make you go there. As it has been his only way to win, all eight wins have come by submissions. He has an excellent gas tank and has some punch if he ever intends to throw one. He is shorter and stockier than Batukayev, which gives him a takedown advantage as long has his opponent doesn't have the better use of footwork and escapes. Batukayev (5-2) has lots of amateur experience, and he too likes the ground game, with four of his five wins have come by submissions. What he does differently is that he is more of a versatile fighter who likes to include different attacks into his game plan. Looking back on his past fights, he is a brawler that will throw kicks at you where most brawlers don't. He fights in clinch, in boxing, and in muay thai. Will this be enough to give him a slight edge?
Prediction: Stiltskin by Sub, armbar
Christopher "Mr. Takedown" Blackburn (337374) vs. Theophile Bonnet (329124)
Blackburn (1-0) easily took care of the opposition as his nickname "Mr. Takedown" spoken true. He took his opponent down and in a manner of a few ground and pound flurries with a monster elbow and that was all she wrote as the referee intervened to save the opponent from further destruction. A younger fighter at 19 years of age, he will come in against an older Bonnet (2-1-1) who has some more experience but also cuts like he is a paper man is looking for a grinding, deeper fight as all his fights have gone the distance. Blackburn will need to be careful about the take downs, because Bonnet has some decent wrestling and a blue belt in jiu jitsu as well. Don't count anyone out! Bonnet will look to keep this fight on the feet, and if he succeeds then it could be a hard lesson to learn from the younger Blackburn.
Prediction: Bonnet by Dec
Yusuke "The Ninja" Yamanashi (339389) vs. Perdue "The Spider" Willshire (323383)
Yamanashi (1-1) defeated Malkova by submission in his Batoru FC debut. He has respectable boxing and also working hard to advance his two stripe blue belt in jiu jitsu. Both fighters compliment each other as they are almost identical in size, but Perdue (3-10) has definitely not had the luck and some say the proper skill to compete at the highest levels.
Yamanasi likes to set up his takedowns with strikes, or combination attempts used not exactly to land flush, but to make his opponent cover and hide in order to get the takedown. Perdue, has lost seven of his past eight fights and this fight makes it no easier. Perdue is a counter fighter that may need to become more aggressive, because he has the KO power to displace his opponents head. Perdue or "The Spider" has had issues with taking some punishment on the chin and he must protect himself better in this fight to have a strong chance to bite the Ninja.
Prediction: Yamanishi by KO
Jesus Maria "Leon" Zeledon Castro (328199) vs. Wen Chou (329121)
A respected leader of the Lions, Jesus Maria "Leon" Zeledon Castro is the man of many names. "Leon" (0-1) is making his second fight against a veteran Chou. He lost his first fight by a three round decision and he has shaken that fight off and used it to fuel his lion heart to face Chou. Chou (1-2-1) fights with a high motor and looks to be very unorthodox and wild. Leon has exceptional wrestling and a purple belt, while Chou still holds a white belt and no strong grappling training leading up to this fight, I wonder what his fight camp was doing? With not much background on either, is it not obvious to see that Leon will look to immediately take down Chou and ground his motor to run in the direction of his choosing. Chou will look to keep the fight up on the feet, but will ultimately have a hard time of doing that as long as he can fend off those countless takedowns by Leon.
Prediction: Castro by Submission, Keylock
Frank "Frankson" Irrozios (299527) vs. Petr "The Bee" Kotrc (318479)
Irrozios is a boxer and he owns 14 KO's out of his 16 wins. Kotrc is jack of all trades, with some standard training in all fields, but not enough to stop a talented fighter who can easily defend. Irrozios (16-11) loves to let those hands fly and will go to the body and sync up combinations when he thinks he's got them almost gone. His killer instinct proves to be his downfall at times when exchanging he forgets to cover himself and leaves his chin or temple out there to be countered with a nasty punch. Irrozios shoud protect better and not be as aggressive. With over 30 total fights, he has the experience that should guide him when adversity confronts him inside the cage. Kotrc, six years younger that Irrozios has tremendous knockout power, but that is for when he gets close enough to actually land it first. "The Bee" (4-8) has a huge size advantage over Irrozios, and he must use good agility and jab his way to set up his takedown which seems to be where he has the best advantage because he has five KO losses and if he stands with Irrozios, he will have number six.
Prediction: Irrozios by KO
There you have it folks, Batoru Fighting Championship 3 looks to showcase these talented fighters to Tokyo as entertaining warriors! Looking to continue building up their hype and brand and building a future star from within the land of the rising sun!
Write up: Slade Sanders