8 of the 8 fighters left are from different countries so diverse backgrounds. ill be interested to see how carver frost does as he is going to fight a brown belt in bjj next and if he wins than a wonderful wrestler so he has to go through a bunch of ground fighters to make finals and the first ground fighter he fought he won in 5 seconds. i cant wait to see the russian wrestler vs another kirby family wrestler who got to the finals last tournament.
Ironman Fight Club - Official Thread
Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:57 PM
Iron Man Fight Club
New Blood V.2 Round 1 - Post Fight Recap
7th January 2018 – Hyashi’s Lounge, Los Angeles
Main Event – Iron Man Division
Schmorgen Biscuit vs. “Gypsy” Tommy Walcott
The main event featured one of two big rematches of the evening with Schmorgen Biscuit taking on “Gypsy” Tommy Walcott.
In their first encounter Walcott won a controversial decision in a fight that many believed Biscuit had edged.
Nothing drastic had changed between then and now so fans of both fighters were looking forward to a witnessing a clear cut result this time around. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be as controversy reared it’s ugly head once again leaving things between these two even less definite.
Round one opened with Biscuit securing an early takedown from the clinch and Walcott showcasing some improved ground defense as he fended off the submission attempt from Biscuit and managed to reverse his larger opponent. Biscuit fought hard to regain position but Walcott was content to stall from half guard and doing just enough to look busy for the referee. The action dropped a few levels as both fighters cancelled out each others actions but close to the end of the round Biscuit managed to slip a leg through and regain full guard but was unable to do anything with it as the bell sounded to close round one.
Round two and Walcott landed a nice uppercut on Biscuit and followed up with some jabs and combinations that missed their mark. Biscuit moved into the clinch and began driving knees into Walcotts body with Walcott picking his chances to return fire when he could. Both fighters stayed active but Biscuit seemed to be the more aggressive. Walcott defended well and managed to block most of the knees from Biscuit as well as his attempts at a takedown and, as the round drew to a close, began to land more frequently.
Going into the third and final round it was unclear just who was ahead but Walcott seemed to take the initiative and landed with a good uppercut. Biscuit attempt to follow up with a double leg but Walcott saw it coming and instead was bundled up against the cage. Biscuit landed a good knee to the midsection as he controlled Walcott in the clinch and managed to sneak through a nice elbow that open up a cut on Walcott. Biscuit worked aggressively once more but missed far more than he landed while Walcott managed to tag him back clean in return. Just after the three minute mark, Biscuit managed to secure a single leg and took Walcott down to the ground where he starting landing with some strikes on the ground. Walcott managed to reverse just before the end of the round.
As the judges scores were read out it was clear that some had different opinions on what they’d just seen with one judge seeing it Biscuits way and two scoring for Walcott giving Walcott a split decision victory.
Tommy Walcott defeats Schmorgan Biscuit by Decision (Split)
Although it wasn’t the decisive conclusion that many had hoped for the result made it two for two for Tommy Walcott and with both fighters now going their separate ways in separate divisions it seems unlikely that their paths will need to cross again.
Walcott now improves his record to 9-3 and is likely to enter the lightweight rankings at #2 but with some less than impressive recent form and an even more recent loss to division leader Klaus Chugman he may need to pick up another victory before he is guaranteed a place competing for the vacant lightweight title.
For Biscuit, the loss ends a three fight win streak and adds another “L” to his record putting him at 8-4. Biscuit will now move into the IFC middleweight division and is very likely to be ranked somewhere around the #5 mark.
Co-Main Event – Iron Man Division
Wolfgang Lee Roth vs. “Red Ribbon Armys” Android Seventeen
The co-main event of the evening featured a returning Wolfgang Lee Roth taking on heavy hitting heavyweight Android Seventeen in a rematch of their first encounter in which Lee Roth put on the performance of a lifetime to get the first round submission win in a fight many believed him to be the underdog.
With rumors flying around that Lee Roth’s return wasn’t being taking seriously by his camp with Lee Roth’s mental state and absent manager being the biggest concern by those close to him, there were fears that we weren’t going to see the very best Wolfgang Lee Roth in the cage tonight. After thirty seven seconds of the first round, all those fears washed away.
The fight started furiously with Wolfgang missing with a big telegraphed uppercut from far out and Seventeen pushing back with a slapping kick across the body and a crisp jab to the face before Lee Roth took the opportunity to bring Seventeen down to the mat and gain side control. Lee Roth quickly worked into position for a kimura and feeling secure, torqued the arm forcing Android Seventeen no option but to submit and end the fight
Wolfgang Lee Roth defeated Android Seventeen by Submission (Kimura) at 0:37 of Round 1
A superb result for Lee Roth and with it removing all doubt of getting lucky in their first fight. Unfortunately however the future is uncertain with Lee Roth’s management having yet to resurface and sign the contracts takings him into the new lightweight division where he would no doubt be an instant top 5 fighter.
The curse of the submission remains for Android Seventeen who now drops to his seventh loss in a row and sixth submission loss within those. Somewhere along the lines Seventeen must have really upset the gods of BJJ and perhaps only a pilgrimage to Rio to obtain his black belt could appease their fury. Seventeen will remain in what will now be re-branded as the IFC heavyweight division and will get back to fighting the bigger boys of the org
New Blood Tournament V.2 – Round 1 (Fights in order of brackets)
It was another intense night of tournament action with each and every fighter putting it on the line for a shot at the New Blood title. There was some interesting results with some fighters emerging as heavy favorites to take it all.
Mohammed Ruslanov vs. Sal Sizzaro
Our tournament opener featured one of the early favorites in Russian wrestler Mohammed Ruslanov as he took on big Jamaican Sal Sizzaro.
It was a hard, gritty, competitive three round affair with Sizzaro faring much better than the oddsmakers would have had you think.
Round one went to Ruslanov who took advantage of some wild striking by Sizarro to hit an early takedown and land in guard. Ruslanov kept very busy while on the floor constantly looking to improve posistion whilst peppering big Sal with some ground and pound throughout. Sizarro at least attempted some offense with a couple of submission attempts but overal it was all Ruslanov.
Round two was more even more of a dominating one for Ruslanov as he once again hit the early takedown and proceeded to chip away at a prone Sizzarro for the entirety of the round.
Going into the third and final round Sizarro would have known he was two rounds down and would need a finish to guarantee progress in the tournament and much to his credit he did manage to make things very interesting.
Third round began with Sizarro throwing out jabs and body shots that missed by quite a distance and Ruslanov attempting takedowns which Sizzarro defended well. The fight went on like this for a couple of minutes and Sizarro still probing for the fight ending punch when he suddenly changed tactics and followed up an overhand right with a takedown of his own. Ruslanov reacted just a second too late and found himself on his back for the first time in the fight. He wasn’t there long however as he quickly reversed into the guard of Sizarro but perhaps that’s what Sizzaro had anticipated and instantly threw up a quick triangle attempted that Ruslanov was forced to defend. Ruslanov was happy to throw little shots from guard from then on but not before one final attempt to finish the fight by Sizzaro who in the last minute got an arm round the Russians neck and tried for a guillotine choke to no avail. The bell sounded and a knowing Ruslanov got to his feet to await the judges decision.
Mohammed Ruslanov defeated Sal Sizzaro by Decision (Unanimous)
Ruslanov now moves into the second round but after such a long and tiring fight like tonight he may have to take a little time off to regain his energy and that will eat into his training time.
Jake “The Rattlesnake” Kirby vs. James Dean Bradfield
Next up we got out first glimpse of this tournaments entry from the Kirby family and expectations couldn’t have been higher as Jake “The Rattlesnake” Kirby took on Welsh boxer James Dean Bradfield.
It was no surprise to anyone when Kirby landed a lightening fast takedown with the first move on the fight and put Bradfield squarely on his back. Now completely out of his element, Bradfield could only wriggle uncomfortably as Kirby proceeded to tee-off on his defenseless opponent and it wasn’t long before Kirby opened up a big cut on Bradfield. A minute in and with Kirby laying it on heavy, Bradfield’s cut began to get worse and worse and after some big hammerfists to the face the referee halted to fight to seek the opinion of the doctor who decided that the damage was too severe and the fight needed to be stopped there.
Jake Kirby defeated James Dean Bradfield by TKO (Cut) at 2:21 of Round 1.
With expectations met, Jake Kirby marches on fresh and unscathed to set up a tantalizing second round showdown with fellow wrestler Mohammed Ruslanov. Ruslanov will have size on his side but will he be able to deal with the aggressive style of this Kirby fighter? We absolutely cannot wait to find out
Kurt “Nightcrawler” Wagner vs. Dai Zexi
Our third tournament fight was a battle of the BJJ Brown Belts with American Kurt “Nightcrawler” Wagner taking on China’s entry into the tournament Dai Zexi.
Zexi opened up round one with some attempts at tagging Wagner’s body before following up with a nice takedown into side control. It was interesting to see whether Zexi’s slight advantage in the wrestling would effect the grappling element of the fight and initially it looked like it would as Zexi maintained control on top and threatened with submissions. Around a minute in Wagner managed to get back to half guard and made some attempts at a couple of awkward submissions from there. Zexi kept busy with some ineffective strikes from top and both fighters traded submission attempts before being stood up with thirty seconds of the round to go. Zexi once more missed with a sloppy shot to the body which Wagner punished with a quick takedown counter of his own and the round ended with Zexi attempting a weak triangle choke.
Round two started with Zexi attempting to score points on the feet. He didn’t managed to land but it forced Wagner to shoot from a distance which Zexi was able to pre-empt and avoid. One shot from Zexi was a little too sloppy however and Wagner countered with a successful takedown into half guard. Zexi worked quickly in getting back to full guard and was able to push off into a loose triangle attempt that Wagner defended. With a slight adjustment however Zexi transitioned beautifully into a tight armbar and this time Wagner was trapped with no place to turn
Dai Zexi defeated Kurt Wagner by Submission (Armbar) at 2:18 of Round 1
Dai Zexi moves into the second round now without suffering too much fatigue and will likely be back to training in a day or so. With Zexi showing enthusiasm for the stand up but without the finesse will he begin to work on improving in that area or will he put all of his effort into improving his wrestling in order to help him get the fight to the floor? With four weeks to go until the next round we will be keeping a close eye.
“The Dangerous” Beast Incarnate vs. Carver Frost
The opening rounds most anticipated match up between two very interesting fighters ending up being one of the most anticlimactic we’ve seen so far when “The Dangerous” Beast Incarnate was knocked senseless by New Zealand’s Carver Frost.
“The bell rings for round one and we are underway….”
“...Frost ducked down and unloaded an uppercut from hell that sent Incarnate clean off his feet...”
Carver Frost defeated Beast Incarnate by KO at 0:05 of Round 1
It was a brutally quick end to a fight that never even began to get going. Frost moves on to the next round to take on BJJ fighter Dai Zexi and will now no doubt be bringing with him the utmost confidence in his own holy knockout power that rightfully earned him “knockout of the night” honors.
Armel Vidal vs. Pedro Costa
Heading into the bottom half of the bracket we had Monaco’s natural Bantamweight Armel Vidal giving up over fifty pounds to Brazallian wrestler Pedro Costa.
Vidal had looked good in his previous one and only QFC fight but that was in his natural weight class and now he was face to face with a larger opponent and the bookies had predicted a wash out for the smaller Thai boxer. What was to take place however was nothing of the sort.
For a fighter with no real striking experience Pedro Costa did exceptionally well on his feet against the highly skilled Vidal and tried to keep pace in round one, even managing to open a cut on Vidal. Though Costa was getting through, Vidal was a step ahead throughout and just edged the round due to his work rate on the outside and in the clinch.
Round two saw Vidal come out strong early and pepper Costa with jabs to the head and body. Surprisingly Costa had not gone for a single takedown up to this point and many began to question his game plan in the face of superior striker Vidal. Costa moved into the clinch but was having no better success there. Close to the three minute mark Costa pulled guard and Vidal down with him. Costa began to attack with submission attempts off of his back but Vidal was able to hang on and stall long enough to force a stand up. With thirty seconds to go Vidal took the opportunity to seal the round and set about punishing the body of Costa who was visibly hurt with one particularly stinging shot.
Going into the last round Vidal was up by two and most likely anticipating Costa going all out to secure the takedown and get the finish but that was not to come. Costa continued to press on without attempting to shoot while Vidal tagged him to the body and head for a full five minutes and coasted to a unanimous decision victory.
Vidal Costa defeated Pedro Costa by Decision (Unanimous)
Costa will likely look back on this fight and in hindsight wish that he had made more of an effort to get the fight to the floor where he would have had a significant advantage. Vidal never looked to be in trouble at any point in the fight and seemed very comfortable with his stick and move style of striking and now moves into the second round of the competition
Dreamier Panda vs. Warren Goldner
Another grappler versus striker match up in which the oddsmakers got wrong when Germany’s Warren Goldner upset Japanese wrestler Dreamier Panda with a stunning left hook that sent him crashing to the floor and then following him into mount and landing a few more for good measure.
Panda barely got into the fight and coming from the team that placed third in the previous tournament will no doubt be disappointed to crash out so early and in such a fashion.
Warren Goldner defetaed Dreamier Panda by TKO (Strikes) at 0:13 of Round 1
With this win, Warren Goldner moves on and will face fellow striker Armel Vidal in the next round. Goldner will certainly feel confident with his power having just KO’d a natural light-heavyweight and may feel that gives him an edge against the smaller Vidal. One thing is for sure though and that is that Goldner will feel very good about proving wrong those that predicted a Panda win.
Boris Boulder vs. Paily “Dragon” Vattakkuzhi
Coming up to the close of the tournament Ukrainian wrestler Boris Boulder took on the tournaments most experienced competitor in India’s Paily “Dragon” Vattakkuzhi.
Boulder was giving up over one hundred pounds in weight to big Paily Vattakkuzhi and sensibly wasted no time in going for a takedown and the relative safety of the ground. Sitting in the guard of Vattakkuzhi, Boulder seemed content to stall and throw the odd shot which Vattakuzhi blocked easily. After about a minute of this the referee had enough and stood both fighters up. Now more prepared, Vattakkuzhi stuffed a takedown attempt from Boulder and countered with a strong right hand that opened Boulder up. Boulder sensed the power in the former super-heavyweight and once again made the smart move of taking his opponent off his feet. This time however Boulder showed more hustle and got down to the task ahead softening up Vattakkuzhi with elbows from mount and forcing him to give up his back. Boulder kept up the pressure and not long after was able to secure a tight rear naked choke to end the fight in the first round
Boris Boulder defeated Paily “Dragon” Vattakkuzhi by Submission (RNC) at 2:58 of Round 1
A good result for Boulder who advances to the next round without taking too much damage from his bigger opponent. He will need a few stitches but generally is expected back in the gym very soon.
Nigel Farage vs. Georges “The Guillotine” Danton
Our final fight of the tournament and these warriors certainly saved the best for last when English kickboxer Nigel Farage took on French striker Georges “The Guillotine” Danton.
Nigel Farage was representing the same camp that produced previous champion Fay Gott and because of that all eyes were firmly fixed on this fight.
The first round started fast and furious. A jab from Danton found its mark and Farage sent a cross straight back which instantly opened up the face of Danton. In retaliation Danton cracked Farage with an open hand slap and from then on it was a brawl. Both fighters traded shots but Danton threw two to Farages one. Just over a minute in a stiff jab wobbled Farage and Danton fell upon him with shots to the head. Farage fired back and hit Danton with a nice hook that put Danton on wobbly legs himself. The fight stumbled into the clinch where Danton started to take over a little managing to out strike Farage on the inside. Danton racked up some extra points after managed a nice little trip to take Farage down but neither fighter showed much on the ground and were stood back up after a short period. Danton finished the round off strong tagging several times before the bell signalled the end of round one
Round two began and perhaps sensing that his best work was done on the inside, Danton moved into the clinch. Once again Danton took over and Farage was starting to get hit more often without offering much back in return. Short rights and uppercuts landed for the Frenchman and started to take their toll. A couple of minutes into the round Danton cracked Farage with a big right that sent him crashing to the floor. Dazed but not out, Danton waved Farage back to his feet before connecting with a huge hook that dropped him again. By some sheer force of will Farage stayed conscious and Danton once more waved him to his feet but while the lights were on in Farage’s head, no one was home and he was at the mercy of “The Guillotine”. A massive overhand right landed and the referee could watch no longer stepping in to end the fight.
Georges Danton defeated Nigel Farage by TKO (Strikes) at 2:29 of Round 2.
A terrific performance from both fighters but especially Danton who out struck Farage by a significant margin. The fight earnt the approval of the crowd and the “fight of the night” honors.
Early favorite Farage is out and Danton moves on but he will have a very tough match up ahead of him as he faces submission wrestler Boris Boulder in the next round.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:04 AM
Iron Man Fight Club XXXIII
(13th January 2018 – King Theatre, Los Angeles)
Post Fight Recap
Main Event – Iron Man Division
Louis CK vs. Steven Kennedy
A departing Louis CK will walk off with a swagger after dismantling former IFC champion Steven Kennedy in under a minute.
Kennedy seemed to be performing well, mixing up his strikes and landing what he threw but CK was a step ahead and a nice string of punches to the body and head followed up with a big uppercut dropped Kennedy to floor. Clearly still hurt as he was waved back to his feet, Kennedy tried to avoid the oncoming assault but his legs were gone and a neat little feint to the midsection by CK caused Kennedy to drop his hands providing CK with the opportunity to land the killing blow. A left hook crashed into the side of Kennedy’s head and that was all she wrote.
Louis CK defeated Steven Kennedy by KO (Punch) at 0:51 of Round 1
Louis CK now moves on and will take with him a 2-1 record from the IFC. Though he suffered the one and only loss on his otherwise perfect record he can at least hold his head high knowing that he gave undefeated IFC champion Mew Choo the toughest fight of his career.
A tough break for Kennedy who won’t feel like he did a terrible amount wrong in this fight but nevertheless picks up the seventh loss of his career taking his overall record to 8-7. With some erratic form of late it will be interesting to see just where ends up in the new middleweight division rankings when they are drawn up.
Co-Main Event – Iron Man Division
Vincent Lemieux vs. Terry Bogard
Vincent Lemieux came into this fight on a streak of nine crushing first round KO victories so it was no surprise when young striker Terry Bogard was tarred as the heavy underdog coming in. Giving up over ninety pounds in weight to Lemiuex there were also doubts as to whether he possessed the power to trouble his larger opponent but what transpired over the next forty-six seconds answered all those questions and them some.
Lemieux came out swinging with Bogard doing his utmost to avoid everything coming his way but Lemieux followed up a missed uppercut with his trademark monster right hand that dropped Bogard instantly to the mat. Springing straight back to his feet, the damage was immediately obvious as the blood poured from a cut on Bogard. Lemieux rushed in in an attempt to finish the fight and missed with a big body shot and wild combination then out of nowhere BOOM! Bogard returned fire with his own big right hand that sent the big man crashing to the ground. Showing good composure, Bogard resisted the urge to follow him down and instead waved him to his feet. Resuming the action, Bogard landed a nice leg kick and Lemieux hit back with a nice one two. Another wild combination from Lemieux and this time Bogard countered with his own flurry of punches that dropped Lemieux backwards with his head making a sickening thud on the mat. This time Bogard followed up with a couple of strikes for good measure and walked off before the referee could even step in.
Terry Bogard defeated Vincent Lemieux by KO (Strikes) at 0:46 of Round 1
It was a fantastic result for Bogard and one that he will no doubt find especially pleasing after proving wrong those that doubted him. Bogard will now move into the new IFC middleweight division and this win will surely go a long way as the new rankings are compiled.
Lemieux tastes defeat for the first time in ten fights and will now need to go about recovering from this upset. He now moves into the heavyweight division with a record of 9-5 and will be expected to feature somewhere in the Top 5 of the new division rankings.
Fight 8 – Iron Man Division
Bricks Thrower vs. Albert Van Rooy
Young IFC veteran Bricks Thrower was unable to put his superior experience to use as suffered a nine second KO loss to heavyweight Albert Van Rooy. It was the second quick first round KO in a row that Bricks has suffered and so it might just be the perfect timing for him to be move into the new middleweight division.
Another solid victory for Van Rooy who has bounced back nicely after going 0-2 to begin his career. Now having won three in a row, he will move into the heavyweight division and surprisingly could find himself somewhere within the Top 10.
Fight 7 – Iron Man Division
Bea Mason vs. Orgasmic Bliss
Natural welterweight Bea Mason picked up his third win in a row to move to 7-4 overall but it wasn’t without taking quite the beating to get there. His three-hundred pound opponent Orgasmic Bliss made sure to work him over good, dominating the first round with relentless submission attempts and some vicious ground and pound. Going into the second round Mason started to work his way back into the fight and landed a takedown of his own. Both fighters took it in turns to test the submission defense of each other but just before the end of the round, Mason somehow managed to the back of his much larger opponent and sink in a rear naked choke forcing Bliss to tap.
Bea Mason defeated Orgasmic Bliss by Submission (RNC) at 4:50 of Round 2.
Mason has been in good form of late and looks to improving his skills at a decent rate. He now moves into the new IFC middleweight division where being only several pounds away from making the lightweight limit, Mason will still be somewhat undersized in his new division. With performances like tonight however, perhaps that’s just how Mason likes it
Fight 6 – Iron Man Division
Jonathan Davis vs. Sirimongkol Niyotrong
Sirimongkol Niyotrong battled to a three round unanimous decision victory over Jonathan Davis who has been struggling to recapture past form of late.
Fight 5 – Iron Man Division
Yoshihiro Sexyama vs. Gin Kobra
Sexyama put an end to his three fight losing streak with a hard fought submission victory over veteran Gin Kobra. Kobra looked to have just edged the first round overall despite Sexyama threatening with submissions throughout. Sexyama made sure to get the job down in the second round however and just squeaked out the submission before the end of round bell
Fight 4 – Iron Man Division
Lord Beerus vs. Yuri Bezmenov
Lord Beerus gave his very best trying to take out up and coming monster middleweight Yuri Bezmenov but could never have expected to be on the receiving end of a first round head kick KO from the exceptional wrestler from Russia. Bezmenov continues to climb the rankings as his improves his record to 3-0
Fight 3 – Iron Man Division
Chong Tay vs. Sascha Koniezko
Chong Tay made short work of Sascha Koniezko finishing the fight with a TKO at 0:14 of the first round.
Fight 2 – Iron Man Division
Battle Ram vs. Zoran Sablic
Battle Ram defeated Zoran Sablic by TKO (Punch and Knee) at 1:46 of Round 2
Fight 1 – New Blood Division
Rock Lee vs. Jason Card
Jason Card defeated Rock Lee by TKO (Knees) at 4:11 of Round 1
KO Of The Night goes to Terry Bogard
Sub Of The Night goes Bea Mason
***Rankings are currently suspended whilst the new divisions take form***
***They will return shortly with title fight announcements for the IFC Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight categories***
Rankings are determined by hype/pop, p4p rank, win/loss record and a few company internal criteria. Rankings can and will change frequently after each event
Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:06 PM
Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:42 AM
good as always however my only critic is the fact that it was never mentioned that brawler vs shamrock is actually a rematch of brawlers debut in ifc. it would of been a nice add to mention ken shamrocks retirement fight was a grudge match from earlier in his career. besides that small oversight though its always awesome to read my upcoming fight previews.
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