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BLOOD, SWEAT AND A BLACK EYE

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Fighters from Team Top Notch headed down to Georgia for some MMA action and return home with mixed results.

Keoki Cypriano and Matt Sassolino fought in Colmbus, GA last night at the event “Blood, Sweat & Victory.”   Both fighters started the night undefeated, but in the end only one left with an unblemished record.

Cypriano challenged Kalvin “Hot Boy” Hackney for the Lightweight Title.  Prior to this fight the hard-hitting Hawaiian had finished all of his opponents in the first round.  This time he learned what that experience is like as Hackney keeps the belt after winning by TKO due to strikes in the first.  However questions linger about the outcome, and according to Top Notch head coach Mack Ramos they’re being encouraged to file a petition for what they feel was an early referee stoppage.

Keoki Cypriano’s record  drops to 4-1 with the loss.

His teammate, C3 Lightheavyweight Champion Matt Sassolino, remains unbeaten after winning his match against Heath Davis.  “Sass” now boasts a record of 5-0 after finishing Davis in the opening round by TKO with two seconds to spare in the five minute round.  The former Elmhurst College All-American wrestler suffered no injuries although he does walk away with what he calls a “sweet” black eye.

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