Total Fight Challenge Results: April 11, 2014

April 14, 2014 by  

Total Fight Challenge

1. Amateur Muay Thai – Ahmad Fallahi defeats Aliki Hui by unanimous decision
2. Amateur Muay Thai – Tyler Lorek defeats Zac Klonowski by Split Decision
3. MMA – William Wilson defeats Thomas Louzon :44 fight stoppage due to strikes
4. Amateur Muay Thai – Olivia Curry defeats Karina Yates Unanimous Decision
5. MMA – Josh Rose defeats Matt Perez 2:44 3rd Rd submission due to armbar
6. MMA – Luke Cherep defeats Gabriel Navarro 2:39 1st Rd stoppage due to strikes
7. Amateur Muay Thai – Mario Lozano defeats Stonewall McCoulston TKO 2:58 1st Rd
8. Amateur Muay Thai- Steve Jennings defeats Jeff Beck Fight Stoppage 1: 46 2nd Rd
9. MMA – Brian Lukasik defeats Allan Humphries 2:42 stoppage by rear naked choke
10. Amateur Muay Thai – Nico Jefferson defeats Lamont Doyle Unanimous Decision
11. MMA – Sinatra Pool defeats Nick Sharp 1:37 1st Rd stoppage due to strikes
12. Muay Thai – Dave Ksaisek defeats Ralph Howard KO 2:59 3rd Rd
13: MMA Title fight – David Garcia defeats Askar Askar1:30 1st Rd stoppage due to strikes
14. MMA Title Fight – Miguel Luis defeats Otis Brumfield 1:46 Submission 3rd Rd submission by choke

Special thanks to Mike Bacos for the results.

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Jeremy Horn Returns, Scores 90th Win at APFC 16 [Video]

April 7, 2014 by  

Jeremy Horn submits Dan McGlasson at APFC 16.

by Matt Lo Cascio

Jeremy Horn made his return to the cage at APFC 16 on Saturday. Horn, fighting for the first time in nearly three years, took on Iowa’s Dan McGlasson in a light heavyweight match.

Jeremy Horn vs. Dan McGlasson APFC 16Horn got the fight to the ground within thirty seconds. He threw a 1-2 at McGlasson, then faked another jab and dove in for the single, easily getting McGlasson to the canvas. Horn then went to work, methodically getting into side control. He tried to take McGlasson’s back, but McGlasson was able to escape and briefly held top position on Horn.

Horn calmly got an underhook with his right arm and pulled himself into half-guard, got to his knees and swept McGlasson to his back again.

He passed McGlasson’s guard into side control, and this time when he went for back mount he got it, deftly sinking in the choke that ended the fight. The end came at 3:45 of the first round, the 90th win of Horn’s amazing career.

There was a great crowd on hand at the Odeum, and some MMA luminaries were in attendance. Matt Hughes came out to watch his former teammate, as did promoter Monte Cox. UFC featherweight contender and Team Top Notch fighter Ricardo Lamas, UFC light heavyweight Sean O’Connell and former UFC fighters Keith Hackney and Mike Lullo were also in the building.

After the fight Horn said his plan is to “get right back in there,” and hopes to fight as soon as possible. Gumby is back.

Here’s the Jeremy Horn vs. Dan McGlasson fight video.

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Louis Taylor Takes Us For a Ride at APFC 16 [Video]

April 7, 2014 by  

Louis Taylor vs. Robert Gotreau APFC 16

by Matt Lo Cascio

Louis Taylor APFC 16After getting his hand raised following an exciting victory, Chicago Fight Team’s Louis Taylor was asked by cage announcer Ray Flores to describe the fight. “Well, we went for a ride!” Taylor said. As Horatio Sanz says in the famous SNL “More Cowbell” sketch, “He speaks for all of us.”

Indeed, APFC 16 was a wild ride, certainly in the cage and at times outside of it (more on that later). Taylor thrilled the crowd in his win, a whirlwind of a fight with American Top Team’s Robert Gotreau that featured a lightning-strike finish.

Gotreau did something not seen heretofore, at least not locally: he was able to muscle Taylor a bit, even lifting him up and putting him on his back in what could be called a mini-slam. Gotreau was on top in Taylor’s guard but couldn’t score nor advance position. When he did try to pass guard, Taylor quickly used an underhook to get right back to his feet.

Taylor then fired two jabs, each snapping Gotreau’s head back. Gotreau tried to answer with a leg kick, but Taylor closed the distance and clinched, then sent Gotreau for a ride with a powerful over-under throw that shook the canvas and made the crowd go wild.

Taylor ended up on top in loose side control. Gotreau was able to get to his knees, but Taylor had his neck and quickly pulled guard, cinching the hold tight. Gotreau tapped quickly.

Taylor (10-3) displayed all the skills that got him to bigger promotions like Strikeforce and Bellator: great grappling, speed, power and poise. He then gave an impassioned post-fight speech about his love for his family and his city that stirred the crowd even more. There were other great performances at APFC 16, but Louis Taylor was the show.

Click here for APFC 16 results. Check back later for a detailed recap of the event, including the return of MMA legend Jeremy Horn. Here’s video of the Louis Taylor vs. Robert Gotreau APFC 16 fight.


APFC 16 Results

April 5, 2014 by  

APFC 16: DaMarques Johnson and Jeremy Horn

Results from APFC 16 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, April 5, 2014.

- Jeremy Horn def. Dan McGlasson, Tap-RNC, 3:45, rd. 1
- Louis Taylor def. Robert Gotreau, Tap-Guillotine, 2:06 rd. 1
- Carson Beebe def. DeAndrew Jones, TKO-ref stoppage, strikes, 3:31 rd. 2
- Melvin Blumer def. Dennis Dombrow, KO , 1:07 rd. 2
- Brian Booth def. Josh Estrada, Tap-RNC 1:57, rd. 1
- Yousef Al-Ghoul def. Jonathon Thomson, TKO-ref stoppage, strikes 4:03 rd. 1
- Bobby Moffett def. Pedro Velasco, Tap-RNC, 1:44 rd. 1

- Patrick Kassing def. Chad Mashinter, Tap-RNC, :32 rd. 2. Kassing wins APFC Featherweight title.
- Khuseyn Kurbanov def. Eric Kemper via TKO-ref stoppage, 2:44, rd. 1. Retains APFC Flyweight Title
- Gilbert Shamoun vs Michael Wasielewski – Shamoun def. Wasielewski, tap-guillotine :08 rd. 2
- Thomas Delgadillo def. Angelo Walsh via UD
- Marshawn Hughes def. Kyle Casey tap-triangle choke 2:04, rd. 1
- Johnny Odisho vs Eddie Lopez – Lopez TKO – Doctor stoppage end rd. 1
- Jakob Rynearson vs Rufus Elston: Elston def. Rynearson tap-RNC :41 rd1

Jeremy Horn Returns to Lead Stacked APFC 16 Card

April 4, 2014 by  

by Matt Lo Cascio

APFC 16APFC promoter Rich Seldal could not contain his excitement during a phone call about Saturday’s APFC 16 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park.

He went through each of the matchups and explained why each bout was significant or was going to be exciting. But all you really had to hear was the last thing he said.

“We’ve done a bunch of these now. If I tell you there’s going to be some fights, there’s going to be some fights,” Seldal said. And? “There’s going to be some fights.”

Seldal’s done it all in the fight game — fighter, coach, entrepreneur and promoter. He fought during the era where guys came to brawl, and comes from a gym that was all about the attack — Hackney’s Combat. He’s not interested in watching guys dance and throw the occasional leg kick that barely connects. He wants what fans want, especially at the regional level — exciting fights that will make the workingman feel their money was well spent.

Seldal will have plenty to do Saturday night. Like most promoters he’ll be scurrying around the arena making sure the event goes smoothly, but you can tell he’s most happy when he gets those rare few minutes to grab a chair and just watch the fights that he put together. He might even yell out some instruction to the fighters. (He will.)

“I’m telling you, this is going to be amazing. Save me a seat by you so we can watch,” Seldal said. I’m certain Seldal will be able to sit wherever he pleases, but I’m going to do what I can.

He’ll likely find some time to watch one of the legends of the sport fight, when Jeremy Horn fights Dan McGlasson. It will be Horn’s first fight since 2011.

There aren’t words that describe Horn’s contribution to the sport. Understand that the words pioneer and legend are used too loosely, too generously when describing certain fighters in MMA’s history. Not in this case. Horn is both pioneer and legend. He’s fought Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Anderson Silva, Frank Shamrock and Chael Sonnen. He has over 100 professional MMA fights. He’s fought twice in one night, then fought again — the next week. And he did that several times. So if you want to see a real legend, here’s your chance.

More on the APFC 16 Card:

  • Former UFC fighters DaMarques Johnson and Dan Stittgen will go to war in the main event.
  • Chicago Fight Team’s Louis Taylor is looking to get back on the national scene, and he’ll need a convincing win over Minnesota’s Robert Gotreau to continue that path.
  • Gilbert Grappling’s Carson Beebe takes a break from the World Series of Fighting to battle Steve Kinnison, who fought older brother Chase Beebe at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3.
  • Dennis Dombrow is coming off an impressive win over Danny Aguirre at XFO 49. He’ll get tested again by Minnesota fighter Melvin Blumer.
  • Former Hackney’s fighter Josh Estrada looks for his second pro win against long-time local fighter Brian Booth. Booth scored his first pro win against Tom Angeloff at APFC 14.
  • Yousef Al-Ghoul will try to rebound from his first loss as a pro against Jonathon Thomson.
  • Randori Jiu Jitsu’s Bobby Moffett will battle Team No Comment’s Pedro Velasco.

Check out the rest of the APFC 16 card and click here to buy tickets.

Results: Supreme Promotions 15

March 15, 2014 by  

Josh Streaker

by Greg Harrison

Results: Supreme Promotions 15, March 14, 2014

Moses Dixon defeated Jonathon King by split decision
Andy Piczszor defeated Michael Manning by tapout :33 round 2 guilotine
Antonio Cummings and Michael Murdaugh fought to a no contest after Murdaugh upkicked Cummings illegally in first round.
William Vincent defeated Nate Dine by tko due to strikes at 2:00 round 1
Andrew Munoz defeated Juan Reyes by split decision
Marcus Harris defeated Reiter Bird by tko due to strikes 1:39 round 2
Dan Regal defeated Alex Razo by tapout due to guilotine 2:32 round 1
Max Perez defeated Vik Dixit by unanimous decision
Nate Wacnik defeated Ben Carlson by split decision
Adam Thomalla defeated Will Napalotano by tko strikes 1:25 round 1
Deonta Johnson defeated Antonio Maldanado by tapout triangle choke 1:32 round 2
Mike Demakes defeated Eugene Anthony by tapout armbar at :48 round 1
Angel Cabral defeated Halston Williams by tko strikes :48 round 2
Ray Bunker defeated Corey Lewis by tko strikes 1:48 round 1

170-lb. Title Bout
Josh Streaker defeated Mike Szatkowski by ko :13 round 2

Muay Thai
Mike Reid defeated Farbaugh by ko at :48 round 1

Rey Diogo Seminar at Vianna Brothers

February 26, 2014 by  

A Pan Am and Brazilian national champion, Rey Diogo is a black belt under Carlson Gracie. He’ll be teaching a seminar at Vianna Brothers BJJ on Saturday, March 8 from 11am to 1:30pm. Cost is $55 for non-members.

Rey Diogo at Vianna Brothers

Black Dragon Karate Tournament at Combat-Do

February 18, 2014 by  

Meet Bad Brad Hefton at the Black Dragon Karate Tournament at Combat-Do, presented by Lassiter Martial Arts.

Black Dragon Karate Tournament at Combat-Do

Results: United Combat League ‘Havoc in Hammond’

February 15, 2014 by  

United Combat League "Havoc in Hammond"

Pro Card

Miguel Torres (Torres Martial Arts) def. Giovanni Moljo (Team Top Notch) – UD< 30-27 on all cards.
Joe Benoit (Gilbert Grappling) def. Jason Graves (Spider Gym MMA) - submission - RNC, 2:08 of rd. 1
Manny Vazquez (Patriot Grappling) def. Miguel Garza (Uflacker Academy) submission - armbar, 2:41 of rd. 1

UCL Middleweight Championship

Nick Garcia def. Josh Weddington (Team Undeground) submission – RNC, 2:10 of rd. 3, retains UCL Middleweight title.

Amateur Bouts

Joe Mahy (Gilbert Grappling) def. Michael Shofroth (Team Underground) submission – guillotine, :45 of rd. 1
Jim Peterson, Sr. (Top Level MMA) def. Glenn Evans, submission – standing guillotine, 1:59 of rd. 1
Matt Giancarlo (Gilbert Grappling) def. Michael Dombrowski – submission – keylock, 1:52 of rd. 1
Anthony Lanovic (Top Level MMA) def. Mike Young (Team Underground) via unanimous decision
Daniel McGing (Team Underground) def. Bryan Titus (4th Street Hooligans) – Tap due to strikes, 1:39 of rd. 1
Jacob Morales (Duneland Vale Tudo) def. Neko Durant (Team Underground) – Submission – D’Arce choke, 2:14 rd. 2
Dean Neely (Team Underground) def. Phillip Garreau (Elite Performance) – Split Decision

Shoaff and Tweedy Put on Best Fight in Hoosier Fight Club History

February 9, 2014 by  

HFC: Shoaff vs. Tweedy

by Greg Harrison & Matt Lo Cascio

Evolution MMA’s Tom Shoaff and Austin Tweedy put on a fight for the ages Saturday night at HFC 19, with promoter Paul Vale calling it the best fight in Hoosier Fight Club history. The lightweight battle might have given new meaning to ‘main event.’

Tweedy was aggressive early and got a takedown, but Shoaff weathered the early storm and picked apart Tweedy with a series of kicks and devastating shots, knocking Tweedy against the cage. Tweedy appeared hurt by Shoaff’s explosive punches, but was able to survive the round.

The second round was a huge back and forth battle both standing and on the ground, a round that two judges gave to Tweedy and one gave to Shoaff.

Shoaff went off in the final round, displaying a relentless attack of speed and power. He started by cutting Tweedy’s nose open with devastating knees and continued to punish him throughout the round.¬† Tweedy showed a huge amount of heart, but Shoaff dominated. The final horn sounded with Tweedy appearing to have a broken nose and the cage canvas splattered with blood. Shoaff won via unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.

After the fight ended, Paul Vale made an announcement proclaiming it the best fight in the history of Hoosier Fight Club.

“It was an honor fighting Austin and receiving greatest fight in HFC history. I’ll remember last night for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t change a thing. We put on a beautiful show and I was able to walk away, barely, victorious,” Shoaff told Chicago’s MMA.

The card at the Porter County Expo Center featured a total of eight professional fights and five amateur bouts, including the first-ever women’s atomweight title fight.

Lightweights kicked off the professional portion of the card with James Mogollon facing John Dutton. Mogollon landed a flush right kick that floored Dutton in the first round, and he would make quick work after the knockdown getting submission by guillotine choke at 1:02 of the first round.

Gilbert Grappling fighter Justin Hughes made his pro debut against Michael Jordan in a bantamweight battle. Hughes managed to floor Jordan early with a strong overhand right. As Hughes went in for a finish, Jordan recovered and seemed to be active on the top position. Hughes looked to escape and got a reverse. Hughes tried to get busy on top but was caught in triangle choke by Jordan, forced to tap at the 4:08 mark of the opening round.

In other fights:

  • Dustin Pape scored a unanimous decision victory over Yousef Al-Ghoul.
  • Booby Moffat survived an early slam from Terry House to win by D’Arce choke in round one.
  • Gilbert Grappling’s Rob Caulfield won via unanimous decision over Erick Lozano.
  • Matt Henry proved to be too fast for Zach Harvey, stunning him early then sinking in a fight-ending guillotine choke at 2:45 of the first round
  • Veterans Kevin Nowaczyk and Shamar Bailey fought to the final horn, with Nowaczyk’s wrestling and cage control the difference in a unanimous decision win.

HFC 19 Quick Results
Tom Shoaff defeated Austin Tweedy by unanimous decision
Kevin Nowaczyk defeated Shamar Bailey by unanimous decision
Matt Henry defeated Zach Harvey – submission by guillotine choke at 2:45 of round 1
Rob Caulfield defeated Erick Lozano by unanimous decision
Bobby Moffatt defeated Terry House -¬†submission by D’Arce choke at 3:25 of round 1
Michael Jordan defeated Justin Hughes – submission by guillotine choke 4:08 of round 1
James Mogollon defeated John Dutton – submission by guillotine choke at 1:02 of round 1
Dustin Pape defeated Yousef Al-Ghoul by unanimous decision

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