Sunday, August 3, 2014

NAAFS Combat Challenge 28 Report





NAAFS held the 28th installment of Combat Challenge on August 2nd. The all amateur card featured mainly young fighters and many fighters in their debuts. While events like this don't draw much media attention, I love them. It is a chance to early on spot potential stars and see some of the rising amateurs. Strong Style had two fighters debut with impressive wins by both Aleksa Camur and Kasey Smith. Evolve had three fighters with impressive wins in Jeffrey Pelton, Devonte Smith and Devon Kelleher. Dornes Butler debuted representing Rock Hard MMA, but unfortunately for him, the only three people in the building who thought he won were the judges.

Here is the play by play followed by the "of the night" awards.

1. Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Corry Boyd (0-2 LJJA Martial Arts) vs Josh Hampton (0-0 Independent)

RD 1: Hard cross by Hampton. They trade hard punches. They clinch on the cage. They separate and trade hooks. Hampton lands punches. Cross by Hampton. Hampton moves as Boyd charges in and Hampton gets on top landing punches till the ref stops it.

Result: Josh Hampton via TKO at 1:04 of Round 1

2. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
John Mumaw (0-2 Independent) vs Chris Hahn (0-3 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Hahn lands punches and takes him down into half guard. Mumaw looks for a guillotine but can't get it. They stand and drop down with Mumaw on top in half guard. Hahn sweeps and they stand. They drop back down with Mumaw on top. They stand. Slam by Hahn into side control. Head shots by Hahn. Hahn gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Chris Hahn via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:18 of Round 1

3. Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Jacob Gabriel (0-0 Independent) vs Dylan Finegan (0-0 ASK MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Finegan. Finegan drops him with punches and lands more till the ref stops it.

Result: Dylan Finegan via TKO at 0:19 of Round 1

4. Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Damoane Hawkins (1-1 Cleveland State MMA) vs Dornes Butler (0-0 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Hawkins shoots in and they drop down with Butler on top in guard. Hawkins looks for a guillotine but doesn't have it. They stand clinched on the cage. Knee to the leg by Butler. They separate and trade punches. Jab by Hawkins. Leg kick by Butler. Cross by Hawkins. They clinch on the cage. They trade knees to the leg. Knee to the leg by Butler. The ref separates them. Butler lands hard punches on the cage. Butler throws a punch a little after the bell.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Butler

RD 2: Leg kick by Hawkins and another. They trade punches. Jab by Butler. Jab by Hawkins. Leg kick by Hawkins. They trade crosses. Leg kick by Butler. Jab and cross by Hawkins. Body kick by Butler. Jab by Butler. Takedown by Butler and he gets his back and lands punches. They still wanna fight after the bell.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Hawkins

RD 3: Body kick by Hawkins. Leg kick by Hawkins. They trade punches. Jab by Hawkins. Hook by Hawkins. Butler lands hard punches on the cage. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Butler. They trade head shots. Knee to the body by Hawkins. They separate. Hard cross by Hawkins. They clinch but quickly separate. Leg kick by Butler. Jab by Hawkins. Butler has him hurt bad landing punches on the cage. In the middle of the flurry, Hawkins loses his mouthpiece and the ref stops it, should have waited for a lull in in the action. The resume and Butler lands a hook as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Butler
My score card: 29-28 Butler

Result: Damoane Hawkins via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)

5. Light Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Ed Howard (0-0 Independent) vs Aleksa Camur (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Jab by Camur. Camur drops him with punches and lands more till the ref stops it.

Result: Aleksa Camur via TKO at 0:18 of Round 1

6. Middleweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Brandon Parker (0-0 B Banner) vs Tom Finegan (0-0 ASK MMA)

RD 1: They trade front kicks. They trade leg kicks. Hard leg kick by Parker. Slam by Finegan into guard. Parker gets a triangle and the tap.

Result: Brandon Parker via Tapout (Triangle) at 0:49 of Round 1

7. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Darryl Davis (5-3 Independent) vs Devonte Smith (5-2 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Hook by Davis. Leg kick by Davis. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Smith into side control. They scramble and Davis gets half guard. Punch to the body by Smith. Punch to the head by Smith. Smith lets him up. Leg kick by Davis. Leg kick by Smith. Another leg kick by Smith.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Smith

RD 2: Takedown by Smith against the cage. Davis gets guard. Smith stands and drops down punches. Smith lets him up. Cross by Smith. Smith drops him with punches and lands more till the ref stops it.

Result: Devonte Smith via TKO at 1:03 of Round 2

8. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Joe White (0-0 Independent) vs Kasey Smith (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Cross by Smith. Smith lands punches. They clinch on the cage. Foot stomp by White. Foot stomps by Smith. They separate. Smith lands punches on the cage. Uppercut by White. Smith lands more punches against the cage. Takedown by Smith into side control. Smith gets mount and lands punches and the ref stops it.

Result: Kasey Smith via TKO at 2:06 of Round 1

9. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Jeffrey Pelton (2-1 Evolve MMA) vs Anthony Monteleone (2-1 East Palestine MMA)

RD 1: Takedown by Pelton into side control. Pelton traps an arm but Monteleone pulls it out. Head shots by Pelton and he gets mount and lands more. They stand clinched on the cage. Pelton looks for a guillotine. They drop down and Pelton gets his back and a rear naked for the tap.

Result: Jeffrey Pelton via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:46 of Round 1

10. Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
David Shim (1-1 Dean Smith's Dojo/Romans Combatives) vs Will Johnson (1-1 Title/FITE)

RD 1: They trade punches. Leg kick by Shim. They trade more punches. Johnson gets a takedown but Shim goes for a leg. Johnson escapes and is in half guard. Punch to the head by Johnson. Johnson lands hard head shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Johnson

RD 2: Hook by Shim. Takedown by Johnson into guard. Johnson gets mount and lands head shots. Johnson gets his back and lands more head shots. Johnson gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Will Johnson via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:52 of Round 2

11. Middleweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Steve Stocker (3-1 Triple Threat MMA) vs Devon Kelleher (2-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Stocker. Kelleher drops him with an uppercut and gets on top in guard. Stocker does well avoiding damage. Kelleher moves to half guard. Sweep by Stocker and he gets on top in guard. Head shots by Stocker. They stand clinched on the cage. Head shots by Stocker. Stocker gets a takedown but Kelleher gets his back and puts him to sleep with a rear naked.

Result: Devon Kelleher via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:59 of Round 1

12. Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
J.D. Ramsey (3-0 Iron Lion MMA) vs Jon English (4-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Leg kick by Ramsey. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Ramsey. Ramsey is holding the cage but the ref misses it. They separate. Jab by Ramsey. They clinch on the cage. Foot stomp by Ramsey. Punch to the body by English. Takedown by Ramsey and he gets mount. Head shots by Ramsey. Ramsey gets his back and then mount again. Head shots by Ramsey.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Ramsey

RD 2: They trade jabs. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by English. Ramsey gets a takedown into side control. Ramsey gets his back and lands head shots. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Ramsey and he gets his back. The ref stands them. They clinch on the cage as the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Ramsey

RD 3: English lands punches. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by English. They drop down with Ramsey on top in half guard. The ref stands them. Ramsey is gassed. Ramsey shoots and they clinch on the cage. Uppercut by English. Body shots by English. They separate. Takedown by Ramsey into side control. Head shots by Ramsey.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Ramsey
My score card: 30-27 Ramsey

Result: J.D. Ramsey via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27).

Submission of the Night: Devon Kelleher

Knockout of the Night: Aleksa Camur

Fight of the Night: Damoane Hawkins vs Dornes Butler

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Invicta FC 8 Predictions



September 6th will be the return of Invicta. A loaded card with some of the top female talent in the sport. As we have done for each event, it is time for the polls so you can make your predictions. Who will win and how? Make your predictions.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

NAAFS/Driven MMA Fight Night in the Flats 10 Report





On June 7th NAAFS/Driven MMA held the tenth installment of the Ohio MMA summer tradition, Fight Night in the Flats. in the amateur portion of the vent Ahmad Douglas battled Tobiaus Taylor in a very close fight that was among the best fights of the night. The pro portion featured some exciting early finishes by Shaine Moffitt and Caleb Fickert, a couple exciting three round battles that included R.J. Buck vs Mike Putnam and Dameron Kirby vs J.T. Smith, an incredibly exciting fight between local favorite Isaiah Chapman and Andrew Whitney, culminating with a main event of Frank Caraballo and Tommy Hayden.

1. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Darryl Booker (1-0 Vision MMA) vs Damoane Hawkins (1-0 Cleveland State MMA)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage and quickly separate and trade punches. They clinch and drop down trading punches on the ground. They stand clinched on the cage. The drop down but are up quick and do the same thing again. Hawkins looks tired. Booker lands punches.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Booker

RD 2: Hawkins shoots and gets a takedown but Booker gets his back and lands head shots until Hawkins verbally taps.

Results: Darryl Booker via Verbal Submission (Strikes) at 1:04 of Round 2

2. Ryan Nugent (1-0 Team Carvalho/Carlson Gracie VA) vs Darion Peterson (2-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: They trade hooks. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Peterson and another. Head shots by Peterson. Head shots by Nugent. Takedown by Peterson into guard. Punch to the head by Peterson. Body shots by Peterson. Peterson moves to half guard. Head shots by Peterson. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Nugent but they are up quick. Peterson lands hard punches. Nugent gets a takedown but Peterson stands and lands head shots. Nugent stands. Takedown by Nugent but Peterson is up quick.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Peterson

RD 2: Double jab by Peterson. Peterson lands hard punches on the cage. Knee to the body by Peterson. Peterson lands more hard punches. Nugent drops down and Peterson gets on top in guard landing head shots. Peterson stands and lets him up. Uppercut by Peterson. Hook by Peterson. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Peterson. Takedown by Nugent.
I scored RD 2: 10-8 Peterson

RD 3: They trade jabs. Hook by Peterson. Jab by Peterson. Hook by Peterson. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the they leg by Peterson. Body shots by Peterson. Takedown by Nugent into side control.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Peterson
My score card: 30-26 Peterson

Results: Darion Peterson via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

3. Amateur Featherweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Ahmad Douglas 3-0 GriffonRawl) vs Tobiaus Taylor (4-1 Rising Dragon)

RD 1: They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Douglas. They separate. Hook by Taylor. They trade punches. Jab by Douglas. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Taylor but they are up quick. They clinch and Douglas lands a knee to the leg. Knee to the body by Douglas. They separate. They clinch on the cage and Taylor gets a takedown.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Taylor

RD 2: Cross by Douglas. Hook by Taylor. Leg kick by Taylor. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Douglas. Knee to the leg by Taylor and another. More knees to the leg by Taylor. Takedown by Douglas into guard. Body shots by Douglas. More body shots by Douglas. Head shots by Douglas. Douglas stands and drops back down and gets his back and looks for a rear naked. Punch to the head by Douglas. More head shots by Douglas.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Douglas

RD 3: Taylor catches a kick and lands a cross. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Taylor. Douglas works hard for a takedown but they separate. They trade punches. Hook by Taylor. Taylor ducks a punch and gets a takedown. Taylor stands and drops down hard head shots. They stand clinched on the cage. Douglas drops down for a takedown but Taylor Drops down hard punches. Taylor gets mount and lands head shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Taylor
My score card: 29-28 Taylor

Result: Tobiaus Taylor via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/29-28)

4. Pro Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Shaine Moffitt (1-2 Destruction MMA) vs Jerrell Hodge (0-0 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Moffitt. Jab by Hodge. Moffitt gets a guillotine and puts Hodge to sleep.

Result: Shaine Moffitt via Technical Submission (Guillotine) at 0:38 of Round 1

5. Pro Welterweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Caleb Fickert (0-0 Peak Submission) vs Dave Lastafka (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: They trade punches. Fickert drops him and lands punches and gets on top landing more. Fickert gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Caleb Fickert via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:57 of Round 1

6. Pro Heavyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Leroy Johnson (1-0 American Top Team Michigan) vs Daniel James (1-0 Midwest Training Center)

RD 1: They trade hard shots. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by James. Knee to the body by James. Knee to the leg by James. The ref warns James for holding the cage and separates them. James lands hard punches. They clinch on the cage and move to the center. Knee to the leg by James. They move to the cage and then separate. Johnson gets a takedown against the cage. Johnson gets in half guard and lands head shots. Body shots by Johnson. Johnson gets mount and lands head and body shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Johnson

RD 2: James hurts him with a hook. They drop down with Johnson on top in half guard. Body shots by Johnson. Elbow to the head by Johnson. More head shots by Johnson. Body shots by Johnson. Head shots and more body shots by Johnson.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Johnson

RD 3: They clinch on the cage. Body shots by James. They separate. Johnson shoots but James sprawls and lands head shots. Knee to the body by James. Head shots by James. They stand clinched on the cage. The ref takes a point from James for holding the cage. Takedown by Johnson against the cage. Body shots by Johnson. Head shots by Johnson. Johnson goes fora kimura but the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 9-9
My score card: 29-27 Johnson

Result: Leroy Johnson via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/29-27)

7. Pro Welterweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Dameron Kirby )0-2 Evolve Academy) vs J.T. Miller (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: They trade jabs. They clinch and quickly separate. Kirby lands hard punches. Miller shoots by Kirby sprawls. They stand and clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Miller. The ref separates them. Miller drops him with a hook and gets on top landing punches. Hammer fists by Miller. Miller gets his back and lands head shots. Miller goes for an arm triangle but can't get it. Miller gets mount and lands head shots. Elbows to the head by Miller. Body shots by Miller. Head shots from the bottom by Kirby. Head shots by Miller.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Miller

RD 2: Jab by Miller. Hook by Miller. They trade hard shots. Hook by Miller. They clinch on the cage and a nice throw by Miller into side control. Elbow to the head by Miller. Elbows to the body by Miller. Kirby pulls guard. Head shots from the bottom by Kirby. Miller moves to half guard. Punch to the body by Miller. Kirby gets full guard. Miller moves back to half guard. Elbows to the body by Miller. Kirby goes for an arm but the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Miller

RD 3: They clinch and separate. Body kick by Miller. Hard cross by Kirby. Hook by Kirby. Cross by Miller. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Miller into half guard. Short elbows to the head by Miller. Knees to the body by Miller. The ref stands them. Hook by Miller. Hook by Kirby. They clinch and a takedown by Miller against the cage. Body shots by Miller. Miller gets side control. Head shots by Miller. Knees to the body by Miller. More head shots by Miller.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Miller
My score card: 30-27 Miller

Result: J.T. Miller via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)

8. Pro Featherweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Mike Putnam (1-0 Team Titan PA) vs R.J. Buck (0-0 Strong Style Fight Team)

RD 1: Cross by Buck. Leg kick by Buck. Cross by Buck. They clinch on the cage and Putnam lands a knee to the body. They separate. Hook to the body by Buck. Cross by Buck. Uppercut by Putnam. Body kick by Buck. They trade punches. Buck ducks a punch and they clinch on the cage. They separate. Leg kick by Buck. Leg kick by Putnam. Cross by Buck. Hook by Putnam and another. They trade hard punches. They clinch but quickly separate. They trade hard shots. Hook by Putnam. Putnam shoos and gets a takedown but they are up quick.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Buck

RD 2: Leg kick by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Leg kick by Buck. Body kick by Buck. Jab by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Leg kick by Buck. They trade jabs. Cross to the body by Putnam. Hook by Buck. Cross by Buck. They trade jabs. Hook by Putnam. Hook by Buck. They clinch on the cage and separate quick. Putnam shoots and gets a takedown against the cage. Buck escapes and they stand. Hook to the body by Putnam. Jab by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Putnam shoots and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Buck.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Buck

RD 3: Cross by Buck. They trade jabs. Hook to the body by Putnam. Hook by Buck. They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. They drop down with Buck on top in half guard. They trade body shots on the ground. Punch to the head by Buck. Buck stands and gets his back in side control. They stand. Jab by Buck. Hook by Putnam. Slam by Putnam into half guard. Putnam stands and drops down a punch. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Putnam into side control. Knee to the body by Putnam. Buck escapes and gets on top in side control. Short elbows to the head by Buck.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Buck
My score card: 30-27 Buck

Result: R.J. Buck via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)

9. Pro Featherweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Wes Hanson (2-0 Leon Ramsey's Dawg House) vs Kyle Rozewski (4-3 Evolve MMA)

RD 1: They trade jabs. Cross by Hanson. Hook by Hanson. Leg kick by Hanson. Uppercut by Hanson. They clinch on the cage. They trade knees to the body. Takedown by Rozewski and he gets mount. Rozewski gets his back and looks for a rear naked. Punch to the head by Rozewski. Head shots by Rozewski. Hanson turns into him and gets on top in guard. Elbow to the head by Hanson and another. Head shots by Hanson. Hanson lets him up. Rozewski is cut on the forehead. Upper cut by Hanson.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Hanson

RD 2: They trade punches. Jab and cross by Hanson. Body kick by Hanson. Hanson lands punches. Superman punch by Hanson. Hanson lands punches on the cage. Rozewski catches a kick and they clinch on the cage. Hanson drops him with punches and gets on top landing more. Hanson gets a rear naked and the tap.

Result: Wes Hanson via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:03 of Round 2

10. Pro Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Andrew Whitney (9-2 American Top Team Florida) vs Isaiah Chapman (5-1 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Chapman. Leg kick by Whitney. Whitney shoots in and gets a takedown into guard. They stand clinched on the cage. Takedown by Whitney but they are up quick and Chapman has his back standing. Nice suplex by Chapman and he gets his back. Chapman looks for a rear naked. Elbow to the head by Chapman. Whitney rolls and now gets Chapman's back. Chapman escapes and is on top in half guard. Chapman gets his back and goes for the rear naked. Whitney escapes and Chapman lands head shots. Elbow to the head by Chapman. Chapman goes for the choke again but can't get it.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Chapman

RD 2: Jab by Chapman. They trade punches. Knee to the body by Whitney. Chapman lands punches on the cage. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Whitney. They separate. Cross by Whitney. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Chapman. They separate. Whitney falls throwing a kick and Chapman gets on top in guard. Chapman gets his back but they stand and trade punches. Hook by Whitney and another. Cross by Whitney. Jab by Chapman. Takedown by Chapman against the cage into half guard. Chapman gets his back and lands head shots. Elbow to the head by Chapman. Chapman looks for the rear naked but can't get it. He tries again but the round ends.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Whitney

RD 3: Jab and cross by Whitney. They trade jabs. Leg kick by Whitney. Uppercut by Whitney. Jab and leg kick by Whitney. Jab by Chapman. They trade punches. Cross by Chapman. Body kick by Chapman. Leg kick by Whitney. Cross by Whitney. They clinch and drop down with Chapman looking for a D'arce choke. They stand. Leg kick by Whitney. Jab by Whitney. Hook by Chapman. Leg kick by Whitney. They trade punches. Jab by Chapman. Whitney drops him with a hook and gets on top but they stand. Cross by Whitney. They trade punches. Whitney lands punches on the cage.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Whitney
My score card: 29-28 Chapman

Result: Isaiah Chapman via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)

11. Pro 150LB Catch Weight 5x5x5 Rounds
Tommy Hayden (6-2 Wildcard MMA/Limitless MMA) vs Frank Caraballo (12-7 Cal Crowell MMA Training Center)

RD 1: Leg kick by Caraballo and another. Hayden catches a kick and takes him down into half guard. Hayden moves to side control. They stand clinched on the cage and then separate. Jab to the body by Caraballo. Cross by Caraballo. They clinch on the cage and Hayden looks for a guillotine. Hayden drops down and takes him down but they are up quick clinched on the cage. Knee to the leg by Hayden. They drop down with Hayden looking for a heel hook. Caraballo pulls guard. Elbow to the head by Hayden. Hayden moves to half guard. They stand clinched on the cage. They drop down with Hayden looking for a guillotine. Caraballo escapes and is on top in guard. Hayden goes for a triangle as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Hayden

RD 2: Leg kick by Caraballo. Jab by Caraballo. Hayden shoots in and they clinch on the cage. Hayden works hard for a takedown. They drop down with Hayden looking for a heel hook. Hammer fists by Caraballo. Caraballo escapes and is on top in guard. Caraballo stands and lets him up. Caraballo hurts him with a hook. They drop down and Caraballo is on top in half guard. Caraballo stands and Hayden verbally taps due to an injury to his eye from Caraballo's strikes.

Result: Frank Caraballo via Verbal Submission (Injury) at 2:29 of Round 2

Submission of the Night: Shaine Moffitt

Fight of the Night: Andrew Whitney vs Isaiah Chapman

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fight Night in the Flats Preview: Frank Caraballo vs Cody Stevens




The NAAFS Fight Nite in the Flats Main Event Features two of the best from Ohio as Frank "The Tank" Caraballo faces Cody "The Wolverine" Stevens. Caraballo comes in off a March loss in a razor thin decision to Ricky Musgrave. It was a decision many in the audience felt should have gone the other way. Stevens himself is coming off a loss as well, making this fight very important for each fighter to get a win.

Both fighters bring in deceptive records as their records do not show just how successful and accomplished both are. Both Caraballo and Stevens have fought and beat a whose who list of top fighters in the area and have faced top talent from other areas as well.

With Fight Nite in the Flats being the NAAFS and Ohio's biggest event, being the main event of such a card might cause nerves or pressure to some, but these are two fighters who are used to the spotlight and can be expected to excel under the circumstances.

Both fighters have a number of impressive stoppages but have also fought some exciting fights that went the distance. That makes this a fight were you don't want to blink because the finish could come in an instant, but you also may be in line for a war that goes the distance. With both fighters knowing how to pull of a variety of submissions but also both having excellent stand-up, we also could be in line for a great display of either grappling or stand-up or even a little bit of both.

Both fighters have the resume to intimidate opponents with Caraballo holding wins over the likes of Antonio Castillo, Donny Walker, Dustin Kempf and Terry Blackwell to name a few, not to be outdone by Stevens who holds wins over fighters such as Dustin Neace,Greg Atzori and Donny Walker to name but a few. However, you can bet neither will be intimidated in this match-up, in fact, both would love to add each others names to their list of victims.

A win for either fighter could and should put there names back in the mix for a shot at being called up the one of the major promotions. Caraballo already has Bellator experience and Stevens has traveled to Japan and Australia.

The winner of this fight will be the one who can make the opponent fight his fight, impose their will and dictate where the fight goes, a task that will be tough for both considering the experience their opponent brings into the cage.

With Frank Caraballo versus Cody Stevens, the only guaranteed winner will be the fans.


Fight Nite in the Flats 10 takes place Saturday June 7th at the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Doors will open at 5pm with prelims bouts set to begin at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.NAAFS.tv and range from $30 to $100. Check back to NAAFS.tv for updated fight card and breaking fight Nite in the Flats 10 news. Fans can also follow @Driven_MMA and @NAAFS for updates and announcements.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NAAFS Combat Challenge 27 Report





April 26th was NAAFS Combat Challenge 27. I always enjoy cards like these, all amateur shows featuring debut fighters or those with just a couple fights. Gives you a chance to spot potential future talent, plus with young fighters,you never know what is gonna happen.

1. Amateur Featherweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Joe Pimentel (1-0 Team Ascension) vs Jeff Offak )-0 GriffonRawl)

RD 1: Offak rushes in and they clinch on the cage. They drop down with Pimentel on top in half guard. Offak is warned for holding the cage. Offak gets full guard. Punch to the body by Pimentel.Offak goes for an arm and they scramble but Pimentel stays on top in half guard. Punch to the body by Pimentel. Sweep by Offak to get on top. Head shots by Offak.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Pimentel

RD 2: Offak catches a kick and takes him down into guard. Pimentel defends well. Pimentel tries for a triangle and gets a mounted triangle and lands head shots till the ref stops it.

Result: Joe Pimental via TKO at 2:05 of Round 2

2. Amateur Super Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Michael Terazzi (0-0 Independent) vs Nick Gwinn (0-0 Uniontown Fight Club)

RD 1: They trade punches. Leg kick by Gwinn. Cross by Gwinn. Jab by Gwinn. Hard hook by Gwinn. Gwinn lands hard punches on the cage. Gwinn drops him with a hook and lands one more and the ref stops it.

Result: Nick Gwinn via TKO at 1:12 of Round 1

3. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Chris Hahn (0-2 Rock Hard MMA) vs Easton Johnson (0-3 Triple Threat MMA)

RD 1: Jab by Hahn. They trade hard shots. Takedown by Hahn and he has him in a side headlock. Johnson gets his back. Hahn pulls guard. Head shots by Johnson. Head shots from the bottom by Hahn. Body shots by Johnson. Head shots by Johnson. Hammer fists by Johnson. Body shots by Johnson. More shots to the head by Johnson.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Johnson

RD 2: Leg kick by Hahn. Takedown by Hahn into guard. Johnson is warned for grabbing the fence. Johnson defends well. The ref stands them. Takedown by Hahn into guard. Head shots by Hahn. Hahn stands and kicks at his legs. Hahn drops down and lands head shots and gets his back and looks for a rear naked. Head shots by Hahn.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Hahn

RD 3: Hook by Johnson. Hahn shoots and Johnson sprawls and lands on top in half guard. Head shots by Johnson. Johnson gets mount and lands head shots. They trade punches on the ground. Hahn tries to sweep and does and gets on top in guard. Johnson gets a triangle and gets the tap.

Result: Easton Johnson via Tapout (Triangle) at 2:37 of Round 3

4. Amateur Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Nick Adkins (2-3 Team Impact) vs Marvin Rolles (5-6 Triple Threat MMA)

RD 1: Cross by Rolles. Body kick by Adkins. Leg kick by Adkins. Hook to the body by Adkins. Leg kick by Rolles. Cross by Adkins and another. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the body by Rolles. Knee to the body by Adkins. They separate. Cross by Rolles and another. Jab and cross by Adkins. Leg kick by Adkins. Rolles shoots in but Adkins sprawls.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Adkins

RD 2: Hook by Adkins. Leg kick by Adkins. Cross by Adkins. Hook by Rolles. Hook by Adkins. Jab by Adkins. Rolles shoots and they clinch on the cage but separate. Rolles shoots and they clinch on the cage. Takedown by Rolles.
I scored RD 2: 10-10

RD 3: Uppercut by Adkins. Leg kick by Rolles and another. They trade leg kicks. Hook by Adkins. Leg kick by Rolles and another. Rolles hurts him with a leg kick. Hook by Adkins. Hard body kick by Adkins. Leg kick by Rolles. They trade punches. Adkins shoots and gets a takedown into side control. Body shots by Adkins. Adkins gets mount and then his back and looks for a rear naked as the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Rolles
My score card: 29-29 Draw

Result: Nick Adkins via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)

5. Amateur 180LB Catch Weight 3x3x3 Rounds
Devon Kelleher (1-0 Evolve MMA) vs Rickie Foster (4-7 Aries MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Foster. They trade punches. Hook by Foster. They clinch on the cage. Knees to the leg by Kelleher. Knee to the leg by Foster. Knees to the leg by Kelleher. They separate. Hard cross by Kelleher. They clinch on the cage and trade knees to the leg. Knee to the leg by Kelleher. Takedown by Kelleher into guard. Body shots by Kelleher. Foster tries for a guillotine and Kelleher lands more body shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Kelleher

RD 2: Leg kick by Foster and another. Trade hard punches. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Foster. They separate. Kelleher lands punches on the cage. Foster tries for a takedown but Kelleher sprawls and gets his back landing head shots. Foster rolls and gets his back but then Kelleher reverses that and gets his back again. Keller looks for a rear naked and gets it for the tap.

Result: Devon Kelleher via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:35 of Round 2

6. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Patrick Quinn (0-0 Independent) vs Cheney Mattarese (1-0 Aries MMA)

RD 1: Leg kick by Mattarese. Takedown by Mattarese and he gets mount. Head shots by Mattarese. Mattarese gets his back and lands more head shots till Quinn Taps.

Result: Cheney Mattarese via Tapout (Strikes) at 0:57 of Round 1

7. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
A.J. Holloway (0-0 Triple Threat MMA) vs Josh Rohler (2-0 Rock Hard MMA)

RD 1: Rohler lands a kick low and Holloway looks mad but they continue. Rohler lands hard punches on the cage and puts him out.

Result: Josh Rohler via KO at 0:29 of Round 1

Submission of the Night: Easton Johnson

Knockout of the Night: Josh Rohler

Fight of the Night: Devon Kelleher vs Rickie Foster

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

IFBB Pro Alana Shipp Interview




Photos Credits
Photo 1: Bluddi.com
Photo 2: Mike Yurkovic
Photos 3-4: Dan Ray/Muscular Development

Each year we welcome several know IFBB Pro bodybuilders. In 2013 there were several, but the one who impressed me the most was Alana Shipp. The physique was obviously amazing, but she had a stage presence, a look of confidence in herself, like she was commanding the stage and your attention. On top of that, she has a tremendous attitude, the right mind set to achieve big things in the sport. I am not alone in that thought as for my site the fans voted her as the 2013 Amateur Bodybuilder of the Year, up against some very good competition. She is set to make her pro debut soon at the Toronto Pro in May. I think very quickly, Alana will become a serious threat at pro shows. Due to where each of us is located, we had to do this interview on-line as opposed to recorded or on the show, but still, was very happy and honored to be able to have Alana do this interview. Here is your chance to learn a little more about Alana Shipp.



Q: First, what initially got you interested in weight training?
A: was desperate to lose weight and hired a trainer who incorporated weights with cardio. I realized then that I enjoyed lifting.

Q: How long were you training when you decided to compete and why did you want to compete?
A: I was training for about 4-5 months. As my body began leaning out. My trainer saw the muscles surfacing and suggested it and suggested I give it a try. I felt I had nothing to lose so I went for it.

Q: You currently reside in Israel, how did you end up living there? Is bodybuilding at all popular there?
A: My husband came here for a job and my kids and I joined him here over 5 years ago.
Bodybuilding is not very popular here and definitely not for women but it seems to be catching on a bit more.

Q: Going back to the first show, were you nervous at all?
A: was extremely nervous going back to the 1st show. However, I felt like I dug deep and did everything I needed to in order to prepare for that moment so I had to ignore the nervousness and give me my best. When I step on stage all nervousness vanished and I came alive.

Q: After it was over, did you know you wanted to keep doing it?
A: After it was over I was sure I wanted to do it again because it came and passed much too fast. Not only that, I didn't feel like I took the time to enjoy it enough because of nervousness. I wanted a chance to do it all over again while appreciating every moment.

Q: Were your family and friends supportive of your bodybuilding?
A: My family and friends have been very supportive of my bodybuilding. Much more than I could ever have imagined. Without their support this would not have been possible.

Q: You won your pro card at Nationals last year, did you feel going in like you had a real shot at it?
A: I'm a person who typically doubts myself but my coach drilled in my head that the pro card was mine leading up to Nationals last year. I had no option to believe anything else other than I was leaving Florida as a pro. I felt very confident that I had a real shot at it.

Q: After pre-judge you obviously knew you had a good chance at it, did that make you any more nervous for the finals?
A: After pre-judging I relaxed a lot because I felt even more confident that I had won. I pretty much just enjoyed the rest of the time after that.

Q: When you realized you were now a pro, do you remember what went through your head?
A: All I remember thinking was "I did it. It's official. I'm a pro."

Q: Some of the pros I interview say that it didn't sink in right away, that it took something, did you have a moment where it sunk in that you were now a pro?
A: It took a while to sink in for me that I was a pro. There are some moments even now when I still can't believe it. For a long time it felt like a dream. I don't know what it will take for it to really sink in. Maybe after I step on a pro stage.

Q: Does the pro card carry more responsibility in your mind as far as how you represent the sport?
A: I don't think it carries more responsibility as far as how I represent the sport because I've always given 110% of myself. I continue to do just that.

Q: When are you making your pro debut?
A: My pro debut will be at the end of May at Toronto Pro.

Q: From Nationals, was there a specific area you wanted to improve?
A: I always want to make improvements to my physique. An area that I've worked the hardest to improve is my back. I continue to be a work in progress.

Q: Competing on a pro stage, do you expect to feel more nervous at all?
A: I expect there will be some nervousness competing on a pro stage as it's something I've never done before. Actually, I think there will always be some nervousness stepping onstage but I welcome that feeling. It will keep me on track

Q: As an amateur you competed at lightweight, do you feel adding more size is important for you on a pro stage?
A: As an amateur I competed at the METS at lightweight, I added size and competed at Nationals as a middleweight. I've also added a bit more in preparation for my pro debut. Ultimately, I would like to add around 10 more pounds to my weight at Nationals.

Q: Is the Olympia the goal, now that you have a pro card, is that the next challenge?
A: Yes, Olympia is the next challenge for me.

Q: Less and less of the local shows have bodybuilding for women, and when they do, there are not as many competitors, as a bodybuilder yourself, does that upset you?
A: Yes this is upsetting. When I began competing, my goal wasn't to be a bodybuilder, I wanted to compete in a smaller category. I feel my body led me down this path. Now I enjoy being a bodybuilder. It's hard to work so hard and have limited opportunities to display that hard work.
Q: Do you see any way to start getting more women to do bodybuilding?
A: I don't see a way to start getting more women competing as bodybuilders but I hope to see more do it, as well as more shows that include female bodybuilding.
Q: Before we finish, anyone you want to thank or mention?
A: First of all I would like to thank you for this opportunity. I'd like to thank my amazing family and friends as well as my coach and my incredibly supportive teammates. Without the support of the people mentioned above, I would not have made it this far in this sport.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rumble in the Cage 49 Report




The following is my play by play of Rumble in the Cage 49 held on April 5th 2014 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. This card was a pro/am.

1. Amateur Welterweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Kyle McCloud (0-0 Unified MMA) vs Chris Pinky (0-0 Champions Creed)

RD 1: They trade punches. They clinch on the cage. McCloud drops him with punches. They stand clinched but Pinky gets a takedown and they grapple trying for position. They stand clinched on the cage. Knees to the leg by Pinky. More knees by Pinky. The ref separates them. McCloud drops him with punches and lands more as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 McCloud

RD 2: Pinky shoots and they clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Pinky. The ref separates them. They trade punches and then clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Pinky. They separate. Takedown by Pinky into guard. Pinky moves to half guard. Punches to the leg by Pinky. Body shots by Pinky.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Pinky

RD 3: Takedown by Pinky but the are up quick and clinch on the cage. Takedown by Pinky into half guard. Pinky gets mount. Punch to the head by Pinky. More head shots by Pinky. Body shots by Pinky. Head shots by Pinky.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Pinky
My score card: 29-28 Pinky

Result: Chris Pinky via Unanimous Decision (scores not read)

2. Amateur Bantamweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Jordan McDonald (1-3 Outlaw MMA) vs Ben Fehr (1-2 CMC)

RD 1: They trade jabs. They trade hard punches. Fehr drops him with punches but McDonald is up quick and they clinch on the cage. Fehr gets a guillotine and drops down with it and gets the tap.

Result: Ben Fehr via Tapout (Guillotine) at 0:50 of Round 1

3. Amateur Heavyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Dale Moore (0-0 Esteban's Combat Sports) vs Dan Bradshaw (0-0 Guerrilla MMA)

RD 1: Takedown by Bradshaw and he gets his back. Nice reverse by Moore and he is on top in guard. Moore stands and drops down head shots. They stand clinched on the cage. Punch to the head by Moore.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Moore

RD 2: Hook by Bradshaw. They clinch on the cage. Punch to the head by Bradshaw. More head shots by Bradshaw. Body shots by Bradshaw. The ref separates them. Cross by Moore. They trade jabs. They clinch on the cage and trade head shots. They separate. Bradshaw hurts him with punches. They clinch on the cage. Head shots by Bradshaw.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Bradshaw

RD 3: Leg kick by Bradshaw and another. Bradshaw lands punches on the cage. They clinch on the cage. Head shots by Bradshaw. The ref separates them but Moore verbally taps.

Result: Dan Bradshaw via Verbal Tapout at 1:30 of Round 3

4. Amateur 160LB Catch Weight 3x3x3 Rounds
Hayden Harrison (2-1 Canuckles) vs Cornelius Krahn (1-2 CMC)

RD 1: Cross by Harrison. Takedown by Harrison into guard. Head shots by Harrison. Harrison stands and drops down punches and then drops into side control. Harrison looks for an arm triangle but can't get it. Harrison stands and drops down punches and then gets his back. Krahn rolls and gets on top in guard. Harrison gets a triangle and the tap.

Result: Hayden Harrison via Tapout (Triangle) at 1:59 of Round 1

5. Amateur Middleweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Darcy Cassie (0-1 Cardinal MMA) vs Colton Cronkite (1-1 CMC)

RD 1: They trade leg kicks. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Cassie into guard. Cronkite defends well. They stand. Body kick by Cronkite. Cross by Cassie. Cronkite shoots and they clinch on the cage. Slam by Cronkite into guard. Punch to the body by Cronkite.
I scored RD 1: 10-10

RD 2: They trade hard punches. They clinch on the cage. Cassie tries for an arm but can't get it. Takedown by Cronkite into half guard. Cronkite is bleeding bad from the nose. Cronkite gets mount and lands head shots. Cassie tries to roll but Cronkite gets a triangle for the tap.

Result: Colton Cronkite via Tapout (Triangle) at 1:48 of Round 2

6. Amateur Featherweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Charles Haskett (0-1 MMA University) vs Miguel Tock (1-3 CMC)

RD 1: Tock throws a punch off the touch of the gloves, very dirty. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Tock into half guard. Haskett looks for a guillotine. Body shots by Tock. They stand and drop down and Tock gets his back and lands head shots. Body shots by Tock. Tock gets a body triangle and then the rear naked for the tap.

Result: Miguel Tock via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:55 of Round 1

7. Amateur Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Nic Grandbois (2-4 Unified MMA) vs Josh Goodheart (3-1 Brandon Academy of MMA)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage. Goodheart looks for a guillotine and gets it for the tap.

Result: Josh Goodheart via Tapout (Guillotine) at 0:28 of Round 1

8. Pro Light Heavyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Jordan Murray (7-11 Lethbridge Fight Club) vs Josh Heinz (0-0 CMC)

RD 1: They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Heinz. Knee to the body by Heinz. They drop down but stand quick. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Murray and another. Takedown by Heinz against the cage and he lands head shots till Murray Taps.

Result: Josh Heinz via Tapout (Strikes) at 2:20 of Round 1

9. Pro Welterweight 5x5x5x Rounds
Tyler Siwak (0-0 Scheer's MMA) vs Josh Kitchen (5-3 PAC Martial Arts)

RD 1: Siwak hurts him with punches and Kitchen drags him down but Siwak is on top in guard and lands elbows to the head. Punches to the head by Siwak. They stand clinched on the cage. Knee to the leg by Siwak and another. Punch to the head by Siwak. Knee to the body by Siwak. Head shots by Siwak. Knee to the leg by Siwak. Head shots by Siwak. Knee to the leg by Siwak. Knee to the body by Siwak. Punch to the head by Kitchen. Knee to the body by Kitchen.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Siwak

RD 2: Push kick by Kitchen. They clinch on the cage. Punch to the head by Kitchen. Takedown by Siwak into guard. Kitchen goes for a triangle and Siwak moves to side control. Kitchen gets half guard. Punch to the body by Siwak. Kitchen defends well. Body shots by Siwak. Head shots by Siwak. Punch to the body by Siwak. More body shots by Siwak.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Siwak

RD 3: Hook by Siwak. Uppercut by Kitchen. They clinch on the cage. Kitchen lands an illegal elbow to the back of the head and is warned as action stops. Siwak is cut from the elbow. After the doctor checks him they resume. They trade punches. Body kick by Siwak. Jab and cross by Kitchen. They clinch on the cage. Knee to the head by Kitchen. Foot stomp by Siwak. Takedown by Siwak into guard. Punch to the head from the bottom by Kitchen. Punch to the body by Siwak. Punch to the head by Siwak. Elbow to the head by Siwak. Siwak gets his back and then gets mount. Punch to the head by Siwak. Siwak gets his back but Kitchen gets half guard. Siwak gets side control and looks for an arm triangle as the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Siwak
My score card: 30-27 Siwak

Result: Tyler Siwak via Unanimous Decision (Scores not read)

10. Pro Light Heavyweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Trenton Rowell (0-2 Iron Fist MMA) vs Adam Kaupp (0-0 CMC)

RD 1: Kaupp shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Rowell rolls and is on top landing hard head shots. They stand clinched on the cage. Knees to the body by Rowell. As the drop down Kaupp injuries his foot and taps.

Result: Trenton Rowell via Tapout (Injury) at 0:45 of Round 1

11. Pro 215LB Catch Weight 5x5x5 Rounds
Shawn Pauliuk (1-5 Way of the Dragon) vs Devon Neis (4-3 Black Dragon)

RD 1: They trade hard punches. Pauliuk drops him with a hook and gets on top. Neis is bleeding bad from the nose. Pauliuk goes for a guillotine and Nies escapes. They stand and trade hard shots. Neis is bleeding really bad from the nose. They trade more hard punches. They clinch but separate quick. They trade more hard shots. Leg kick by Neis. Jab by Pauliuk. Cross by Neis. Neis lands punches and the cage. Pauliuk looks gassed. Neis lands more hard punches till the ref stops it.

Result: Devon Neis via TKO at 2:56 of Round 1

12. Pro Welterweight Kickboxing 3x3x3 Rounds
Matt Krayco (0-0 Dynamic MMA) vs Peter Neufeld (0-0 CMC)

RD 1: Leg kick by Neufeld. Leg kick by Krayco. Jab to the body by Krayco. Leg kick by Neufeld. Leg kick by Krayco. They trade body kicks. Leg kick by Krayco. They trade punches. Leg kick by Neufeld. Hook by Krayco. Two leg kicks by Krayco. Cross by Krayco. Leg kick by Neufeld and another. Uppercut by Krayco. Cross by Neufeld.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Krayco

RD 2: They trade leg kicks. Leg kick by Krayco. Leg kick by Krayco. Leg kick by Neufeld. Hook by Krayco. Leg kick by Krayco and another. Hook by Neufeld. Cross by Krayco. Hook to the body by Neufeld and another. Jab by Neufeld. Body kick by Krayco. Hook by Neufeld.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Krayco

RD 3: Cross by Neufeld. Leg kick by Krayco. Body kick by Neufeld. Cross by Krayco. They trade punches. Jab by Neufeld. Leg kick by Krayco. Hook by Neufeld. Cross by Neufeld. They trade jabs. Leg kick by Krayco. Cross by Neufeld. Leg kick by Neufeld. Jab by Krayco. Cross by Neufeld. Leg kick by Krayco. Cross by Neufeld.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Neufeld
My score card: 29-28 Krayco

Result: Matt Krayco via Split Decision (scores not read)

13. Pro Lightweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Jose Rodriguez (10-2 Scheer's Marital Arts) vs Derek Boyle (11-6 CMC)

RD 1: Hook by Rodriguez. They clinch and move to the cage. Knee to the leg by Boyle. Knee to the body by Rodriguez. Boyle is cut by his eye. They separate. Hook by Rodriguez. Leg kick by Boyle. Cross and hook by Rodriguez. Leg kick by Boyle. They trade punches. Hook by Rodriguez. Cross by Rodriguez. Leg kick by Boyle. Rodriguez catches a kick and takes him down but they are up quick. Leg kick by Rodriguez. Cross by Rodriguez.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Rodriguez

RD 2: Leg kick by Boyle. Hook by Rodriguez. They trade hard punches. Cross by Rodriguez. Leg kick by Boyle. Cross by Rodriguez. Jab by Rodriguez. Jab to the body by Rodriguez. Takedown by Boyle into guard. Boyle gets side control and lands head shots. Rodriguez rolls and they are in north south. Boyle gets on top in half guard and lands head shots.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Boyle

RD 3: Leg kick by Boyle. Cross by Rodriguez. Hook by Boyle. They trade punches. Hook by Rodriguez. They clinch on the cage but separate quick. Jab by Boyle. They trade punches. Leg kick by Rodriguez. They clinch and separate quick. They trade punches. Rodriguez is bleeding from the nose. Hook by Rodriguez. They trade hooks. Leg kick by Rodriguez. Double jab by Boyle. They trade crosses. Hook by Rodriguez. They trade jabs. Hook to the body by Rodriguez. Hook by Boyle. They trade punches. Leg kick by Rodriguez. Rodriguez shoots by Boyle sprawls.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Boyle
My score card: 29-28 Boyle

Result: Derek Boyle via Split Decision (scores not read)

Submission of the Night: Colton Cronkite

Knockout of the Night: Devon Neis

Fight of the Night: Shawn Pauliuk vs Devon Neis