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LOTS OF CALLOUTS FROM SMALLER COMPANIES

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While the big bad UFC has been in a mini hiatus before a huge push lots of fighters still called them out. Six, to be exact; across three companies who had the weekend to themselves. LFAVICTORY FC, and  CAGE WARRIORS were all on display.

LEGACY was coming from the COMERICA THEATER in PHOENIX ARIZONAKEONI DIGGS improved to 5-0 with his 3rd submission win. It was a RNC that came at 3:57 of the 2nd round against  TYLER SIDDERSLUIZ TONINHO MARAJO GAVINHO made quick work of MAGIC MIKE HAMEL TKO’ing him with punches just 32 seconds into the fight. SEAN SUGAR O’MALLEY continued his torrid career going to 12-0 total picking up his 5th 1st round stoppage. This one coming from a spinning wheel kick at 2:15 to the head of an already dazed DAVID NUZZOCASEY KENNEY and BRUNO GUSTAVO DA SILVA fought to a split draw. Tempe native, US Marine, KYLE STEWART submitted TY FREEMAN at 2:25 of round 1 with a shoulder lock. Ty; who was taking the fight on 4 days notice; ate a flurry of elbows 1st and some ground and pound. Kyle then made it clear to all other welterweights in LFA they were either going to be taken into the abyss or get run through. He also called out the UFC to sign him. Kyle improved his career record to 14-1, with 8 1st round stoppages.  JAMES NAKASHIMA dominated LARUE BURLEY thoroughly, but was very sloppy poking him in the eye in the 1st and nailing him with a vicious kick to the groin in the second; that wound up costing him a point on the cards. Despite those, he still won a unanimous decision. In the main event  MATTHEW FRINCU picked up his 6th KO/TKO win by starching MAYCON MENDONCA; ending his 6 fight win streak. Maycon, was originally supposed to fight Kyle Stewart, but moved to the main event when Daniel Madrid got injured. The 23yr old has amazing power in both hands for someone that’s not “huge” in stature. The KO came at 1:36 into round 1.

Moving onto VICTORY FC 57 from the EXPOCENTER in TOPEKA KANSAS:

ARNOLD BERDON extended his winning streak to 3 with a unanimous decision over JOHNNIE ROADESDUSTIN KRAMER also now has a 3 fight win streak; from a split decision over  MATTHEW MURRAYALEX MCGOWAN took ROB MITCHELL to the mat with ease and couldn’t lock in an armbar. In a scramble though he cinched in a kimura choke at 3:08 of round 1 when Rob finally tapped. Topeka native CHANCE THACKSTON had the crowd behind him; but that was not close to enough against TREY OGDEN. Trey improved to 8-1 and is on a 6 fight win streak, all 6 via submission. This one came at 2:19 into round 2 via RNC. SHARKEY SLYTER suffered his 1st career loss; to DARON MCCANT also by RNC, at 2:57 of the 2nd round. JOSH PFEIFER‘s grappling skills proved to be too much for CODY CARRILLO throughout their battle. Despite Cody’s stronger finish it was a case of too little too late as Josh walked off with a unanimous decision win sending Carrillo to a 3 fight losing streak. Victory FC’s flyweight title found a new home; and that’s around the waist of KEVIN POCKET HERC GRAYNICK MAMALIS definitely was the better fighter going in; and almost got Kevin in a RNC in the 1st. Gray escaped, and survived to the 2nd where he eventually pushed the action to the fence. There he cinched in without a doubt one of the most devastating guillotine’s ever at 3:53 into round 2:

 

then in his post fight comments called out UFC veteran ERIC SHELTON for a rematch. Then their heavyweight title was on the line as well. Champion DANIEL GALLEMORE was defending the belt for the 3rd time. Daniel blasted DANIEL THE PREDATOR JAMES early with strikes that had him reeling. He saw an opening to charge in and cinch in his own guillotine and locked it in tight as James tapped 1:24 of round 1. Then not to be totally out done he too made a call out; but to the UFC for the opportunity to fight for them.

The weekends activities ended with CAGE WARRIORS 83 from the NEWPORT CENTRE in  WALESNICHOLAS OTT was a late replacement and wound up taking a unanimous decision win over SIMON MAKSIMOVICKRIS EDWARDS made DAMO WEEDEN tap out to a RNC at 4:49 into round 2. Then AIDEN LEE  got KACPER FORMELA to tap to one 3:39 of the 1st round. JOE MCCOLGAN gave RICHARD FRANGO WILLIAMS his 1st loss when he cinched a guillotine choke on him with just 1 second left in the fight. 22 year old rising star JACK SHORE stayed undefeated picking up his 12th career 1st round tap out win. He got KONMON DEH down to the mat where he tried to lock in a triangle to no avail. He was able to though when Deh rolled over to lock in an arm bar 4:46 of round 1. GIOVANNI THE PUNISHER MELILLO came into his CW debut on a 2 fight win streak and a 7-1 record with 5 KO/TKO wins. He upped each of those with a 1st round KO over a man who was never knocked out; MOHSEN BAHARI. Mohsen pushed the action to the cage in a clinch and went for a leg sweep that was defended well. Gio was able to spin away and throw a deadly combo. It was the right hand put Bahari down.  The 24 yr old SOREN THE TRUE VIKING BAK slowed down a forward charging SCOTT CLIST who was looking for a quick KO in every round by taking the fight to the mat. There his grappling advantage worked well against Scott who’s grappling defense leaves something to be desired. While Clist did manage to survive the 3 rounds he not only lost the bout by unanimous decision he also wound up losing a lot of blood too due to some ground and pound. CHE MILLS who has been struggling lately was taking on a hot LEWIS THE FOOT LONG. Long was on a 2 fight win streak with 8 wins via submission. He came out charging Che for a double leg take down. As they landed on the mat Mills was taping in agony.

It appears that Che’s knee popped on the take down. It was also his 5th loss in 7 fights. Lewis, who improved to 15-4 after the 18 second injury TKO stoppage, then called out for the UFC to take notice.

Thus ending very entertaining and quickly moving cards, with lots of highlights, and call outs. It seems that the flow of talent will not be stopping any time soon.

 

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