Sunday, March 23, 2014

XFS FIRE March 22, 2014

Merwyn Rivera vs Chad Meekins

Rd 1: Rivera lands a hard overhand right behind the ear and drops Meekins. Rivera jumps all over him with ground and pound. It's pretty overwhelming for Meekins. Cecil Peoples warns Meekins to fight back. 1 more hard right and Cecil stops the fight at :46 seconds.

Anthony Paredes vs Chris Sandt

Rd 1: Chris Sandt sprints out and lands a monster overhand right. As it lands Sandt goes for the takedown, yet somehow winds up in a rnc  before they hit the mat. He taps out and it's over in :12seconds. Wow, a lot happened in a short period of time.

Arian Sharifi vs  Shawn Stevens

Rd 1: They come out exchanging jabs. Arian leg kicks, then goes high. He slips to the mat on the head kick and Stevens shoots in, but winds up on his back. He works for a guillotine on Sharifi, yet can't get it. They stand up with Stevens in a body lock and Arian slams him hard. He works for the kimura but can't hit it. Stevens is close to tapping, but doesn't. Arian works his way to full mount while attempting the kimura. He lets go and drops elbows instead. Hard HARD elbows. The fight ends via tko in the middle of Rd 1.

Brandon Michels vs James Cannon

Rd 1: The big boys come out throwing big punches. Cannon gets a takedown and Michels holds Cannon close and body locks him and they are in close quarters where Cannon drops down short punches. Michels does a good job of thwarting the ground attack. Cecil stands them up and Michels lands a solid uppercut. Cannon grabs Michels and hip tosses him, winding up in side control. He tries to pass, but once in 1/2 guard Michels locks him up again. Cannon then goes for the Americana and Michels winds up tapping at 2:36 in rd 1.

Matt Sayles vs Dylan Stanfield

Rd 1: Stanfield starts off trying to get loose on his feet. Sayles gets a body lock slam takedown and smashes away with strikes. Sayles is a bonafide stud. Remember the name at 145.

Keanu Fleming vs Luis Morales

Rd 1: Back and forth they go. Haymakers! Knees in the clinch. Back and forth the entire round. The round would go to Morales, as he had control for longer and landed the cleaner shots.

Rd 2: They trade shots again, but Morales grabs Fleming and takes him down. He pounds away from the back and goes for the rnc and gets the tap. Fleming, although the loser has been training with Fight Ugly for 31 days and looks like a completely different fighter.

Richie Martinez vs Ed Darby

Rd 1: The Boogeyman gets an immediate takedown but reversed by Darby. Boogie is scary good off his back and gets right to his feet and lifts Darby over his head, then slams him. He gets the sub via Japanese Necktie. The Eddie Bravo 10th Planet protégée is another fighter to watch out for in the future.

Steve Orosco vs Damarius McDaniels

Rd 1: Damarius McDaniels stepped up last minute, immediately making him my hero. Orosco, not knowing anything about his opponent came right out and took the fight to the canvas, where after dropping punches, he got the rnc .

Saul Galindo vs Chuck Seang

Rd 1: Both guys have a bunch of fans and all are going nuts! The guys go blow for blow standing. There is a lot of clinch work and Saul seems to be getting the better of that. Saul works from behind Seang on the mat. The round ends with a suplex slam by Seang. 10-9 Galindo.

Rd 2: Seang works on Galindo's back and threatens with a rnc. Galindo does a good job defending. Takedown by Seang is reversed by Galindo, who then gets reversed by Seang. This fight is nuts. Seang works a heel hook and Galindo is in pain, but gets out. They stand up and Saul lands a bomb of a right hand. 10-9 Seang

Rd 3: Saul gets the takedown and works GNP from the back. Seang keeps rolling and attacking Saul's leg. He's not close and Galindo keeps throwing punches against the cage. Cecil separates the guys and Galindo throws a right hand that seems to rock Seang. The fight ends in the clinch on the cage. 10-9 Galindo, but WHAT a fight! Judges see it the same, unanimous for Galindo.
Galindo gets on the mic and is so happy. Why? "Because I fought an opponent who is tough as SHIT!"

Jackie Bollinger vs Lethal Laura Salazar

Rd 1: Laura comes out firing. She lands a lot of shots then tosses Bollinger to the ground. It looks like Laura is looking for the sub, but she can't find it. She instead drops elbows and punches to the head and body and wins by tko!

Jonathon Santa Maria vs Fernando Garcia

Rd 1: Immediate takedown by Santa Maria. Then another slam. He has side control but stands up. Santa Maria lands a straight right on the chin that puts Garcia on roller skates. He stumbles into the cage and Santa Maria hits Garcia with a flying knee that drops him. Garcia is about done, but Cecil lets it continue, so Santa Maria finishes him off with strikes.  Santa Maria's fans go bananas.

Matt Lagler vs Ray Sloan

Rd 1: Sloan is just too much with his punches and knees at the start of the fight. Lagler is visibly frustrated, as Sloan keeps smacking him around with combos and kicks. Easy round for Sloan 10-9.

Rd 2: Lagler connects with a left hook. They meet in the center and throw, but Sloan gets the better of it with a solid straight right. Sloan is doing work again, throwing punch / kick combos. Lagler not circling in any of these exchanges, allowing Sloan to walk him down straight into the cage and unload combinations on him. 10-9 Sloan.

Rd 3: Sloan throws a kick and slips and Lagler dives into his guard. Sloan works an omoplata, allowing him to take Laglers back and punch from there. They stand back up and Lagler is landing single punches at a time, but he IS connecting. It's still not enough, as Lagler takes the round. 30-27 Lagler.

Mike Segura vs Coby O'Neal

Rd 1: Mike Segura is making his pro debut here. They both come out firing and landing. Segura then lands a beautiful hook and O'neal goes completely limp. He hits the canvas and wakes up and comes back. They mix it up some more. After Segura drops him 3 more times, they towel is thrown in. Impressive debut from Segura.

Chris Taco vs Marko Damiani

Rd:  Taco comes out and swarms the current Blackhouse striking coach. Damiani can't get his bearings as Taco is all over him on the ground. He unleashes an unmerciful GNP that stops the fight in :44 seconds. I'd say it's an impressive debut for the recently turned 18 year old.

AJ Culpepper vs Ron Henderson
Rd 1: Henderson gets on Culpepper's back and gets a standing rnc. It was fast and it was nasty!

Leonard Smith vs Manny Murrillo

Rd 1:  Leonard lands a glancing blow to Murrillo's head, but gets taken down. Murrillo works short elbows and takes Smith's back. He hits the back of the head and Cecil stands them back up. Smith lands punches again and Murillo wants it on the ground. Smith goes for the takedown but Murrillo holds the cage. Cecil takes a point. 9-9

Rd 2: Smith lands an uppercut and drops Murrillo. He goes in for the kill but gets his back taken in the scramble. Murrillo spends most of the round on Smiths back landing punches.  10-9 Murrillo.

Rd 3: They both come out throwing punches and Smith gets clipped. He's on wobbly legs and Manny capitalizes and gets the tko :13 seconds in.

Dashon Johnson vs Jordan Delano

Rd 1: Dashon hits Delano with a STIFF jab and then a nice combo. Delano is game and rushes Dashon, who reverses him and gets the the takedown. He hits the rnc and Delano taps.

Raja Shippen vs Chris Stanfield

Rd: Raja throwing head kicks and punches. He grabs a hold of Stanfield and slams him, then goes straight to mount. He transitions to Stanfield's back and gets the rnc.

Luke Adams vs Daniel Cumpian

Rd 1: Head Kick by Adams then a solid hook. Cumpian sees red and bull rushes Adams, who uses good hips to get Cumpian on the ground. Adams then proceeds, from full guard, to crab crawl Cumpian, who he is wearing like a Baby Bjorn around the cage. Sorry, I can't explain it any better than that. Eventually Adams breaks free of Cumpian's grip and takes his back and lands unanswered punches. He gets the tko half way through the round.

Deondre Gibbs vs Sergio Anaya

Rd 1: After 2 spinning back kicks that land. Anaya opens up with strikes as Gibbs falls to the mat. Anaya pounces and Cecil Peoples stops the fight.  Dominating and overwhelming performance by Anaya.

Ty Freeman vs Paul Keller

Rd 1: They charge each other and Freeman lands a left to the jaw, dropping Keller. Freeman mounts him and takes his back where he sinks in the rnc.

Angel Cruz vs Phelan Fleming

Rd 1: Great footwork being shown by Cruz. He's being technical with his strikes and Fleming wants to brawl. Cruz gets a takedown and throws punches from the back but hits in the Mohawk area. Cecil stands them up and warns Cruz for strikes to the back of the head. They restart and Cruz gets a takedown and takes Fleming's back again. This time landing all legal strikes, forcing Cecil to call the fight.

That, as they say folks, is a wrap! See you on May 17th!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

XFS  AGGRESSION  1/18/2014

Jeremy Redfern vs Chuck Kennedy
205 AMATEUR title fight

Rd 1: Redfern looks for the takedown and gets it after a minute of pressing Kennedy into the fence. He works for the kimura and hits it. New champ, Jeremy Redfern.

Mike Segura vs Tony Martinez
155 AMATEUR title fight

Rd 1: Martinez starts the round with leg kicks and teeps. He lands a punch that drops Segura, who recovers right away. They get back up and Martinez hits a huge takedown, which Segura rolls into a reversal and works a triangle choke until the round ends. 10-9 Martinez

Rd 2: Leg kicks and punches again from Martinez, who then gets a takedown. Again, Segura works off his back and tries another triangle. It's tight, but he switches to armbar and forces the tap. Mike Segura is the new 155 ammy champ.


Greg Guzman vs AJ Culpepper

Rd 1: Guzman comes out and throws 2 headkicks that land and then an overhand right. He gets the slam takedown and goes straight to mount. He tries for the armbar, but can't get it. He gets mount again and Culpepper gives up his back and Guzman sinks the rear naked choke in.

Misha Nassiri vs Jackie Bollinger
Rd 1: Meisha absolutely swarms Bollinger. Punches and kicks go unanswered and the fight is stopped in 20 seconds.

Ricky Calatayud vs Deondre Gibbs
Rd 1: Ricky gets a big slam right off the bat and then goes into full mount.  The punches come non stop and the ref has no choice but to stop the fight.

Matt Sayles vs Chris Floyd
There is a little back and forth striking between Sayles and Floyd. Sayles gets a hold of Floyd and fireman carries him, then slams him in his own corner. Floyd has a guillotine but Sayles doesn't seem to feel threatened. Sayles pops his head out and Floyd tries to get away. While on all 4's Sayles kicks the body of Floyd twice and pummels him on the cage. Floyd is really hurt and the ref runs in and saves Floyd from further punishment.

135 Title Fight
Raja Shippen vs Fernando Garcia

Rd 1: Raja does what Raja always does. He comes out kicking really hard.  He throws a huge headkick that connects, but he slips as it lands. Garcia doesn't get the full power since Raja fell. Right away he puts Raja in a headlock. Raja gets out and gets a slam, then takes Garcia's back. Now on an 8 fight win streak, Raja has finished all of those opponents.

Brandon Anderson vs Chris Stanfield

Rd 1: Stanfield works the standing guillotine, but Anderson drags him to the ground and gets out. He makes his way to full mount and Anderson gives up his back. He gets choked with a rnc and Anderson wins in 1:01 in rd 1.

Jimmy Marquez vs Ron Henderson
Rd 1: Marquez comes out firing leg kicks and Henderson does not like it.  Henderson looks for the takedown and it takes a while to get it. Once he does, he works for subs but Marquez is too crafty on the ground. They get up and Marquez lands punches. Johnson gets another takedown and the round ends.
10-9 Henderson

Rd 2: Marquez wants to bang but Henderson wants to grapple. Henderson gets another takedown and finally gets the back of Marquez. Henderson pins his left arm, and unloads heavy punches on him. Marquez once again gets out and the round ends with Henderson on Marquez' back. 10-9 Henderson

Rd 3: Once again, Henderson goes for the takedown and gets it. Marquez reverses him and the crowd goes nuts. It swings back to Henderson, who gets the dominant position again as the fight ends. 10-9 Henderson.
Winner by UD Ron Henderson

Kenny Wyckoff vs Ira Daniels

Rd 1: Fists fly right away. Wyckoff gets the takedown. They get up and Wyckoff gets another td. He gets full mount, but reversed. During the reversal Wyckoff gets an armbar. It isn't sunk in fully and Daniels winds up on top and drops bombs. Ref takes away a point from Daniels for apparently grabbing the fence during one of the early takedowns. 10-8 Wyckoff

Rd 2: Wyckoff is rag dolling Daniels. Wyckoff works for a rnc but can't sink it. He gets full mount and reversed again. Back and forth round, but Daniels just can not stop the Wyckoff takedown. 10-9 Wyckoff

Rd 3: The takedowns continue. Wyckoff isn't interested in trading hands with Daniels and just just keeps going for takedowns. Again, he gets mount and again, he goes for the armbar. Daniels defends well and Wycoff retains mount. He drops punches and elbows to end the fight. 10-9 Wycoff for the sweep.

Winner by UD Kenny Wykoff

Arian Sharifi vs Phelan Fleming 
Rd 1: Arian comes out unloading leg kicks and Fleming is visibly bothered by them. Fleming throws a head kick and Arian ducks under and gets the takedown. He pounds away from full mount and then transitions to the armbar as Fleming taps.

155 Title Fight
Dashon Johnson vs Ray Carter

Rd 1: Dashon takes a leg kick and gets an immediate takedown. He throws some heavy punches to Carter's body. Johnson slaps on the d'arce choke and forces the tap at just :34 seconds. Flyboy fans go berserk and Dashon now holds the 145 and 155 lb titles.

Luke Adams vs Ed Darby
Rd 1: They meet in the middle of the cage and begin to swing away. Darby swarms but gets taken down and mounted. He gets beaten on and the ref stops it due to strikes.

Saul Galindo vs Adam Morgan
Rd 1: Galindo comes right out and throws a viscous head/body kick.  My parents may have heard it in Del Mar. Morgan goes for the takedown and really works for it. Galindo then gets a monster slam. Crowd goes bananas. Then Galindo unleashed thunderous punches on Morgan. The entire crowd feels it. Refs jumps in and Morgan is destroyed.  Beautiful violence.

Emery Langley vs Paul Keller
Rd 1: The guys come out brawling and Keller lands a bomb and drops Langley. He starts landing strikes to Keller who is in big trouble. He regains his composure and lands a nice upkick, then stands back up. Keller  goes to throw Langley, but Langley lands on top of Keller in mount proceeds to land his own punches. The fight gets stopped by the ref via strikes.

185 Title Fight
Daniel Hernandez vs Richard Sansoucie
Rd 1: The guys swing away and then a scramble on the ground ensues. Hernandez winds up taking Sansoucie's back and sinks in a slick palm to palm rnc and forced the tap. Hernandez looked extremely impressive. New 185 champ, Daniel Hernandez

Ty Freeman vs James Atherton
Rd 1: Freeman lands a left right combo that shockingly doesn't drop Atherton. But, Freeman gets a big takedown and can't complete the armbar. They stand up and Freeman drops for the guillotine and gets it, forcing the tap.

205 Title Fight
Oscar Kush vs Leonard Smith Jr
Rd 1: They square up and Leonard punches Kush, dropping him immediately. He pounces with hammerfists as the ref jumps in to stop the fight at only :09 seconds. Kush is devastated, but his HUGE fan following cheered his name in loving support.  Still lhw champ, Leonard Smith Jr.