Sunday, April 29, 2012
NAAFS Caged Fury 17 Report
On April 27th the NAAFS returned to West Virginia with a solid pro card highlighted by Travis Clark defending his middleweight title against Hector Urbina. The card also featured some good up and coming talent including Isaiah Chapman, Jason Cardillo, and the pro debut of Mark Cherico. It was a great chance to see several former amateur series champions fighting early in their pro careers.
1. Pro Lightweight
Victer Crenshaw (4-2 Strong Style) vs Rhett Northcraft (9-5 Independent)
RD 1: Hook and uppercut by Crenshaw. Jab by Northcraft. They clinch and Northcraft gets a takedown. Northcraft gets his back, but Crenshaw does a good job to be able to stand. The clinch on the cage and Crenshaw takes it down. Northcraft attempts a triangle but is unable to get it. Crenshaw gets his back and lands punches. Nice scramble by Northcraft to get Crenshaw's back. Now Crenshaw scrambles and stands. Leg kick by Crenshaw. Northcraft shoots in but Crenshaw gets the takedown. Crenshaw lands head shots. Elbow from the bottom by Northcraft. More head shots by Crenshaw and then body shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Crenshaw
RD 2: Leg kick by Northcraft. Takedown by Crenshaw. Northcraft is defending well on the bottom. Crenshaw lands head shots and Northcraft pulls him close to stop the shots. Crenshaw begins landing shots to the body. Hammer fist by Crenshaw. Crenshaw gets his back but Northcraft pulls guard. Crenshaw lands head shots. The ref stands them. Leg kick by Northcraft. Head kick by Northcraft. Jab by Crenshaw. Northcraft seems to be tiring. Leg kick by Crenshaw. Kick to the body by Northcraft.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Crenshaw
RD 3: Crenshaw gets a takedown and lands body shots. Northcraft goes for an arm. Short body shots by Northcraft and then head shots. Crenshaw pulls the arm out and lands punches to the head. Crenshaw lands a few to the body. Now they are both landing strikes on the ground. Scramble and Northcraft goes for a leg and then an ankle lock. Crenshaw pulls his leg out. Northcraft lands head shots.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Northcraft
My score card: 29-28 Crenshaw
Result: Victer Crenshaw by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)
2. Pro Featherweight
Isaiah Chapman (13-1 Rock Hard MMA) vs Joe Wagner (9-1 Independent Crew)
RD 1: Leg kick by Wagner. Hard hook lands for Chapman. They clinch against the cage and Chapman takes it down. Wagner lands head shots from the bottom. Chapman stands and lets Wagner up. Head kick by Wagner. Chapman lands a nice head kick that puts Wagner out.
Result: Isaiah Chapman by KO at 1:57 of Round 1
3. Pro Featherweight
Kevin Rothacker (7-3 Strong Style) vs Josh Baker (8-1 Bullpen)
RD 1: They trade shots and then clinch on the cage. Knee to the leg by Rothacker. Baker tries for a double leg and gets the takedown. Rothacker stands by Baker still has his back. Baker lands knees to the back of Rothacker's leg. Takedown by Baker. Head shot by Baker and then more head shots. They stand and Baker still has his back. They separate and Baker lands a leg kick. Rothacker lands a leg kick. Jab by Baker and a cross by Rothacker. Rothacker knocks him down with a leg kick and lets him up. Hard hook by Baker. They trade leg kicks. Clinch against the cage and a takedown by Baker. Body shots by Baker.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Baker
RD 2: They trade hard shots and clinch against the cage. Rothacker takes him down but they are up quick. Clinch on the cage and Baker takes him down and gets his back. Rothacker shakes him off and lands head shots. They stand and Baker lands a jab and then another. Rothacker lands three jabs. They clinch on the cage and Baker takes him down but Rothacker gets up quick. Baker takes him down again and Rothacker gets up again. Another takedown by Baker who gets his back. Now Baker gets mount and Rothacker holds him close. Rothacker gets half guard and lands body shots.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Baker
RD 3: Two hooks by Rothacker. Baker shoots in and gets a takedown. Baker gets side control and lands head shots. Rothacker gets up and lands a leg kick. Baker gets a takedown and lands body shots. Rothacker works hard to stand and is able to. Rothacker gets a takedown. Baker looks for the triangle and lands elbows to the head. Body shots by Rothacker. Rothacker escapes the triangle and drops down hard punches. Rothacker stands and drops down hard shots. Elbows by Rothacker.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Rothacker
My score card: 29-28 Baker
Result: Josh Baker by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)
4. Pro Featherweight
Jeremy Czarnecki (5-3 Murcielago MMA) vs Justin Steave (13-6 (H2O MMA/Fight Club Pittsburgh)
RD 1: They trade jabs and clinch on the cage. Knees by Steave. Now Czarnecki lands knees. They drop down but stand back up still clinched. Head shots by Steave. Knee by Czarnecki. They trade knees. Steave lands more knees. They drop down and Czarnecki looks for a rear naked. Head shots by Czarnecki. Czarnecki lands more head shots. Czarnecki looks for the choke again. Steave lands punches throwing them backwards.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Czarnecki
RD 2: Steave lands a hook. Hook to the body by Steave. They clinch on the cage. They separate an trade leg kicks. Clinch on the cage and Czarnecki looks for a takedown and gets it. Czarnecki lands punches in guard. Steave tries for an arm. The ref stands them. Steave lands a nice hook and gets a takedown. Hard head shots by Steave.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Steave
RD 3: Body kick by Steave. Czarnecki shoots and gets a takedown. Two head shots by Czarnecki. Czarnecki postures up and lands head shots. Steave pulls him close. Elbows by Czarnecki. Steave lands shots from the bottom. Elbows by Czarnecki. The ref stands them. Nice hook by Steave. They clinch on the cage and Czarnecki takes him down. Steave looks for a guillotine by Czarnecki pulls his head out. Bod shots by Czarnecki.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Czarnecki
My score card: 29-28 Czarnecki
Result: Jeremy Czarnecki by Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28)
5. Pro Welterweight
Ian Rammel (11-5 Team Elite) vs Micah Bender (9-6 Team Bundy)
RD 1: Leg kick by Bender. They clinch on the cage. Body shots by Bender. Nice takedown by Bender. Bender gets side control. Head shots from the bottom by Rammel. Body shots by Bender and then head shots. Bender stands and Rammel lands a nice up kick. Bender drops into Rammel's guard. Nice sweep by Rammel to get mount. Bender gets half guard. Bender is able to stand. They clinch on the cage and Rammel looks for a guillotine. Knee to the body by Rammel. Bender pulls his head out an they are still clinched. Knees to the body by Rammel. Bender drops down and gets a double leg takedown. Rammel tries for an arm as the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Bender
RD 2: Jab by Rammel. Body kick by Bender. Jab to the body by Bender. Uppercut by Rammel. They clinch against the cage and Bender gets a takedown. Rammel is avoiding damage. Head shots from the bottom by Rammel. The ref stands them. Jab and body kick by Bender. Rammel is cut under his eye. Clinch against the cage and Bender tries for a takedown and gets it. Rammel sweeps and gets on top. Rammel gets a kimura for the tap.
Result: Ian Rammel by Tapout (Kimura) vs 3:53 of Round 2
6. Pro Middleweight
Adam Sepulveda (7-5 SVT) vs Chris Goldbaugh (9-3 Bullpen)
RD 1: They clinch and move to the cage. Takedown by Sepulveda. Head shots by Sepulveda. Goldbaugh tries for an arm. They stand and trade hard shots. Goldbaugh goes to a double leg. They separate and Goldbaugh lands two punches. They clinch and Goldbaugh tries for the double leg. Knee by Goldbaugh. Hook by Goldbaugh. Hook by Sepulveda. Push kick by Goldbaugh. Two hooks and a knee to the head by Goldbaugh. Goldbaugh landing punches and drops Sepulveda and the ref stops it.
Result: Chris Goldbaugh by TKO at 2:37 of Round 1
7. Pro Welterweight
Dequan Townsend (8-4 Murcielago MMA) vs Jason Cardillo (7-0 Fight Club Pittsburgh)
RD 1: Cardillo shoots in by Townsend moves away. He shoots in again but Townsend sprawls. He tries again and gets the takedown and side control. Townsend pulls guard. Townsend ding good to avoid damage. Cardillo stands and drops back into guard. Head shots by Cardillo. Now Cardillo lands body shots. Cardillo stands and drops into side control. Cardillo stands and Townsend lands an up kick. Cardillo drops into guard and lands head shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Cardillo
RD 2: Body kick by Townsend. Cardillo shoots in and gets a takedown. Body shots by Cardillo. Cardillo gets side control. Townsend scrambles and almost gets up. Cardillo pins his arm down and lands punches. Townsend pulls guard. Body shots by Cardillo. Head shots by Cardillo and then more body shots. The ref stands them. Hard hook by Townsend.
I scored RD 2: 10- Cardillo
RD 3: Cardillo shoots in but Townsend sprawls. Cardillo keeps trying and finishes the takedown. Cardillo gets side control. Elbow to the body by Cardillo. Cardillo tries for an arm and almost gets the kimura. Body shots by Cardillo. Elbows to the body and then the head by Cardillo. Townsend tries to scramble but can't escape. Head and body shots by Cardillo. The ref stands them. Takedown by Cardillo into side control. Two elbows to the head by Cardillo.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Cardillo
My score card: 30-27 Cardillo
Result: Jason Cardillo by Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27)
8. Pro Featherweight
Dante Adams (3-3 Sud'n Impact) vs Mark Cherico (9-0 Fight Club Pittsburgh)
RD 1: Cherico shoots in and gets the takedown. Cherico gets side control. Nice sweep by Adams to get on top. Cherico scrambles and gets his back. Cherico gets his hooks in and the rear naked for the tap.
Result: Mark Cherico by Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at :56 of Round 1
9. Pro Bantamweight
Richard McDole (7-3 Team Elite) vs Ronell Green (7-1 Bullpen)
RD 1: Leg kick by Green. They clinch on the cage. Takedown by Green. McDole looks for an arm and has a tight armbar but Green pulls out. McDole gets on top and has north south position. McDole moves to side control. McDole gets mount and lands punches. Elbow by McDole and then another. Punches by McDole. McDole goes for a guillotine and has it tight but Greene escapes and is on top. Head shots by Green. Green gets his back and goes for a rear naked but McDole escapes. Green has mount and lands punches. Green gets his back. McDole turns into him and is in guard. Hard punches by McDole. McDole gets an armbar and gets the tap.
Result: Richard McDole by Tapout (Armbar) at 4:51 of Round 1
10. Pro Heavyweight
Adam Milstead (10-3 Fight Club Pittsburgh) vs Nathan Bryant (8-7 Ground Zero)
RD 1: They trade jabs. Jab to the body by Milstead. Leg kick by Milstead. Body kick by Bryant. Clinch on the cage and Milstead lands a shot to the head. Knee to the leg by Bryant and then another. Knee to the body by Milstead. They separate and trade shots. Clinch against the cage. Two knees by Milstead. Milstead tries for a guillotine by Bryant escapes. They are still clinched. Milstead tries again for a guillotine by Bryant takes him down. They are up quick and still clinched. Elbow by Milstead. They separate and Milstead lands a hard leg kick. They clinch on the cage and Milstead lands a knee. Two knees by Bryant and one by Milstead. They separate and trade hard shots. They clinch and move to the cage. Knee by Milstead. Knee to the leg by Bryant. They separate and trade wild shots.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Milstead
RD 2: Leg kick by Milstead. Clinch against the cage and Bryant tries for a double leg and then a single. Knee to the leg by Bryant. Knee to the body by Milstead. They separate and Milstead lands a hook. Leg kick by Bryant. Clinch against the cage and Bryant tries for a single. Head shots by Milstead. They separate and trade hard punches. Takedown by Milstead. Milstead gets his back and looks for a rear naked. Bryant escapes. Milstead stands and Bryant is slow to stand. As Bryant tries to get up Milstead hits him with a hard punch and lands two more till the ref stops it.
Result: Adam Milstead by TKO at 3:14 of Round 2
11. Pro Middleweight Title
Hector Urbina (16-6-1 Team Eltoro/Team Wolfpack) vs Travis Clark (12-0 Evovle MMA/Wolfs Lair)
RD 1: They clinch and Clark looks for a takedown. They drop down and Urbina hooks a guillotine for the tap.
Result: Hector Urbina by Tapout (Guillotine) at :16 of Round 1
Submission of the Night: Richard McDole
Knock out of the Night: Isaiah Chapman
Fight of the Night: Richard McDole vs Ronell Green