Ultimate Impact held their fourteenth event last night at the GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester, in what was to be there best card yet.
Here are the full results:
WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BELT
Adam Bousiff Def Shane Riley via Modified Guillotine Round One #AndStillWelterweightChampion Adam ‘Boa’ Bousiff
LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BELT
Marc Allen Def Terry Doyle Via Referee Stoppage due to Injury (shoulder dislocation) Round One #AndtheNewLightweightChampion
Steve Smith Def Dave Conlon Via UnanimousDecisionK1 Pro
Lee Russell Def Ian Dalby via Armbar Rnd One Flyweight pro
Ffion Davies Def Laura Handy via RNC 2 mins 36 secs Round One Bantamweight ammy
I’m Extremely blessed to be part of such a strong team of competitors and coaches. I can’t wait to do it all over again in Sunderland next week!
Amy O’Mara Def Paulina Malina Via Split Decision Strawweight ammy
Harry Davis Def Olly Myers Via UnanimousDecision Welterweight ammy
Bryony Tyrell Def Jemma Jacques via TKO (GnP) Round Two Flyweight ammy
My coach has decided that my fight name should be ‘Killa Bee’ from now in, since after two subsequent wins by Ground N Pound the Gazelle is no longer. I would also like to say a big thank you to my coaches and all the people who came up to support me
Andree Warbrick Def Ashleigh Johnson Via unanimousDecision K1 ammy
Polly Beauchamp Def Charlotte Freeman Via Split Decision Strawweight ammy
Will Jones Def Jordan Patey Via T/KO Round One
Mack Stevens Def Josh Ozane Via RNC Round Two
Bartosz Rusiecki Def Laurence Coates Via UnanimousDecision K1 ammy
Dave Tibbetts Def Pat Benson Via Guillotine Round Two
Ultimate Impact returns to the GL1 leisure centre, Gloucester, on February 21st for their 14th event. With two pro MMA Title fights on the line, a pro flyweight bout, along with 1 pro K1 fight, four female amateur MMA fights, one female amateur K1 fight and four male amateur MMA fights, one amateur K1 fight it is safe to say this is there best card yet.
SHANE RILEY V ADAM BOUSIFF 77.2kg Welterweight Title
MARC ALLEN V TERRY DOYLE 70.4kg Lightweight Title
STEVE SMITH V DAVE CONLON 78kg Catchweight k1
IAN DALBY V LEE RUSSELL 56.8kg Flyweight pro
LAURA HANDY V FFION DAVIES 61.3kg Bantamweight ammy
PAULINA MALINA V AMY O’MARA 52.2kg Strawweight ammy
HARRY DAVIS V OLLY MYERS 77.2kg Welterweight ammy
JEMMA JACQUES V BRYONY TYRELL 56.8kg Flyweight ammy
ANDREE WARBRICK V ASHLEIGH JOHNSON 54kg Catchweight k1 ammy
POLLY BEAUCHAMP V CHARLOTTE FREEMAN 52.2kg Strawweight ammy
JORDAN PATEY V WILL JONES 90kg Catchweight ammy
MACK STEVENS V JOSH OZANE 74kg Catchweight ammy
BARTOSZ RUSIECKI V LAURENCE COATES 72kg Catchweight k1 ammy
DAVE TIBBETS V PAT BENSON 90KG Catchweight ammy
DATE: 21st February 2015
TIME: Doors open at 4pm
WHERE: GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester, GL1 1DT
COST: £360 VIP table of 8 (£45 per head), £35 Cageside seating & £25 Standard Ticket
Gloucester, Saturday, April 26th and Ultimate Impact were holding ULTIMATE IMPACT FIGHT NIGHT 2 at Liquid Nightclub. A card full of eleven fights consisting of six amateur MMA, three k1 and two Pro MMA fights, with a packed club, full of buzzing atmosphere it was time to get the event underway.
MCDarren Rees was holding down the centre of the cage, whilst the third men in the cage for all of the action tonight were Ron ’Bomber’ Frith on duty for the MMA action and David Willmot for the K1 action.
In the words of Darren Rees……”It’s time for War” as the first fight of the night is announced.
UNIFIED AMATEUR 3X3 MINS
BRAD WELLAWAY MAD DOGS 2-2 JACK BRYANT TROJAN 1-0
Rnd 1 Jack Bryant is straight out and in for the TD, Wellaway gets an attempt at a guillotine and Bryant is trying to fight to get himself out for which he succeeds, he then procedes to lands headshots on Wellaway, all the while Wellway is looking for a sub but to no avail. Bryant on top maintaining control, adding in some GnP but Wellaway is working well of his back and looking to set up an armbar in the dying few seconds of this opening round only to run out of time.
Rnd 2 Jack Bryant straight out and in with jabs, then shoots in and gets TD, Wellway manages to roll out of position and gain top mount briefly only for Bryant to be back on top and in control, being very dominant on top using short sharp shots.
Rnd 3 Jack Bryant shoots straight in leaving his neck exposed for which Wellaway sees and attempts a guillotine but to no avail. Bryant is landing shots on Wellaway and both young guys are giving it their all, Wellaway attempts to go for an armbar near to the close of the round for Bryant to get out of. This had been one awesome opening fight from two seventeen year old lads who futures are very bright. WINNER JACK BRYANT VIA UD 29-28
LEWIS CLAPHAM M.M.A.A 3-0 MATT FIGLAK TROJAN 3-0-1
Rnd 1 Matt Figlak comes out and a gets TD, Clapham has wrist control and Figlak is struggling to break free, he does so then proceeds to dominate in top position although not a lot of movement or action in this opening round.
Rnd 2 Matt Figlak is straight out with a one, two then takes Clapham down, Clapham gets back to his feet although not for long as Figlak is back in top position landing body shots when he can, Clapham holding down Figlak trying to gain control.
Rnd 3 Matt Figlak straight in and Clapham clinches up with both guys trying for a TD, after a brief struggle it was Figlak who got the TD in the end landing in side control. Clapham is working hard up against the cage, even nearly having an armbar, but using his toes in the cage as leverage referee Ron Frith warns Clapham and with a slight tap on his arm to get his toes out of the cage, he loses the armbar, Figlak capalizes on this raining down blows but Clapham weathers the storm only for Figlak to see an opportunity and grab Claphams back to sink in a RNC.
WINNER MATT FIGLAK 1MIN 47SEC RND 3 VIA RNC
K1 3X2 MINS
BEN HARRIS W.A.K.T. 2-1 CJ ABDULAFUR GLOUCESTER MARTIAL ARTS TEAM XTREME DEBUT
Rnd 1 Both guys are straight out but it’s CJ who is landing first, in what appears to be an all-out war from both guys. CJ drops Harris who gets a standing count from referee David Willmot, Harris comes back with full intent along with a very game CJ in this full on opening round.
Rnd 2 Ben Harris opens up with kicks and moves nicely onto knees as CJ comes in with punches, it appears that Harris is getting the better of CJ in the opening part of this second round, pinning CJ against the cage. CJ moves away off the cage and goes down (appears to be from back pain), referee David Willmot checks CJ is okay, the fight carries on, Harris is straight in with a full on jab catching CJ clean in the face just before the end of the round.
During the end of the second round it was clear CJ was in pain from the earlier back injury, therefore he could not continue into the third round.
WINNER BEN HARRIS VIA TKO RND 2
UNIFIED AMATEUR MMA 3X3MINS
WILL STEPHENSON TROJAN WORCESTER 0-1 ADAM GREENE TOJAN FREE FIGHTERS 1-0
RND 1 Adam Greene comes out first landing punches and tags Stephenson who goes down, Greene capitalizes on this and has Stephenson up against the cage and goes for his neck in attempting to gain a submission but to no avail. Stephenson gets back to his feet briefly as Greene lifts Stephenson with a big slam TD, Greene landing big shots on Stephenson as he looks up to the ref, Greene still working hard on Stephenson even taking his back in the final 15 seconds of the round, but a gallant Stephenson hangs on in there to see the round out.
Round 2 Adam Greene is straight out with a one, two combination and gains Stephenson’s back, taking him down, continuing on his back raining down blows. Stephenson reverses the situation after weathering the storm, in gaining Greene’s back and sinking in a tight RNC.
WINNER 2MIN 04 SEC RND 2 VIA RNC WILL STEPHENSON
TALASI MAY MAD DOGS COMBAT 4-0 JOHNNY BRYANT TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS DEBUT
Round 1 Johnny Bryant Comes out and gets the TD, both guys are grappling for top control for which Bryant gets in the end, in doing so May has left his neck exposed, Bryant see’s this and attempts an guillotine for which May escapes, Bryant grabs May’s arm whilst seeking to escape the prior guillotine attempt and attempts an armbar for which May answers back in raining down blows and grabs Bryant’s back, Bryant transitions out and gets mount briefly only for May to gain top position in this awesome display of grappling from both guys in the opening round.
Round 2 Talasi May is out gains mount, Bryant is trying to buck off May as he is landing punches, all the while gaining himself back to his own corner from his opponents corner to hear instructions from his own corner. Bryant slowly gets back to his feet but all the while under pressure from May in this second round. (Bryant managed to get from one side of the cage to the other with May in full mount raining blows so he could get instructions from his own corner – a well-educated, cage aware young man).
Round 3 Both guys are out and straight up against the cage, fighting for dominance, Bryant gets a TD and lands in top position, both guys are working hard in this final round but its Bryant that is the more dominant one being in top position and controlling May. It goes to the judges for a decision.
WINNER VIA UD 29-28 JOHNNY BRYANT
K1 3X2 MINS
JAMES HALL SILVERBACK MMA DEBUT MATT KAUFMAN TROJAN WORCESTER 2-1
Round 1 James Hall Is landing the cleaner of the kicks and appears to do more damage. Attempting an occasional spinning move but it is clearly not working. Kaufman in with teeps trying to keep Hall at distance but Hall is persistence and keeping the pressure on Kaufman.
Round 2 Matt Kaufman comes out fired up straight away in the opening of this round, Hall still putting on pressure and doing the ‘odd’ spinning movement which does not result into anything. Kaufman now finding his range and rhythm, getting his movement going a lot more in the last thirty seconds, using the clinch several times.
Round 3 Hall Putting on the pressure as soon as this final round is under way, unloading shots, referee David Willmot steps in and gives Kaufman an eight count then waves the fight off as Kaufman was in no position to continue.
WINNER JAMES HALL RND 3 0.40SECS VIA TKO
UNIFIED AMATUER MMA 3 X3 MIN
MARTY WOLF ELITE TRAINING CENTRE 1-2-1 MICHAEL FIGLAK TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 4-0
Round 1 Marty Wolf is straight in first and both guys are battling it out for dominance, Wolf using knees and drops Figlak slightly as the action goes to the ground. Wolf attempts for a triangle, which looks pretty tights from where I am sitting but Figlak weathers the storm and holds out until the end of the round.
Round 2 Michael Figlak comes out of this opening second round with a lot more fire, Figlak gets a TD landing in top position, Wolf trying to work a submission of his back, both guys keeping it busy throughout the second round but its Figlak in the more dominant position.
Round 3 Both guys keeping it standing for the first thirty seconds of this final round, Figlak shoots in for the TD and gets it, Wolf attempts another triangle and throwing in odd punches to try to soften up Figlak but to no avail. It goes to the judges for a decision.
Round 1 Carl Swaby straight in from the off is all over Foster. Swaby catches Foster coming forward with what looks like a throw but one thing is clear Foster goes down and does not get back up, it’s all over.
WINNER VIA KO 0.44 SECS RND 1 CARL SWABY
K1 3X 2MINS
THEO ARTHUR SILVERBACK MMA DEBUT STEVE SMITH GLOUCESTER MARTIAL ARTS TEAM XTREME 3-0
Round 1 Theo Arthur using his kicks to start then pressuring with punches, Smith is pushing forward, pressuring Arthur with his own punches, finding his range and rhythm towards the end of the round with his own kicks.
Round 2 Steve Smith opens the round coming in with teeps then punches, Arthur giving back the same. Smith starts working in the clinch, Arthur catches Smith with a nice right hook, which does not faze him and Smith is setting up his teeps followed up by punches straight afterwards. Arthur is coming in with jumping push kicks, which he is telegraphing and rushing in as doing so, but as a debut fighter, he is holding his own.
Round 3 Steve Smith straight in opening up with kicks, Arthur in with his jumping kicks, Smith is now landing knees and both guys are very game in this final third round. Smith lands a nice straight right on Arthur and both give it there all. (For a debut fighter Theo Arthur has a great set of tools to go far).
WINNER VIA UD 30-27 STEVE SMITH
PRO MMA 3X5 MINS
MICHAEL OLIVER INDEPENDENT FIGHTER 0-3 CHRIS ASTLEY TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 1-1
Round 1 Chris Astley comes out and gains the TD landing in side control, Oliver had Astley’s leg trapped, Astley landing knees into Olivers side which breaks his leg grip. Astley moves into full mount, raining punches and Elbows with intent, referee Ron Frith steps in and stops the fight.
WINNER 1MIN 37SEC RND 1 VIA TKO CHRIS ASTLEY
SHANE RILEY BROTHERHOOD MMA 2-3 CHRIS HIPKISS FURY MMA 6-5
Round 1 Chris Hipkiss comes straight in with a great punch to Riley, both struggle for dominance then Riley gets Hipkiss against the cage and throws some hard knees and foot stomps, Riley takes the action to the ground. Hipkiss gets out and lands in side control then moves to mount landing some shots all the while Riley is well aware of Hipkiss’s arm as he is looking for an armbar for which he gets and succeeds.
WINNER 3MIN 59SEC RND 1 VIA ARMBAR SHANE RILEY
#FOTN THEO ARTHUR AND STEVE SMITH
# SOTN SHANE RILEY – ARMBAR
# KOTN CARL SWABY
Next event is ULTIMIATE IMPACT CAGEFIGHTING 12 on June 28th at GL1 LEISURE CENTRE GLOUCESTER – INCLUDING 3 TITLE FIGHTS
FIGHT CARD VERBALLY AGREED AS IT STANDS NOW: ***CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
Phil Wells v Adam Boussif ww pro title Laura Handy v Cheryl Flynn flw k1 title Wayne Drake v Terry Doyle Lw pro title Craig White v Jon Williamson mw pro Mark Finney v Rhys Parker 68kg catchweight pro Chris Astley v Toby Hartman ww pro Bryony Tyrell v Paulina Malina 53kg Ammy Jack Shore v Piotr Egert Lw Ammy Carl Swaby v Aerion Orme 68kg Ammy Matt ‘George’ Hartill v Bryn cooper Lw k1 Cadre Abdulafur v Duane Barnes 73kg k1 Greg artis v Thomas Karpinski fw b-class Ammy Mason Carter v Nathan Powell 58kg b-class Ammy Raymond nelmes v dan reeves ww k1 Ammy Camille Sch v Sophie Tidey 55kg k1 Ammy Jacob Davies v paul Livingston fw b-class Ammy Lawrence Coates v jack price 72kg k1 Ammy
`Ultimate Impact 11 held their first event of 2014 Benskin VS Cook 2 at their new location of GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester on Saturday 22nd February to an electrified, pumped up full house.
With six K1 fights on the card including four female K1 fights and seven MMA fights, Paul Sutherland and Dan Richards had definitely pulled this one out of the bag yet again with each show just getting better and better.
The main event was all about the Middleweight Title re-match between Lenny Benskin and Tommy Cook, after the first outing ended in a DQ for Lenny Benskin in which Tommy Cook gained The Middleweight Title; it was there in the centre of the cage both men agreed to an instant re-match and tonight was the night.
Referee’s Ron Frith and Leon Roberts were the third men in the cage and MC for the night was Darren Rees.
It was time to get the first fight underway and the atmosphere of the crowd in the new home of UIC, you could already start to feel the warm, electric vibe.
UNIFIED AMATEUR MMA 70kg 3X3 MINS
JACK PRICE FURY MMA 0-1 JACK ‘THE LORD’SHORE TILLERY COMBAT 2-0
Rnd 1 Both men are straight of out the cage but it’s Shore who gains the TD and quickly moves into side control and then top position raining blows on Price who is trying to defend the flurry of shots and whilst doing so turns onto his stomach. Shore is controlling the action from the outset, and then sealing Price’s fate with a RNC at the 2min 3sec mark of Round 1.
Rnd 1 Elkova straight in with kicks in this fast paced opening few seconds. Malina pushing forward as the aggressor and drops Elkova, then Malina comes in with a lovely superman punch using her clean timed punches well. Elkova moving forward using her punches and making good use of her sidekicks.
Rnd 2 Both women come out fast, Malina coming forward with her punches and starting to use more of her leg kicks, Elkova Is starting to come into her own as both women trade alike, Malina with a great spinning back fist, Elkova moving forward and making this a two-sided affair.
Rnd 3 Elkova straight in with a one, two combination followed by Malina landing a spinning back fist and a flying knee in this fast paced round. Both women have a sense of urgency about them in this final round with neither giving an inch as the sound of clappers go for the last ten seconds Malina drops Elkova. WINNER VIA DECISION PAULINA MALINA
K1 AMATEUR FEMALE 55KG 3X2MINS
ZOWIE TREVENA REVOULTION GYM 0-2 LEA FENDT EAST WEST MUAY THAI 0-1
RND 1 Both women come out fast; Trevena making use of angles whilst Fendt is stalking down her opponent, Trevena is in and out, circling off to the side as Fendt is still finding her range and rhythm but also landing some awesome kicks and punches in the process. Trevena has landed her own shots this first round and it is definitely not a one sided affair.
Rnd 2 Trevena is out first and lands with a front kick for which Fendt replies with a brutal sidekick, Trevena drops to her knees in agony. Referee Ron Frith checks Trevena is able to carry on – all the while Fendt’s corner are shouting at the ref for allowing ‘too much time’ and Trevena’s corner are telling her to ‘suck it up’ but the look on Trevena’s face tells a different story! With Fendt knowing she had done damage, she finds her rhythm coming forward landing brutal knees and kicks just as it signals for the end of the round.
Rnd 3 Fendt having found her earlier momentum and rhythm she is straight back where she left off throwing some brutal leg kicks and knees then threw an awesome head kick which KO’d Trevena at 1min 01 sec Rnd 3. WINNER LEA FENDT VIA KO
UNIFIED AMATEUR MMA 72KG 3X3MINS
CADRE ‘CJ’ ABDULAFUR GLOUCESTER MARTIAL ARTS 0-1 MATT FIGLAK TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 2-1
Rnd1 Abulafur is straight out with punches, Figlak attempts an TD but Abdulafur pulls guard, Figlak in side control then gains top position where both men are working battling it out, Figlak being the dominant one with top position but Abulafur also working hard from bottom position.
Rnd 2 Figlak straight out and gains the TD, working hard from mount only for Abulafur to get back to his feet briefly and Figlak take him down again although whilst doing so Abulafur has made the error in leaving his arm out and Figlak capilatizes on this but to no avail. Figlak gains another TD and continues to control Abulafur from mount.
Rnd 3 Figlak comes out punching and gets the TD, working from mount controlling Abdulafur this is far by means a one sided affair as Abdulafur is holding his own in this well evenly matched fight.
WINNER MATT FIGLAK VIA UD
K1 MENS 68KG 3X2MINS
MATT HARTHILL FURY MMA 1-0 MATT SANSOM EAST WEST MUAY THAI 0-1
Rnd 1 Both men come out fast and are going for this like there is no tomorrow, it is constant action from the beginning with neither man not backing down. Both men are looking fierce but i’m sensing Harthill is just wanting it a bit more in this very even first round.
Rnd 2 Sansom comes out and lands an awesome high kick but its Harthill that is like a man possessed, then at 1min 16 secs Harthill KO’s Sansom. WINNER MATT HARTHILL VIA KO
UNIFIED AMATEUR MMA 59KG 3X3MINS
DARYL GRANT LIONS DENS MMA 4-1 EUAN WALLACE TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 1-0
Rnd 1 Both men opened up with exchanges of kicks, Wallace gains the TD whilst Grant is working of his back looking for a submission, sees a small opening for an arm triangle and attempts to secure the position but to no avail.
Rnd 2 Grant opens the round with kicks and Wallace returns the favour an awesome sidekick as he does Grant comes rushing forward, there is a scramble of some sorts, I am yelling Wallace watch for the guillotine, next you know, Grant seals the deal with the Guillotine at 0.25 secs Rnd 2.
WINNER DARYL GRANT VIA GUILLOTINE
K1 AMATEUR FEMALE 55KG 3X2MINS
SAMMY DONNELLY COMBAT WARRIORS 2-2 HELEN HARPER ANDY ROBERTS BJJ DEBUT
Rnd 1 Both women come our fierce, with pure intention, working there kicks and solid knees whilst in the clinch position, Donnelly lands a lovely spinning back fist whilst Harper appears to be keeping it basic and trying to find her range in this first round.
Rnd 2 Both women come straight out firing shots at one another; Donnelly is really mixing it up well, Harper has now found her range and is landing more of her strikes on target but that is not to say Donnelly is not in this fight, quite the opposite. Donnelley is coming back with counter punches and knees of her own, making this a very even fight at this point.
Rnd 3 Harper has found her rhythm and Donnelly appears to have been caught in Harpers clinches and been dealt some of Harpers knees, just when you think Donnelley is backed up against the cage she comes back and dominates the last 15 seconds or so of this very evenly fought fight.
WINNER VIA SPLIT DECISION HELEN HARPER
UNIFIED AMATEUR MMA 60KG 3X3MINS
MICHAEL JONES TILLERY COMBAT 1-1 AMAN SAKHIZEDEH TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 2-0
Rnd 1 Great opening round for both men, both men are feeling each other out, Sakhizedeh teeps Jones straight in the face but this does not faze Jones, he is still moving forward throughout the first round and neither man is not backing down.
Rnd 2 Sakhizedeh straight in and shoots, gains the TD, working in top position as Jones is moving back to his corner against the cage on his back then is back to his feet. Sakhizedeh shoots in for another TD just before the end of the round finishes.
Rnd 3 Sakhizedeh comes out and get Jones in a great Arm Drag Wrestling move for which the crowd go wild, Jones is straight back to his feet, Sakhizedeh has Jones against the cage working for a position but to no avail. The action moves towards the centre of the cage, Sakhizedeh shows more of his great pedigree background in wrestling. Jones puts up a terrific fight but he was just out wrestled on the night. WINNER AMAN SAKHIZEDEH VIA UD
PRO MMA 68KG 3X5MINS
KARL EVANS FURY MMA DEBUT MARK FINNEY TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS DEBUT
Rnd 1 Finney straightin with a one, two combination and knocks Evans down Finney on top raining blows. Evans manages to get back up and both men are going back at it, there’s a scramble and Evans attempts an guillotine, Finney escapes by cage walking – but you really had to see this ‘technique’ he pulled off to escape back to his feet. As soon as they are back to their feet neither man is backing down, it again goes back to the ground and both men are fighting hard for Top position, Evans sees Finney has his arm out during one of their many ‘roll’s to gain Top position and takes it at 4min 24 secs Rnd 1
WINNER KARL EVANS VIA ARMBAR
K1 MENS 3X2 MINS
STEVE SMITH GLOUCESTER MARTIAL ARTS 2-0 MATT KAUFMAN TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 2-0
Rnd 1 Both men come out with a striking clinic and neither man is backing down. Kaufman drops Smith in the last seconds of the rounds with a brutal leg kick.
Rnd 2 Smith lands a brutal leg kick that drops Kaufman who does a celebratory jump, which is a bit premature as Kaufman recovers and comes back fighting with a lot more intent.
Rnd 3 Smith lands a great right that dropped Kaufman but Kaufman is not shying away and is still pushing the action forward in this action packed fight.
WINNER STEVE SMITH VIA UD
PRO MMA 77KG WELTERWEIGHT 3X5MINS
ADAM BOUSIFF TEAM FORCE 3-2 CHRIS ASTLEY TROJAN FREE FIGHTER 1-0
Rnd 1 Bousiff straight out and catches Astley with a left hook which drops him, Bousiff is straight on Astley to finish the job in hand, landing several shots before referee Leon Roberts calls a stop to the fight at 0.19secs. WINNER ADAM BOUSIFF VIA TKO
K1 FEMALE 58KG TITLE ELIMIATOR FIGHT 3X2MINS
LAURA HANDY FURY MMA 2-0 ANYA BAKER THE MAT ACADAMEY 2-1
Rnd 1 Both women come out fast, Handy finding her target with her long reach and constant jabs and punches early on. Baker being the more cautious fighter and using her kicks to start with. Handy gets Baker with one of her awesome knees and drops Baker in this opening round.
Rnd 2 Baker is out first and is using her kicks to reach Handy and it’s clear you can see Baker’s kicks have been damaging as I notice a big red mark on Handy’s left outside thigh. Handy is pushing forward with her awesome punching making Baker work against the cage; this is a great display of who wants this title eliminator the most in this second round.
Rnd 3 Handy straight out and in with a one, two combination followed by her awesome knees and even more punches, making Baker work off the cage. This is not a one sided affair Baker is giving Handy her own share of kicks and punches which seems as Handy is coming under fire a little in the dying seconds of the final round, as she has Baker against the cage wall. Both women give it their all in this all-out war and leave everything in the cage.
WINNER LAURA HANDY VIA UD
PRO MMA 84KG MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
LENNY BENSKIN BROTHERHOOD MMA 0-1 TOMMY COOK IRON MANN GYM 3-0
Rnd 1 Cook shoots in and gets Benskin down, Cook on top and looking for a position all the while Cook is grinding out punches to Benskin, it gets back to their feet and Benskin is raining in some short sharp elbows to Cook’s head. Cook then gets Benskin to the ground and throws his own punches on Benskin, showing just how much this Title fight means to both men. Benskin has managed to stop quite a few of Cook’s TD’s and only two have been successful in this opening, exiting round.
Rnd 2Cook again shoots in and Benskin defends the TD perfectly and replies with short harsh elbows to Cook’s head. Cook has Benskin against the cage and is throwing knees, and for a brief, second it did appear Benskin was in a bit of trouble but Benskin rolled out of it, Cook got straight back on Benskin raining blow after blow and even some nasty elbows. Benskin is covering up at this point and Cook rolls him over and attempts a RNC to no avail. Benskin turtles up and weathers the storm and the remainder of the round.
Rnd 3 Cook comes straight out and in for the TD for which he briefly gets as Benskin is straight out into side control against the cage. Benskin trying to land punches but Cook has hold of his wrist and therefore gains wrist control although a few of Benskin punches manages to get through, Cook gets out and gets Benskins back only for Benskin to roll to his front. Cook now in Top position, both trying to gain punches, Benskin gets Cook rolled over and he is now on Top in this ‘topsey turvey’ last few moments of this exciting Title Fight. It is clear to say that neither man wants to lose this fight. This fight had everything from start to finish and both men left everything in the cage.
WINNER AND STILL UIC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION TOMMY COOK VIA UD