Ultimate Cage Wars “Heatwave” Results
Keith Perrigon vs. Guillaume De Lorenzi
Fight starts out and they briefly exchange strikes and clinch. Lots of strength being used by both guys, Perrigon gets the takedown but is unable to mount any offence and they work back to their feet. De Lorenzi lands a hard hook that drops Perrigon and Guillaume lands a few shots as the referee stops the fight at 2:41 of the 1st round.
Justin Knox vs. Dwight Sutherland
Sutherland is from Peguis Manitoba and he had the loudest pop of the night as he had lots of friends and family in Winnipeg for his pro debut. He looks to be giving up a lot of size as he isn’t the biggest Lightweight.
The fight starts out and Sutherland gets the takedown right away. He pushes Knox to the cage nicely, but is unable to land any shots as Knox does a good job of tying him up. They get back to their feet and Knox gets the takedown this time into Sutherlands guard. Sutherland doesn’t take any damage while tying up Knox, he locks on a triangle and gets the tapout in the 1st.
Rich Bondoc vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Bondoc comes out and takes Tarec down immediately. He is landing some strikes but is caught in an armbar and verbally submitted at 2:18 of the 1st round.
The intermission had another Capoeira demonstration and a 10 minute belly dance. No offence to belly dancers, but there is no place for this at an MMA event. Nobody cared and it was boring after about a minute.
Dino Camire vs Anthony Romita
Anthony comes out and throws a few low kicks and lands a solid punch. Dino looks like he is planning to box, but doesn’t set up his jab, he gets the takedown but is soon caught in an armbar. He picks up Romita and slams him hard to the ground escaping the armbar, and is ground and pounding Anthony but gets caught in another armbar and is forced to tap in the first round.
Alexis Davis vs Kate Roy
Davis gets the takedown right away, and has Roy mounted. She is looking to trap the arm for an armbar, and goes for it, and appears to have Roy’s arm hyperextended, but Roy does a good job of defending, but Davis is persistent and knows she has the arm trapped and keeps it locked until Roy is forced to tapout at 3:09 of the first round. Roy wasn’t moving her arm too much after the fight but was still all smiles after.
Alberto Crane vs Simon Marini
Alberto Crane is a world champion and black belt in brazilian jiu jitsu, Simon Marini has been training Jiu Jitsu for 4 years and fighting less than 2. Alberto has only lost twice in his career, both in the UFC against high level opponents. Marini is the huge underdog in this fight, and I mean huge. Crane asked for a catchweight of 160, and he still looked small beside Simon.
Crane is going for the takedown off a clinch and Simon is staying up and landing strikes while defending the takedown. Crane eventually gets him to the ground, but Simon works back up before giving up position or taking any damage.
Simon lands a head kick and catches Crane, but Crane persists and tries for the takedown while Simon is having no part of that as he continuously sprawls and stuffs the takedown. Crane gets it near the end of the round and is working for a submission, but is unable to secure it and the round ends.
10-9 for Crane
Round 2 starts and Crane is looking for the takedown as Simon prevents the clinch by landing hard punches and not staying still. Crane is looking frustrated and starting to gas. Simon lands some hard punches and Crane is on the cage taking the punishment.
Round ends and Crane is really starting to look in rough shape as Simon seems to have more energy.
10-9 for Marini
Round 3 is ALL Marini and Crane isn’t even able to get a clinch, let alone a takedown. Simon is really able to pick his shots and he senses the finish a few times. Crane shows warrior spirit and doesn’t quit, but doesn’t stand a chance as Simon continues to land some hard punches that would have knocked out most people. Crane is bleeding a lot, and is able to last the round.
10-9 for Marini
I had it 29-28 for Marini, but it wasn’t as close as the cards depict. Simon was never in trouble, and had Crane almost out a few times. Marini looked better tonight against the experienced UFC vet than he did last time against a first timer. He showed he trained hard and was very prepared for this fight. I hope Crane just didn’t take this fight seriously, but was expecting a lot better performance out of him, and he looks to have a LONG road back to the UFC or any top tier organization after this match. It was a no win match for him, and he lost.