W1 MMA New Ground Play-by-Play

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W1 was in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the first time and brought some big names to the Maritimes. Quite a few fights went to a decision including the main event of Brett Rogers vs Warpath. There was some good action including Top MMA News Fight of the Night Matt MacGrath beating Ryan Machan. Submission of the Night went to Pat Schilling who submitted Tom Waters by Knee Bar and KO of the Night went to Jeremiah Bernard for his win over Todd Henry.

Jeff Black vs. Michael Imperato
Round 1. Imperato starts the fight by getting a takedown and gains top position and go for some ground and pound. Black is on his back and tries for an arm triangle but no luck. Imperato trying to pass guard but is having trouble so he then goes for some more ground and pound. Black tried to get top position but Imperato is not having any of it. Imperato gets an arm bar and locks in and gets the submission win at 4:36 in round 1.
Michael Imperato submits Jeff Black by Arm Bar in Round 1, 4:36

Pat Schilling vs. Tom Waters
Round 1. Both guys are swinging for the fences but neither one is connecting. Schilling then pins Waters against the cage and takes him down. Little work being done on the ground. Schilling then attempts an arm triangle by he could not hold it. Schilling then turns him around and gets a knee bar and then he gets the submission win at 2:34 in the 1st round.
Pat Schilling submits Tom Waters by Knee Bar in Round 1, 2:34

Todd Henry vs. Jeremiah Bernard
Round 1. Stand up exchange at the start off this 180 lb catchweight fight. Both fighters then start throwing leg kicks. Bernard is able to land some good right jabs in. Bernard then goes for a leg kick and connects with a low blow. Bernard continues with leg kicks but connects with Henry’s groin area again but the referee missed it a second time. Bernard knocks him down with a big right and gets the KO victory at 2:20. The crowd was not happy.
Jeremiah Bernard defeats Todd Henry by KO in Round 1, 2:20

Chris Johnson vs. Jeremy Hamilton
Round 1. Hamilton gets cocky right away and keeps his hands down but he shows a good standup display with a mix of right hands and knee shots. Johnson is able to get a few punches in but they are not doing much damage. Both fighters exchange back and forth with punches with Hamilton getting the better of the two. Hamilton connects with a right handed punch and knocks Johnson down. He jumps on his back and gets a rear naked choke attempt but then goes for an arm choke and gets the win at 2:57 in the first round.
Jeremy Hamilton submits Chris Johnson by Bar Arm Choke in Round 1, 2:57

Nordine Taleb vs. Chad Cox
Round 1. Cox is trying to push the pace but nothing happening so far. Cox is able to catch a leg and takes him down. Taleb does get on top and is trying to pass guard. Both fighters stand back up, Cox goes for takedown but is stuffed. Nordine gets a takedown and top position. Both scramble and get good shots as the round is over.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Taleb, Derek LeBlanc scores the round 10-9 Taleb

Round 2. Slow start to the round with both guys landing the odd strike. Taleb goes in and lands with some punches to the face but Cox comes back with some punches of his own. Taleb gets him down with a punch and takes top position. Trying to throw strikes but Cox is causing some trouble off his back. Cox tries to get up but eats some punches for it.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Taleb, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Taleb

Round 3. Taleb starts the round with a takedown attempt but Cox stuffed it. Relentless with his takedown attempts, Taleb is able to get him down. Taleb continues with the ground and pound and gets in a couple of big shots. Cox grabs an arm and goes for an arm bar but can’t hold on. Taleb gets some more punches on the face.. Taleb trying to pass guard but is having trouble. Cox tries to get up at the end but can’t, fight is over.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Taleb, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Taleb
Nordine Taleb wins the match by Unanimous Decision. All three judges score the match 30-27.

Jason Mackay vs. Musa Tolliver
Before the match tonight, we get word that Mackay was involved in a car accident according a member of the Nova Scotia Boxing Commission. The match starts off slow as both fighters are feeling each other out. Tolliver then hits a low blow. When the fight starts back up, Tolliver goes for takedown, has trouble at first but gets it. Tolliver then gets on top and delivers some knee shots. Fight is continuing on the ground but neither guy getting much done. The ref stands them back up and that ends the first round.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Tolliver, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Tolliver

Round 2. Both standup and Tolliver gets a takedown. Mackay tries for a submission but can’t hold. He then goes for guillotine choke but let go. Tolliver is on top but can’t pass guard. Mackay trying to bring his head down for and arm triangle but can’t get it. Round ends on the ground.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Tolliver, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Tolliver

Round 3. Mackay trying to strike to start the round, does connect with a punch. Tolliver goes for takedown but is stuffed, has Mackay pinned to the cage. Mackay then tries to see if he can slip in a standing guillotine but can’t hold on. Mackay goes for a leg sweep but falls down and Tolliver gets on top. Mackay tries to push him off with his legs but Tolliver stays in position. The round finishes without either fighter getting much offense.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Tolliver, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Tolliver
Musa Tolliver defeats Jason Mackay by Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)

Tristan Johnson vs. Doug Evans
Round 1. Evans goes for a takedown and gets it but Johnson is able to get back up. Evans continues to try and bring Johnson down, can’t get it at first but is able to secure it. Johnson tries for arm bar but eats a punch for his troubles. Johnson does get up and turns the table. Both are back on the feet. Standup exchange to start it off and Evans goes for takedown and gets it. He tries for a rear naked choke but the round is over.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Evans, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Evans

Round 2. Evans continues to take the fight to the ground but is stopped. Evans is relentless trying to take him down but Johnson is trying his best to prevent it but Evans gets it. Evans goes for some body punches to help pass guard. Both fighters scramble along the cage but not much is happening. Evans gets mount and goes for an arm bar but rounds ends.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Evans, Derek LeBlanc scores the round 10-9 Evans

Round 3. Evans scores another takedown as he decides to stick to his bread and butter. Evans gets his back and goes for a rear naked choke but can’t slip it in and goes back to top position. He goes back for another rear naked choke and wins by submission at 1:55 in the third round.
Douglas Evans submits Tristan Johnson by Rear Naked Choke in Round 3, 1:55

Matt MacGrath vs. Ryan MaChan
Round 1. MacGrath goes for a early takedown at the start of the match and pins him against the cage but Machan lands a big right on him. MacGrath tries to get his back but the fight is back on its feet then MacGrath gets another takedown where he tries to go for his back again. Machan tries to get up but Macgrath slams him down but not much is done on the ground. Both guys get back on their feet and both are trading strikes. Machan then goes for a big swing but misses. Machan tries taking him down but is unsuccessful.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Macgrath, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Macgrath.

Round 2. Machan catches a leg kick but gets pinned to the cage. Machan then tries for a guillotine but MacGrath gets a slam. Machan gets back to his feet and gets MacGrath to the cage, but MacGrath turns it around. MacGrath connects with a right then gets a takedown, then he gets on his back and tries for rear naked choke. Machan then gets top control. MacGrath pushes him off and gets arm triangle but can’t get a good hold. Machan goes for ground and pound but MacGrath turns him around and gets on top before the round ends.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-10, Derek LeBlanc scores the round 10-9 MacGrath

Round 3. Machan starts with his standup and pins him against that cage. MacGrath turns him around and gets the takedown. Machan tries to get up and gets taken down again. Machan gets a guillotine but can’t hold on. Machan is on the ground and kicking McGrath’s kidneys. Macgrath goes for a big right but not much connected. Fight back on the feet, Macgrath with some kidney shots, pins him against the cage but Machan turns him around. Macgrath tries for a takedown and round ends.
Don Wilson scores the fight 10-9 Macgrath, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Macgrath
Matt Macgrath defeats Ryan Machan by Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)

Ricky Goodall vs. Sean Pierson
Round 1. Pierson throwing some big swings, connects with a right. Pierson takes him down. Pierson trying to go north south but gets mount. Pierson gets on his back and throws some punches. Referee stops it and Sean Pierson wins the fight via TKO at 1:44 in the first round.
Sean Pierson defeats Ricky Goodall by TKO (GNP) in Round 1, 1:44

Roger Hollett vs. Mychal Clark
Round 1. Hollett connects with some big punches early on. Clark gets some punches as well but Hollett gets a big right, goes for ground and pound but can’t finish. Both fighters stand back up and Hollett gets a few jabs. Clark gets a good right and some jabs. Hollett gets a right and takes him down. Hollett trying to get an arm, round ends.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Hollett, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Hollett

Round 2. Spinning back elbow by Clark but Hollett takes him down. Hollett gets mount, going with some kidney shots. Fight is stood back up. Hollett pins Clark to the cage but Clark turns it around but Hollett gives a good knee shot in the process. Clark goes for takedown but Hollett gets a standing guillotine. The fight goes to the ground with Clark on top.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-10, Derek LeBlanc scores the round 10-10

Round 3. Spinning back elbow fake for a takedown but Hollett gets on top. Hollett goes for side control. Clark trying to get up but Hollett keeps him down with body shots and it goes back to side control. Hollett then goes for his back. Clark try to get up but Hollett gets a leg sweep and gets on his back again. The ref stands them back up, Clark goes for another fake spinning back elbow and Hollett takes him down again and goes for side control.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Hollett, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Hollett
Roger Hollett defeats Mychal Clark by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Murilo Rua vs. Roy Boughton
Round 1. A lot of tangling going early with Rua on top, nothing is happening on the ground so Rua brings it back up. Rua get a few punches and Boughton gets a takedown but it doesn’t last long as Rua scrambles back to his feet. Both fighters are along the cage and Rua gets him down and get side control. Boughton scrambles and is able to get back to his feet. Boughton connects with right and gets a judo slam. Rua gets a knee attempt but Boughton gets back up. Boughton throws a knee to Rua’s head while Rua was on the ground, but ref says nothing.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-10, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-10

Round 2. Boughton goes for takedown, he has trouble at first but eventually gets it. Both guys get back up and Rua goes for takedown but is having trouble and pins Boughton against the cage. Rua sweeps but lands on bottom where Boughton drops some elbows and cuts Rua over his left eye. Rua brings it back to the feet. Rua goes for single leg but stopped. Boughton gets on top and he goes for ground and pound . Referee Hubert Earle stands them up and warns Boughton but no one can see why, might have been eye gouge.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Boughton, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Boughton

Round 3. Boughton goes for a double leg takedown and gets it, Rua gets back up but it isn’t for long. Rua going for triangle then for guillotine but Boughton brings him up. Rua scores a single leg takedown but Boughton gets him on his back. Rua tries to get up but Boughton slams him back down. Boughton gets rear naked choke but can not hold on. The ref stands them back up and Boughton gets a standing guillotine and takes him down.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-8 Boughton, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Boughton
Roy Boughton defeats Murilo Rua by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, and 29-28)

Brett Rogers vs. Ruben “Warpath” Villlreal
Round 1. Fight is slow to start but Rogers lands a big leg kick to get him down. Rogers goes for some hammer fists but slows it down. Warpath is limping as both fighters are back on their feet. Both fighters tangle together and each get some knee shots in but not else happened in the round.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Rogers, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Rogers.

Round 2. Back and forth exchange between both guys to start it off. Warpath goes for a takedown but Rogers gets him along the cage and gets him down. Rogers keeps control on top. Nothing much happening on the ground and the ref stands them back up. Rogers go for punch but misses and Warpath gets a few hits but Rogers scores a single leg takedown. Nothing happens again so the ref stands them up. Round is over.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Rogers, Derek Leblanc scores the round 10-9 Rogers

Round 3. Both guys tangle up to start the round. Rogers pushes him to the cage and Warpath gets him with a questionable groin shot. Another tangle to start it off and ref stops it for another groin shot but it looks like Rogers was hit in the gut. Fight continues and Rogers pushes to the cage but Warpath reverses and takes him down. He gets in a few punches but Rogers is back up and gets him to the cage. Warpath goes for punch and Rogers gets a takedown. Ref stands them back up. A few strikes thrown at the end and the match is over.
Don Wilson scores the round 10-9 Warpath, Derek Leblanc scores the round. 10-9 Warpath
Brett Rogers defeats Ruben Villareal Unanimous Decision (29-28 x 3)

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2 Responses to “ W1 MMA New Ground Play-by-Play ”

  1. Jay says:

    Will you guys be posting pictures from the event? I see the weigh in pics.

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  2. Jay, We will be posting pictures of the event.

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