KOTC: Brawl In The Mall 4 Recap
King Of The Cage held their 50th event in Canada last night at the Edmonton Event Center. Two exciting finishes capped of the evening as Ryan Knysh avenged an earlier defeat and scored a come from behind victory over Clayton Sheen with a slick armbar that captured both the Submission of the Night as well as the Flyweight Championship.
In the main event of the evening, Chad Freeman made short work of Troy Sorensen pushing his winning streak to 4 straight victories and captured both the Knockout of the Night as well as the vacant Lightweight Title in the process.
Chad Freeman vs. Troy Sorensen
An aggressive Chad Freeman turns on the heat, landing numerous heavy punches followed by thunderous ground and pound and doesn’t let up until referee Vern Gorman is forced to step in and rescue the unconscious challenger. Sorensen was secured to a spine board, carried out of the cage and transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons.
Chad Freeman defeats Troy Sorensen via TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:30
Clayton Sheen vs. Ryan Knysh
Round 1: Sheen is the more aggressive fighter but Knysh is landing more shots. Sheen secures a takedown and defends submissions while landing huge shots. Sheen continues to land big shots and referee Andy Social looks to be very close to stopping the fight but Knysh barely escapes the round. It’s hard to argue against a 10-8 round in the first.
Round 2: Knysh lands a few shots and gets taken down by Sheen only to have Knysh lock on a slick arm bar from the bottom forcing Sheen to quickly tap out and evening their head to head record at 1-1.
Ryan Knysh defeats Clayton Sheen via Submission (Armbar) in Round 2, 1:04
Patrick Besarra vs. Corey Gower
Round 1: Both fighters land shots with Besarra pressing the action. Gower secures a takedown and controls Besarra while fending off numerous submission attempts. Gower lands shots from the top and transitions from mount to back and continues landing punches.
Round 2: Besarra continues to be the more aggressive fighter and eats several big punches before landing a big flurry of his own. Gower lands another takedown and spends the remainder of the round controlling Besarra while landing solid shots. Besarra escapes the round only to have his corner call a halt to the fight between rounds.
Corey Gower defeats Patrick Besarra via TKO (Corner Stoppage) in Round 2, 5:00
JJ Daoust vs. Matt Knysh
Daoust lands shots prompting Knysh to take him down against the cage. Knysh controls Daoust but is unable to mount an offense. Knysh fends off a guillotine and a triangle while peppering Daoust with shots. Daoust is able to lock on another triangle and referee Tomas Collins stops the bout. Knysh protests after the fight that he was not unconscious and did not tap out.
JJ Daoust defeats Matt Knysh via Submission (Triangle Choke) in Round 1, 3:53
Chad Olmstead vs. Terry Robertson
Robertson comes out with aggressive striking and lands big shots. Olmstead lands a takedown and controls Robertson but is unable to inflict any damage and Robertson makes it back to his feet. Robertson begins to punish Olmstead with huge haymakers and finally drops him with a big flurry against the cage, forcing referee Kyle Cardinal to step in and call a halt to the fight.
Terry Robertson defeats Chad Olmstead via TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 3:01
Mariusz Zastawny vs. Jason Rorick
Zastawny is aggressive right from the opening bell and drops Rorick with big shots. Zastawny follows him to the mat and finishes him off with ground and pound.
Mariusz Zastawny defeats Jason Rorick via TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:43
Travis Matthews vs. Travis Pigeon
Matthews presses the action and lands shots forcing Pigeon to shoot in for a takedown. Matthews secures a guillotine choke and forces Pigeon to tap out.
Travis Matthews defeats Travis Pigeon via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 1, 1:01
Cameron Loutitt vs. Henry Rowsell
Loutitt lands kicks and punches followed by a takedown. Rowsell gives up his back and Loutitt sinks in a rear naked choke forcing the tap out.
Cameron Loutitt defeats Henry Rowsell via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1, 1:02
Danny Doig vs. Shawn Detillieaux
After a slow start the fighters begin throwing wild shots. Detillieaux locks in a guillotine and takes it to the ground but Doig gets back to his feet and begins to take control of the striking. Both fighters throw big looping punches with Doig landing with slightly better accuracy until the end of the round. Unfortunately for Doig, who appeared to win the first round, he is unable to continue due to a foot injury.
Shawn Detillieaux defeats Danny Doig via Submission (Injury) in Round 1, 5:00