Aggression MMA 8 – Recap
Top MMA News was cageside tonight as Aggression MMA held their 8th event tonight and made up for their previous cage issues with an action packed night full of exciting finishes. Despite an upset loss for hometown hero Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, the fans undoubtedly went home happy as they were witness to several exciting finishes and a few back and forth wars.
Knockout of the Night – Freddy Assuncao for his vicious left hook and follow up punches on a tough Baz Cunningham.
Submission of the Night – Alvin Robinson for his impressive display of crisp jiu jitsu, choking Adam Lorenz unconscious for the Featherweight Title.
Fight of the Night – Devon Jones and Keenan Feeney put it all on the line and went toe-to-toe in an exciting slugfest that surprisingly ended with Jones putting Feeney to sleep with a rear naked choke.
Ryan Ford vs. David Hulett
Hulett comes out aggressive with a flurry of punches and kicks that back Ford into the cage. Ford grabs a hold and drags Hulett to the mat landing in half guard. Ford lands a trio of elbows to the ribs but Hulett is able to escape to his feet. Ford gets him back to the ground landing in full guard. Hulett wraps his arm around the neck, sinking the arm in guillotine. Ford briefly defends the choke but is finally forced to tap out much to the dismay of the almost exclusively Pro-Ford crowd.
David Hulett defeats Ryan Ford via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 1, 1:35
Tim Hague vs. Vince Lucero
Hague lands a body shot before ducking a high kick from Lucero. Hague executes a massive double leg takedown and the impact of nearly 600 combined pounds moves the entire cage wall a full twelve inches. Hague begins to rain down huge shots but Lucero is able to survive and shoots forward looking to get a hold of a leg. Hague sprawls and wraps his arms around the neck of Lucero, he’s briefly able to defend but Hague squeezes with all his might and Lucero finally has to tap out. Hague releases the choke and Lucero fights to catch his breathe as The Thrashing Machine remains undefeated in his home town of Edmonton.
Tim Hague defeats Vince Lucero via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 1, 1:14
Nick Penner vs. Tim Chemelli
Round 1: Both men trade shots to open the round before Chemelli lands a kick to the body. Penner secures the clinch and fires off a few knees before they separate and trade again. Penner lands a solid leg kick and Chemelli responds with a big left. Penner again clinches and throws knees. Penner drops him with a solid right hand and looks to land shots on the ground but few of the punches are getting through and Penner ends up in side control. Penner lands body shots before a lull in the action prompts referee John Braak to stand them up. A head kick by Penner just falls short and he presses Chemelli into the cage. Chemelli reverses the position and lands a knee. Penner looks for a trip takedown against the cage but is unsuccessful and the two jockey for position against the cage until the round ends. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Penner
Round 2: The two again come out swinging before Penner ties up and lands a knee. Penner lands a jab and Chemelli responds with a leg kick. Penner again secures the thai plum and lands knees followed by some jabs. The two slug it out, winging big punches until they separate and Chemelli clinches and lands a solid knee. Penner connects with a left hook and another followed by some pawing jabs. The two again tie up and trade some dirty boxing with Chemelli appearing to land more frequently. They separate and Penner throws an overhand left followed by a body shot. Penner lands a right before they clinch up again but neither throw much and they break apart. Chemelli falls just short with a high kick as the bell sounds to end the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Chemelli
Round 3: The third round begins with a hug instead of the usual flurry of punches but just like that they meet and trade shots again. Chemelli gets the better of the exchange with a big combo that lands. After some inactivity Penner throws tentative jabs that connect but with little power. Chemelli lands a leg kick and a front kick. Penner lands a left and Chemelli responds with a superman punch. Penner lands a leg kick and continues to land the pawing jabs followed by a body shot and a left that connects. Chemelli lands a leg kick and Penner responds with another left. Penner continues to stick the weak jabs followed by a leg kick. After another lull in the action Penner lands a final left before Chemelli closes the round with a kick to the body. Following the fight Penner reveals that he may have broken his hand. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Penner
Nick Penner defeats Tim Chemelli via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Adam Lorenz vs. Alvin Robinson
Lorenz lands a leg kick and comes forward. Robinson looks for a guillotine but Lorenz fights him off only to have Robinson jump on his back and sink in a rear naked choke. Robison drags him to the mat and sinks the choke deeper. Referee Vern Gorman checks on Lorenz who is unconscious and Robinson gets the impressive submission victory
Alvin Robinson defeats Adam Lorenz via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1, 0:54 ***Robinson captures the inaugural Aggression MMA Featherweight Title
Stephen Beaumont vs. Warren Philips
Beaumont rushes Philips who fends him off with a push kick. The two tie up and a scramble results in a takedown to side control for Beaumont. Beaumont lands a pair of solid elbows before jumping to guard and locking on a guillotine choke and forcing Philips to tap. An elated Beaumont jumps over the cage wall and into the crowd to celebrate with his fans as security and commission members attempt to get him back in the cage.
Stephen Beaumont defeats Warren Philips via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 1, 1:05
Freddy Assuncao vs. Baz Cunnigham
Cunningham lands a leg kick and the two feel each other out until Cunningham lands another leg kick. Assuancao responds with front kick followed by a solid right and another front kick. Cunningham comes back with another leg kick and falls short with a combo of punches. Assuncao catches a leg kick and connects with a right followed by a thunderous body kick. Assunscao lands a vicious left hook combo that drops Cunningham to the ground and follows up with a pair of bombs before referee Vern Gorman is able to step in to rescue Cunnigham.
Freddy Assuncao defeats Baz Cunningham via TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 2:48
Rio Wells vs. Bill Fraser
Round 1: Wells comes out aggressive with a big combo followed by a body shot and some knees before Fraser is able to tie up against the cage. Fraser secures a body lock and takes Wells to the ground, landing in side control. Fraser peppers the thigh with knees before they get back to their feet. Fraser continues to knee the legs before looking for a single leg but Wells pops right back to his feet. Fraser trips Wells to the mat and is able to keep him down in side control briefly before Wells escapes back to his feet. Wells lands a combo which prompts Fraser to press him into the cage and land more knees to the thigh. Wells switches positions and presses Fraser into the cage before they separate and Wells lands jabs. Again they tie up against the cage and Fraser looks for a single but Wells gets back to his feet and executes a big slam as time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Fraser
Round 2: Wells catches a leg kick and presses forward with a combo. Fraser grabs on and drags Wells down, landing in side control. Wells escapes to guard and eats a short elbow from Fraser. Wells gives up his back but is able to get to his feet and lands a combo while Fraser covers up. Wells lands more shots before securing a body lock and putting Fraser into the fence. After some inactivity referee John Braak separates the two and Fraser throws a half hearted flying knee that falls short. Wells lands a combo and ties up. Fraser throws a few knees up the middle and the two jockey for position against the cage as the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Wells
Round 3: Wells misses a superman punch and Fraser presses him into the cage. After a lull in the action the two separate and Wells connects with a combo followed by a front kick that comes up short. Wells lands a solid right followed by a knee and another right. A combo from Wells connects and he lands a jab and another combo that backs Fraser into the fence. Wells looks for a single but Fraser rolls through and gets back to his feet. Wells lands a big slam and drives the knee into the body. Fraser is able to get to half guard just prior to the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Wells
Rio Wells defeats Bill Fraser via Unanimous Decision
Devon Jones vs. Keenan Feeney
Both young fighters trade jabs before Feeney rushes forward and gets caught with a crisp combo. Jones tags him with another flurry and Feeney responds with a 1-2 of his own. Jones lands a huge right followed by four solid knees that bloody the face of Feeney. Jones appears to have landed a low blow and Feeney calls for time. After a brief recovery period the fight restarts. Feeney lands a left and they slug it out again with Jones getting the better of Feeney. Jones is connecting with the more technical striking while Feeney is winging wild shots. Jones jumps on his back and looks for the rear naked choke. Jones works the choke and slips the hand under the chin. Feeney attempts a feeble tap but it’s too late and he goes out. Feeney lies face down on the mat gushing blood from his nose as Jones celebrates.
Devon Jones defeats Keenan Feeney via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1, 3:20
Mike Scarcello vs. Mike Hill
Round 1: Hill lands a leg kick followed by a takedown to half guard before passing to side control. Scarcello escapes to his feet and looks for a single leg but Hill pops right back up against the cage. Hill secures a big slam and lands in side control. Hill lands a shot before they get back to their feet. Scarcello secures the body lock and lands knees to the thigh followed by a pair of lefts before dropping for a single leg and getting caught in a guillotine. Scarcello escapes and and lands a left. Hill sweeps and lands in guard before connecting with punches. Hill stands and lands a pair of leg kicks before dropping back down into the half guard with a big right. Hill looks for a guillotine before releasing and looking to take the back. Scarcello looks for a kimura but Hill escapes back to his feet and they end the round against the cage. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hill
Round 2: Hill connects with a pair of solid rights before looking for a single leg. Scarcello defends the single but Hill is able to drag him down with a double leg, landing in full guard. Hill stands and kicks the legs of his downed opponent, Scarcello shoots forward but Hill sprawls and gets back into half guard. Scarcello escapes to his feet and scores a takedown to full guard. Scarcello lands a pair of left elbows before looking to take the back but Hill gets back to his feet. Scarcello takes him back to the mat while still on his back. Hill spins to the guard and lands some solid lefts and huge elbows until the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hill
Round 3: Both trade some solid shots back and forth before Hill secures the takedown, landing in full guard. Hill lands more lefts and elbows and moves to side control before Scarcello is able to replace full guard. Hill lands a pair of rights and a left elbow. Hill stands and kicks the legs before dropping back down and taking the back. They get back to their feet and Hill lands a knee. Scarcello tries to jump on the back but Hill shakes him off and lands in half guard. Hill lands a right and some body shots followed by another solid right. Hill lands a huge hammer fist and more body shots before punctuating the round with a handful of elbows. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hill
Mike Hill defeats Mike Scarcello via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)