Hard Knocks 18 Play-by-Play – Omic Tops Allen

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Cody Bargholz will be bringing his play-by-play stylings from the Hard Knocks 18 event in Calgary, Alberta.

Top MMA News Awards:

  • Fight of the Night: Denham Pereira vs Todd Vatcher
  • Submission of the Night: Justin Evans
  • Knockout of the Night: Tyler Kneiss

 

Here is the play-by-play:

Pro MMA

Keto Allen vs. Advin Omic
Round 1: The fighters circle and Keto throws a hard kick but Keto blocks it and pins Advin against he cage. Advin lands a hard knee to the body and circles and pins Keto into the cage. Keto quickly turns Advin again. A cut has opened up over Keto’s eye. Keto is landing some big shots now and so is Advin. Blood is flying out of the cage onto my computer right now. The pace slows and the referee restarts the fighters in the centre of the cage. The fighters clinch up and Keto pins Advin against the cage but this time he gets the takedown. Keto moves to side control but Advin quickly recovers half guard. Keto is working for an arm in gullotine but it’s hard to tell if Advin is in danger. Advin explodes out and starts swinging.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Keto Allen

Round 2: Advin throws a kick and Keto catches it and uses it to take Advin down. Keto is in Advin’s guard and is mainly focused on controlling position . Advin locks in a tight arm bar but Keto powers out. Keto is repeatedly head-butting Advin in the shoulder from top position. It looks like Advin might be looking for an arm bar again. Keto passes to half mount and is working for the same arm in guilotine he tried in the first round. Advin reverses him but Keto locks in a guillotine and pulls guard. Advins head is almost out and he is landing a lot of peppering shots to Keto’s body . Keto gives up on the guillotine attempt. Advin is doing damage from top position and moves into half mount. Advin is punishing Keto now with punches to the face and knees to the body. Advin passes into side control as the round ends.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Advin Omic

Round 3: Advin looks a lot fresher than Keto in Round 3. Advin lands a few leg kicks before shooting in for a takedown. Keto is defending the takedown well against the cage. Advin changes levels and completes the takedown. Advin passes into side control and lands a couple of hard knees to the body of Keto. Keto is not doing a lot from the bottom and Advin is landing a lot of punches, elbows and knees. Advin passes to mount then Keto rolls and gives up his back. This was almost a 10-8 round.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Advin Omic
Advin Omic defeats Keto Allen by Unanimous Decision

Matt Krayco vs. Julius Huhs
Round 1: Matt lands a huge shot that drops Julius. Julius recovers and stands up but Matt locks in a guillotine and pulls guard. Julius escapes but Matt immediately attempts an arm bar. Julius stacks Matt and escapes the arm bar but Matt tries again eating right hands from Julius in the face in the process. Matt tries for a third time but this time Julius doesn’t appear to be in any danger and Matt quickly gives it up. Julius is really grinding Matt out now with a lot of short elbows to the face and punches to the body. Julius is putting hammer fists on the face of Matt Krayco now and Matt’s only defence appears to be arm bar attempts. When the bell rings Matt limps back to his corner in obvious pain. Before the round begins the referee brings in the doctor to ensure the safety of the fighters and the doctor stops the fight.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Julius Huhs
Julius Huhs defeats Matt Krayco by Doctor Stoppage in Round 1, 5:00

Marc Savoei vs. Todd Molyneaux
Round 1: Todd swings and misses with a huge right hand. Todd tries again but Marc changes levels and takes Todd down. Marc passes to side control and lands a few hard shots before Todd escapes and stands up. Todd takes Marc down but Marc from the bottom locks in a tight Omoplata and uses it to regain top position. Marc moves from side control to mount and then Todd rolls giving up his back. Marc lands a lot of hard shots from back mount before locking in a rear naked choke forcing Todd to tap.
Marc Savoei defeats Todd Molyneaux by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 2:29

Jesse Arnett vs. Chantha Bun
Round 1: Both fighters start off the round cautiously feeling each other out. Jesse lands a huge left land knocking Chantha down. He immediately takes his back and locks in a Rear Naked Choke. Chantha refuses to tap and goes to sleep.
Jesse Arnett defeats Chantha Bun by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 0:44

Amateur MMA
Gurdip Rangi vs. Mackenzie Senger
Round 1: Gurdip immediately shoots in for a double deg. He then transitions to a single leg and takes Senger down with huge slam. Gurdip moves into side control and stars landing some knees to the thigh of Senger. Gurip starts working for a Kimora but Senger defends well. Gurdip passes into mount with ease and is now looking to isolate one of Sengers arms but doesn’t get one before the bell rings.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Gurdip Rangi

Round 2: The fighters start off tentatively until Gurdip lands a huge overhand left which drops Senger. Gurdip quickly takes advantage of the situation moving into mount. Gurdip moves from mount to side control and starts working for an inverted triangle choke. Senger escapes but Gurdip drops back with a guillotine attempt. Senger rolls to escape giving Gurdip the mount again. Gurdip transition to side control and then to the North South position as the round closes.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Gurdip Rangi

Round 3: Gurdip lands a hard inside leg kick and Senger is working his jab keeping his distance. Senger lands a couple of leg kick of his own and then two more. Gurdip is swinging now but not landing anything significant. Senger is peppering Gurdip with really light leg kicks and Senger is responding with a really hard leg kicks of his own. This is turning into a leg kick war with Senger landing in quantity and Gurdip with power. Gurdip shoots and scores a huge takedown with only seconds left in the round. This was a close round.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Gurdip Rangi
Gurdip Rangi defeats Mackenzie Senger by Unanimous Decision

KB Bhullar vs. Allistair Noble
Round 1: Allistair lands a good leg kick and then a knee to the body KB shoots for a takedown but Allistair defends. Alistair slips and KB pounces on top of him. Allistair closes up his gaurd and KB is pressing him up against the cage. KB lands a number of shots to the body. KB grinds the round out on top. This is tough round to call especially because KB didn’t actually take Allistair down.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 KB Bhullar

Round 2: KB charges with a flying knee but Allistair easily avoids it. KB lands a hard kick and Allistair literally flops down on his back. The fighters stand up. KB looks really relaxed on his feet. KB presses Allistair up against the cage. Allistair turns him starts looking for a double leg. Both fighters are pummelling for position. They separate and KB lands a leg kick then two more which really hurt Allistair. Allistair is limping now and his eats another another leg kick but catches it and pulls KB down. Allistair takes top position and the round ends with Allistair on top in half mount.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 KB Bhullar

Round 3: KB lands a nice jab. KB’s movement looks a lot better than Allistairs in this round especially. Allistair lands a nice outside leg kick and then another but KB capitalizes and takes Allistair down pressing him up against the cage inside Allistairs guard. KB is landing hard right hands to Allistair’s body and both fighters are struggling for wrist control. The fighters reach a stalemate so the referee stands them up. Allistair is stalking KB but KB is faster and he lands a hard leg kick before the round ends.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 KB Bhullar
KB Bhullar defeats Allistair Noble by Unanimous Decision

Denham Pereira vs. Todd Vatcher
Round 1: Denham kicks off the round landing a lard jab then kick to the body. Todd responds with a combination of his own. Todd is throwing down landing hard left and right hooks to Denham’s head. Denham is swinging back and the both fighters are moving all over the cage throwing bombs. This is a slug fest. Todd’s nose is bleading badly and the referee stops the fight to get it Todd’s nose checked out by the cageside doctor. Todd is OK so the slung fest resumes with Todd landing a hard shot and taking Denham’s back standing. Todd drags Denham down and with blood pouring out of his nose he starts working for a rear naked choke. Denham is doing a great job defending and eventually escapes recovering guard.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Todd Vatcher

Round 2: Todd lands a few hard right hands but Denham eats them and just keeps stalking Todd. Denham to shoots for a takedown and Todd defends by locking in a guillotine pulling guard. Denham escapes but gives Todd mount position in the process. Denham is expending a lot of energy trying to escape and Todd is mainly just holding position. Todd attempts a Kimora from the top but Denham escapes easily.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Todd Vatcher

Round 3: Todd is pumping out his jab and he lands a hard front kick followed by a hard round house side kick. The fighters clinch and Todd takes him down with a nice outside leg trip. The fighters stand up and Denham lands a few really hard right crosses. Denham pressures Todd against the cage and is landing a lot of hooks. Todd is also landing combinations of his own. Denham lands a low blow and the referee calls time. Todd takes some time to recover and the referee docks Denham a point. The fight resumes and both fighters come out swinging. This time Denham get the takedown but Todd almost immediately reverses and mounts Denham.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-8 (point deduction) Todd Vatcher
Todd Vatcher defeats Denham Pereira by Unanimous Decision

Daymon Miller vs. Jesse Enns
Round 1: The fighters clinch and Daymon presses Jesse up against the cage. Both fighters are landing short strikes to the body. Jess is looking really uncomfortable. Daymon picks out Jesse’s leg and takes him down mounting him. Daymon from mount start landing repeated extremely hard right hands to Jesse’s body eventually forcing Jesse to tap.
Daymon Miller defeats Jesse Enns by TKO in Round 1, 1:29

Justin Evans vs. Adam Cunningham
Round 1: Justin moves in quickly pressing Adam up against the cage and taking him down. Justin moves into side control and then into half mount. Adam is landing a few elbows to the body from the bottom but is mostly holding Justin down trying to control his posture. Justin passes into mount but can’t do anything with it for some time. Adam reverses him and stands up. Justin lands two hard leg kicks and Adam responds with a nice left had counter of his own. Justin charges in with a super man punch leg kick combination. Both fighters are throwing down with Justin getting the better of most of the exchanges and working in some hard leg kicks. Justin knocks Adam down but lets him back up before almost immediately taking him down again with ten seconds left in the round. Justin finishes the round in top position.
Topmmanews scores the round 10-9 Justin Evans

Round 2: Justin charges swinging hard and pressuring Adam up against the cage but Adam defends well. Adam recovers and circles out off of the cage. Adam throws a big punch but Justin slips it and locks in a standing arm triangle. Justin takes Adam down and tightens up the triangle forcing Adam to tap.
Justin Evans defeats Adam Cunningham by Arm Triangle Choke in Round 2, 0:41

Zach Snyner vs. Brad Carson-Handley
Round 1: Both fighter looked extremely pumped up. Zack moves to the centre of the ring and is pumping out a jab. Zack soon finds his range and starts landing . Brad looks stunned by Zack’s early aggression and almost falls down. He gets back up and Zack is on him again landing a hard kick to the body that drops him for a second time. Brad is obviously outmatched. The referee sees that Brad is hurt and stops the fight.
Zack Snyner defeats Brad Carson-Handley by TKO in Round 1, 0:51

Tyler Kneiss vs. Justin LaFrance
Round 1: Tyler Kneiss comes out swinging and lands a hard shot that knocks Justin LaFrance down. Justin landed with his butt on the matt and Tyler hits his down opponent with a hard right hand to the jaw which is illegal because this is an amateur fight. The referee calls time and stands the fighters up. He warns Tyler for the illegal blow and almost immediately restarts the fight. Tyler goes back on the offensive landing at will until he eventually knocks Justin out. Justin’s corner is not happy with the fact that Justin wasn’t given any time to recover from the illegal blow.
Tyler Kneiss defeats Justin LaFrance by Knock Out in Round 1, 0:21

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Keto Allen (169.5) vs. Advin Omic (170)
Matt Krayco (155) vs. Julius Huhs (154.5)
Marc Savoei (144) vs. Todd Molyneaux (146)
Jesse Arnett (145.5) vs. Chantha Bun (146)
Amateur Fights
Gurdip Rangi (169) vs. Mackenzie Senger (170)
KB Bhullar (183.5) vs. Allistair Noble (186.0)
Denham Pereira (155) vs. Todd Vatcher (155.5)
Daymon Miller (184) vs. Jesse Enns (181.5)
Justin Evans (169) vs. Adam Cunningham (164.5)
Zach Snyner (144.5) vs. Brad Carson-Handley (143)
Tyler Kneiss (139.5)** vs. Justin LaFrance (134.5)

5 Responses to “ Hard Knocks 18 Play-by-Play – Omic Tops Allen ”

  1. Mike Davis says:

    Great job Advin!!!!

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  2. DeViLBoY says:

    I didnt even know Omic and Keto were fighting… good win for Advin though.

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  3. UPDATE: Added Top MMA News Awards.

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  4. showtying says:

    yeh

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  5. Adam says:

    Yea Todd, haha, that’s my booiii!!!

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