Elite 1 MMA Heavy Hitters Recap
Elite 1 held their most recent event Saturday night at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton titled Heavy Hitters. There were over 1500 fans in the crowd, just short of a sellout. The fans were in for a treat as they got to see 10 matches on the card that did not disappoint. Even the pro guys on the card got a run for there money as the Amateur card shined early on. Here is how the night looked:
Top MMA News Awards:
- Fight of the Night – Jon Foster vs. Sung-Jin Lim
- Knockout of the Night – Dana Dickeson
- Submission of the Night – Phil St-Pierre
Chris Johnson vs. Dana Dickeson
Dickeson starts off the match with a leg kick. Johnson then moves in and Dickeson connects with a big right hand that puts Johnson on his back. The fight is over
Dana Dickeson wins by KO at 17 seconds in the 1st round.
Phil St-Pierre vs. Chris Doucet
The first few seconds of the fight starts off slow until St-Pierre tries for a front kick. Doucet avoids its and throws a kick to St-Pierre’s shin. St-Pierre then tries to go for a spinning back punch but decides to stop half way through. Both men then circle the cage until St-Pierre goes in for a punch but ends up getting punched himself. St-Pierre then tries to go for a roundhouse kick but misses then slips and Doucet is able to move St-Pierre against the cage. St-Pierre is trying to get a hold of Doucet’s arm but Doucet then tries to go for a double leg takedown. St-Pierre stuffs its and is able to turn Doucet around. St-Pierre gets an overhand right and both men break off the clinch. Both men try for a left right fist combo but neither men is able to connect. Doucet then throws a leg kick and then St-Pierre throws a few right hands at him. St-Pierre goes for a leg kick but Doucet looks to get a takedown. Doucet grabs one leg and he is able to slam him down. Doucet then throws a few shots to the body as he is trying to pass guard. Doucet is trying to move St-Pierre’s left leg but St-Pierre is preventing him from doing any damage. Doucet is able to move around and get some punches to the head. Doucet then moves into side control. against the cage. St-Pierre is able to use the cage to get up and is able to get a guillotine. He then tries to spin out but it goes to the ground with St-Pierre on top. Doucet is able to get his head out but St-Pierre starts to work on some ground and pound. St-Pierre pushes his head down and throws a few more punches. He then stands up but Doucet gets a hold of his left foot. St-Pierre is still trying to work on some ground and pound while trying to escape. St-Pierre is on top punching Doucet and he lets go of the leg and both fighters stand back up. Both men circle the cage until St-Pierre throws a jab and then Doucet throws his own jab to push him against the cage. Doucet looks for another takedown but is not having much luck. St-Pierre then throws a body shot that puts Doucet down and he throws some more fists as the round ends but the fans thought the fight was over. The ring announcer comes in and lets people know we will see more of this fight.
Top MMA News scores a very close round but gives it 10-9 to St-Pierre
St-Pierre starts off the second round with a left leg kick. St-Pierre then goes in with a right leg kick and a left jab. The shot sends Doucet down and St-Pierre gets on top of him. St-Pierre is able to work some ground and pound but Doucet is able to push him off and try for an up kick. St-Pierre is able to get on top again and grabs Doucet’s left arm for an arm bar attempt. St-Pierre pulls on the arm and gets the submission win.
Phil St-Pierre wins by arm bar at 30 seconds in the 2nd round
Justin Bourgeois vs. Remi Chabot
Chabot starts the match off by throwing a leg kick but Bourgeois goes for a takedown and is able to get it. Chabot tries to get up but Bourgeois is able to keep him down. Bourgeois is able to get a choke in but doesn’t have full control. Chabot throws a punch to the body to see if he will let go. Bourgeois lets go a few seconds later but he gives up top position and Chabot moves into side Control. Bourgeois is able to defend him and tries to grab his head for a triangle attempt. Bourgeois gets a hold of an arm but Chabot gets some ground and pound in. A eating a couple of punches, Bourgeois goes beast mode and is able to get back up on his feet and gets a takedown but Chabot has a hold of his head. Bourgeois is trying to pass guard while Chabot is trying to use the cage to get back on his feet. Bourgeois is able to throw a knee to the body to keep Chabot down. Bourgeois is able to pass guard and is sitting on top of his chest. Bourgeois starting throwing right hand punches until the ref stops the fight..
Justin Bourgeois wins by TKO (Ground and Pound) at 1:58 in the 1st round
Adam Hunter vs. Brad Webb
Hunter throws a kick that is able to put Webb against the cage where both men clinch with each other. Both men are circling but Hunter is trying to kick Webb’s leg and get the leg sweep. The leg sweep does not work so both men continue to circle around but Hunter gets the takedown. Hunter is now on top and is trying to maintain control on the ground to find an opening but Webb has a hold of the back of Hunter’s head. Hunter breaks it off and throws a few punches down on Webb that forces him to give up his back. Hunter is able to secure the rear naked choke and hold it until Webb passes out.
Adam Hunter wins by Rear Naked Choke at 1:05 in the 1st round
Chris Corporon vs. Adam Hazelton
Both men are quiet for the first few seconds of this fight until Corporon tries to look for a takedown but Hazelton grabs him and both men clinch against the cage. Both men are now circling around to gain control. Hazelton gets him against the cage and Corporon goes down on one knee. Hazelton then grabs the other leg and completes a takedown. Hazelton gets on top but Corporon turns around and Hazelton is now on his back. Hazelton looks for a choke at first but decides to let it go and rain some punches from up top. Hazelton grabs an arm and throws a few more punches but the ref warns him to be careful not to hit the back of the head. Corporon starts to turtle up and Hazelton looks for a rear naked choke again. Hazelton then just decides to work on some more ground and pound. You can hear Corporon pain from the shots but Hazelton picks his shots and this goes on for about 30 seconds until the ref sees that Corporon is doing nothing to stop it and calls it.
Adam Hazelton wins by TKO (Ground and Pound) at 2:31 in the 1st round
Stephen Clement vs. Dave Simms
The pace of the fight is slow to start until Clement moves in and throws a few jabs in on Simms. Simms then tries to go for a punch but Clement slaps it away. Clement then throws a left hook that connects. Clement then goes for an overhand right and misses but gets two left hooks in after that. Clements hits him with a few more punches that effect Simms’s as he gets pushed against the cage. Clement then get on top and works on some ground and pound. After a few shots Simms tries to turn around but that just gives his back for Clement to secure a rear naked choke for the win.
Stephen Clement wins by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:06 in the 1st round
Jon Foster vs. Sung Jim-Lim
The match starts off with a bang as Foster tries to go for a dropkick but is unable to connect. He is looking like Mr. Perfect in the old WWF days. After the miss Lim is able to get Foster against the cage where he tries to get his back. Foster goes down and Lim is now on top. Lim is trying to pass guard but Foster is able to keep him off. Foster then tries for a triangle choke but is unable to secure it. Lim is still trying to pass guard but Foster is able to hold him off so Lim throws a punch to the body. Foster then gets his left arm wrapped around Lim’s head to see if he can get a guillotine attempt but he lets go. Lim gets a punch to the head but both fighters get back up to there feet. Both men then throw leg kicks that connect with each other twice. Foster then tries to get some room so he throws a front kick to get Lim to move back. Both men then throw a leg kick then Lim throws another that almost takes Foster down. Lim then kicks him with a knee but Foster hits with an overhand right that gets him pinned against the cage. Foster gets a good body shot in but Lim is able to turn around and get Foster against the cage Lim has a hold of the cage but Foster tries for a standing guillotine but can only get one arm tucked in. Foster is able to turn him around and get control for the final ten seconds of the round
Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Foster
Foster starts the round with a jab but Lim throws a spinning leg kick that puts Foster down. Foster is able to get back up but Lim gets a few jabs in. Foster is able to get him against the cage but Lim is able to take control. Foster gets an arm around Lim’s head but he is unable to hold on. Jim pushes him against the cage and using some dirty boxing on Foster. Foster is able to spin around and get Lim down on one knee but he is quick to get back up. Lim turns around and gain control but foster is able to sneak in a few punches while the ref warns Lim about holding on to the cage. Foster has an arm around Lim’s head again and then kicks him in the shin for a leg sweep. Foster gets a body shot but Lim is able to take him down and get in top position but Foster has yet to let go of Lim’s head. Lim tries to move around until Foster lets go and get side control. Lim throws a couple of punches to the body and Foster looks to get back up but Lim pushes him back down. Lim is still in side control and has been doing better on the body shots. Lim tries to move around but can’t find an opening so he stands back up. Foster is able to get back to his feet as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Lim
The third round looks more like a kickboxing match to start as both men exchange kicks including a roundhouse attempt by Lim. Foster then throws a front kick to push Lim off but Lim gets a few punches in until Foster gets him against the cage. Foster trying for a leg sweep but it is still not working for him. Lim is able to turn around but is warned again for grabbing the fence. Foster jumps and gets his legs wrapped around but Lim is able to get him down. Foster grabs his left arm and tries for a Komura attempt. Foster is trying to pull the arm but it is giving more room for Lim to work on some ground and pound with his right fist. Lim is able to stand up and gets a good shot to the stomach. Lim is up and Foster is trying to grab a hold of something but he does get a foot and is trying to get a heel hook. Lim gets out but Lim is on top of his back while Foster is on his knees. Lim gets back up and prevents Foster from getting back up. Lim is now throwing soccer kicks until Foster tries to take his leg out but the move is again unsuccessful. Lim then throws a few more soccer kicks to prevent Foster from getting up. After a minute on his but the ref lets Foster get to his feet to continue the match. Foster then throws some leg kicks that is able to put Lim against the cage. Lim is down and Foster goes for a hit but there seems to be some confusion from the ref and the round ends
Top MMA News Scores the round 10-9 Lim and Sung-Jin Lim wins on our unofficial score card 29-28
Sung Jim-Lim wins by Unanimous Decision with scores of 29-28,29-28 and 30-27
Jeff Griffiths vs. Morgan Rhynes
The start of the match is delayed as the is some equipment issues with Rhynes gloves. After that is fixed, the camera man forgets that he is not allowed in the ring and they have to single him to get out. Griffiths looks to set the temple early as he throws a inside leg kick followed but a roundhouse kick. Rhynes is able to get a punch in there and is able to pin Griffiths against the cage where he gets a good knee shot in. Griffiths is trying to push him off and does and gets him down in side control. Griffiths moves around and gets his back and tries to move for a rear naked choke but cant get a hold of his head. Little is happening on the ground so the ref stands them back up. Griffiths goes for a takedown but only can get him against the cage. Both men circle around in the clinch when Griffiths tries for a takedown but slips. He is able to move around and get on top in side control. Griffiths is trying to pass guard but can’t so he tries to ground and pound in the stomach area. Rhynes tries to grab an arm but Griffiths stands back up and moves to side control. Griffiths then decides to stand up again and Rhynes gives up his back Griffiths looks for the rear naked choke and is able to get it but the round comes to end
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Griffiths
Griffiths throws a leg kick to start the round and then both men throw overhand rights with Griffiths is able to connect. Both men hit with a leg kick at the same time then Griffiths goes in for a knee but backs off. Rhynes then goes for a roundhouse kick but does not connect. Griffiths then throws a roundhouse kick himself and hits but Rhynes is able to connect with a few punches and pushes him against the cage. Rhynes then goes for a double leg takedown and gets it. Rhynes tries to go for an arm bar but Griffiths is able to spin and get back up. Griffiths moves him to the side of the cage but Rhynes is able to get back to his feet. Griffiths then tries for the takedown but Rhynes is able to get on top. Rhynes now looks to use some ground and pound on the body to soften him up. Griffiths is trying to push him but Rhynes moves and sits on top of his legs. but moves around to try and pass guard. Griffiths is trying to use the cage to get back up but he will take a few shots from Rhynes.. He then stands up and Griffiths tries for a leg lock but can’t do anything. Rhynes stands up and tries for a leg check but Griffiths gets a heel hook in. Griffiths moves around to get on top of Rhynes moves to side control. He then tries to get his back but moves back to throw some more punches. Rhynes is able to spin around he will now get on top. Rhynes is going to use ground and pound but then moves into side control but moves back but the bell sounds before he can do anything
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Rhynes
Both guys coming into round three with a round a piece, they both start to swing for the fences to get an advantage. Rhynes is able to get in the clinch and get a knee strike. but Griffiths moves around while Rhynes looks for the takedown and gets it. Rhynes is on top but Griffiths tries for a guillotine choke but cant get both hands wrapped around. Rhynes then moves back up to his feet while Griffiths is on one knee. Rhynes goes for a knee while he is down still but the ref lets Griffiths get back on his feet The match resumes with Rhynes connecting with a big shot that takes Griffiths down and he goes into side control. He then tries to pass guard but he gets a few shots to the body first. Griffiths tries to stop him by grabbing a hold of his head and it works as he flips him around and get on top. Griffiths is not doing much as Rhynes kicks his back to let him get loose. Griffiths does throw a body shot but little is happening so the ref stands them back up. Rhynes goes for a front kick but Griffiths catches it and pushes him towards the cage. Griffiths goes for the takedown but Rhynes gets it but he loses control and Griffiths gets on top. Griffiths is slow to start but he throws a few punches but Rhynes moves himself up but he gives up his back. Griffiths goes in for a rear naked choke but can only secure his legs around. Griffiths tries to get both arms around as he loses it as the round ends.
Top MMA News Scores the round 10-9 Griffiths
Final Score card has Griffiths winning the match 29-28
Jeff Griffiths wins by Unanimous Decision with scores of 29-28 across the board
Devin Viner vs. Jeff Miller
The match begins with Miller missing on a leg kick and then both guys are circling around the cage Little is happening as both men are waiting for the right moment to pull the trigger. Miller then tries for a front kick but he does not hit it. Viner tries to move in but does not see an opening. Miller looks to use that front kick again but like the last time it does not work. Miller then switches it up and goes with a spinning back fist but is not able to land it. Miller then goes for a left right combination but Viner is able to block it off. Viner moves in and is able to connect with a jab. Miller then tries to go for a superman punch but doesn’t get a good enough jump. He foes for the spinning back fist but stops half way. Viner gets in a jab but Miller goes back to the front kick. Viner gets a shot that looks to have rocked Miller but Miller is able to get the takedown. Viner is able to move around and is now on top and has full guard. but Miller has a hold of his back. Miller is able to get back up on his knees but it gives Viner a chance to get his back and secure the rear naked choke for the win.
Devin Viner wins by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:58 of the 1st round
Cory Smearer vs. Matthew Desroches
Desroches begins the night with a leg kick and then both guys connect with one at the same time. Smearer gets a punch that looks like it rocks Desroches. Desroches is able to get a hold of him and slam him down. When going down Smearer was able to grab his head for a guillotine attempt. Desroches is able to get on his knees but Smearer looks like he has the choke in. Smearer is trying to move around and see if he can secure it for the early win but Smearer lets go so he won’t tire himself out. Smearer is able to get his back and try for a rear naked choke but he is unable to get a full hold of it. Both guys stand back up and take the center of the cage. Both men go for an overhand right then Desroches goes for a second one and misses. Smearer then throws another overhand right that the ref almost stopped but Desroches was able to get back up quick enough. Desroches is able to exchange now but Smearer getting the better of the two. Desroches is able to connect with a left hook the splits Smearer open. Desroches then throws a leg kick while Smearer throws a jab. Both guys start to exchange with Smearer getting the better of the two Both men continue to trade punches but Smearer takes a body shot that makes him looked a little dazed. Both guys circle around and Desroches loses his mouth guard. Smearer then goes in with some boxing skills but Desroches is looking to connects with some leg kicks. Smearer tries to end the round with a left hook but the bell sounds
Top MMA News Scores the round 10-9 Smearer
Desroches starts the round looking to clinch but Smearer is able to get him against the cage. Desroches is able to push him off with a jab but Smearer connects with some right hands. Smearer throws an inside leg kick and then misses on a roundhouse. Both men start to exchange with Desroches getting the better shots. Smearer’s face is getting bloodied up but he still has a smile on his face. Both men continue trade punches until Smearer connects with a straight right hand. Smearer goes for a leg kick but falls down. Desroches is able to get full mount and rain down punches until the ref stops the fight.
Matthew Desroches wins by TKO (Ground and Pound) at 1:06in the 2nd round