Unified MMA 13 – Recap
Despite being light on big names Unified MMA held another sold out show at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton and true to form it was another entertaining night of fights for the fans. Although an illegal knee provided a disappointing ending to the main event the rest of the card was not short on action.
- Knockout of the Night – Rocky Biggs
- Submission of the Night – Parwez Ghulam
- Fight of the Night – Nick Hrabec vs. Cole Campbell
Mike Davis vs. Eric Wilson
Both men open looking to find the distance. Wilson gets the early advantage and unleashes a quick combo against the cage. Davis responds with a leg kick followed by a head kick that doesn’t quite connect. Wilson throws another flurry and a body shot. Wilson continues to land punches against the cage before looking for a single leg takedown. Davis defends and looks for a guillotine before letting go and looking for a double and getting to half guard. Davis lands shots and elbows. Davis lands a few more big shots and Wilson scrambles and latches on looking for a heel hook. Wilson releases and gets to full guard. Wilson looks to stand and lands a huge knee to the stilled downed Davis. Referee Kyle Cardinal steps in as Wilson immediately apologizes. Cardinal calls in the Doctor and as Davis is being attended to, Wilson apologiozes to Davis’ corner and to Sunny Singh at cageside saying that he thought he saw Davis’ knee coming off the mat. Cardinal takes 2 points from Wilson for the foul but the Doctor calls the fight shortly thereafter giving Davis the DQ victory.
Mike Davis defeats Eric Wilson by DQ (Illegal Knee) in Round 1, 3:19
Rocky Biggs vs. Spencer Jebb
After a quick feeling out process, Jebb lands a kick to the body and Biggs responds with a thunderous right that knocks Jebb out cold. Luckily referee John Braak is right on top of the action and deflects a follow up shot from Biggs saving Jebb from any unnecessary blows.
Rocky Biggs defeats Spencer Jebb by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 0:19
Parwez Ghulam vs. Neil Doty
Ghulam looks for a head kick but Doty catches it and uses it to take Ghulam to the mat. Ghulam however latches onto the arm and locks on a lightning fast armbar forcing the quick tap from Doty.
Parwez Ghulam submits Neil Doty by Armbar in Round 1, 0:16
Devon Neville vs. Anthony Lightning
Round 1: Neville lands leg kicks and they feel each other out. Both men are winging punches with neither finding the range. Neville lands another pair of leg kicks before Lighting gets the takedown against the cage. Neville looks for a guillotine and works the body. Lightning sweeps to full guard and Neville looks for a kimura but Lightning easily escapes and rides out the remainder of the round on top. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Lightning
Round 2: Neville lands a kick to the body and eventually Lightning lands a leg kick followed by a missed front kick. Neville lands some rights and follows up with a solid leg kick. Lightning responds and Neville comes back with another. Lightning lands a front kick and Neville lands another hard leg kick and a right. Neville finally strings a few punches together and eats a front kick. Neville lands another leg kick and follows up with another combo but Lightning ducks under and secures the takedown to guard as the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Neville
Round 3: A teep from Lighting lands below the belt and a timeout is called. On the restart, they trade punches and Lightning lands a body kick and a leg kick followed by another. Neville comes back with a right and another combo. Lightning lands another front kick and a left. Neville responds and drops Lightning with a combo and follows him into his guard. Neville lands an elbow and Lightning looks to sweep but Neville retains full guard and lands more shots the body. Neville presses him into the cage and Lightning throws his legs up but time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Neville
Devon Neville defeats Anthony Lightning by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Graham Park vs. Connor Radkie
They immediately come together and Park ties him up and gets the trip takedown to full mount. Park presses him into the cage and begins to rain down a series of huge rights. Radkie covers up and Park continues the onslaught with a few dozen more thunderous rights that finally prompt referee Kyle Cardinal to step in and call a halt to the fight.
Graham Park defeats Connor Radkie by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 1:27
Mike Cobey vs. Tanner Boser
Round 1: Cobey rushes right in and lands knees to the body while pressing Boser into the cage. Cobey bullies him to the mat and drops some punches from the guard. Cobey unleashes a few more big shots before they return to their feet. Boser attempts a sloppy jumping kick that falls short. Boser lands a shot and again Cobey presses him into the cage. Cobey drags him to the ground to full mount and lands some big lefts and a huge elbow and a solid right. Boser looks for a sweep to full guard and lands shots. Boser stands a connects with one big shot as Cobey gets back to his feet. As the round ends Boser tries another jumping kick that again misses it’s mark. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Cobey
Round 2: Cobey throws big looping right hands and looks exhausted as he takes a step back and takes a deep breath with his hands on his hips. Cobey lands a pair of leg kicks followed by a big right that stuns Boser. Cobey continues to land one right at a time and each time Boser takes it and manages to stay on his feet and walk right through them. Cobey gets the takedown to full mount and lands a huge elbow and a bunch of lefts. Cobey lands a few more shots before a terrible armbar attempt that allows Boser to get to north/south but Cobey gets back on top just prior to the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Cobey
Round 3: Cobey throws a few big haymakers that miss the mark before the fatigue shows again with Cobey putting his hands on his hips and sucking wind. Boser begins to connect with some punches but Cobey throws him into the cage and Boser looks for a double and gets the takedown to full mount. Boser begins landing body shots and weak shots to the head for a few minutes. Referee John Braak mercifully steps in as Cobey is doing nothing to defend himself and Boser is awarded the TKO victory. Boser’s corner has to hold him up while the referee raises his hand and almost collapses several times post fight. The Doctor is brought in to check on Boser and he’s stretchered out of the cageside area.
Tanner Boser defeats Mike Cobey by TKO (Punches) in Round 3, 3:44
Mike Banin vs. Reece Chapman
Banin enters the cage to Gangnam Style and has the crowd and his opponent Chapman showing off their dance moves. On to the start of the fight, Banin refuses the glove touch and they get right down to business swinging wildly before Banin secures the takedown to half guard. Banin lands some shots and Chapman can do nothing but hang on. Banin stands and passes the guard where he looks for a kimura alternating with a straight armbar. Banin releases and lands the elbow followed by some big punches. Chapman looks for a heel hook but Banin easily spins out and takes the back. Banin locks in a deep rear naked choke and quickly puts Chapman to sleep forcing referee Kyle Cardinal to pull Banin off his unconscious opponent.
Miichael Banin submits Reece Chapman by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 3:28