Aggression FC 14: Invasion – Recap – Shaolin Captures AFC Lightweight Title
Aggression FC held their fourteenth event tonight at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The card was plagued with bad luck losing such big names as Kendall Grove, John Alessio, Kurt Southern, Ryan Ford and Victor Valimaki. All told, the event went ahead with seven bouts on the card a the fighters produced some exciting finishes and slick submissions.
- Knockout of the Night – KB Bhullar
- Submission of the Night – Shane Campbell
- Fight of the Night – Tim Chemelli vs. Mike Kent
Stephen Beaumont vs. Shane Campbell
Beaumont lands a shot and presses him into the cage looking for a double. Campbell defends and Beaumont drives big knees into the thigh of Campbell. Beaumont rolls through for a takedown but Campbell pops back to his feet and Beaumont continues to look for the double. Beaumont holds him against the cage but can’t drag him to the ground. Campbell lands a big knee and Beaumont is still hanging onto the leg. Beaumont pulls him off the cage and looks to drive for the takedown but Campbell sprawls and sinks a guillotine choke forcing Beaumont to tap and Campbell is crowned the new Aggression FC Lightweight Champion.
Shane Campbell submits Stephen Beaumont by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 2:50
Tim Chemelli vs. Mike Kent
Round 1: They feel each other out to begin before Kent lands a shot followed by a leg kick and Chemelli answers with some jabs followed by a leg kick. Kent connects with a shot and Chemelli lands one of his own. Kent lands a head kick and Chemelli comes back with a big right. Chemelli continues to land jabs and Kent connects with a nice inside leg kick before both men trade shots against the cage. Chemelli blocks a head kick and backs Kent up with a combo followed by a body kick. They exchange punches and Kent lands a kick to the body. Kent lands a nice superman punch, leg kick combo and Chemelli responds with a leg kick of his own. Chemelli blocks another head kick and Kent connects with a solid left. They trade quick flurries of punches and Chemelli connects with a body kick, and a knee followed by some body shots in the final 15 seconds of a close round 1. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Chemelli
Round 2: Chemelli blocks a high kick and they trade punches with Chemelli landing a big right. Kent responds with a leg kcik and a solid right of his own and they lock up against the cage. Chemelli connects with a short right that connects on the button and puts Kent’s lights out. Chemelli follows up with a couple hammer fists but he’s already out and referee Vern Gorman steps in to call a halt to the bout. Post fight AFC’s Moin Mirza enters the cage and announces that with the win Tim Chemelli earns a Light Heavyweight Title shot against Razak Al-Hassan in on March 23 in Edmonton.
Tim Chemelli defeats Mike Kent by KO (Punch) in Round 2, 1:06
Lenny Wheeler vs. Adam Lorenz
Lorenz lands a leg kick and Wheeler connects with a big right. Lorenz shoots for a double and completes it to half guard but Wheeler is looking for a guillotine. Lorenz briefly fights it off but Wheeler is able to sink it deep and force the tap from the dejected Lorenz.
Lenny Wheeler submits Adam Lorenz by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 0:33
KB Bhullar vs. Jason Gorny
Bhullar falls just short with an opening head kick and catches a body kick from Gorny, using it to dump Gorny to the ground landing in side control. Gorny gives up his back but is able to get back to his feet and Bhullar presses him into the cage. Bhullar releases and lands a crushing knee right on the chin that relieves Gorny of his consciousness and Bhullar follows up with a pair of shots before referee Vern Gorman can step in to rescue Gorny from any further damage.
KB Bhullar defeats Jason Gorny by KO (Knee) in Round 1, 1:17
Mike Newton vs. Joe Keesick
Round 1: The two Welterweights go head to head in the pre-fight staredown. Keesick opens with a wild combo that falls short and Newton ties him up against the cage. They jockey for position and Keesick lands a knee to the body followed by one that lands south of the equator. Referee John Braak pauses the bout to allow Newton time to recover. On the restart, Newton lands a glancing right and ties him up on the cage. Keesick begins to tenderize the body with little shots before connecting with a pair of rights. Newton gets the takedown to half guard a looks for a guillotine from top position but Keesick is able to pull his head free and lands some shots. Kessick gets back to his feet before dropping into the guard. Keesick lands some shots before they get back to their feet. Newton lands a shot before pressing him into the cage for the final 20 seconds of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Keesick
Round 2: Newton connects with a leg kick and avoids a head kick before shooting in and tying up against the cage. Keesick lands some hard knees to the body before they separate and Newton looks for a single but can’t complete it against the cage. Newton switches to a double and gets Keesick down to half guard. Keesick makes it back to his feet and lands a flurry of punches before dropping into the guard. Keesick postures up and keeps firing away. Newton works his way to standing and eats a big knee followed by a quick combo of punches and a trio of hard knees and Newton looks to be in trouble. Kessick keeps the pressure on and connects with another nice combo and again with more solid knees to the body and an uppercut for good measure. Newton connects with a desperation right and gets his back off the cage, gaining some separation. Keesick lands a takedown to full guard as the round comes to an end. Between rounds Newton’s corner calls the fight due to an apparent eye injury giving the win to Keesick who ends a four fight skid in the process. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Keesick
Joe Keesick defeats Mike Newton by TKO (Corner Stoppage/Eye Injury) in Round 2, 5:00
Cole Campbell vs. Brent Harvie
They trade leg kicks and Harvie looks for the takedown to full guard. Harvie passes to full mount before Campbell gives up his back. Harvie sinks the rear naked choke and Campbell is able to survive only briefly before being forced to tap out.
Brent Harvie submits Cole Campbell by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:04
Ivan MacKenzie vs. Travis Cardinal
The two trade shots with neither landing anything significant. Cardinal looks for a takedown against the cage and finally gets him to the mat. MacKenzie works back to his feet but Cardinal secures the big double leg and slams him back down. Cardinal lands some solid punches that prompt MacKenzie to leave his neck exposed. Cardinal seizes the opportunity and sinks the rear naked choke, forcing the tap and keeping Cardinal undefeated.
Travis Cardinal submits Ivan MacKenzie by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:27