ECC 15 Play-by-Play
A small crowd filled the inside of Olympic Hall Saturday night as Extreme Cage Combat returned with their first show in ten months. The fans were in for a treat as ECC had several fights making an early case for Fight of the Year mentions. There were six fights on the card in total along with three Muay Thai exhibition matches to get things kicked off. Here is how the night’s MMA action played out:
Top MMA News Awards
- KO of the Night – No KO on the card
- Submission of the Night – Jerome Wilson
- Co-Fights of the Night – Gavin Tucker vs Lyndon Whitlock. Stephane Pelletier vs Syd Barnier
Mike Kent vs. Cody Krahn
Kent throws a jab to start things off, but Krahn is able to answer back. Kent lands another punch that sends Krahn to the ground. Kent is trying to pass guard when Krahn is able to grab one of his arms but Kent is able to break out. Kent throws a good punch on Krahn and he tries to take his back. Kent gets his legs hooked around Krahn but can’t get the arms hooked in. Krahn is trying to turn around and Kent lets the hooks go. Both fighters are back on their feet and Krahn gets Kent against the cage. Kent is looking for a guillotine but Krahn is able to slam him down and get in side control. Krahn is landing the odd shot but not much is happening on the ground. Kent gets a hold of his left arm but can’t hold on so Krahn is able to move on top. Kent gets a hold of his arm again and looks for the arm bar as Krahn stands back on his feet. Kent lets go and is using his feet to push Krahn from getting on top. Krahn gets a few shots in and moves into side control. Krahn is laying on top landing some strikes as he continues to move around to get better position but is not finding an opening. Krahn then goes for a Kimura attempt but lets go. Krahn lies on top until Kent looks to turn to his side. Krahn stays on top and throws a few more punches to end the round.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Krahn
Kent and Krahn high five each other to start the 2nd round. Kent moves in with a big right hand but Krahn comes back with one of his own. Krahn gets him against the cage and both men get into an exchange of punches. Kent is looking to get the single leg takedown but Krahn has him against the cage. Kent tries to sweep his other leg but it does not work. Kent finally gets him down and is trying to pass guard. Kent is standing dropping some bombs. Kent then throws some elbows and stands back up. When reaching in, Krahn goes for the arm bar but Kent is able to break the hold and gives up top position. Krahn moves to side control and hits with some knees to the body. Krahn then stands ups but Kent uses the cage and gets a hold of Kahn’s foot for a heel hook attempt. Krahn grabs the fence but Kent lets go and Krahn gets his back. Krahn gets on top and now has full guard. Krahn works on some ground and pound but Kent is showing some good defense. Kent is able to get back up and now gets Krahn’s back. Kent gets an arm and looks for the submission but he can’t hold on. Kent gets on his back but Krahn moves back on top. Kent is able to get an arm but has trouble holding on. Krahn is on top but is not landing too many shots. Krahn moves around to get a shot or two before the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round a close 10-9 Krahn
Krahn moves in to start the round to connect with a jab. Kent tries to go for a knee but almost slips. Kent looks for the front kick but Krahn gets him in the clinch and is able to take him down. Krahn on top but is not able to land many shots. Kent turns to his side but Krahn pins him back down and gets into side control. Kent gets a hold of an arm but can’t hold on. Kent is trying to get back up but Krahn moves from side control to top position. Krahn looks for an arm triangle choke but moves instead to pass guard and get full mount. Kent tries to get back up again but Krahn is able to keep him down and get his back but he can’t sink in the rear naked choke. Krahn works on some ground and pound to loosen him up until Kent turns to his side but Krahn keeps him pinned down. Krahn works on his ground and pound when Kent is able to get on his feet but Krahn has his legs hooked on his back. Kent almost gets him off but Krahn puts him down and has side control on his back. Krahn goes back to the ground and pound while Kent eventually works his way to sitting up. Krahn gets a few more shots in as the ref stands them back up and the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Krahn
Kent is able to hit Krahn with a knee to start the round. Kent starts to swing but Krahn gets him against the fence. Krahn hits him with a couple of shots but Kent pushes him off. Kent goes for a head kick and misses but Krahn moves and hits with the jab. Kent is able to hit a shot that rocks Krahn and gets him against the cage. He tries to take him down but Krahn is able to get on top. Kent gets back up on one knee and is able to move around and get on top in side control. Krahn is able to get a hold of an arm but Kent is able to break loose. Kent is back in side control working on some ground and pound. Kent then tries to see if he can get Krahn’s back but decides to go back on top and land some more punches. He does so for about ten seconds until the ref calls the fight.
Mike Kent wins via TKO (ground and pound) at 1:46 in the 4th round
Stephane Pelletier vs. Syd Barnier
Bantamweight Title Fight
Pelletier gets things started with a leg kick which is followed by a roundhouse kick. Pelletier lands another leg kick when Barnier went in for the jab. Both fighters are circling around for a bit but Barnier moves in for a couple of punches. Barnier goes in for a few more punches but Pelletier hits him with a sidekick. Barnier continues to work the jab as both fighters circle around the cage. Barnier keeps working the jab while Pelletier goes back to throwing leg kicks. Barnier moves in for a combo but Pelletier moves in with a leg kick to back him off. Both guys continue to circle around with Pelletier landing leg kicks on Barnier. Barnier is able to land a good body shot followed by Pelletier throwing a front kick. Barnier goes back to working the jab. Pelletier gets a leg kick to the stomach as both guys are careful of moving in. Pelletier then tries to go against the cage but that is quickly broken off. Pelletier keeps going with those leg kicks then Barnier hits him with a jab to put him against the cage but Pelletier pushes him off. Barnier continues to push forward but Pelletier is able to get a couple of hits to the head and a kick to the body. Pelletier goes for a kick that Barnier catches but he can’t hold on. Barnier lands the jab but Pelletier gets him with a punch as Barnier moved forward. Both men circle around with each guy landing a few shots before the round ends
Top MMA News scores the round a close 10-9 Pelletier
Both guys sticking to their strengths in round 2 as Pelletier continues with the leg kicks while Barnier uses his reach advantage with the jab. Both men circle around for a bit until Pelletier jumps to attempt a kick but can’t connect but does get a leg kick the knee. Barnier is able to hit him with some left hooks but Pelletier gives one back. Pelletier is able to hit him with a spinning back kick. Pelletier keeps hitting with leg kicks to the body while Barnier is using the jab to prevent him from moving in. Both fighters are along the cage now when Pelletier goes for a single leg. He can’t get it but is able to land a solid knee to the body. Barnier is able to get control and get a body shot on Pelletier. Both men circle around with Pelletier getting the better of the exchange. Barnier then moves in for an uppercut and tries to push him against the cage but Pelletier uses a front kick to hold him off. Pelletier moves in but Barnier moves in for the uppercut and then a knee but Pelletier is able to block it. Pelletier goes back to throwing those leg kicks to the body then he lands one of the head. Pelletier keeps going with the legs kicks until Barnier moves in for a combo but Pelletier is able to get a punch in. Pelletier goes for the head kick but Barnier gets one of his own. He tries to get Pelletier against the cage but Pelletier uses his kicks to keep him off a couple of times. Barnier hits with a punch but Pelletier gets a knee in there and is now in the clinch. Both guys are exchanging in the clinch and break off. They end up back in the clinch and they both hit with a few more shots. They break it off and Pelletier gets a head kick to finish the round
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Pelletier
Pelletier trying to get the crowd cheering as the round begins. Pelletier starts it off with a front kick and then lands with a head kick. He then tries for a single leg but he can’t hold on. Barnier is able to get him against the cage and each guy hit with a punch to the stomach. Barnier then hits him with some knees. They break they clinch and Barnier chases him down but not before knocking down the referee. Pelletier goes down as it looked like one of the shots got him in the groin. Pelletier is down for a couple minutes but he is able to continue. The match resumes with Pelletier attempting two roundhouse kicks. He then throws a leg kick that Barnier catches and pins him against the cage. Pelletier holds on to the cage as Barnier gets his back. He goes for a slam still gets him down in side control. Barnier is on top working some ground and pound while Pelletier is trying to get up. Barnier stands back up and grabs a hold of his ankles as he goes back down with an elbow. Barnier goes back down to the mat in side control. Pelletier tries to get up but Barnier gets back on his feet. Pelletier is able to move around to get back on his feet. Pelletier keeps working those legs kicks but Barnier hits him with a jab. Pelletier slips but is able to get back up. Barnier then gets him along the cage and works some dirty boxing then gets a hold of his right arm and lands with some knee strikes. Barnier lets go and both guys are circling around the cage. Barnier gets him back against the cage but Pelletier gets an elbow in. Barnier looks for a double leg takedown but no luck so both guys get some shots in and break it off. Barnier hits with a jab but Pelletier hits with a leg kick to end the round.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Barnier
Barnier goes back to the jab to start the round as both fighters circle around the cage. Pelletier goes in for a head kick and a kick to the body. Barnier goes back in for the jab that does not land. Barnier is controlling the center of the cage using his jab with Pelletier landing the odd leg kick. Barnier pushes forward and gets him with a left hook but Pelletier pushes him off. Pelletier goes for a leg kick but Barnier is able to catch it. Barnier is able to get him against the cage and work the jab. Pelletier is using a leg to block him from getting any knee strikes. Both men circle around as Pelletier tries to gain control but Barnier gets him with the elbow and with some knees. Barnier is then able to secure a takedown. He moves into side control against the cage. Barnier is keeping him down with his elbows until he goes for a Komura attempt. He gets close but breaks it off. When getting up Pelletier almost gets a heel hook on him. Both fighters are standing with Pelletier working those leg kicks. Both fighters are in the clinch with each guy getting shots in until Barnier is able to take him down again and get in side control. Not having much luck on the ground, Barnier stands back up. He goes back down with his knee against Pelletier’s head. Barnier is on top getting a few shots on the ground as the round ends
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Barnier
As the 5th round starts, Barnier continues to work that jab while Pelletier keeps going at him with the leg kicks. Pelletier switches things as he throws a jab. Both guys start swinging when Barnier hits him with a knee and gets him down. Pelletier looks for the heel hook but Barnier works his way out of it. Barnier lets him back up and continues to works the jab. Barnier hits with a knee then Pelletier goes for a leg kick that Barnier catches. It takes a second but Barnier is able to slide him down. Barnier is trying to pass guard while Pelletier grabs a hold of his arm to prevent from doing any damage. Barnier let’s him back up and goes back to working the jab. Pelletier is able to land a big knee then both fighters circle around with Barnier hitting with punches to various parts of the body. Barnier is able to get him against the cage but can’t get him down with a single leg. Both fighters continue for a bit with each one landing a knee strike here and there. Barnier then grabs a hold of his head looking for a clinch when Pelletier tries to turn around but Barnier regains control. Barnier keeps going with the knee strikes until he decides to let go. Both fighters circle around and go for a big exchange for the bell sounds off.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Barnier
Top MMA News scores the fight 48-47 for Syd Barnier
Syd Barnier wins the match via split decision 48-47, 49-46 and 47-48
Syd Barnier wins the ECC Bantamweight title fight.
Gavin Tucker vs. Lyndon Whitlock
The round starts off slow until Tucker goes for the roundhouse kick that Whitlock blocks and he attempts a front kick. Whitlock then tries for a head kick that Tucker blocks but hits him in the chin. Tucker then goes in for a takedown attempt. Tucker has him against the cage but Whitlock is able to break out. Whitlock then throws a front kick that hits Tucker in the chest. Tucker gets him against the cage looking for the takedown. Whitlock is preventing him but Tucker is landing a few strikes. Whitlock is able to break free and attempts a head kick. Both men circle around with Tucker attempting a head kick but can’t connect. He moves in closer and is able to hit with a left hook. Both men circle around with Tucker hitting a body shot. He then tries for that roundhouse but again misses but is able to hit him with a punch then hits with a kick. Tucker hits him with a punch to the right temple but Whitlock is able to answer back. Both guys continue to circle around for about 20 seconds until Tucker hits him with a few body shots. He hits with a few more shots that pushes Whitlock against the cage but he is able to push off. Both men circle around for a few seconds with Tucker hitting with a few leg kicks. Whitlock looks for the front kick but Tucker throws one of his own. Whitlock lands a good shot with Tucker trying to move in. Tucker is able to hit him with a left hand. Both fighters get into the exchange as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Tucker
Tucker charges right in and throws a few shots in to push Whitlock against the cage but Whitlock is able to sneak in a few as well. Tucker tries for a head kick which Whitlock blocks. Tucker then moves in and pushes him against the cage looking for a single leg takedown. Whitlock is able to defend a single and double leg attempt so Tucker works in the clinch. He lands some good knees but one hits Whitlock right in the groin. Whitlock rests up for a few minutes and the match resumes. Tucker continues to push the pace moving forward landing the odd strike. Whitlock moves in but can’t connect and Tucker then misses on a spinning back first attempt. Whitlock is able to land a kick to the body and is able to push in for a few punches. Whitlock moves back and looks for a front kick and Tucker looks for the roundhouse. Tucker then pushes him against the cage where is able to hit with the odd knee strike but Whitlock is able to defend it and land a few punches. Tucker then looks for the single leg but lets go. Tucker grinds him along the cage for a bit until Whitlock is able to break free and then hit him with a front kick. Tucker then responses with a leg kick and a punch that gets him against the cage. Tucker is still looking for the takedown but instead works the clinch. Whitlock has one leg up to prevent Tucker from working in the clinch. Tucker tries for the leg sweep but it doesn’t work. Whitlock is able to break out and both men circle the cage. Both fighters are buying their time not really landing anything until Tucker gets him against the cage. Tucker is able to get few punches in but Whitlock is still using his leg to block Tucker from getting in the clinch. Tucker then looks for a single leg but let’s go. Tucker keeps him against the cage working some dirty boxing to end the round.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Tucker
Tucker throws a head kick that lands on Whitlock. He tries for another one but Whitlock is able to defend it. Whitlock is able to land a few jabs until Tucker pushes him against the cage. Tucker has Whitlock in the clinch and works in some knees. Tucker tries for the takedown but Whitlock able to stay on his feet. Tucker moves him along the cage but Whitlock is able to get him down but Tucker quickly reverses it. Both fighters get back up with Whitlock getting Tucker’s back. Both fighters are sitting up as Whitlock looks for the rear naked choke. Tucker tries to get back up but Whitlock turns sideways. Whitlock continues to try for the rear naked choke but Tucker is able to move up and get up on one knee. He then reverses and gets on top of Whitlock to work some ground and pound. He tries for a rear naked choke but continues to work the ground and pound until he manages to get Whitlock’s back and secure the rear naked choke for the win.
Gavin Tucker wins via submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:27 in the 3rd round
Jerome Wilson vs. Matt Heim
Both fighters slap hands as the fight begins and then Heim goes in for a jab. Wilson tries to push him along the cage and manages to get a jab in. Heim then looks for a single leg takedown but Wilson is able to stuff it and get a hold of his head where he gets a standing guillotine. Wilson holds on for a while until Heim eventually taps.
Jerome Wilson wins via submission (guillotine) at 0:51 in the 1st round
Aaron Myers vs. Chester Post
Myers waits a few seconds before charging in for a few punches. Myers then pushes Post against the cage. Post is able to work against the cage getting a few knee shots but is unable to escape. Myers is grinding him against the cage where he throws some knee strikes but Post answers back by stepping on his feet. Myers then punches Post in the gut to loosen him up. Post tries to get a leg for a takedown but Myers is able to use that leg to hit Post in the head. Post then gets a punch to break free but that is short lived as Myers has him against the cage. Myers is able to turn him back around where he hits with a knee and a few punches. Post turns him around only for Myers to regain control. Myers hits him with an elbow but Post is able to get control along the cage. Myers regains control and lands some more strikes but then looks to take his back. Myers then moves and starts hitting with some knees to the head but the ref stops it for some reason and breaks it up. Both men circle the cage as Post is able to land some leg kick before Myers gets in the clinch. He turns around trying for a German suplex but instead is able to slide Post down and has him in side control. Myers is able to work and get him in an arm triangle choke and hold on but it’s too late as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Myers
Post looks to start the round with some leg kicks and is able to land one but Myers answers back with a spinning back fist attempt. Myers pushes Post against the cage and both men begin to trade punches. Post hits with a leg kick and moves away from the cage. Both men exchange some punches again until Post pushes him against the cage. Myers is able to switch him around and get him against the cage. Myers looks for a leg sweep to take Post down but decides to hit Post with a few knees. While in the clinch, Post goes back to the foot stomps. Post looks to move around and this gives Myers a chance to try and take his back but returns to the clinch where he hits with the knees. Myers is able to get him down and land on top. Post is able to push him off but he eats a few shots. Post looks for an arm bar but can’t get a good grip. Myers moves around to the point where he is sitting on his head. Myers then goes for the Kimura attempt but he can’t fully extend. Myers lets go and starts to throw some elbows which lead to the finish of the fight.
Aaron Myers wins via TKO (elbows) at 4:08 in Round 2
Maverick Cowx vs. Tyler Lee
Cowx begins the night with a few leg kicks that end up pushing Lee against the cage. Both fighters go in for an exchange and Cowx is able to land a good knee to the body. Both men get back to the center of the cage and Cowx goes for a head kick but Lee is able to block it. Cowx then goes for the clinch is able to get a few knees in. After letting go, Lee throws a head kick that Cowx is able to defend. Cowx moves back in and after missing with a few punches he connects with a big right. He hits him with a few more and then follows up with a knee that sends Lee flying back into the cage. Cowx continues to assault Lee until he is able to get him down with strikes. Lee looks for an arm bar but is unable get it. Not finding much on the ground, Cowx let’s Lee stand back up. Cowx continues to push the pace but Lee is able to land a jab. Cowx then moves in and hits him with a kick to the abs. Cowx lands a few more strikes until Lee is on the ground. Cowx works some his ground and pound for a bit and then let’s Lee stand back up. Cowx continues to use his stand-up landing a mix of leg kicks and a few uppercuts. He gets Lee in the clinch for a few shots until the ref decides he has seen enough.
Maverick Cowx wins via TKO (ref stoppage) at 2:40 in Round 1