AFC 17 Play-By-Play – Big Wins for Ford, Beaumont and Westcott, Al-Hassan Crowned New Champ
Aggression Fighting Championship returned to Edmonton tonight and looked to erase the memory of a problem filled event their last time out and did just that with an extremely entertaining night of fights at the Shaw Conference Centre.
- Fight of the Night – Teddy Ash vs. Terick Carter
- Knockout of the Night – Ryan Ford
- Submission of the Night – Stephen Beaumont
Tim Chemelli vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Al-Hassan lands a flurry of punches immediately after the touch of glove and keeps the pressure on him, landing big shots against the cage. Al-Hassan gets the clinch and lands a knee. Chemelli gets space and connects and Al-Hassan responds and follows up with a leg kick. Chemelli lands some solid shots but Al-Hassan puts him against the cage and drops him before jumping on top and raining down some punches from mount. Al-Hassan takes the back and looks for a rear naked choke. Chemelli briefly defends and Al-Hassan relentlessly pursues the finish and it pays off as Chemelli goes to sleep and referee Vern Gorman steps in and calls a halt to the bout.
Razak Al-Hassan submits Tim Chemelli by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 4;13
***Al-Hassan Captures AFC Light Heavyweight Title
Ryan Ford vs. Brendan Tierney
Round 1: Ford lands a pair of thudding leg kicks to open the bout and Tierney slips to the mat. Ford knocks Tierney back with a push kick and follows up with some punches and another leg kick. Ford falls just short with a front kick and lands a leg kick. A big head kick from Ford lands but partially blocked and they trade shots. Ford lands a kick to the body and Tierney responds with a leg kick. Tierney connects with a combo and again Ford partially lands another head kick. They exchange a flurry again and Ford begins to get the better of him before the tie up against the cage where Ford works the body. Ford lands some kicks to the body and sticks a stiff jab. Tierney begins to show the effects of the strikes with a bloody nose and looks to land a combo followed by a leg kick. Ford connects with another front kick and Tierney looks for the head kick but Ford eats it and connects with a big right. Ford lands a combo and a solid knee in the final seconds of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Ford
Round 2: A big head kick by Ford to open the round is partially blocked again by Tierney and Ford lands a superman punch followed by a big right that drops Tierney to the mat. Ford pounces and lands some heavy ground and pound until Tierney is able to latch on and slow the attack of Ford. Tierney regains full guard and recovers. Ford lands some hammerfists and goes body, head before a brief lull in the action. Referee John Braak calls for action from Ford and he obliges and unleashes some hard punches from the guard. Ford stands and drops a big right and repeats the process twice more. Ford again gets back to his feet, measures him up and drops a thunderous leaping left hook that puts Tierney out and follows up with a hammerfist that connects as Braak is stepping in to call a halt to the bout.
Ryan Ford defeats Brendan Tierney by KO (Punch) in Round 2, 3:11
Stephen Beaumont vs. Tim Jenson
Jenson lands a leg kick and Beaumont responds with a combo. Beaumont throws a big spinning heel kick that is partially blocked. They trade shots and tie up before Beaumont scores the takedown and takes the back. Beaumont lands a big belly to back suplex but Jenson ends up in guard and defends an arm triangle from the bottom. Beaumont works back to his feet but is caught in a guillotine and eats a few knees. Jenson takes the back and sinks a deep rear naked choke. Beaumont looks to be in big trouble but defends and eventually escapes. Jenson immediately looks for an armbar but again Beaumont escapes and gets back to his feet. Jenson lands a single to half guard but Beaumont sweeps him and takes the back. Jenson can’t peel the arms from around his neck and is forced to tap.
Stephen Beaumont submits Tim Jenson by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 3:13
Sheldon Westcott vs. Nic Herron-Webb
Round 1: Westcott lands a quick double jab and they both exchange quick punches. Westcott catches a body kick and lands a few punches before securing the takedown to half guard. Westcott stands and eats an upkick from Herron-Webb before he stands back up. They trade shots and tie up and Westcott scoops him up and gets the big slam to half guard. Westcott lands some elbows to the thigh before passing to full mount where he lands some shots. Westcott sneaks some punches in under the arms when Herron-Webb gives his back. Herron-Webb briefly gets his half guard back but Westcott gets back to side control. Westcott is unable to get any shots off and looks for a guillotine choke in the final ten seconds but time runs out and Herron-Webb survives the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Westcott
Round 2: Herron-Webb lands a leg kick and blocks a high kick from Westcott before they tie up. Westcott gets the takedown to side control and lands a few knees to the body. A long period of inactivity sees Westcott maintain side control but does little else. Westcott transitions between half guard and side control landing a few elbows here and there but mainly rides out the round maintaining top control until the bell sounds. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Westcott
Round 3: Westcott lands a shot followed by a leg kick and they trade a few punches. Both fighters connect with some solid shots and Westcott gets the effortless double leg takedown to full guard and connects with a few little body shots. Westcott passes to side control and lands the occaisional knee to the body but again is content to maintain top position and throw in an elbow or two every once in a while and again rides out the round on top. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Westcott
Sheldon Westcott defeats Nic Herron-Webb by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Simon Shirt vs. Steve Dubeck
Dubeck lands a kick to the body followed by one to the leg and connects with a flurry against the cage. Shirt leaves his neck exposed and Dubeck locks up a guillotine and pulls guard. Shirt tries to pull his head free but can’t and is forced to tap.
Steve Dubeck submits Simon Shirt by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 0:33
Terick Carter vs. Teddy Ash
Round 1: Carter opens with a superman punch and they exchange shots. Carter lands a leg kick and Ash responds with a combo before they tie up against the cage. They break away and Carter connects with a solid right before exchanging stiff jabs and Carter catches a kick. Carter lands a combo and a knee to the body. Ash lands a big right and a combo and ties Carter up against the cage. Ash knees the thighs and drives a pair of solid uppercuts to the jaw of Carter. Ash unleashes some more hard punches and Carter fires back. Ash responds with another flurry and they again tie up before Ash gets a big slam and lands in side control. Ash takes the back and slams Carter to the mat with a big suplex but Carter gets back to his feet. Referee Vern Gorman pauses the action to replace the mouthguard of Carter. They restart and Carter lands a right and Ash responds with a combo and with every big shot that connects blood flies from the mouth of Carter and the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Ash
Round 2: They come together and Carter looks for the takedown but eats several big punches and they square off again and exchange more heavy shots. Carter connects with a leg kick and Ash continues to connect at will. Ash lands a huge knee but Carter eats it and somehow stays on his feet. Both men land leg kicks and Carter connects with a punch and Ash gives him one of his own. Ash unleashes a barrage on punches that spray the cageside tables and everyone sitting there with blood. Ash pummels Carter with more shots against the cage and gets another big slam before taking full mount and rains down huge punches until Gorman steps in and calls a halt to the fight.
Teddy Ash defeats Terick Carter by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 3:55
Mark White vs. Tony Touch
Round 1: White lands a leg kick followed by a takedown to side control. Touch reverses but White immediately regains the dominant position. White lands a few shots before locking up a guillotine. Touch defends and pulls his head free and White stands back up. White lands a kick to the body followed by another. Touch lands a combo and they tie up. White lands a few knees and secures the clinch. White unleashes some uppercuts and tees off with a big flurry in the final ten seconds. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for White
Round 2: White opens with a combo followed by some kicks to the body. Touch responds with a body kick of his own and White comes back with two more followed by a combo. White lands another combo followed by a knee to the body. White begins to unleash a barrage of uppercuts, punches and knees and Touch has no answer. White connects with a crushing body shot and finishes him off with a few more shots before referee Andy Social steps in to rescue Touch from any further punishment.
Mark White defeats Tony Touch by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 1:24
Aaron Bosiak vs. Boris Babski
Round 1: Bosiak lands a shot and they tie up. They separate and Bosiak calls Babski on prompting Babski to rush in looking for the takedown but Bosiak lands in side control. Babski works back to his feet and Bosiak connects with a big left followed by a combo. They trade shots before tying up and both fall to the mat with Babski ending up on top. Bosiak stands against the cage and gets the double leg to side control. Bosiak lands a few shots to body as time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Bosiak
Round 2: Bosiak lands a hard left followed by a flurry of punches that bloody Babski and drop him to the mat forcing referee Andy Social to step in and rescue Babski from any further damage.
Aaron Bosiak defeats Boris Babski by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 0:26