KOTC: Monster Smash – Recap – Waterhen, Spisak and Yousefi Victorious
King of the Cage was live at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton, Alberta tonight and despite the main event being downgraded from a Welterweight title fight to a three round non-title fight. The entertainment value of the card certainly did not suffer. Even though injury troubles plagued this card the fans were still left with seven entertaining bouts.
- Knockout of the Night – Elmer Waterhen
- Submission of the Night – Matthew Spisak
- Fight of the Night – Behrang Yousefi vs. Cameron Loutitt
Elmer Waterhen vs. Garett Davis
Waterhen comes out with a quick combo followed by a huge head kick that knocks Davis out cold just six seconds into the fight. Waterhen shows great sportsmanship by stepping away rather than following up with punches on the ground and immediately checks on his fallen opponent. Davis is down for several minutes before finally leaving the cage under his own power.
Elmer Waterhen defeats Garett Davis by KO (Head Kick) in Round 1, 0:06
Chris Ade vs. Matt Spisak
Spisak immediately lands a huge overhand right but Ade eats it and ties up against the cage. Ade gets the takedown to guard but Spisak locks up an armbar attempt. Ade fights it off briefly but is forced to tap shortly thereafter.
Matthew Spisak submits Chris Ade by Armbar in Round 1, 0:41
Behrang Yousefi vs. Cameron Loutitt
Round 1: Yousefi lands a leg kick and Loutitt shoots in for a takedown, moves around and takes the back. Loutitt gets the big slam and stays on the back. Loutitt transitions to mount and Yousefi rolls between being mounted and giving his back a few times. Loutitt presses him against the cage and Yousefi looks to wall walk and gets caught in a guillotine. Loutitt gets back to full mount and Yousefi sweeps to guard and avoids a triangle. Yousefi works the body before posturing up and landing some elbows and punches and going back to the body. After some inactivity referee Kyle Cardinal restarts them on the feet. They trade punches and an errant knee from Yousefi lands to the groin. Loutitt takes a few minutes to recover and they’re back in action. Yousefi lands a kick to the body and Loutitt responds with one of his own before getting another takedown. Loutitt takes the back and looks for a rear naked choke and chips away with punches as the time winds down. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Loutitt
Round 2: Loutitt falls short with a spinning heel kick to open the round. Loutitt calls Yousefi on and they exchange punches before Loutitt gets the single to side control. Yousefi gets to his knees and sweeps to gaurd where he lands hammerfists. Yousefi postures up and lands punches and elbows and Loutitt locks him up. Yousefi is able to get some separation and continue to land shots. Loutitt attempts an armbar but Yousefi pulls out and lands a barrage punches from half guard. Loutitt weathers the storm and throws up a triangle armbar attempt but Yousefi shakes it off and gets mount but is facing the wrong way. Yousefi throws a few behind the back shots in the final seconds and time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Yousefi
Round 3: Yousefi connects with a nice head kick and Loutitt gets the takedown but gets trapped in a guillotine. Loutitt pulls his head free and lands a smattering of shots as Yousefi is able to control him and avoid taking too many shots. Cardinal stands them up due to a lack of action and Yousefi lands a leg kick followed by a body kick. Yousefi looks for a takedown but Loutitt rolls through and ends up in half guard. Yousefi works the body from the body and throws up a triangle attempt. Yousefi lands a few elbows and bloodies Loutitt before rolling to guard and landing punches. The ten second clapper sounds and Yousefi makes a final push to finish the fight with a flurry of punches. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Yousefi
Behrang Yousefi defeats Cameron Loutitt by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
Ian Huskins vs. Travis Cardinal
Round 1: Cardinal lands the leg kick and Huskins responds with a jab and they tie up. Cardinal gets the throw and lands in half guard where he works the body. Cardinal gets to his feet and takes the back looking for the rear naked choke. Huskins is able to free himself and looks to land punches before they tie up on the cage. Cardinal looks for the takedown and gets caught in a guillotine. A bloodied Cardinal sweeps, escapes and gets a guillotine of his own. Huskins thrashes wildly and pounds the body in an attempt to free himself. Huskins arms start to fade and referee Kyle Cardinal asks if he’s okay and Huskins desperately asks “how much time is left”. Huskins gets to north/south but is still trapped in the guillotine. Cardinal eventually releases the choke and Huskins lands a couple elbows from the bottom. Cardinal postures but can’t get a solid footing to land because of the blood. Cardinal lands a few more shots as the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Cardinal
Round 2: Huskins is doubled over with his hands on his knees as the round begins but comes out with a wild combo that connects. Huskins slips and Cardinal looks for a guillotine. Huskins defends and survives briefly but is forced to tap. Cardinal stands after the stoppage, spanks Huskins and screams at his opponents corner.
Travis Cardinal submits Ian Huskins by Guillotine Choke in Round 2, 0:38
Cody Ries vs. Simon Shirt
Shirt immediately rushes Ries and throws wild shots against the cage before tying him up and looking for the takedown. Shirt finally dumps him to the mat but steps back and lets Ries back to his feet. Shirt again presses him into the cage and lands knees to the legs. Shirt backs away and again throws wild shots that fall short. They exchange knees to the body against the cage and Ries gets the double but gets caught in a guillotine. Ries frees himself and unleashes a barrage of elbows and punches. Shirt turns over and covers up making no attempt to defend or reverse positions and finally taps out to the strikes giving Ries his second win in just 7 days.
Cody Ries submits Simon Shirt by Punches in Round 1, 2:51
Kyle Fairweather vs. Dillan Main – Amateur
Round 1: They trade shots immediately and Fairweather catches a leg kick and gets the takedown. Main rolls through and is able to work back to his feet briefly but they’re back on the ground. Main looks for a guillotine attempt but Fairweather pulls his head free only to get caught in a triangle. Main locks it in and works for the finish but Fairweather defends and looks to pound his way out for the entire second half of the round and time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Main
Round 2: Main catches a leg kick an gets the takedown right off the bat landing in side control. Main easily passes to mount and rains down a handful of hard right that force referee Andy Social to step in and call a halt to the bout.
Dillan Main defeats Kyle Fairweather by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 0:42
Josh Tse vs. Jesse Atwell – Amateur
Atwell immediately gets the double leg but Tse scrambles back to his feet. Atwell looks for another but it’s stuffed and Tse connects with a combo before they exchange leg kicks. A big right by Atwell lands and they trade punches. Tse lands a couple quick combo and Atwell responds with one of his own. Atwell lands a leg kick and Tse continues to land shots. Atwell connects with a solid right that drops Tse briefly but he gets back to his feet. Both men trade punches and Atwell is bleeding from a cut over the right eye. Atwell connects with a huge right that floors Tse and follows up with one more before referee Andy Social steps between and prevents any unnecessary shots.
Jesse Atwell defeats Josh Tse by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 2:36