Elite 1 MMA Judgement Day Recap
Elite 1 returned to Casino New Brunswick to a near sellout crowd as they held there 2nd event of the year. While the card originally had four title fights scheduled for the evening, the fans still got to see two championship bouts along with some solid finishes on the undercard. Here is how the night’s action went down
Top MMA News Awards
- KO of the Night: Ricky Goodall
- Submission of the Night: Tyler Reid
- Fight of the Night: Nenad Cevjic vs. Dustin Leighton
Scott Fraser vs. Chris Johnson
Fraser is looking for a big knockout punch to start as he misses with the big right hand. Both fighters then throw a leg kick. Fraser is still looking for the homerun punch but misses again. Fraser then looks for a leg kick but Johnson is able to block it. Both men are just circling along the cage, each landing the odd shot. Johnson then moves in and connects with a couple of jabs. Fraser then starts to work in a few leg kicks and then tries for an uppercut but Johnson is able to move out of the way. Johnson goes for a head kick and misses but Fraser tries for a spinning back kick that also misses. Both men circle around the cage with each man landing the odd leg kick and jab for a bit of time. Fraser then moves in for a leg kick and connects with a jab. Both men start a little exchange with Johnson getting the better of the shots. Each men then throws a leg kick so loud that it echoes through the venue. Both men then get close against the cage where they throw another exchange. They go back to circling each other as the round nears completion until Johnson lands a right hand that rocks Fraser. Johnson is on top throwing punches and the ref jumps just before the bell rings.
Chris Johnson wins by TKO (strikes) at 4:59 in the 1st round
Matt MacGrath vs., Richard Arsenault
MacGrath is looking for the takedown right away as he charges in on Arsenault. MacGrath then looks for a leg kick buts slips as he does. Arsenault throws a leg kick that MacGrath catches in the air and pushes him against the cage. MacGrath is then able to take Arsenault down and get on top. MacGrath is able to work some ground and pound. MacGrath stands on his feet to work some more ground and pound. MacGrath goes back down on the ground and has Arsenault against the cage as he continues to work a mixture of punches and elbows. Arsenault is trying to do what he can to move his way back up but MacGrath is able to keep him down. MacGrath is still working on some ground and pound with a mix of standing on his feet or lying down on top. MacGrath stands back up and rains down a few elbows as he goes down to try and pass guard. MacGrath continues to do damage as the round ends
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 MacGrath
Arsenault looks to sweep the leg of MacGrath to start round 2 but is unable to get him down. MacGrath then lands a kick that hits Arsenault in the neck. Both men exchange with MacGrath landing the better shots. MacGrath then goes for a head kick that Arsenault is able to block. Arsenault then moves in but MacGrath is able to grab him and take him down. MacGrath has a little trouble at first with the ground and pound but starts landing some elbows that cuts open Arsenault’s eye. MacGrath stands back on his feet to land a few more elbows but goes back down. MacGrath is now switching around his position doing what he can to land strikes. MacGrath gets full mount and continues to work the ground and pound and bloody Arsenault up. Arsenault is moving around trying to do what he can to get up but MacGrath continues to beat him up. Arsenault is finally able to get up on one foot but MacGrath takes his back. MacGrath then goes back on top to work some ground and pound as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 MacGrath
Referee Brain Beauchamp looks at Arsenault and the cut over his eye. The Doctor has a look and both men decide that it’s best that Arsenault does not continue.
Matt MacGrath wins by Doctor’s Stoppage at 5:00 in Round 2
Steven Rogers vs. Ricky Goodall
The bad blood is still there as both men refuse to touch gloves. Goodall goes in swinging right away but Rogers is able to hold him off with a leg kick. Both fighters exchange a couple of leg kicks until Goodall decides to push him against the cage. Rogers is able to move him around and take control. Rogers is then looking for the takedown but it takes him a little bit to bring him down. Rogers is lying on top landing the odd elbow to his head. Goodall starts to sit up so Rogers moves around to take his back. Goodall is able to get back up but Rogers has him against the cage. Both men are in the clinch with Goodall working his Muay Thai. Goodall scores with a good right hook but Rogers hits back with a shot to the body. Goodall then gets him back in the clinch and hits Rogers with a big knee that sends him down. Goodall stops to see if the ref is going to jump in but he throws a few more punches in before the ref decides it’s enough.
Ricky Goodall wins via TKO (Knee Strikes) at 2:49 in the 1st round
Shawn Wallace vs. Eric St-Pierre
Wallace throws a leg kick to begin things but St-Pierre pushes him and is able to get Wallace down. St-Pierre is on top but is now able to get his back but Wallace is able to get back up. St-Pierre lands a few big shots against the cage. St-Pierre has him pinned along the cage as Wallace grabs a hold of his left arm as he tries to break free. Wallace is able to move around and pin St-Pierre against the cage and is able push him down. Wallace is trying to get on his feet now as St-Pierre has a hold of his head. Wallace slips out and is able to get him back down. St-Pierre works his way up but Wallace lands a few knees to get him back down. Wallace is now in side control but moves around to try and get full mount. Wallace works back and forth and has been landing some elbows in. St-Pierre tries to use the cage to get back up but Wallace gets on his knees to keep him down. St-Pierre gets back up and both men are in the clinch. Wallace is looking for the takedown and gets it with a big body slam. Wallace is in side control and is hitting with some knee shots. Wallace gets on top and works some ground and pound. St-Pierre is able to get up to his feet as the round ends.
Top MMA news scores the round 10-9 Wallace
Wallace throws a head kick to start off round 2. Wallace looks to use a couple more a leg kicks and jab to push St-Pierre against the cage. Wallace is now looking for the single leg takedown. Wallace takes a few minutes but is on top. Wallace is moving around on top working on some ground and pound. Wallace stands up and throws a few kicks before going back down. Wallace is back down and continues to work his ground and pound while he tries to pass guard. St-Pierre is doing what he can to keep Wallace from passing guard but Wallace is still landing elbows. St-Pierre tries to sit back up but Wallace is able to keep him down. Wallace stands on his feet to see if he can pass guard but continues to work some ground and pound Wallace continues to move from top position to side control trying to do what he can to finish St-Pierre but he just hits with a few more elbows to end the round
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Wallace
Both men connect with a kick to the body to start the 3rd round. St-Pierre lands a few more and gets him against the cage. Wallace is able to turn him around and push him to the ground Wallace is on top and is able to take his back but St-Pierre reverses and is now on top. Wallace is now looking for a triangle attempt but can’t get a good hold on it. Wallace is now moving on his side as he tries to get up and is able to get on his knees and is eventually able to get top position. Wallace goes back to working his ground and pound and is trying to pass guard. Wallace has him against the cage as St-Pierre tries to grab the cage but the ref pushes his hand away. Wallace goes back to working his ground and pound. St-Pierre is doing what he can to push him off but Wallace is proving to be too strong. Wallace is now working the body as he is contempt to keep this match on the ground. Wallace stays on top landing a few more elbows as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Wallace
Top MMA News scores the fight 30-27 Wallace
Shawn Wallace wins via unanimous decision with 30-27, 30-27 and 30-28
Ryan Potter vs. Tyler Reid
Reid gets things started with a kick but Potter catches it and takes Reid down. Reid is able to move around and get on top. Reid is trying to pass guard but Potter is using his legs to prevent him. Reid is moving around trying to gain a better position and his hitting with the odd elbow. Reid finally gets full mount then tries to take his back but Potter is now on top. Potter is working Reid along the cage where Reid is trying to push him off. Potter gets back down but Reid gets a hold of his arm looking for a triangle attempt but Potter slams him. Potter starts throwing a few elbows but Reid has the choke sinked in and holds on until Potter is asleep.
Tyler Reid by Technical submission (triangle choke) at 2:07 in the 1st round
Jeff Acorn vs. Issa Seck
Seck charges in lands with a big leg kick. Seck then grabs a hold of him after that and secures the takedown. Seck is now in side control but he is not able to land many shots. Acorn is moving around to his side but can’t get up. Seck is landing the odd elbow until Acorn tries to use the cage to get up. Acorn then gets a hold of Seck’s arm looking for the triangle choke but can’t hold on. Seck uses this advantage to get on top and gain full mount. Acorn is able to hold him off with his arms but Seck is able to break through and land some vicious elbows before the ref ends it.
Issa Seck wins via TKO (Ground and Pound) at 2:40 in the 1st round
Nenad Cevjic vs. Dustin Leighton
Both guys waste no time as they swing for the fences to start things off. Cevjic goes for a head kick but Leighton is able to catch it and is looking for a double leg takedown. Cevjic has him against the cage grinding him along landing some knee strikes. Leighton moves around and pushes him against the cage. Leighton then looks for the leg sweep but can’t get him down. Leighton then works some dirty boxing along the cage when he tries for the sweep again but without success. Leighton gets him down and is trying to pass guard. Cevjic gets back up but he gives up his back. Cevjic gets a hold of an arm and is able to work his way back up and work the clinch. Leighton gets him back against the cage where he is unable to do much. Leighton then looks for the takedown but Cevjic gets some good knees in there. Cevjic is able to turn around and get Leighton down where he has side control on his back. Leighton is able to get back on his feet but Cevjic is able to work some ground and pound to keep him down. Cevjic tries to get his back but both men are able to get him up. Cevjic starts working the elbows and gets him down but Leighton answers right back with a few shots of his own. Leighton gets up and connects with a left hook and has him against the cage. Cevjic gets him back down eventually and gets side control on his back. Cevjic gets his back and almost has the rear naked choke sinked in but let’s go. Leighton is able to move around and get his back. Leighton is now looking for the choke but Cevjic is able to get back on top when the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Cevjic
Both men start a big exchange again to get round 2 started. Cevjic is able land a big knee to get Leighton against the cage. Both men start to exchange with each other in the clinch until Leighton looks for the takedown. Cevjic is able to get him down and start working the ground and pound. Leighton is able to get on top now and is trying to pass guard. Leighton then looks to get his back but Cevjic is back up. Leighton has against the cage until Cevjic elbows him in the gut and then is able to take him down. Leighton gets back up but Cevjic has him in the clinch and works the knees. Cevjic starts mixing in some leg kicks and has Leighton rocked enough that the ref decides to stop it.
Nenad Cevjic wins via TKO (strikes) at 1:52 in the 2nd round
Eric Nevitt vs. Ryan Cameron
Both fighters hit with some leg kicks to get things started. Cameron gets him down and is on top and is trying to pass guard. Nevitt is able trying not for the triangle choke and after about 15 seconds he is able to get it in and get Cameron to tap.
Ryan Cameron wins via submission(Triangle Choke) at :54 in the 1st round
Jesse Bull vs. Scott Clark
Clark gets a leg kick on the stomach of Bull before Bull pushes him against the cage. Clark tries to leg sweep him but can’t get it. Bull then tries for his back but is taken down. Both fighters get on their knees when Bull takes his back again. Bull is trying to get his legs wrapped around his stomach and after moving around he is able to get everything sinked in and force Clark to tap.
Jesse Ball wins by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at :42 in the 1st round
Chad MacWilliams vs. Dee Logue
Both men miss a few punches to start things out. MacWilliams then looks for a takedown but can’t get it. Both men are in the clinch and Logue eats a knee to the groin. After a couple of minutes the match resumes with Logue pushing MacWilliams against the cage. Both men exchange a few shots until Logue keeps grinding him against the cage. Logue then looks for the leg sweep but can’t finish it. He then looks for the takedown but can’t get it. MacWilliams gets him down and has the choke in but doesn’t hold on. Logue is on top and gives him a little slam. MacWilliams is looking for a triangle choke but can get a hold of it as the round ends
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Logue
Logue starts round 2 by connecting with a few leg kicks. Logue then goes for another leg kick but MacWilliams pushes him against the cage and both men are in the clinch. MacWilliams goes for the single leg and is able to get Logue down. MacWilliams is working along but Logue is trying to use the cage to get off. Logue is able to get back up and get in the clinch. He looks to slam MacWilliams but he is able to block it. Logue goes for it again and slams him down. Logue then tries to pass guard but decides to take his back instead. Logue then is looking for the rear naked choke but can sink it in so he punches MacWilliams in the body until he is able to get one arm around his neck. He then tries to get the other arm wrapped around but struggles to finish the job. He tries to move back around on top as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Logue
Logue works the jab to push MacWilliams against the cage but MacWilliams gets a hold of his head and is looking for the guillotine, MacWilliams decides to let go and Logue looks for the single leg and gets him down. Logue moves to side control while MacWilliams turns to his side. MacWilliams is able to sit up but this gives Logue the chance to take his back. Logue looks for the rear naked choke again but works the ground and pound to get him loose. MacWilliams is able to turn around and now he is in top position. MacWilliams looks to pass guard but Logue looks to get up but he gets pushed back down. MacWilliams continues to try and pass guard but Logue is able to hold him off until the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Logue
TOP MMA News scores the round 30-27 Logue
Dee Logue wins by split decision 30-29, 30-27 and 28-29