KOTC: Earthquake – Recap
King of the Cage Canada returned to Mirage Banquet Hall tonight for KOTC: Earthquake. UFC veteran and former KOTC Canada Heavyweight Champion Tim Hague picked up a much needed win in the main event and Alex Halkias came into enemy territoty and took a unanimous decision victory over Behrang Yousefi to stay undefeated. Another fighter to watch for is Teddy Ash who made short work of Jason Gorny with a quick but very entertaining TKO victory.
- Fight of the Night – Behrang Yousefi vs. Alex Halkias
- Knockout of the Night – Tim Hague
- Submission of the Night – Kris Pomerleau
Tim Hague vs. Jordan Tracey
Tracey connects with a leg kick followed by a few big knees in the clinch. Hague gets some separation and looks for the guillotine choke. Tracey is able to survive and Hague lands a solid left. A HUGE overhand right connects on Tracey but somehow he stays on his feet albeit briefly. Hague follows up and drops him to all fours. Hague begins a steady barrage of hammerfists and Tracey has no answer for them as all he can do is cover up. Referee Kyle Cardinal is finally forced to step in and Hague picks up the much needed victory in his return.
Tim Hague defeats Jordan Tracey by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 2:25
Behrang Yousefi vs. Alex Halkias
Round 1: Halkias rushes in and they trade punches before Yousefi presses him into the cage. Halkias gets the double to full guard and postures up but can’t generate any power. Halkias passes to side control and then to mount. Yousefi keeps him close and Halkias is unable to inflict any damage. Halkias chips away with little shots to the body before Yousefi escapes out the back and up to his feet. Halkias lands another double to half guard and lands some shots. Halkias moves to side control and lands a short elbow before Yousefi sweeps and lands some heavy punches. Halkias escapes and looks for a single and Yousefi defends and lands some solid elbows. Halkias gets to the guard and lands one final shot before the round ends. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Halkias
Round 2: Yousefi connects with a 1-2 and a head kick followed by a hard right. Halkias takes the fight back to the ground with a double to guard. Halkias stands before dropping right back down to the guard. Halkias postures up and lands a few shots before stacking him and holding him down. Halkias passes to side control before Yousefi replaces half guard. Yousefi lands body shots but Halkias gets full mount an looks to land punches but Yousefi is deflecting the shots and gets his guard back and lands from the bottom. They exchange a few little shots as time ticks away. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Halkias
Round 3: Yousefi lands a stiff jab and catches Halkias shooting in with more punches. Halkias is able to get his hands on him and take him down with the single. Yousefi looks for a guillotine and drives some elbows into the thigh. Halkias frees himself and works the body before folding him up but Yousefi is able to escape out the back again and let’s Halkias up. Halkias looks for another double but pays the price as he eats a bunch of elbows in the process. Halkias ends up in guard and Yousefi escapes to all fours but Halkias again gets to half guard before advancing to full mount. Halkias works to finish for the final ten seconds. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Halkias
Alex Halkias defeats Behrang Yousefi by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Mattock vs. Steve Dubeck
Dubeck lands a right and Mattock responds with a leg kick and they tie up. Dubeck connects with some uppercuts and Mattock attempts a guillotine and pulls guard. Dubeck pulls his head free and they get back to their feet. Mattock secures the takedown to full mount before moving to the back and sinking the rear naked choke and its not long before Dubeck is tapping.
Chris Mattock submits Steve Dubeck by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 2:04
Tom Benesocky vs. Jodie Burkholder
Benesocky lands a stiff jab and Burkholder responds with a leg kick. Benesocky connects with a combo and they exchange simultaneous leg kicks. Benesocky lands a knee to the body and Burkholder lands a low blow. Benesocky takes his time to recover and lands a body kick on the restart. Benesocky connects with a combo and lands a low blow of his own. Burkholder is given time to recover and again they’re back at it. Benesocky with another body kick and they tie up before ending up on the ground. A scramble sees Benesocky land on top where he begins to land shots. A hard shot is landed to the back of Burkholder’s head. Cardinal calls for a pause and determines that Burkholder is unable to continue. The blow is deemed intentional and Burkholder is awarded the victory by disqualification.
Jodie Burkholder defeats Tom Benesocky by DQ (Illegal Strikes) in Round 1, 3:02
Jason Gorny vs. Teddy Ash
Gorny lands a leg kick and Ash responds with a big right before they exchange punches. Gorny looks for a single but Ash gets separation and lands a body kick and a brutal knee to the body but Gorny takes it. Ash looks for a guillotine choke and drags him to the ground. Ash releases to full mount and Gorny gives up his back and Ash lands some big punches. Gorny is able to get back to his feet only the get dropped by a huge left. Ash pounces on top and lands steady, punishing rights until referee Kyle Cardinal mercifully steps in.
Teddy Ash defeats Jason Gorny by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 2:44
Drayton Angus vs. Steve Hodgson
Round 1: Angus lands a leg kick but Hodgson catches it and takes him to the mat. A scramble ensues and Angus ends up in full guard where he works the body. Hodgson keeps him close and wall walks to get back to his feet. Angus lands a hard knee to the midsection and drags him back down to the mat. Hodgson ends up in half guard and lands some short elbows before looking for a kimura. Angus looks for the sweep but Hodgson is able to stay on top and connects with a few more short elbows. Hodgson passes to side control and lands some punches and more elbows. Hodgson makes another attempt at the kimura before passing to full mount and driving a big elbow followed by some huge punches but Angus is able to survive the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hodgson
Round 2: The doctor enters to check a cut under Angus’ eye prior to the start of the second round. The doc gives the okay and Hodgson immediately lands some solid punches and the exchange wild shots. Hodgson gets the upper hand with a hard right and a nice combo before they tie up. Hodgson with a knee and Angus responds with a couple knees to the thigh and looks for a double. Hodgson locks in a guillotine and drags him down to full mount forcing the tap.
Steve Hodgson submits Drayton Angus Guillotine Choke in Round 2, 1:45
Chad Olmstead vs. Aaron Teed
Olmstead ducks a right and lands a right of his own before tying him up against the cage. Olmstead connects with some solid knees and several uppercuts to the body. Olmstead presses him into the cage before Teed reverses positions and throws him to the mat. Olmstead locks him down but Teed taps out due to an apparent dislocated elbow.
Chad Olmstead submits Aaron Teed by Elbow Injury in Round 1, 1:29
Bobby Kalmakoff vs. Marcus Hicks
Kalmakoff lands a leg kick and Hicks slips to the mat. Kalmakoff catches Hicks off guard with a wild flurry that has Hicks in trouble. Hicks survives and Kalmakoff rushes in but gets caught in a guillotine choke. Hicks releases the submission and unleashes a barrage of punches that force referee Kyle Cardinal to step in and rescue Kalmakoff from any further punishment.
Marcus Hicks defeats Bobby Kalmakoff by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:50
Chris Lauzon vs. Greg Large
Lauzon lands a leg kick and they tie up. Lauzon gets the takedown to full mount and lands some shots. Large sweeps and lands in full guard but gets caught in an armbar. Lauzon can’t lock it in and Large makes it back to his feet. Lauzon looks for a guillotine and Large connects with some weak knees to the body. Lauzon pulls guard but loses the guillotine and Large lands shots from the guard. Large connects with some elbows to the body and a big left. Large passes to full mount and lands some shots with little power behind them. Large connects with a big left and Lauzon turns to his stomach. Large connects with a flurry of shots and referee Kyle Cardinal steps in and calls a halt to the bout.
Greg Large defeats Chris Lauzon by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 4:41
Lynnell House vs. Kris Pomerleau
Round 1: They immediately trade a flurry of punches and Pomerleau lands a combo before tying up. House breaks free and connects with a combo. They again trade shots and another tie up. A high kick from Pomerleau glances off and House gets the side headlock and looks for the takedown. House gives it up and connects before both ladies exchange punches. They tie up again and House attempts another takedown. Pomerleau lands some knees to the body before time runs out.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for House
Round 2: Another exchange of punches opens the second round. House throws a combo but Pomerleau blocks it and connects with a leg kick followed by a combo. They trade punches and Pomerleau looks for a guillotine and lands more knees. House escapes and lands a solid right and a jab followed by another right. They tie up and battle for position as the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Pomerleau
Round 3: House connects with a combo and Pomerleau closes the distance and ties her up against the cage. Pomerleau takes the back and drags her to the ground. Pomerleau transitions to full mount and lands solid hammer fists and punches. House regains full guard but Pomerleau throws up an armbar attempt. House defends but Pomerleau uses more hammer fists and is able to sink the armbar, forcing House to tap.
Kris Pomerleau submits Lynell House by Armbar in Round 3, 1:35