AFC 19: Undisputed – Recap
Aggression Fighting Championships hosted a stacked fight card tonight before a rabid crowd at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta including huge cheering sections for Dwayne Lewis and KB Bhullar. With half a dozen top ten ranked fighters and a pair of title fights, the crowd definitely got their money’s worth. With big wins by the likes of Ryan Ford, Jesse Ronson and Jason Saggo we’re sure to see some movement in the rankings in the upcoming months.
- Fight of the Night: Jesse Ronson vs. Shane Campbell
- Submission of the Night: Ryan Ford
- Knockout of the Night: Steve Dubeck
Ryan Ford vs. Mike Hill
Round 1: Ford looks for a jumping front kick and a pair of solid rights. Hill looks to land a combo and Ford catches a leg kick and gets the big throw landing in side control. Ford lands a short elbow and passes to full mount looking to sink the choke. Ford lands hammer fists and big punches. Before they get back to their feet. Hill looks for a guillotine and Ford easily pulls his head free. Hill chips away with some little shots before being taken back down to half guard. Ford lands a quick elbow and Hill gets back to his feet but Ford lands a big knee up the middle and a hard slam and takes the back. Ford lands rights and a big elbow and Hill stands up with Ford still on his back. Ford works for the rear naked choke as time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Ford
Round 2: They trade shots and Hill connects with a pair of leg kicks and a wild overhand right that just falls short. Hill connects with a shot and Ford responds with a leg kick and shoots in for a single and gets the trip takedown. Hill pops right back up and lands a knee before looking for a single. Hill gets to side control and lands an elbow followed by a guillotine attempt. Ford escapes and ends up in half guard where he delivers a trip of elbows and looks for a rear naked choke but is unable to sink the second hook. Ford lands some short elbows and tries to pass but Hill is able to retain half guard as the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Ford
Round 3: Ford opens with a kick to the body and a leg kick and finally a head kick. Hill looks for a combo but Ford ducks it and gets pressed into the cage. Ford is able to land another takedown and gets the back where he lands a knee to the body. Hill scrambles out but Ford is able to wrap up and double and back to half guard. Ford lands steady elbows and Hill is eventually able to work back to his feet but gets caught briefly in a guillotine. Ford releases and lands some big knees. Hill looks for a guillotine and falls back and Ford pulls out. Hill connects with a pair of solid knees to the body from the bottom and takes the back but it’s too late and the horn sounds. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Ford
Round 4: Ford lands a nice head kick to start the fourth and Hill comes back with a leg kick. Ford gets a big double leg to half guard and begins to work with elbows and big punches from the back. Hill escapes back to his feet only to be taken right back down and Ford connects with more elbows. Hill to his knees but another guillotine attempt by Ford but he releases and is back in top control. Hill looks for a kimura and lets go to land a big right on Ford as he stands. Ford again takes him down and gets on top before moving to the back and looking for another rear naked choke. This time he’s able to sink his hooks but Hill is too slippery and Ford can’t secure it so he moves back to half and is content to land elbows for the remainder of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Ford
Round 5: Ford presses forward but eats a nice uppercut from Hill and they tie up against the cage. Ford gets yet another takedown to side control and moves to the back but Hill is able to shake him off and escape out the back. Ford is immediately able to get the big double leg slam and lands elbows from half guard. Ford takes the back again and unleashes a barrage of punches. They get back to their feet but Ford takes the back and drags him back down and sinks the hooks. Hill tries to pound his way out and looks to spin but Ford stays on his back and traps an arm with his leg and is finally able to coax a tap from an extremely tough Hill, calutrons the vacant AFC Welterweight title.
Ryan Ford submits Mike Hill by Rear Naked Choke in Round 5, 4:29
Shane Campbell vs. Jesse Ronson
Round 1: Campbell lands a big right and they exchange a flurry of punches and Ronson drops him briefly. Campbell pops back to his feet and lands a head kick that glances off. Ronson shoots for a single but can’t drag him to the mat. Ronson lands a shot on the separation and connects with an inside leg kick. Campbell secures the clinch and but Ronson is able to get him down briefly but Campbell works back up against the cage. Campbell connects with a spinning back fist and Ronson responds with a combo. Campbell lands a low leg kick followed by one to the body. Campbell gets the clinch and they tie up against the cage. Ronson lands knees to the thigh and Campbell connects with a front kick followed by a leg kick. Ronson throws a head kick but its blocked and Campbell responds with one of his own that glances off its target. Ronson comes back with a front kick, inside leg kick and finally a head kick that’s blocked and the round comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Campbell
Round 2: Ronson connects with a combo and Campbell lands one of his own. Ronson drops him briefly with a hard right. Campbell gets back up and lands huge combo against the cage but Ronson survives. Campbell takes his legs out from under him with a leg kick but Ronson drives forward for a takedown and gets to full mount. Ronson transitions to the back and sinks the rear naked choke forcing the tap and capturing the AFC Lightweight title in the process.
Jesse Ronson submits Shane Campbell by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2, 1:59
Tim Chemelli vs. Dwayne Lewis
Round 1: Chemelli lands a trio of leg kicks and Lewis lands a few of his own. Chemelli lands more leg kicks and Lewis fires back again. Chemelli connects with a nice combo and falls short on a body shot. Both men continue to exchange leg kicks and not much else. Chemelli misses a spinning back fist and Lewis lands some thudding leg kicks. A combo from Chemelli falls short and Lewis connects with a mixed bag of kicks to the leg, body and head and Chemelli responds with punches. Lewis with more leg kicks and Chemelli ducks under a combo and looks for one of his own but Lewis is able to avoid as the round ends. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Lewis
Round 2: Lewis connects with what seems like the first punch he’s thrown and Chemelli comes back with a couple leg kicks. Lewis with another right and Chemelli falls short with a combo. Lewis lands to the body and Chemelli sticks a jab and Lewis with a leg kick and a solid right. Chemelli kicks the body and misses a superman punch. Lewis land a couple leg kicks and Chemelli’s nose is beginning to show the effects of the strikes. Chemelli forward but can’t find his range and Lewis lands more body shots and blocks a big right and punctuates the round with another hard leg kick. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Lewis
Round 3: Chemelli paws at Lewis with some jabs and Lewis responds with more leg kicks and a right. Chemelli connects with a front kick and again Lewis with a leg kick. They both trade with Lewis landing with more accuracy. The clinch and continue to exchange shots and leg kicks. Lewis lands to the body and unleashes a combo with another body shot. Lewis with another leg kick and beginning to come alive. A solid right connects and Chemelli presses forward but Lewis fends him off and adds one more combo as time ticks away. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Lewis
Dwayne Lewis defeats Tim Chemelli by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Stephen Beaumont vs. Jason Saggo
Beaumont lands a big right and looks for a single against the cage and tying up. Saggo looks for a single of his own but Beaumont defends and Saggo presses him into the cage before securing the single to side control. Beaumont works his way back to his feet and lands a combo. Saggo gets the body lock and lands a pair of shots before tying up again. Beaumont looks for another single but Saggo ends up with the trip takedown to side control. Saggo lands a couple short elbows and punches before getting full mount. Beaumont spins out but gives up his back and Saggo gets the body triangle and sinks the rear naked choke. Beaumont is able to fight it off briefly but is ultimately forced to tap.
Jason Saggo submits Stephen Beaumont by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 3:46
Tim Hague vs. Kalib Starnes
Round 1: Hague enters the cage with his left calf heavily bandaged. Hague opens with a fake right left hook and Starnes sidesteps and lands a big flurry against the cage. Hague is able to survive and lands a body shot on the separation. They tie up and Starnes connects with a knee and a combo as Hague covers up. Hague emerges with an overhand right off the cage and Starnes lands a couple leg kicks. Starnes misses a leg kick and Hague lands before tying up in the corner. Starnes lands a kick to the body and Hague looks for an uppercut and a combo. Starnes responds and continues to land and Hague again gains some separation and lands an overhand right followed by a big right. Hague falls short with a combo but connects with a body kick and a 1-2. Starnes lands and they both exchange shots as time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Starnes
Round 2: Starnes lands a quick combo and Hague responds and grabs a body lock before pushing him off. Starnes lands body shots before going upstairs and sticks a few stiff jabs. Starnes unleashes a flurry and a head kick and another combo. Starnes contines to fire away and mixes in some elbows and jabs and Hague is offering little defense. Hague weathers the storm and lands a left, jab and a body shot and chips away with some shots against the cage. Hague is landing shots but not a lot of power behind them. Starnes returns fire but both men are slowing and Hague lands a solid combo and a few more shots just before the horn. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Starnes
Round 3: Both men exchange shots and are landing with Starnes getting the better of Hague but can’t generate enough power for a knockout shot. Starnes secures the clinch but releases and throws a glancing head kick. Hague lands a hard right and Starnes begins to connect with several hard shots as he screams at Hague. Hague looking to finish with one shot as Starnes continues accumulating small but accurate punches. Starnes lands a big left-right combo and a body kick followed by a combo. Starnes sticks a few jabs and begins to tee off on Hague who is able to survive and throws one final desperation flurry but its too late as the fight comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Starnes
Kalib Starnes defeats Tim Hague by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
KB Bhullar vs. Derek Parker
Round 1:Bhullar opens with a leg kick and Parker responds with one of his own. Bhullar misses a front kick but lands a leg kick and avoids a wild combo from Parker. They again exchange leg kicks and Bhullar catches one and lands a shot. Bhullar connects with a head kick and then one to the body. Parker lands a kick that appears to land low however referee John Braak didn’t see it and they fight on. Parker connects with a leg kick and Bhullar responds with a side kick to the body. A spinning back fist from Parker finds its mark and they exchange punches. Bhullar’s high kick is partially blocked and they tie up. Parker lands a knee to the thigh before they separate. Bhullar lands a stiff right, leg kick and a body kick. Bhullar lands a liver shot and Parker winces in pain and survives but his left eye is bloodied as well. Bhullar lands a leg kick but eats a wild punch from Parker. Bhullar connects with a front kick and Parker lands another spinning back fist. An exchange in the final seconds sees Parker land a shot just after the bell. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Bhullar
Round 2: Parker is yelling at Bhullar while back peddling to open the second round and Bhullar catches up to him and connects. Parker unleashes a wild combo of kicks and punches that miss the mark. They tie up and Parker lands some body shots and another spinning back fist. Both trade some heavy leather and Bhullar begins to take control landing some pawing jabs and a couple leg kicks. Another spinning back fist by Parker but this time Bhullar sees it coming and blocks it. Bhullar lands several stiff jabs and follows up with a leg kick and one to the body that put him down. Bhullar begins to pound away on the ground before standing a dropping a few more big shots and stomping the midsection. Parker gets back to his feet but is a bloody mess. Parker looks for a double but can’t complete it and takes an uppercut for his troubles just prior to the horn. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Bhullar
Round 3: Parker connects with an uppercut and a wild combo falls short before Bhullar lands a leg kick and both men trade shots with Bhullar getting the better of the exchange. Bhullar catches a leg kick and shoves Parker across the cage before closing the distance and landing another leg kick. Parker swinging from the hip and missing his target before they briefly tie up. They release and Bhullar continues to pick him apart, landing jabs at will. A big knee lands for Bhullar and Parker executes the slowest spinning back fist ever attempted. Bhullar continues his assault and lands a leg kick. Parker is able to connect with a right, leg kick and a jab followed by a combo . Bhullar secures the clinch and takes the back and finishes the fight landing big shots. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Bhullar
KB Bhullar defeats Derek Parker by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Teddy Ash vs. Bobby Kalmakoff
Kalmakoff opens with wild punches and a body kick and looks for a takedown. Ash drops Kalmakoff with a shot and looks to land but Kalamkoff turtles and covers up. Ash lands a shot and Kalmakoff tries to scramble away. Ash gets the takedown and easy sinks the rear naked choke and enduces the immediate tap from Kalmakoff.
Teddy Ash submits Bobby Kalmakoff by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:40
Travis Cardinal vs. Jemark Brady
Round 1: Cardinal misses a leg kick and Brady gets the body lock and looks for a takedown. Cardinal is able to avoid the takedown and gets the head lock and looks to turn it into a guillotine. Brady defends and Cardinal lands a knee. Cardinal releases and drags him to the ground where he looks to take the back and get a rear naked choke but can’t sink the second hook and Brady gets free. Cardinal lands and makes another attempt at the choke and works for it until time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Cardinal
Round 2: Brady lands a spinning back kick to the midsection and Cardinal responds with a takedown but gets caught in a guillotine. Brady lands a knee and Cardinal pulls his head out and looks for a single. Brady scrambles around and looks to take the back but they get back to a vertical position. Brady again goes for the guillotine and Cardinal goes for a single but can’t drag him down and Brady takes his back. Brady tries to sink a rear naked choke but Cardinal controls the wrist briefly. Brady is able to sink the choke but Cardinal slips out. Brady lands shots and follows up with big elbows and more punches. Brady again looks to sink the choke but can’t get it under the chin and opts to land big punches and hammer fists until time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Brady
Round 3: Cardinal lands a leg kick and Brady gets the big double leg slam and works some ground and pound. Both men are losing steam and the pace begins to slow. Brady chips away with little shots and a couple hard lefts and rights. Brady stays just busy enough to stay on top but a lull in the action prompts referee Vern Gorman to stand them up. Brady connects with a leg kick followed by one to the body and another big slam. Brady drops a hard right, moves around the body and simply drops into side control. Brady lands a knee to the body and chips away with punches until the fight comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Brady
Jemark Brady defeats Travis Cardinal by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ben Jansen vs. Radley da Silva
Round 1: The capoeira fighter da Silva opens with a jumping head kick followed by a flying knee that both fall short. They tie up and da Silva gets the takedown to half guard. da Silva connects with a solid right but Jansen gets the sweep and takes the back only to have da Silva shake him off and get back to the guard. Jansen throws up a triangle attempt but can’t lock it in. da Silva connects with an elbow and gets to half guard before standing. da Silva lands a kick to the body and Jansen looks for a superman punch before securing the headlock and attempting to take him down. da Silva lands on top and Jansen lands punches from the bottom. A scramble ensues and time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Jansen
Round 2: da Silva connects with a head kick and falls short with a spinning heel kick and another spinning capoeira kick. da Silva gets the takedown to half guard and passes to side control and finally to full mount. Jansen is able to replace his guard and lands shots from the bottom. da Silva lands a shot and tries to get back to his feet but Jansen almost gets his back and da Silva is able to maintain top control. da Silva passes to side control and lands a shot as Jansen works back to guard. da Silva stands and lands a shot before Jansen looks for a single. da Silva goes for a leg scissor choke but time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for da Silva
Round 3: Jansen lands a body kick and da Silva responds spinning back kick to the mid section. da Silva looks for a takedown but Jansen ends up on his back and the mistake is costly as Jansen is able to sink a deep rear naked choke and force the tap.
Ben Jansen submits Radley da Silva by Rear Naked Choke in Round 3, 1:24
Marcus Hicks vs. Steve Dubeck
Round 1: Hicks lands a leg kick and bullies him into the cage before securing the takedown to full guard. Dubeck lands little shots from the bottom and looks for an armbar. Hicks escapes and moves to side control before being swept. Dubeck briefly takes the back before they return to their feet and Dubeck connects with a solid uppercut. Hicks gets the single to full guard and postures up landing little punches and a short elbow. Dubeck with another armbar attempt and Hicks again frees himself and gets to side control. Hicks lands a huge elbow from the crucifix position and Dubeck gets to his knees and Hicks looks for a guillotine choke. Hicks can’t secure the choke and releases landing shots to the body and head. Hicks passes to side control and rides the back and lands shots. Hicks takes the back and looks for the rear naked choke an Dubeck escapes as time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hicks
Round 2: Dubeck lands a shot and Hicks responds before tying up against the cage. Hicks connects with a solid combo and Dubeck lands one of his own. Hicks avoids the takedown and gets side control before transitioning to the back and landing knees to the body. Hicks looks to secure an arm triangle But Dubeck escapes to his feet. Hicks still on the back but Dubek fires a pair of hard elbows backwards and Hicks releases. Dubeck turns and unleashes a barrage of punches and Hicks stands a takes about ten shots with his hands down and referee John Braak has seen enough and calls a halt to the bout.
Steve Dubeck defeats Marcus Hicks by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 2:30
Sarah McRann vs. Farlynn Smallchild
McRann lands a solid shot and they tie up and trade shots. McRann has the much more technical striking and Smallchild is swinging wildly from the hip. McRann lands a leg kick and they trade shots before tying up and exchanging in the clinch. McRann lands another leg kick and a stiff left followed by another leg kick. Sarah unleashed a quick flurry and Smallchild grabs here shirt prompting a separation by referee John Braak. McRann drops her with a solid shot and follows up with some furious ground and pound forcing the stoppage.
Sarah McRann defeats Farlynn Smallchild by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 3:20
Ralph Mendita vs. Tony Touch
Mendita rushes right and and ties up. Touch secures the clinch and lands some knees before looking for a guillotine choke. Mendita pulls his head free and gets the trip takedown and immediately takes the back. Mendita sinks the rear naked choke and forces the quick tap.
Ralph Mendita submits Tony Touch by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:19