Hard Knocks 34 Play-by-Play


Hard_Knocks_THUMBCody Bargholz is in Calgary for Hard Knocks 34.

Top MMA News Awards

  • Fight of the Night – Riley Pequin vs. Kenny Bhullar!
  • Submission of the Night – Sergej Juskevic
  • KO of the Night – Chris Chapman

Here is his play-by-play:


Brandt Dewsbery vs. Sergej Juskevic
Round 1: Sergej lands a stiff right straight. Brandt throws a flying knee, Sergej catches it and takes him down straight into side control. Brandt starts getting up but Sergej quickly drops back with a heel hook forcing Brandt to tap almost immediately. Brandt cried out in pain and looks seriously injured.
Sergej Juskevic submits Brandt Dewsbery by Heel Hook in Round 1, 0:57

Derek Boyle vs. Dia Grant
Ref. Brian Beauchamp
Round 1: Derek draws first blood with great overhand right. He hurts Dia with more strikes then takes him down. From top position Derek is shutting down Dia’s offence while landing a significant number of strikes. Dia manages to get back to his feet and the fighters clinch up. Derek takes him down again. Dia taps! Dia is storming around the ring.
Derek Boyle defeats Dia Grant by Tap Out in Round 1, 4:06
Dia tapped out due to strikes. It was a hard elbow to the orbital bone that he tapped out to.

Mike O’Neill submits Chad Anheliger by Rear Naked Choke in Round 3, 1:54

Zach Manywounds vs. Josh Griffin
Round 1: Zach lands a few punches and the fighters clinch up. Eventually Josh pins Zach up against the cage. Zach reverses him and takes Josh down with a huge slam. From top position Zach is controlling Josh. Eventually Josh sweeps him and takes his back locking in a rear naked choke that looks really tight. Zach fights it but is eventually forced to tap.
Josh Griffin defeats  Zach Manywounds by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 3:13

Steve Jellicoe vs. Zach Snyder
ref. Andy Social
Round 1: Steve lands a really nice over hand right but Zach is staying really busy throwing a ton of tight combinations. Steve attempts to clinch up and Zach punishes him with a four or five punch combination. Steve eventually pulls guard and attempts an arm bar submission. Zach uses the opportunity to pass to half mount. Steve recovers top position but Zach escapes and uses a anaconda attempt to recover top position. The fighters stand up and Zach drops down with a guillotine attempt. Steve escapes and Zach locks in a tight arm bar which Steve narrowly and expertly escapes. Zach attempts another arm bar but is again thwarted by Steve’s excellent submission defence. What a round!
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Zach Snyder.

Round 2: Zach lands a nice overhand right and follows it up with a stiff jab and a hard leg kick. Zack was really lighting Steve up on the feet before Steve accidentally delivers a low blow. When the action resumes Zach continues to consistently outwork and outland Steve with a blistering and impressive array of strikes in combination. Steve is just plodding forward throwing haymakers. I really think Steve should pull guard here because the damage is clearly adding up at this point. Steve is bleeding from his nose and his mouth. Steve manages to clinch up with Zach. Zach’s corner is calling out for a take down which makes no sense to me. Steve takes down Zach with a brilliant hip toss but Zach manages to take Steve’s back. Zach is really grinding on Steve with a lot of short elbows. Zach has kept an amazing pace up throughout both rounds.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Zach Snyder.

Round 3: Zach amazingly has hardly slowed down and Steve seems to have even given up on throwing haymakers. Steve attempts to clinch up and Zach punishes him with a three punch combination. At this point I don’t see how Steve can win this fight. Steve manages to catch Zach and land a hard right hand. Zach fires back with another combination. Steve looks exhausted and beat down. Zach on the other hand looks like he is in amazing physical condition. Steve rushes forward eating punches in bunches but manages to clinch up with Zach only to get hit by some hard body shots. Zach lands another great leg kick. Steve’s face and Zack’s gloves are both soaking in blood. Miraculously Zach is still throwing down at a furious pace. Steve throws one last spinning backfist that misses and Zach goes to town nearly finishing the fight with a flurry of punches just before the bell rings.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Zach Snyder.
Zach Snyder defeats Steve Jellicoe by Unanimous Decision

Pat Gionette vs. Peter Arbeau
Round 1: Pat fakes a fist bump and lands a huge left hook. Peter recovers but Pat stuns him and takes him down. Peter gets back up and the fighters clinch up against the cage. Peter is landing some great knees from the clinch. He ties up one of Pat’s arms and starts landing some great right hands that are hurting Pat. Peter goes back to the knees and drops Pat to the canvas with one of them. Pat turtles and Peter starts dropping some brutal knees to Pat’s body and legs before referee Andy Social stops the fight.
Peter Arbeau defeats Pat Gionette by Referee Stoppage Due to Unanswered Blows in Round 1, 1:51

Amateur MMA

Devon Smith vs. Phil Towler
Round 1: Phil charges in for a takedown and Devon looks for a guillotine choke but can’t find it. Eventually Phil takes him down. Devon tries to get up but Phil takes his back and locks in a rear naked choke.
Phil Towler submits Devon Smith by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:17
*** Phil Towler wins Hard Knocks amateur Light-Heavyweight title

Chris Chapman vs. Jesse Gregan
Round 1: Jesse starts off the round by throwing a number of leg kicks. The action stops though as both fighters suffer accidental low blows. Immediately after referee Brian Beauchamp resumes the action Jesse is hit with another low blow. This one looked bad. This is a strange round. The action resumes and Chris gets to work firing off combinations but Jesse is defending well. Chris is going more for the body and really opening up Jesse’s defence now. Chris lands a great right straight that drops Jesse. Jesse stands right back up but his hands are down and referee Brian Beauchamp stops the fight. The crowd is complaining about the stoppage but Jesse was clearly out on his feet and not in a position to defend himself. That was great stoppage by Brian Beauchamp.
Chris Chapman defeats Jesse Gregan by KO in Round 1, 1:33
*** Chapman wins Hard Knocks amateur Lightweight title

Riley Pequin vs. Kenny Bhullar
The crowed is going crazy in preparation for this fight. It is awesome! Kenny clearly brought a lot of fans with him down from Edmonton.

Round 1: Riley connects with a wild spinning back kick. Kenny lands a left straight and takes Riley down . Riley get back up and lands a crushing jump spinning back kick that hurts Kenny bad. Riley is all over him and it looks like he may finish the fight. Riley takes Kenny down but Kenny gets back up. Riley is looking for the finish but Kenny is fighting back. Kenny is bleeding a lot from his face. Kenny takes Riley down and is attempting to pass Riley’s guard. This fight is bat shit crazy! Kenny is bleeding all over Riley, it’s rare to see blood everywhere in an amateur fight. The round ends with Riley on top. Wow, for fight fans it doesn’t get much better than that!
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Riley Pequin.
Riley Pequin defeats Kenny Bhullar by TKO due to Doctor Stoppage

Apparently Kenny’s jaw is broken. His face looked busted up by the end of the round. Crazy.

Ashmat Bashir vs. Blake Sigvaldason
Round 1: Ashmat lands a few really nice leg kicks and looks a lot faster on his feet than Blake. Blake lands his own left hand to Ashmat’s chin. Ashmat returns the favour with a stiff jab. Both fighters are proving to be very elusive this round. Blake throws a right hook that narrowly misses Ashmat. Ashmat looked faster but actually the round was really close. I think Ashmat’s early leg kicks swayed the round in his favour.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Ashmat Bashir

Round 2: Ashmat lands another hard leg kick then a crushing right hook that stuns Blake. Blake shakes his head and Ashmat moves in for the kill. Turns out Blake wasn’t badly hurt and he retaliates with a flurry of his own. Blake lands a stiff jab. Ashmat lands another great overhand right. These guys are really trying to knock each other out. Just before the round ends Ashmat throws a high kick that connects and referee Andy Social immediately stops the action, separates the fighters and gives Blake some time to recover. Kudos to Blake for staying in this fight after taking that illegal head kick. Referee Andy Social probably should have docked a point for that one.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Ashmat Bashir

Round 3: Blake clinches up looking for a takedown but Ashmat defends well. Blake is doing great work with his jab but that is the only strike he is landing. Blake charges forwards and takes Ashmat down. Blake passes to half mount then to mount. Blake looks very secure in mount but doesn’t manage a submission attempt before the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Blake Sigvaldason
Ashmat Bashir defeats Blake Sigvaldason by Unanimous Decision

Jason Fournier vs. Idriss Animashaun
Round 1: The fighters start off tentatively feeling each other out. Jason lands a leg kick prompting Idriss to push him up against the cage. Jason manages to turn Idriss and in this grappling challenge Jason looks a little bit stronger. The fighters separate and Idriss lands a hard right straight then manages to take Jason down. From bottom position Jason really ties Idriss up but doesn’t manage a submission attempt that really threatened Idriss. Not a lot happened this round. Idriss’ right hand and takedown stole it for him.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Idriss Animashaun

Round 2: Jason throws a leg kick but Idriss catches it, throws a right hand and takes Jason down. From bottom position Jason ties up Idriss again with Idriss being content to throw an occasional punch and maintain position. Idriss passes to half mount and is looking to pass but Jason manages to recover guard. Jason is working now for a rubber guard. Jason looks like he is working for an omaplata but Idriss is pressing him up against the cage and really not giving Jason the room he needs to work.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Idriss Animashaun

Round 3: Jason lands a nice leg kick and takes Idriss down this time. Idriss looks for a kimura from bottom and nearly sweeps Jason with it but the plan backfires as Jason recovers and takes Idriss’ back working for a rear naked choke. Idriss manages to turn and get top position but Jason nearly locks in a triangle choke from guard which Idriss barely escapes.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Jason Fournier
Jason Fournier defeats Idriss Animashaun by Split Decision

Nolan Shergold vs. Jim Haugon
Round 1: Jim wastes no time in taking Nolan down and landing some crushing body shots from top position. Jim passes to mount and is working really hard at keeping position. Nolan almost sweeps him prompting Jim to pass to side control. From side control Jim starts working for a Kimura. Nolan defends well but takes some powerful knees to the ribs for his efforts. Jim passes back to mount and lands some more body shots. Jim passes to side control and again into mount just as the round ends. Jim dominated that round positionally.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Jim Haugon

Round 2: Nolan looked like he was loading up some seriously powerful kicks but Jim managed to clinch up before Nolan had a chance to do much damage. Jim is pressing Nolan up against the cage but Nolan manages to separate and lands some really hard knees to the body before Jim drops down for a double leg and completes the takedown. Jim passes into half mount and locks up a kumura. It looks tight but Nolan sweeps Jim and takes top position. Nolan lands some hard elbows to Jim’s body before Jim sweeps him again for top position. This was a very close round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Nolan Shergold.

Round 3: Nolan opens the round with a huge left hand but Jim counters with a right hooks that lands first and stuns Nolan. Jim capitalizes on the opportunity and takes Nolan down. From bottom Nolan secures an arm bar but Jim picks him up and shakes it loose. The fighters drop down and Nolan attempts a triangle choke but Jim escapes. Nolan’s hips are really active from bottom position this round. Nolan attempts a gogoplata but Jim quickly shucks it off. The action slows and referee Brian Beauchamp stands the fighters up. Remarkably Nolan attempts the very same left hand and Jim narrowly misses his right hook counter. Wow. Jim clinches up again with Nolan and the round ends. Another really close round.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Jim Haugon.
Jim Haugon defeats Nolan Shergold by Unanimous Decision

19 Responses to “ Hard Knocks 34 Play-by-Play ”

  1. Thesubzero says:

    He “fakes a fist bump”? That’s a punk move. I hope that’s somehow a mistake.

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  2. MKB says:

    Glove touch fakers deserve a prolonged beatdown.

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  3. Sorry…. laptop battery is dying at the venue. Will be quick resulting the remaining fights.

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  4. The Spartan says:

    Jiu jitsu is life, Sambo is DEATH!

    Congrats on the W brother…

    Sergej the Bone Collector


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  5. G-Diddy says:

    I always enjoy the play by play that topmmanews provides so can we can the play by play for the O’Neill vs Anheliger fight. Thanks

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  6. Had laptop battery problems during O’Neill/Anheliger. Writer had to find an outlet to charge up and could not follow the O’Neill vs Anheliger fight. No play by play will be added for it. My apologies.

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  7. Kellen Falt says:

    Faking a glove touch is one of the douchiest things a fighter can do. Glad he lost and just turtled up like a little bitch

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  8. Hawkes says:

    Blow your knee John. See how much of a man you are when you’re injured and it will affect your career.

    Pretty ignorant

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  9. Kaupp says:

    Brandt is one of the toughest sons of b*tches i train with. Your knee does not bend that way. John your pretty tough hiding behind your computer…your the lil bitch. You wouldnt last 15 seconds in the cage with dews. Do you even train or are you just an internet troll.

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  10. hardknocker says:

    john you are a little bitch. Does your knee bend this way? Pat gionette vs Peter arbeau- Pat rushed him off the go with some sort of straight arm. there was no fake glove fist bump or anything near. http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/MMA/Hard_Knocks_Fighting_Championship_34/2262

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  11. Robin Black says:

    Brandt Dewsberry is a stud. Hope he heals up quick.

    I fear Sergey. All humans should.

    Fake glover toucher should be ashamed of himself.

    (First post from my new iPhone. The 5 is bitchin.)

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  12. fatboymma says:

    Great victory for Sergio “Sapateiro” Juskevic. This kid should be in the UFC.
    Much respect to Brandt and hope he’s ok. He has great potential as well and will have a great career with his height, reach, and slick BJJ skills. That being said I think he should bulk up to 185 so he has a little more power behind his takedown defense because of his height.

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  13. Big Win says:

    I hope with Sergey’s win HK decides to put together Jarod Milko vs. Juskevic for the WW title. That would be a great scrap.

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  14. Kellen Falt says:

    The rumor floating around before Milko’s last fight was he would be looking at mybe Ryan Machan with Xcessive, maybe in April for their next show. Like I said, was just a rumor in December but If like to see either one of those fights to be honest

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  15. John says:

    Milko is durable but all his wins are from a ground durability which against machin or worse juskevic he stands no chance either of them Would take. Limb or neck home from jarod, let’s juskevic vs omic and machon vs milko (just cause excessive has to as the title fight should have had machon anyway after he beat Gunn, ) then Gunn vs dewsberry with both coming off losses! Then you set up some crazy winner vs winner and loser vs loser fights from there

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  16. Cody Rempel says:

    Machan earned that title shot long ago and has fought for XFFC… Juskevic can be next in line after that!

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  17. Kellen Falt says:

    Dewsbery is fighting Drummond in a month at WSoF, I think we will see Machan vs Milko and if you wanna throw Gunn and Omic in the mix, they had been vocal a while back about wanting to fight each other. May have changed, but all those are great match ups that everyone would enjoy. And Im not sure who to put up woth Juskevic, dont know much about him but Im sure there are some good fights out there for him

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  18. BOOBOO says:



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  19. Mama's Boy says:

    If it makes you guys feel any better, fake glove tap kid gionette almost got RNC’d by Simon Shirt…

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