MFC 39 – Recap – McInnes, Krahn & McComb Carry Hometown Fighters to 3-0 Record
- Knockout of the Night: Cody Krahn
- Submission of the Night: Andrew McInnes
- Fight of the Night: Gilbert Smith vs. Jason South
Anthony Hamilton vs. Darrill Schoonover (Heavyweight Title Fight)
Round 1: Hamilton opens with a leg kick and drives forward for a single leg takedown but Schoonover tumbles through the ropes and almost onto the media table in front of me. They restart and trade shots to the body and tie up. Hamilton tries to drag him down but spins to the back and brings him to the mat with a suplex. Hamilton lands a pair of knees to the body and tries to flatten Schoonover out. Hamilton connects with a couple rights and moves to the back to land a couple more big rights. Schoonover fires a couple elbows backwards at Hamilton before popping back to his feet. They exchange a few shots as time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hamilton
Round 2: Hamilton gets the single to half guard and begins chipping away with little shots. Hamilton tries to work out of half guard but Schoonover has him locked in. Hamilton continues to land little shots before moving to the back and looking for a rear naked choke. Hamilton can’t sink it and releases. Schoonover tries to get back up but Hamilton stays on his back and attempts another rear naked choke. Schoonover is able to get back to his feet and lands a couple shots before the bell sounds. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hamilton
Round 3: Hamilton immediately looks for a single but Schoonover stays on his feet and they tie up in the corner. Hamilton gets the trip takedown but Schoonover gets his arm tangled in the ropes and has to be freed by referee Vern Gorman. Schoonover gets back to his feet but Hamilton clasps his arms around the waist and drags him back down, takes the back and lands some shots. Schoonover spins and gets his half guard back and eats a few little shots before getting to his feet. They tie up against the ropes and Hamilton looks for another single but Schoonover ends up on top and connects with a few shots. Hamilton gets back to his feet only to get the takedown to half guard just before the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hamilton
Round 4: The heavyweights trade shots before Schoonover lands a knee to the body and Hamilton connects with a combo. They exchange more shots and Schoonover lands another knee. They tie up in the corner and Hamilton pushes off and lands a knee of his own before securing the trip takedown and takes the back. Schoonover however gets right back to his feet and Hamilton lands a knee to the groin. Schoonover is given time to recover and Schoonover lands a combo and a high kick followed by another combo that prompts Hamilton to tie him up. They separate and Hamilton sticks a jab and Schoonover with another combo on an exhausted Hamilton. They tie up in the corner and Schoonover lands uppercuts while Hamilton drives knees to the body and time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Schoonover
Round 5: Hamilton lands a jab and Schoonover responds with a combo and a leg kick followed by some knees to the body. Hamilton pushes him into the corner and tries to drag him to the mat with a single but Schoonover connects with a solid right. Hamilton sneaks around to the back and drags him down but Schoonover lands a few little shots and gets back up. Hamilton gets the single to half guard and chips away before posturing up and landing more. Schoonover responds with a couple elbows from the bottom but it’s too late and the fight comes to an end. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton defeats Darrill Schoonover by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46,50-45)
Kurt Southern vs. Tom Gallicchio (Lightweight Title Fight)
Round 1: Gallicchio lands a leg kick and Southern responds with a big swing and a miss before connecting with a combo. Southern catches a kick and lands a jab. Gallicchio with another leg kick and Southern catches it and throws him to the mat. Gallicchio pops back to his feet only to be rocked with a huge right. Southern follows up with a knee and a combo but can’t put Gallacchio away. Gallacchio shoots for a takedown and Southern looks for a guillotine. Gallacchio shakes him off and takes the back but Southern spins to guard and connects with a nice short elbow. Southern stands up out of the guard and lets Gallicchio back to his feet. Southern connects with a solid body shot and a hard left hook and continues to land accurate shots. Southern sticks a few jabs and another big left as time runs out. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Southern
Round 2: Southern sticks a jab and they tie up with Gallicchio landing some knees to the body. Southern with another jab and snaps him down. Gallicchio puts his hands on the mat to avoid knees but Southern releases and lands a kick on the way up. Southern closes the distance and lands shots while Gallicchio responds with a knee to the body. Both men trade punches and Gallicchio lands some stiff jabs and pushes him into the corner looking for the takedown. Gallicchio gets him to the mat in half guard and drives a pair of knees to the body. Gallicchio passes to mount and Southern tries to spin out but Gallicchio takes the back and locks in a body triangle. Gallicchio begins to work for a rear naked choke. Southern defends briefly but is eventually forced to tap. Gallacchio wins the fight but not the title due to the weight miss.
Tom Gallicchio submits Kurt Southern (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 2, 4:31
Jason South vs. Gilbert Smith
Round 1: South lands a body kick and Smith responds with one of his own before catching a knee and getting the takedown. South looks for a guillotine but Smith pulls his head free and gets to half guard. Smith works for an arm triangle but South defends. Smith moves to north/south and then takes the back and South stands with Smith still on his back. South peels him off gets the crucifix position and lands some hard elbows. Smith escapes and gets to the guard and eats more elbows from the bottom. Smith elbows the thigh and briefly looks for a guillotine. Smith lets go and works the body while South continues to land elbows from the bottom. Smith connects with a few shots as time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for South
Round 2: South lands a side kick and follows up with a head kick that’s blocked. Smith looks for a single and South locks in a guillotone. Smith lands a pair of uppercuts and frees himself before looking to take the back. Smith lets go and gets a double to the guard. South lands elbows before Smith gets to his feet and looks to take the back but ends up in the guard. Smith again looks to take the back and looks for a rear naked choke. A bloody South is able to pull his head free but eats several shots until the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Smith
Round 3: Smith lands a huge right that drops South to the mat and he pounces looking for the finish. South weathers the storm and latches on to an armbar attempt. Smith gets his arm out and gets to half guard. They scramble and Smith sinks an anaconda choke and rolls slowly looking for the finish. Smith lets go and South replaces his guard. South lands more elbows from the bottom and Smith transitions to the back looking for a rear naked choke. Smith release and lands a big right before South locks in a d’arce but Smith survives and gets back to his feet. South lands a few elbows and locks in a reverse triangle but time expires. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Smith
Gilbert Smith defeats Jason South by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Sean Powers vs. Marcus Edwards
Round 1: Edwards starts fast with a big combo before tying up against the ropes and getting the takedown to half guard. Edwards gets the side headlock but Powers pulls his head free. Edwards stands and drops a flurry of ground and pound before mixing in some short elbows. Edwards pins his arm down with his shin and connects with more elbows. They scramble to their feet and back down with Edwards in half guard and landing hammerfists. Edwards stands and drops a big right and gets back to half guard and lands a hard left. Edwards gets back to his feet and lets Powers up. Edwards connects with another combo and Powers responds with a solid kick to the body. Edwards grabs ahold of him and snaps him down and looks for a guillotone. Edwards can’t lock it in and transitions to the back where he works for a rear naked choke. He’s finally able to sink it in and force the tap.
Marcus Edwards submits Sean Powers (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1, 4:50
Markhaile Wedderburn vs. Sean O’Connell
Round 1: Wedderburn opens with a thudding inside leg kick and they trade some heavy leather with Wedderburn getting the better of the exchange. O’Connell gets the takedown to guard but is swept. O’Connell fires a couple hard elbows from the bottom and looks for a kimura. Wedderburn is able to defend but O’Connell reverses and gets full mount. O’Connell begins to rain down punches and Wedderburn gives up his back and O’Connell wastes no time sinking the rear naked choke and forcing the tap.
Sean O’Connell submits Markhaile Wedderburn (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1, 1:48
Dan Ring vs. Andrew McInnes
Round 1: McInnes has a head kick blocked and they tie up Ring sticks some jabs and they trade shots. Ring lands a leg kick and they tie up against the ropes. McInnes lands knees to the thigh and Ring responds with some knees of his own. McInnes wraps his arms around and gets the double leg takedown landing in the butterfly guard and connects with some shots. Ring pushes him away and lands a pair of solid up kicks before working back to his feet. They both exchange shots with Ring taking a slight advantage in shots landed. Both men continue to trade and McInnes has a head kick blocked just prior to the bell. Top MMA News scores the Round 10-9 Ring
Round 2: They trade shots to open the second round and Ring continues to be the more accurate striker and lands a grazing head kick. Ring lands an errant kick below the belt and McInnes is given a few minutes to recover. Ring lands a trio of jabs on the restart and McInnes responds with a hard right and a knee to the body. They tie up against the ropes and McInnes jumps on the back and sinks a rear naked choke and drags him to the mat where he Ring quickly taps out.
Andrew McInnes submits Dan Ring (Rear Naked Choke) in Round 2, 2:01
Jared McComb vs. Paul Grebinski
Round 1: Grebinski lands a leg kick and McComb responds with a body shot and a right. Grebinski shoots in for a takedown but gets stuffed. McComb sticks a couple jabs and lands a combo. Grebinski responds and they exchange body kicks and trade shots. McComb lands a right and a leg kick followed by an exchange and another right, leg kick combo. Grebinksi looks for a single but McComb stuffs it and lands some shots as he gets separation. Grebinski looks for a double against the ropes but McComb defends and muscles him down landing in full mount. McComb lands a couple big shots and a bloodied Grebinski verbally submits.
Jared McComb submits Paul Grebinski (Punches) in Round 1, 2:37
Cody Krahn vs. Clay Davidson
Round 1: They clash with leg kicks and paw at each other with jabs before Krahn connects with a body kick and stuffs a takedown. Davidson ties him up and looks to muscle him to the mat but Krahn ends up in half guard briefly before Davidson gets full guard. Davidson latches on to an armbar attempt. Krahn picks him up off the ground and Davidson hangs on to the submission attempt. Krahn motions to the crowd before hoisting Davidson a little higher and slamming him to the ground rendering him unconscious and exacting revenge for their last meeting.
Cody Krahn defeats Clay Davidson by KO (Slam) in Round 1, 1:04