PFC 2 Play-by-Play
Top MMA News is live in London, Ontario on March 8 for Provincial Fighting Championship 2 and Keith Grienke will be bringing you his play-by-play from cageside. The main event is Randa Markos vs Lynell House for the inaugural PFC Women’s Bantamweight title. If you are not in the Agriplex, you need to keep refreshing this post for all the action.
Top MMA News Awards
- Fight of the Night: Ryan Healy vs Alex Ricci
- KO of the Night: Scott Hudson
- Submission of the Night: Misha Cirkunov
Here is the play-by-play:
Fight 9 – 115lbs
PFC Women’s Strawweight Title Match
Lynell House vs Randa Markos
R1. Left lands by House and then Markos closes the distances and clinches up. Markos punching House, who has her back to the cage. Knee by House. Markos with a hard right and then she brings House down. Markos on top of House dropping elbows and then fighting for an arm. Markos has it now. Markos gets it extended and House has to tap out.
Randa Markos submits Lynell House by Arm Bar in Round 1, 1:57
***Randa Markos is the inaugural PFC Women’s Strawweight champion
Fight 8 – 155lbs
Ryan Healy vs Alex Ricci
R1. Ricci front kick caught and Healy takes him down. Upkicks by Ricci and Healy drops into Ricci’s guard. Ricci works his way up with the cage’s help. Healy throwing some rights to the body and head. Knee by Ricci and Healy is going for the takedown. They break up. Both miss in a close ecxhange. Ricci moving counter clockwise. He throws a jab and get hits by Healy’s right. Ricci lands an uppercut. Healy pushing Ricci against the cage and dirty boxing. Ricci escapes. Right grazes Healy’s head. Double jab Healy. Left hook by Ricci lands. Knee by Healy who catches Ricci again. He shoots but is stuffed and Ricci scores a right and escapes. Left hook by Ricci. hard left by Healy lands. Left right by Healy. He is feeding Ricci some powerful shots. Knee by Ricci. Healy goes for a takedown.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Healy
R2. Healy scores and then Ricci lands a hard left. Body shot by Ricci lands. Front kick caught by Healy and he uses to try to take Ricci down. No dice. Right by Ricci. Sneaky left by Ricci with a great angle. Right by Ricci and then a left. Leg kick Ricci. Swing and a miss by a Healy right. He catches Ricci near the cage and they exchange but Ricci lands the combo that seemed to wobble Healy. Healy shoots but Ricci shows good balance. Dirty boxing by Healy but Ricci bounces away. Left hook by Ricci. Healy throws Ricci to the mat. He bounces up. Combo by Ricci scores and then Healy lands a right. They exchange front kicks. Ricci agasint the cage and that is when Healy opens up. Ricci needs to be circling to win. When Healy catches up, he is winning. They trade lefts. body kick by Healy. Good round again.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Ricci
R3. Jab Healy. Combo Ricci. Right by Ricci.Front kick by Healy. Slow action to start off the round. Healy catches Ricci and pushes him against the cage. He can’t get Ricci down. Uppercut by Healy. Right by Ricci. Both swing and miss. Jab Ricci and uppercut Healy land. Right by Ricci. Bodyshot times three for Healy. Left by Healy. Kneed to the body by Healy. Jab by Ricci. Hard shots exchanged. Clash of head looks to cut Healy up. Healy cut up Ricci cut up. They are pounding away. Awesome action. Can’t keep up. Healy tracking him down. These two giving it all. Healy pounding to the body and Against the fence and Healy going for the TD. Picks him up up and drops him on his feet.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Healy Close round.
Both guys gave it all. Against the fence this was Healy’s fight. In the open, Ricci’s footwork gave him the edge.
Ryan Healy defeats Alex Ricci by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Fight 7 – 205lbs
Misha Cirkunov vs Martin Desilets
R1. Cirkunov drops Desilets with a left and then right hook at the start. Desilets almost pulls guard and Cirkunov has mounted him. Desilets turns his back with Cirkunov on it with hooks in. Desilets cut open with Cirkunov on his back. Desilets standing with Cirkunov on his back. Cirkunov punching while holding on. Arm bar attempt and Desilets is on top after it fails and he is pounding on Cirkunov. Cirkunov looking for triangle and Desilets escapes and stands up Desilets kicks while Cirkunov tries to stand and that would have been illegal if it connected with the head. The scramble and Cirkunov ends up with full mount. Triangle on tight and the ref stops the fight as Desilets is asleep.
Misha Cirkunov submits Martin Desilets by Triangle in Round 1, 2:36
Cirkunov says if you are ahead of him in the rankings, he will challenge you to a fight. He dedicates the fight to his late grandmother.
Fight 6 – 265lbs
Bryan Jordan vs Jeffrey Fuchs
R1. Lots of crowd interest in the big boy bout! Jab by Jordan. Leg kick by Fuchs but dropped with a huge right at the same time. Jordan pounds on Fuchs who turtles up. 10-15 shots later, the ref steps in as he has seen enough.
Bryan Jordan defeats Jeffrey Fuchs by TKO (GNP) in Round 1, 0:36
Medical team comes and Fuchs is in a lot of pain. He may have broke his leg with that leg kick. They are bringing in a stretcher. Fuchs waves them off. People are speculating that it looks like he broke leg when he planted his foot following the kick and got plowed with the right at the same time. Majority of people saying it was the leg kick that was checked that caused the break.
Jordan says he doesn’t celebrate when a guy gets injured like that. Classy! He thanks interview Alex Gasson for all his help.
Fight 5 – 155lbs
Kyle Prepolec vs. Keven Morin
R1. Exchange of kicks simultaneously at the start. Morin charges in and eats a Prepolec jab. Hard leg kick by Morin. The Snake is in Morin’s corner for you TKO fans. Hard right by Morin. and a combo. Superman attempt by Morin falls short. Leg kick by Prepolec and Morin rocks him hard. Prepolec stumbles backwards and Morin pounds on him. Morin striking is very sharp right now. Body kick by Morin. Ducks under and a hard right by Morin. Body shot by Prepolec but two returned by Morin. Front kick pushed a side and a right down the middle by Morin. Combo Morin. Jab Prepolec scores. Kick right by Morin. Right left right by Morin. Knee Prepolec and a righ by Morin. Trade leg kicks. Both score body shots. Morin with a left. Leg kick Morin. Head kick by Prepolec rocks Morin. Prepolec shoots on Morin but Morin clinches up and gets time to regroup. High kick by Morin blocked. Prepolec with a body kick.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Morin
R2. Left right by Morin. Hard right by Morin! Another hard right as Morin scores coming in on a lot of Prepolec kicks. Rights score by Morin. Right by Morin. Jab Prepolec right Morin. Morin falling short on a lot of punches. Front kick Prepolec. Right by Morin. Both score on rights. Morin shoots and takes down Prepolec but Prepolec bounces back up. North south position for Prepolec but they get up. Body kick by Prepolec. Right by Morin. Prepolec only trying one strike at a time. Difference is Morin throwing 2, 3, 4 combos. Counter left by Morin. Uppercut by Prepolec scores. Prepolec hurting Morin with body shots body shots body shots. Morin drops to mat. Prepolec standing over him. Upkick by Morin. Prepolec walks away. Spinning kick by Prepolec inches from landing.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Prepolec Judges could have given this to Morin though. Close.
R3. Body kick by Prepolec. Hard left by Morin. Hard right by Morin really catches Prepolec who takes them like a champ. Both score with punches. Body kick by Morin. Head kick by Prepolec is blocked. Morin looking worse for wear but winning round 3. Body shot by Prepolec. Two by Morin. Right by Morin. Left by Prepolec. Jab and left by Prepolec land hard. Head kick blocked by Prepolec. Left by Prepolec stumbles Morin. He does not fall though. Body kick by Morin. Double jab by Morin. Shot by Morin but fought off by Prepolec. Two more strikes by Morin. Leg kick Morin. Hard left by Prepolec. Body kick by Prepolec. Front kick by Prepolec. Bell. That is the end of an extremely entertaining fight. This one could go either way.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Prepolec
Kyle Prepolec defeats Keven Morin by Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)
Fight 4 – 155lbs
David Hale vs Devin Murray
R1. Hard jab by Hale to start things off and then they clinch. Murray pushing Hale to the cage going for the takedowns. Murray gets a single and takes him down. This is where Murray wants the fight. He drops punches from Hale’s full guard. Murray dropping elbows and trying to slice through his guard. Now in his half guard, Murray is able to drop more elbows. Hale fights back to guard. Murray throwing more punches and lands a few pointy elbows. Murray is active so Todd Anderson not standing them up. More punches from top by Murray. Full mount by Murrray and he throws a bunch more before the bell.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Murray
Hale not damaged but strike count must be about 60-2 using my PDOMA method of strike counting. (
R2. Hale on the attack and lands two. This is Hale territory so Murray goes for a single. Hale fights off and lands a knee. Murray tries a throw, but no dice. Body lock by Hale and Murray tosses him over his hip. Murray gets on him looking for a choke now in side control punching him. Hale stands up though. They clinch and Murray drags him down. Full mount now landing elbows for Murray. Hale gives up his back and Murray is looking for the RNC. Tap tap.
Devin Murray submits David Hale by Rear Naked Choke in Round 2, 2:59
Fight 3 – 145lbs
Alex Halkias vs. Kyle Nelson
R1. Jab by Halkias. The two exchange. Clinch up and Nelson has back to the exchange. Halkias and Nelson throwing a bunch of shots in the clinch before Halkias takes him down. This is Halkias country. Nice wizzer by Nelson to get up! Halkias with his back against the cage and he reverses. Kneed by Nelson. Halkias looking for the takedown but he gets two more knees to the gut. Halkias shoots and Nelson stuffs. Nelson holding one of Halkias’ arms and Halkias using the other to try and get the takedown. More shot attempts by Halkias and more knees from Nelson. Halkias’ corner yelling at him to stop leg attacks. His shots are not working. Halkias with back against the cage. They break. Exchange of jabs. Halkias tries to duck under but gets another knee to the stomach. Nelson fights off another takedown. Halkias with back to the cage is getting small knees to the thighs. Break by ref. Nelson’s corner Alin Halmagean yelling for the uppercut and Nelson just misses an uppercut with super bad intentions. Body shot by Nelson. Nelson shoots with 10 seconds left and gets Halkias down at the buzzer.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Nelson
How tired will Halkias be fighting for all those takedowns and not getting them?
Brief break to fix Nelson’s tape.
R2. Leg kick by Nelson. Halkias shoots and gets him down but Nelson gets to his feet. Nelson gets top position but stands with Halkias staying on the mat. Nelson just leg kicking Halkias who is laying on his back. Ref stands him up. Body shot by Nelson. Hard left by Nelson scores. Jab by Halkias. Jab by Halkias. Overhand right by Nelson scores big. Right by Nelson scores. He is winning the standup. Halkias pushes Nelson against the cage. The break up. Jab by Halkias and two more by Halkias. Halkias cut on the left side. Exchange of jabs. Halkias taunting Nelson with hands down and chin out. Nelson unfazed. He hits him a few times. Leg kick by Halkias. Leg kick by Nelson. Hard right by Nelson! Right by Halkias. Left by Nelson. Right by Nelson followd by leg kick. Combo by Nelson scores. Nelson kicks Halkias down and he will lay on his back for the remainder of the round.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Nelson
R3. High kick by Nelson catches Halkias. Nelson throwing hard and Halkias goes for the takedown again. There is a “Lets go Monster” chant going as there guy is winning. Nelson reverses and Halkias jumps on Nelson to try to pull him into his guard. Nelson standing and punching Halkias’ side and Halkias holding on punching a few back. Ref breaks them. Jab Halkias. Halkias goes for the takedown but a nick sprawl by Nelson. Halkias flops to guard and Nelson leg kicks him. Halkias clowning and crowd boos. Ref stands him up. Halkias just does not have the takedowns to get him down. Halkias shoots again and flops to guard and stands up. Fact is. He needs this on the ground to finish Halkias for the win. They exchange jabs. Leg kick Nelson. Standing elbow by Halkias misses. They clinch and Halkias flops to guard. And again. Nelson gets up off him. Left by Nelson. Body kick by Halkias lands. Another kick by Halkias.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Nelson
Top MMA News scores the fight 30-27 Nelson
Kyle Nelson defeats Alex Halkias by Unanimous Decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
Fight 2 – 170lbs
Joel Corbett vs. Scott Hudson hayabuse=Corbett
R1. Jab by Hudson. Two back by Corbett. Standing elbow by Corbett. Front kick by Hudson. SPinning back fist by Corbett lands about 65%ish. Leg kick by Corbett. Lots of combos by Corbett. Jab right jab. Leg kick jab all by Corbett. Both exchange strikes but Corbett looks sharper at the start. Leg kick Corbett but right by Hudson and Hudson picks up the pace. Right by Hudson. Leg kick Hudson. Hard leg kick by Hudson. Body kick by Hudson grazes and Hudson is picking up his workrate. Nice jab by Hudson but a hard left by Corbett. Hudson lands a hard right and drops Corbett. He pounces on his crumpled opponent and GNPs until Brian Beauchamp stops this one. Good stop.
Scott Hudson defeats Joel Corbett by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 3:13
Fight 1 – 180lbs
Ryan Waterman vs. Rafael Palomeque
R1. Waterman with the jab. Leg kick Palomeque. hard body by Palomeque. Body kick by Waterman. Leg kick by Waterman. Body kick jab by Palomeque. They lock up and jostle for position before Palomeque double legs Waterman. Full guard for Waterman. Small shots by Palomeque. He lands some elbows but his corner yelling at him to stand up and watch the arm bar. Palomeque keeps pounding away. Moves to half guard. Hard lefts now good rights after a rest using that left crossface well. Waterman works back to full guard. Hard shot by Palomeque again. Waterman moving his hips up but Palomeque starts raining down the GNP. Ref moving in. This could end. Bell rings and Waterman withstands the punishment.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-8 Palomeque
The fight is stopped.
Rafael Palomeque defeats Ryan Waterman by TKO (Ref Stoppage) in Round 1, 5:00
Why was Waterman OK to absorb so many shots in a row and then stop the fight after the bell was over? Unclear on the refs thinking here.