ECC 21 Play-by-Play

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Lyndon Whitlock vs Michael Spoenlein (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

Lyndon Whitlock vs Michael Spoenlein (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

With the beautiful weather Halifax has been getting lately, the last place one would expect anyone to be is indoors in a crowded room. That was not the case as fans packed Olympic Hall at ECC 21: Contenders last night. For the people who did not get a chance to see this card, they will be sorry as the select few were treated to a great night of fights with five of the eight matches going the distance. Props to Gavin Tucker as matchmaker as he has shown a knack to book the right matches showing that his talents are not only in the ring.

If you missed out last night, here is how everything went down.

Top MMA News Awards

  • Fight of the Night-Chris Kelades and Adrian Woolley
  • KO of the Night-Joseph MacDougall
  • Submission of the Night-Pat Carroll


Pro MMA

Lyndon Whitlock vs. Michael Spoenlien
Round 1
Both fighters are circling around doing the feel out process when Spoenlien throws a front kick. After that, both men start to exchange punches until Spoenlien misses with a roundhouse kick. Whitlock then works the jab until another exchange happens with Whitlock giving the more effective shots. Spoenlien then moves in for a shot to the body but Whitlock hits him with a knee. Spoenlien then connects with a punch that sends Whitlock down but he is able to get back up quickly. Both men exchange punches until Whitlock gets him down but jumps back up after Spoenlien gets a hold of his leg. Both men are back on the feet when Whitlock connects with another knee and then pins Spoenlien against the cage. The clinch does not last long as both men circle around for a while. Both men trade punches again and one of them rocks Spoenlien and sends him down to the mat. Whitlock gets a hold of his head but Spoenlien is back up and looks for the takedown but Whitlock is able to stuff it. Spoenlien loses his mouth guard in the process and the fight is briefly stopped. When the match resumes. Whitlock goes for a flying knee. Both men trade a couple of more punches as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Whitlock

Round 2
Both fighters try to work the jab before they start swinging for the fences at each other. After things die down, Spoenlien shoots for the takedown but Whitlock is showing great takedown defense. Whitlock uses the opportunity to get another knee to the head. Spoenlien throws a front kick and chases Whitlock around the cage. Both men then circle around when Spoenlien throws a head kick that Whitlock is able to block. Whitlock gets an inside leg kick but Spoenlien hits him a few times with the jab. Spoenlien then tries for the flying knee but doesn’t connect. Whitlock then throws a leg kick that Spoenlien is able to check and Spoenlien hits him with a couple of kicks. Whitlock then throws a front kick and both men get into a punching exchange. Spoenlien shoots for a takedown and then tries for the clinch but neither are successful as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Spoenlien

Round 3
Whitlock misses on a couple of leg kicks to start the third round but connects on a couple of jabs. Whitlock then works the short knee strikes that have working for him so far. Spoenlien starts moving in but Whitlock hits him with the jab that put him down but Whitlock lets him get back up. Whitlock continues to work the jab as Spoenlien goes for the clinch. Spoenlien is able to hit Whitlock with a leg kick but those jabs are taking an effect as there is a cut on Spoenlien’s nose. Spoenlien looks for a takedown but Whitlock gets a hold of him and pins him against the cage. Both fighters let go and Spoenlien tries to go for the spinning back kick but stops halfway through. . Spoenlien then goes for a head kick but misses. Spoenlien looks to move closer but Whitlock hits him with a few more jabs. Whitlock then shoots for the single leg and gets the takedown. Whitlock gets back to his feet quickly and lets Spoenlien get back up. Spoenlien is able to hit him with a couple of jabs as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Whitlock
Top MMA News scores the fight 29-28 for Lyndon Whitlock
Lyndon Whitlock wins the fight by unanimous decision 29-28 across the board.

Chris Kelades vs Adrian Woolley (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

Chris Kelades vs Adrian Woolley (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

Chris Kelades vs. Adrian Woolley
Round 1
Both guys are showing a lot of speed early on as Kelades starts things out with a leg kick. Woolley throws one of his own but Kelades is able to catch it. Woolley is then able to get a hold of Kelades and slam him down on the mat. Woolley is now in side control and works in some elbows. Kelades turns to his side to escape but Woolley keeps him pinned down. Woolley then looks to pass guard but decides to stand back up. Woolley then goes back down to the mat and keep Kelades against the cage. Woolley works on some ground and pound but Kelades is able to get back up. When this happens, Kelades appears to have poked Woolley in the eye and the action stops. After a minute, Woolley is ready to go and the match resumes. Each fighter throws a leg kick but Kelades is able to land a second one. Both fighters then lock up in the clinch with Woolley holding Kelades against the cage. After a slow period, Kelades is able to break free with a jab. Both fighters are now scrambling around until Woolley pins him against the cage. Woolley shows some good dirty boxing as he sneaks in an uppercut. Kelades is able to break out but Woolley gets him down to the mat. Kelades gets on his feet and in the clinch and hits Woolley with some knees as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Woolley

Round 2
Woolley charges over to begin round two but Kelades is the first to strike. Kelades then hits Woolley with a flying knee. Kelades then gets him in the clinch but both fighters are getting there licks in. Woolley is able to bounce back and get Kelades against the cage. The first knee strike is blocked by Kelades but Woolley hits with the second one. Kelades is able to get out and hits Woolley with a leg kick to the midsection. Woolley moves in quickly after that to secure a takedown. Woolley is lying on top but is unable to do much. Kelades is then able to get a heel hook. He doesn’t have full control as Woolley tries to get up. Kelades is able to keep him down and move into top position. Kelades has him against the cage as he tries to pass his guard. Woolley starts throwing some punches off his back so Kelades stands up. Kelades does not see an opening and goes back down to the mat and work some ground and pound. Kelades is able to get full mount and get one punch in before the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Kelades

Round 3
Woolley goes for the leg kick but Kelades is able the get him in the clinch. Kelades works in some knee strikes but Woolley throws a couple of jabs to break the hold. After both men have a quick exchange, Woolley hits him with a leg kick before Kelades gets him back in the clinch. Kelades keeps working in the knees while Woolley keeps working the jab. The clinch is broken off and Woolley pins him against the cage and works in some punches. Kelades breaks free but Woolley is able to get the takedown the second time after Kelades stuffed the first one. Woolley is now working in side control when Kelades uses his feet against the cage to break free. Kelades the looks to get a hold of his arm but can’t so he returns back to his feet. Kelades then throws a head kick and both men start to stand and trade with each other. Woolley then pins him against the cage but Kelades hits him with the jab. Both men tangle around until Woolley is on his knees and Kelades jumps on his back as the whistles blows.
Top MMA News scores a close round 10-9 for Kelades
Top MMA News scores the fight 29-28 for Chris Kelades
Chris Kelades wins the fight by split decision (29-28, 30-27 and 28-29)

Matt Heim vs. Pat Carroll
Round 1
Both fighters are slow to start until Heim throws a leg kick. Both men start to throw punches until Carroll takes him down. Carroll looks to pass guard but moves into side control. Carroll has him pinned down and starts mixing in some punches and elbows to the head. Carroll then moves into full mount but Heim has a hold of his arm. Carroll gets his arm free and starts hitting with some elbows. Heim is cut open pretty bad and after a few more hits he submits.
Pat Carroll wins the fight by submission (Verbal tap due to strikes) at 2:42 in the 1st round

JJoseph MacDougall vs. Rick Doyle
Round 1
MacDougall moves right away with a jab but Doyle is able to block it. Doyle then moves but is unable to hit with anything. MacDougall then lands a punch on Doyle’s left temple that sends him down. Doyle is clearly out of it as he goes down to the ground. The ref doesn’t stop it right away so MacDougall gets on the ground and hits him with some shots until it is called.
Joseph MacDougall wins the fight via TKO (Strikes) at: 43 in the 1st round

Amateur MMA
Mike McKinnon vs. Cody Glode
Round 1
Glode starts with multiple leg kicks but both fighters are going pretty hard at each other. Things calm down a little when Glode is able to get a takedown. Both guys get back up and now are in the clinch. Both fighters are getting in their shots until McKinnon takes him down. McKinnon is on top but Glode looks for the arm and McKinnon stands back up. After some work, Glode gets an arm bar but McKinnon slams him. Glode is still looking for the arm but McKinnon gets on top and then on his back. After some moving around, Glode gets his arm again. Glode can’t sink it in but McKinnon gets in top position and hits Glode with a few punches. He continues to work on his ground and pound until Glode gets his arm again before the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Glode

Round 2
Glode works in some jabs before he goes back to leg kicks. Both men trade a couple of punches before they clinch. Glode is able to get him against the cage. McKinnon is able to gain control and start working in some knee strikes. Glode gets control and almost hit’s the back of the head which the referee warns him about. Glode hits McKinnon with a knee but McKinnon gets a single leg takedown. Off his back, Glode is tries for an arm bar but McKinnon breaks out of it. McKinnon gets back on top but Glode is able to get the arm bar again. McKinnon again breaks free and hits him with a few punches on the ground as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 McKinnon

Round 3
Both men waste no time in the final round as they look for the home run shot until Glode gets in the clinch. McKinnon is able to turn him around but both men hold this position for a bit with each of them landing the odd knee strike. Glode then spins him around gets the takedown but McKinnon gets top position. Glode looks for the arm bar yet again but McKinnon stands up. McKinnon then goes back down to the mat. Glode is able to find an opening to sit back up but McKinnon regains control and pins him against the cage. McKinnon stands up but Glode looks for the arm bar one last time as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 McKinnon
Top MMA News scores the fight 29-28 for Mike McKinnon
Mike McKinnon defeats Cody Glode by Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)

Chase Laudy vs. Scott Naus
Round 1
Laudy begins things with a huge kick but Naus returns the favor. Both men then circle around until Naus is able to take him down. Laudy turns to his side to try and escape but has no luck. Naus goes into side control but Laudy is able to get a hold of his head. Naus is able to break free and moves to top position to try and pass his guard. Naus goes back into side control when Laudy turns to keep him down. Naus then goes back on top to pass guard again but Laudy has one of his legs trapped. Naus then starts working on some ground and pound to get full mount. Laudy is able to defend himself from any major damage but he will still eat some shots as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Naus

Round 2
Both fighters try to establish their jabs to start round 2 and Laudy connects with one that sends Naus to the mat. Laudy lets him get back up and Naus goes for the single leg takedown and gets it. While Naus is on top, Laudy is able to slip in a guillotine but can’t fully sink it in. Naus is able to break free and get full mount for a second before he decides to stand back up. Laudy uses his legs to push him away but Naus is able to get into side control. Laudy is able to get a hold of his left arm and roll around to get back on his feet. Both men battle along the cage until Naus is able to take him down and lay on top as the round finishes
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Naus

Round 3
Naus throws a front kick to start but cannot hit. After Laudy tries to get close for a punch, Naus looks for the takedown but Laudy is able to block it and hit Naus with a right hand. Naus goes for the takedown again and is able to get it. Naus is in top position as Laudy has a hold of his arm. Laudy lets go as Naus tries to pass his guard. Naus works in a couple of punches before moving into side control. Naus is still working on the ground but can’t generate much offense. Naus keeps working on the ground to land a few more strikes and finishes the round hitting Laudy in the kidney region.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Naus
Top MMA News scores the fight 30-27 for Scott Naus
Scott Naus wins by unanimous decision 30-27 across the board.

Trevor White vs. JP Shortall
Round 1
Shortall looks for the takedown right away and gets it. He has White against the cage but it is hard to see the angle to see if he is trying to pass guard. Shortall starts working in some shots and continues to punch until the ref stops it.
JP Shortall wins via TKO (ground and pound) at 1:33 in the 1st round

Eric Norris vs. Dan Vanderlans
Round 1
Both men start looking to swing for the fences but Norris is pushing the pace. Vanderlans then hits Norris with a punch that puts Norris on his knees but he gets back up. Norris is up and pushes him against the cage. After landing a few shots he gets the clinch and mixes in some knees strikes and punches. After Norris lets go, Vanderlans gets the clinch and works in a couple of punches. After Vanderlans lets go both fighters circle around the cage. Norris works in a couple of jabs before Vanderlans takes him down. Vanderlans is working on top but is unable to do much. He punches Norris in the body a couple of times before the round ends
Top MMA News Scores the round 10-9 for Norris

Round 2
Both men touch gloves to begin round 2. After that Vanderlans strikes first with the jab but Norris connects with a big right that sends him down. Norris gets on top and works some ground and pound before Vanderlans gets a heel hook he can’t lock in. Norris gets out and goes back down to see if he can pass guard. Vanderlans tries for a choke on his back but Norris stands up and lets Vanderlans up who is pretty bloody. Vanderlans then shots for a takedown but Norris hits him with a punch. Norris is able to get Vanderlans along the cage as the round ends.
Top MMA News Scores the round 10-9 for Norris

Round 3
Little is happening to begin in the final round but Norris is able to work in a couple of jabs. Both men throw a big haymaker but neither one connects. Vanderlans then shoots for a takedown but is stuffed. After a little time, Vanderlans shoots for the takedown again and is able to get it but Norris gets on top. After some maneuvering, Vanderlans gains control. Vanderlans is throwing the odd punch but he is unable to pass guard by Vanderlans This goes on expect for the last 20 seconds when both men start throwing some punches on the ground before the bell sounds.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Vanderlans
Top MMA News Scores the fight 29-28 for Eric Norris
Eric Norris wins the fight by split decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-29

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