Elite 1 MMA Fall Brawl Recap

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Matt MacGrath and Michael Hill in Elite 1 action (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

Matt MacGrath and Michael Hill in Elite 1 action (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

It has been almost two years since Top MMA News was at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton for an Elite 1 event but it is safe to say we were happy to be back.  There was a good crowd on hand to see some good fights throughout the night.

While it looked like things were going to end early at the start of the night, the action picked up throughout the night which was great since the last Elite 1 show fight card only produced eight minutes of fights.

If you were not one of the lucky members in the crowd last night, here is how the action went down

Top MMA News Awards

  • Fight of the Night-Don Wonch vs. Brain Mazerolle
  • Knockout of the Night-Don Wonch
  • Submission of the Night-Fred Stonehouse

Matt MacGrath vs. Michael Hill
Round 1
Things are slow to start but Macgrath is able to connect with a leg kick but misses with an overhand right.  Hill is able to move in and counter with a jab.  After an exchange from both fighters, Macgrath shoots and gets the takedown.   Hill is slowly able to get up to his feet, but Macgrath keeps him down with some knees to the body.  Macgrath tries to get his back but is unable to find an opening.   A small group starts a chant for Macgrath to kick his ass but Macgrath keeps hitting Hill with the knee strikes.  Macgrath looks to get his back again but can’t so he hits Hill with a couple of lefts to ends the round.
Top MMA News score the round 10-9 Macgrath

Round 2
Macgrath hits Hill with a leg kick and a jab to start round 2.   Hill throws a front leg kick but misses.  Hill then moves where both fighters hit each other with the left hook.  Hill then charges in but Macgrath is the one who gets takedown.  Macgrath is looking to pass guard but can’t get the right leg pass.  Hill is able to sit but Macgrath hooks on his back.  He loses control of his legs but still has Hill down and pinned against the cage.  Hill is able to work his way up but keeps Hill in the clinch.  Hill is able to break out and hit Macgrath with a left hook.   Macgrath then looks for the clinch and misses with an uppercut.  Macgrath throws a leg kick so Hill moves in for the clinch but Macgrath elbows him to break out of it.  Hill tries for the overhand right but is able to get it the 2nd time as the round ends.
Top MMA News score the round 10-9 Macgrath

Round 3
Macgrath hits Hill with a couple of right hands before securing the takedown.  Matt is in half guard before he moves in side control.  Macgrath then looks for his back then is up on his feet hitting Hill with knees to the body.  Hill is able to get on his feet but Macgrath hits him with a right to keep him down.  Hill is able to get on his feet but Macgrath sweeps his legs to keep him down.  Macgrath continues to throws knees to the body.  This keeps on going for a while until Hill gets on one foot but Macgrath hits him with a couple of jabs.  Macgrath keeps working on the ground but Hill is able to get on his feet as the round ends.
Top MMA News score the round 10-9 Macgrath

Round 4
Macgrath hits a beautiful combo to start but things are quiet until Hill hits him with a right hand but Macgrath hits him with a jab as he moved away.  Hill moves back in but you can see the blood running down his chest from his left ear.  Macgrath tries for the leg kick but misses and shoot for the takedown.  Hill Is on his feet but Macgrath keeps him against the cage.  Matt is on his back but it looks like blood on Hill might be preventing him from hooking his legs for the rear naked choke.  Hill is able to get up and hit Macgrath with a left hook before breaking free.  Both fighters trade leg kicks before Macgrath shoots for the takedown.  Macgrath gets it but Hill is able to get on top and up over his back and hit Macgrath with a couple of punches as the round ends.
Top MMA News score the round 10-9 Macgrath

Round 5
Knowing he needs to pull out the win, Hill charges in and is able to hit Macgrath with a couple of punches.  Macgrath is able to hit with a leg kick but Hill shoots for the takedown but Macgrath is able to overpower and secure it.  Macgrath is in half guard trying to pass but is not finding any openings.   Macgrath is able to work in the odd strike including using his shoulder to hit Hill in the head.  After trying for some elbow s, Macgrath looks to get his back.  He is able to get one arm in for the rear naked choke but let’s go of it.  Hill is able to get up on his feet but Macgrath keeps him in the clinch.  Hill is able to hit Macgrath with a knee and break it off as the round ends.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Macgrath
Top MMA News scores the fight 50-45 for Macgrath
Matt Macgrath defeats Michael Hill by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, and 49-46)

Shawn Wallace vs.  Trent Moses
Round 1
Moses hits Wallace with a couple of jabs but Wallace is able to get him in the clinch shortly afterwards.  Wallace gets him against the cage but is able to push him off.  Moses is able to break free But Wallace pushes him to the other side of the cage and gets him in the clinch.  Wallace hits Moses is a vicious knee that sends Moses down to the mat.  Wallace is able to get on top but is trapped in a headlock but is able to escape and moves into side control.  Wallace is trying to get into full mount but he is still to drop elbows on Moses’s head.  Moses is able to sit after Wallace is able to hold on to him and try and get his back.  Both fighters are on their feet again but Wallace gets Moses in the clinch and hits him with some knee strikes.  Wallace gets him against the cage and gets him on the mat in side control.  Wallace keeps hitting Moses wit those elbows before he tries and takes his back.  Wallace doesn’t try for the choke but keeps working the ground and pound before turning around and getting an arm bar sunk in but it’s too late as the round ends.
Top MMA News score the round 10-9 Wallace

Round 2
Moses is bloody around his mouth and Wallace smells it and tries for the roundhouse kick.  Moses moves in and clinches him against the cage but Wallace pushes him off and secures the takedown.  Wallace gets on top and hits Moses with repeated elbows and rights until the ref has seen enough.
Shawn Wallace defeats Trent Moses by TKO (Ground and Pound) at:56 in the 2nd round

Devin Viner vs. Fred Stonehouse
Round 1
A friendly high five starts the fight but things a little slow to start.  Stonehouse gets things going with a jab and a leg kick.    Viner is able to response back with some jabs before he gets him against the cage.  Viner is able to use the control and pick up Stonehouse and get him for the takedown.  Viner moves into side control while Stonehouse uses the cage to try and push himself up.  Stonehouse is able to move around and is able to catch Viner in a heel hook but Viner escapes  and gets back on top position.  Stonehouse is able to get up and get Viner against the cage.  Stonehouse is only able to hit Viner with some knee strikes.  Viner is able to punch his way out and secure the takedown but Stonehouse is able to get back up.  Stonehouse pins him against the cage.  Viner is able to push off and both fighters circle in the cage in the clinch but Stonehouse pins him back against the cage.  Stonehouse is able to get a takedown as the round ends.
Top MMA News score a close round 10-9 Viner

Round 2
Stonehouse gets Viner against the cage but little is happening.  Stonehouse lets go but hits Viner with a leg kick to put Viner against the cage again.  Viner throws a right that hits Stonehouse in the ear   After both fighters are in the clinch Viner looks for the leg sweep but loses control and Stonehouse is on top Stonehouse is able to work his to full mount but Viner holds his head down to prevent Stonehouse from doing any damage.  Viner tries to turn to his side but Stonehouse gets back.  After they roll around on the mat, Stonehouse hits Viner with a few punches before the gets in the rear naked choke.
Fred Stonehouse defeats Devin Viner by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:57 in the 1st round

Don Wonch vs.  Brain Mazerolle
Wonch is looking like a soccer player in this fight as he throws repeated leg kicks on Mazerolle.  Mazerolle looks for the clinch and both fighters circling around with little action.  After the let go Mazerolle is able to check a couple of leg kicks from Wonch.  Wonch then looks for the spinning back fist but misses.  Winch then hits Mazerolle with a leg kick to the head that sends Mazerolle down but Wonch lets him back up.  Wonch continues with the leg kicks with a couple on the inside and one that hits Mazerolle on the shoulder.   Wonch keeps hitting Mazerolle but I will give Mazerolle credit for absorbing the hits.  Mazerolle is able to sneak in a couple of jabs but you can see the red on his legs from Wonch’s leg kicks.  Wonch hits Mazerolle with some overhand rights that sends Mazerolle to the mat but lets him back up.  Wonch then tries the spinning back fist again but misses so Wonch starts teeing off and knocks Mazerolle out.
Don Wonch defeats Brain Mazerolle by TKO (Strike at 4:22 in the 1st round

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Greg Weeks vs.  Lukas Manuel
Round 1
Weeks hit Manuel with a couple of jabs that gets him against the cage.  Weeks then gets the clinch where he knocks him down.  The ref stops the fight for a moment to warn Weeks that rule is you can’t hit a down opponent.  The fight resumes but Weeks just keeps throwing punches until the ref stops it.
Greg Weeks defeats Luke Manuel by TKO (Strikes) at :59 in the 1st round

Brad Sullivan vs.  Derek Pike
Round 1
After both fighters throw leg kicks to start the fight, Sullivan falls down but is able to get back up.  Both fighters are on the ground shortly after both fighters trade some punches.  Sullivan is able to get Pike’s back and try for the rear naked choke but both fighters end up on their  feet  but are back on the ground.  Sullivan is on top but is trapped in a head lock.  Sullivan is able to break out and get full mount and hit Pike with a couple of punches before getting his back.   Sullivan is able to get the rear naked choke but it takes a while to before Pike finally taps out
Brad Sullivan defeats Derek Pike  by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:49 in the 1st round

Chris Gallant vs. Nate Vakaras
Round 1
Vakaras charges in and is able to hit Gallant with a number of punches that puts Gallant down to the mat.  Vakarus hits him with a couple of shots before the ref calls it.
Nate Vakaras defeats Chris Gallant  by TKO strikes at :26 of the 1st round

Adam MacDougall vs. Matt Janes
Round 1
MacDougall wastes no time and throws a kick to the head.  After the shot Janes shoots for the single leg takedown but MacDougall is able to stop in and use the leverage to get Janes against the cage. Both fighters end up in the clinch and circle around the cage with each fighters hitting with knees.  Janes is able to use a sweep to get the takedown.  Janes is on top but almost gets caught in a triangle choke.  Janes is able to escape but after rolling around MacDougall is able to get on top and get in side control to end the round.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 MacDougall

Round 2
After both fighters touch gloves, Janes looks to establish his leg kicks to gain an advantage.  MacDougall throws a leg kick that Janes catches.  Janes pins him against the cage but MacDougall hits him with right to escape.  Janes misses with a  front kick and ends up getting hit in the face with a couple of punches.   Janes then shoots for a single leg but loses it. MacDougall is able to get Janes to the ground and get full mount and start pounding on Janes.   Janes tries to use the cage to push himself up but MacDougall is able to keep down and pound on him till the ref stops it.
Adam MacDougall defeats Matt Janes but TKO (Ground and Pound) at 2:12 in the 2nd round

2 Responses to “ Elite 1 MMA Fall Brawl Recap ”

  1. Mike kent says:

    According to this wonch hit mozzarella with a leg kick to the head and 5o the should. Never seen someone get leg kicked in the shoulder.

    Super impressive

    Well-loved! Thumb up 10 Thumb down 0

  2. PBF says:

    Wonch seems like quite the terd based on his social media

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