KOTC Canada: Wrecking Ball – Live Results and Play-by-Play

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KOTC CanadaKing of the Cage awakens from a long hibernation tonight from the Genesis Centre in Calgary, Alberta. In the main event Elmer “The Warrior” Waterhen challenges Drayton Angus for the Middleweight Title and in the co-main event Jordan McKay takes on Marcus Hicks in a Middleweight contest.

Unfortunately Jordan McKay was not medically cleared and his fight against Marcus Hicks is off the card. Also Mike Parsons has fallen ill and his bout against Mitchell Carlson has been cancelled as well.

Tickets will be available at the door but unfortunately there will not be a live stream for this pro-am event. Top MMA News will keep you up to date with all your live results and play-by-play.

  • Knockout of the Night: Elmer Waterhen
  • Submission of the Night: Kolton Menzak
  • Fight of the Night: Elmer Waterhen vs. Drayton Angus

Pro Fights:

Drayton Angus vs. Elmer Waterhen
***Middleweight Title Fight
Round 1: The fighters are feeling each other out. Both are throwing a variety of kicks but they are keeping just out of each others range. Drayton narrowly misses a high kick then lands a whipping leg kick. Drayton moves in for the kill with a flurry of punches and a hard knee but Elmer shakes it off and emerges nearly unscathed. Elmer lands a hard straight left to Drayton’s chin and drops him to the canvas. Drayton bounces back up right away though and the action resumes. Elmer lands a nice jab to the body and Drayton looks pretty hesitant to attack after eating that straight left. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Elmer Waterhen

Round 2: The fighters hug to open the round. Elmer lands a hard leg kick. One of Drayton’s eyes is only half open but it may have always been like that, I can’t remember. Elmer is stating to close the distance on Drayton. Drayton throws a high kick but Elmer blocks it. Drayton throws a series of hard kicks but Elmer appears unfazed. Elmer is turning it on and landing a lot of stiff jabs to Drayton’s face. Drayton lands a low blow on Elmer but Elmer doesn’t want to let him rest and requests that the action resumes immediately Elmer lands a huge high kick with seconds left in the round that knocks Drayton out. Wow! That was a finish!
Elmer Waterhen defeats Drayton Angus by KO (Head Kick) in Round 2, 4:59
***Waterhen wins KOTC Canada Middleweight Title

Keegan Oliver vs. Gabe Sagman
Round 1: Keegan shoots for a takedown but Gabe defends and makes him pay with some great punches during the defence. Gabe looks a lot bigger than Keegan. Probably a weight class bigger. Gabe is handling Keegan and passes to side mount. Keegan is turtling up and taking knees to the body and punches to the head. A cut opened up on Keegan’s head. Gabe is out wrestling Keegan controlling his position. The fighters scramble and Gabe passes to side control and starts working for a head and arm choke. Keegan defends but is still stuck in half guard. Keegan recovers guard and manages to get to his feet by threatening a takedown. This was a very strong round for Gabe. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Gabe Sagman

Round 2: Gabe lands a crushing right hook to the side of Keegan’s head then the fighters clinch up against the cage. Gabe is pressuring Keegan but nothing much is happening. The fighters explode in a flurry of strikes and Keegan cracks Gabe in the nose causing it to bleed everywhere. The fighters are moving a lot but not landing any strikes. Gabe lands a hard leg kick and Keegan responds with a stiff double jab. Gabe cracks Keegan with two hard right hands to the temple then presses him up against the cage. The fighters separate and Gabe lands another great leg kick. Gabe’s leg kicks are disrupting Keegan’s movement. Keegan lands a nice right hand. Gabe finishes the round with a hard left hand. This is a great fight but Keegan just does not have the size to keep up with Gabe. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Gabe Sagman

Round 3: Gabe lands a great leg kick and punching combination. Those leg kicks are really adding up. Keegan leg looks dead. Gabe shoots for a takedown from across the cage and gets it. Keegan wraps him up with his guard from bottom position. Gabe lands a nice elbow. Keegan gets to his feet and eats a hard knee. Gabe looks tired out and Keegan goes on the offensive landing some nice shots including a great right hand to Keegan’s face. Keegan is mounting a decent offense now. Gabe takes him down but Keegan reverses him and the crowd cheers. Gabe comes back with a quick reversal of his own passing to side control. From side control Keegan takes a few elbows to the head just as the round ends. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Gabe Sagman
Gabe Sagman defeats Keegan Oliver by Unanimous Decision

Kolton Menzak vs. Abbas Faleh
Round 1:Kolton lands a few leg kicks and a hard left straight to Abbas’ head. Abbas clinches up with Kolton and drops for a takedown. Kolton starts hammering Abbas with elbows to the head. Kolton is just wrecking Abbas with elbows but they turn into 12-6 strikes which are illegal and referee Andy Social stops the action warns Kolton and separates the fights justifiably. When the action resumes Kolton lands another great strike before Abbas takes him down. From guard Kolton is works for a kimura and locks it in. Wow he got it! That was a nice submission!
Kolton Menzak submits Abbas Faleh by Kimura in Round 1, 1:46

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Amateur Fights:

Stephanie Murray vs. Laurel Hague
Round 1: The fighters clinch and circle around the cage. Stephanie lands a nice knee before Laurel takes her down. Laurel gets half mount and nearly passes to mount. On the ground Laurel looks a lot bigger than Stephanie. Stephanie is working to the cage and trying to walk up it but Laurel seizes the opportunity to pass to mount and immediately grape vin’s Stephanie’s legs. This is an amateur fight so blows to the head of a downed opponent are illegal. Laurel lands some crushing punches to Stephanie’s body to close the round! Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Laurel Hague

Round 2: Stephanie lands a nice right hand prompting Laurel to work for a takedown. Stephanie defends the first takedown by grabbing the cage but she releases her hand and Laurel get the next takedown. On the ground Laurel punches Stephanie in the head and Referee Adam Cheadle stopped the action and docks Laurel a point. When the fight resumes Stephanie lands a few great punches that hurt Laurel bad. Laurel is stunned and is taking a lot of damage but eventually she clinches up and takes Stephanie down landing in side control. Great recovery! Laurel is just dominating on the ground and quickly passes to mount. from mount Laurel is working for a head and arm choke and manages to lands some great shots. That was an awesome incredibly close round! Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Laurel Hague (9-9 with the deduction)

Round 3: Laurel shoots and easily takes Stephanie down. Stephanie needs to work on her takedown defence. Laurel is bigger but Stephanie is not even resisting her take down attempts. Laurel passes to side control and is hammering Stephanie’s body. Laurel passes to mount and it looked like she was threatening with a submission but I couldn’t see from my position ringside. Laurel is grinding Stephanie a bit with her elbow and forearm which is kind of a grey area according to the rules. I wouldn’t call them strikes though exactly. More amateurs should do that! Great round for Laurel. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Laurel Hague
Laurel Hague defeats Stephanie Murray Majority Decision

*Explanation: Majority decision means that two judges scored the fight for Laurel and one scored it a draw after the point deduction is accounted for.

Daniel Elsdon vs. Kyle Messenger
Round 1: The fighters exchange a few feeling out blows then clinch up against the cage. Daniel pulls guard and works for an arm bar from guard. Daniel eventually gives up on the arm bar and narrowly recovers guard. Daniel is working a really high aggressive guard and locks in an arm bar. Kyle gives Daniel mount position to defend the arm bar but quickly regains top position. The fighters stand and Kyle lands a few hard knees. Wow this was a fun round to watch! Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Daniel Elsdon

Round 2: Kyle lands a few great knees to Daniels body. The fighters are really evenly matched in the clinch until Daniel again pulls guard! Interesting strategy. This time Daniel works the rubber guard but Kyle escapes and nearly passes his guard. Daniel is working for an arm bar from guard like he did in the first but can’t get anything locked up this time. Kyle escapes his attempt easily and then takes Daniels back. Daniel rolls out and the fighters stand up. In this round pulling guard did not work out for Daniel but was very close. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Kyle Messenger

Round 3: The fighters clinch again and Kyle lands a couple of knees. The fighters separate then clinch up again against the cage where Daniel eats a few more knees to the body. I thought Daniel landed a great knee to the leg from clinch but it turned out to be a low blow. The fight resumes and Daniel lands a nice left jab right straight combination to Kyle’s face. Both fighters are working for a takedown from clinch but neither fighter can make it happen. Kyle’s knees to the body were not exactly spectacular but they won him the round and the in my opinion. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Kyle Messenger
Daniel Elsdon defeats Kyle Messenger by Split Decision

Doug Barr vs. Chris Melanson
Round 1: The fighters clinch up against the cage then Chris separates and lands a few decent punches. Doug lands a few of his own and the fighters separate. Chris charges in for a single leg against the cage but Doug defends well. Chris throws a flurry of punches but none of them land. The fighters clinch up then Doug presses Chris up against the cage. Chris just misses with a superman punch. Both fighters are keeping up a really fast pace. Chris lands a decent left hook and gets back control near the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Chris Melanson

Round 2: Chris lands a nice leg kick then Doug comes back with one of his own, clearly he felt that! Chris lands a decent body kick then narrowly avoids a superman punch from Doug. Chris lands a nice left straight then gets Doug’s back in the standing position. Doug is working for a standing kimura Sakuraba style but doesn’t have great wrist control. Chris drags Doug down but Doug pops back up immediately. Chris lands a decent left hook and then a right straight near the end of the round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Chris Melanson

Round 3: Chris lands a leg kicks but Doug counters with a left straight. Chris pins Adam up against the cage and lands a few peppering shots while he had him there. The fighters separate and Chris lands a nice combination to Doug’s head. Both fighters land a few knees from the clinch but Chris’s blows clearly have more steam behind them. As the fighters tire Chris’s superior technique is really getting results at the end of the round. Both fighters are swinging but Chris is landing at a way higher frequency. Chris lands a hard right hand that stuns Doug. Both fighters grind it out to the finish. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Chris Melanson
Chris Melanson defeats Doug Barr by Unanimous Decision

Jonathan Bejba vs. Eric Richardson
Round 1: Eric throws a kick to the body which lands but Jonathan just pushes him down because he was off-balance. Eric escapes a guillotine then takes top position. Eric passes to half mount and is working to gain side control but Jonathan is holding on. Eric passes to side control. Jonathan scrambles then Erik takes his back and starts working for a rear naked choke. Jonathan escapes the choke and turns into Eric’s guard then stands up. Jonathan lands a few decent strikes and works for a guillotine choke as the round ends. This was a fairly close round. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Eric Richardson

Round 2: Jonathan opens the round with a low blow kick that didn’t have much on it. The fight resumes and Eric takes Jonathan down with a double leg but Jonathan gets back up and reverses Eric landing in side control. From side control Jonathan lands a few knees before Eric gets back up and shoots for another takedown. Jonathan defends and lands a hard knee to Eric’s body for his effort. Eric is looking tired and Jonathan is landing a lot of hard body shots. The fighters are swinging away now with hay makers. Eric lands two hard punches to the Jonathan’s face and Jonathan lands two crackers of his own. Eric takes Jonathan down and peppers him from his guard. Jonathon reverses Eric at the end of the fight. This round was clearly Jonathan’s. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Jonathan Bejba

Round 3: Jonathan opens the round charging in with a huge hook. Eric ducks it and works for a double leg takedown and eventually gets it. Eric passes to half mount while peppering Johnathan occasionally. Jonathan recovers guard and is working hard from the bottom to reverse Eric. Jonathon attempts an arm bar from bottom but Eric escapes and passes his guard. Eric works for a side choke from half mount but Jonathan easily escapes. This was another close round. If Eric hadn’t attempted that side choke I would have given it to Jonathan. Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 Eric Richardson
Eric Richardson defeats Jonathan Bejba by Split Decision

12 Responses to “ KOTC Canada: Wrecking Ball – Live Results and Play-by-Play ”

  1. Blackout says:

    2-1 for Way of the Dragon tonight. good damn job, guys. Elmer bringing that belt back to the gym. home. Oss!!

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  2. Cody Saftic says:

    Gotta love Elmer!! Couldn’t happen to a better guy! Congrats to Gabe Sagman also, Keegan is no pushover and it was a solid performance for the Claude Patrick pupil.

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  3. Jay says:

    Dear Calgary Commission this is what is wrong with your stupid amatuer rules:

    The fighters are really evenly matched in the clinch until Daniel again pulls guard

    No disrespect to Daniel Elsdon as he is simply using the rules to their fullest but this is not MMA.

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  4. Dan Monahan says:

    The whole event was worth every cent as all the fighters came to scrap and some didnt look like they were fighters at all especialy the Hague girl shocked me because she was puking in the bucket before she got in the cage and the doctor was called to see if she was fight worthy and my entire table didnt give her more than 20 seconds before she gets wrecked but she went from lathargic and sick to wild beast on the ground the second the fight was on and won the fight. the last second KO by Elmer was spectacular 4:59 and it was a great call by the ref to not allow it to continue as there corner said he made it to the bell but the ref said NO hes done as he stumbled to the corner even the girls agreed he was out cold before the faceplant to the mat from the head kick. we totaly expected a quick night of subpar fights but we enjoyed the fights and the after party too was fantastic Great Job KOTC

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  5. What does pulling guard have to do with amateur rules?

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  6. mma guy says:

    Does anyone know where the pictures and or photos of the event and weigh ins can be found? Thanks in advance.

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  7. mma guy says:

    Pictures or videos*

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  8. ken kupsch says:

    Thanks Dan! Laurel may not look like a fighter, but I knew the guys from Way of the Dragon would not let her come out if she didn’t have the skills to compete.

    As far as matchmaking, I would like to give the credit to the coaches and trainers who helped to make sure we had suitable opponents for their fighters. In this sport, anything can happen, but I like everyone to have a fight they are comfortable with.

    I think if you ask any of the fighters, they will all tell you they could have won their match.

    Thanks to everyone who fought and helped with the event, you are all what makes this worth it!

    There are weigh in photos here and I think they will all be posted on Top MMA News soon. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.808217495957375.1073741874.626052790840514&type=3&pnref=story

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  9. mma guy says:

    Awesome, thanks Ken.

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  10. Jay says:

    @cody – Amateur fighters in Calgary are not allowed to punch in the head when on the ground. This allows for stupid stuff like jumping to guard in an MMA fight.

    This also limits the development of a fighter on two fronts – the first in being that the fighter develops a set of skills that benefit the amateur structure and that they will have to abandon when they go pro – the second is that they are not, in a safe way, learning to deal with aspects of the MMA game (ground and pound) while in amateur and have to immediately adjust to it when they turn pro.

    You have only to look as far as Keegan Oliver for an example of an athlete that was completely let down by this model.

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  11. Slim says:

    I’ve heard the Ammy rules might be changing and possibly will have a progression to allow gnp, head kicks, etc…after a few fights.

    That way newer fighters can get experience without too much damage, some who just want to try the sport can do it safely before truly and fully committing to it.

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  12. Darren Langlois says:

    to see pictures from the event you can head over to my webpage
    http://www.darrenlangloisphotography.com/ForSale/King-Of-The-Cage

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