Hard Knocks 52 – Live Results & Play-by-Play – Carr “Wins” Title in Draw Against Hammo

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Hard Knocks THUMBHard Knocks 52 goes down live tonight from the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta. In the main event Maged Hammo and Owen Carr will do battle for the Hard Knocks Pro Featherweight Title. Also on the card Noah Ali takes on Joaquin Calderon at Bantamweight and Arjan Bhullar looks to stay undefeated against Leroy Johnson.

Fans in Canada can catch the main card live on The Fight Network at 11pm et and you can get the entire card on Internet PPV HERE. Top MMA News will have live results and play-by-play right here as usual.

The fight between Arjan Bhullar and Leroy Johnson was called off on fight day due to an undisclosed medical issue for Johnson.

A weird turn of event in the Featherweight Title fight as the decison was read “Winner by Majority Draw, Owen Carr” and Carr was awarded the belt. I confirmed with the commission that two of the judges scored the fight a draw while the third judge scored the fight for Owen Carr. It’s definitely strange that he he was awarded the title on a draw.

***UPDATE*** Hard Knocks has reversed their decision, Owen Carr is not the Featherweight Champion

  • Fight of the Night: Riley Pequin vs. Jared Tordoff
  • Knockout of the Night: Melissa Croden
  • Submission of the Night: Alexander Martinez

Pro – Maged Hammo vs. Owen Carr
***Pro Featherweight Title Fight
Round 1: Thudding leg kick by Carr opens the fight and another. Hammo lands and blocks a high kick. Carr connects and falls short with a head kick but lands a leg kick. Hammo lands to the head and the Body and unleashes a barrage before they tie up against the cage and Carr drags him down. Carr in half guard and chipping away with shots. Hammo replaces the guard and Carr lands short elbows. Carr drives him towards the cage and Hammo tries to stand and works for a guillotine. Carr keeps him on his back and pulls his head out. Carr lands chipping lefts and stands to back away. As Hammo stands Carr lands a nice kick to the body. In the final ten seconds Hammo works for a guillotine but can’t finish before the round does. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Carr

Round 2: Big side kick falls short by Hammo and Carr looks for a single against the cage. Hammo lands a solid right on the break and Carr with a leg kick. Carr bull rushes him against the cage but Hammo ends up on his back and Carr is able to transition to guard in the scramble and lands a few. Hammo kicks him away and stands before a tie up results in Hammo in top position in full guard. Carr elbows the shoulder from the body and Hammo lands to the body. Carr looks for a sweep but can’t roll him and Hammo stands and kicks the legs and an errant shot lands on the cup. Referee Andy Social pauses the action and takes a point from Hammo. On the restart Hammo comes out with a combo and Carr lands a leg kick. Hammo works for a deep guillotine for the final ten seconds. Top MMA News scores round 10-8 Carr (with point deduction for Hammo)

Round 3: Referee Andy Social pauses at the start to wipe off some vaseline from Carr’s face. Overhand right from Carr lands and his momentum takes Hammo to the mat. Hammo back to his feet and looks for a guillotine. Carr breaks away and works for a double and gets it to looks to pass. Hammo gets his back to the cage and lands an elbow to the head. Hammo takes the back and sinks the hooks before locking in the body triangle. Hammo hammers the body and working the arm under the chin but Carr defending well and hand fighting. Hammo chipping away with punches and Carr throwing punches backwards. Carr gets the sweep and ends up in guard and rides out the round. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Hammo

Round 4: Carr fakes an overhand right and lands a leg kick. They tie up and exchange knees up the middle. A pair of head kicks land but not quite everything and Hammo tosses Carr hard into the cage and takes the back before Carr is able to regain half guard. Carr lands from the bottom and Hammo stands and lands and works to take the back. Hammo with the body triangle and pounds the body. Hammo working a neck crank but lets go to land more shots. Carr is able to sweep to guard but is sucking wind and may be too tired to capitalize. Carr drives him into the cage and lands a few chipping shots to the body and the round comes to an end. Top MMA New scores round 10-9 Hammo

Round 5: Carr with a leg kick and a combo and Hammo answers back with a combo and catches a leg kick using it to take Carr to the mat. Hammo settles into guard and lands to the body. Carr elbows from the bottom and Hammo latches onto a knee bar that looks deep but Carr turns on it and frees himself. Hammo catches a guillotine as Carr stands but Carr pulls his head free and lands against the cage. Carr drags him to the mat into half guard and looks for a head and arm choke before moving to the back. Hammo rolls and Carr back in half guard. Hammo replaces his guard Carr lands short elbows and stays busy on top. Carr continues to chip away and Hammo trying to land from the bottom and it continues for the final seconds of the round. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Carr
Owen Carr and Maged Hammo fight to Majority Draw
***Carr wins Pro Featherweight Title

Pro – Noah Ali vs. Joaquin Calderon
Round 1: Ali refuses the glove touch and sails over top with a head kick almost landing on the back. Ali settles in to half guard and works to pass but Calderon gets full guard. Ali back to half guard but Calderon again replaces guard. Ali to half again and lands some shots. Ali works the body and they stand back up. Ali knees the body and latches onto a guillotine. Calderon frees himself and stands but Ali controls him against the cage. Calderon shoots and Ali sprawls and sinks a d’arce choke and is able to force the tap.
Noah Ali submits Joaquin Calderon by D’arce Choke in Round 1, 3:23

Am -Melissa Croden vs. Brittany Paterson
Round 1: Big right lands from Croden and again. Big barrage of punches lands and Paterson comes back with a body kick. Paterson already with a cut above the left arm. The doctor comes in to check and it’s dripping around the eye so we’re good to continue. Croden lands a massive shot that knocks Paterson out on her feet. Paterson is frozen and bent over at the waist and referee Luke Boutin steps in and calls a halt to this bout and rightly so.
Melissa Croden defeats Brittany Paterson by TKO (Punch) in Round 1, 0:52

Am- Chris Smeltzer vs. Ty Prokopy
Round 1: Jab by Prokopy and a clash of leg kicks. Smeltzer gets the body lock and drags him down but he pops back up. Smeltzer backs away and lands a leg kick. Prokopy connects with a couple rights and Smeltzer with the takedown to full guard. Smeltzer stands and backs away and they trade shots. Prokopy catches a leg kick and trips him to the mat. Prokopy working for a d’arce choke but abandons it and back to the feet. Prokopy knees the body and lands some solid shots. Smeltzer slows the pace and works for a guillotine in final seconds. Top MMA News 10-9 Prokopy

Round 2: Smeltzer lands and Prokopy catches a leg kick. Propkopy looking for the takedown but Smeltzer stays vertical. Smeltzer working for the guillotine and switches to the d’arce and back to the guillotine. Prokopy back to his feet and Smeltzer lets go and backs away. Prokopy begins to land and knees the thigh. Smeltzer working for a standing kimura but they break apart. They trade leg kicks and a Smeltzer kick lands on the cup. They pause the action and on the restart with only seconds left they trade shots and Smletzer works for a guillotine. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Smeltzer

Round 3: Prokopy ducks a shot and drags him to the mat. Smeltzer pops back up and Prokopy presses him against the cage. Smeltzer working for a guillotine and they separate. Big uppercut from Smeltzer lands and Prokopy drops. Smeltzer follows him down and hammers the body. Smeltzer passes to full mount but without ground and pound options are limited. Smeltzer works for a neck crank but it’s not allowed and they’re stood up and time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Smeltzer
Chris Smeltzer defeats Ty Prokopy by Unanimous Decision

Am – Justin Grey vs. Steven Thomas
Round 1: They feel each other out and Thomas paws at him with a couple jabs. They tie up on the cage and Thomas muscles him to the mat to side control. Thomas passes to full mount and avoids a sweep. Grey sweeps but gets caught in an armbar. Thomas trying to straighten the arm but Grey is defending well. Thomas still working but can’t lock it in and time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Thomas

Round 2: Thomas comes forward and lands several hard shots and Grey covers up. Thomas landing at will and a small cut opens beside the left eye of Grey and it’s beginning to swell. Grey presses forward and Thomas pulls guard. Thomas climbs his legs up for a triangle and sinks it. Right in front of us and Grey starts to gurgle. Grey does well to hold on and fights the choke for a good 30 seconds until the end of the round. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Thomas

Round 3: Immediate pause in the action so the doctor can check the left eye of Grey and he’s good to go. Big combo lands from Thomas and Grey with a leg kick. Grey knocks him down with a right and Grey allows him to stand. Smart move with no ground and pound. Grey presses forward with some shots but can’t find the range. Leg kick by Grey and Thomas pulls guard. Thomas looking for a triangle again but can’t get it locked in and time runs out. Top MMA News round 10-9 Thomas
Steven Thomas defeats Justin Grey by Unanimous Decision

Pro- Chris Robinson vs. Jeremy Perdue
Round 1: Both men gauging the distance and Perdue with a leg kick. Perdue lands a big right that stuns Robinson and sends him stumbling back. Perdue persues and lands. Robinson gives up his back and Perdue softens him up with punches before working for the choke. Back to strikes but Robinson scrambles back to his feet. Pause in the action to trim off excess tape from Robinson. They restart and Perdue with a high kick but doesn’t get all of it. Perdue sticks a solid jab and he drives him against the cage. Perdue little chipping shots to the body and a knee echoes off the cup and a short pause as Robinson doesn’t seem affected. They trade little jabs and Perdue with a hard right. Perdue looking for a single against the cage and gets him to the mat. Perdue with full mount and lands big punches. Robinson gives up his back and works for the choke but Robinson survives the round. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Perdue

Round 2: Perdue lands a little jab and a body kick. Another big shot lands from Perdue and he shoots for the takedown. Robinson is able to work away from the cage but Perdue with a big double and he lands little shots. Robinson back to his feet but Perdue still in control against the cage. Perdue working for takedowns but Robinson defending. Referee Andy Social not happy with the stalemate and restarts them in the centre of the cage. Perdue looks for a takedown but Robinson shoves him into the cage and they tie up. They separate and both men trading half hearted punches. They battle against the cage and Robinson lands a knee to the cup and another short pause. On the restart Perdue kicks the body and both men land solid shots. The ten second clapper sounds and a little slugfest ensues. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Perdue

Round 3: Body shot and a right by Perdue and a front kick to the body. Perdue looking for the takedown and gets it to half guard. Perdue lands and eventually takes the back working the arm under the chin. Robinson defends but Perdue landing shots and goes back to it. Perdue continues to try to soften him up with punches but Robinson still defending. Perdue with the body triangle and still trying to sink the choke. Perdue heels to the thigh and still trying to get the choke and Robinson can’t do anything to escape. Robinson loses his mouthguard and Perdue hammers away as time expires. Top MMA News round 10-9 Perdue
Jeremy Perdue defeats Chris Robinson by Unanimous Decision

Adv/Am – Riley Pequin vs. Jared Tordoff
***Amateur Middleweight Title Fight
Round 1: Tordoff aggressive and gets the body lock. Pequin reverses and they jockey against the cage. They trade and a trio of overhand rights land from Pequin. Tordoff works for the takedown and he lands in half guard. Pequin attempts to stand but Tordoff working for a kimura from the bottom. Tordoff tries to sweep but Pequin stands and lands shots to the head, which are now legal under the advanced amateur rules. Tordoff looking for the omaplata and switches to a triangle and Pequin pounds away as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Pequin

Round 2: They trade immediately and tie up to exchange uppercuts. Tordoff presses him against the cage and scoops the leg to get the takedown to full mount. Pequin gives his back and Tordoff lands shots under the arms. Tordoff to full guard but stands and lands a knee to the body. Tordoff gets the slam but Pequin reverses and begins to rain down shots. Pequin takes the back and unleashes a barrage of punches that send the mouthguard flying and forces referee Luke Boutin to step in and call the fight.
Riley Pequin defeats Jared Tordoff by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 2:50
***Pequin wins Amateur Middleweight Title

Pro – Alexander Martinez vs. Cody Purtell
Round 1: Martinez, the very experienced amateur makes his pro debut and Purtell immediately looks to take him to the mat. Martinez defending well and they jockey for position against the cage. Martinez looks for a guillotine and muscles him to the mat and locks up his guard. Purtell trying to peels the arm off but we can hear him gurgle. Great heart shown though as he pulls his head free. Martinez locks in an armbar and forces the tap. Referee Luke Boutin calls the bout but Martinez must’ve felt it pop because he apologized profusely post fight and shows great concern for his opponent.
Alexander Martinez submits Cody Purtell by Armbar in Round 1, 2:29

Adv/Am – Todd Vatcher vs. Colton Cronkite
Round 1: Vatcher circling and avoids a shot but Cronkite lands a leg kick. Cronkite gets the body lock and the takedown. They scramble and Cronkite looks for the rear naked choke and forces the tap.
Colton Cronkite submits Todd Vatcher by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 1:01

Am – Grey Patino vs. Isaiah Burkhalter
Round 1: Patino with a leg kick and Burkhalter lands a combo. Another leg kick and Burkhalter answers back with a couple. They trade a few jabs and Patino with another leg kick. Burkhalter chases him with punches and Burkhalter is able to drag him to the mat and works for a rear-naked choke. Patino defends but Burkhalter is still working for it. Patino spins and is able to take the back himself. Patino working for an armbar and straightens the arm. Burkhalter with several slams to free himself and pounds the body. Burkhalter finishes off with knees to the body. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Patino

Round 2: Burkhalter lands a side kick to the groin right off the opening bell and a pause is called. On the restart Patino with more leg kicks and Burkhalter looks to land. They trade a pair of stiff jabs and Patino keeps landing the leg kick. Patino with another leg kick and a jab and Burkhalter responds with a combo and drives him into the cage. Burkhalter looking to pull the leg out and eventually drags him down against the cage. Patino wall walks to his feet and Burkhalter looks for a guillotine but Patino defends and Burkhalter lands a knee to the body as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Burkhalter

Round 3: Big overhand by Burkhalter and Patino fires back before being taken down. They’re in an awkward position and Patino escapes to the back and works for the choke. Burkhalter rolls but he’s mounted now. No ground and pound allowed so he’s limited to submission attempts. Patino working to secure an armbar but Burkhalter defends and time runs out. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Patino
Isaiah Burkhalter defeats Grey Patino by Split Decision

19 Responses to “ Hard Knocks 52 – Live Results & Play-by-Play – Carr “Wins” Title in Draw Against Hammo ”

  1. EPerez says:

    That point deduction was horse shit. Unreal.

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  2. Orangina says:

    Maybe before implementing ridiculous ammy rules, the Calgary commission should probably work on their math skills and understand what a majority draw is. Also, Carr is a fucking knob, props on not resorting to fouls to get through a fight.

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  3. Cody Rempel says:

    ***UPDATE*** Hard Knocks has reversed their decision, Owen Carr is not the Featherweight Champion

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  4. Cody Rempel says:

    @EPerez… the explanation I overheard was that because the groin strike occurred while Carr was completely stationary Social felt he had to take the point, it wasn’t as if it was in a scramble and it happened to hit the groin. While it may not have been intentional it was “careless”, you have to be in control of your strikes.

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  5. EPerez says:

    Ya that explanation does not make it any better. That was a real chintzy call. ‘Stationary’? If he’s on his back I hope he is pretty stationary.

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  6. EPerez says:

    Incredible it took them a day to come back and reverse the decision. They couldn’t bump their heads together and figure out 2 is more than 1? Hats off to the commission for a job done.

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  7. Wango says:

    They hardly ever take away a point from Carr when he throws illigal strikes in 70% of his fights. Carr is still the king of the nut shot in Canadian MMA.

    Are Carr and Social buds or something? Total BS call on Socials part.

    And i dont want to hear about how Social served his country and is a military vet. Hes a shitty MMA ref. His military service has nothing to do with him being a shit ref

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  8. jets says:

    I think owen brown noses alot of people cause when does he ever get a point taken ? Does he ever get more then a warning?

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  9. Op says:

    Jets you talk to much.

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  10. A.D. Clay says:

    wolverine only has 6 claws. how do they score using that system?

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  11. Orangina says:

    He also has indestructible bones and can heal
    Instantly.

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  12. Truth says:

    Owen Carr and Maged Hammo both said NO to Ari Taub when he barged into the dressing room during the first fight of the night and said that they would be the main event on the undercard/usa main card. It appeared that Ari ordered Carr to change from main event of the night to 5th fight of the night But Carr told Ari NO and Ari went off on Carr. Carr tried to talk to Ari but Ari appeared unwilling to talk and told Owen to fuck off. After Owen was awarded the champ, Ari and the commission over turned the decision to have Carr as the champion

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  13. A.D. Clay says:

    Ari taub is a bitch. Plain and simple. Wanna be promoter with no class or professionalism. He is a tried and true piece of dog shit. Should have just bitch slapped him and told him to go back ringside where he could be a local celebrity like bret hart and fucking kris labelle. Bunch of fucking losers.

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  14. Combo says:

    Agreed with the truth 100% owen still has the belt with him and Ari still paid him his win bonus so having a win reversed over an argument is pretty childish and pathetic of Ari in my opinion

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  15. Jay says:

    @Truth – can you prove your allegation?

    If the CCSC colluded with the promoter to remove a belt then this is a major foul. I highly doubt Ms. Stunzi would make this major an error and one that could so easily be proven. The dressing rooms at that venue are filled with fighters and coaches who could all corroborate this story.

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  16. Edm Boyz says:

    Owen should never have been made champion. This has nothing to do with Ari. The ref made an error by deducting a point for a foul.

    Owen shouldnt cry about this, considering he has nut kicked, kicked downed opponents in the majority of his wins where he has not been deducted a point for blatent fouls. If I was Hammo’s team I would have appeal the foul (which I think they did) and the appeal was won.

    Match should be a Draw with the belt vacant.

    Also dear god. Owen Carr as the 145 lb Champ? Wheeler, Sabah, Demarce, Ghulam, the list goes on and on would roll Carr at 145.

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  17. Combo says:

    Apparently the promotion doesnt agree with you EDM BOYZ or one of them would have been in owens place, just because you dont like owen doesnt mean he shouldnt have been there and he won 3 rnds of that fight regardless of the point deduction Hammo and his corner knew they lost by their reaction at the final bell. Owen may nit have been the cleanest fighter in his past but he fought a clean foght this time and won trying giving credit when its earned

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  18. Edm Boyz says:

    Disagree COMBO lol. I dont think Owen won the fight. Nor do I think Hammo won the fight. I think it was a draw. Super close fight, too hard to call.

    I never said Owen fought dirty in this fight did I. I am simply saying that Owen Carr is the most dirty fighter Canada has to offer. Name one guy who has thrown more illigal blows that Carr.

    And I still stand by my comment that Owen cant hang with Canada’s best 145 lb fighters that are not in the UFC

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  19. Combo says:

    Maybe he cant but hardknocks isnt anywhere close to hosting all the best fighters canada has to offer either. And carr looked alot better at 145 than he does at 135 amd ya i agree on dirty shots. BUt hes at alpha male now and could be a changed fighter

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