RITC 54 – Live Results and Play-by-Play
The longest running MMA show in Canada returns tonight from the Servus Soccer Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta with Rumble in the Cage 54. The event will feature the debut of “Super Boxing” including bouts between Lee Mein and Chris Burns as well as Tim Hague taking on Jared Kilkenny.
The event will also feature the gold medal matchups of the 2017 Canadian National Amateur MMA Championships. The winners crowned will earn the right to represent Canada at the IMMAF. See the results from Day 1 HERE and Day 2 HERE.
Fans in Canada can get the event live on Fite TV HERE and Top MMA News will be cageside bringing you all your live play-by-play action.
- Knockout of the Night: Forrest Cable
- Submission of the Night: Dylan Lielke
- Fight of the Night: Jared Tordoff vs. Ramil Kamilov
Super Boxing/265lbs- Lee Mein vs. Chris Burns
Round 1: They feel each other out and Burns unleashes a barrage of punches against the cage. Mein ties him up and gets the takedown. Ref stands them up and they trade punches and another clinch. They trade knees and Mein pushes him up against the cage and Mein unleashes a furious flurry of uppercuts against the cage that drop Burns to his knees. Referee Mark Aparicio starts the 8 count and Burns can’t answer the bell giving Mein the victory.
Lee Mein defeats Chris Burns by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 2:03
Pro/190lbs- Shawn Locke (0-0) vs. Greg Large (2-9)
Round 1: Locke connects with a pair of leg kicks that takes Large’s feet out from under him. Locke begins to rain down hammerfists and goes to side control. Locke takes full mount and continues to land big punches. Large gives his back and Locke continues the steady stream of punches. Locke continues to land at will as Large is offering no defense whatsoever and referee Mark Aparicio has seen enough.
Shawn Locke defeats Greg Large by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 1:53
Pro/Chris Robinson (1-1) vs. Forrest Cable (0-0)
Round 1: Cable lands a hard right immediately and Robinson looks to tie him up against the cage. Cable reverses the position and lands the knees to the thigh. Robinson’s nose already bloodied from the first strike and Cable continues to land the knees. Robinson shoots for the takedown but Cable stays on his feet and keeps landing the knees. Cable with the clinch and knees to the body before landing a big elbow. Robinson retreats but Cable pursues and lands. They tie up against the cage and Cable spins him and lands knees to the midsection. Cable with a couple big leg kicks and defends a takedown. Cable with more vicious knees to the body and they jockey for position against the cage. Cable lands a nice combo and another. Cable lands another and they tie up as the round ends. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Cable
Round 2: Cable with an inside leg kick and another. Cable staying just out of reach of his taller opponent and connects. Cable throws but Robinson ducks under. Cable with a big knees and swarms with a furious combo. Robinson retreats but Cable chases him down and delivers a huge knee right up the middle that sends Robinson crashing face down. Cable lands a hammerfist before referee Mark Aparicio can step in between them.
Forrest Cable defeats Chris Robinson by KO (Knee) in Round 2, 1:19
Am/205lbs- Colton Cronkite (7-4) vs. Dane Waldal (1-0)
***Amateur Light-Heavyweight Finals
Round 1: Both men land a stiff jab to start and Cronkite looks for the takedown. Waldal defends and they tie up. Cronkite looking for the standing guillotine choke and Waldal fights it off for a moment before Cronkite brings him to the mat and forces the tap.
Colton Cronkite submits Dane Waldal by Guillotine Choke in Round 1, 0:48
K1/195lbs- Matt Krayco vs. Brad Stewart
An even and mostly uneventful first round saw both men turn it on in the final minute. Stewart with the slight edge in round 1 as he landed the cleaner shots. Stewart with big combos to star the second, Krayco comes back and lands a barrage of his own and chops away with leg kicks. Stewart begins to unload kicks to the body and Krayco responds with heavy shots. Stewart continuing to land cleaner and more frequently. Nice front kick lands from Krayco and follows up with a combo. Stewart lands another combo and they bang it out in the final seconds and it looks like another round for Stewart in a higher pace round. Stewart again comes right at him and lands some nice combos. Krayco fires back with leg kicks and a good flurry against the cage. Krayco beginning to get off now and taking over the round. Stewart answers back and connects with some nice combos and kicks to the body. Nice exchange from both men now and both men showing no signs of slowing down and go toe to toe in the final 30 seconds of the fight with Krayco landing one more big bomb right on the chin at the bell. I have Stewart taking a close fight on the scorecards.
Brad Stewart defeats Matt Krayco by Split Decision
Super Boxing/265lbs- Tim Hague vs. Jared Kilkenny
Round 1: These two huge Heavyweights really fill up this tiny cage and we are underway. Kilkenny lands kick to the body and a leg kick from Hague. Kilkenny lands big right and Kilkenny points and says “I just broke your fucking nose bro”. Kilkenny lands a huge combo that crumples Hague to the mat and Kilkenny walks away as Hague covers up. Post fight Hague tearfully retires as he says he no longer wants his grade 4 students to see him this way.
Jared Kilkenny defeats Tim Hague by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 0:40
UAm/170lbs- Jared Tordoff (3-2) vs. Ramil Kamilov (2-0)
***Amateur Welterweight Finals
Round 1: Kamilov immediately lands head kick that drops Tordoff. He looks to land on the ground but Tordoff survives and makes it back to his feet. Kamilov connects with a combo and looks for another head kick. Tordoff lands a combo and gets a big double leg slam although Kamilov lands on top and rains down punches. Tordoff again back to his feet and gets the headlock takedown. Tordoff lands a barrage of punches and still has the headlock and Kamilov furiously trying to escape the position. Kamilov gets his head free but Tordoff still on top landing. Tordoff locks on an armbar but only ten seconds left and Kamilov survives. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Tordoff
Round 2: Tordoff shoots a double but Kamilov stuffs it and lands a combo. Trodoff looks for a single and gets to half guard. Tordoff looks to take the back and lands shots before sinking his hooks. Kamilov turns to his back and Tordoff now in full mount. Tordoff lands shots and looks for the armbar. Kamilov is able to defend but Tordoff is relentless and is able to force the tap.
Jared Tordoff submits Ramil Kamilov by Armbar in Round 2, 1:58
Am/145lbs- Ali Wasuk (5-1) vs. Dylan Lielke (12-2)
***Amateur Featherweight Finals
Round 1: Lielke with a leg kick and they tie up against the cage. Lielke looking for the takedown and gets him down to guard. Wasuk climbing his legs up, looking for an omoplata. Lielke gets his arm free and passes to half guard. Lielke begins to land before standing and dropping back down to side control. Wasuk tries to stand and Lielke looks for a guillotine. Wasuk to his feet and Lielke lands a knee to the groin. They restart and Lielke lands a leg kick and ties Wasuk up in the corner as time runs down. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Lielke
Round 2: They clash with kicks and exchange punches before Lielke ties him up against the cage and lands knees to the thigh. Wasuk gets the body lock but can’t drag him to the mat. Wasuk gets him to his knees but Lielke pops back up. Lielke gets the double and looks for the slam but Wasuk able to minimize the impact. Lielke to side control and looks to land. Lielke to full mount and Wasuk spins but gets caught in a triangle choke and is forced to tap.
Dylan Lielke submits Ali Wasuk by Triangle Choke in Round 2, 2:26
Am/135lbs- Grey Patino (3-7) vs. Toshio Arai (0-0)
***Amateur Bantamweight Finals
Round 1: Arai touches gloves and immediately lands. They tie up against the cage and trade knees. Patino lands shots and Arai drops for a single but Patino lands and defends. Arai still working for the takedown and Patino continues to land until finally the referee breaks them apart. Patino with the takedown and Arai looking for the guillotine. Patino continues to land shots for the final 20 seconds. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Patino
Round 2: Patino with the leg kick and Arai looks to pull guard but Patino slams him to the mat. Arai looking for an armbar but Patino slams his way out. Arai again with an armbar and again Patino slams him. Patino on top now and looking to land to the body. Patino postures and lands a knee to the body and several rights while he has Arai’s arm pinned behind him. Patino continues to throw shots and the referee is forced to step in as Arai is not defending himself.
Grey Patino defeats Toshio Arai by TKO (Punches) in Round 2, 2:58
Am/185lbs- Saeid Mirzaei (15-3) vs. James Nelson (4-4)
***Amateur Middleweight Finals
Round 1: They feel each other out and Nelson lands the leg kick. Nelson throws a head kick but it’s blocked. Mirzei lands a combo before picking him up and slamming him to the mat. Mirzaei begins to land solid shots before taking the back and looking for the choke. Nelson is able to spin out and get to his feet but Mirzaei drags him back down. Nelson looking for the kimura and Mirzaei pulls his arm free. Nelson stands but Mirzaei with another slam. Nelson’s corner tells him Mirzaei is tired and Nelson replies “I’m tired”. Mirzaei gets mount and finishes the round on top. Top MMA News scores Round 10-9 Mirzaei
Round 2: Nelson closes the distance but Mirzaei lands. Mirzaei connects with a right and gets a hold of Nelson and slams him to the mat again. Mirzaei passes to full mount but Nelson looks for a wristlock. Mirzaei to side control and lands shots. Nelson regains half guard and lands to the body. Nelson gives up his back and but Mirzaei transitions to the back as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Mirzaei
Round 3: Mirzaei spinning back kick doesn’t get a;; of it and Nelson responds with a leg kick. Nelson lands a high kick and another leg kick. Nelson connects with an overhand right and a high kick blocked. Mirzaei with another spinning back kick to the body and Nelson lands. Mirzaei ducks a punch and gets the takedown but Nelson throwing his legs up high for a triangle. Mirzaei picks him up and Nelson releases the triangle attempt. Mirzaei stands and lands a right before settling into the guard as time expires. Top MMA News scores round 10-9 Nelson
Saeid Mirzaei defeats James Nelson by Unanimous Decision