RING OF COMBAT 37

Chris Liguori vs. John Salgado
Liguori via KO, 4:12 of Round 3

 

Tom DeBlass vs. Mike Stewart
Deblass via TKO, 3:07 of Round 1

 

Al Iaquinta vs. Gabriel Miglioli
Iaquinta via TKO, 0:26 of Round 1

 

~tons more action after the break!~

 

Deividas Taurosevicius vs. Ronnie Rogers
Taurosevicius via Submission (RNC), 2:24 of Round 2

 

 

 

FIGHT FOR WRESTLING 4

Preston Scharf vs. Josh Thornburg
Scharf via KO, 0:19 of Round 1

 

Lewis Gonzalez vs. Mark Bonilla
Gonzalez via submission (punches), 0:45 of Round 1

Technically stopped because of the punches, but that knee was the real fight-ender.

 

Lance Palmer vs. Larry Criss
Palmer via Unanimous Decision

 

Darren Crisp Jr. vs. Cruz Gomez
Crisp Jr. via TKO, 3:17 of Round 2

Nasty guillotine attempt

 

 

 

CAGE WARRIORS 44

Brian Foster vs. Jack Mason
Foster via Submission (Guillotine), 2:15 of Round 1

Foster has had it tough as of late.  He had to pull out of UFC 129 because of a fucking BRAIN HEMORRHAGE.  After having brain surgery to fix his shit, he found himself in the operating room again, this time having a testicle removed after he got kicked in the groin so hard his ball burst.  He was out of commission for close to a year, and apparently the UFC gave him permission to take some tuneup fights outside the promotion.  This was his first.  The second one he won by first round armbar.  Time to bring this guy back into the fold. 

PUNCH! | PUNCH! and SLAM! 

 

Joe Duffy vs. Ivan Musardo
Musardo via Submission (Guillotine), 4:25 of Round 4  

Everyone expected Duffy to run through Musardo just like he ran through all his previous opponents, but dude, this guy was tough as boiled leather.  Musardo walked through punches and kicks that should’ve put him out, and always came back swinging.  I don’t think Duffy was prepared for such a grinding fight against such a hardnosed opponent, and started to wear down in the later rounds.  It was kinda funny how silent the completely pro-Duffy crowd was after Musardo tapped him.

GNP, failed sweep | Ivan throwing down | Duffy strikes | WAR

 

Brad Wheeler vs. Kevin Donnelly
Wheeler via Submission (RNC), 1:51 of Round 3

Roly Poly

 

Dayman Lake vs. Rab Truesdale
Lake via Submission (Arm Triangle), 1:24 of Round 1

 

Graham Turner vs. Ashleigh Grimshaw
Turner via Split Decision

Trade & clinch war | Turner combo | Turner GNP | Grimshaw rocks Turner

 

 

TITAN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 20

Andrew Whitney vs. Laramie Shaffer
Whitney via KO, 0:21 of Round 1

“The Beast” seems an apt nickname.

AW head kick | AW shrugs and swings | KO real time w/ backflip

 

Anthony Gutierrez vs. Shane Hutchinson
Gutierrez via Submission (Anaconda Choke), 1:05 of Round 1

Sharkbait is fo real.

Combo & TD | Slo alt angle finish

 

James Krause vs. Sean Wilson
Krause via Submission (Guillotine), 2:39 of Round 1

 

Brett Rogers vs. Eddie Sanchez
Sanchez via Split Decision

The only interesting part of the fight is when Eddie split his leg open throwing a kick.

 

Jamie Varner vs. Dakota Cochrane
Cochrane via Unanimous Decision

This fight was AWESOME. 

I’m not a Varner hater.  Yeah he’s a bit douchey, but he’s a tough dude, and I like his fighting style.  People call him a bitch for “playing up” his injury after the illegal knee in the Cerrone fight, but I believe him when he says that he couldn’t see out of his eye.  He wasn’t even complaining about the broken hand and foot that he suffered in the bout.  Then there’s the Shalorus fight where he got kicked in the balls about 8 bajillion fucking times and kept fighting to a draw that he probably should have won, had the ref done his job and docked Kamal a point (or two or three).  In this fight he takes the ass beating of a lifetime (no pun intended) against gay pornstar Dakota Cochrane.  Cockrain is a fucking juggernaut.  And huge (no pun intended).  He bullied and beat Varner from bell to bell, but Varner never gave up.   The referee shit the bed in the last round when Varner lost his mouthpiece, and Jamie ended up eating some nasty elbows that split his mouth open. Look at him wince in pain on the 2nd elbow.  Even when they were back standing, the mouthpiece wasn’t replaced, and Varner took more bah-rutal shots to the mouth that had him spitting blood.  After the fight Varner tweeted that he was done fighting, but quickly deleted it and has since scheduled a fight on October 21 against Nate Jolly at XFC 14. 

DC push kick | Varner TD | DC sweep | DC head kick | Don’t taunt him Varner

Varner nice counter | GNP no mouthpiece | More GNP no mouthpiece

Varner hail mary flying triangle attempt