Earwood Claims Extreme Lightweight Title
From the event’s promoter:
HAYWARD, Wis. — Ben Earwood captured the vacant Extreme Challenge lightweight championship with a unanimous decision over Tom Schmitz in the headliner bout at Extreme Challenge 34, held at LCO Casino.
Earwood, a member of the Miletich Martial Arts Center, used his wrestling skills to dominate position over Schmitz, a talented submission fighter from Minnesota Martial Arts. Earwood, now 12-2, is the first lightweight title holder since Shonie Carter gave up the belt when he competed in the UFC.
Rick Gravesen, also from the Miletich school, captued a 4-man heavyweight tourney, while Joe Doerksen of Vancouver, British Columbia, won a 4-man middleweight event.
The next Extreme Challenge is set for June 29 in Davenport, Iowa.
Rick Gravesen (Bettendorf, Iowa) def. Ron Fields (Dayton, Ohio), armbar at :37.
Final: Gravesen def. Terrill, KO at :36.
Lee Murray (London, England) def. Chris Albandia (Chicago, Ill.), ankle lock in 2:23.
Final: Doerksen def. Murray, armbar in 1:19.
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