Kotc 24 Results
KOTC 24 Results
By Keith Mills
Albuquerque, NM — Dan Severn won his rematch against Dan Christiansen by split decision tonight, primarily by out-conditioning the taller local fighter. Severn worked through two minor head injuries sustained from the cage, with a bump on the head on one of the bars followed by a piece of wire scratching him causing a stoppage in the fight and time allowed for Dan to recover. Severn again showed improved striking by setting up his shots on his way to taking down Christiansen seemingly at will all throughout the fight while Christiansen started to gas in the middle of the second round. After three rounds the judges scored it 89-88 Severn, 90-86 Christiansen, and 89-84 Severn giving Dan the split decision.
Alberto Crane may have had to take a hiatus from the sport for financial reasons but his Lightweight belt was settled tonight also. Local fighter Thomas Schulte took the belt after beating MASH’s John Mahlow by armbar halfway through the first round. Mahlow quickly took Schulte to the ground, but Schulte quickly slapped on the position for the submission and actually half of that fight seemed to be Mahlow trying to work into a position to slam his way out.
Also on the card both Diego Sanchez and Keith Jardine moved closer to belt bouts with victories in the Welterweight and Light Heavyweight categories respectively.