Northwest Fighting Challenge
Northwest Fighting Challenge
Held, July 16, 2005
At the Academy of Brian Johnson
By Mike Neva
As kickboxer Jason Swan landed blow after blow to his increasingly dazed opponent, not a single fan remained in their seat. Fighting out of the very gym the event was held, the packed house was loving every second of this one sided beat down from their native son. Although he may not be a nationally recognized name, Jason "K-1" Swan, has a large following in the Pacific Northwest, and as Jim Sit Chai Sai crumbled to the mat, each and every one of the joyous on lookers roared their approval. First time promoter, Brian Johnson, could not have scripted a better ending to a marathon of sixteen fights that lasted nearly 4 hours!
Other highlights included an MMA slugfest between Haemen Song and Pat White. Both fighters came out with their fists blazing and gave the crowd a showcase of what amateur mma is all about. Neither man left anything in the ring, leaving both near exhaustion after only 1 round. Although extremely tired, White seemed to have a little more in his gas tank than his weather-beaten adversary. White opened round two with a flurry of punches, which would prove to be the beginning of the end as referee Bob Jacobsen called a halt to the bout early in the second round.
Submission Wrestling Results
Ricky Telles def. Clancy Ray by a score of 6 – 3 after 1 – 7 minute round.
Kaimana San Nicolas drew. Tyler Ridgeway after 1 – 7 minute round. ( both only 10 years old )
Muay Thai Results
Josh Hostetler def. Elijah Finch by TKO ref stoppage from a kick to the head at :45 of R1
Rob Williams def. Carl Lawler by KO from punches at 1:45 of R1
Jason Swan def. Jim Sit Chai Sai by KO from punches at 1:28 of R1
Ira Evanson def. Matt Ferris by split decision after 3 – 2 minute rounds
Justin Casey def. Jarrod Wolden by unanimous decision after 3 – 90 second rounds
Cecil Jentges def. Jae Taylor by split decision after 3 – 2 minute rounds
Brian Poirier def. Dan Walsh by KO at 1:27 of R1
Will Mckasson def. Ulisees Sit Chai Sai by unanimous decision after 3 – 2 minute rounds
Rick Gabriel def. Noah Flaspoher by unanimous decision after 3 – 2 minute rounds
Sam Sit Chai Sai def. Tim Davis-Court by verbal submission from punches at 1:34 of R2
Allen Cameron def. Jeremy Engle by TKO didn’t answer the bell for R2
Pat White def. Haemen Song by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 0:21 of R2
Brett Wagner def. Mike Crankfield by unanimous decision after 3 – 3 minute rounds
Brian Caraway def. Joe Cummings by rear-naked choke at 2:06 of R1
From AMC Pankration:
PRIDE/DSE President, NOBUYUKI SAKAKIBARA,
Coming to Seattle!
PRIDE Rule Director and Official Trainer, MATT HUME, will be testing a new amateur format for PRIDE matches. Hume will be conducting these matches in cooperation with Charles Pearson and Aric Wiseman’s already successful AXE fighting event on July 30, 2005 at Edmonds Community College in Edmonds, Washington. The evening will be divided between the current UFCF rule matches and the new experimental PRIDE amateur rule matches. Dream Stage Entertainment / PRIDE President, NOBUYUKI SAKAKIBARA, and top PRIDE executives will be on hand to observe these matches and see first hand why the Pacific Northwest has consistently produced many great fighters over the years.
A full line up will be posted soon. For more fight info go to www.axfighting.com
PRIDE Bushido 8 Results
Held July 17, 2005
Nagoya Rainbow Hall – Nagoya, Japan
Click here for the results
PRIDE: Bushido Vol. 8
North American PPV Schedule:
PPV Premiere Date: July 22, 2005
Premiere Time: 7:00 pm PST, 10:00 pm EST