Results Fromufcf: Ax Fighting # 3″bring The Pain”
UFCF: AX Fighting # 3
"Bring the Pain"
By Mike Neva
The nickname "Bring the Pain" for AX Fighting #3 could not have been more appropriate, as 6 of the 8 bouts ended before their duration. With few recognizable names on the card, this fresh batch of amateurs gave it their all in an entertaining night of Pankration, Kick Boxing, and Muay Thai. In the days leading up to the show, a rash of drop outs plagued the scheduled 13 bout card leaving only 8 matches as well as a youth submission grappling exhibition. Much to the delight of the crowd, these two youngsters put on a surprisingly technical match with both grapplers showing an array of takedowns, throws, and near submissions. The crowd enjoyed their performance so much that they gave both a standing ovation and awarded Zeke Williams with the "Fighter of the Night" award.
In the main event, Buck Bisbey stepped into the ring for the first time since losing his professional debut at last May’s AFC 8 in Florida. After having his first three opponents fall through, local tough guy, Dustin Nicholson, a self proclaimed street fighting champion, stepped up to challenge Bisbey. After only 45 seconds of devastation, referee Joe Derobbio pulled Bisbey off a defenseless Nicholson who proved to be little more than fodder for the more seasoned Bisbey. Matchmaker and co-promoter Charles Pearson told FCF after the bout that the last minute dropouts made it difficult to find a suitable adversary for Bisbey, and that his next opponent would assuredly provide more of a challenge.
Other highlights included a devastating knockout of Team Quest fighter Elijah Fay at the hands of Tim Abell. Fay wanted nothing to do with Abell’s stand up and took the fight to the ground. After a brief period of inactivity, Abell worked back to his feet and stood over Fay, who was content to butt scoot and look for an opportunity to stand. That opening would not come to fruition, as Abell landed a crisp left instantly knocking Fay out as his head ricocheted against the canvass. The crowd roared their approval while Abell celebrated as Fay lay motionless for several minutes. Fay was able to regain his scenes and although unsteady on his feet, was able leave the ring under his own power.