Rumble In Rahway A Success
Rumble in Rahway a Success
Report by Jim Genia – Photo by Gaby Genia
(June 10th, Rahway, New Jersey) The Rahway Rec Center was packed tonight as hundreds of MMA fans came out to watch the amateurs throw down – and throw down they did. Knockouts, submissions and seesaw battles played out in promoter Ed Hsu’s cage, and with the action and the crowd, Rumble in Rahway proved to be his best show to date. Highlights of the night included:
Prangley "Left at Altar" X-1 Extreme Fighting: Battleground 4
Report by Michael Onzuka – Photo by Lisa Onzuka
HONOLULU–X-1 returned to the Blaisdell Arena on June 10 hoping to give local fighter Marcelo Tigre an opportunity to be considered among the world’s light heavyweight contenders.
Tigre is known for his win over UFC veteran Tim Lajcik in 2001 and his war against local hero Egan Inoue in 1999 that saw him get disqualified the first of three times in his career.
Tigre wanted to step up in competition, X-1 promoter Mike Miller said, and UFC veteran Trevor Prangley fit the bill.
Unfortunately for Miller and Hawaiian fans, once again Tigre brought controversy with him. First he reportedly missed his plane, then he reportedly did not pass his physical due to a broken hand.
In the substitute main event, Mark Moreno did a Chuck Liddell impersonation and landed an overhand right that closed John Geraghty’s eye and knocked him out.
Dylan Clay, a jiu-jitsu fighter from Maui, was also victorious and displayed fluid technique in his submission victory over a rugged Kimo Woelfel.
In other action, John Crisostomo of the 808 Fight Factory must have brushed off four years of ring rust during training because he technically schooled Chad Guzman.
Bryson Kamaka, who had fought the night before in California, was welcomed home by a huge right hand from Josh Ferreira that knocked Kamaka out. However, Ferreira finished with a soccer kick to a downed Kamaka and was disqualified.
X-1 Extreme Fighting: Battleground 4 Results
Amateur MMA: 2 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Thomas Ferguson (Team Devastation) def. Nickolas Agricola (HMC) – Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:09 R1
XMA Match/Stand-Up: 3 Rounds x 2 Minutes
MMA: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Lorenzo Moreno (Bulls Pen) vs. "Dirty Dave" Moreno (Freelance, Kona) – No Contest (Injury, Moreno had cornea scratch during R1)
Lorrin Ishimine (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu) def. Kaleo Kwon (Eastsidaz) – Unanimous Decision (29-28 all)
John Crisostomo (808 Fight Factory) def. Chad Guzman (Team Papakolea) – Submission (Armbar) 2:00 R1
Dylan Clay (Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu) def. Kimo Woelfel (Eastsidaz) – Submission (Rear-Naked Choke 2:03 R2
Bryson Kamaka (808 Fight Factory) def. Josh Ferreira (Freelance, Waianae) Disqualification :25 R1
Ed Newalu (808 Fight Factory) VS Kainoa Walther (Young Guns de Luta) – Walther did not make weight, so the fight was scratched.
Mark Oshiro (Bulls Pen) def. Tony Belvidere (Team Devils Den) – Submission (Guillotine choke – standing) 1:20 R1
Vacant Super Lightweight Championship Bout
X-1 Welterweight Championship Bout