Total Combat Invades America:hops North Of Border For Tenth Event
Total Combat Invades America:
Hops North of Border for Tenth Event
By Loretta Hunt
Total Combat Promotions made its U.S. debut Saturday night at the Golden Acorn Casino in Campo, California, over an hour east of San Diego and just minutes from the Mexican border where the promotion had held nine previous events in Tijuana since February 2004.
Among an assemblage of local fighters that attracted some 2,931 spectators to the small casino situated on a very desolate Interstate 8, Total Combat’s tenth effort featured the return of Jeremy Jackson to the ring following a two-year absence from competition. It took Jackson a moment or two to get his bearings against a very game Christian Vargas, but once the UFC veteran found his rhythm, he thoroughly controlled the action by scoring a takedown and moving from side control to mount where Vargas gave his back to escape Jackson’s elbow onslaught. Panicked as his more experienced foe crowded him with head punches from behind, Vargas attempted to stand and Jackson latched on the rear naked choke for the tap out.
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FX3 – The Battle of Britain
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, UK – Saturday 15th October 2005
By David West
The second outing for Britain’s latest MMA promotion FX3 matched English scrappers against battlers from Ireland, Brazil and Germany. In the main event, Paul Daley claimed the vacant FX3 Welterweight Title when he dropped Germany’s Peter Angerer with a flurry in Daley’s corner. Angerer landed on all fours and his sudden descent to the canvas prompted the referee to jump in and stop the contest, which seemed to come as a surprise to Angerer who appeared to have his wits about him.
UFC and HOOKnSHOOT veteran Leigh Remedios chose to stand and trade with Sami Berik, a San Shou stylist who tagged the British grappler several times before Remedios took the fight to the canvas where he secured Berik’s back and forced him to tap out with a rear naked choke. Nova Uniao BJJ team member Jose Aldo impressed with a dominating performance against Mickey Young, from Northern Ireland, blasting out the TKO stoppage with a powerful two-fisted assault from the mount. Knock-out of the night had to go to Mark Chen who survived an early onslaught from Ricky Moore to catch his opponent charging forwards with a straight right that put Moore flat on his back and out cold.
X Fighting Championships: Dome of Destruction 3
Held October 15, 2005
At the Tacoma Dome
By Mike Neva
Eddy Ellis (Lacey, WA) def. Clyde Jenkins (Anchorage, AK) by TKO referee stoppage from a cut at 5:00 of R1
Jeff Willingham (West Point, UT) def. Patrick Reeves (Ogden, UT) by KO from punches at 1:21 of R1
Mike Joy (University Place, WA) def. Amos Sotelo (Phoenix, AZ) by toe hold at 1:33 of R2
Cedric Marks (Bremerton, WA) def. Rich Guerin (Yakima, WA) by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 0:33 of R3
Jeremy Peterson (Oren, UT) def. Craig Salazar (Layton, UT) by TKO referee stoppage from strikes at 2:14 of R2
Ray Perales (Nampa, ID) def. Brad Blackburn (Oylmpia, WA) by split decision after R3
Kyacey Uscola (Boise, ID) def. Lodune Sincaid (Ventura, CA) by TKO corner threw in the towel at 3:20 of R2
Jeff Monson (Olympia, WA) def. Devin Cole (Meford, OR) by unanimous decision after R3