Sunday, Mar 14, 2004
Curran, Hill Shine In Successful Xfo Debut
From the event’s promoter:
Curran, Hill shine in successful XFO debut
FONTANA, Wis. — A near sellout crowd packed into The Abbey Resort Saturday and witnessed the successful debut of the X-treme Fighting Organization.
Jeff Curran, the local favorite, turned on the offense — both standing and on the ground — en route to a submission victory (triangle) in the third round over a tough Dan Swift in the main event. Curran, ranked top 10 in the world at 145, got back on the winning track after two decision losses to "Kid" Yamamoto in Super Brawl and Matt Serra in the UFC.
"I wanted to put on a show," Curran said. "I knew Dan was tough… and I hit him with some really good shots, but he kept coming back for more."
Curran, a black belt in jiu-jitsu who scored a big KO of Baret Yoshida last year, did wobble Swift standing on at least one occasion before going to the ground and finishing with a triangle choke.
In the co-main event, the streak of Bill Hill continued as he took control of UFC veteran Adrian Serrano early and pounded out a first-round victory. Hill has won five straight bouts since losing to Jeremy Horn in the Extreme Challenge.
In feature bout competition, Bart Palaszewski caught Tim Newland with an arm-bar only seconds before the conclusion of round 1. It was Palaszewski’s seventh straight victory. Steve Dau took advantage of a fatigued Jason Guida and scored a second-round TKO victory in a rematch of a no-contest bout last year. And, Demian Decorah overcame a slow start to claim a unanimous decision over hard-punching Carvin Mafatau in a heavyweight bout.
Brandon Adamson was selected the fighter of the night after coming back from a severe beating in the first round to arm-bar Ryan Brockner in the third round.
Gabe Lemley def. Jason Bender, KO, 1:36 Rd. 1
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