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Friday, Sep 09, 2005

National Fighting Challenge 4: Battle For The Border

National Fighting Challenge 4: Battle for the Border
Held September 9th, 2005
At the Squamish Nations Rec Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia
By Mike Neva

Coming off back to back defeats and a ten-month lay off from the ring, Ulisses Castro looked to get back into the swing of things against Team Quest’s Devin Cole. The 28 year old Castro, a faller, who works in the logging industry, was a finalist in the casting of "TUF" season 2, but was pulled from the show at last minute due to an eye injury. Known as the "Latin Thug", Castro was initially scheduled to fight Brian Stromberg, but in what Cole refered to as his "initiation" onto team Quest, he recently fought and defeated Stromberg earning his way into the main event of NFC 4. As the opening bell sounded, these two big men tied up and worked from the clinch until Cole was able to take Castro to the mat and attain side control. Cole’s dominant position didn’t last long as Castro quickly worked his way back to standing. From their feet, both fighters exchanged punches with neither man landing a solid strike until Cole dropped Castro with a devastating knee. Castro was stunned and looked to instinctively crawl out of the ring to catch a breather, but Cole followed up with a series of punches outside the ropes until referee Jason Darrah mercifully called a halt to the action 2:42 into the first round.

Ramirez pounds on Chilton
Ramirez pounds on Chilton

  • Joseph Ramirez def. Tom Chilton by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 2:13 of R1
  • Hardeep Singh def. Joe Cummings by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 2:13 of R1
  • Akawui Riquelme def. John Dobier by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 2:39 of R1
  • Kevin Barkhouse def. Jose Orozeo by arm bar at 1:38 of R1
  • Chris Jensen def. Kenny Butterfield by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 0:49 of R1
  • Garrett Davis def. Matt Lininger by guillotine choke at 1:15 of R1
  • Paul Daniel def. Ihsan Sitchaisai by TKO ref stoppage from a knee at 0:56 of R1
  • Myles Merola def. Ken Tran by rear-naked choke at 1:11 of R2
  • Danny Dlask def. Jodey Ingalls by verbal submission from punches at 2:51 of R1
  • Devin Cole def. Ulisses Castro by TKO ref stoppage from strikes at 2:42 of R 1

Singh hammers Cummings with a punch
Singh hammers Cummings with a punch

From the event’s promoter:

RITC 74 – Results
Montana named Fighter of the Night

It was a sizzling hot September evening in Casa Grande for RITC 74. Andy Montana displayed his versatility winning by key lock submission to earn Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors. Other candidates for FOTN honors were Brandon Oliver, Eddie Castro, Dominik Cruz, Gabriel Flores, David Marquez, Mike Ashford and Carlos Ortega.


  1. Brandon Oliver (141), Team Brausa
    won by submission (arm bar), 2:17 Rd 1
    Joe Stojak (150), Freestyle

  2. Eddie Castro (154), Devil’s Den
    won by submission (choke), 1:34 Rd 1
    Rosco McClellan (150), Team Brausa

  3. Dominik Cruz (149), Boxing Inc.
    won by ref stoppage (strikes), 1:09 Rd 2
    Josh Donahue (150), Team Brausa

  4. Gabriel Flores (185), Boxing Inc.
    won by submission (strikes), 2:17 Rd 1
    Robert King (197), AJJA

  5. David Marquez (166), Devil’s Den
    won by submission (neck crank), 2:01 Rd 1
    Jason Hofeld (162), AJJA

  6. Mike Ashford (217), Devil’s Den
    won by submission (strikes), :35 Rd 1
    Anthony Tarango (217), Freestyle

  7. Carlos Ortega (154), AJJA
    won by submission (choke), 1:30 Rd 1
    Craig Davis (156), Havoc

  8. Andy Montana (257), Genesis Jiu-Jitsu
    won by submission (key lock), 1:35 Rd 1
    Rich Beecroft (218), No Regrets Fight Club

Next event:

RITC 75 – Friday Night Fights
Glendale Arena
Friday Sept 30, 2005

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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