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Sunday, Jun 11, 2006

Rumble In Rahway A Success

Rumble in Rahway a Success
Report by Jim Genia – Photo by Gaby Genia

Michael Wright (standing) vs. Michael Groves
Wright (standing) vs. Groves

(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:

  • Team Renzo’s Bryan Vetell, who wasted no time throwing Simon Manning to the canvas and slapping on the keylock.
  • Pitts Penn’s Ryan Broderick, whose blazing right cross sent David Theis to the canvas twice en route to a knockout.
  • The impressive performance by Joe Diamond MMA’s Anthony Morrison, who knocked out a very tough Rene Dreifuss to get the win.


  • Al Laquinta (Thaisport-157lbs) vs. Greg LaChaga (NY SanDa-153lbs)
    Laquinta via unanimous decision.

  • Gary Mangarella (Jersey Shore BJJ-189lbs) vs. Brett Linebarger (Core Martial Arts/Goss & Goss Boxing-186lbs)
    Linebarger via rear choke at 1:34 of R3.

  • J.A. Dudley (Team Endgame-265lbs) vs. Shane Dever (Combined Martial Arts-246lbs)
    Dudley via guillotine at 2:35 of R1.

  • Rich Dunn (Aikido of New York-190lbs) vs. Brandon Piper (Atlantic City MMA-185lbs)
    Piper via armbar at 1:55 of R2.

  • Jackson Galka (Daddis Fight Camp-160lbs) vs. John Benson Salgado (NY SanDa-166lbs)
    Salgado via unanimous decision.

  • Bryan Vetell (Team Renzo-291lbs) vs. Simon Manning (Ariel’s Combat Academy-243lbs)
    Vetell via keylock at 0:34 of R1 – business as usual for Vetell.

  • Matt Paeth (Mountain Storm-233lbs) vs. Aaron Salisbury (Morris Martial Arts-204lbs)
    Salisbury via rear choke at 1:33 of R1.

  • Fran Evans (R&B Boxing/Maxercise-140lbs) vs. Greg Galperine (Modern Martial Arts-139lbs)
    Galperine via armbar at 1:19 of R1.

  • Heath Macaluso (Aikido of New York-190lbs) vs. Frank Caratenuto (Vadha Kempo-191lbs)
    Caratenuto via armbar at 2:29 of R1.

  • Ryan Broderick (Pitts Penn-150lbs) vs. David Theis (Daddis Fight Camp-145lbs)
    Broderick via KO at 1:23 of R1 – a great knockout!

  • Michael Groves (Gracie Philadelphia-168lbs) vs. Michael Wright (Spartan Althima-183lbs)
    Wright via split decision.

  • Rene Dreifuss (Marcio Santos BJJ-158lbs) vs. Anthony Morrison (Joe Diamond’s MMA-154lbs)
    Morrison via KO at 0:35 of R1 – an impressive win.

  • Mike Tenny (Pitts Penn-251lbs) vs. Phil Rossamondo (Vadha Kempo-255lbs)
    Rossamondo via rear choke at 1:24 of R1.

  • Phil Ferraro (Eclectic Martial Arts-153lbs) vs. Tim Troxell (IM Sports-150lbs)
    Ferraro via armbar at 2:18 of R1.

Prangley "Left at Altar" X-1 Extreme Fighting: Battleground 4
Report by Michael Onzuka – Photo by Lisa Onzuka

Dylan Clay triangling Kimo Wolfel
Clay triangling Wolfel

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
Peter Placido (Bulls Pen) def. Gene "Bino" Gregory (Mix Breed) – Unanimous Decision (20-18 all)

Thomas Ferguson (Team Devastation) def. Nickolas Agricola (HMC) – Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:09 R1

XMA Match/Stand-Up: 3 Rounds x 2 Minutes
David Balicao (HSD) def. Donald Gonzales (Young Guns de Luta) – Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

MMA: 3 Rounds x 3 Minutes
Alika Rincon (Young Guns de Luta) def. Marcus Moreno – Unanimous Decision (30-27 all)

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
Eddie Yagin (Grappling Unlimited) def. Kana Hyatt (Young Guns de Luta) – Referee stoppage (strikes) 1:36 R2

X-1 Welterweight Championship Bout
Mark Moreno (Bulls Pen) def. John Geraghty (Freestyle Academy) – KO 1:47 R1

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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