Play by Play (RESULTS) MCC 39: Domination, March 2, 2012. Hy Vee Hall, Des Moines, IowaPosted by Admin on Mar 3, 2012 in Articles, Featured, News, Press Releases • No comments
Play by Play (RESULTS) – MCC 39: Domination, March 2, 2012. Hy Vee Hall, Des Moines, Iowa
In a strange turn of events, co-main event fighter, Kevin “The Fire” Burns was forced to withdraw from a contest with Mason Temiquel when he became sick and eventually had to be taken to the hospital. Avoiding event tragedy, Burns’ training partner and close friend, Steve Carl (Bellator, M1 Global) agreed to step in and fight on 24 hours notice.
Other than that small mishap, everyone on the card made weight and is ready to go.
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Jerry Johnston vs. Johnny Wentland
MCC newcomer, Jerry Johnston steps in the cage first in hopes for a win over Wentland, a three-time MCC veteran still trying to
find his rhythm and make it into the win column.
Fighters come out and touch gloves. It’s Johnston who swings first but quickly taken down by Wentland. Back up and in the clinch
with knees from both. Head and arm choke by Wentland, but Johnston skips out. Wentland tried for an inverted triangle, but Johnston out. Punches thrown from the top. Kick from Wentland. Boom! Back to the feet. Not much action from the clinch as the round comes to a close.
Pawing with jabs and low kicks from Wentland. Wentland moves in and drags the fight to the ground. Wentland takes the back and sinks in a rear naked choke- Johnston taps! Wentland…finally victorious inside MCC!
Wentland wins by rear naked choke :59 round two
Justin Fuson vs. Luke Jensen
Two newcomers to MCC step into the cage. Jensen, a mixed martial artist with an excellent wrestling pedigree takes on hard hitting Justin Fuson. Huge cheers as Fuson enters the cage. And boo’s as Jensen enters. Uh-oh… Grudge??? This could get interesting.
A touch of gloves and Fuson swings, Jensen shoots. Both exchange knees and separate. Shot from Jensen as Fuson sprawls and throws a knee to the head. FOUL!!!!
Jensen gets time to recover.
As they start Fuson changes and swings for the fences. Fuson on top delivering some brutal hammer fists to Jensen’s head. Knees to the body by Fuson as Jensen covers. Fuson pounds the body as time winds down in the first round. Both fighters look a little tired!
Fuson charges and swings wildly. Fight hits the mat. Fuson on top again trying to work in a choke while delivering knees and punches. Jensen covers but still takes damage to the ribs. This doesn’t look good for Jensen. He needs to move because the ref is looking close and giving a verbal warning. With just seconds left we will get to see a third round.
Jensen swings first and takes the fight down, but gets reversed and finds himself in the same position as the first two rounds; with Fuson on his back drilling him in the body and head. Another warning from the ref. Vicious knee to the body flattens Jensen out, but Jensen continues to hang tough. Fuson going for something. He has a minute left to finish the fight. Jensen goes for a kimura as time expires.
Fuson wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Adams vs. Nick Dewitt
Two more hungry newcomers are set to step in the cage. The fans love new blood! (OK…so do we). Adams enters the cage to the song “Regulator’s” Just for that he gets points. Go old school! Both fighters in the cage and man, these guys look serious.
Here we go! A touch of gloves and a huge slam from Adams. Adams moves into side control and isolates an arm- switches to mount and misses. Adams back in side control and Dewitt gets back to his feet. Punches and knees from both. Adams closes the distance and lands a nice uppercut. Dewitt with a big overhand right. And a big punch from Adams. Back into the clinch with ten seconds left in the round.
Dewitt swing big, but is quickly picked up and slammed hard. Dewitt with a possible guillotine. Back to the feet. Low kicks from Adams as he closes distance and pulls Dewitt to the ground. Adams immediately moves to mount. Dewitt escapes, but Adams takes his back with both hooks in. One minute left is a long time! Dewitt escapes, but Adams takes mount instead and throws a series of brutal elbows. Dominant round for Adams as the bell sounds. As they break there is a lot of blood coming from Dewitt’s forehead. The doctor is in the ring. (Never a good sign) But the doctor says he’s good to go. Let’s see another round!
Dewitt comes out like he has something to prove, but Adams catches him with a combination that wobbles him. Dewitt tough as nail, but the damage is taking its toll. A wild left misses. Dewitt initiates a takedown and Adams bucked him down to his back. Adams back into mount. Here come the punches! And the elbows…. Dewitt is not willing to roll over although he is a bloody mess. Adams gets back to his feet and allows Dewitt to get up. Wow…it’s a slug fest by both. The crowd goes nuts as the round and fight come to a close.
Adams wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jon Youngbear vs. Adam Kickbush
Both fighters return to the cage- both coming off wins and both looking to make a splash in the light heavyweight division.
Youngbear enters first. At 6’5″ he is certainly the tallest fighter in the MCC stable. Kickbush enters next looking like a body builder! Damn son….that’s some serious muscle. Let’s get crackin’, boys!
A touch of gloves and leg kick from Youngbear followed by a big right hand. Kickbush patient, closes the distance and delivers a knee. They break and look to feel each other out. Both swing and wind up against the cage. Kicks and punches by both. Youngbear is finding his range now. Big right hand sends Kickbush reeling. Youngbear pursues but the round comes to a close.
Youngbear with a kick-punch combo. Both a swinging for the fences. Youngbear takes a kick and clinches. Both with knees and body punches. Kickbush could be looking for a choke- gets taken down. Kickbuch with a triangle attempt. Slammed by Youngbear, but kickbush somehow reverses and catches Youngbear in a crucifix. Not good for Youngbear. Armbar attempt with 20 seconds! Now ten, nine, eight…..Oh! Times runs out! Save by the bell.
Right, left from both. Nothing lands. Takedown by Kickbush off a low kick. Upkick by Youngbear puts Kickbush in side control. Now mount! Good position for Kickbush as he pounds away. Youngbear uses his long legs to rid himself of danger- goes for a foot lock. Kickbush appears to be out of trouble with one minute left in the fight. Kickbush takes his back and then mount as Youngbear rolls. Goes for another armbar as the clock expires. Great action by both fighters.
Let’s go to the judges…
Kickbush wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-29, 29-28)
Roy Moore vs. Jeff Lewis
This is a battle of two of the hardest hitting middleweights in MCC. I (and everyone else) was immediatly excited when this fight was signed. I don’t predict a long fight, but I do predict fireworks. With both fighters possessing the ability to end fights quickly and violently, LET’S GO!
A touch of gloves and Moore strikes. Lewis follows. Moore with hard kicks and Lewis goes for the takedown. Looping left lands by Moore and an uppercut slips through by Lewis. Lewis stalks and Moore circles. Combination from Lewis and another body kick by Moore. Very close round. Lewis on the attack as the round ends.
Moore talking to referee Thomas Mastin, complaining about a possible foot injury- looks to be limping. The fight is called off. Broken foot?
Lewis wins by verbal submission and remains undefeated.
Nick Walker vs. Benly Xamonty
First fight in MCC for Xamonty, but Walker is no stranger to this cage. When it comes to heart and determination you can always count on Walker, but he has a tough test tonight as Xamonty comes in hungry with a stellar 8-1 record. (Side note: Walker enters the cage to “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and Rick Tasler goes wild. Wow…)
Both fighters take the center of the cage. It’s Xamonty jabs at Walker. Nice low kick landed and Walker stalks. Walker tries for a choke with Xamonty against the cage. Knees by both. A barrage of knees from Xamonty. Dang!!! They break and Xamonty catches him with a head kick! Walker is out cold of it as the referee intervenes.
Benly Xamonty wins by knock out 2:09 in round 1.
John Milledge vs. Anthony Baccam
Undefeated amateur prospect, Anthony Baccam makes his professional debut tonight against promotional newcomer John Milledge. Can he keeps his win streak going? We’ll see what Milledge has to say about that.
Baccam looks calm as the fight gets underway. Gets caught on the chin by Milledge. Fight hits the ground and Milledge goes for an armbar. This is a fight. Milledge catches him again. Baccam with the takedown this time. Baccam takes his back and Milledge tries to flip. Baccam swarming now- he’s found his groove. Back and forth action and it’s just two minutes into the fight! Milledge goes for a shoulder lock/armbar. Baccam didn’t like it. He rolls out and pounds Milledge. Hard! Baccam attacks with a relentless body strike assault and gets the stoppage.
Wow- that was an action packed fight! Impressive professional debut by Baccam.
Anthony Baccam wins by TKO 3:03 round 1
Eddie Larrea vs. Ronnie Britt
At 46 years old, Ronnie “Warfrog” Britt continues to defy father time. He’s taken on some of the best that MCC has to offer and more times than not, comes out unscathed. Wisconsin’s, “Fast” Eddie Larrea is here to try and put a halt to the win streak the ol Frog has going. With lighting fast punches, can he catch Britt before Britt takes him to the mat? Let’s find out.
Larrea strikes first, catch Britt with a jab. Head kick by Larrea and Britt closes the distance. A missed lateral drop by Britt put him in potential danger, but Britt able to sweep. Britt drops back for a leg lock and Larrea winds up on top. Big elbow from Eddie. Britt is busted up. Big cut on Britt forehead. Larrea rolls to a knee bar and gets a quick tap! Britt rises to his feet a bloody mess.
Eddie Larrea wins by knee bar 3:14 round 1
Mason Temiquel vs. Steve Carl
Late replacement, Steve Carl and promotional newcomer, Mason Temiquel are up next. With Carl’s grappling skills and Temiquel’s 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu training, this could make for a very technical ground war. Carl has big show experience (Bellator and M1 Global). We’ll see if it helps him tonight. Either way, props to Mason Temiquel for not only taking a fight with the uber-tough, Kevin “The Fire” Burns, but accepting a replacement like Carl without giving it a second thought. This kid gets my respect, for sure!
Both fighters look exceptionally relaxed as the bout opens. Mason rolled to pull guard. Carl on top. Picks Temiquel up and slams him hard. Carl trying to pass guard. The action is slow on the ground but technical. Carl in half guard, almost free. Underhooks by Temiquel, looking for a sweep- catches an elbow for his efforts. Now Carl in side looking for a kimura. It’s tight and Mason tries to buck him off. He’s stuck. Temiquel taps out!
Tough break for Temiquel, but a dominant performance by Carl.
Steve Carl wins by 3:01 by kimura, round 1
Kennan Curry vs. Elvis Mutapcic
*5 round title fight for the MCC Middleweight Championship
Dominant champ takes on a relative unknown. I’ve seen stranger things happen, but the smart money is on the champ. He’s confident. He’s focused. And he’s quite possibly on his way to the big show. Tonight, however, he needs to get past Indiana’s Keenan Curry.
Curry and Mutapcic are in phenomenal shape. The crowd is absolutely electric as these two take the center of the cage. Curry shoots…quick! Mutapcic pressed against the cage with Curry on top. Mutapcic goes for a heel hook, rolls and they are back to their feet. Mutapcic drops Curry and takes his back. Curry out and goes doe an armbar, sits back for a leg lock. Wow, the action here! Mutapcic out, moves to side and delivers elbows. Curry back to his feet. Fighters clinch and Mutapcic with knees. Curry looks for, and gets a takedown. Two minutes left in the first. Mutapcic with an armbar attempt. He missed. Curry on top. Curry punches as Mutapcic sweeps. Mutapcic against the fence and gets back to his feet. Seconds are ticking away. Both swing hard and Curry presses forward at the bell. First round in the books. This was fought at a furious pace. Can they keep this up?
Big knee to start it off. Mutapcic in control. Curry turns and presses Mutapcic against the fence. Now, a reversal and Curry’s back is pressed against the cage. Mutapcic with knees. The pace is slower than the first round, but equally as grueling. Curry swings and presses forward. They are back against the fence as Mutapcic grabs ahold of a tight choke. Curry in trouble. Maybe not… He’s out! Mutapcic rolls to an armbar attempt. Curry taps! Curry taps!!!!! Wow… The king reigns supreme! But, he had to earn this one.
Elvis Mutapcic retains championship Winner by armbar 2:31 round 2.
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- Jerry Johnston v Johnny Wentland – Wentland by RNC
- Justin Fuson v Luke Jensen – Fuson by Unanimous decision
- Ryan Adams v Nick Dewitt – Adams by Unanimous decision
- Jon Youngbear v Adam Kickbush – Kickbush by Unanimous decision
- Roy Moore v Jeff Lewis – Lewis by verbal submission between Rd 1 and Rd 2
- Nick Walker v Benly Xamonty – Xamonty by KO
- John Milledge v Anthony Baccam – Baccam by Tap to strikes
- Eddie Larrea v Ronnie Britt – Larrea by Knee bar
- Mason Temiquel v Steve Carl – Carl by Arm Kamora
- Keenan Curry v Elvis Mutapcic – Mutapcic by Arm bar and remain MCC Middleweight Champion