This past weekend at the North American Fighting Championship the main event between Roufusport fighter Christian Vazquez and Kurstan Davenport, an independent fighter of Burlington, Iowa pulled a Nick Diaz. Davenport never arrived for the fight after being scheduled to work.
Davenport was set to fight in his second professional bout. The unprofessional independent fighter decided to never leave his Iowa home after being given time post weigh-ins to arrive for the match. The Burlington, Iowa native, 33, had an extensive amateur record. Before turning pro, Davenport had a 6-6 record. Showing up and making weight was not a new experience for the 0-1 professional.
Saturday night in Milwaukee Kevin Vazquez delivered a statement victory in his professional debut. The fight took place at the Rave Eagles Club Grand Ballroom. Vazquez fights out of Roufusport and battled Nate Coulliard of Death Row MMA in Appleton. The bout was bumped to the main event after his brother’s (Christian) opponent didn’t show. As the main event, fans that packed the Rave for the NAFC “UNRIVALED” MMA event were not disappointed.
The featherweight Roufusport fighter sparred with his foe using a strong jab to counter Coulliard’s wide outside strikes. Delivering several straights and hooks, the Greenfield high school graduate picked apart his opponent on their feet.
In Milwaukee on a brisk December evening amateur bantamweight fighter Ode “The Oddity” Osbourne out of Waukesha-MMA earns a unanimous decision after three rounds over Jon Morrison at the North American Fighting Championship at the Rave Eagles Club Ballroom.
Osbourne went on the attack throwing several strikes once the bout began. The Waukesha-MMA fighter relied on his speed and foot work to out strike Morrison through three rounds. His timing improved over the course of three rounds.
As the main event on the undercard, Larry Watson of Roufusport will fight Ben Deleon of Bushido Sports Center, from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Watson and Deleon are both holding 3-1 records entering the bout tonight. Deleon is taking a five hour journey to Milwaukee from Indiana to fight Watson at the North American Fighting Championship “UNRIVALED” MMA at the Rave in Milwaukee Saturday, December 7, 2013.
The amateur bout will be a lightweight fight as the main event on the undercard. Deleon is coming off a victory by submission via Guillotine choke in round one at one minute. His win comes after his first defeat at GECF 15. The first loss came by a submission in the first round. Before his first loss, the previous two bouts were TKO victories in the first round.
Tonight Waukesha-MMA’s fighter Ode “The Oddity” Osbourne will battle in an amateur bout against Jon Morrison of Fight Prime out of Madison, WI, in a bantamweight matchup. Osbourne is a nation’s top prospect at bantamweight fighting out of Wisconsin area. He’s the owner of an unblemished amateur record of four wins and zero losses.
Their bout is the first fight on the amateur card at the North American Fighting Championships “UNRIVALED” MMA. The fights take place tonight at the Rave, Saturday December 7, 2013. Doors open at 5PM. Undercard is set to pop off inside the cage at 5PM Central Standard Time and the Main Card launches at 7PM CST.
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As wrestling continues to grow after the recent close call with the International Olympic Committee, Agon Wrestling Championships One has created an opportunity for amateur wrestling to jump to the professional level. Agon One was hosted live on pay-per-view via FloWrestling. The event took place in Las Vegas, NV hosting NCAA wrestlers including champions Ben Askren, Quinton Wright, Jordan Oliver, Lance Palmer, Nick Simmons, Stephen Abas, Aaron Simpson, and Jay Borschel at the Rio Hotel.
The exposure of the best wrestlers in the country through Agon is important for launching the sport to the next level. Quinton Wright and Ben Askren are both two-time NCAA Division one Champions. Wright wrestled for Penn State reaching the finals three times leaving with two gold medals.
The 'Brew City' adds another talented mixed martial artist to the Ultimate Fighting Championship's roster in the bantamweight division. Sergio Pettis, younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, signs with the world’s largest MMA organization after defeating James Porter in Milwaukee September 28, 2013.
The Milwaukee native continues to live and train in his home town under the roof of world renowned coach Duke Roufus. Pettis, whom is nick named “The Phenom” supports an unblemished record with nine victories and zero defeats. The undefeated fighter is surrounded with a gym full of talented individuals. It’s no surprise to the Milwaukee faithful that their hometown kid would make it to the big show. All the fighters at Roufusport have succeeded inside the cage due to their countless hours training.
On Oct. 12, one of Wisconsin’s best kept secrets will be making his way down to Florida to challenge the CFA Flyweight champion for his title. The challenger, while unknown to many, has been a lifelong martial artist and lover of combat sports. He is not much different from you or I except for the fact that he continues to live his dream as a competitive mixed martial artist. He is both a father and a husband and works full time to provide for his family while maintaining a rigorous training regimen that keeps him in fighting shape.
In the 17 seasons prior to the September 4 launch of the Ultimate Fighter 18 men and women have never lived and or trained together as one. Next month television ratings will reveal whether the UFC’s decision to go co-ed has paid off.
Coached by two of the most notable women in women’s MMA, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger, Meisha Tate, 16 female and 16 males will look to become the next Ultimate Fighter.
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