NAFC KnockOut Kings Muay Thai and Kickboxing Road To Glory: Historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom Results
Saturday night, May 11, at the historic Eagles Club Grand Ballroom in Milwaukee, North American Fighting Championships presented Knockout Kings Road to Glory featured an 8-man lightweight Muay Thai tournament. The undercard began at 4 p.m. featuring 17 amateur bouts. The main card started at 7:30 p.m. with a reserved match in case any fighter cannot continue due to injury. Main card consisted of 13 bouts.
NAFC Knockout Kings Muay Thai and Kickboxing, Road To Glory at the Eagles Club Grand Ballroom in Milwaukee, Waukesha-MMA had a successful evening this past Saturday, May 11, in front of a large Milwaukee crowd. Head trainer and owner, Reese “Old Man” Shaner’s students went 4-1 on the day. The successful night Waukesha-MMA had continues to show the positive culture Shaner has built at the gym.
Another great night of mixed martial arts action went down at Marathon Music Works this past Saturday night, May 11, in Tennessee. Two champions successfully defended their V3 titles and the organization crowned a new champion as well.
The USCS Fight of the Night, hands down goes to Manny Trujillo and Langston Stevenson as these two warriors battled it out back and forth for two and a half rounds, which ultimately ended when Trujillo took the win via TKO over Stevenson.
This past Saturday night, April 27, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Strikehard Productions (SHP) brought their show back back to its hometown, and they did so in style. David Elder, one of the owners for SHP contacted an old friend of his and asked him to fight on their upcoming show. That friend was former UFC fighter, John Salter. Salter who now lives in Fresno, California and trains at Dethrone Base Camp is a former fighter coming out of Tuscaloosa’s Headhunters gym.
Lac Du Flambeau- King of the Cage at the Lake of the Torches Casino delivered action packed mixed martial arts once again Saturday night. The card had eleven bouts, all with exciting finishes. The fans proved their enjoyment by the loud sold out cheers during each fight. Jay Buck of Gilbert Grappling and Cully “The Mason” Butterfield headlined the main event. The co-main event was between R.T. Hicks and Isaiah Pitts at 185.
At the North American Fighting Championship “BattleGround,” the co-main event was between featherweights, “Captain” Morgan Sickinger and Jose Pacheco. This fight was action packed for the full three rounds and lasted the entire fifteen minutes. The non-stop contest included kicks, strikes, takedowns, reversals, and submission attempts throughout the war between the 145-pounders, March 29 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.
The North American Fighting Championships main event featured Sergio Pettis of Roufusport-Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Josh Robsinson of EVA/TGA/MIS-Toledo, Ohio. Last time Robinson came to Wisconsin, he defeated Pettis’ team mate Dustin Ortiz. The two fighters went the full three rounds battling an action packed fifteen minutes.
In the first round Pettis came out dancing around the cage as he picked Robinson apart. His nasty kicks landed on various locations of the body of his opponent. In addition to the lumberjack kicks that chopped his foe down, he placed accurate strikes to the dome of Robinson. The lethal combinations forced Robinson to attempt takedowns. They were squashed quickly with ease by the Ultimate Fighting Championship hopeful.
NCAA Wrestling Championships: Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State Facing St. John of Iowa in Semi-Finals
Des Moines, IA- Alex Dieringer wrestling out of Oklahoma State advances to the semi-finals of the NCAA National Wrestling Championships. The Red-shirt freshman entered the tournament with a sixth seed in the 157-pound weight class. In the semi-finals he will wrestle the number two seed Derek St. John of Iowa.
Dieringer hails from Port Washington, Wisconsin, where he won two Wisconsin state titles in 2007 at 103 and in 2009 at 140, as well as finishing runner-up in 2008 at 125-pounds. He wrestled at Port Washington High school under Head Coach Angelo LaRossa.
March “MATness” kicked off this morning at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa; with the first round of intense crowd cheering action. Every wrestler that makes the NCAA national championships has one goal in mind, to win the title of their weight class. Returning national champions Kyle Dake, David Taylor, Ed Ruth all continued their quest towards another crown.
Each weight class begins with 34 wrestlers in the bracket. There are twelve seeded wrestlers in each weight class and the rest are placed by a random draw. Losers in the first round are sent over to the consolation bracket where they will face a win or go home scenario.
The three-time NCAA national Champion, Kyle Dake, advances to his conference tournament championship finals. Dake looks to defend his Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association title. Dake won the title back in 2010, and then again last season in 2012. Cornell’s Big Red wrestler is ranked number one in the country at 165-pounds.
Dake earned his schools record for most pins in a season (18), when he pinned the first two wrestlers in the EIWA conference tournament. The Big Red wrestler pinned Princeton’s Judson Ziegler in 1:23. Then Dake pinned American University’s Phillip Barrerio in the quarter-finals at 1:43.
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