MATCS MMA Rankings and Recap for February
There were a lot of exciting events and fights last month that affected the MATCS rankings. The complete rankings are available in the rankings section of the site. The following is a breakdown of all the major ranking changes from February 2010:Matrix Fights held its first event at the Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia on February 27th. Matt Makowski (5-2) of the Daddis Fight Team won the main event and vaulting into the 170lbs rankings. Fellow Daddis fighter Aaron Miesner (5-2) and TUF 7 cast member won a decision to jump into the 170lbs rankings.
The results of Matrix Fight:
Matt Makowski def Levon Maynard by Decision
Cole Konrad def Joel Wyatt TKO(strikes) 1st 2:23
Aaron Meisner def Francios Ambang by Decision
Will Martinez, Jr. def Mitch Lyons TKO(strikes) 2nd 3:52
Julio Rosario def Steven Baker Submission 1st 3:30
Jimmy Cerra def Aaron Hicks Decision
Nah-Shon Burrell def Luis Vasquez Decision
Michael Piekarski def Daniel Matala Decision
Joe Difranco def Ryan Gunning Decision
Valley Fight League held its 3rd event in Altoona,PA bringing the high quality event that Lionel Royer is know for. In the main event, Sean Santella (5-1-1) of AMA fight team won the VFL 135lb title with a triangle choke. His next opponent is Michael Phillips at Beatdown on the Bay.
Justin Hickey of Gold Medal Grappling emerges on the MATCS 145lbs rankings by defeating Thad Benton. George Sheppard rebounded from his loss to Charlie Brenneman with an easy win over David Yoder.
New Breed held fights in Atlantic City on the 26th treating fans to an exciting pro card. TUF 7 cast member Dante Rivera lost to Herbert Goodman delaying his return to the UFC.
Tim Carpenter (5-0) of Team Balance established himself in the 205lb division with a win over Rich Lictawa. Zach Makovsky (7-2) of Philadelphia Fight Factory rules the 135lb division with a win over Bo Harris.
Herbert Goodman def Dante Rivera Decision
Sam Oropeza def Dave Concepcion KO 1st 0:09
Tim Carpenter def Rich Lictawa Decision
Zach Makovsky def Bo Harris Submission 1st 1:50
Giedrius Karavackas def Kasheem Peterson Submission 1st 2:57
Dennis Olson def Mike Dolce Submission 3rd 3:17
Ring of Combat XXVIII Rocked Atlantic City February 19th. Gian Villante (6-0) remained undefeated in the heavyweight division with a win over Mike Cook. Ryan Flare (5-0) beat Justin Haskins in a 170lb match.
Mike Medrano (6-5) moved into the 170lb rankings with win over Jose Viera. Nicholas Pace (3-2) gets ranked in the 145lb division with a win over Lennox Chance.
Gian Villante def Mike Cook Submission 1st 0:40
Ryan LaFlare def Justin Haskins KO 2nd 1:36
Ryan Vaccaro def Adam Ward Decision
Louis Gaudinot def Tuan Pham KO 1st 1:09
Michael Murray def Ryan Castillo Submission 2nd 3:46
Craig Thieme def Adam Fearon Decision
Andre Gusmao def Vagner Fernandes Submission 1st 3:25
Nicholas Pace def Lennox Chance Submission 1st 1:37
Lester Caslow def Andrew Main Decision
Mike Medrano def Jose Viera, Jr. Submission 3rd 1:38
Edson Barboza def Nabih Barakat KO 1st 1:09
Brendan Barrett def Joe Abouata Submission 2nd 0:45
David McMahon def Robert Cunane TKO(strikes) 1st 3:06