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.
Georgi Karakhanyan Captures Inaugural Featherweight Title with Submission Victory Over Lance Palmer at WSOF 7
With a nine-fight winning streak to his credit, Georgi Karakhanyan is the World Series of Fighting's first-ever featherweight champion.
Karakhanyan earned the belt with a slick, third-round submission of previously undefeated contender Lance Palmer in the main event of Saturday's "World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer" event, which took place at PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The night's main card aired on NBCSN.
Karakhanyan came out looking to strike, firing off high kicks from range. He also showed some impressive early takedown defense. As Palmer settled in to strike, he reached out with a right hand that saw his open fingers scrape Karakhanyan's left eye. During the timeout, Karakhanyan repeatedly blinked and wiped the eye but ultimately elected to continue.
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.
Barb Honchak Retains Flyweight World Championship with Unanimous Decision over Leslie Smith at Invicta Fighting Championships 7
KANSAS CITY, MO. (Dec. 7, 2013) – Barb Honchak won a hard-fought, unanimous decision victory to retain the Invicta FC Flyweight World Championship over challenger Leslie Smith in Saturday’s Invicta Fighting Championships 7 at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
Honchak (9-2) and Smith (6-4-1) traded blows in the all-action bout, but it was Honchak’s technical striking and ability to take Smith to the ground and inflict damage that was the difference. All three judges scored the bout 49-46.
“I knew Leslie would be tough,” said Honchak, who has won seven fights in a row. “I wanted to take her down because that’s what I’ve been working on.
Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (6-0) remains undefeated in her MMA career, after a dominant performance against an MMA veteran with more than twice as many fights, Angela “Hollywood” Hayes (6-7), at Fresquez Productions’ HAVOC, on Friday, December 6, 2013, at the Route 66 Casino Hotel. While some had expressed doubts that Holm could pack out a venue with MMA, the same way she did with her boxing, she laid those doubts to rest, as she walked, or rather bounced out, to her traditional song, with the entire venue of 3000 on their feet, clapping and screaming.
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.
They say a picture can tell 1,000 words. Such is the case for the photos that Championship Graphics owner and designer, Joshua Hernandez has done for the sports world.
Championship Graphics, designers of sports graphics, websites and apparel has created some of the most phenomenal promotional pieces that you will see, and you may even recognize some of them too.
“I'm currently involved in mostly MMA and Pro Wresting but I do a little bit of everything. I recently designed a few shirts and posters for The Smashing Pumpkins,” Hernandez said.
Yesterday, U.S. Combat Sports reporter Eric Kowal talked exclusively with one of the pioneers in women’s MMA, the brash and ever popular Tonya Evinger who will be fighting this Saturday, Dec. 7 on the Invicta Fighting Championships 7 pay-per-view.
Evinger who holds no punches back let loose right from the get go.
WARNING: Language may be harsh. If you might easily be offended do not continue.
On Dec. 1, at the Grapple at the Garden, Team Joe Warren battled against Team Renzo Gracie in wrestling at Madison Square Garden at the second annual wrestling event. The event had a crowd of nearly 5,000 fans witness an amazing display of talent.
Team Joe Warren took it to their opponent Team Renzo Gracie in Freestyle wrestling. Team Gracie won the first bout, as Drew Headlee won by tech. fall over Alex Karnitski (Team Warren) by a score of 13-2 at 147 pounds.
“This was a lot of fun,” Warren said. “My first love is wrestling. We’ve got a huge Madison Square Garden full of people. This is my kind of place. Anything to help the kids and bring back wrestling, the baddest man on the planet will be there for. I was honored to be a part of this event.”
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