Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WXC 27: Flawless

Lingg and Dihle earn upset victories, Abdullah raises eyebrows again.

It was a night of surprises and upsets at the Gibraltar Trade Center last Saturday night as Warrior Extreme Cagefighting presented WXC 27: Flawless. Kyle Lingg traveled all the way from Dayton, Ohio to face Carleton’s Deven Brown in a match that would grant the winner the Lightweight title. Both entered their bout without a blemish on their records. One had to leave with the stain of defeat before the night was over. The two battled for fewer than two rounds and put on an excellent display of grappling all over the cage. Lingg used an outstanding ground attack to control Brown as the two traded many submission attempts in round one. In the second, Brown slammed Lingg hard to the ground to starts things off. But it was only a matter of time before Lingg reversed the position and took Browns back. He was able to lock up the fight ending rear-naked choke at 1:07 of the second round.

Lingg proved to be as classy as they come when he said, ”Deven Brown is the toughest fighter I have ever fought. There is no shame in being 10-1. Hold your head up high and you’ll come back stronger.”

Alpena’s Katie Dihle met Flint’s Tasha Moore to see who would take home the Women’s Welterweight title. It ended up being a knock down drag em’ out war when it was all said and done between the two. Moore took round one with a lot ground and pound with various submission attempts mixed in. Dihle stormed back in the second with her ground game taking over as she was able to gain mount at one point and had back control as the round closed out. Round three was all heart for both as Dihle chose to keep the fight standing and slipped and jabbed her way to victory. Moore proved that she is as game as they come and raised her opponent’s hand after the official results were announced. WXC Vice President Norbert Pasztor and Matchmaker Michael Pedenelli awarded Dihle and Moore the Fight of the Night award after the event.

The Middleweight title was on the line as Highland Park’s Muhammad Abdullah fought Brantford, Ontario, Canada’s Adam Hie. Abdullah shined once again as he knocked out Hie with a flying knee in the second round. It was almost a stand up clinic as he landed high kick after high kick on Hie who never had an answer for the attack. The second round started off with the clinch and Abdullah pushed Hie to the cage. Just as Hie decided to change levels and go for a takedown, Abdullah launched himself straight into air and caught Hie flush on the chin with his knee. That was all she wrote as Muhammad Abdullah won the WXC Middleweight title for the second time in highlight reel fashion and earned Knockout of the Night in the process.

Detroit’s Jesse Bazzi earned the vacant Flyweight title when he tapped out Wyandotte’s Michael Jordan via guillotine choke. It only took about a minute as Bazzi quickly forced the fight to the ground and wrapped up the submission victory.

Rounding out the Title bouts was Roseville’s Rob Taylor against Monroe’s Gene Romanowski. It was all Taylor as his opponent just couldn’t find any answers to Taylor’s seasoned game. Taylor retained his Heavyweight title via technical knockout as Referee Danny McIntyre saved Romanowski at 1:09 of Round 3.

The second Fight of the Night went to Carleton’s Tyler Pitock and Monroe’s Joshua Wilkinson. The two put on a great show that saw Pitock getting his hands raised in victory when he defeat Wilkinson by TKO in the third round. Pitock could find himself in a fight against the Middleweight Champion Abdullah at a future WXC event.

Next up for Warrior Extreme Cagefighting will be WXC 28: Evolution from Skateland West located in Westland at 37550 Cherry Hill Rd. on Saturday March 19th.

WXC 27: Flawless

Saturday February 26th, 2011

Gibraltar Trade Center Taylor, MI.

Official Results

Justin Price def. Hunter Snodgrass via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-27)

Brad Wire def. Chris Richardson via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:17

Nate Tigney def. Jose De La Cruz via verbal submission (punches) – Round 2, 2:08

Shaun Kealo def. Russell Campbell via submission (head scissor choke) – Round 1, 1:22

Dustin Diehl def. Antonio Gonzalez via TKO (arm injury) – unable to continue after Round 2

Darryol Humprey def. Chayn Pool via verbal submission (punches) – Round 1, 0:54

Brad Hinderer def. Jibril Showers via TKO (ref stoppage) – Round 1, 2:20

Drew LaFord def. Corey Green via spilt decision (29-28, 29-28 and 28-29)

Eric Burress def. William Frost via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-27)

Greg Sizemore def. Michael McIntosh via TKO (ref stoppage) – Round 1, 0:39

Kyle Stevens def. Tray Suthers via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:09

Tyler Pitock def. Joshua Wilkinson via TKO (ref stoppage) – Round 3, 1:31

Jesse Bazzi def. Michael Jordan via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:07 (wins WXC Flyweight Title)

Muhammad Abdullah def. Adam Hie via knockout (flying knee) – Round 2, 0:41 (wins WXC Middleweight Title)

Rob Taylor def. Gene Romanowski via TKO (ref stoppage) – Round 3, 1:09 (retains WXC Heavyweight Title)

Katie Dihle def. Tasha Moore via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28) wins WXC Women’s Welterweight Title

Kyle Lingg def. Deven Brown via submission (rear0naked choke) – Round 2, 1:07 (wins WXC Lightweight Title)

Fight Night Awards

Fight of the Night #1 – Katie Dihle vs. Tasha Moore

Fight of the Night #2 – Tyler Pitock vs. Joshua Wilkinson

Knockout of the Night – Muhammad Abdullah

Submission of the Night – Shaun Kealo

Vision MMA Dayton, Ohio

Norbert Pasztor, Michael Pedenelli, Kyle Lingg and Jeff Pitock

The Main Event

Revgear's Katie Dihle

WXC Heavyweight Champion Rob Taylor

WXC Middleweight Champion Muhhamad Abdullah

Victory speech

Moment of Victory!

The Pitock Brothers

Pete "The Legend" Trevino Jr.

MC 2.0 Joey Russo

Team Tubbs...CEO Kevin Tubbs and Eric Burress

Deven and Debbie Brown

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