Sunday, May 15, 2011

WXC 29: Victorious Review

Team Tubbs goes undefeated at WXC 29: Victorious in Detroit

If there was one fight team that came to show what they all about at Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting: Victorious on Saturday May 7th at the Cobo Hall Center. It was Detroit’s own Team Tubbs. Kevin “The CEO” Tubbs brought five of his fighters to the event and all five left the building victorious. Mario Aguilar, Tasha Moore, Darryl Childs, Lamar Foster and Trey Suthers all showed their fan’s a glimpse of what Team Tubbs has in store for their future opponents with dominating performances. Aguilar defeated Darryol Humphrey via unanimous decision after three grueling rounds. Moore submitted Kathleen Albany with an armbar submission at 56 seconds into the second round. Childs submitted Andy Carter with a rare crossface submission hold and Lamar Foster defeated Gene Romanowski when he was unable to continue to compete after round one. Lastly, Suthers won a unanimous decision victory over Drew LaFord after three rounds. Mr. Tubbs was elated his teams’ showing to say the least.

It was the WXC’s first event in the City of Detroit. The promotion pulled out all the stops with a twenty bout card to make sure the crowd of over 800 people in attendance got their monies worth with five Title bouts and an evening full of some the best matchmaking around. Dayton, Ohio’s Kyle Lingg reigned supreme as he defended his Lightweight Title by defeating Monroe’s Brad Brown in a swift first round rear-naked choke in the Main Event. Lingg’s record now stands at an impressive 11-0. He could end up going up to the Professional ranks before the end of 2011. The co-Main Event showcased Wayne State graduate Ray Rocheleau against Roseville’s Rob Taylor. Rocheleau defeated Taylor in a hotly contested five round title bout that earned “The War Machine” the WXC Heavyweight Title when it was all said and done. Rocheleau sees his record improve to 12-1.

The Fight of the Night award went to Flat Rock’s Tom Grisham and Lansing’s Dequan Townsend for their outstanding efforts while competing for Townsend’s Welterweight Title. Both fighters left all they had inside the cage by the end of five rounds. Townsend did a good job with his striking in the first round while Grisham established that he was looking to keep the fight on the floor by getting a takedown after a heated exchange. Grisham started racking up the points with two more takedowns in the second round while putting his ground and pound to the test. He got reversed before the bell but the round was his. Townsend came out on fire to start the third landing kicks and punches constantly. Grisham weathered the storm by getting another takedown, ending the round on the mat.

The Championship rounds took the fight to another level as both tried their best to take home the victory. After a little clinch game on the feet. Grisham controlled the forth with his continued takedowns and maintaining top control. The fifth and final round was a toss-up as the Champion started to land more strikes standing but kept getting taken down at the worst moments. Ultimately, that would be his undoing as Judges James Beneteau and James Ward gave Grisham the victory while Judge John Bond awarded the fight to Townsend. Grisham had the look of a newly minted Champion while displaying his battle wounds for all to see. Townsend suffered a broken hand after the culmination of all his strikes during the bout. The WXC fans would surely like to see a Part II down the line at some point.

In other Title bout action, Featherweight Champion Mike Flores of Bellevue, Ohio defeated a game opponent in Jerome Otler of Flint via unanimous decision, winning 49-46 on all scorecards. Flores’s record is now 6-2-0 with three submission wins and one knockout.

Scarred MMA of Belleville also had a great showing as they took home six victories out of seven. James Jones won the WXC Interim-Bantamweight Title on Saturday night when he outpointed Jesse Bazzi. Jones is expected to meet Champion Derrick Mandell at a future event. Christina Daniels earned Submission of the Night honors as she defeated Tori Music at 1:58 of round via triangle choke. Travis Spivey pulled off an excellent shoulder lock submission over Patrick Corbay. Matt Christopher won his Featherweight bout against Nate Ellison when Ellison was unable to continue after the first round. Welterweight Aaron Dickey knocked out Corey Green with a huge looping right hand at 1:18 of the second round in what was an early Fight of the Night contender according to Matchmaker Michael Pedenelli. The aforementioned Grisham rounded out the wins for Scarred MMA for the night as their lone loss came when Team Murcielago’s Skeeter Kittles defeated LaBron Oldham after Refree Danny McIntire stopped the fight at 2:06 of the second round.

Inkster’s Justin “The Hitman” Price bought the crowd to its feet when he knocked out Monroe’s Joshua Palmer. Palmer set the pace in the first round coming out fast with hard straight punches and seemingly landing at will. Palmer came out again in the second stanza with the same attitude. Price fought through the storm and landed the knockout blow at 1:55. Price was awarded the Knockout of the Night.

Overall, WXC 29: Victorious shined very well with exciting fights throughout the whole event while showcasing some of the best talent not only inside of Michigan. But that they can also bring in talent from out of State to their events as well. Promoter Jeff Pitock noted that the next Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting show’s that have been set are Saturday June 25th in Southfield, Saturday July 23rd in Taylor and Friday August 5th in Monroe.

Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting 29: Victorious – Quick Results

Date: May 7, 2011

Location: Detroit, MI.

Venue: Cobo Hall Center

Kyle Lingg def. Brad Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1, 1:53 – retains WXC Lightweight Title

Ray Rocheleau def. Rob Taylor via unanimous decision (48-46, 49-45, 48-46) wins WXC Heavyweight Title

Tom Grisham def. Dequan Townsend via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) wins WXC Welterweight Title

Mikey Flores def. Jerome Otler via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) retains WXC Featherweight Title

James Jones def. Jessi Bazzi via submission (arm triangle) Round 4, 1:48 – wins WXC Interim Bantamweight Title

Matt Christopher def. Nate Ellison via verbal submission (unable to continue) Round 1, 3:00

Christianna Daniels def. Tori Music via submission (triange) Round 1, 1:56

Tasha Moore def. Kathleen Albany via submission (armbar) Round 2, 0:56

Mario Aguilar def. Darrell Humphrey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Skeeter Kittles def. LaBron Oldham via TKO (ref stoppage) Round 2, 2:06

Brad Hinderer def. Greg Sizemore via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Darrell Childs def. Andy Carter via via submission (crossface) Round 1, 1:45

Aaron Dickey def. Corey Green via knockout (punch) Round 2, 1:18

Lamar Foster def. Gene Romanowski via Doctor Stoppage (unable to continue) Round 1, 3:00

Josh Johnson def. Brad Wyeher via TKO (ref stoppage) Round 1, 1:43

John Sayers-Thilbault def. Don Collins via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 1, 0:52

Trey Suthers def. Drew Laford via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Travis Spivey def. Patrick Corbay via submission (shoulder lock) Round 1, 0:53

Justin Price def. Josh Palmer via knockout (punch) Round 2, 1:55

Josh Wilkinson def. Josh Cousino via submission (armbar) Round 1, 2:06

Fight Night Awards

Fight of the Night: Tom Grisham vs. Dequan Townsend

Knockout of the Night: Justin Price

Submission of the Night: Christina Daniels

Christianna Daniels vs. Tori Music

Part 1

Part 2


Lamar Foster, Eric Buress, Kevin "The CEO" Tubbs, Trey Suthers and Mario Aguilar


Justin " The Hitman" Price

Team Tubbs...WHAT!!!

Mr. Throwdown Pete Trevino Jr. and MC Joey "Ruckus" Russo

Skeeter Kittles vs. LaBron Oldham

Victory via TKO (Referee Stoppage)

Team Murcielago - Lansing, Michigan

Mario Aguilar...the calm before the storm.

Humphrey vs. Aguilar

The Battle for Position

Tasha "Bad Mam'ma Jamma" Moore

Looking into the eyes of the opposition

Eric Burress and Tasha Moore

Moore vs. Albany

Moore's top game can be suffocating

Ground and Pound

The sweet taste of victory

Russo getting some comments after Moore's victory

Who wants next???

WXC Featherweight Champion Mikey Flores and Matchmaker Michael Pendenelli

Dequan Townsend, Danny McIntire and Tom Grisham moments before the Offical Decision

Tom Grisham addressing the crowd after his Welterweight Title victory

Sometimes you learn more in defeat than victory
Michael Pedenelii, Ray Rocheleau and Norbert Pasztor
Picture provided by: Jeff Young

Lightweight Champion Kyle Lingg and Pete Trevino Jr.

Muhammad Adullah, Kyle Lingg, WXC VP Norbert Pasztor and Kenny Warrix

WXC Lightweight Champion Kyle Lingg of Dayton, Ohio (11-0-0)

Story written by: David Doig for

Photos taken by: David Doig and John Ishel (unless noted otherwise)


Blogger teebo_187 said...

Get the facts right here people! this is john sayers-thibault talking here and im posting to say that i did not lose my fight to a guillotene choke. matter of fact i won due to rear naked choke at 52 seconds in the first round..
just getting the facts straight here, and that picture is not me getting choked. i dont have a tattoo on the back of my neck.. hopefully we can see some real pictures of me and don collins fight and get the facts about the fight straightened out.. thank you

May 11, 2011 at 6:40 PM 
Blogger David Doig said...

Hello John...I'm very sorry if there is a mistake. The photo will deleted. I must have written the names wrong when taking it. As for the offical result, you defeated Don Collins, correct? The results you see are what was written on the scorecards that were given to me.

May 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM 
Blogger David Doig said...

You're all set John...sorry about the mistake. We are all human, right? Great victory! Have a great day!!!

May 12, 2011 at 12:37 PM 

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