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Combat in the Cage “14th Strike” results

poster-300w1.jpgCombat in the Cage held its “14th Strike” event this past Saturday, July 12 at the Boys & Girls Club in Newark, Delaware. was in attendance at the event.

Results of the amateur fight card is as follows:

Andres Lebron def. Daniel Chacon via rear naked choke submission at 0:52 of round 2

Jeshua Alston def. Erik Williams via TKO at 0:10 of round 1

Kris Acevedo def. Joshua Pugliese via TKO at 1:10 of round 1

Kyle Dolan def. Bryan Mann via unanimous decision

Frank Piff def. Michael Zauberman via keylock submission at 1:23 of round 2

Christopher Clark def. Scott Hutt via armbar submission at 0:48 of round 3

Joel Bane def. Ronnie Allen via rear naked choke submission at 2:20 of round 2

Matt Rizzo def. Joel Finneran via unanimous decision

Tim Williams and John Doyle competed in a Muay Thai exhibition that was followed by a submission grappling exhibition. Neither fighter finished the other and since it was an exhibition, the fight was not scored by the judges.

Dan Koch def. Joe Pond via unanimous decision

Casey Adams def. Chris Bull via rear naked choke submission at 1:11 of round 2

Kenny Wilson def. Jeff Morber via armbar submission at 2:04 of round 2

Dan Flounders def. Pat Sabatini via rear naked choke submission at 2:36 of round 1. Flounders is the new CITC bantamweight champion.

Lebron and Acevedo were especially impressive. Also, the Clark vs. Hutt bout was what I considered to be the fight of the night. Hutt was dominating Clark but couldn’t put him away. Clark wouldn’t quit and rallied to submit Hutt in the third. Had he not scored the submission, it’s almost certain he would have lost the fight if it had gone to the judges.

Pro fighters Wilson Reis and Aaron Miesner were two of the three judges for the event. Miesner has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery after aggravating a pre-existing injury during the qualifying round for TUF 7. He was walking without a limp. Reis will be fighting Brian Caraway on July 26 on SHOWTIME at 8 p.m. ET. EliteXC heavyweight Jon Murphy was the referee for the event.

Doyle is a pro fighter who last competed at EliteXC: Street Certified. He took a fight on short notice against Feijao and lost in the first round. He looked sharp against Williams in their exhibition and he should be fighting MMA again soon. Doyle’s camp has indicated that he will be dropping down to welterweight.

As for Williams, I’ve seen a few of his amateur fights now and I strongly believe that he has good pro potential. There might not be much left for him to accomplish on the amateur circuit.

It was also great to see Joe Pond in action. He’s my favorite amateur fighter out there. The guy fights with a ton of heart.

Combat in the Cage will be returning to Delaware for “15th Strike” on August 16. The show apparently will be pretty stacked. It will also feature the first female fight in CITC history. My wife, Andria, will be one of the competitors in that bout.

  • Jesse says:

    Awesome Sam. Good luck Andria, kick some ass.

  • Jeshua Alston says:

    I defeated Erik Williams, not the other way around

  • Jeff Collins says:

    If I’m not mistaken didn’t Joe Ponds get destroyed that night? It wasn’t even close. Way to give the other guy some recognition. Also Dan Flounders won the belt, shouldn’t that be something important to mention. Give these guys some credit.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Destroyed? I don’t agree with that assessment, at all. If that’s how you saw it, that’s your opinion. He got beat via unanimous decision, as noted in the result. I didn’t know I was obligated not to mention fighters that lost.

    And give these guys some credit? What are you talking about? What other major MMA site posted these results? What other site has promoted Philly, Jersey, and Delaware fighters more than 5 Oz. of Pain? Your comments are offbase.

  • Ed says:

    Jeshua … thats what the result says …

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Ed, I made an error and incorrectly listed Erik Williams. I made a later correction.

  • Jeff Collins says:

    I was there and as an unbiased observer name one good thing Joe Pond did the entire fight besides not run and hide. It’s fine if you mention fighters that lost but give the ones that won a little recognition. It’s great that you post these results I’m just voicing my opinion which is what these comment boxes are for. Is there a problem with a little friendly disagreement?

  • Ed says:

    ^ All the fighters fought their hearts out …

    Sam is a huge supporter of MMA in the local area …

  • Sam Caplan says:

    Jeff, there was nothing friendly in the tone of your comments and I think you know that. And I did give some of the winning fighters recognition. I’m fine with disagreements, just show some respect and be accurate.

  • Jeff Collins says:

    I’m not trying to take anything away from anybody. I totally agree all the fighters did fight their hearts out and it’s great that he is a supporter of mma of the local area because we need as many of them as we can get. Just had a disagreement and wanted to point out a few things like Dan Flounders not getting mentioned for winning the title that night. I think that’s a huge accomplishment and should be recognized.

  • Sam Caplan says:

    See Jeff, now why couldn’t you have just used that tone from the start? Believe it or not, there’s an actual human being on the other end of the computer. Not a robot.

  • Scott Hutt says:

    Congratulations to everybody who went out there and put it on the line last weekend.

  • Jesse W says:

    I just wanted to point out that Don Koch, not Dan Koch defeated Joe Pond. Don is a friend of my who trains out of Ephrata Martial Arts, keep an eye on him. He’s a sick wrestler with insane cardio plus he hits hard as hell! I unfortunately couldn’t make it, but from what my coach says Don destroyed Joe, I can’t wait to watch the video!


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