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.