Megiddo stood empty, as the REAL Armageddon took place this past Saturday night at the luxurious Palace of Auburn Hills. Donofrio MMA and the Impact Fight League blasted back into action with yet another top-shelf evening of prime time cage fighting excitement with 15 SOLID fights, which included FOUR ladie’s matches. All of the warriors who came out to be part of the action got to come out to a dazzling array of sound, lights and FIRE! Any fighter that has competed for Mr. Donofrio will be quick to tell you that the way he takes care of his fighters is second to none! Speaking of fighters, there was a vast array of very tough and well-known fighters on this card. Starting with the warrior and gentleman Brandon “Sequoyah” Sandford, who faced off with the formidable Mustafa Reynolds. Sequoyah’s vast ground experience shined through in this fight, with Brandon pulling off another slick armbar for the finish. Kudos to Jackson MMA and Quincy Rice for bringing his vast MMA knowledge and experience to the Michigan MMA scene! HOOAH! Fight number three of the night featured The Training Compound‘s always-dangerous Augusta Tindall taking center stage against the rock-solid Anthony Beaudoin. This fight ended rather quickly, with Augusta unleashing a devastating barrage of strikes, forcing the referee to call a stop to the contest. Moving on through the night, PJ Caram squared off against Michigan Extreme Combat Sports‘ “Bionic” Brian Davis. Davis put on a solid performance throughout the first two rounds, but PJ found the opening, exploited it, and cinched the victory with a beautifully executed rear naked choke in the third round. In the seventh fight of the night, Eric Ramirez did battle with Joey Rogers. The battle went back and forth for 2 solid rounds, then in the third round, Ramirez seized the opportunity, and the armbar for the win. In the next bout, two well-known and respected ladies entered the arena to go to war…American Muscle MMA‘s Nikita Netjes and Shiru’ Tora Academy‘s Lisa Dzik. This particular night was to belong to Nikita, who put on a dominant performance for a first round tap out. In the Light Heavyweight division, Unleashed MMA‘s wrestling specialist Raylen Davis locked up with Ultimate Judo & Karate‘s Andrew Johnson. Of these two skilled athletes, Ray came out the winner after a series of brutal strikes in the first round, leaving the ref no choice but to stop the fight. Next up, two more respected and seasoned veterans entered the cage to put each others skills to the test. Rich Stafford stepped up to wage war against the jiu jitsu phenom Tim Jenny. Rich let the strikes fly hard and fast, and Tim couldn’t find an answer in time before the referee stopped the match. Rich walked away with a win via TKO. Returning to the ladies’ action, Alanna Jones and Emma O’Conner fought their hearts out for the fans in attendance all the way to the judges score cards. The judges all agreed and Alanna got the unanimous decision victory, with all three judges scoring the contest 30-27. Moving into the title fights, it was once again veteran versus veteran as American Muscle MMA’s Joel Vincent went up against the always-entertaining Pat Hook. Joel was on fire and came out aggressive for an overwhelming first round TKO for the victory and the strap. For the Light Heavyweight title fight, two of the State’s toughest 205 pounders stepped into the cage to try to take the IFL title. Northern Michigan badboy Eric Madill engaged in combat with the Academy of Soo Do Thai‘s Ryan King. Eric was in top form again this night, ending the fight very early in round one with some vicious striking to take the IFL belt and add yet ANOTHER championship to his ever-growing collection. In the female Super Flyweight division, Chandra Engel squared off against the up-and-coming star, Yolanda Gonzalez. These two amazing ladies went the entire distance – all FIVE rounds – to a decision. The judges unanimously concluded that Chandra put forth the better performance this night, with all three judges scoring the bout 50-45, with Chandra walking away with the gold hardware around her waist. In the Main Event of the evening, two amazingly skilled Welterweights took the center of the cage to determine who was the better fighter. New World Karate‘s Zack Burns faced the impressive cage veteran Thomas Grisham. Zack went straight on the attack and got the tap out in spectacular fashion in the first round against one of the toughest Welterweights out there. Hats off to ALL of the awesome fighters who made this event one that will be remembered for a long, long time. Also, hats off to our good buddy, the man, the myth, the microphone master, Phil “The Voice” Davey…reppin the Training Mask, Fight Fuel and Michigan MMA! If you need any of these HIGHLY effective products, just give his name a click and hook it up! And we can’t forget a shout out to Mr. Donofrio’s indispensable assistant, the distinguished gentleman Oscar “Big Ox” Brown! A special thanks goes out to Sam Crawford Jr. for collecting the results and to Mr. Joe Donofrio for sending them to us. Donofrio Enterprises has SO many big things coming up, including a HUGE pro MMA event on November 19th, amateur shows on December 2nd and January 14th, a professional boxing event on January 6th featuring Kara “K.O.” Ro, and much, much more. So set aside these dates, come out and witness promoting professionalism, and be a part of Michigan MMA history. And check back with us often for ALL of the latest info. Until then…here are your results…
Tom Gladwin vs Ron Seger
Winner: Tom Gladwin in round 2 by tap out.
Brandon “Sequoyah” Sandford vs Mustafa Reynolds
Winner: Brandon “Sequoyah” Sandford in round 2 by tap out due to armbar.
Augusta Tindall vs Anthony Beaudoin
Winner: Augusta Tindall in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.
Eli Cavendar vs James Shausbury
Winner: Eli Cavendar in round 1 by tap out due to rear naked choke.
PJ Caram vs Brian Davis
Winner: PJ Caram in round 3 by tap out due to rear naked choke.
Stephanie Lara vs Maria Putnam
Winner: Stephanie Lara in round 2 by by tap out due to arm bar.
Eric Ramirez vs Joey Rogers
Winner: Eric Ramirez in round 3 by tap out due to armbar.
Nikita Netjes vs Lisa Dzik
Winner: Nikita Netjes in round 1 by tap out.
Raylen Davis vs Andrew Johnson
Winner: Ray Davis in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.
Rich Stafford vs Tim Jenny
Winner: Rich Stafford in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.
Alanna Jones vs Emma O’Conner
Winner: Alanna Jones by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Fight #12 – FLYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Joel Vincent vs Pat Hook
Winner: Joel Vincent in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage.
Fight #13 – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Eric Madill vs Ryan King
Winner: Eric Madill in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.
Fight #14 – FEMALE SUPER FLYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Chandra Engel vs Yolanda Gonzalez
Winner: Chandra Engel by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45).
Fight #15 – WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Zack Burns vs Tom Grisham
Winner: Zack Burns in round 1 by tap out.