New World Karate and Fitness‘s Master Zack Burns (who just won the Impact Fight League Welterweight championship on October 22nd…congratulations!) and Big John’s MMA‘s Big John Yeubanks joined forces to present their latest cage fight offering – Champions Collide II. And collide they did…with many top names in ammy MMA defending their titles and waging war to stay on top, as well as many who fought to secure the straps in the weight classes that were awaiting a champ to claim the gold! The Treetops Resort Convention Center in Gaylord, Michigan was the sight of this great event where dreams were both made and broken – where an A-list of northern talent came to Oakleys sunglasses Outlet demonstrate their skills for the crowd in attendance. Out of the many warriors who came out to showcase their skills, there were some new faces as well as a LOT of wily veterans. Out of those new faces, Mary Jane Matlock, who is new to the fight side of things but NOT new to the MMA scene, made her cage debut against the game Myndi Collins. These ladies fought back and forth until late in the second round, when Mary Jane took the back for a rear naked choke tap out and her first victory. And she’s already on the hunt for win number 2, with a fight already scheduled for November 12th. Jesse Armstrong and Nick Oliver waged WAR in a battle that threatened to go to the judges score cards, when late in the final round, Jesse pulled off a slick submission for the tap out and the win. Congrats to both warriors on a tough fight! Matt Barkway and Mike Cokewell had a brief but interesting standup battle, until about a minute and a half into the very first round, Matt landed a knockout victory in “stunning” fashion. Great work! Back to the ladies action…Sheena Brandenburg wasted NO time dispatching a tough opponent in Sabrina Wilkie in only 18 seconds with a LITERALLY leg-shattering kick. Congrats to Sheena on the win and best wishes to Sabrina for a speedy and complete recovery! From there, it was on to the TITLE FIGHTS. First up was a Welterweight showdown featuring Korey “Showtime” Kuppe defending the belt against the always-dangerous Ashtray Patterson. The two combatants fought tooth and nail until late in the second round, when Korey was finally able to get the submission victory and retain the title. Next up, it was a battle for the vacant NWK Bantamweight title. Anthony Nitecki and David Wujek faced off to see which one would emerge the NEW champion. This particular night belonged to Anthony, who got the tap out only a couple minutes into the fight, securing the 135 pound belt firmly around his waist. Moving up to the Heavyweight division, Zach “Bloodbath” McRath defended his NWK title against Brandon Schauer. Zach solidified his continuing reign at about two and a half minutes into the first round, forcing his opponent to tap out and retaining the Heavyweight gold. Closing out this excellent night of action was a Lightweight shootout for the NWK 155 pound Interim title. Konnor Kuppe put it all on the line against a tough opponent, Mitch Dutko. Konnor brought his A-game, ending the fight with a tap out in UNDER a minute. Not only did Konnor lock down the Interim strap with this victory, but he also locked down the shot at the Unified belt against cage fighting phenom Gabe Howard at an upcoming event. GUARANTEED to be an EPIC battle…not to be missed!
And now for the folks who make this kind of excitement possible…the humble, yet often overlooked staff. Large and in charge of safety inside the cage (referees) were Mr. David Shepard and Michigan pro fighter Harley “Swede” Wallen. Judges for the evening’s festivities were Todd Harlukowicz, Christos “The Mad Greek” Piliafas and Mr. Tyler Finch. The World Class announcer for the event was FightMichigan friend Dave “The Butcher” Clifford. We would like to take a minute to give special thanks to Dave for ALL he does for the sport. Dave is largely responsible for almost ALL of the coverage of the events from our great north country that you see here on FightMichigan. He is a humble but outspoken advocate of the sport, whose selfless dedication to the ongoing promotion and safety of the sport is a true asset to EVERYONE in Michigan MMA. From hyping crowds to helping people network to Cheap nfl Jerseys shooting entertaining and informative videos, the Butcher is there. FightMichigan salutes Dave “The Butcher” for ALL of your his work and continuous contributions to the sport! MI Entertainment was also in the house…giving away tickets to the Donofrio MMA/Impact Fight League pro show at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 19th, FREE with a 30 dollar purchase or more, plus sponsored a raffle to give away a set of FOUR tickets Baratas Replicas Ray Ban to the show as well, which was drawn preceding the Main Event. Keeping things flowing smoothly in the back room was Mr. Scott Diponio, his assistant Mike, and Travis “Give ‘Em Hell” Shippell. Also, hats off to the EXCELLENT team of EMT’s, and a special thanks to Gary Gehringer, who assisted in dealing with some rather intense situations. cheap nfl jerseys New World Karate AND Big John Yeubanks will continue to deliver great MMA action for a LONG time to came, and every time a new event is announced, you’ll find it right here on our “Upcoming Events” calendar. So check back frequently and don’t miss ANY of the great things that are on the horizon! Until then, here are your results…
Justin Mercer vs Scott Buning
Winner: Justin Mercer at 46 seconds in round 1 by tap out.
Justin Gehringer vs Cody Kage<br in />
Winner: Justin Gehringer at 44 seconds in round 1 by tap out.
Jerry Bergey vs Patrick Dunham
Winner: Jerry Bergey at 1:25 in round 1 by TKO.
Lee Paiva vs Bobby Vanas
Winner: Lee Paiva at 12 seconds in round 1 by TKO.
Jake Schweitzer vs Larry Baker
Winner: No Contest – Baker could not continue at the conclusion of round 2.
Christian Roberts vs Steve Haight
Winner: Christian Robert at 1:11 in round 1 by TKO.
Scott Mussleman vs George Snedden
Winner: Scott Mussleman at 1:12 in round 1 by tap out.
Mary Jane Matlock vs Myndi Collins
Winner: Mary Jane Matlock at 1:51 in round 2 by tap out due to rear naked choke.
Derrick Bunn vs Drew McCarty
Winner: Derrick Bunn at 1:38 in round 1 by TKO.
Dominic Ovando vs Robert Dohring
Winner: Dominic Ovando at 2:05 in round 1 by tap out.
Jesse Armstrong vs Nick Oliver
Winner: Jesse Armstrong at 1:52 in round 3 by tap NFL Jerseys China out.
Chris Bohacek vs Cheyenne Mead
Winner: Chris Bohacek at 58 seconds in round 1 by TKO.
Matt Barkway vs Mike Cokewell
Winner: Matt Barkway at 1:31 in round 1 by knock out.
Sheena Brandenburg vs Sabrina Wilkie
Winner: Sheena Brandenburg at 18 seconds in round 1 by tap out.
Fight #15 – NWK WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Korey “Showtime” Kuppe (Champion) vs Ashtray Patterson (Challenger)
Winner and STILL CHAMPION: Korey “Showtime” Kuppe at 2:12 in round 2 by tap out.
Fight #16 – NWK BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT (VACANT)
Anthony Nitecki vs David Wujek
Winner and NEW CHAMPION: Anthony Nitecki at 2:18 in round 1 by tap out.
Fight #17 – NWK HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Zach “Bloodbath” McRath (Champion) vs Brandon Schauer (Challenger)
Winner and STILL CHAMPION: Zach “Bloodbath” McRath at 2:29 in round 1 by tap out.
Fight #18 – NWK LIGHTWEIGHT INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
Konnor Kuppe vs Mitch Dutko
Winner: Konnor Kuppe at 58 seconds in round 1 by tap out. Konnor will go on to face Gabe Howard for the unified belt at a future event.