Last Saturday night, Rumble in the Zoo and promoter Amir Khillah had their third show at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. Although there were only nine fights on the card, there was definitely no shortage of action.
There were some all-out wars at this event, and some of Western Michigan’s best competitors battled it out in the cage. Jeremy Horn was the official referee for the night, and greeted the first 200 people to show up at the door. Fight Michigan’s Shannon Hale and T.J. Corwin were on hand as an official judge and as the official timekeeper (repectively). James Carrow and Lansing-based promoter Ron DeLeon were also judging. Marc Oppenheimer kept us entertained with post-fight interviews, while Clint Colborn pumped up the crowd and gave the formal fighter introductions. If you haven’t been to a Rumble in the Zoo event, keep an eye on our calendar for the next show. You won’t regret it.
And now, here are your official results…
Fight #1 – Heavyweight
Brandon Connor (Coalition MMA, 2-1) vs. Josh Gallaher (Coalition MMA, 0-3)
Winner: Brandon Connor in the first round by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.
Fight #2 – 155 lbs.
Reece Steppler (Coalition MMA, ?-?) vs. Hector Gracia (Lightning Kicks, 5-4)
Winner: Hector Garcia at 1:59 in the first round by tap out due to strikes.
Fight #3 – 135 lbs.
Dustin Curry (Coalition MMA, 0-1)
Clint Crabtree (Grand Rapids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 0-1)
Winner: Clint Crabtree at 54 seconds in the first round by tap out due to arm triangle.
Fight #4 – 170 lbs.
Chris Flach (Southside Dojo, 2-1) vs. Antoine Williams (AMA, 3-2)
Winner: Chris cheap China Jerseys Flach after three hard-fought rounds by unanimous decision (29-28).
Fight #5 – 155 lbs.
Levi Osborn (Coalition MMA, 2-2) vs. Andrew cheap nfl jerseys shop Iraola (Lighting Kicks, 0-0)
Winner: Andrew Iraola at 57 seconds in the third round by TKO – ref stoppage due to strikes.
Fight #6 – 130 lbs.
Andrew Nelson (1-4, Indiana) vs. Mike Wood (Lighting Kicks, 2-0)
Winner: andrew cheap Oakleys sunglasses Nelson at 1:24 in the first round by tap out due to triangle choke.
Fight #7 – 160 lbs.<br Hacked />
J.R. Meddaugh (Front Page MMA, 1-4) vs. Justin Knight (Lighting Kicks, 0-0)
Winner: Justin Knight at 2:32 in the first round by tap out due to rear naked choke.
Fight #8 – 130 lbs.
Jon Walker (Southside Dojo, 4-4) vs. Manny Mulili (Lighting Kicks, 1-0)
Winner: Jon Walker at 2:46 in the first round by tap out due to arm bar.
Kudos to Manny Mulili, who can take an unbelievable beating and continue to fight back. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing him in the cage again.
Fight #9 – 185 lbs.
Jared Cahill (Jackson, MI) vs. Ivan Wolshlager (Lightning Kicks)
Winner: Ivan Wolshlager at 2:03 in the first round by tap out due to key lock.