The first installment of the Juggernaut Fight Series has concluded and in the record books. While FightMichigan couldn’t be there for this spectacular event, thanks to Michigan Extreme Combat Sports’ Kevin Whittenberg and Pete Trevino Jr.’s notes, we’ve got coverage for you!
For an inaugural event, this event was a very solid and well coordinated one. Promoters Lee “The Juggernaut” Trombley and Scott Burk put on a show that fans will remember for a long time. For the very first fight of the night, two debut fighters, Ron Orvis and Justin “Fireball” Wilson went the distance for a split decision with Justin “Fireball” Wilson coming out on top. There were many more fights that went the distance…a telltale sign of good matchmaking! This card also featured several stunning knockouts and a few slick submissions! One of those knockouts was delivered by “Bionic” Brian Davis in just 21 seconds against a very game opponent in Eric “The Reject” Burress for the Juggernaut Fight Series Middleweight belt. Special recognition goes out to Terry VanAvery, who stepped up at the very last minute to face off against the top-ranked 155 pound fighter in the State, Deven “Bad News” Brown for the Juggernaut Fight Series Lightweight title. Our hats go off to all of the warriors that made this event such a success! Speaking of warriors, the referees for the event were a couple of pro fighters themselves, Danny McIntire and Josh “Short Stack” Robinson. Handling all of the microphone ceremonies for the night was none other than Mr. Throwdown himself, Pete Trevino Jr. Judges for the evening’s action were Jose Martinez, Phil Sindone, and Noah Delaney. The timekeeper for the event was Anna Bewersdorff. With such a solid start, it’s a guarantee that the JFS will be back again, bigger and even better! And we’ll have all of the details for you the instant they become available. Without further ado, here are your results…
Michigan Combat League got off to a “striking” good start with their very first event. The venue was the Diamond Park Center in Lincoln Park – a spacious ballroom perfectly suited to such an event. Promoter/pro fighter/referee Jake Short did a great job of coordinating the show, handing over the referee duties to fellow Michigan pro fighter/trainer (and referee obviously) Daron Cruickshank, assisted for part of the night by FightMichigan’s very own T.J. Corwin. Delivering the stats and various other verbal goods was Michigan’s #1 announcer, Mr. Throwdown himself, Pete Trevino Jr., joined by the always excitin’, crowd pumpin’ and hypin’ Joey Ruckus, with Eternal Entertainment Group’s DJ Trevy Trev rockin’ the 1’s & 2’s. The judges were comprised of an all-star lineup as well, with Michigan pro fighter and King of the Cage middleweight champ Brandon Hunt, Michigan pro fighter Eric Moon, and easily one of the best ammy 205er’s in the state, Lee “The Juggernaut” Trombley. There were a lot of Michigan’s familiar and popular up-and-comers on the card, making for a fun and entertaining evening. With that in mind, keep your eyes peeled for MCL’s next installment coming on April 22nd to a venue near you. And keep FightMichigan bookmarked on your computer (or phone), as we’ll keep you informed as all the details become available. Here are your results…
Fight Michigan witnessed history in the making last weekend with Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting at the Yack Arena. Pete Trevino Jr., Fight Announcer and friend of Fight Michigan, has developed Tap-Team MMA, and you’ve almost gotta see it to believe it. You put that together with the matchmaking talent of Dave Chambers, the promotional wizardry of Jeff Pitock, and well over 800 people in the crowd, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a cagefighting event. Michigan Combat Photography’s Chris Rabior was there, and was generous enough to send us a photo gallery, which you can see after the jump, along with the results, and everything you want to know about Tap-Team MMA!