Total Warrior Combat – Evolution – Results from August 27, 2011

Total Warrior Combat returned to the Causeway Bay Hotel in Lansing with the appropriately named “Evolution”, as this was their best event to date. Immediately following another beautiful rendition of our National Anthem by our friend Jamie “The Songbird” Lange, the action began. Many of the fights were SO good that they DEMAND a rematch. One of these wars…AND Fight of the Night, was Lansing’s Skeeter Kittle squaring off against a Striking Dragons badboy, Denato Richardson. This fight ended with a VERY, VERY close judge’s decision, and rumor has it, this fight will happen again. Man, we hope so! Before the dust had settled from that battle, another war began, featuring Team Murcielago’s “Big” Ben Sutton against the undefeated and formidable Nic “The Nightmare” Booth. The first round featured a very technical exchange of leg and foot locks, with both combatants displaying a clinic of escapes and transitions. The battle continued to be a perfect clash of styles right until the end, when Nick whipped out a crisp armbar for the win and the belt. Now Nick will move on to face “The American Badass” Dan Dunbar for the unified title at a future show. Guaranteed to be a war! Eddie Tamez successfully defended his belt and secured the “Submission of the Night” by pulling off a very sudden armbar finish. The final fight of the night was a Heavyweight Title bout pitting the skilled warrior Joe Clementz against a highly experienced striker, Thomas Duncan. Duncan landed some heavy leather early on in the first round, opening a large cut on the forehead of Clementz, which ultimately brought a stop to the contest. This puts Clementz and Duncan at one win each Technical over each other, which calls for a rematch in the near future. The referees in charge of the safety of these warriors for the night were Michigan pro fighter Joel “Lil’ Juggernaut” Chapman and FightMichigan’s own T.J. Corwin. Judges for the event were the experienced trio of Dru Gardner, Ed Pigeon, and FightMichigan’s Shannon Hale, who was also the timekeeper for the night. On the microphone doing a masterful job of keeping the fans hyped and informed, was the prolific and professional Phil “The Voice” Davey. Still photography for this event was in the capable hands of Fierce Photography’s cheap nfl jerseys Noah Paris. And we most definitely have to give a shout out to our buddy Shae Brophy, for helping keep things organized in the back! Total Warrior Combat is quickly ascending to the upper echelons of Michigan promotions, and every show gets more amazing. Don’t just take our word for it…you can witness it for yourself on September 10th in Muskegon, Michigan at their next event, “Future Legends”, coming to the L.C. Walker Arena. Join FightMichigan there and enjoy another evening of top-shelf MMA action! ‘Til then, here are your results…


Fight #1 – 185 lbs.
“The Country Boy Assassin” John Davis (185 lbs., 6’1”, 2-1, Team Murcielago) vs. Eric Shumocker (186 lbs., 6’5”, 2-0, Striking Dragons)
Winner: Eric Shumocker at 1:27 in round 1 by tap out due to rear naked choke.


Fight #2 – 170 lbs.
Josh Chapman (170 lbs., 6′, 1-1, Ed Kramer MMA) vs. Calvin Sullins (173 lbs. 5’11”, 2-1, Pound 4 Pound)
Winner: cheap nfl jerseys Calvin Sullins at 1:31 in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.


Fight #3 – 155 lbs.
Cody Hannah (159 lbs., 5’10”, 0-0, Soldado’s Boxing) vs. Kenny “The Black Mamba” Ross (167 lbs. 5’9”, 3-0, Team Crazies)
Winner: Cody Hannah at 43 seconds in round 3 by tap out due to rear naked choke.


Fight #4 – 205 lbs.
Sam Duister (204 lbs., 6′, 2-0, Team Murcielago) Cheap Jordan Shoes vs. Jacob Fuller (202 lbs., 6’3′, 6-3)
Winner: Sam Duister at 1:21 in round 1 by tap out due to triangle choke.


Fight #5 – 155 lbs.
Jarell Singleton (155 lbs., 5’6”, 1-1, Soldado’s Boxing) vs. “Knucklehead” Chad Strange (155 lbs., 5’9”, 3-7, The Torture Squad)
Winner: Jarell Singleton at 2:07 in round 1 by knock out.


Fight #6 – 145 lbs.
Mike Thompson (145 lbs., 5’9”, 1-1, Pound 4 Pound) vs. Justin “Hurricane” Gallihugh (142 lbs., 5’9”, 1-2, Team Crazies)
Winner: Mike Thompson at 51 seconds in round 2 by corner stoppage.


Fight #7 – 170 lbs.
Roderick Lewis (175 lbs., 5’11”, 2-1) vs. Josh Blanco (168 lbs., 6’2”, 3-1, The Torture Squad)
Winner: Roderick Lewis at 40 seconds in round 2 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.


Fight #8 – 155 lbs.
Antoine “The Tank” Williams (160 lbs., 5’8”, 7-3, Soldado’s Boxing) vs. Chris Binschus (160 lbs., 5’10”, 3-1, Jackson MMA)
Winner: Antoine “The Tank” Williams by unanimous decision (30-27) after three hard-fought rounds.


Fight #9 – 140 lbs.
Ray Reynero (140 lbs. 5’3”, 5-1, Soldado’s Boxing) vs. Richard Marcoux (140 lbs., 5’9”, 7-9, Team 420)
Winner: Ray Reynero at 2:31 in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.


Fight #10 – 170 lbs.
Skeeter Kittle (172 lbs., 5’9”, 13-3, Team Murcielago) vs. Denato Richardson (173 lbs., 6’3”, 11-2, Striking Dragons)
Winner: Skeeter Kittle by split decision after three grueling rounds.


Fight #11 – 135 lb. INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
“Big” Ben Sutton (132 lbs., 5’7”, 9-2, Lansing, Team Murcielago) vs. Nic “The Nightmare” Booth (135 lbs., 5’6”, 13-0, Striking jordans for sale Dragons)
Winner and NEW CHAMPION: Nic “The Nightmare” Booth at 1:43 in round 4 by tap out due to arm bar.


Fight #12 – 155 lb. INTERIM TITLE FIGHT
Jack Ho (155 lbs., 5’7”, 11-4) vs. Josh Shaw (155 lbs., 5’10”, 5-0)
Winner and NEW CHAMPION: Josh Shaw at 1:24 in round 1 by TKO – referee stoppage due to strikes.


Fight #13 – 125 lb. TITLE FIGHT
Eddie “The Machete” Tamez (127 lbs., 5’8”, 10-3-0, The Lab & Dark Alley) vs. Devin “Here For You to Hate” Garrett (128 lbs., 5’8, 13-12, New Body & Spyder Submissions)
Winner and STILL CHAMPION: Eddie “The Machete” Tamez at 2:11 in round 1 by tap out due to armbar.


Fight #14 – HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Joe Clementz (263 lbs., 6’6”, 7-0, Camp Tisdale) vs. Thomas Duncan cheap football jerseys (250 lbs., 6’6”, 26-13-1, Hollywood MMA)
Winner and NEW CHAMPION: Thomas Duncan at 1:42 in round 1 by doctor stoppage due to a cut.




Knockout of the Night goes to Jarell Singleton for his smooth 1st round KO.


Submission of the Night goes to Eddie Tamez, who pulled off a textbook armbar out of nowhere.


Fight of the Night goes to Skeeter Kittle and Denato Richardson, who went the distance in a battle that kept the judges on their toes.




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