Weekend in Fights! October 20th Edition – Ringside Report + Wrestling Uncensored

This Weekend in Fights! (October 20th, 2012) was UFC-less after four straight weeks of events. It did however feature Bellator 77, the Score Fighting Series 6 and Ultimate Warrior Challenge 21.

Bellator 77 held the opening round of the Season 7 Lightweight tournament at the Reading Eagle Theater in the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania Friday night. Rich Clementi, Dave Jansen, Marcin Held, and Ricardo Tirloni all punched their ticket to advanced into the semifinals. Journeyman Rich Clementi advanced with a split decision over Alexander Sarnavskiy winning 29-28 on two judges score cards. Marcin Held also picked a decision victory to advance, but his was unanimous over Murad Machaev after three rounds. Both Dave Jensen and Ricardo Tirloni picked up choke submission victories to advance in tournament. Jensen secured his victory over Magomed Saadulaev with a guillotine choke, while Ricardo Tirloni secured his victory with a D’Arce choke on Rene Nazare in the second round. (Full Bellator 77 event results below.)

In Sarnia, Ontario the Score Fighting Series held their sixth event at the RBC Centre. The main event featured WEC, Affliction and Bellator veteran Chris Horodecki versus Brad Cardinal in a disappointing no contest due to an accidental headbutt after the first round. W-1 MMA veteran John Fraser went the distance in the co-main event with Tyler Toner. After three rounds Fraser was unanimously declared the winner.Ringside veteran Tony Hervey forced the doctor’s to stop his bout against Jorge Britto after two rounds. (Full Score Fighting Series 6: Horodecki vs. Cardinal event results below.)

Ultimate Warrior Challenge 21 – Xplosion took place at the Southend Tennis & Leisure Centre in Garons Park, Southend, England on Saturday night. The main event featured former UFC Heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez squaring off against Kevin Thompson. Rodriguez made shot work of Thompson with an arm bar submission with 15-seconds remaining in the opening round. In doing so Rodriguez snap his four fight losing skid. (Full Ultimate Warrior Challenge 21 – Xplosion event results below.)


Friday Night Fights –


Bellator 77 results:

Rich Clementi def. Alexander “Tiger” Sarnavskiy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – lightweight-tourney opening round

Dave Jansen def. Magomed Saadulaev via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 0:41 – lightweight-tourney opening round

Marcin Held def. Murad Machaev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – lightweight-tourney opening round

Ricardo Tirloni def. Rene Nazare via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 1:14 – lightweight-tourney opening round

Spike.com prelims:

Matthew Lozano def. Dave Morgan via submission (inverted triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:28

Lew Polley def. Carmelo Marrero via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Darrell Horcher def. E.J. Brooks via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:21 – lightweight tourney reserve bout

Cosmo Alexander def. Mike Bannon via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00

Duane Bastress def. Ariel Sepulveda via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Brett Martinez def. Eric Albright via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:28


Score Fighting Series 6: Horodecki vs. Cardinal results:

Brad Cardinal vs. Chris Horodecki declared no contest (accidental headbutt) – Round 1, 5:00

John Fraser def. Tyler Toner via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rick Glenn def. Lyndon Whitlock via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:34

Tony Hervey def. Jorge Britto via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00

Sergej Juskevic def. Gerald Meerschaert via submission (kneebar) – Round 2, 4:32

Jesse Gross def. Seiji Sugiman-Morangos via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:59


Saturday Night Fights –


 Ultimate Warrior Challenge 21 – Xplosion results: 

Ricco Rodriguez def. Kevin Thompson via Submission (Arm Bar) – 4:45 – Round 1

Walter Gahadza def. Manuel Garcia via Submission (Strikes) – 1:59 – Round 1

Matt Ewin def. Marty Loic via TKO (Strikes) – 3:03 – Round 1

Wendle Lewis def. Kes Mamba via TKO (Doctor Stoppage due to cut) – 3:18 – Round 2

Jason Cooledge def. Hayden Critchfield via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) – 4:15 – Round 2

Charlie Leary def. Chris Richardson via TKO (Strikes) – 2:21 – Round 1

Arnold Allen def. Kim Tinghaugen via TKO (Doctor Stoppage due to cut) – 5:00 – Round 1

Lukasz Kupniewski def. Dan Piper via Majority Decision

Jon Emmons def. Josh Dennis via TKO (Strikes) – 2:14 – Round 1

Ryan Scots def. Dan Whitton via Unanimous Decision

Chris Mathews def. Scott Rogan via Submission (Punches) – 2:50 – Round 1

Nickie Owens def. Scott Holbry via Submission (Knee Bar) – 2:41 – Round 1


***Times, Rounds, Scores, Method unavailable for certain bouts***





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