Kick Down 113: “Warriors Creed”
Written by JR Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com
Saturday March 08, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel in Denver, Colorado the Kick Down fight promotion held their, “Warriors Creed” event. There were 10 fights total with two kickboxing fights and the main event being a professional MMA fight.
Main event: Lannon Quintanna an independent fighter vs. Matt Peckham of Pangsuko in a 155 lb. professional fight. Quintanna came forward and scored an immediate takedown. On the mat Quintanna controlled position all round working GNP as Peckham tried to escape and set up submission attempts. Round two was an exact replay of round one with Quintanna scoring an early takedown and controlling position and working GNP all round while Peckham was busy with submission and escape attempts. Round three opened with Peckham trying for a flying knee. Quintanna caught the strike and took the fight to the mat. The rest of the round played out as did rounds one and two with Quintanna scoring with strikes on the ground and not giving Peckham any space to set in submissions. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Lannon Quintanna.
Jeff Nemeth of Z’s training gym vs. T.J. Sandau of Infinite MMA in a 146 lb. title fight. The fighters touched gloves and the first technique Nemeth threw, a round kick to the body landed flush dropping Sandau. Nemeth followed with 2-3 GNP strikes to score the TKO win at :11 of round one.
Satchel Yellowhawk of Edge MMA vs. Jake Mendez of Trials MMA in a 152 lb. fight. Round one had a very fast and aggressive pace with Yellowhawk controlling position and Mendez scoring with striking. Round two had Mendez working striking well from the outside including landing a glancing head kick that momentarily stunned Yellowhawk. Yellowhawk recovered and the fight went to the mat with Mendez trying for an armbar that Yellowhawk escaped. The fight came back to standing and when Yellowhawk closed in with strikes Mendez spun him to the mat. On the ground there was a scramble for position with Mendez taking back control and setting in the RNC for the submission victory at 1:49 of round one.
Will Gravely of Z’s training gym vs. Joe Barton of Altitude MMA in a 171 lb. title fight. Round one went to the mat multiple times with Barton scoring the takedowns. After the third takedown Barton was able to establish position and keep the fight on the mat as Gravely stayed active with escape attempts. Round two was multiple takedowns by Barton as Gravely worked multiple escapes and reversals. Round three began with Gravely being able to put together several flurries. Near the end of the round Barton scored a takedown and he was able to control position until the bell ended the fight. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Joe Barton.
Angel Estrada of Edge MMA vs. Kris Briggs of Team Briggs in a 126 lb. fight. The fighters probed with strikes from the outside until Briggs scored a takedown. On the mat Estrada quickly set in a triangle choke that Briggs tried to slam his way out of; Estrada however got the choke closed off for the win with the tapout coming at 1:04 of round one.
Adam Carey of Trials MMA vs. Frank Duran an independent fighter in a 196 lb. fight. Round one hit the mat early with Carey working solid GNP until Duran worked to his feet. The fight went to the mat again quickly by way of a Carey takedown and he spent the rest of the round working GNP from the top as Duran worked striking from off of his back. Round two had solid leg kicks from Duran to start but once Carey clinched he scored with a suplex takedown. On the mat both fighters worked strikes then Carey stood and Duran kept him at bay with kicks from his back for most of the rest of the round. Round three had a big takedown from Carey early and for the rest of the round he controlled position and worked between GNP and submission attempts ad Duran worked to escape. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Adam Carey.
Everett Scovell of America’s Best Martial Arts vs. Ivan Emrick of Garcia Sports in a 270 lb. fight. The fighters probed with strikes from the outside until Scovell slipped throwing a kick. Emrick followed him to the mat, took back control and set in the RNC for the tapout victory at :27 of round one.
Micah Romero of the Nomad Fight Team vs. Kevin Tyner of Team Hit Man in a 166 lb. fight. Tyner immediately made it know he wanted the fight on the mat and after several takedown attempts he got it there. On the ground Tyner was active with GNP but Romero worked back to standing. Tyner took him down again but he landed an accidental back of the head strike and the fight was brought to standing. Once more Tyner scored a takedown and he used his GNP to set up the fight winning armbar with the tapout coming at 1:48 of round one.
Hanna Schaefer vs. Mandy Guest in a 126 lb. kickboxing fight. Round one was fast paced all round with both fighters landing well with punches, kicks and knees both in and out of the clinch. Round two was filled with more fast paced action from both as Schaefer stayed aggressive all round and Guest counter struck to good effect. Round three had an exciting toe-to-toe flurry to start. Both fighters then worked effectively in and out of clinch range and both landed strikes that visibly hurt the other. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Mandy Guest.
Henry Holmes vs. Josh DeValle in a 156 lb. kickboxing fight. Round one was strong back and forth action with Holmes controlling the action with knees in the clinch and DeValle pressuring forward. Round two was more back and forth action with the round being punctuated by a strong spinning back kick from DeValle that took Holmes off of his feet. Round three was the fastest paced round of the fight with both fighters landing aggressive techniques and mixing their punches and kicks well. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Henry Holmes.
MMABuzz.com’s, “Of The Night” moments:
Submission of the night goes to Angel Estrada for his triangle choke victory.
TKO of the night goes to Jeff Nemeth for his :11 title winning body kick-GNP victory.
Fight of the night goes to Satchell Yellowhawk and Jake Mendez for their fast paced highly technical fight.
Best in Health and Training,