2015 AWARDS GIVEN AT KICK DOWN 122
At the recently concluded KICK DOWN 122 event held at the Stampede January 16, 2016 Jason Rubio who has fought 8 times within the promotion and fought again Saturday night, was awarded the 1st ever award to the fighter that has never given up in spite of all obstacles Rubio fought a combined 9 times before getting his victory in November 2015
KICK DOWN 122
By Steve Alley
On Saturday January 16, 2016 the Denver, Colorado based KICK DOWN MMA began it's 15th year with the 122nd edition of KICK DOWN MMA with the event titled "BEGIN" 2016. The event would take place at the STAMPEDE known in years past as a country show club now hosting various events and concerts and the home of KICK DOWN MMA since November 2014. On a night that featured an 8 bout fight card with 3 titles and the main event in the professional welterweight class.
My take on the recently concluded event.
Aaron Romero still has some fights left even at age 43. He proved once again that age in many cases is just a number.
Jake Gardner the newly crowned welterweight champion is an up and coming force to be reckoned with.
Joey Trevino the newly crowned flyweight champion represents a new crop of talent displayed at Kick Down 122.
Nick Clem got better capturing his 2nd title in 2 different weight classes within the promotion.
Kohlman Scribner at now 2-0 after his latest victory in as many events will one day soon fight for amateur title.
Jacob Flesher gets a victory over longtime veteran Garth Heth to avenge a previous loss to him.
Jason Littlefield at age 40 makes his debut and gets his victory. The "Deputy Sheriff" should be proud.
Alex Garfio runs his record to 2-1 and his 2nd round victory over Jason Rubio who still fights with a lot of heart.
16 fighters. 6 new to the promotion. 2 that are 40 or older. 2 decisions. Show started at 7:37PM and ended at 10:34PM.
The weigh in the night before was done 27 minutes from the scheduled start time of 7:30PM.
A huge contrast to the old days when there was once a show that featured 17 fights and ended at nearly 1AM.
Happy to say those days are over.
A great crowd where the majority of the spectators were mostly all new to the promotion and venue.
In addition to receiving his award for 2015 fighter of the year with Maurice Salazar-Garcia ,Trevor O Connor cornered 3 different fighters.
On a night where we honored several fighters for their accomplishments for their contributions in 2015 I wanted to personally thank all of the fighters, their trainers, support staff and fans. Without all of you this event and promotion would not be possible.
Thankful..........grateful to still be doing what I love and in this case saw old friends and met some great new people as well.
See you March 18, 2016 for KICK DOWN 123