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KICK DOWN 113 "WARRIORS"

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,

JR Gordon

www.MMABuzz.com

 

 

 

 

 





 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 17:00
 
KICK DOWN 110 "Enforcers"

DOUBLE TREE HOTEL I 70 and QUEBEC

* FORMERLY RED LION HOTEL

Denver, Colorado

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ALVIN ROBINSON
13-6

VS
KICK DOWN JR. LIGHTWEIGHT  MMA TITLE

JOEY MUNOZ
14-1

ANDREW HATHAWAY

VS
KICK DOWN WELTERWEIGHT MMA TITLE

PATRICK CUMMING

TRENT SCHEELE
7-7

VS
KICK DOWN MIDDLEWEIGHT MMA TITLE

T.B.D.

DOMINICK GARKOW
5-5

VS
KICK DOWN FEATHERWEIGHT MMA TITLE

BEN LUGO
4-2

AL JOHNSON

VS

DONNIE BONINI

NICK CLEM
3-3

VS
KICK DOWN FLYWEIGHT  MMA TITLE

LUIS FERNANDEZ
3-2

SEAN SAUNDERS

VS

BRIAN AIGNER

JOSH REID
ANGEL ESTRADA
AMBER CAMBELL-SMITH
NICK BRYANT

VS
VS
VS
VS

MATT DAVIS
ALFREDO 
AMANDA HALLER
JAUREX VASQUEZ

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Expect up to 12 bouts of action at a great ticket price for the region.

FRONT ROW $40.00

2ND,3RD,4TH ROWS..............RESERVED $30.00

GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00

CALL 720-422-5154 or 303-692-4865 for tickets now!

Doors open at 6:30PM 1st Bout at 7:30PM

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:01
 
KICK DOWN 111 "Closers"

DOUBLE TREE HOTEL I 70 and QUEBEC

Denver, Colorado

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Kick Down 111 “CLOSERS”

Written by J.R. Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com

Main event: Brian Maronek vs. Joe Miles in a 175 lb. professional fight. The fighters clinched immediately and Miles pressed Maronek into the cage. Maronek worked for a standing guillotine choke that Miles escaped. Maronek reset the choke and pulled guard. Miles escaped and Maronek stood. Miles worked for multiple heel-hook attempts that Maronek defended. From half-mount Maronek set in a several more choke attempts which Miles defended. The fighters came to standing and worked clinched against the cage to end the round. Round two saw Maronek punch his way into the clinch and jump guard for a standing guillotine that was defended. The fighters separated and Miles worked strikes until Maronek clinched. Miles worked dirty boxing against the cage for a prolonged time. The referee separated the fighters and they both scored with punches before Miles pressed Maronek into the cage to work dirty boxing until the bell ended the round. Round three went to the clinch immediately with Miles working strikes. Maronek set in a standing guillotine and jumped guard but Miles escaped and worked more dirty boxing. The fighters separated and traded punches in the middle of the cage until Miles jammed Maronek into the cage to work inside strikes until the bell ended the fight. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Joe Miles.

Ben Lugo vs. Jeff Nemeth in a Jr. lightweight title fight. Nemeth scored a fast takedown and transitioned from side control to mount then back to mount to work GNP. In a scramble Nemeth secured back control and set in the title winning RNC with the tapout coming at 2:01 of round one.

Donny Bonini vs. Steve Strickler in a 160 lb. fight. Bonini’s first punch staggered Stickler but Stickler recovered quickly and got a takedown into side control. Stickler transitioned to mount but the fight was stopped when Stickler landed a punch to the back of the head. On the restart Bonini landed a combination that dropped Stickler and Bonini followed with GNP from back control. The fight again came to standing when Bonini landed a punch to the back of the head. On the restart Stickler shot for a takedown and Bonini sprawled out and worked head control from the top until the round ended. Round two had Stickler scoring a leg sweep takedown after he trapped a kick and from the top Stickler set in a Kimura shoulder lock and after the fighters rolled several times Stickler secured the submission with the victory coming at :48 of round two.

Cheri Muraski vs. Selena Valdez-Montoya in a 130 lb. fight. Muraski scored an immediate takedown and went to mount. She used GNP to set up a transition to back control and from there she set in the RNC for the victory at :49 of round one.

Scott Slama vs. Ivin Emrick in a heavyweight fight. Emrick landed his first punch which dropped Slama. The follow up GNP scored Emrick the TKO win at :27 of round one.

Joshua Thomas vs. Mackenzie Roquemore in a light heavyweight title fight. The fighters came to the center of the cage and Thomas threw several strikes before dropping Roquemore. Thomas followed with strong GNP and scored the title winning TKO win at :15 of round one.

Allison Walters vs. Kara Gehrig in a 130 lb. fight. The fighters had back and forth exchanges with Walters taking the upper hand. Walters scored a takedown and worked GNP until Gehrig set in a very tight armbar that was defended until the bell ended the round. Round two opened with Gehrig landing a glancing head kick then scoring a takedown. Both fighters worked GNP until an unseen rules infraction had the referee stand the fighters and they traded strikes until the end of the round. Round three went to the mat with each fighter having some time with dominant position until the action lowed and the referee stood the fighters. The rest of the round played out with the fighters probing from the outside with strikes. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Kara Gehrig.

Nick Bryant vs. Robert Fratterelli in a 138 lb. fight. The fighters probed with strikes working into and out of clinching range. Off of the cage Bryant scored a takedown. Fratterelli tried for an armbar then locked in a triangle that was defended until the bell ended the round. Round two went to the mat early when Bryant shot for a takedown and Fratterelli defended and took top position with head control. Bryant worked to his feet and rushed Fratterelli into the cage to score a takedown. Fratterelli set in a triangle choke that he closed off for the win at 2:46 of round two.

Angel Estrada vs. Marvincent Williams in a 125 lb. fight. Williams started fast with striking before scoring a takedown and working GNP. Estrada worked to standing but Williams slammed him. Off of his back Estrada tried for an armbar that Williams slammed his way out of. The referee stood the fighters when the action slowed and they clinched and worked dirty boxing against the cage. They separated and Estrada dropped Williams who quickly stood and they traded strikes to end the round. Round two started with good back and forth striking exchanges until Williams shot for a takedown. Estrada defended, took back control and from standing he set in an armbar to get the tapout victory at 1:16 of round two.

MMABuzz.com’s, “Of The Night” moments:

Submission of the night goes to Steve Strickler for his slick Kimura submission victory.

TKO of the night goes to Josh Thomas for his :15 GNP TKO win.

Fight of the night goes to Allison Walters and Kara Gehrig for their back and forth action filled fight.

Be sure to check the site calendar for upcoming events.

Best in Health and Training,

J.R. Gordon

ww.MMABuzz.com

 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 12:19
 
KICK DOWN 112 "MMA New Year"

Kick Down 112: “MMA New Year”

Written by J.R. Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com

Saturday January 4, 2014 at The Double Tree Hotel in Denver, Colorado the Kick Down fight promotion held their, “MMA New Year” show. There were 10 bouts on the card with one kickboxing fight, one women’s MMA fight, two professional fights and three titles being contested including the Main Event, a professional featherweight title fight.

Main event: Joey Munoz vs. Joey Welch in a 150 lb. professional title fight. The fighters clinched immediately and Welch went to the mat looking for a Kimura. Munoz controlled position, secured back control and set in the title winning RNC at :57 of round one.

Cody Connell vs. Steven Lee in a 165 lb. professional fight. Connell scored an immediate takedown and worked from side control to north/south to set in the fight winning north/south choke with the tapout coming at 1:22 of round one.

Adam Vigil vs. Andrew Kaupilla in a 153 lb. title fight. Round one had Vigil scoring well with strikes and takedowns. Vigil was able to maintain top position when on the ground, but several times Kaupilla threatened with deep submission attempts. Round two had Vigil again controlling position and landing hard punches while standing while Kaupilla again stayed busy by way of threatening with submissions. Round three had good takedowns by Vigil to start but on the mat Kaupilla worked to dominant position and went from submission attempts to very solid knee strikes to the body. The referee stood the fighters when Kaupilla grabbed the cage and on the restart Vigil took it to the ground but Kaupilla controlled position and threatened with 4-5 very deep submission attempts that Vigil evaded until the bell ended the fight. The scorecards were read and the title winner by split decision was Andrew Kaupilla.

Angel Estrada vs. Robert Fratterelli in a 125 lb. title fight. Estrada worked hard leg kicks to open and Fratterelli countered with punches. As the round progressed both fighters landed well with a mix of strikes. Estrada was able to stagger Fraterelli, but he recovered quickly and both fighters threw a high volume of punches to end the round. Round two was all standing with both fighters landing hard fast and accurate punches and each mixing their kicks and punches to good effect. To end the round Fratterelli was able to drop Estrada with a punch but Estrada recovered well to make it out of the round. Round three had a fast pace to start with Fratterelli using good footwork to get into and out of striking range. The action was stopped when Estrada received an accidental groin kick. On the restart both fighters threw a high volume of punches with each scoring well. The round ended with both fighters utilizing crisp combinations. The scorecards were read and the title winner by unanimous decision was Fratterelli.

Kris Briggs Jr. vs. A.J. Robb in a 125 lb. fight. The fighters set a very fast pace for all of round one with each able to land good strikes while standing. On the mat Robb was aggressive with his positioning and GNP while Briggs hunted for submissions. Round two also had good standing striking and ground action from both fighters. Each was able to stagger the other, then Rodd dropped Briggs and when Robb flurried with GNP he scored the TKO win at 2:46 of round two.

Latrisha Breidenbach vs. Kara Gehrig in a 130 lb. fight. The fighters traded punches to open the bout then Gehrig scored a takedown and worked some GNP before being swept. From mount Breidenbach worked for an Americana shoulder lock that was defended until the bell ended the round. Round two was all standing with Gehrig being able to land the more powerful and accurate strikes. Round three was also all standing with Gehrig landing the higher volume of strikes and both fighters flurrying well at the ten second clacker. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Kara Gehrig.

Everett Scovell vs. Benjamin McLaughlin in a 265 lb. fight. The fighters came to the center of the cage and immediately began trading very hard punches with each able to stagger the other. It was Scovell that landed the fight ending flurry to get the TKO win at :16 of round one.

Frank Duran vs. Kelly Doty in a 205 lb. fight. Duran scored a fast takedown and worked to improve his position until the fighters came to standing. Again Duran scored a takedown and he worked GNP from full mount until the action slowed and the referee stood the fighters. On the restart Duran pressured forward and landed a strong combination that scored him the KO win at 2:29 of round one.

Beau Menchaka vs. Japhet Springsteen in a 180 lb. fight. The fighters traded good punches both in and out of the clinch. Springsteen tried for a takedown that Manchaca stuffed before he put the fight ending flurry of punches that got him the TKO. Manchaca scored the win at 1:34 of round one.

Ethan Alley vs. Zack Lubline in a 156 lb. kickboxing fight. The fighters traded hard strikes in and out of the clinch with Alley landing the more solid strikes including several flurries of hard body punches. Round two had good flurries of body punches and strong clinch work by Alley as Lubline scored well with several counter punches. Round three again saw Alley scoring well with combinations and Lubline trying to work counter punching. The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Ethan Alley.

MMABuzz.com’s, “Of The Night” moments:

Submission of the night goes to Cody Connell for his round one north/south choke submission victory.

KO of the night goes to Frank Duran for his first round KO win.

Fight of the night goes to Adam Vigil and Andrew Kaupilla for their back and forth fast paced very technical three round split decision title fight.

J.R. Gordon

www.MMABuzz.com

tkw

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 January 2014 06:54
 
KICK DOWN 109 "MMA Meltdown"

DOUBLE TREE HOTEL I 70 and QUEBEC

* FORMERLY RED LION HOTEL

Denver, Colorado

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Expect up to 12 bouts of action at a great ticket price for the region. 

FRONT ROW $40.00

2ND,3RD,4TH ROWS..............RESERVED $30.00

GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00

CALL 720-422-5154 or 303-692-4865 for tickets now!

Doors open at 6:30PM 1st Bout at 7:30PM

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:49
 
KICK DOWN 108

KICK DOWN 108

 

SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013

 

DOUBLE TREE HOTEL (FORMERLY RED LION HOTEL) 4040 Quebec Street Denver, Colorado

MAIN EVENT

JOEY MUNOZ

KICK DOWN FEATHERWEIGHT  TITLE

VS

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS

ROSA ACEVEDO

KICK DOWN FLYWEIGHT TITLE

VS

KATIE MOERKE

NICK MARR

KICK DOWN JR LIGHWEIGHT TITLE

VS

BEN LUGO

JUSTIN BABB

VS

GABE CRAWFORD

JOSHUA THOMAS

VS

JACOB FLESHER

ALYSSA GARCIA

VS

SHEILA RODINE

BEAU BUCHAN

VS

PATRICK CUMMING

JOSHUA DEVALLE

VS

WILLIAM ANDERSON

On Saturday May 11, 2013 the Kick Down MMA promotion will present their 108th event featuring up to 10 bouts of action. In the main event Joey Munoz (13-1) will make his 1st title defense as newly crowned professional featherweight champion when he faces Benjamin (Larry) Williams (4-4) who now trains at THE LAB in Phoenix, Arizona. Rosa Acevedo (4-2) will face Katie Moerke (3-1) for the Kick Down Women’s Flyweight title in one of the two women’s bouts featured on the fight card. Nick Marr will face Ben Lugo for the Kick Down Jr. Lightweight MMA title which is one of the most anticipated bouts on the solid fight card. Alyssa Garcia makes her MMA debut to face Sheila Rodine representing the Fight Syndicate from Casper, Wyoming. Joshua Thomas returns to the promotion to face young up and coming fighter Jacob Flesher. Justin Babb will make his 1st appearance in the promotion to face another young talent in Gabe Crawford. Beau Buchan and Patrick Cumming in the welterweight division. 3 titles. 2 Women’s bouts. 7 new comers to the promotion and fighters from 6 different states will represent at Kick Down 108.

Doors open at 6:30PM 1st Bout at 7:30PM

FRONT ROW $40.00

 

2ND,3RD,4TH Rows……Reserved $30.00

 

GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00

 

For Tickets call 720-422-5154 or 303-692-4865

 
KICK DOWN 105 "SEASONS BEATINGS III"

RED LION HOTEL I 70 and QUEBEC

Denver, Colorado 

On Saturday December 1st the Kick Down MMA promotion will close out it's 11th year with the 105th edition of the event which will feature the 1st lightweight professional title defense of Ian Stonehouse when he faces the former amatuer lightweight champion Cody Connell (7-0) who will make his professional debut. Joey Guerra will face Angel Smith in a professional light weight match up. Will Gravley will face Mitch Peterson for the welterweight title. Nick Clem will face John Allen for the Bantomweight title. Trent Scheele will face Luis Urena for the vacated lightheavyweight MMA title previously held by Don Westman.

Expect up to 12 bouts of action at a great ticket  price for the region.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

FRONT ROW $40.00

2ND,3RD,4TH ROWS..............RESERVED $30.00

GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00

CALL 720-422-5154 or 303-692-4865 for tickets now!

Doors open at 6:30PM 1st Bout at 7:30PM

 
KICK DOWN 106 "SUPER BRAWL"

DOUBLE TREE HOTEL I 70 and QUEBEC

* FORMERLY RED LION HOTEL

Denver, Colorado

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KD 106 small

 

Expect up to 12 bouts of action at a great ticket price for the region.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

FRONT ROW $40.00

2ND,3RD,4TH ROWS..............RESERVED $30.00

GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00

CALL 720-422-5154 or 303-692-4865 for tickets now!

Doors open at 6:30PM 1st Bout at 7:30PM

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:00
 
KICK DOWN 107 "GUERRA VS MUNOZ"

DOUBLE TREE HOTEL I 70 and QUEBEC

* FORMERLY RED LION HOTEL

Denver, Colorado

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Expect up to 12 bouts of action at a great ticket price for the region.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

FRONT ROW $40.00

2ND,3RD,4TH ROWS..............RESERVED $30.00

GENERAL ADMISSION $25.00

CALL 720-422-5154 or 303-692-4865 for tickets now!

Doors open at 6:30PM 1st Bout at 7:30PM

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:00
 
KICK DOWN 104 "BOOM"

  

Kick Down 104: "BOOM"

Written by J.R. Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com

Friday night October 19, 2012 at the Red Lion hotel the Kick Down fight promotion held their 104th event

titled, “BOOM.” 

There were nine fights on the card including one women’s fight, three title fights and two professional fights.Main event: Joey Guerra vs. Cruz Soltero Jr. in a 155 lb. professional fight.  The fight began with Guerra slipping off of a flying kick.  He came back to standing and the fighters engaged in the center and worked dirty boxing and knee strikes in the clinch.  Off of the cage Guerra scored a takedown.  On the ground Guerra was able to maintain top position.  Soltero was active with multiple submission attempts but Guerra defended and worked very hard ground-and-pound (GNP) until he got the main event TKO win at 4:09 of round one.  Brandon Royval vs. Ben Vombauer in a 135 lb. professional fight .  The fighters traded hard shots before it went to the mat.  On the ground Vombauer worked for a topside guillotine but Royval escaped.  The fight was brought to standing by the referee after Vombauer grabbed the cage.  Royval landed a solid body kick but Vombauer trapped it.  Royval went for a flying triangle but Vombauer defended and worked all round between hard GNP, submission attempts and improving position.  Round two started with Royval landing hard strikes before Vombauer clinched and got a takedown.  The rest of the round was positional control, GNP and submission attempts from Vombauer while Royval tried to escape back to his feet.  Round three began with Royval trying for an early guillotine choke that Vombauer escaped.  Vombauer again worked positional control but off of his back Royval set in a tight armbar attempt.  Vombauer defended then escaped and worked more ground-and-pound.  Again Royval tried for an armbar but Vombauer escaped and after trying for a topside triangle choke Vombauer settled into side control and maintained position to end the fight.  The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Ben Vombauer.Mackenzie Roquemore vs. Josh Augustine for the Kick Down welterweight (170 lb.) MMA title.  Off of a striking exchange the fight went to the mat and the fighters scrambled for position with Augustine ending with back control.  The rest of the round was Augustine working between GNP and RNC attempts while Roquemore defended and tried to escape.  Round two went to the mat early with the fighters trading positions.  They scrambled to their feet momentarily and Augustine took it to the mat immediately where he again worked between GNP and submission attempts until the bell ended the round.  Round three also went to the mat early with Augustine working from the top.  From his back Roquemore set in a tight armbar attempt but Augustine escaped and the fighters worked to their feet.  From standing Roquemore tried for a sit down Kimura but Augustine defended and ended the fight with back control working strikes.  The scorecards were read and by unanimous decision Josh Augustine won the title.Lilly Orozco vs. Cassie Robb for the Kick Down women’s atom weight (110 lb.) MMA title.  Immediately Robb shot for and got a takedown.  From the bottom Orozco tried for a guillotine but Robb got her head free and postured for GNP.  The referee stopped the fight when Orozco grabbed her opponent’s top and he took a point from Orozco and the fight restarted on the feet.  Almost immediately Robb again went for and got a takedown.  Orozco tried to get a head toss takeover but Robb secured back control and set in the RNC to win the title at 2:19 of round one.Anthony Werner vs. Mitch Peterson for the Kick Down lightweight (155 lb.) MMA title.  The fighters traded even strikes before Werner got a takedown into full mount.  From his back Peterson secured a half nelson then got full guard.  Peterson cranked the position to get the neck crank submission tapout at 1:31 of round one to win the titleJeremiah Barnes vs. Dean Burley in a 205 lb. fight.  The fight began with Burley using leg kicks to set up a takedown.  On the mat Barnes was on top and Burley got full guard.  The fight was stopped and taken back to standing after Barnes grabbed the cage.  From the feet Burley trapped a kick to enter the clinch where he tried for takedowns before pulling guard.  Barnes momentarily had mount but Burley secured guard, set in an armbar and the referee stopped the fight for fighter safety.  The fight was a TKO win for Burley at 1:54 of round one.  John Allen vs. Eric Maestas in a 135 lb. fight.  Round one was primarily striking with Allen working the distance well.  It went to the mat twice, and each time it was Maestas that initiate the takedown, but Allen worked control from top north/south.  Round two was all standing with both fighters able to land well and Maestas working for takedowns that Allen defended with success.  Round three also was almost all striking with the hardest shots of the fight landed by both.  In and out of the clinch Allen was more active and he worked GNP when Maestas shot for a takedown.  The bell ended the fight, the scorecards were tabulated and the winner by unanimous decision was John Allen.Damon Shaw vs. Josh Kambell in a 170 lb. fight.  After Shaw opened with a jumping kick Kambell closed into the clinch and got a takedown.  On the mat Kambell secured full mount and worked GNP until Shaw rolled face down.  From back control Kambell set in the RNC for the tapout victory at 1:54 of round one.Tyler Garcia vs. Edward Holt in a 145 lb. fight.  The fighters traded strikes and Holt slipped to the mat. Garcia took side control, then back control to work for an RNC.  Holt defended, Garcia took mount, then back control again from where he flurried with strikes to get the GNP TKO at :33 of round one.“Of The Night” moments:Submission of the night goes to Mitch Peterson for his unorthodox half nelson neck crank submission victory.TKO of the night goes to Joey Guerra for his powerful main event winning GNP TKO.Fight of the night goes to John Allen and Eric Maestas for their back and forth three round fight that showcased the striking skills of both.Best in health and training,J.R. Gordonwww.MMABuzz.com

Last Updated on Friday, 26 October 2012 15:58
 
KICK DOWN 103 "WIZARDS"

PEAK RETAINS TITLE WITH KO AT 38 SECONDS OF ROUND 1

SKINNER WINS BATTLE WITH BLOOM

MUNOZ STAYS UNDEFEATED IN KICK DOWN PROMOTION

ACEVEDO DELIVERS WITH VICTORY OVER VEGA

Newcomers and veterans alike impress.

On a Saturday evening in September the 22nd day to be precise, history was once again made in Casper, Wyoming where the 1st ever State sanctioned MMA event took place with the 103rd edition of Kick Down MMA. The promotion had already completed several events in Wyoming but with the new Wyoming State Board of Mixed martial Arts over seeing the event there was a certain curiousity as to how it would be handled, and how the fans, fighters and those involved might be affected. The answer was clear cut. The event was like any other Kick Down event and the new commission did everything they could to ensure that the transition was smooth. The event began at 7:55PM and ended at exactly 10:30PM and there were 8 bouts, 2 titles, and 2 women's bouts on the roster.

MAIN EVENT

TRAVIS PEAK VS STEVEN SIMMONS KICK DOWN PROFESSIONAL WELTERWEIGHT MMA TITLE

Travis Peak entered the building with a professional record which stood at 8-2. The challenger a good striker in Steven Simmons looked to walk in and leave the building the new champion and even his record but it didn't go that way. When the bell sounded to start round one both fighters touched gloves and circled around once throwing the in air jabs or one punch and circled again. Peak would fake the take down attempt and then throw a hard over hand right that would drop Simmons and he would then pounce on him and add a punch or 2 to reatin his title. Simply put it was a brutal knock out and the 1st of Peak's professional career as an MMA fighter. Travis Peak wins by knock out at :38 of round one.

MARGARET BLOOM VS STEPHANIE SKINNER PROFESSIONAL FLYWEIGHT WOMEN'S BOUT

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 19:59
 
KICK DOWN 102 "REBELS"

  

Kick Down 102: REBELS
Written by J.R. Gordon at
www.MMABuzz.com
 Friday night August 17, 2012 at the Red Lion hotel in Denver, Colorado the Kick Down fight promotion held Kick Down 102, “Rebels.”  The event had nine fights total including five title fights and two professional fights.  Main event: Josh Goldberger vs. Michael Riggs in a 185 lb. professional fight.  Riggs initiated first with multiple kicks and Goldberger answered with a punch that staggered Riggs.  Riggs shot and Goldberger defended and the fighters scrambled for position with Goldberger ending with guard. From his back Goldberger set in a triangle and when Riggs slammed him Goldberger switched to an armbar.  Riggs defended the armbar and Goldberger went back to the triangle to win the bout when Riggs lost consciousness and the referee stopped the fight at 1:01 of round one. Brandon Royval vs. Sam Rind in a 140 lb. professional fight.    The fighters traded hard, fast and flashy strikes including several head kicks from Royval.  Royval scored a takedown and immediately landed a solid knee on the ground.  Rind secured full guard, but Royval pinned him against the cage and used a flurry of elbows to get a TKO win at 1:45 round one.  Bryce Thorstad vs. Kyle Gould in a 185 lb. title fight.  The fighters traded hard head punches before Gould initiated a takedown.  Thorstad defended and worked striking from north/south.  The fight was stopped for the doctor to check the profusely bleeding nose of Gould.  The fight was restarted in the same position and they scrambled for position with Thorstad ending in side control.  The referee stepped in and stopped the fight due to the blood and the title winner by TKO at 1:35 of round one was Bryce Thorstad. Nick Mota vs. Eric Maestas in a 135 lb. title fight.  The fighters came out looking to land hard strikes and off of the clinch Mota got it to the mat.  After working to improve position the fighters came back to standing.  Again Mota scored a takedown.  Maestas worked to improve position but in the scramble Mota set in an armbar that he closed off to win the title at 2:12 of round one.
Ali Kistler vs. Cassie Robb in a 110 lb. fight.  The fighters came out and several times they went toe-to-toe trading strikes with Kistler landing well with both punches and knees.  One time Kistler was warned for grabbing the cage, then when it happened again she lost a point.  The fighters both worked knees in the clinch and Robb got a standing guillotine then pulled guard to end round one.  Round two was hard punches from Kistler to open, then Robb got a takedown and both fighters worked punches when on the ground.  The referee stood the fighters due to inactivity and the rest of the round they worked into and out of the clinch with each punching and kneeing the other.  Round three had more hard punches and kicks landed by both with Kistler able to snap back the head of Robb several times.  Off of the clinch Robb secured standing head control and jumped guard looking to close off the choke.  Kistler defended and the fighters traded punches on the ground until the bell ended the round.  The scorecards were read and the fight was scored a majority draw.  The judges, as per Colorado rules each picked a winner and when the announcement was read the winner by decision was Ali Kistler.
 
John Landwehr vs. Chris Grill in a heavyweight title fight.  Landwehr landed strong shots early and had Grill in trouble.  Grill recovered, but again was in trouble from the punching attack of Landwehr.  Grill again recovered and an apparent foot injury kept Landwehr from pressing forward.  Grill put together a long striking flurry then the fighters stood toe-to-toe trading head punches to end the round.  Round two had the fighters standing toe-to-toe again trading very hard strikes.  Each was able to damage and stagger the other.  Finally Grill got Landwehr backed into the cage and he put together a prolonged flurry of head and body punches that won him the title by TKO at 1:58 of round two.
 Jon Vigil vs. Matt Davis in a 145 lb. fight.  Vigil got an early knockdown with a leg kick and he followed with head control to work knees as the fighters came to their feet.  Davis landed a punch that dropped Vigil and Davis followed with strong GNP then an omoplata attempt that Vigil escaped.  Vigil scrambled to back control and set in a RNC that Davis escaped.  Vigil worked position, reset the choke and got the fight winning tapout at 1:37 of round one. Nick Clem vs. John Garcia in a 125 lb. in a 125 lb. title fight.  Clem scored an early takedown and worked with deep submission attempts and strong GNP until he landed an illegal back of the head strike.  The referee stood the fighters and again Clem quickly scored a takedown.  On the mat Garcia tried for a guillotine but Clem escaped and used hard GNP to set up an armbar that got him the title winning tapout at 2:59 of round one. John Allen vs. Tyler Garcia in a 140 lb. fight.  The fighters traded hard strikes to start but Garcia got it to the mat to work GNP.  Several times Allen got to his feet but again Garcia took him down.  Near the end of the round Garcia missed a lateral drop and Allen took side control for GNP to set up full mount to then end the round looking for an armbar which Garcia defended until the round ended.  Round two had good striking from both fighters before Garcia got it to the mat.  Garcia looked for GNP while Allen tried to secure full guard.  They worked to standing, then, as in round one Garcia missed a takedown and Allen took full mount to work GNP until he got the GNP TKO at 2:12 of round two. 
“Of The Night” moments:
Submission of the night goes to Josh Goldberger for his triangle to armbar to triangle title winning transition.
 TKO of the night goes to Brandon Royval for his professional fight debut flurry of elbows to garner the TKO win. Fight of the night goes to Jon Landwehr and Chris Grill for their two round performance in their heavyweight title fight that showcased the heart, striking skills and toughness of both fighters. 
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Best in Health and Training,
J.R. Gordon
www.MMABuzz.com
 
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 August 2012 20:05
 
KICK DOWN 100

 

Kick Down 100

Written by J.R. Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com

Saturday April 7, 2012 at the Red Lion Hotel in Denver, Colorado was an historic night in Colorado MMA as fight promoter Steve Alley hosted the 100th edition of his Kick Down fight promotion. Long known as a promotion that works to set firsts, tonight was no different as every fight on the eleven bout card was for a title.

Main event: Jack Johnson vs. Ian Stonehouse for the Kick Down professional lightweight MMA title. The fighters both landed hard strikes to open the round, including several strong flurries by Johnson. Off of the clinch Stonehouse scored a takedown and used his GNP to set up back control. Once there Stonehouse worked more strikes to be able to get the title winning RNC set in at 2: 47 of round one.

Travis Peak vs. Ali Hanjani for the Kick Down professional welterweight MMA title. The fighters had a feeling out process striking before Peak took it to the mat. On the ground Peak was able to control position and use GNP to set up the title winning Americana with the victory coming at 3:49 of round one.

Cody Connell vs. Mitch Peterson for the Kick Down lightweight MMA title. Peterson scored a quick takedown and worked for a guillotine that Connell escaped. From the top Connell worked GNP until the referee stood the fighters. It went to the mat again and Connell worked GNP to end the round. Round two also went to the mat early and again it was the positional control and GNP of Connell that shone. Round three was mainly Connell working GNP from top position with Peterson working several times for reversals and finally escaping back door to take back control and end the round working GNP and trying for an RNC. The scorecards were read and the title winner by unanimous decision was Cody Connell.

Joey Munoz vs. David Payne for the Kick Down featherweight MMA title. With an early punch Payne dropped Munoz and he flurried with GNP but Munoz recovered, got to his feet, scored a takedown and spent the rest of the round working GNP from the top while Payne looked to escape. Round two went to the mat very quickly and almost all round Munoz controlled position and worked for submissions including several RNC attempts. Round three had a good portion of the round play out with Munoz hunting for a takedown and Payne defending. Finally Munoz took his opponent down and on the mat he worked GNP and positional advantage until the round ended. The scorecards and the title winner by unanimous decision was Joey Munoz.

Patrick Walsh vs. Mourad Laiti for the Kick Down heavyweight MMA title. The fighters traded very hard punches to open the bout with each able to stagger the other. Off of the cage Walsh scored a takedown and worked GNP before trying to isolate an arm for a Kimura. Laiti swept him but immediately Walsh swept Laiti and this time he closed off the title winning Kimura at 1:57 of round one.

Margaret Bloom vs. Heather Sachleben for the Kick Down women’s flyweight MMA title. Round one was all standing with Sachleben landing strong, fast and accurate punches while Bloom looked to counter with kicks. Round two was also all standing with half of the strikes coming from a distance, with Bloom still favoring kicks while Sachleben continued her punching attack. In the clinch each was able to turn the other and each was able to land solid knees. Round three also was mainly standing with the majority of the fight being contested in the clinch with both landing knees and working dirty boxing. Near the end of the round Sachleben scored a takedown and ended the fight in side control working knee strikes to the body. The scorecards were read and the title winner by unanimous decision was Heather Sachleben.

Anthony Peairs vs. Marquise Mcknight for the Kick Down Jr lightweight MMA title. Very quickly the fighters engaged and traded hard strikes. From there a repeated sequence took place where 3-4 times Peairs would get a takedown and Mcknight would get back to his feet. The round ended with Peairs on top working GNP. Round two had the fighters going to the ground very quickly with Peairs working solid GNP then escaping a triangle attempt. Peairs scrambled and set in an armbar which he let go when he thought his opponent tapped. The fight continued and the Peairs worked from inside the guard of Mcknight until the fight was stopped and Mcknight lost a point for grabbing the cage. It hit the mat again and a scramble ensued until the bell ended the round. Round three again went to the mat almost immediately and Peairs worked a prolonged series of GNP while Mcknight was active off of his back working to escape until the round ended. The scorecards were read and the title winner by unanimous decision was Anthony Peairs.

Garth Heth vs. Brian Maronek for the Kick Down middleweight MMA title. After a hard body kick Maronek scored a takedown and worked GNP before trying to set in a triangle and also isolate an arm. Heth escaped and worked GNP of his own from the top. To end the round Maronek set in an armbar that was defended until the bell. Round two had the fighters trading very hard strikes before clinching. Heth momentarily had head control but Maronek escaped and pulled guard to set in the title winning guillotine choke with the win coming at :23 of round two.

Brandon Royval vs. Isaac Johnson for the Kick Down bantamweight MMA title. Almost immediately the fighters clinched. Working off of the cage Royval tried for a flying omoplata. Johnson defended and took half mount but Royval showed a very active guard and transitioned multiple times before finally setting in the title winning triangle choke with the tapout coming at 2:27 of round one.

Louie Gonzales vs. Cody Gomez for the Kick Down flyweight MMA title. Gomez opened with a head kick that Gonzales answered with a takedown. On the ground the fighters scrambled for positions and submissions with Gonzales adding in GNP from the top. From his back Gomez set in armbar to win the title with the tapout coming at 1:45 of round one.

Jared Olguin vs. Billy Johnson for the Kick Down Jr. lightweight Wyoming state MMA title. Round one was almost all striking with Olguin having the advantage using his reach well. With little time left in the round Olguin dropped Johnson, but when he closed in for GNP Johnson set in an armbar that was defended until the round ended. Round two was also an all standing round with Olguin again landing the more effective techniques. Round three started with both fighters landing solid strikes until Johnson scored a takedown off of the cage. On the ground Johnson took mount and when he was swept Johnson set in an armbar to get the title winning tapout at 1:15 of round three.

“Of The Night” moments:
Submission of the night goes to Brandon Royval for his fight winning triangle choke that came off of a machine gun series of submission attempts that began with a flying omoplata attempt.
Fight of the night goes to Anthony Peairs and Marquis Mcknight for their three round title fight that showcased the grappling prowess of both.

Thanks to all of the sponsors for making the event possible.

Be sure to check the site calendar for upcoming events.

Best in Health and Training,
J.R. Gordon
www.MMABuzz.com
Last Updated on Monday, 09 April 2012 06:51
 
KICK DOWN and UNIVERSAL FIGHT ALLIANCE LOOK FORWARD TO 2012

KICK DOWN MMA and the sister promotion UNIVERSAL FIGHT ALLIANCE look to 2012 for 10th year in operation and more.

Tenative dates for upcoming events

January 14, 2012 Universal Fight Alliance 7 Casper, Wyoming (Fight Card To Be Realeased This Week. Spots still available.)

January 21, 2012 Kick Down 99 "NEW YEAR OF MMA" at the Red Lion Hotel. Larry Williams VS Alfredo Corona for the 1st ever Kick Down professional JR. Lightweight MMA Title. Nick Clem VS Dameon Baker. Cody Connell VS Andrew Kauppila.

February 11, 2012 UNIVERSAL FIGHT ALLIANCE 8 Loveland-Ft.Collins, Colorado

UNIVERSAL FIGHT ALLIANCE 9 February 18, 2012-Casper, Wyoming.

KICK DOWN 100 March-April 2012 Loveland, Colorado or Denver, Colorado (Waiting for venue confirmation)

The Kick Down MMA promotion will debut 2012 with their 99th event titled "NEW YEAR OF MMA" and it will take place Janury 21st at the Red Lion Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

Sister promotion in Casper, Wyoming on January 21, 2012 for Universal Fight Alliance 7.

Notes from the promoter: Look for 2012 to be a good year for the 2 MMA promotions where there will be up to 15 events of the 2 combined in at least 4 different states in new venues and of course the culmination of the work previously done will be displayed at Kick Down 100 which will take place in a larger venue to accomodate the festiviities leading up to that event and more.

 
KICK DOWN 92 "STOMPING GROUND"

 

92ND KICK DOWN complete. Thurgood new Flyweight champion. Larry Williams and Lee Bowman win again. Gary Petley and Ed Sensenich both win. Hall of Famer Vandervort shows much heart. New talent seen by fans in Casper. Real fighters step up.

On the evening of Saturday May 14th the MMA fans of Casper, Wyoming witnessed a nine bout fight card which was marred with the normal add ins and drop offs-and in this specific case a no call-no show in the professional division. Despite the obstacles which seemed to surround the first half of May for the Kick Down promotion after the event had ended the fans left the venue satisfied with the result and looking forward to July 30.

To begin with it should be noted that the competitors in this Kick Down event should be given much credit for being there and trying to find a way to battle in the cage. And for those that did make the trip to Casper to fight only to have their opponent not show, the result was a bitter pill to swallow with no real explanation of why. Shaun Ogle was set to fight in the main event and make his professional debut against Jason Clayton who also would make his professional debut. Ogle weighed in the night before and both fighters made weight. At the weigh ins there was no communication on any level that would indicate Ogle would do anything other than fight the scheduled main event bout. No talk of injury. No talk of ANYTHING that would have given any one person reason to believe there was a problem. On the day of the event at approximately 3:00PM through text messages the promoter had learned that Ogle may not fight. This was forwarded through others-not the fighter. When it came show time and up to this writing there has been no explanation and NO conversation regarding the reasoning as to why Ogle did not show and did not fight. Jason Clayton drove from Grand Junction, Colorado to Casper, Wyoming only to learn at 6:30PM 1 hour before the scheduled start time of the show that he more than likely did not have a fight.

What turned in to the main event would match undefeated professional fighter Larry Williams (2-0) against the only Kick Down Hall of Fame member Pete Vandervort who had agreed to fight Williams in the lightweight division. Vandervort would come into the bout nearly 10 pounds lighter than Williams but it never showed when they met in the cage. From the start both fighters exchanged heavy blows and Vandervort despite an obvious size difference held his own with his back to the cage fence standing and exchanging blow after blow with the man known as "Super Man". The furious pace surely would take it's toll on one of the combatants and in this case it would be Vandervort that would take a knee to the liver that would send him to the floor and referee would stop the action. One of the more entertaining 1:24 of action one might see at an MMA event. Vandervort fought like he belonged there with much heart as he always has done throughout his career. Larry Williams remains undefeated as a professional running his record to a perfect 3-0.

Larry Williams by Referee Stoppgage due to Knee at 1:24 of Round !.

In the co-main event Gary Petley would face Matt McOmie (7-8) who had come to the event as an alterante which had been set and approved by McOmie several days prior to the event should Petley's initial opponent not be able to fight which turned out to the case but not because his initial opponent did not show up to fight. Josh Runyan was at the venue as scheduled but due to high bllod pressure it was agreed upon by the Physician and EMT's that he could not be allowed to fight. Enter Matt McOmie. Gary Petley must have felt snake bitten when he learned that his opponent would change again. Petley had at least 4 opponents that had either been injured or dropped out only to have the latest show up and not be able to fight. When the bought opened it would be McOmie that would shoot across the cage at Petley. Petley then show cased one of the better sprawls seen to work the fight back to standing and in the clinch he would maneuver McOmie into position and set up a fight ending standing guillotine at just 30 seconds of round 1. Much credit has to be given to both fighters. To McOmie who literally begged to fight and stepped up when asked-and was gracious in defeat. To Gary Petely it ended a roller coaster of emotion going back to UFA 3 and ended on this night with a solid victory and great technique and a "super sprawl" to set up the victory. Just the mere fact he was able to keep his head straight through several opponent changes is a testament to the new Gary Petley who seemed to be calm, well conditioned, and technical at the same time. All at a much lower weight than what he had fought at in the past.

Gary Petley Wins at :38 of Round 1 by Standing Guillotine.

 

In the one and only title bout on the evening this bout would be contested for the Flyweight amatuer MMA title where Cameron Thrgood (11-11) would face Cody Gomez (3-0)

From the opening bell this bout had fight of the night written all over it. Both would open and exchange standing with strikes, front kicks, leg kicks. The the fight went to the ground where it appeared that Thurgood might get the submission by way of rear naked choke but it would be the great technical work of Cody Gomez that would get out of the tight attempt only to set up and try several submissions himself before the bell would sound to end round 1. In the 2ND round the fight went much the same but the round was much closer in this back and forth chess match that had both fighters working for control. Gomez would set up submissions and it would appear Thurgood was doing some damage depending on how the judges were scoring the bout. Round 3 begins and Thurgood starts out agressively and gets the take down and from there for much of the 3rd round he shows ground control. This chess match ends with the sound of the bell and it is put to the judges for consideration. Cameron Thurgood wins by split decision 29-28, 28-29,29-28 in what was the "Fight of the Night". A great battle with two very talented fighters. It would mark the first title victory in the Kick Down for Thurgood in 4 attempts. Cody Gomez has a bright future this young fighter left all fans wanting to see more of his arsenal as it appears he has everything. With more cage time expect him to be one of the top fighters in this weight class in the region. For Thurgood it is another notch on his resume as an amatuer. Expect a professional debut sometime in the near future.

BOUT 6

Mike Bath VS Wade Hardy

This match up would put two debut fighters against one another who were the two tallest Welterweights to make their first appearance within the promotion. Mike Bath came in at close to 6'3" and Wade Hardy 6'6". The bout opened and both fighters would work in the clinch and trade blows with one another and it would be Bath getting a take down and work out to the side and then in the scramble he would take the back of Wade Hardy who had up to that point defended well but could not get out of the fight ending rear naked choke. Mike Bath representing House of Pain gets his first MMA victory in his Kick Down debut. It should be noted that both of these combatants took the fight on short notice. Mike Bath had as many as 4 different opponents back out and it would be the very game Wade Hardy that stepped up on 4 days notice which based upon the sequence of events leading up to the show is a testament to what a competitor will do to compete and fight. We commend both for their willingness to perservere under very odd cirumstances.

Mike Bath wins by Rear Naked Coke 1:56 of Round 1.

BOUT 5

Ed Sensenich VS Brandon Gonzalez

Again marred with back outs and changes Ed Sensenich was scheduled to fight Mihai Cotruta who through his coach withdrew from the bout on Monday afternoon the week of the show. Brandon Gonzalez had his opponent withdraw the same day which set up the bout the fans saw Saturday night. From the beginning Ed Sensenich came across the cage to land a solid uppercut and what turned into a 3 punch combination and the fighters circled and Brandon would look for the takedown. Both fighters would end up against the fence of the cage of combat and Ed Sensenich would put together another flurrly to end the bout. It was a good ending for Sensenich who had not been in the cage for close to a year and had been faced with the roller caoster of emotion as he had several opponents that were scheduled and all has backed out due to injury or circumstances preventing the ability to fight. It should be noted that Brandon Gonzalez gets the "TRUE FIGHTER" award for this event because he faced a very good and tough fighter in Ed Sensenich and even in defeat was happy to have gotten the opportunity and never once had second thoughts about fighting. The same could be said of Sensenich. Given the odditiy of the scheduled main event and it's drama we can applaud these two warriors for their willingness to be there under strange circumstances.

Ed Sensenich wins at :36 of Round 1 by Referee stoppage Due To Strikes.

BOUT 4

SAMMY RIND VS LEE BOWMAN

This was a rematch of the prior UFA event and from the bell the agressive work of Lee Bowman paid off as he opened with strikes and then a high head kick which rocked Sammy Rind and Lee Bowman would rush in for the finish. Referee stopps the bout.

Lee Bowman wins by Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes at 1:01 of Round 1.

BOUT 3

JOVAN ALIREZ VS ELI OLMSTEAD

These two 6 footers squared off in the cage in what was a very entertaining back and forth first round which saw Olmstead land straight punches that would put a mouse under the eye of Alirez. Then Jovan Alirez being cornered by his Father Mike Alirez (who started to scream out instructions) listened to his corner and began to find his range as round 1 ended which really set the pace for the remainder of the evening. Good movement by both fighters in great exchanges and circling out of harms way. The second round opened and Alirez came out agressive and he would get the fight to the ground and would finish the fight when landing strikes to the grounded Olmstead-the referee stepped in and stopped the bout.

Jovan Alirez wins by Referee Stoppage Due to Srikes at :56 of Round 2.

BOUT 2

Jarrad Rupley VS Ole Anderson

Two promising debut MMA fighters entered the cage and for a short period of time entertained the crowd. Rupley from Loveland, Colorado would face Ole Anderson from Chadron, Nebraska. The two would make up the contingent of 9 newcomers to the promotion on this night. Anderson would open with his wrestling skills which were apparent but it would be Jarrod Rupley who would work for position and reverse his fortunes by setting in a fight ending Guillotine choke at just 1:15 of the 1st round. It will be good to see the two back in the cage in the future as they appear to have all the talent needed to elevate themselves in the sport.

Jarrad Rupley wins at 1:15 of Round 1 by Guillotine choke.

BOUT 1

Brian Thorson VS Zach Hare

The evening opened up with a fighter from Buffalo, Wyoming (Thorson) and a fighter from Cheyenne, Wyoming (Hare) The smaller fighter Zach Hare had previously fought in the promotion only to have his bout be ruled a "No Contest" so on this night he would set the table perhaps for things to come on the nights fighting. To start with it was the much taller Thorson that looked to have a size and reach advantage but Zach Hare who had been training at Black Dragon MMA looked like a completely different fighter that what fans had seen in his debut months prior. After a back and forth two minutes to open the round the fight went to the ground and there Thorson tried to gain control and Hare sets up the fight ending Arm Bar.

Zach Hare wins by Arm Bar at 2:16 of Round 1.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:30
 
KICK DOWN 91 DVD WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 3 DAYS

Kick Down 91:

Friday Night MMA

Written by J.R. Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com

Friday night May 06, 2011 the Kick Down fight promotion held their 91st show at the Red Lion Hotel in Denver Colorado. The event was highlighted by a main event that showcased two undefeated fighters with 31 wins between the combatants. Four titles were contested with two of the eleven total bouts being in the professional division.

Main event: Travis Peak vs. Andrew Trace for the Kick Down welterweight professional MMA title. Peak got the early takedown and looked for a far side Kimura that Trace was able to escape before scrambling back to standing. On the feet there was a striking exchange before Peak again got a takedown. On the way to the mat Trace was able to secure head control and with full guard set in he was able to complete the guillotine choke. The title winning victory came for Andrew Trace at 1:39 of round one.

Vellore Caballero vs. Ricardo Mckeney in a 145 lb. professional bout. The fighters traded hard strikes before Caballero jumped guard. Mckeney slammed him and worked GNP before Caballero set in an armbar. Mckeney escaped the armbar and Caballero continued to work his submission game by way of transitioning to a tight triangle. The referee stopped the action and Caballero was warned for pulling the hair of his opponent. The fighters were restarted standing and Caballero threw a combination culminating in a KO punch to get the professional win at 2:30 of round one.

Logan Petro vs. Will Ellis for the Kick Down featherweight MMA title. Ellis got it to the mat early and quickly transitioned to back control looking to set in the RNC. Petro escaped and worked GNP while Ellis continued to look for submissions before the fighters scrambled to standing. Petro landed solid knees and punches before Ellis took him down again. On the mat Petro flurried with strikes and got the title winning TKO at 2:22 of round one.

Dustin Hodges vs. Zackary Faulk for the Kick Down welterweight elimination MMA title. Hodges slipped after opening with a jumping front kick and Faulk set in a tight guillotine. Hodges escaped and worked solid GNP before Faulk escaped and got an ankle pick to end on top. The fighters traded positions, each worked GNP and both tried for and escaped submissions until the bell ended round one. Round two had the fight hitting the mat early with Hodges transitioning from back control to an armbar attempt. Faulk stepped over to escape and work GNP but the fight was stopped and Faulk was warned for illegal strikes to the back of the head. Upon restarting Faulk got a takedown but Hodges worked GNP from inside his guard until Faulk pushed him off and the fighters scrambled to their feet. They quickly closed in to exchange punches and Faulk landed a clean left hook to get the title winning KO at :55 of round two.

Robert Bobbett vs. Alexander Volkov. Volkov scored with early strikes before Bobbett got him to the ground. Volkov worked position and multiple submission attempts but Bobbett was able to escape each time and work some GNP. Volkov let Bobbett stand and Bobbett scored a big double leg takedown to end round one. Round two saw Bobbett get a fast takedown but Volkov secured a guillotine choke and got the tapout win at :10 of round two.

Cody Connell vs. Anthony Werner for the Kick Down lightweight elimination title. Werner got taken down early but he was able to lock in a tight guillotine choke. Connell stayed calm, escaped the choke and worked GNP.   Werner continued to threaten with submissions but Connell landed a brutal knee to the body and when Werner rolled to escape Connell secured back control and set in the RNC to take home the title by way of submission at 1:44 of round one.

Cody Gomez vs. David Hernandez. The fighters immediately traded fast strikes with Gomez landing a flush shot to knock Hernandez to the mat. Gomez immediately took mount and flurried with GNP. Hernandez worked to escape, but in the scramble Gomez caught an arm and got the armbar locked in for the submission victory at :22 of round one.

Benito Romero vs. Marc Villareal. Villareal got in some early punches as Romero closed in for a takedown. Once it hit the mat Romero exhibited positional dominance and went from mount to back control, to back-side control all the while working strong GNP. At 2:54 of round one the GNP was enough to get Romero the TKO victory.

John Allen vs. Nic Schwartz. Early in the fight Allen landed an accidental knee to the head, then after a restart an accidental groin strike. Schwartz took a few moments to recover and the rest of the round saw the fighters working their stand up until with ten seconds left Allen got a trip takedown to work GNP until the round ended. Round two had the fighters again exchanging strikes with Allen trapping a kick to push Schwartz to the mat. With Schwartz on the mat Allen threw a kick that hit Schwartz in the ribs, but the kick also clipped Schwartz in the head and Schwartz fell back covering his face. Timeout was called and when Schwartz was unable to continue the bout was ruled a disqualification loss for Allen as it was his third accidental illegal strike. Schwartz got the win at 1:15 of round two.

Marcus Lucero vs. Michael Bergman. Lucero came out with fast and accurate strikes. Bergman tried to answer with kicks, but a combination of punches from Lucero staggered then knocked down Bergman. Lucero flurried with GNP until Bergman tapped out from the strikes. The win came for Lucero at :53 of round one.

Justin O'Hara vs. Travis Villicana. O'Hara used early striking to set the pace but he slipped throwing a kick.   When Villicana followed him to the mat O'Hara scrambled to full mount to work GNP before setting in an armbar. Villicana slammed his way out and the fighters again scrambled for position. From half mount O'Hara tried for a head and arm triangle choke then transitioned to full mount, then back control. Villicana worked to escape the position but O'Hara set in the RNC to get the submission victory at 2:58 of round one.

“Of the Night” moments:

Submission of the night goes to Cody Gomez for his fight winning :22 second armbar.

KO/TKO of the night (and early KO of the year candidate) goes to Vellore Caballero for his classic uppercut to hook combination to get the  fight winning KO at 2:30 of round one.

Fight of the night goes to Dustin Hodges and Zackary Faulk for their back and forth fight that showcased the standing skills, grappling ability and heart of both fighters.

Thanks to all of the fighters for making the event possible.

Be sure to check the site calendar for upcoming events.

Best in Health and Training,

J.R. Gordon

www.MMABuzz.com

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 May 2011 08:39
 
Universal Fight Alliance 3 "BRAGGING RIGHTS"

Bryant Craven adds Universal Fight Alliance welterweight title to his resume.

Several titles claimed at Universal Fight Alliance 3........"Bragging Rights" secured by solid performances.

Saturday evening April 9th, 2011 the Wyoming fans packed the venue to witness the 3rd edition of the Universal Fight Alliance where Byant Craven walked away with what the show was built around-"Bragging Rights". In a prior meeting between the main event fighters Steven Simmons and Bryant Craven it was Simmons that got the quick victory with a solid knee to the face of Craven. On Satruday night it would be Craven that would return to face a bitter rival in a grudge re-match and put together a solid performance with great tecnique on the ground to submit Simmons and walk out of the venue holding the welterweight title previously held by Mike Dolce and add to his many accomplishments in the Kick Down MMA promotion and the Universal Fight Alliance can now be added to the resume. It goes all the  way back to Bryant Craven and his victory over former All American wrestler Eric Heinz who at the time was in his fight prime and has culminated to this. You don't see many fighters with a record of 28-10 and in Cravens case he has accomplished alot through some very tough times stated Kick Down and UFA President Steve Alley. He recently lost his Mother and in a touching post fight interview dedicated the fight to his late Mother. From the opening bell it looked like the fight would stay standing but then Craven ducked a heavy spinning back fist by Steven Simmons and then circled faked with the shoulder and shot in for a solid take down and from there worked solid ground control to take the back of Simmons until he could work for and get the fight ending championship rear naked choke at 2:24 of round one.

Bryant Craven is the new Universal Fight Alliance Welterweight professional MMA champion.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 April 2011 11:12
 
KICK DOWN 90 "CAGE RAGE"
By J.R. Gordon at www.MMABuzz.com
Saturday night March 12, 2011 the Kick Down Fight promotion held their 90th event.  As per usual for their Denver shows the Red Lion hotel (central) was the venue and it was filled to the walls for an event that had 12 bouts including one women's fight, two title fights and professional fights for the Main event and Co-Main event.
Main Event: 190 lb. professional bout.
Chris Dollbaum vs. Ken Scott.  After the fighters exchanged punches Dollbaum got a takedown but Scott worked for several chokes before the fighters went back to standing.  After standing both fighters flurried with punches before clinching.  After using Thai plum head control to score a knee to the head of Scott Dollbaum got a takedown and postured to work brutal GNP.  Dollbaum then passed to side control to continue the GNP attack before transitioning to full mount.  Scott threw punches from his back, but it was a brutal series of elbows from Dollbaum that got him the victory when Scott verbally submitted at 4:37 of round one.
Co-Main event: 140 lb. professional bout.
Lee Bowman vs. Matt Vigil.  Bowman came forward with fast punches and when Vigil missed on a takedown attempt Bowman took full mount to work GNP.  Vigil got a reversal and after scrambling to secure back control he sank in the RNC to get the submission victory at 1:37 of round one.
Kick Down lightweight MMA title.
Shane Johnson vs. Cody Connell.  Immediately Connell shot for and got a double leg takedown.  From half mount
Connell worked GNP while Johnson looked to escape.  Johnson briefly worked back to his feet but Connell got another quick takedown.  Johnson tried for a Kimura but Connell escaped and worked GNP.  Johnson continued to stay active off of his back and had a deep omoplata set in that Connell front rolled out of leaving Johnson in full mount as the round ended.  To begin round two it was Johnson that opened with a takedown.  Johnson immediately went to full mount and when Connell went to his knees to try to escape Johnson took back control.  Johnson tried for an armbar but Connell escaped and worked for multiple choke attempts.  In a scramble Connell secured half mount and worked GNP to end the round.  To begin round three Connell set up a high crotch lift off of an overhand right and after getting the takedown he looked to work GNP from side control.  Johnson worked for and got full guard but when he tried to roll out to escape Connell got back control and sunk in the RNC.  Johnson defended well, but eventually Connell adjusted and got the title winning submission victory at 2:31 of round three.
Universal Fight Alliance Welterweight MMA title.
Dustin Hodges vs. Kris Carroll.  Hodges quickly sprinted across the cage and after a punch exchange where both fighters slipped to the mat Hodges took side control then back mount to work GNP and get the title winning tapout due to strikes at :52 of round one.
Taylor Montoya vs. Josh Cole.  Off of a punch combination Cole got a takedown and used his GNP to set up a transition into full mount.  From the top Cole switched back and forth between submission attempts and GNP.  Montoya went to his knees to try to stand, but Cole took back control and set in the RNC to get the tapout win at 1:39 of round one.
Shannon Culpepper vs. Margaret Bloom. Culpepper opened with a teep kick then got a head toss takedown.  From side control Culpepper looked to set up strikes but Bloom worked between an armbar and triangle submissions.  Once Culpepper escaped the submission attempts she worked brutal GNP to the body of Bloom until the referee stopped the fight giving Culpepper the TKO victory at 1:45 of round one.
Jenton Anjain vs. Jillani  Smith.  The fighters traded punches to open round one before Smith tried for a standing guillotine and Anjain slammed him to the mat.  Anjain worked GNP from inside the guard but Smith passed an arm to set in a triangle choke.  Four times Anjain picked up Smith to slam him before he escaped into side control.  The round ended with Anjain working GNP from side control.  In round two the fighters clinched early and both worked for takedowns and each defended well.  After using standing head control to pull guard Smith worked to set in a guillotine choke but Anjain escaped and worked GNP to end the round.  Round three  had solid punching exchanges before Anjain shot for a takedown and Smith got head control.  The fighters were separated and Smith was warned for an illegal knee to the head.  When the fight restarted Anjain shot for a takedown, but Smith sprawled well, secured head control and landed knees to the body until the bell ended the round.  The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Jillani Smith.
Joe Gonzales vs. Joshua Thomas.   The fighters traded strikes before Gonzales shot for and got a takedown.  Gonzales postured to work GNP and Thomas used the space to quickly set in an armbar.  Thomas was able to get the armbar closed off for the win at :52 of round one.
Jared Critser vs. Scott Diamond.  Both fighters displayed fast hands and good footwork before Diamond was able to drop Critser.  Diamond took side control and worked knees strikes while Critser held head control from the bottom until the bell ended the round.  Round two saw both fighters land hard punches before they clinched and worked dirty boxing.  Critser set in a standing guillotine then pulled guard trying to close it off.  Diamond defended the choke and the fighters worked to their feet.  Almost immediately they clinched again and battled for position against the cage until the round ended.  Very early in round three Critser got a front headlock takedown and pulled guard to try for a guillotine but Critser defended and worked good GNP from inside the guard of Critser.  Critser secured wrist control and after passing an arm he locked in a triangle choke.  Diamond defended the choke and threw knees from inside the submission until the bell ended the fight.  The scorecards were totaled and the winner by unanimous decision was Jared Critser.
Joe Kowalski vs. Mike Swayde.  To open round one Swayde came out with hard leg kicks then landed a punch that staggered Kowalski.  Swayde got a standing guillotine then pulled guard to work to close it off.  Kowalski was able to defend for the entire round and land some body punches.  Both fighters came out with very aggressive striking in round two and both landed solid shots on the other for the entire round; mainly Kowalski favored punches while Swayde continued with brutal leg kicks.  In round three Swayde worked vicious leg kicks from bell to bell while Kowalski absorbed the shots looking to land counter punches.  The scorecards were read and the winner by unanimous decision was Mike Swayde.   
Michael Mathews vs. Jeremy Ivins.  Round one opened with a takedown by Ivins and after several positional changes Ivins worked hard GNP from inside the guard of Matthews.  Matthews stayed calm and used head and arm control to get a sweep into full mount to work GNP.  Ivins rolled face down and from back control Mathews flurried with strikes to get the verbal submission due to strikes at 2:56 of round one.  
"Of The Night" moments:
Submission of the night goes to Joshua Thomas for his quick armbar submission victory at :52 of round one.
KO/TKO of the night goes to Shannon Culpepper for her brutal GNP body shots that had the referee stopping the bout to get her the TKO victory.
Fight of the night goes to Cody Connell and Shane Johnson for their back and forth title fight that showcased the grappling, transitions, escapes, heart and conditioning of both combatants.
Thanks to all of then sponsors for making the event possible.
Be sure to check the site calendar for updates.
Best in Health and Training,
J.R. Gordon
WWW.MMABuzz.com
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2011 08:44
 
KICK DOWN 88 "LAST MAN STANDING" III

SHAUN OGLE IS "LAST MAN STANDING"

HODGES SETS RECORD THAT MAY NEVER BE BROKEN.

On Saturday evening January 8th, 2011 the Kick Down MMA promotion started it's 10th year with the 88th edition of the promotion and the 3rd in it's "Lasting Man Standing" series which was won by Shaun Ogle who reclaimed the Middleweight title and walked out of the building carrying with him two prizes. The championship middleweight belt and the $1000 sponsorship package presented to him by Forrest Tobin of Coldwell Banker "The Legacy Group" who operates out of Casper, Wyoming. Marking the first event of of 2011 the show featured 11 bouts and two titles. The 4 man tournament required that the winners fight twice that evening and it was Shaun Ogle that put together a ferocious tactic using striking and excellent ground control and his size and reach to dismantle both of his opponents in the very first round and win. In other action Dustin Hodges would set a record within the promotion by knocking out his opponent at just 4 seconds of round 1 to claim the vacated UFA welterweight title. When the bell sounded he went as fast across the cage as possible and landed at straight puch which knocked down his opponent and on the ground landed another and the fight was over and if you blinked you missed it. The fans were roaring afterward and the level of excitement was at a high for the evening. Will Ellis fought a very game Shiloh Pierce in a back and forth ju jitsu vs wrestler chess match when Ellis using striking and his brand of ju jitsu to thwart the efforts of his opponent and eventually land the arm bar late in round 1 to win and remain undefeated. All in all a good start to 2011 in Casper, Wyoming.

BOUT 1

TJ NUNNALEY VS NICK MEYER

In the first bout of the evening it would be the current middleweight champion TJ Nunnaley facing Nick Meyer 8-4 out of Top Notch MMA. The winner would fight for the right to become the "Last Man Standing" in the main event. In the beginning it looked like Nunnaley would try and work standup but he would get taken down and Meyer would work ground control and side mount to win round one. In the second round Nunnaley again worked more standup and did a better job in what was a much closer round but in the end it would be Nick Meyer that would continue working ground control and when the bell rang to end round 2 the judges were summoned to determine the winner and it was Nick Meyer by a score of 20-18 on all judges score cards. Nick Meyer by virtue of his victory would then go on to fight in the main event of the middleweight 4 man tournamnet.

BOUT 2

SHAUN OGLE VS DARREN CHRISTOPHER

In a match up of former Kick Down middleweight champions this bout would prove to set the table for the other half of the main event. Darren Christopher opened the round with a punch barrage against his opponent and put him against the cage fence but it would be Shaun Ogle that would get to the ground and from there work very solid striking from the turtled over Christopher and ultimatley win by referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:47 of the 1st round. In his victorious display Ogle used powerful punching on the ground rendering his opponent literally unable to defend and continue with quick and precise technique coupled with his size advantage.

BOUT 3

 

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 January 2011 22:19
 
KICK DOWN 86 "Cage Warriors" Casper, Wyoming

The Kick Down MMA promotion ended their Wyoming event for 2010 on Saturday November 20 with a 10 bout fight card which featured 3 titles and the main event between current reigning lightweight professional champion Bryant Craven and the challenger Preston Scharf. Of the 20 total fighters slated to compete 9 were new to the promotion which carried the staple of the Kick Down-the showcase of new talent and they did not dissapoint. On a night where country singer Tracy Lawrence was playing literally next door at the same time the Kick Down fighters entered the cage, and numerous events were going on in Casper, fans entered the venue and witnessed a show that would display just about everything a fan would want to see in an MMA show. A brisk pace, striking, submissions, knock downs, and controversy would best describe Kick Down 86. The ninth event of the year in Casper for the promotion started with great promise and ended with a question mark which has yet to be answered.

RESULTS

Rusty Turley defeated Brandon Self by TKO 1:15 R2

Don Lee defeated Matt Lyles by TKO 1:41 R1

Jacob Williamson defeated Josh Hupp by Unan decision (all score cards 30-27)

Billy Johnson defeated Jamie Gatherers by RNC 2:57 R1

Brandon Griffin defeated Nick Tomlinson by standing guillotine :14 R1

(Griffen crowned 1st ever UFA heavyweight champion)

Jack Girard defeated Josh King by RND at :40 R1

Eduardo Oria Dimas defeated Marc Villareal by TKO at 1:00 R3

Anthony Martinez defeated Randy Speiser by Arm Bar at :56 R1

Ken Scott Scott defeated Ty Cotton by Head and Arm choke at 2:19 R1

Bryant Craven vs Preston Scharf. Bryant Craven defeated Preston Scharf by Arm Bar at 1:51 of R1. 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 December 2010 21:18
 
KICK DOWN 85 POTAWATOMI CARTER CASINO

MMA alive and well in the Norths Woods of Wisconsin. John Barker wins in main event. Krus wins the war. Ian Peterson crowned new Heavyweight champion.

On Saturday evening the Kick Down MMA promotion returned to the Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel for the second time in 2010 and made history once again by becoming only the 3rd event in Wisconsin history to complete an event under their new law which was introduced in September of this year. In front of a standing room only crowd at the beautiful Casino in the "North Woods" fans witnessed 8 bouts of action and 1 title fight mixed in with professional bouts  resulting in an exciting event with action that built up with each bout. Josh Kissell made the long trip from Grand Junction, Colorado to make his professional debut after completing a very successful amateur record which was filled with accomplishments within the promotion. He faced John Barker from Sixel's Fight Team who came into the event with a 2-1 professional record and the former wrestler matched up very well with his opponent and both were a mirror image of one another. On this night it would be Barker that would get the better of it with solid work from the mount and a ground and pound arsenal that would get better with time. After a back and forth first round it was John Barker that would dominate control in the 2nd and win by referee stoppage due to strikes. Barker runs his pro record to 3-1 and will be a force in Kick Down Flyweight professional division.

Joe Krus came into the event 1-1 and he would face Chris Skoglund who made his 4th appearance in the promotion on the evening fight card. In a back and forth batlle that turned into a "war" both fighters would work a little stand up and then go to the ground where they would both work north and south control, ground and pound, submission attempts, escapes, in an exciting match up that eventually was won by Joe Krus at 4:35 of round 2 by referee stoppage due to strikes after it appeared he (Krus) may have been behind on the judges score cards.

Ian Peterson Would face Cole Carter for the vacated Kick Down heavyweight amatuer title. Peterson had previously fought at the Potawatomi Carter Casino for the lightheavyweight title in April where he lost a split decision to current champion Chris Holland. This night he would fight at heavyweight where he could become a dominant force in any promotion as he gave up 25 pounds to his opponent but delivered a barrage of strikes on the ground in the opening minute and finished the fight at 1:03 of round round when referee Jeff Nass stepped in and stopped the action.

Ian Peterson crowned Kick Down Heavyweight MMA champion.

Jeremy Domke VS Dustin Hodges.

This middleweight matchup was confirmed just 2 weeks ago and Domke had a large contingent of fans in the building as he resides just minutes from the Casino. The bout opens with strikes and goes right to the ground where Hodges sinks in the guillotine and finishes the bout in just :22 of round one. The fighter from Denver, Colorado would run his record to 2-1. It should be noted that Hdges took the fight on short notice with minimal training and given time and training could be a big force within the promotion as an up and coming talent. In defeat Jeremy Domke showed a great deal of maturity and class- an apparent trademark of the Sixel Fight Team.

 

Mike Poling VS Anthony Sandoval

Both fighters would meet at an axact fight weight of 141 pounds and the wrestler in Poling would face the striker from Denver, Colorado who would open the bout with a leg kick and the fight then went right to the ground which to those than know Sandoval figured he would keep the fight standing. It did not go that way. On the ground after Poling worked to get control it was Sandoval that sunk in a guillotine and wins in the first round.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 November 2010 09:05
 
Kick Down 71 "Wyoming MMA"
Event Poster

On Saturday October 17, 2009 the Kick Down MMA promotion returns to Casper, Wyoming. Ken Scott will battle long time Kick Down veteran John Sargent. Damond Clark will face Corey Williams in a heavyweight match up. Gary Petly will face new comer Ford North and two champions that have made their name in the Kick Down will fight in Casper for the first time after huge successin the Denver show. Fans can look for Z's training gym fighters Mike Van Houten and Chris Dollbaum to defend their titles on the 17th.Several fighters from Casper and other cities in the state will showcase the skills and represent "Wyoming MMA' as it has become very popular in the "Cowboy State" over the past 3 years as the sport of mixed martial arts continues to grow. Weigh Ins and "After Fight" party at Side Lines Sports Bar in Casper, Wyoming.

Schedule:Location:
Saturday, October 17, 2009 7:30 PM
6:30 PM - Doors Open
7:15 PM - PPV Registration Begins
7:30 PM - Fights and PPV Broadcast Begins
(all times MST)
Fair Grounds Industrial Building
Casper, WY

For Tickets Call:
Wyoming Athletic Club 307-234-4241
Sonic Rainbow 307-577-5947
First Row$35Sold Out
Second Row$30Available
Third Row$25Available
Fourth Row$25Available
General Admission$20Available

DVD / Pay Per View
We will again be testing our new Pay Per View equipment and are offering a DVD special. Purchase the DVD for the special price of $9.99 and receive a free eTicket to watch Kick Down 71 "Wyoming MMA" live via Internet PPV.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2009 20:53
 
KICK DOWN 69 "CRAVEN VS PEAK"

Travis Peak crowned as he new Kick Down Professional Welterweight champion. Josh Kissell becomes only the 5th fighter in the promotions history to hold two different titles in two different weight classes.

 On the evening of Saturday August 29th the city of Casper, Wyoming played host to the 69th installment of the Kick Down MMA promotion which featured one of the most anticipated main events in the 8 year history of the Kick Down. Bryant Craven was no stranger to defending his title and took great pride in the fact that he had held the Welterweight title for over two years and was the 6 time champion. The challenger was Travis Peak who rolled into Casper by way of Nebraska where he now is a P.E. teacher there. The much talked about title fight started out with Craven trying to strike and landed a solid leg kick and then Travis Peak took him down and it was there that he kept Craven on his back for much of the first round but the champion tried to secure up to 7 submiision attempts on Peak which included arm bar attempts and triangle chokes but it was Travis Peak that would work his way out of each one only to end up in side mount or the guard of Bryant Craven and throw elbows and puches from the top. The bell sounded to end the first round and the huge contingent of Travis Peak supporters were standing and throughout the fight they could be heard chanting "Peak" and the electricity within the building was at a near all time high. The bell sounded to start the 2nd round and Craven tries a super man over hand punch and the fighters end up in the clinch and at that moment Travis Peak throws a knee and opens a cut on the right cheek of Bryant Craven. The fight goes to the ground and Peak goes to work on Craven and referee Tim Ouimette steps in and stands Craven up so the medical staff can check the cut. The fight is stopped at :35 seconds of the 2nd round and Bryant Craven is visibly upset and demands to continue stating that the cut is not bad and he can still go. Tim Ouimette waives off the fight and Travis Peak is crowned the new Kick Down professional welterweight champion. Peak did everything needed to win the fight and it should be noted that on all three score cards Peak was ahead 10-9 at the conclusion of round one. It should also be noted that Bryant Craven took Travis Peak to the second round and nearly 3 minutes further than any fighter has ever gone with the newly crowned champion. Travis Peak runs his professional record to 3-0 and has never known defeat in mixed martial arts where he has a combined fight record of 13-0. Bryant Craven will now officially move down to the lightweight division where he has wanted to fight for several months. The town of Douglas, Wyoming is very proud of their champion Travis Peak.

Kehlin Rozsel came into the event the Bantomweight champion making another title defense aginst the challenger Josh Kissell who would fight for the right to become only the 5th fighter in the histroy of the promotion to hold two different titles simultaneously in two different weight classes. Kissell is the Flyweight champion. From the opening bell many of the Casper contingent saw a different fighter than what they might have expected in Josh Kissell. He would stand and trade with the 18 year old known as the "Freak" and then go to the ground. Both fighters would exchange several back and forth attacks but it would be Kissell the agressor in the first 2 rounds in what could best be desribed as a war. The fans jumped to their feet throughout the bout and it lived up to title worthy. Round three was going much the same when the champion Rozsel picked up the paced and rocked Kissell midway through the round but the persistence of Kissell kept himself in the fight. Kehlin tried to work for submission attempts and scored with solid striking and the fans reacted and many in the audience might have been scratching their heads as to who won the fight. Kissell did a fine job in the opening two rounds but Rozsel finished and left everyone remembering what he had done. When the judges score cards were read it was Rozsel that got a split decision victory and in the audience one could hear a smattering of boos. Lead Judge Tim Cotton approached the cage after Rozsel had been interviewed and informed Steve Alley that the cards listed the wrong winner. Kissell in the mean while was in his corner room exhausted being looked at by the EMT's was called back to the caged where it was announced that an error was made and that he was the new Bantomweight champion. Even in error it was good to see that when a mistake is made the integrity of the judges did not take a spledid fight away from who many thought won the fight. In his interview it was Rozsel that stated to the crowd that he was very surprised to have won a round much less a split decision. Thankfully they still got it right. As a result of the "WAR" Josh Kissell is now the Flyweight and Bantomweight Kick Down Champion and we congratulate both fighters for a title fight that had everything.

In other action Byron Sowell faced Brandon Johnson for the vacated Lightweight MMA title. Both fighers came in ready to go and they did. In a back and forth see-saw battle that saw the striking of Byron Sowell and the persistence of Brandon Johnson. It would be Byron Sowell and his night as he wins and after his hard work and determination. Byron Sowell having never fought outside the Kick Down is crowned new lightweight champion. 

Justin Hueske made his first title defense as the Jr. Lightweight Champion and you could not have packed more action into what was just short of two and a half minutes. The bout open and the challenger Jared Olguin came stright across the cage and laded strikes and in the exchange then Hueske took him to the ground and it was Olguin who put up a few strikes of his own and then pinned Hueske and began striking downward and somehow Hueske got out from ubderneath the challenger and back to his feet then they went over to the red corner side of the cage and back to the ground where Hueske landed a hard blow to Jared Olguin who was flat on his back and then finished him with a punch that knocked him out while still on his back. At 2:16 of round two the champion retained his belt.

RESULTS

Travis Peak defeated Bryant Craven at :35 of round 2. (Cut under right eye stopped the bout)

Travis Peak crown new Kick Down Welterweight MMA Champion

Josh Kissell defeated Kehlin Rozsel by split decision.

Josh Kissell crowned new Kick Down Bantomweight MMA Champion.

Shaun Ogle defeated Jason Clayton by Arm Bar at :36 seconds of round 1.

Jeff Wood defeated Isaac Colon at 2:51 of round 1 by referee stoppage due to strikes.

Justin Hueske defeated Jared Olguin by KO 2:16 of round 1.

Derrick Rodrick defeated Eugene Rodriguez at 1:57 OF ROUND 1 by refere stoppage due to strikes.

Byron Sowell defeated Brandon Johnson at :23 seconds of R3.

Bryon Sowell is the new Kick Down Lightweight MMA Champion.

Brandon Campos defeated Anthony Martinez by referee stoppage at 2:51 round 2.

Ed Sensenich defeated Nick Brown at :47 of round 1 by referee stoppage due to strikes.

Troy Mitchell defeated Colby Thomas at :23 of round 1 by Guillotine choke.

Mike Malone defeated Dustin Hodges by unan decision 30-27 on all score cards.

Adam Dorn defeated Brian Dougherty at 1:06 of round 1 by referee stoppage due to strikes.

Rusty Turly defeated Billy Johnson by Guillotine choke 1:48 of round 1.

Chad Barker defeated Richard Long by TKO. (Richard Long could not answer the bell to begin round 2.

 

OF SIGNIFIGANT NOTE;

Fight of the night goes to Josh Kissell and Kehlin Rozsel. What a "WAR".

Submission of the night goes to Shaun Ogle for pulling off a very slick well placed Arm Bar in just 36 seconds.

Slam of the night goes to Mike Malone in his victory over Dustin Hodges.

Best Knock Out goes to Justin Hueske after being somewhat handled and making a quick turn around to get the "KO"

Fighters to watch in the future: Chad Barker,Ed Sensenich, Rusty Turley,Brandon Campos, Derrick Rodrick. (In no specific order.)

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2009 23:22
 
KICK DOWN 67 "BLAST" June 20, 2009

                                     

Official  Fight Card
Main Event


Ian Stonehouse

Winner

Jeremy Malaterre

Winner

Sebastian Puente


Daniel Douglas

Winner

Brandon Goshorn


Wes Trissell

Winner

Josh Kissell

Kick Down Flyweight MMA Title


Phil Salazar

Winner

Raquel Pennington

Kick Down Womens Bantomweight MMA Title


Kyane Hampton

Intermission


 

Randall Schuckman 

Winner

Jose Marin

Winner

Byron Sowell

 

Phil Gonzales

Cameron Thurgood

Winner

Willy Baisley

Justin Hueske

Jimmy Park

Winner

Josh Cole


Tyrone Wright

Doors Open at 6:30PM first bout at 7:30PM

FRONT ROW=SOLD OUT

2nd ROW=SOLD OUT

3rd and 4th Row Reserved $30.00

General Admission=$25.00

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Last Updated on Sunday, 21 June 2009 18:15
 
KICK DOWN 66 - Results

Results
Main Event
Winner
Bryant Craven (15-6)
Kick Down Professional Welterweight MMA Title

Joe Waller (13-2)
Winner
Jeff Wood (9-1)

Frank Morris (7-5)

Toby Rathbun (1-1)
Winner
Derrick Rodrick (1-0)
Winner
Casey Makor

Luis Mendez
Winner
Anthony Martinez

Randy Spieser
Winner
Kylen Zumpf

Tim Basden

Kaleb Deming
Winner
Brandon Johnson
Winner
Chase Bott

David Eisenhart
Winner
Jamal Benton
 
Brandon Wiseman

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 June 2009 22:02
 
KICK DOWN 65 "BRUTAL" RESULTS

Travis Peak wins in professional debut. Ken Scott and Trevor Pasha battle.

On a warm night in Casper, Wyoming a capacity crowd witnessed  several debut fighters and promising athlete and undefeated fighter Travis Peak who fought veteran journeyman John Sargent. It was Peak who remained undefeated with his successful professional debut victory in the first round of their main event fight. In other action Ken Scott walked out of the cage with his hand raised in victory after a back and forth battle with Trevor Pasha. Kehlin Roszel defended his title Bantomweight MMA title and with his victory his record is now 5-2. Will Ellis claimed the Jr Lightweight title with a 16 second win over Kyle Ramsey which resulted from a round kick that opened a cut that made it impossible for Ramsey to continue. New comer Chris Smith was succussful in his debut at 152 pounds after a former wrestling career at 132 pounds. Complete story to follow.

 

MAIN EVENT

 

     

Winner

Travis Peak


VS


John Sargent

Winner

Ken Scott


VS 


Trevor Pasha 


Kyle Ramsey


VS

Winner

Will Ellis         

Kick Down Jr. Lightweight MMA Title

Winner

Kelhin Roszel


VS


Dameon Baker

Kick Down Bantomweight MMA Title


Staci Vega


VS

Winner

Kyane Hampton 


Billy Johnson


VS

Winner

Jared Olguin

Winner

Chris Smith


VS


Luis Mendez

Winner

Clint Eberspecher


VS


Richard Long


Nic Jackson


VS

Winner

Joey Stewart

Winner

Justin Hueske


VS

Cody Chambers

Winner

Adam Dorn


VS

Hugh Foreman

 

Fair Grounds Industrial Building-Casper, Wyoming

For Tickets Call 720-422-5154 or 307-251-3095   

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 $35.00

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 $30.00

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 $25.00

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2009 09:38
 
Kick Down 64 "Fearless" Results

Written by J. R. Gordon

The sixty-fourth show of the Kick Down promotion took place at the Red Lion Hotel in Denver Colorado May, 09, 2009.  There were four titles on the line with one of them being in the professional division.

The show was titled fearless.  Show titles always speak toward the fighters and their attributes.  In this case however, the name more appropriately is applied to promoter Steve Alley and his family.  For a touching speech there were several generations of the Alley family that made their way into the cage.  Their purpose was to pay homage to Joyce Alley, Steve, Kevin and Gene Alley's Mother who passed away the day before the event following her battle with cancer.  Truly it was touching to see the family so very fearless in the face of adversity in continuing on with the show in this time of sorrow. 

Bout one: Kevin Wirth Vs Andrew Watts.  Watts tried multiple times in round one to sink in a guillotine choke, but Wirth defended well and was able to take home the TKO win at 1:34 of round two by way of GNP.

Bout two: Ben Bradley Vs Manuel Miera.  This bout went to the third round with both fighters having rules infractions halt the bout.  In the end it was a strong flurry of punches from Bradley that got him the TKO at 1:53 of round three. 

Bout three: Byron Sowell Vs Josh Childress.  Sowell spent some time in the guard of Childress before the referee stood the fighters where each landed good punch kick combinations.  Round two saw each fighter spend time fighting off of their back, but it was the GNP flurry of Sowell that got him the TKO win at 2:03 of round 2.

Bout four: John Zahn Vs John McDermott.  Zahn got an early takedown and both fighters scrambled back to standing.  Zahn then got a huge bodylock slam takedown, worked GNP and set in the RNC for the win at :52 of round one.

Bout five: Kevin Silva Vs Troy Mumme.  Round one had Silva getting the takedown and working GNP as Mumme tried for submissions until the round ended.  Round two had Silva score with the takedown, then move into side control, but Mumme got a sweep, took full mount and flurried with GNP until he got the TKO win at 1:43 of round two.

Bout six: Jose Marin Vs Josh Kissell.  Both fighters put their boxing skills on display with Kissell getting several takedowns and Marin always able to work his way back to standing.  Round two again started with each striking well before Kissell got the takedown.  There were several reversals of position before Kissell was able to lock in the armbar for the win at 2:34 of round two.

Bout seven: Brandon Goshorn Vs Jeremy Dittmer.  Dittmer immediately tried for the takedown, but it was Goshorn who got the hip toss and worked GNP to end the round.  Round two saw Goshorn get the takedown and work between strong GNP and submission attempts for the entirety of the round.  Dittmer was unable to rise to his feet to make it to his corner at the end of round two so the referee stopped the bout and Goshorn got the TKO win at 3:00 of round two.

Bout eight: Mike Van Houten Vs Sean McPeck for the Kick Down amateur welterweight MMA title.  Most of round one saw Van Houten work for the takedown while McPeck defended well.  Toward the end of the round Van Houten got it to the mat and finished the round with GNP.  Round two saw Van Houten again get the takedown and after passing guard he took side control, took full mount then worked GNP until he got the TKO win and the title at 2:23 of round two.

Bout nine: Nathan Gates Vs Dominic Montoya for the Kick Down amateur featherweight title.  Both fighters landed good strikes early, then Montoya got two takedowns but it was Gates that ended the round on top working his GNP after scoring a sweep.  Round two had the fighters engage in a standing scramble for position.  Gates took back control by jumping onto the back of Montoya while standing.  From there he set in the RNC, pulled Montoya over backward and got the title winning submission at 1:01 of round two.

Bout 10: Chris Dollbaum Vs Shaun ogle for the Kick Down amateur middleweight title.  Round one was almost all ground action with Dollbaum working GNP while Ogle was very active with submission attempts.  Round two had Dollbaum landing a very strong punch flurry before getting the takedown and working GNP as Ogle continued to threaten with submission attempts off of his back.  Round three had Dollbaum again flurrying well with punches before getting the takedown.  Ogle was able to get a reversal and he worked GNP and RNC attempts to end the round.  When asked to score the bout the judges saw it as an unanimous decision title earning victory for Chris Dollbaum.

Main event: Colby Snyder Vs Jose Luis Murillo for the Kick Down professional lightweight title.  Round one was filled with spectacular striking from both fighters with each hurting the other.  The round ended with Snyder knocking Murillo down and finishing the round with GNP.  Round two had both fighters again putting using their striking prowess to hurt the other. In the end however it was a combination of punches, knees and kicks that Snyder used to hurt Murillo before landing the right hook that knocked Murillo out.  Snyder kept his title with the KO coming at 2:28 of round two.

Of the night moments:

Submission of the night goes to Nathan Gates for getting his fight winning RNC set in by way of jumping to his opponent's back while standing.

GNP of the night goes to Brandon Goshorn for rendering his opponent unable to continue at the end of the second round.

Slam of the night goes to John Zahn for cage rattling bodylock slam.

KO of the night goes to Colby Snyder for his title retaining right hook KO.

Several matches provided the action, excitement and entertainment to be called fight of the night

First, Jose Marin and Josh Kissell had their great battle, but then Chris Dollbaum and Shaun Ogle had their back and forth fight that impressed everyone in the crowd.  Then not to be outdone, the main event of the evening saw Colby Snyder and Jose Luis Murillo put on a clinic in striking, toughness and showing a never say quit desire while working to take home the belt.  At one point the doctor had to check both fighters to make sure they were OK to continue; fortunately for the fans they were and we got to see a decisive end to the bout.

Each of those bouts garnered careful consideration for fight of the night honors.  In the end however it was the Alley family that got the respect of everyone in attendance by going through with the show as a means of honoring Joyce Alley.  Truly you all fought through much more on this night than anyone should have to; and, you did it to honor Joyce and to remain fearless in the face of the ultimate adversity.  Reprinted below are the sentiments expressed by the Alley family:

"A wonderful Mother.  Kind, considerate, an individual who always put others before herself and appreciated the simpler things in life.  Her children, family, and friends will miss her dearly.  Gone but never forgotten." 

To the Alley family, from the entire Martial Arts community, please accept our heartfelt and sincerest wishes in remembering the wonderful woman whom you got to call Mom.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 10:58