INSTANT BREAKDOWN: MAIN EVENT MILES VS REYEZ KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

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MAIN EVENT: JOE MILES (4-3) VS ISAIAH REYEZ (0-1) PRO 170LBS

RD#1: Our main event is upon us and it starts with Reyez throwing multiple leg kicks but Miles closes distance fast pushing Reyez to the cage and eventually working a single leg. Miles is in the half guard and is raining down punches to the body of Reyez and he is looking to finish him with ground and pound to the body which would be a first for me. Reyez survives the first onslaught but is really taking damage now in the second flurry from Miles as he smothers him and eventually gets the mount where he lands twenty punches unanswered forcing referee Johnson to call the fight with a minute left in the first round.

MILES VIA 1ST ROUND TKO

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: PRO CO MAIN WERNER VS REED KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

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BOUT#9: ANTHONY WERNER (DEBUT) VS JAMES REED (11-13) PRO 145LBS

RD#1: The co main event of the evening is our first professional bout of the evening with Anthony Werner making his debut against veteran James Reed. Reed comes out early with a low kick and a superman punch off the cage. This pushes Werner back and he lands a big kick across the midsection of Werner and then finishes with a takedown. Reed works ground and pound from inside the guard of Werner but gets too high in the guard and almost gets caught in an armbar. The sly vet in Reed won’t have it though as he slides out of it and takes the back of Werner and sinks the rear naked choke in simultaneously. Moments later Werner is forced to tap out to the choke.

REED VIA 1ST ROUND RNC

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: SAGE VS CHATHAM SUPER HW AM. TITLE KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

BOUT#8: JAKE CHATHAM (4-1) VS JAKE SAGE (DEBUT) AM. SUPER HW TITLE FIGHT

RD#1: Our only heavyweight fight of the evening is in the super heavy weight category. These are two big guys and they start throwing hard early and often. Chatham lands a big straight that sends Sage to the canvas early but he recovers and gets back to his feet. Chatham is controlling the fight as he clinches Sage against the cage and works the body repeatedly. Short knees are now landing for Chatham but Sage finally separates. Sage lands a jab and moves Chatham to the cage for the first time in the fight so far but it is too little too late as the ten second clacker sounds for the end of the first round.

RD#2: Sage starts the second with a nice lower leg kick but Chatham closes the distance and forces Sage to the cage once again. The knees are coming earlier now from Chatham but Sage gets separation and lands a flurry of punches as Chatham continues to move forward for the clinch with his head down.  They decide to trade and Sage lands a couple nice shots and a big knee. Sage lands a big uppercut to end the round that opens a cut over the left eyebrow of Chatham.

RD#3: Our final round starts and they stand in the middle trading jabs. Sage seems to be the fresher fighter at this point but Chatham has a lot of power still late in the fight but has given up on the grappling for the time being. Sage now throws a left and closes the distance but this is in Chatham’s favor as he has proven to be the better grappler and forces the reversal on Sage. Sage gets separation and lands three more shots before being tied up along the fence again. Chatham seems to be comfortable with the fight riding out in grappling position but they separate for the final ten seconds and throw hands until they end up against the cage during the final bell. Tough fight to judge.

SPLIT DECISION VICTORY FOR JAKE SAGE IN HIS DEBUT

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: JOHNSON VS WRIGHT AM. 155LB TITLE KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

BOUT#7: STEVE JOHNSON (3-4) VS MIKE WRIGHT (4-6) AM. 155LBS TITLE

RD#1: Our first title fight of the evening starts with both fighters circling and then moving in to strike at the same time. Johnson moves in and catches the kick of Wright but isn’t patient inside of the guard of Wright. Wright takes advantage of that and gets and armbar locked in from the bottom and it is deep. Johnson verbally taps and the fight is over in under 30 seconds to become the Kickdown MMA 155lb amateur champion.

WRIGHT VIA 1ST ROUND ARMBAR

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: BELTRAN VS HERERRA KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

BOUT#6: FRANCISCO BELTRAN (0-3) VS OSCAR HERERRA (3-2) AM. 125LBS

RD#1: Beltran is the traveling fighter in this one as he resides in Torrington Wyoming. Fighters touch gloves and look to trade early. Beltran lands first and forces Hererra into a takedown where Beltran reverses his position instantly. Both fighters engage in a near stalemate north south position. Beltran sweeps and moves to side control but only for a moment as Hererra shoots back to his feet. Beltran once again pressures Hererra against the cage and lands a nice combination. Hererra gets another takedown but it seems to be out of desperation. Hererra gets to the back of Beltran for a moment but Beltran makes his way out the back door as the first round comes to an end.

RD#2: Hererra throws a low kick early but Beltran checks it. Moments later a Beltran kick lands low on Hererra and the action is stopped for a minute while a warning to Beltran is given for the blow. Both fighters touch gloves in a sign of respect as the action picks back up. Beltran lands a high kick across the face of the bending Hererra that sends both fighters into a scramble. Beltran lands good shots from the top but Hererra hits a switch and reverses the position. This too only lasts a moment as Beltran works his way into the guard of Hererra. Beltran has an arm bar opportunity but loses it in the final ten seconds of the round.

RD#3: The third starts with both fighters embracing for a hug. That lasts one second. They separate and start to throw. Hererra lands his best shot in a swooping right hand that shows some power in it still for being the final round of a grueling fight. Hererra lands the takedown and takes the mount but only for a short time as Beltran reverses him and ends up in the guard of Hererra once again. Hererra reverses now and lands his best ground and pound of the fight so far inside the guard of Beltran. The fight ends with hammer fists landing from Hererra on top. Good fight. We wait for the scorecards to be read.

BELTRAN VIA SPLIT DECISION

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: MARTIN VS WATSON KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

BOUT#5: TRENTON WATSON (DEBUT) VS BRUCE MARTIN (0-3) AM. 135LBS

RD#1: These guys accepted this fight on about three days’ notice but both look to be in great shape at the start of this bout. Martin the longer fighter tries to establish his jab early but then over throws on a right hand and ends up in a deep double leg with Watson slamming him to the canvas and taking side control instantly. Martin tries to stay busy from the bottom as he works to pass back to the half guard but Watson is showing impressive control as he lands multiple elbows. The action slows and Johnson stands them up which proves to help Martin greatly as he lands to round house kicks to the body of Watson that seem to hurt him. Martin gets greedy though and falls into another double leg takedown from Watson. This time Watson is busy right from the start and lands some great ground and pound that has the third man in the cage take a close look but Martin survives the round.

RD#2: Martin controls the pace and the distance effectively at the start of the first but he makes the same mistake as he closes the distance and misses on an uppercut that allows Watson to score yet another takedown. Martin has the advantage on the feet at distance but insists on going to the inside where he is taken down easily. Watson lands about 20 shots in a row with Martin unable to respond forcing referee Johnson to call a stop to the fight due to ground and pound in the second round.

WATSON VIA TKO (STRIKES)

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: FULLER VS BRANDT KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

BOUT#4: SOREN BRANDT (DEBUT) VS ROB FULLER (2-3) AM.145LBS

RD#1: If you blinked in this one you missed it all! Fuller comes out and drops Brandt with a big looping right hand but he recovers quickly and makes his way to his feet and lands a devastating right hand of his own that starches Fuller to the canvas. Brandt jumps on Fuller and lands another two shots as referee Johnson jumps in to stop the fight at 18 seconds of round number one!

BRANDT- VIA 1ST ROUND TKO

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: DIMICK VS PINON KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

BOUT#3: CHASE DIMICK (4-1) VS GORDO PINON (DEBUT) AM. 145LBS

RD#1: Pinon comes out and scores an early takedown and quickly gets to the back of Dimick. Pinon moves for the rear naked choke instantly with Dimick initially doing a good job fighting the hands but Pinon softens him up with a couple of shots and sinks the RNC in deep. Dimick chooses to not tap out and moments later loses consciousness.

PINON VIA RNC IN THE 1ST ROUND

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: NOEL MAYO VS BENJAMIN LOPEZ KICKDOWN 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

 

BOUT#2: BENJAMIN LOPEZ (DEBUT) VS NOEL MAYO (DEBUT) AM. 125LBS

RD#1: Mayo comes out and overwhelms Lopez from the start of the opening bell. Multiple shots land and Mayo shows some great dirty boxing skills. I must say Lopez is very resilient for being the smaller fighter. Lopez has a chance to turn the tide toward the end of round one but Mayo once again puts the pressure on and lands multiple power punches as the round ends.

RD#2: Round two is the round of the night so far for me as both fighters seem to stun each other with both seeing success on their feet throughout the round. Lopez lands a big knee that seems to turn the momentum towards the end of the second but Mayo gets a chance to prove his toughness as he recovers quickly and lands big shots yet again.

RD#3: The third starts and they exchange early but surprisingly Mayo shoots for an early takedown that sees him get into a little bit of deep water as Lopez was inches away from sinking in an ankle lock but it slips through his grasp. The remainder of the final round saw Mayo close the deal in my humble opinion as he landed some great ground and pound towards the end of the fight.

UD VICTORY FOR MAYO

INSTANT BREAKDOWN: DUDO VS PINON KICKDOWN MMA 129

BY EVAN HERTZOG

BOUT#1: ANEL DUDO (1-1) VS DANIEL PINON (DEBUT) AM. 135LBS

RD#1: Anel Dudo is first to the cage wearing black with red scl lettering. Pinon is wearing white with silver and red. Dudo fighting out of AFA gym in Denver has been adding a lot to his stand up after a background in wrestling. We shall see if it shows.

The first bell starts and the fighters circle each other. Dudo is pressing forward and misses with two jabs early. Pinon lunges with a jab of his own but like Dudo he misses as well. Dudo lands a couple nice kicks but over swings and Pinon lands a deep double leg that dumps Dudo square on his head but he is able to work his way back up. Pinon lands a nice flurry alongside the cage that momentarily sends Dudo Backwards. Dudo waits for his opportunity and counters Pinons next punch with a takedown of his own. Pinon too, works his way back to his feet quickly and the round finishes with the two in the clinch with Dudo against the cage.

RD#2: They trade early to start the round with a jab landing for Dudo. Pinon throws a big looping right hand that catches all glove. Dudo lands a big takedown early and moves to the back of Pinon. Dudo works strikes from the back position until Pinon traps his arm for the next minute. Dudo finally works his right hand out and lands multiple hammer fists as they eventually scramble back to their feet. Dudo lands a nice flurry and a big knee to end the second round.

RD#3: Both fighters come out aggressive and throwing but the more effective shots seem to be coming from Dudo early. Pinon scores a much-needed takedown where he sees his first dominant position of the fight but it doesn’t last long as Dudo goes for a deep armbar from the guard which forces a scramble that has Dudo on top for only a moment and then Pinon reverses him. Although on the bottom at the end of the fight it seemed Dudo was still going for the majority of the submissions. We shall see how the judges have it.

JUDGES: MANN- 29-28   SHORT- 29-28     VAN TINE- 29-28 UD VICTORY FOR DUDO