September 25, 2013
Top prospects collide as Victory MMA matches two of New England's best!
This Saturday night local mma fans will be treated to a stacked MMA card, as Victory MMA comes to town with their 4th show, and 2nd in Boston! The main event looks to be a potential battle, as Japanese transplant, and Sityodtong star, Tateki Matsuda fights Felipe Lavandoski fighting out of Team Link. Several other great match ups line the card, including a couple amateur title fights, but one fight in particular stands out to me. Two young, previously top ranked 135lb amateurs will do battle as pros, and I couldn't be more excited to be cage side!!
Kin "Kong" Moy (Redline MMA) will put his unbeaten 3-0 pro record on the line against Kurt Chase Patrick aka KCP (DCNU) (1-1 pro). I have watched both guys fight several times, and each time I have watched in amazement at the level of skill and technique put forth. Both guys have always been at the top of my personal rankings in our weight class. I knew each would instantly be fit to challenge our other local ranked pros.
Kin is one of the most well balanced fighters I have ever seen locally. His striking is quick, vicious and precise, and his ground game is very tight as well. I saw him out strike a beast striker in Dat Tran, and submit a young stud grappler in Luis Ramos. The one area Kin might lack a bit, is one of Kurt's strongest points. Kurt is awesome at wrestling... (and very slick with his BJJ). Pretty much when he gets a hold of you, you are going to the ground. I was blown away at the grappling clinic Kurt put on when he faced one of the most feared 135lb ammys in Rico Discullio. He transitioned flawlessly from one sub to the next, eventually locking up an ankle for the verbal submission.
Both guys are similar in height, are young and in great shape. I'm sure both guys will have their cardio ready for 15 minutes if needed, as well. I think Kin will look to keep the fight on the feet, and try to hurt Kurt as he looks to shoot in or clinch up for a take down. Kin may be leery of throwing too many kicks as this may leave him vulnerable to be taken down. He does create great angles with his strikes though, and has sik timing, so Kurt will def want to keep his hands up and chin down. Kurt as usual, should look to set up a take down with some strikes, or it could be a long night. If Kurt can get it to the ground, he will have an advantage coming into the fight as a purple belt in BJJ, so Kin will have to have his defense tight. As we all know, MMA is a different sport, and I'm sure both guys plan to be ready where ever the fight may go. Each young fighter will look to boost their young pro careers with a win against the other. On Saturday night. I think the crowd wins in this one, as they get to see two future stars mix it up in the cage at the beginning of their pro careers!
This is big on both fighter's part to even take such a tough fight with each other. There are plenty of other 135 fighters in our area that both guys could have had their way with to pad their record, but they chose to make it happen. Thanks to Victory 4, we get to be the lucky ones to watch it go down!! Best of luck to both of my friends, may each stay injury free, and may the best fighter win! (I'll leave you all with a couple of pictures that I personally shot for the site!)
Kurt Chase-Patrick at his WNXFA fight.