We arrived and walked into the Rox Stadium for Blockbuster MMA's first show of their existence. They started with a 9 fights and now are down to 6 for today. However, out of the 6 they have 4 pro fights. The event is taking place outside and thankfully the weather is absolutely gorgeous today. Blockbuster MMA has the mayor of Brockton hosting the main event, yes the Mayor Bill Carpenter who has an excellent director of communications, Pete Czymbor. True story, one time Pete used the official WesternMassMMA.com laptop for posting a snow delay update to the Brockton's fanpage. King Mo was walking around with Ryan Quinn which of course Big City was starstruck. Before the show they opened up the doors at 6pm and had some bands perform such as a Bon Jovi cover band, Living on a Bad Name. BCapp performed two songs and the national anthem has sung. The refs are Paul Asimar and Gary Ebelin. The fights are about to begin so follow along with us as we recap the night.
155 AM Shawn Shubert (Gillet's ) vs. Mike Pan (Redline)
Mike starts us off with a kick. Shawn connected with a right that stunned Mike for a few seconds but he bounces back up. Mike looks for the takedown but can't get it. Shawn is connecting with some heavy hands and Mike is tough as nails and eating them clean. Mike connected with a combo of his own and Shawn is getting wobbly. Shawn reaches for a punch and slips down to the mat. Mike finishes him off with some ground and pound for the ref stoppage.
Mike Pan defeats Shawn Shubert via ref stoppage to strikes at 2:39 in Rd 1.
125 AM Alandre Martinez (Indy) vs. Josh Meehan (Juniko)
Josh starts us off with a kick. They get in close and Josh pulls him to the mat. He works and inverse triangle and is getting in some heavy ground and pound. He gets the stoppage.
Josh Meehan defeats Alandre Martinez via ref stoppage to strikes at 1:01 in Rd 1.
160 PRO Lionel Young (Redline) vs. Gregory Thomas (Indy)
Lionel Young defeats Gregory Thomas via ko headkick at in 17 seconds Rd 1.
155 PRO Jeff Anderson (Indy) vs. Rodrigo Almeida (Wai Kru)
Both fighters are being cautious. Rodrigo is looking for the single leg and he gets it and lands in half guard. Jeff is trying to stand back up and firing punches. He stands up and Rodrigo takes him down again. Jeff is trying to stand back up as the round ends.
Rd 2: Rodrigo connects with a spinning kick. Rodrigo is pressing Jeff up against the cage and looking for the double leg. He is in half guard trying to get his leg free. He is getting in some punches to the head and staying busy. Jeff is trying to stand up and Rodrigo is connecting with uppercuts as the round ends.
Rd 3: Rodrigo connects with a leg kick and Jeff fires a counter punch. Rodrigo connects with another leg kick and closes the gap. Jeff reverses and Rodrigo reverses that after a minute. He works a takedown and is in full mount. He is working punches to the body. As the round is about to end Rodrigo slams Jeff to the mat and the crowd roars.
Rodrigo Almeida defeats Jeff Anderson via unanimous decision.
170 PRO Ryan Quinn (ATT) vs. Bret Oteri (FAF)
Ryan lets out a barrage of strikes. Oteri weathers the storm and looking for the takedown. Blood is coming from the forehead of Bret. They break and are back in the center. Ryan fires some combos and backs Bret up against the cage. Ryan works a double leg and Bret gets some space and stands back up. Bret reverses and gets a double leg takedown of his own. Bret gets in an elbow that connects. Bret takes Ryan down once again before the round ends.
Rd 2: Ryan starts the round off with a short leg kick. Ryan gets in a kick to the body. He dives in and gets the takedown. Ryan is working the guard and peppering him with some punches now and again.
Rd 3: Bret starts it off with an inside leg kick. Bret tries for a takedown but is stuffed. They are back to the center and exchanging rights. Ryan connects with right that drops Bret to the mat. He gets in a few more punches and ref stops the fight. They are bringing in the EMT to carry him out. Hope you are OK Bret. The EMT's drop him by the cage door on the way out.
Ryan Quinn defeats Bret Oteri via ko at 1 minute-ish in Rd 3.
170 PRO Steve Dunn (Cappiello Gym) vs. Alex Dolan (Indy)
Alex misses with a back kick and Steve takes him down. He is in half guard trying to posture up. He is getting in some punches. He eventually gets some space and gets in some ground and pound. Alex turn and Steve has his back briefly. He moves to full mount and is getting in some heavy ground an pound.
Rd 2: Steve rushes in and misses with a takedown. He hits the cage and Alex takes his back. He gets in some ground and pound. Steve grabs a leg and Alex is going for the finish. He gets in a clean knee to the head. Ref stops the fight for a time out and it looks like its going to be a DQ.
Steve Dunn defeats Alex Dolan via DQ illegal knee 1:04 in Rd 2.
KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT: Goes to Lionel Boogz Young with the perfectly timed head kick KO
SUB OF THE NIGHT: None
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Ryan Quinn vs. Bret Oteri
BLUNDER OF THE NIGHT: This one is a tie between the EMT's dropping Bret Oteri in the stretcher on the way out the cage door and an independent fighter walking out and the ref asked if he had his cup and he went to pull down his pants. You guys decide which one was the best haha!
Man it has been a while since I have been to an outdoor mma show and it was a blast. Blockbuster MMA couldn't have asked for a more perfect weather day. They had 9 fights going in and at the end of the fight day only had 6 but they did an excellent job at breaking up the night. The crowd filled in and I would say about 1000 people there by the time Sandman fought. Man did he have a crowd there and they were all getting close to the cage, standing up and yelling which made for an intense atmosphere. The DQ ending was definitely not the ending the fight fans wanted to see but as I always say, it is mma and anything can happen! Overall, it was a great first show for Blockbuster MMA and I hear they are doing another one in August so stay tuned right here as we keep you posted on that one.