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September 23, 2012

Gladius 9/22/2012 Results

[Press Release from Gladius Fights for the info and the awesome pictures]

IRVING, New York -- Don Carlo-Clauss almost never gets to fight in his own backyard, so their was added pressure to win and to win big at Gladius Fights on Sept. 22. Carlo-Clauss shared top billing with Eddie Fyvie on one of the biggest events to hit New York all year and pulled out a solid win after pushing through a rough first round opposite a jiu-jitsu black belt with a significant reach advantage.
Fyvie worked a stiff jab early in the fight and stunned Carlo-Clauss with a hard right cross that he sat down on. It didn’t drop him, but the punch did cause Carlo-Clauss to abandon his standup for a minute and look for a takedown. Once on the ground, Fyvie tied him up well. He landed elbows, up kicks and had a very strong armbar attempt at the end of the opening round.

In the second and third rounds, Carlo-Clauss applied most of the pressure without getting pulled in any deep water. He tied Fyvie up against the fence, he forced takedowns and landed some powerful punches of his own. Carlo-Clauss definitely respected Fyvie’s ground game after the opening round but it didn’t stop him from driving forward with bad intentions. He may have been fighting through submissions in the first but he was also trying to put his elbow through Fyvie’s face and even kneeled on it to try and free his arm at one point.
It was far from smooth sailing for Carlo-Clauss, but he remained the aggressor the entire fight and picked up a win by unanimous decision for some local fans who always support him, but almost never get to see him fight.

The co-main event between Mike Winters and T.J. Sumler wasn’t as action packed but Winters was plenty dominant. He also wound up winning by unanimous decision as he forced five takedowns on his opponent in three rounds. Winters lifted Sumler clear over his shoulder for at least two of the takedowns and lived in side control landing knees at will.

These two bouts were the most anticipated of the night but the fight card was not without its share of surprises. Andrew Cseh won by unanimous decision in one of the best back and forth fights of the night. He and Zech Lange showcased some awesome kicks and some ridiculous speed in their bantamweight bout. Ahsan Abdullah put his opponent to sleep with a standing guillotine and just dropped his lifeless body on the floor when he refused to tap out. Dan Jennings verbally submitted after suffering a separated shoulder, and Amran Aliyev proved to be a straight killer after bloodying Nico Verresen with a head kick and then mauling him until the eventual victory by guillotine choke.

Gladius Fights filled up the Cattaraugus Sports Complex from the folding chairs in the front row to the standing room only section at the back of the room. There was good music, good food, and a great view of the fights both inside the cage and on the television screen overhead.
Throw in a couple of round card girls with swords, dressed-up like Greek goddesses and win at home for Carlo-Clauss -- what more could a fan ask for?
Final Results
Don Carlo-Clauss def. Eddie Fyvie by Unanimous Decision [30-27, 30-27, 30-27].
Mike Winters def. T.J. Sumler by Unanimous Decision [30-27, 30-27, 30-27].
Andrew Cseh def. Zech Lange by Unanimous Decision [29-28, 29-28, 29-28].
Thomas Vanderhorst def. James Frier by Armbar :33 R2.
Desmond Green def Matt DiMarcantonio by Unanimous Decision [30-27, 30-27, 30-27].
Amran Aliyev def. Nico Verresen by Guillotine 3:08 R1.
Ahsan Abdullah def. Sabino Scarpone by Guillotine 1:47 R2.
Shane Manley def. Jeff Denz by Unanimous Decision [30-26, 30-27, 30-27].
Peter Cole def. Gabe Sacchetti by RNC 3:35 R1.
Jabrill Patterson def. Dan Jennings by TKO (Verbal Submission) 3:04 R1.
Kevin Johnston def. Jacob Bohn by Split Decision [29-28, 29-28, 29-28].
Brandon Warne def. Dustin Bertch by Unanimous Decision [30-27, 30-27, 30-27].

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