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April 5, 2014


We arrived at the beautiful Chez Josef with plenty of time to spare.  I had to stop Warchild from trying to ride the ponies at the farm down the street.  I quickly got my media passes and found my way inside.  Right as you walk in the ring girls are there in front of the PFC canvas for photos with the fans.  I walked in further and they have the bar in the middle with vendors all around the sides.  I noticed my buddies from GetPunched and Prime Athletics were there with their awesome merchandise.  Marty Caproni was the hostest with the mostest for the evening.  For local celebs I saw Peggy Morgan, Kym Sturdivant, Marco Alvan, Ricardo Funch, Jon Manley, Luis Felix, Gabriel Gladiator, Nick Mahmood (who is judging), Steve Rita, Jeremy Ross, photographers Kelly Mac and Scott Beiler.  I also saw Kevin Patrick from Victory Promotions and Bill Idol from Ammo Fight League which was cool. The place is packed with fight fans who are thirsty for some carnage in the cage and we just got word that the show is sold out.

175lbs AM Dan Schbell (Thunder 0-0) vs. Jose Tejeda (Gladiator 0-1)

Jose gets in a jab.  Dan is punching hard.  They are going at it!!  Jose goes for the takedown and gets it.  Jose is working the side and passes to full mount.  He takes the back and sinks in the rear naked choke for the tap.

Jose Tejada defeats Dan Schbell via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:46 in Rd 1.

145 lbs AM Rob Knox (Gracie NY 1-0) vs Nick Pallini (Independent 3-3)

Nick gets in an outside leg kick but gets taken down.  Rob is working the guard.  He pushes him off but Rob dives back in.  Rob passes to full mount and lets out a barrage of hammerfists.  The ref is giving him a chance to respond but too many shots are getting through and he is forced to stop the fight.

Rob Knox defeats Nick Pallini via tko stoppage to strikes at 1:53 in Rd 1.

145lbs AM Kenny Peralta (Ultimate MMA 1-1) vs. Vinnie Brightman (Thunder 0-1)

Kenny starts us off with a kick.  Vinnie gets in a few front kicks.  Kenny is getting in some solid leg kicks.  Vinnie is doing a great job at keeping the distance by using his leg kicks.  Kenny passes to full mount and then takes the back.  He sinks in the rear naked choke for the tap.

Kenny Peralta defeats Vinnie Brightman by tapout to rear naked choke at 2:31 in Rd 1.

155 lbs AM Camber Bohlen (Gladiator BJJ 1-2) vs Alex Ortiz (Gracie CT 0-0)

Camber gets the takedown and takes the back.  He slips off and Alex is now on top in the half guard.  Alex take the back and is trying for the rear naked choke.  He gets the tap.

Alex Ortiz defeats Camber Bohlen via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:36 in Rd 1.

Heavyweight AM Jeff Bok (Link Noho 3-0) vs. Joe Lexus (Team Thunder 1-0)

Jeff gets in a combo then they clinch.  He gets the takedown and is laying down some brutal hammerfists.  Joe is getting in some upkicks that connect to the face in an amateur fight.  Jeff passes to full mount and finishes him off with some hammerfists.

Jeff Bok defeats Joe Lexus via tko stoppage to strikes at 2:34 in Rd 1.

170 lbs AM Myles Reid (CCFA 1-4) vs Anthony Benevides (Gracie CT 0-0)

Anthony gets the takedown but is caught in a guillotine.  He gets out and is working the side.  He looks to be working on an arm triangle.  Myles moves over to the cage and pushes off and gets the roll.  He gets caught in a guillotine in the scramble and is forced to tap.

Anthony Benevides defeats Myles Reid via tapout to guillotine at 2:42 in Rd 1.

130 lbs AM Sarah Payant (Gladiator BJJ 3-5) vs Sarah Jacobson (Sixel Fight Club 2-2)

They clinch and Payant goes for a guillotine.  She is cranking hard on that but can't get the tap.  Payant gets the takedown and is working the half guard.  Payant is trying to get full mount but can't quite pull her leg out.  Payant goes for an armbar as the round ends.  Jacobson turns in the right position and gets in a body shot as the round ends.

Payant 10-9

Rd 2: Jacobson gets in a high kick.  Payant gets in a combo.  Jacobson gets in a right hand that drops Sarah.  Jacobson lets her back up.  Payant gets the takedown and is working some ground and pound to the head.  Payant gets in some more ground and pound and then gets bucked off.  Payant lets Jacobson back up.  Payant goes for the takedown but instead is taken down by Jacobson and is working the side as the round ends.

Jacobson 10-9

Rd 3:  Payant gets in a kick to the body then a punch to the head.  They clinch and fall to the ground.  Payant is working the guard.  Not much action and Brian Minor stands them up.  They are going at it once again.  Payant pulled guard and Jacobson is working the half guard as the round ends.

Real close round, I give slight edge to Payant 10-9

Sarah Payant defeats Sarah Jacobson via unanimous decision.  What a fight!!

135 lbs AM Scott Gorgone (Mass BJJ 3-0) vs Angel Laboy (Independent 3-5)

Scott eats a kick and gets the takedown.  Angel is trying to stand back up and  Scott takes him down again.  He moves to full mount but Angel bucks him off.  Scott takes the back and slides into a wicked fast armbar.

Scott Gorgone defeats Angel Laboy via tapout to armbar at 1:23 in Rd 1.  Ouch that looked bad.

Sorry, not much action pics due to bad angle and too short of a fight.  Hopefully the other photographers got some shots.

135lbs AM Marquis Brewster (NE Combat 3-1) vs. Dashawn Robinson (Ultimate MMA 2-0)

Dashawn goes for the belly to belly suplex but Marquis lands right in full mount.  Marquis can't maintain position and Dashawn gets the takedown.  Marquis is working the side and getting in some hammerfists as the round ends.

Marquis 10-9

Rd 2:  They start out feeling each other out.  Dashawn clinches Marquis up against the cage.  They break and Dashawn gets in a body shot.  Dashawn gets the takedown but once again Marquis is on top in the guard.  Marquis is getting in some ground and pound as the round ends.

Marquis 10-9

Rd 3:  Round starts off with a cup shot.  Dashawn takes a few minutes and the fight resumes.  Marquis gets the takedown and is in half guard.  Marquis is controlling him and working the body.  Dashawn bucks him off and they are back to their feet.  Dashawn is fighting for a takedown but can't get it.  Dashawn misses with a right.  Marquis misses with a high kick as the round ends.

Marquis Brewster defeats Dashawn Robinson via unanimous decision.

170 lbs AM Ray Johns (Thunder 0-4) vs Angelo Richardson (Gracie CT 1-0)

Angelo rushes in for the takedown and gets it.  He goes right to full mount.  Ray gets the sweep and is trying to posture up.  Angelo gets in a nice sweep.  He then positions to an armbar and gets the quick tap.

Angelo Richardson defeats Ray Johns via tapout to armbar at 1:34 in Rd 1.

125lbs AM Tim Flores (Legal Beatdown 3-1) vs Adam Mimms (Spa City BJJ 1-0)

Adam rushes in and gets the takedown.  Tim bucks him off and gets back to his feet.  Adam gets another takedown and is now in the guard.  Tim is working a triangle and gets slammed down.  Tim is threatening an armbar but can't get it from the bottom.  Adam is getting in some clean shots to the head.

Adam 10-9

Rd 2:  Adam gets the quick takedown and is now in the guard.  Tim gets in some shots from the bottom.  He then moves to half guard.  Adam is now sitting on top and trying to get in some hammerfirsts as the round ends.

Adam 10-9

Rd 3: Adam gets in a right hand and then the takedown.  Adam is controlling Tim on the ground for most of the round.  Tim gets some space and works his way up.  He pulls guard and goes for a guillotine but can't get it.  Adam is posturing up and getting in two punches to the head as the round ends.

Adam 10-9

Adam Mimms defeats Tim Flores via unanimous decision.

Heavyweight AM Said Sarfarz (Gracie CT 0-0)  vs Vito Resto (Gladiator BJJ 1-0)

Vito gets in a good right hand.  Vito gets in another right hand and an uppercut from the clinch.  Said gets in a knee to the body.  Vito is getting in some knees to the leg.  One knee goes low and Said takes about 10 seconds and the fight resumes.  Said gets in a right hand that drops Vito.  Vito goes for a takedown in the process but they get right back up.

Vito 10-9

Rd 2:  They are both swinging for the fences.  Vito is fighting for a takedown.  They break and are swinging away once again.  Vito gets the takedown and Said rolls to the top as the round ends.

Vito 10-9

Rd 3:  They clinch and Said is fighting for a takedown.  Not much action and the ref breaks them up.  Vito is pushing Said up against the cage and the ref stops it to get Said's glove fixed.  They start up again and Said is trying for a takedown.

Said 10-9

Rd 4:  Said rushes in for a takedown.  Said is just clinching Vito up against the cage and eventually gets the takedown.  Said is working the side for a bit and then gets pushed off.  He is standing up over him as the round ends.

Said 10-9

Rd 5:  Vito misses with a right and Said reverses him.  Vito gets hit with an illegal blow.  He takes a minute and the fight resumes.  Vito is working the jab.  Vito connects with a combo and Said is fighting for a takedown.

Vito 10-9

Vito Resto defeats Said Sarfarz via split decision!!  Vito wins the heavyweight title.

145lbs Title Fight AM Aslan Otcheyev (Gracie CT 1-0) vs PT Ortiz (Spa City BJJ 5-0)

Aslan gets the takedown and is working the guard.  Aslan gets in a punch to the body.  PT bucks him off and they scramble.  Aslan gets the guillotine for the tapout.

Aslan Otcheyev defeats PT Ortiz via tapout to guillotine at 1:26 in Rd 1.  Aslan wins the vacant 145lbs Amateur title!!

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Sarah Payant vs. Sarah Jacobson
KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT: Jeff Bok's tko victory over Joe Lexus.
SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT:  Scott Gorgone's armbar over Angel Laboy
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: "Ok, can we get a group photo guys??  Oh not you bud.  Sorry" -Kelly MacDonald

That wraps up the review for Premier FC.  It was a stellar night of fights and once the show eventually started it was a smooth show.  There was a bottleneck at the door which caused the show to be delayed to start around 7:45pm.  Lots of fight fans must have ordered their tickets and had to pick them up at the door.  The reffing did a decent job, I agreed with them standing up and the stoppages that happened in the cage.  Thanks to the Premier FC team and Karyn Wesch for allowing us to cover the event and for the great seats. Thanks to Warchild for taking photos for us at  We will be posting all of our photos to our fanpage so please like our fanpage and thanks for your continued support fight fans!