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April 20, 2019


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Warchild and I found our spot in the parking garage across the street.  After walking around the building a bit we made our way through the security and throught he metal detectors.  Getting closer to the nice loud bass and we found our way to the cage!  It is a little early but the fights are set to start at 7:15 or so.  They have the vendors here selling grill, wraps and other items and also a big huge screen to make sure no one misses the action.  There are a total of 9 matches with 2 being grappling and the rest being mma.  Premier FC announced that Marco Alvan will be their matchmaker for their grappling matches.  As you can see below there is one amateur fight and the rest are professional battles.  The refs are Bryan Minor and Marcel.  Please follow along as I try to keep up with all the action.

GRAPPLING Tim Burkenhim (SP?) vs. James Soffen

Soffen wins at 2:12 by guillotine.

GRAPPLING Leon Davis vs. Devon Collins


145 AM Charra Phon (1-1, Ultimate MMA) vs. Devin Cristie (1-3 Cortland MMA)

Devin starts us off with a leg kick.  Charra goes for a takedown and gets it.  He has the side and has him pressed up against the cage.  Charra gets in some short punches to the head.  

Phon 10-9

Rd 2:  Charra gets the double leg takedown and has the side again.  Charra moves to full mount and Devin is doing a good job at keeping him close.  Charra gets in some ground and pound and Devin almost has him swept as the round ends.

Phon 10-9

Rd 3:  Devin gets in an outside leg kick.  Devin gets in a hard kick to the side of the chest of Chara.  Devin again with another kick to the body and Charra takes him down to the mat.  He has the side and finishes the rest of the round that way.

Phon 10-9

Charra Phon defeats Devin Cristie via split decision.

185 PRO Jesus Cintron (0-6, Old School Boxing) vs. Yu Ji (0-0, Radical MMA)

Jesus rushes in with a right.  Yu connects with a jumping knee and the crowd roars.  Yu gets the takedown and passes to full mount.  Yu moves into the crucifix position and is dropping bombs.  He switches to americana and gets the verbal tap.

Yu Ji defeats Jesus Cintron via verbal submission via americana at 2:37 in Round 1.

HVY PRO Victor Irwin (0-2 Dale) vs. Luis Razuri (0-0, Kai MMA)

Both fighters are working their kicks so far.  Victor has his side and is trying to get him to the mat.  Victor gets him down and has his back.  He is trying for a rear naked choke but can’t get it.  Luis gets free and they are back standing.  Victor is trying for a standing guillotine.  He can’t get it and the 10 second bell sounds.  Luis gets in two good punches and the crowd roars.

Irwin 10-9

Rd 2:  Luis gets in another right.  Victor just barely misses with a power right.  Both fighters get in some outside leg kicks.  Victor gets in a left jab.  They clinch and Victor gets in an elbow as he breaks.  Victor gets in another good right.  A very good exchange for Victor.  The 10 second bell sounds and Luis rushes in and Victor gets in another few punches before the bell sounds.

Irwin 10-9

Rd 3:  Victor is starting to turn it on now.  Victor checks a high kick.  Victor with another combo.  A brief pause from a finger in the eye to Luis.  Irwin gets the takedown.  He moves to full mount and gets pushed off.  He drops a few hammerfists and now has the side.  He gets a neck crank for the tap.

Victor Irwin defeats Luis Razuri via tapout to neck crank at 4:22 in Round 3.

185 PRO Pat Casey (4-1, Team Link) vs. Mike Diorio (2-4, Cortland Elite)

The crowd sounds like they are all Jungle fans.  They come out swinging.  Pat gets Mike to the mat and is trying for the finish.  He can’t get it and they are back standing.  Pat is getting in some big shots.  Pat gets him to the mat again and gets in some heavy ground and pound for the finish.

Pat Casey defeats Mike Diorio via tko stoppage to strikes at 1:18 in Rd 1.

145 PRO Ali Zebian (1-1, Whitley's Boxing) vs. Jason Rine (1-5 Lashley Training Center)

Jason gets in a nice left.  Ali with a kick to the head and Jason is trying to take him down.  Ali is fighting it and reverses.  Jason spins out and misses.  They break and Ali gets in another nice knee to the head.  Jason gets hit and falls to the mat and Ali takes the side.  Ali is dropping heavy elbows from the top.  Ali is getting in some more elbows as the round ends.

Zebian 10-9

Rd 2:  Ali starts the round off with a leg kick.  Ali connects with a hard right that sends Jason to the mat.  Ali has the side and gets in a huge knee to the body.  Ali passes to full mount but can’t secure it and gets bucked off.  He gets in a few more punches from the top and ref has seen enough.

Ali Zebian defeats Jason Rine via ref stoppage to strikes at 2:22 in Rd 2.

125 PRO Danny Maldonado (0-0, Wolfpack) vs. Tim Flores (0-0, FAA)

Tim starts us off with an inside leg kick.  Tim rushes in with a straight right.  Tim gets in a spinning high kick.  Danny gets in a right and Tim spins with a counter.  Danny dives for a takedown and is stuffed.  These guys are swinging and kicking hard for 125ers!  Tim gets in another high kick.  Danny gets in a left that gets Tim to one knee.  Danny gets in another good right and Tim’s nose is bleeding.

Flores 10-9

Rd 2:  Right back where we left off and these guys are swinging away.  Tim gets in an inside leg kick and Danny goes down to one knee.  He is still walking on it and the fight resumes.  Tim misses with a high kick and Danny gets in two quick punches.  Danny spins and Tim gets him to the mat.  Danny turns and they are back to their feet.  They are working their leg kicks.  Danny’s leg is very red and Tim is very bloody.  

Flores 10-9

Rd 3:  Tim gets in a right and the round has officially started.  Tim gets in another leg kick that gets Danny down to one knee.  He is slow to get up but he is back standing.  Tim keeps pressing forward.  Danny tries for a takedown but can’t get it.  Tim tries for a guillotine but can’t get it.  Tim is trying for another guillotine but runs out of time.

Flores 10-9

Tim Flores defeats Danny Maldonado via unanimous decision.

185 PRO Mark Gardner (1-0, The Academy) vs. Reginaldo Felix (5-3, Team Link)

They are just getting started and feeling each other out and Reginaldo connects with a hard right that knocks Mark out.  He comes to and grabs the ref.

Reginaldo Felix defeats Mark Gardner via ko at 56 seconds in Round 1.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  Tim Flores and Danny Maldonado 3 round war.
KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:  Reginaldo Felix ko
SUB OF THE NIGHT:  Victor Irwin with the neck crank.