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January 6, 2024

🏟 LIVE REVIEW--🏟 REALITY FIGHTING--1/6/2024---MOHEGAN SUN --[Start Time 6:00PM EST]

 

--THE LEAD-IN--

Reality is back tonight with another action packed card ready to kick off 2024 right.  They are starting off with 10 grappling followed up by 11 mma battles.  This includes 4 of them that will be title fights. The event is at the beautiful Mohegan Sun in Uncasville CT and the grappling should start at 6:00PM.  The MMA fights will start around 7:30 so keep refreshing this article after that to see the latest happenings... 

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GRAPPLING Jayson Demarco (Mongoose) Vs. Logan Valentin (Underdog)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Jayson Demarco wins rear naked choke.


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GRAPPLING Tyree Durham (Karasu Tengu) Vs. Thomas Vontell (Ascension)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Tyree Durham wins via d'arce choke


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GRAPPLING Junior Quintanilla (10th Planet) Vs. Malik Shipman (Tritac)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Junior Quintanilla wins via heel hook


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GRAPPLING Adriana Gutowska (Gracie JJ CT) Vs. Kristina Katsikis (SSSF)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Adriana Gutowska wins via heel hook.


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GRAPPLING George Nassar (Underdog) Vs. Michael 

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Fight resulted in a Draw


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GRAPPLING Zach Schmaltz (Nitsuj) Vs. Pete Rogers Jr (Rogers MA) πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š Pete Rogers Jr wins via rear naked choke ▙ ▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▖▟


GRAPPLING Daniel Gilliam (Dexter) Vs. Chris Rowan (Technique BJJ)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Daniel Gilliam wins via heel hook


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GRAPPLING Mark Ferriola Vs. Sam Colenback (Team Link)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Sam Colenback wins via bow and arrow choke.


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GRAPPLING Erik Johnson (NE United) Vs. Casey Lamonte (Kaizen JJ)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Casey Lamonte wins via arm triangle


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GRAPPLING Spencer Manevich (Essential) Vs. Yuri Panferov (Calandrelli)

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Draw


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MMA Portion.....

Ben Williams (Manchester BJJ) vs. Jaycob Minihan (The Cage)

Rd 1: Jaycob catches a kick and trips Ben to the mat.  Ben bounces right back to his feet.  Nice combo from Jaycob.  Jaycob wins the better of the exchanges.

Minihan 10-9

Rd 2:  Jaycob once again comes out the more aggressive fighter.  Jaycob beings to look tired and Williams takes over the exchanges with his leg kicks.  

Williams 10-9

Rd 3:  Nice leg kick to the body from Williams.  Ben continues to win the exchanges this round.

Williams 10-9

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Ben Williams defeats Jaycob Minihan via unanimous decision.


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Cain Schneider (Nitsuj) vs. Jonathan Dunk (Jitsu Life)

Rd 1: Cain comes forward with a right hand that stuns Dunk.  Dunk is laying on the cage and he plunks him down with a few more punches and gets the stoppage.

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Cain Schneider defeats Jonathan Dunk via ko at 21 seconds in Round 1.


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Maximus Fernandez (Underdog) vs. Angel Sanchez (The Cage)

Rd 1: Maximus presses Angel up against the cage.  They break and slug it out.  Crowd is cheering really loud for this fight.  Angel with a nice head kick as the round ends.

Fernandez 10-9

Rd 2:  Nice back and forth in this round.  Angel got the better of the exchanges as Max is showing some fatigue.

Sanchez 10-9

Rd 3:  Angel grabs Max and slams him to the mat.  Max gets right back up and presses Angel up against the cage.  

Sanchez 10-9

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Angel Sanchez defeats Maximus Fernandez via unanimous decision.


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Kat Torres (Ascension) vs. Grace Long (Gracie Sports)

Rd 1: Both fighters start swinging hard right away.  Grace has a very unorthodox stance but its working for her.  Kat connects with a right that drops Grace to the mat.

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Kat Torres defeats Grace Long via ko at 1:27 in Round 1.


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Brandon Neiford (G&G) vs. Danny Maldonado (Warrior’s Nation)

Rd 1: Both fighters are being cautious.  Danny gets the takedown.  He remains in guard for the remainder of the round.  Brandon is very active from the bottom.

Neiford 10-9

Rd 2:  Danny picks up Brandon and slams him to the mat.  Rest of the round is with Danny on top.

Maldonado 10-9

Rd 3:  Brandon working his striking.  Danny has seen enough and gets the takedown.  Not much action and ref stands them up.  Danny goes for a takedown and Brandon is hitting him in his side.  Danny reverses and gets the takedown.  

Neiford 10-9

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Brandon Neiford defeats Danny Maldonado via split decision.


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Amateur Flyweight Title: Erica Valentin (Underdog) vs. Brianna Sargent (Jitsu Life)

Rd 1: Erica presses Brianna up against the cage and gets in a few punches as they break.  Erica is getting the better of the exchanges.  She gets Brianna to the mat and is hammering down punches in bunches as the round ends.

Valentin 10-9

Rd 2:  Erica is pressing Brianna up against the cage.  Not much action and the ref breaks them up.  Erica lunges forward with a superman punch that connects and gets in a few more punches to boot.

Valentin 10-9

Rd 3:  Erica has Brianna backed up against the cage.  Brianna pulls guard trying to rip Erica to the mat.  She slips free and gets free.  Erica presses Brianna up against the cage and gets in some more punches for the stoppage.

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Erica Valentin defeats Brianna Sargent via tko stoppage to strikes at 1:20 seconds in Round 3. Erica becomes the new Reality Fighting Amateur Flyweight Champ!


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Amateur Featherweight Title: Jake Russo (FAA-CT) vs. Mike Jolicoeur (Karasu Tengu)

Rd 1: Mike starts us off with some leg kicks.  Mike grabs the neck but Jake turns out of it.  Mike gets the takedown and takes Jake's back. 

Jolicoeur 10-9

Rd 2:  Mike gets an armbar and it looks really good.  Jake somehow spins out of it and is now onto in guard.  Mike controls the rest of the round.

Jolicoeur 10-9

Rd 3:  Mike stuffs the takedown and has Jake's back.  Mike gets in some good ground and pound and gets the ref stoppage.

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Mike Jolicoeur defeats Jake Russo via tko stoppage to strikes at 58 seconds in Round 3. Mike becomes the Reality Fighting Amateur Featherweight Champ.


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Amateur Strawweight Title: Ashley Barrett (USMMA) vs. Paige Wilcox (Apex)


Rd 1: As expected both girls come out swinging.  Wilcox's face is starting to show some wear.  Paige eats a head kick and takes Ashley down.  Ashley works her way up and they are both exchanging knees from the clinch as the round ends.

Barrett 10-9

Rd 2:  Ashley is controlling the round with the striking.  Paige gets the takedown and and is threatening with a triangle but runs out of time.

Barrett 10-9

Rd 3:  Paige goes for the takedown but can't get the finish.  Ashley ends up on top and has the body lock.  She gets her arm under the neck and pulls back hard for the tap.

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Ashley Barrett defeats Paige Wilcox via tapout to rear naked choke at 54 seconds in Round 3. Barrett becomes the Reality Fighting Amateur Strawweight Champ!


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Mike Antidormi (CT Combat) vs. Kyle Kahler (Mohawk Valley)

Rd 1: Both fighters seem content on exchanging strikes in the center.  Mike connects with a head kick that barely fazes Kyle.  Mike pushes Kyle to the mat and has the side.  He moves to north south and then back to the side.  Mike gets in a couple of elbows to the side.  Kyle slips out and they scramble back to their feet.  

Antidormi 10-9

Rd 2:  Mike gets the takedown and has the side.  He is looking for the crucifix looking to drop some elbows.  Kyle gives up his back and Mike is making him pay with some ground and pound.  Mike is looking for arm triangle and he gets it.

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Mike Antidormi defeats Kyle Kahler via tapout to arm triangle at 3:45 in Round 2.


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Jessen Ramcharan (Renzo Gracie CT) vs. Erick Alvarado (Hard Hitters)

Rd 1: Jessen gets the quick takedown but Erick won't stay down and they are back to their feet.  Jessen with another quick takedown and Erick gets right back up.  Jessen takes his back but can't get the finish.  

Ramcharan 10-9

Rd 2:  Jessen gets the takedown but can't keep Erick down.  Erick comes back up and gets in a good combo.  Jessen takes Erick down again and works the side.  Erick slips out and they are back to their feet.  Erick gets in a good kick as the round ends.

Ramcharan 10-9

Rd 3:  They are both slugging it out in the center.  Both fighters are showing fatigue.  Erick seemed to get the better of the exchanges.

Alvarado 10-9

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Jessen Ramcharan defeats Erick Alvarado via split decision.


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Flyweight Title Fight: Casey Norton (Ascension) vs. Harris Bonfiglio (Calandrelli)

Rd 1: Harris presses Casey up against the cage.  Casey spins out and they are back to the center.  Casey gets the takedown via a trip but Harris bounces right back up.  Harris dives for the takedown and Casey bounces off the cage and ends up on top.  Harris is threatening with an armbar but Casey spins and gets his arm free.  They are back to their feet.  Harris gets the takedown as the round ends.

Norton 10-9

Rd 2:  They clinch and Harris spins Casey to the mat.  He has a body triangle and gets the rear naked choke for the tap.

πŸ‘Š REALITY FIGHTING MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Harris Bonfiglio defeats Casey Norton via tapout to rear naked choke at 2:03 in Round 2. Harris becomes the professional Reality Fighting Flyweight Champ!


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πŸ†--WESTERNMASSMMA.COM AWARDS--πŸ†
--FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  Smashley Barrett and Paige Wilcox War!!
--KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:  Cain Schneider brutal KO
--SUB OF THE NIGHT:  Bonfiglio rear naked choke over Norton

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--THE WRAP UP--

Reality Fighting returns on May 11th which is excellent news.  The event was an awesome one from start to finish.  There were lots of slick submissions in the grappling and even more action packed mma action afterwards.  The video quality and sound quality looked amazing from my seat at home.  Shoutout to Kipp Kollar, Joe Cuff and the entire Reality Fighting staff for putting together another stellar event.

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