Results from Combat in the Cage’s “11th Strike”

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Since I’m from Philadelphia, I spend a lot of time on 5 Oz. covering MMA in the New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware area. And as such, we have a strong concentration of readers from the tri-State area.

That being the case, I wanted to post results from this Saturday’s WKA-sanctioned Combat in the Cage card that I attended in Newark Delaware.

It was another strong show from Ed Hsu’s promotion. The Martinez brothers, Will and Jesus, continued to look dominant. I’m not sure whether they have pro aspirations or not, but it looks like they certainly have the skill. They’ve improved greatly since joining the Fight Factory.

Also, Ryan Mackin’s Combat in the Cage featherweight title win over incumbent Brad Pole improved Team Ground Control’s lifetime record in Combat in the Cage to an impressive 24-0. Team Ground Control is based in Maryland and is one of the top MMA camps on the East Coast. BodogFIGHT and ShoXC competitor James “Binky” Jones is one of the main trainers at the school. Jones, who is 2-0 in his last two fights, indicated to 5 Oz. of Pain that he expects to be fighting again very soon.

In addition to Jones, other pro fighters at the event included referee Stephen Haigh, Zach Makovsky from the Fight Factory and Aaron Miesner from Daddis Fight Camps.

The full results are listed below but I wanted to congratulate all the fighters for stepping up and testing themselves in the Cage.

What: Combat in the Cage

When: Saturday, April 12,2008

Where: Newark, Delaware

Results:

1. Chet Hardaway (Team Hitman) def James Harris (Crosswinds Kai) via TKO 2:22 Rd 2

2. Chris Finley (Simrell MMA) def Scott Petty (6 ft Deep) via TKO :55sec Rd 1

3. George Hibbs (Daddis FC) def William Bookwalter (Ephrata MA) via Unanimous Dec

4. Anthony Chicone (Fight Me Fight Team) def Logan Wheeler (Primal Fighting) via Submission 1:58 Rd 1

5. Ryan Cassidy (Maxercise) def Ryan Hodge (Loprestis MMA) via TKO 1:38 Rd 1

6. Tim Williams (Millville BJJ) def Robert Peach (Daddis FC) via RNC 0:46 Rd 1

7. Pat Sabatini (Warriors MA) def Adam Bisignani (Simrell MMA) via unanimous dec.

8. Vincent Velluci (Daddis FC) def John Schollser (Loprestis MMA) via unanimous dec.

9. Will Martinez (Fight Factory) def Jerome McLane (Simrell MMA) via Armbar 2:20 Rd 1

10. Ryan Mackin (Ground Control) def Brad Pole (Primal Fighting) via TKO 2:11 Rd 1
-Ryan Mackin becomes the New Combat in the Cage Featherweight Champion

11. Jesus Martinez (Fight Factory) def Erik Williams (Training Center) via RNC 0:56 Rd 1
-Jesus Martinez retains the Combat in the Cage Middleweight Championship

4 COMMENTS
  • ABC says:

    4-15-08 from the Association of Boxing Commissions
    PLEASE READ

    After a lot of discussion between committee members, it was the
    final/unanimous decision that no records will be included in the
    database from events not supervised by a recognized ABC member
    commission in good standing. This will eliminate unverified results form
    promoters that have what are commonly referred to by the media and
    politicians as “brawls or human cock fights” that include every
    violation that you can imagine in states that do not regulate MMA.

    For clarification, if a state or tribal commission regulates
    professional MMA, but doesn’t regulate amateur MMA events. Only the
    professional results will be submitted and included in the data base.
    For state and tribal commissions that regulate both amateur and
    professional MMA events, both results will be submitted and included in
    the data base. For state and tribal commissions that do not regulate
    either professional or amateur MMA, those results will not be considered
    unless the non-regulating commission contracts with an ABC member
    commission in good standing to supervise/regulate the event. Then and
    only then will those results be submitted and included in the data base.

    We have already had promoters who operate outside of the law contacting
    us and wanting to know how to get their event results into the new data
    base? We have been advising them to start holding events in states or on
    tribal land that regulate MMA. Bottom line is; the only results that
    should be submitted and accepted for the data base are from ABC member
    commissions in good standing that regulate/supervise events by statute
    or contract.

    We feel that it was important for everyone to be on the same page when
    it comes to regulation and submission of verified bout results to the
    data base. As the committee moves forward towards getting all of the
    pieces in place, you will receive updates from time to time.

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  • matt says:

    Sam, as someone who lives in Jersey, I really do appreciate you covering MMA in the area, but I do have a request, can you also post about upcoming events so readers can see these events?

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    Matt, will do. I will be on the lookout for more upcoming info when it comes to local tri-State events. If there are any promoters out there reading this, feel free to e-mail me at SCaplan at comcast dot net and I will make sure the word gets out about your event.

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  • Assoc of Boxing Cmsns says:

    TO: ABC Membership
    RE: Accepted/Approved MMA records
    DATE: April 15, 2008

    Just to bring everyone up to date, the Search Committee has finalized
    the process and Mixed Martial Arts, LLC has been selected as the
    “Certified Record Keeper for MMA”. Currently our President has signed a
    memorandum of understanding with MMA, LLC and contract negotiations have
    begun.

    A temporary agreement with MMA, LLC has been reached and they are
    accepting bout results and past records that you might have in your
    office to be included in the database. The committee is currently
    putting the final touches on an “Application for National ID Card” form
    that will become a part of the process for identifying a contestant with
    their record along the same lines as Fight Fax, in addition to a
    standard “Bout Results Form”. You will receive further updates as the
    committee progresses.

    After a lot of discussion between committee members, it was the
    final/unanimous decision that no records will be included in the
    database from events not supervised by a recognized ABC member
    commission in good standing. This will eliminate unverified results form
    promoters that have what are commonly referred to by the media and
    politicians as “brawls or human cock fights” that include every
    violation that you can imagine in states that do not regulate MMA.

    For clarification, if a state or tribal commission regulates
    professional MMA, but doesn’t regulate amateur MMA events. Only the
    professional results will be submitted and included in the data base.
    For state and tribal commissions that regulate both amateur and
    professional MMA events, both results will be submitted and included in
    the data base. For state and tribal commissions that do not regulate
    either professional or amateur MMA, those results will not be considered
    unless the non-regulating commission contracts with an ABC member
    commission in good standing to supervise/regulate the event. Then and
    only then will those results be submitted and included in the data base.

    We have already had promoters who operate outside of the law contacting
    us and wanting to know how to get their event results into the new data
    base? We have been advising them to start holding events in states or on
    tribal land that regulate MMA. Bottom line is; the only results that
    should be submitted and accepted for the data base are from ABC member
    commissions in good standing that regulate/supervise events by statute
    or contract.

    We feel that it was important for everyone to be on the same page when
    it comes to regulation and submission of verified bout results to the
    data base. As the committee moves forward towards getting all of the
    pieces in place, you will receive updates from time to time.

    Agree or Disagree: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

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