Fellow undefeated prospects Dave Jansen and Shane Del Rosario put together lightning quick finishes to propel Team USA West into the semifinals of 2009’s “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction“.
Lightweight Team Quest standout Dave Jansen went to 11-0 with a picture perfect guillotine choke over Amirkhan Mazikov of Team Russia Imperial just twenty two seconds into the opening round.
Del Rosario notched up his sixth first round finish in seven bouts as he TKO’d Maksim Grishin in merely twenty one seconds of their heavyweight match-up.
Also representing Team USA West was Giva “The Arm Collector” Santana who took another arm home for his mantle as he finished Radmir Gabdulin with a vicious arm triangle for the first round submission.
Team USA West ultimately bested the highly regarded Team Russia
Imperial with a score of 5-0.
A full list of the results from Seoul, South Korea are listed below:
Bulgaria vs. Finland -
1. Lightweight (154 lbs.) – Niko Puhakka (FIN) def. Yanko Yanev (BUL) via TKO (strikes) at 2:16 of round 1
2. Welterweight (167.2 lbs.) – Janne Tulirinta (FIN) def. Ivan Ivanov (BUL) via TKO (strikes) at 3:44 of round 1
3. Middleweight (184.8 lbs.) – Rosen Dmitirov (BUL) def. Mikko Suvanto (FIN) via majority decision
4. Light Heavyweight (204.6 lbs.) – Marcus Vanttinen (FIN) vs. Emil Samoilov (BUL) via submission (verbal) at 3:42 of round 3
5. Heavyweight (+ 204.6 lbs.) – Toni Valtonen (FIN) def. Nikola Dipchkov (BUL) via submission (triangle) at 4:49 of round 1
Finland defeats Bulgaria 4-1
USA West vs. Russia Imperial -
6. Lightweight – Dave Jansen (USA) def. Amirkhan Mazikhov (RUS) via submission (guillotine) at 0:22 of round 1
7. Welterweight – Fabio “Negao” Nascimento (USA) def. Marat Ilaev (RUS) via submission (armbar) at 2:13 of round 2
8. Middleweight – Giva Santana (USA) def. Radmir Gabdulin (RUS) via submission (arm triangle) at 3:47 of round 1
9. Light Heavyweight – Tony Lopez (USA) def. Viktor Nemkov (RUS) via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:06 of round 2
10. Heavyweight – Shane Del Rosario (USA) def. Maksim Grishin (RUS) via TKO (strikes) at 0:21 of round 1
USA West defeats Russia Imperial 5-0
South Korea vs. Brazil -
11. Lightweight – Nam Yui Chul (KOR) def. Hacran Dias (BRA) via three round unanimous decision
12. Welterweight – Eduardo Pamplona (BRA) def. Do Hyung Kim (KOR) via unanimous decision
13. Middleweight – Daniel Acacio (BRA) def. Jae Young Kim (KOR) via two-round majority decision
14. Light Heavyweight - Alexander Machado (BRA) def. Dool Hee Lee (KOR) via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:26 of round 2
15. Heavyweight – Hae Joon Yang def. Joaquim “Mamute” Ferreira (BRA ) def. via knockout at 0:14 of round 1
Brazil defeats South Korea 3-2