Maximum Fighting Championships makes history tonight by running the first sanctioned event in Windsor, Ontario. Live from The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, it’s “MFC 29: Conquer”. As always, FiveOuncesofPain.com will provide complete results including a round by round recap of all the live televised action.
The main card kicks off at 10:00 PM EST on HDNet.
MFC 29 is headlined by a double dose of championship action. In the main event, the MFC Light Heavyweight Title in on the line as champion Ryan Jimmo defends against challenger Zak Cummings. The co-main event features MFC Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima defending his belt against knockout artist Terry Martin. Also in action is UFC veteran Marcus Davis, making his MFC debut against Curtis Demarce.
Bo Harris def. Chucky Mady via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)
Matt Spisak def. Pete Brown via Unanimous Decision
Dhiego Lima def. Josh Taveirne via Submission Round 3 (Rear Naked Choke)
Note: The fights tonight are taking place in a cage, as opposed to the usual ring that MFC uses.
Andreas Spang vs. Ali Mokdad
Round One: Mokdad got an early takedown, quickly got the back, locked on a body triangle, and then worked hard to finally lock up a rear naked choke. Spang tried to fight it off but was eventually forced to tap out.
Result: Ali Mokdad def. Andreas Spang via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)
Demi Deeds vs. Pete Spratt
Round One: All on the feet early with Deeds being the aggressor but not landing anything clean. Spratt kept switching stances but didn’t seem to have a distinct advantage from either stance. Deeds went for a number of takedowns but Spratt fought them all off and spent minimal time in the clinch. A head kick seemed to wobble Spratt late and Deeds followed up with a right hand and a takedown. Deeds went for an armbar but Spratt avoided it, got up, and ended the round with a huge flurry although Deeds covered well. Close round but overall Deeds did more damage and was more in control. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Deeds.
Round Two: Spratt had success early with knee to the body in the plum clinch. Deeds took a kick to the groin, rested, and then fought on. Spratt started to attack the lower half of Deeds this round, landing good body and leg kicks. Spratt landed a huge body shot that had Deeds backing and covering up. Spratt pressed him, landed some more big body shots and sprawled on a takedown. Spratt got Deeds on his back and then locked up an armbar for the victory.
Result: Pete Spratt def. Demi Deeds via Submission Round 2 (Armbar)
Hermes Franca vs. Robert Washington
Round One: Pretty slow start with neither guy landing anything except leg kicks. Franca started to taunt Washington by dropping his hands and holding his hands out to tell Washington to bring it. Washington responded with a flurry but then got clipped with a right hand. Franca dropped Washington with a straight right off a leg kick but Washington was right back up. Franca ended the round by putting his hands behind his back and sticking his chin out. Washington responded by doing nothing. Tough round to score but Franca landed the cleaner shots and spent a short time on the ground and on top. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Franca.
Round Two: Franca dropped Washington with a big clipping right to start the round and then pounded him out with punches until the ref jumped in to stop things.
Result: Hermes Franca def. Robert Washington via KO Round 2 (Strikes)
Marcus Davis vs. Curtis Demarce
Round One: All on the feet early with neither man connecting clean but Davis was controlling the center of the cage. Davis landed a good knee and then a lead hook that clipped Demarce. Demarce went for a takedown but Davis fended him off with a guillotine attempt and then ended up getting a takedown of his own. Davis didn’t really do anything on the ground but he was on top the rest of the round. Solid round for Davis although uneventful overall. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Davis.
Round Two: Davis put some good combinations together early before getting a takedown. Davis ended up getting cut despite being on top from an elbow. The ref stopped the action to check the cut and Demarce complained about having trouble seeing out of his eye. The cut is on the forehead of Davis but not in a bad spot as far as vision. A little confusing but the fight was allowed to continue. Demarce went for a takedown and almost got caught in a guillotine but popped his head out. Demarce went to work with elbows on top but then lost the top position going for a guillotine of his own. Demarce worked hard off his back with strike but Davis also stayed relatively active. Pretty close round but a slight edge to Davis, who was on top the majority of the round and had a couple of close guillotine chokes despite the cut. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Davis.
Round Three: Davis landed some good knees to the body early as Demarce stepped in but Demarce ended up getting a takedown off it. Davis was quickly to his feet though. Davis continued to land the knee to the body when Demarce stepped in to strike. Davis caught Demarce with a groin kick, which caused a break, but Demarce fought on. More knees by Davis as Demarce came in and then Demarce pulled guard. Davis ended the round on top. Good round for Davis thanks to his knees, which Demarce had no answer for. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Davis and the fight 30-27 for Davis.
Result: Marcus Davis def. Curtis Demarce via Split Decision
Zak Cummings vs. Ryan Jimmo
Round One: Jimmo was cut early, I believe from an accident clash of heads on an exchange. Cummings can’t working hard for takedowns but Jimmo did a nice job fending them off and causing stalemates in the clinch. Jimmo landed some good counter right hands and kicks when they were at a distance while continuing to stuff the takedown attempts of Cummings. A lot of clinching this round with neither man gaining an advantage. Pretty uneventful round but Jimmo stuffed every takedown attempt and landed the cleaner strikes. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo.
Round Two: Cummings again worked for takedowns that never came. Jimmo a bit more active this round with his striking, landing some very good kicks. Jimmo got the back of Cummings standing and tried to drag him down but Cummings was right back up. Jimmo landed a good right hand followed by a knee before Cummings finally tripped Jimmo down. Jimmo was right back up though. Another round dominated by clinch but Jimmo once again landed the better strikes and stuffed the takedowns. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo.
Round Three: A lot of clinching this round with Cummings doing the controlling. Jimmo fended off the takedown attempts when Cummings would drop a level but he was still controlled against the cage. Jimmo managed a takedown and quickly slipped to mount. Jimmo stayed tight to Cummings in the mount but landed some good short elbows. Jimmo went for an arm triangle to end the round but Cummings survived. Slow round but Jimmo took over late. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo.
Round Four: Cummings once again worked very hard for a takedown but Jimmo continued to show off his takedown defense by remaining on his feet. Jimmo once again got Cummings down and slipped right to side control. Jimmo easily got to mount and landed some strikes before Cummings was able to escape to side control. Strongest round of the fight for Jimmo. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo.
Round Five: Jimmo did well in striking distance, landing some good kicks but the fight was once again mainly contested in the clinch with Cummings controlling but not doing much damage. Jimmo has good takedown defense but way too content to stay clinched despite having the strength advantage. Jimmo landed a right hand at the end before they clinched as the bell sounded. Tough round to score but I’ll give it to Jimmo for the clean sweep. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Jimmo and the fight 50-45 for Jimmo.
Result: Ryan Jimmo def. Zak Cummings via Unanimous Decision to retain the MFC Light Heavyweight Title
Terry Martin vs. Douglas Lima
Round One: Slow start and then Lima caught Martin with a right hand that dropped Martin to the knee. Lima pounced on Martin, hit him with a couple more punches, and the ref jumped in.
Result: Douglas Lima def. Terry Martin via TKO Round 1 (Punches) to retain the MFC Welterweight Title
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