Garcia Promotions put on Cage Combat 6 Friday night, and as usual, it did not disappoint. There was a ton of great action, little to no violence in the crowd, and plenty of fodder for discussion after the fights.
As far as awards go, our Made to Win “of the Night” awards where all pretty much unanimous as voted on by our team. Fight of the night honors went to James DeHerrera and Carlos Jiminez. There where plenty of candidates but these two guys stood in the middle of the cage for much of this fight and just threw down!
Our Made to Win Knockout of the night was pretty easy to decide because, despite all the great action, there was only 1 knock out on the night, but it was a LEGIT knock out. Kenny Issac dropped a bomb on Joel Haesacke midway through the first round that sent Haesacke tumbling to the mat. Issac didn’t waist any time in following the punch with a couple more shots. This persuit was rewarded with the referee stepping in and stopping the fight.
Our last award, the Made to Win Submission of the night, goes to Oklahoma native Rob Wood. Rob made the trip down from the OK state and turned in a fantastic performance. Wood showed slick BJJ and wrestling and eventually would catch Joel Rivera in an arm triangle and in the night early for the over matched Rivera.
Levi West Wins Controversial Decision
Levi West took on Geoff Neal from Twin Wolves MMA, and got by far the biggest challenge to date in his young career. Neal was strong and aggressive, walking through West’s standup to land big blows throughout the fight. While West fought well and displayed great poise throughout the fight, all three members of TheCageDoor.net’s broadcast team saw the fight going 30-27 for Neal. The judges saw it differently. Two of the three judges saw the fight 29-28 for West, sending Neal home empty handed. The decision was rowdily booed, and a poll of members of the MMA community were all but unanimously in disbelief at the decision. The win puts Levi at 4-0. To his credit, a lot of guys would have turtled up and quit under some of the pressure that was on Levi. He kept up the fight til the end, which could very well be what swayed the judges.
Chris Lopez Dominates In Stoppage Victory
It would be hard to find a much more dominant performance than what Chris Lopez put on Friday night. Of course, after the fight, Lopez was already picking apart his performance. “My standup sucked,” Lopez said. “I don’t know what was wrong with me.” Lopez’s “sucky” standup was enough to overwhelm Alex Melendez. Lopez landed some heavy shots in the standup before finishing with vicious ground and pound. The win moved Lopez to 4-1.
We’ll have a complete photo gallery up vey soon
- John Rodriguez def. Raul Rodriguez by submission (RNC) in Rd 1
- Daniel Everitt def. Ignacio Martinez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Ralph Garcia def. Eric Thompson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Daniel Delgado def. Dat Nguyen by submission (RNC) in Rd 3
- Kenny Issac def. Joel Haesacke by KO (RD 1)
- Rob Wood def. Joel Rivera by submission (Arm Triangle) in Rd 1
- Jeremy Lieder def. Justin Pifer via submission (Armbar) in Rd 2
- James Deherrera def. Carlos Jimenez via submission (Triangle) in Rd 3
- Lucas Orozco def. Eric Caminos via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,30-27)
- Paulina Granados vs Ashley Meza via split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28)
- Chris Lopez def. Alex Melendez via TKO (Ref. Stoppage) in Rd 1.
- Levi West def. Geoffrey Neal via Split Decision