Written By: Barry Laminack
Back for their third show in Houston and their sixth overall, the IXFA returned to the Verizon Wireless theatre on Saturday February 26, 2011. A sold out crowd (the third straight MMA sell out in Houston) was treated to a total of 8 stoppages, 7 of them of the KO/TKO variety.
Gilbert Jiminez, Josh Foster, Shaw Machado, Jared Taylor, Marc Ramirez, Ike Villaneuva and Derrick Lewis all turned in TKO victories on the night. Jiminez, Ramirez, Villaneuva and Lewis would get their wins in the first, while Foster Machado and Taylor would only need two rounds to earn their victory.
The lone submission of the night came from Andrew Craig, who showed he’s just as slick on the ground as he is standing. Craig was able to catch Kirk early in the second, and once he had it locked it, it was only a matter of time
Only two fights went the distance, those being Pat Bierschwale vs Jeremy Morris and Larry Crowe vs Jordan Clissold. Bierschwale won a split decision in his pro debut. An amateur main stay, Bierschwale is sure to be in th mix at 170 in the future. Larry “Tae Kwon” Crowe improved to 3-1 with his unanimous decision win over the tough and resilient Jordan Clissold.
The award winners for the night were Shawn Machado and Tony Orozco winning fight of the night, Andrew Craig winning Submission of the night and Marc Ramirez winning KO of the night.
Gilbert Jiminez def. Alex Black via TKO in Rd 1
Josh Foster def. Terrance Ferguson via KO in Rd 2
Pat Bierschwale def. Jeremy Morris via split decision
Shawn Machado def. Tony Orozco via TKO Rd 1
Jared Taylor def. Jason Sullivan via KO Rd 1
Larry Crowe def. Jordan Clissold via U.D.
Mark Ramirez def. Cody Hofstatter via KO Rd 1
Andrew Craig def. Jon Kirk via Submission (Triangle) Rd 2
Ike Villanueva def. Lex Pappas via TKO Rd 1
Derrick Lewis def. Taylor Hebert via TKO Rd 1
Terrance Ferguson was taken to the hospital, but Richard Burmaster (B3 Sports/1560 AM’s “The Mount”) reports that Ferguson is OK and has already said he would like a rematch. Ferguson was kept over night for observation.
Speaking of rematches, Jon Kirk asked for one and Andrew Craig said yes, but lets see if the happens.
Jimmy Flick and Humberto DeLeon squared off in the cage to make their April 23 bout official. No love lost between these two.
Adam Schindler announced to the crowd that he would be fighting for Bellator in their Featherweight tournament. Read about it here.
Enjoy the pics!
Pat Bierschwale vs Jeremy Morris
Tony Orozco vs Shawn Machado
Marc Ramirez vs Cody Hofstatter