UNIVERSAL FIGHT ALLIANCE MMA
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Universal Fight Alliance 14
Written by J. R. Gordon
Main event: Brett Titus vs. Mike Barreras in a
professional 175 lb. title fight.
Barreras took it to the mat early to work GNP before Letting Titus
stand. They exchanged standing
strikes then Barreras took it to the mat again. Titus scored a sweep but Barreras
escaped and they came to standing.
Once again strikes were traded and Barreras took Titus down and worked
GNP form mount to end the round.
Round two was a series of Barreras scoring takedowns, the fighters
working for position then coming back to standing to again exchange strikes
before Barreras would score another takedown. The referee stopped to warn the
fighters for a rules infraction and Barreras lost a point when after
several warnings he left the
neutral corner. On the restart
Barreras landed a jumping kick then a takedown but Titus set in a tight
guillotine that was defended until the bell ended the round.
Round three went to the mat early by way of a Barreras takedown but Titus
scored a sweep and worked his most solid GNP of the fight.
The referee stopped the fight to check on Barreras’ eye, the Dr.
determined the fight could continue and it did so on the mat.
Barreras worked to standing, and rolled for a kneebar but Titus defended
and set in a guillotine choke that he was able to close off to win the title at
2:27 of round three.
Nathan Gates vs. John Sargent in a 153 lb. professional
fight. Sargent pressed forward
immediately looking for a takedown.
On the mat Gates defended position, took back control, looked for an
armbar then transitioned to setting his hooks and flattening Sargent. With dominant position Gates went back
and forth between GNP and RNC attempts with the end coming by way of TKO sending
Gates home with the win at 1:56.
Chance Riggs vs. Dominick Garkow in a 155 lb.
title fight. The fighters threw
hard strikes to open then Riggs pressured Garkow into the cage to set up an
ankle pick takedown. Riggs worked
GNP from side control then north/south before transitioning to mount where he
continued to strike. Garkow rolled
face down to try to effect an escape but Riggs set in his hooks, flattened his
opponent and set in the RNC to get the title winning tapout at 1:53 of round
Ronnie Tomasek vs. Matt Peckham in a 155 lb.
title fight. The fight went to the
mat immediately by way of a Tomasek takedown and he controlled position from the
top working submission attempts and very hard GNP.
Peckham was active with his guard and set in a tight armbar that was
defended by Tomasek. The referee
stood the fighters when the action slowed and Tomasek got another takedown to
work GNP to end the round. Round
two started with a leg kick from Tomasek that knocked down Peckham.
Peckham tried to stand but Tomasek caught him with a punch that dropped
him. Tomasek closed in, took mount
and worked GNP until he got the title winning TKO at 1:02 of round
Sactchell Yellow Hawk vs. Dominic Plascencia in a
150 lb. fight. The fighters traded
hard punches and kicks before Plascencia tried for a takedown but Yellow Hawk
controlled the fall and took top position to work GNP until the referee stood
the fighters for a back of the head strike form Yellow Hawk.
On the restart the fighters again traded strikes before clinching and
going to the mat where Yellow Hawk controlled position until the round
ended. Round two started with a
missed spinning back fist from Plascencia. The rest of the round played out with
the fighters against the fence where Yellow Hawk controlled position and both
fighters threw knees. Round three
had hard, fast and aggressive strikes from both before Yellow Hawk scored a
takedown. On the mat Yellow Hawk
controlled position and worked GNP to end the fight.
The scorecards were read and the winner by split decision was Sactchell
Moses Izeta vs. Cody Curtis in a 145 lb.
fight. Curtis scored an early
takedown and postured to work solid GNP.
Off of his back Izeta was active looking to recover guard.
Curtis continued to work his striking but Izeta set in a triangle choke
that he got closed off for the win at 2:24 of round
Steven Newman vs. William Clem in a 185 lb.
fight. The fighters traded
punches to start and Clem
initiated the clinch to get a takedown.
On the ground Clem took top position and worked GNP all round while
Newman played defense. Round two
went to the clinch immediately and Clem got head control to work for a
takedown. Newman defended the
takedown so Clem pushed him into the cage, worked knees and dirty boxing to set
up the standing neck crank with the tapout coming at 1:26 of round
“Of The Night” moments:
Submission of the night goes to Chance Riggs for his technical
title winning RNC in round one.
TKO of the night goes to Nathan Gates for his fight winning TKO
flurry of strikes from back control.
Fight of the night goes to Brett Titus and Mike Barreras for
their highly entertaining back and forth crowd pleasing main event
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