Gameness Fighting Championships was back in action again on Saturday August 8th with “GFC 4” at the Tennessee Sports Arena in Nashville, Tenn. PRO MMA (promma.info) was cage side for a full night of MMA including 13 fights, one of which determined the GFC Bantamweight Title, featuring a main event between NMMA fighter Dustin Ortiz and Chris Wright.
Also on hand as a guest referee was professional fighter Jon Murphy (4-3) who was recently featured on Bully Beatdown with Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
Jeremy Boczulac defeats Robert Thornton by TKO at 1:51 of Round 1.
DJ Loveless defeats Gregory Taylor by TKO at 3:12 of Round 1.
Marciel Rosa defeats James Adcock via submission (RNC) at 2:06 of Round 1.
Justin Bardo defeats Jamal Turner via submission (RNC) at 3:25 of Round 1.
Corey Smith defeats Forrest Beard by TKO at 2:15 of Round 1.
Andrew Henry defeats Robert Coulter by submission (kimura) at 3:30 of Round 1.
Sean Pulizzano defeats Chris Ramos via submission (triangle) in Round 1.
Spencer Scrivner defeats Jasoni Turner via submission (arm triangle) at 1:16 of Round 1.
Pedro Escalante defeats Sam Brown by unanimous decision (29-29, 18-20, 18-20)
Mike Hackney defeats Pedro Diaz by submission (guillotine) at 0:47 of Round 1.
Adolfo Vega-Martinez defeats James “Chico” Davis via submission (armbar) at 0:56 of Round 1.
Dhiego Lima defeats Dante Lawson via TKO at 0:16 of Round 1.
Dustin Ortiz defeats Chris Wright by split decision (19-18, 19-18, 18-19), for the 135 pound title
Jeremy Boczulac vs. Robert Thornton – Light Heavyweight bout
Missed kick by Thornton to start. Thornton throws another that lands, but Boczulac grabs the leg and gets the take down. Both fighters work their way back to their feet, and clinch, with Thornton looking for a guillotine. Boczulac changes levels and gets the double leg takedown. Thornton locks up a
guillotine but Boczulac is working to pass guard.
Boczulac passes to side control and starts landing big shots. Thornton covering up with Boczulac dropping big shots to Thornton’s face. Thornton is turtled up and not defending himself as Boczulac continues to drop punches forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight. Jeremy Boczulac defeats Robert Thornton by TKO at 1:51 of Round 1.
Gregory Taylor vs. DJ Loveless – Welterweight bout
Taylor with a leg kick and a big right hand that buckles Loveless. They clinch and Taylor delivers a big knee to the body of Loveless. Taylor is moving forward throwing big shots. Both fighters clinch, and Taylor works the fight to the ground and ends up in full guard.
Loveless goes for a gogoplata but Taylor powers out of the sub attempt. Taylor lands some punches forcing Loveless to roll and give up his back. Back and forth with sweeps, as both scramble for position. Loveless is on top briefly, before Taylor reverses. Taylor quickly passes to side mount.
Taylor transitions to mount but gets sloppy as Loveless rolls, and loses top position.
Loveless now on top and in the full guard of Taylor. Big right hand from Loveless, and he passes to halfguard immediately. Both fighters stand and Loveless gets the takedown and ends up in full mount.
Loveless dropping huge shots from the mount, and the referee steps in and stops it. DJ Loveless defeats Gregory Taylor by TKO at 3:12 of Round 1.
James Adcock vs. Marciel Rosa – Featherweight bout
Rosa with the big kick and follows up with a big right hand. Adcock changes levels and goes for the double leg takedown and gets it. Rosa going for the armbar, then transitions to a triangle attempt. It looks tight but Adcock is still fighting and gets out.
Adcock gives up position on top and goes for the guillotine, but gets mounted. Rosa transitions to Adcock’s back and flattens him out, locking in the RNC. Adcock still fighting it off, but it’s locked in tightly, forcing the tap from Adcock. Marciel Rosa defeats James Adcock via submission (RNC) at 2:06 of Round 1.
Justin Bardo vs. Jamal Turner – Middleweight bout
Turner with some big punches, and both fighters clinch. Bardo gets the trip takedown, but ends up in a guillotine. Bardo fights out and works to mount.
Bardo landing huge shots from the top now. Bardo with a huge left hand that stuns Turner. Turner works his way back to his feet, but Bardo gets the double and a huge slam to the mat. Bardo on top, and transitions to Turner’s back and flattens him out, but works too high and ends up on his back.
Turner now on top, throwing some punches from the top. Bardo kicks him off and works back to his feet. Turner going for the guillotine again, but Bardo passes again and is now dropping big shots. Full mount for Bardo and he’s dropping huge right hands, forcing Turner to give up his back. Bardo flattens him out and locks in a fight ending RNC. Justin Bardo defeats Jamal Turner via submission (RNC) at 3:25 of Round 1.
Forrest Beard vs. Corey Smith – Welterweight bout
Beard misses with his jab, and Smith counters with a big right hand. A brief exchange forces Beard to look to go to the ground as Smith lands another shot.
Both fighters scramble but Beard ends up on his back. He gives up his back and Smith is dropping huge right hands that go unanswered from Beard, and the referee steps in to stop the fight. Corey Smith defeats Forrest Beard by TKO at 2:15 of Round 1.
Andrew Henry vs. Robert Coulter – Lightweight bout
Coulter misses with the kick to start. Inside leg kick by Henry. Henry shoots for the takedown but is stuffed, and Coulter is now on top in half guard. Henry works out from the bottom and almost gets Coulter’s back, before retaining full guard.
Henry looking for the kimura from the bottom. Henry still working on the arm, but Coulter is defending well, landing some body shots from the top. Coulter throwing right hands to the head of Henry now, as Henry is still working on the arm of Coulter.
Henry now looking for a triangle attempt, but transitions quickly to another kimura attempt. The arm is fully extended and Coulter is forced to tap. Andrew Henry defeats Robert Coulter by submission (kimura) at 3:30 of Round 1.
Sean Pulizzano vs. Chris Ramos – Middleweight bout
Ramos misses with a big shot early, and Pulizzano gets the takedown but is reversed with Ramos on top.
Pulizzano is controlling Ramos’s posture, and goes for the armbar, before transitioning to the triangle. Pulizzano locks in the triangle, and Ramos is defending but is in trouble. Ramos survives a few more seconds but finally taps. Sean Pulizzano defeats Chris Ramos via submission (triangle) in Round 1.
Spencer Scrivner vs. Jasoni Turner – 150 lb. bout
Scrivner immediately shoots and gets the double leg takedown and ends up in side mount. Knees to the body from Scrivner, and he works to full mount position.
Scrivner dropping huge shots now as Turner is looking to survive. Scrivner then transitions to the head and arm choke forcing a tap from Turner. Spencer Scrivner defeats Jasoni Turner via submission (arm triangle) at 1:16 of Round 1.
Sam Brown vs. Pedro Escalante – 215 lb. bout
Escalante and Brown exchange with Escalante landing a big knee. It’s a slugfest with both guys standing toe to toe throwing hands. Escalante mixing in kicks with his punches, but is starting to gas.
Brown lands a big 5 punch combo, but Escalante is countering with shots of his own. Brown pushes Escalante up against the cage and is working on a single. He earns the take down and is in Escalante’s full guard. Brown postures up for a few punches, but Escalante is defending well. Escalante working a high guard looking for a submission attempt.
Escalante rolls giving up his back, and Brown is working to get his hooks in. Escalante stands and takes him for a ride before they disengage. Back to the slugfest with both guys dropping
Brown goes to the plum clinch for a few knees that land solidly. Both fighters are bloodied now as they face off in the center of the cage. Escalante lands a huge body shot, but Brown counters with a big right hand. Escalante now getting the better of the stand up and Brown is bloodied. A timeout is called by the ref briefly, and Brown is given his mouthpiece back, as the bell sounds on Round 1.
Escalante lands a nice jab followed by a right, but Brown is right back in the game with a big punch of his own. Both fighters are breathing heavily. Escalante with a low kick, and Brown goes for the takedown against the cage. Escalante lands a flush knee to the midsection of Brown from the clinch.
Brown gets the take down, and quickly passes to side mount, then takes Escalante’s back. Nice roll from Escalante as he escapes back to his feet.
Stiff jab lands from Escalante, and Brown follows with a three punch combo and is stalking Escalante. Escalante recovers and lands a kick to the body of Brown. Both fighters exchange jabs, and both are visibly fatigued. Escalante working his jab nicely with Brown stalking him.
Escalante with a big 1-2 combo, but Brown walks right through it. Escalante again with the combo, then gets the take down. Brown works high, looking for a triangle attempt but Escalante postures and steps away as the bell sounds. Great action!! Pedro Escalante defeats Sam Brown by unanimous decision (29-29, 18-20, 18-20)
Mike Hackney vs. Pedro Diaz – Middleweight bout
Hackney with a huge low kick, and then to the plum clinch. Hackney with devastating knees. Huge trip takedown by Hackney and he locks up the guillotine. Diaz is done, and the fight is over. Mike Hackney defeats Pedro Diaz by submission (guillotine) at 0:47 of Round 1.
James “Chico” Davis vs. Adolfo Vega-Martinez – Welterweight bout
Vega-Martinez throws first, and Davis steps in and gets the takedown. Davis on top, and Vega-Martinez looks for the arm bar. Davis picks Vega-Martinez up and slams him, but Vega-Martinez transitions to the side still holding the arm and extends it tightly getting the tap. Adolfo Vega-Martinez defeats James “Chico” Davis via submission (armbar) at 0:56 of Round 1.
Dante Lawson vs. Dhiego Lima – Middleweight bout
Lima goes for the high kick but slips, he scrambles and gets on top and drops huge shots to the head of Lawson and the ref steps in and stops it. Dhiego Lima defeats Dante Lawson via TKO at 0:16 of Round 1.
Dustin Ortiz vs. Chris Wright – Bantamweight title bout
Wiright comes forward fast and Ortiz looks for the takedown. Wright locks in the guillotine and has Ortiz locked up in his guard. Ortiz briefly stands but Wright pulls guard still holding onto the guillotine.
Ortiz scrambles and is back on his feet but his head is still locked up. Wright goes for the
standing guillotine then pulls guard. Ortiz survives and works free and is now in Wright’s full guard. Ortiz gets the crucifix and is landing shots. Wright rolls and gives up his back and Ortiz is landing big shots, but is warned for hitting in the back of the head.
Wright is free, and shoots for the take down, but Ortiz maintains control and gets the fight to the ground. Ortiz on top, with Wright working the rubberguard from his back. Wright is controlling
Ortiz’s posture with the high guard, but Ortiz eventually passes to side mount then to full mount.
Wright rolls, and gives up his back, but he turns into him and stands. Wright lands a nice kick and wings a big right hand that misses. Wright comes forward with a nice body shot, and Ortiz counters with a kick. Ortiz takes it to the cage and works the takedown at the bell.
Ortiz misses with the right hand, and Wright counters with a two punch combo. Big right hand from Wright stuns Ortiz as he looks to shoot. Wright connects again, but is taken to the ground, with Ortiz in his guard. Wright kicks off and gets back to his feet.
Inside leg kick by Ortiz. Overhand right misses by Wright, and Ortiz shoots in for the take down against the cage. Ortiz on top, and Wright is looking for the guillotine again, but Ortiz is out quickly
and moves to sidemount. Shots to the body from Ortiz now as he is controlling position from the top.
Wright rolls and Ortiz transitions to his back and is looking to finish with the RNC. Wright is flattened out and Ortiz has the choke sunk in deep. Wright is working free but is still in trouble as he
rolls and is flattened out. Ortiz looking to finish but lands a shot flush to the back of Wright’s head. The ref steps in and stops the action and the crowd thinks it’s over.
The temporary stoppage is for the shot in the back of the head, and Wright is given up to five minutes to recover.
Back to the action as Wright lands a three punch combo. Ortiz goes to the clinch, and both fighters are looking to get the takedown at the bell. We are going to the cards to determine who will be the Bantanweight Champion. Dustin Ortiz defeats Chris Wright by split decision (19-18, 19-18, 18-19).