KENTUCKY – Hardrock MMA 32 takes place tonight at the Eagle Lake Convention Center in Lawrenceburg, KY. Featuring sixteen amateur fights (four title fights) and two professional fights, this is Hardrock MMA’s first trip to Lawrenceburg.
In the main event, Josh Clark (4 Seasons) will face Bobby Carter (Team Animal). All predictions for the fight have it ending in the first couple minutes as both guys have plenty of knockout power.
ProMMAnow.com will be providing live results for all of the fights, and play-by-play for the amateur title fights, and professional fights.
Hardrock MMA 32 Quick Results:
Robert Williams vs. Frank Alguera – Frank Alguera wins by TKO (strikes) at 2:35 of Round 2.
Oleg Nesenchuk vs. Alex Chism – Oleg Nesenchuk wins via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Mike Marripodi vs. Joe Kidd – Mike Marripodi wins by submission (strikes) at 1:54 of Round 1.
Richard Tunstill vs. Danny Kelly – Danny Kelly wins by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
James Sullivan vs. Cody Lynn – James Sullivan wins by submission (strikes) at 2:20 of Round 2.
Justin Collett vs. Brandon Yocum – Brandon Yocum wins by TKO (strikes) at 1:24 of Round 1.
Dustin Short vs. Quinton Parks – Dustin Short wins by TKO (strikes) at :13 of Round 2.
Montez Jordan vs. Zaldy Tabontabon – Montez Jordan wins by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Adam Baker vs. Chris Perkins – Chris Perkins wins by submission (armbar) at 1:04 of Round 1.
Michael Ricketts vs. Will Bunge – Will Bunge wins by submission (armbar) at 2:06 of Round 1.
Derik Byrd vs. Tyrelle Olding - Tyrelle Olding wins by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28).
Shawn Woodyard vs. Alvin Miller – Shawn Woodyard wins by submission (triangle choke) at 2:04 of Round 3.
Zane Powell vs. Andrew Fogg – Andrew Fogg wins by submission (strikes) at :45 in Round 2 to remain the Hardrock MMA amateur Heavyweight champ.
Chancellor Edmonson vs. Jason Jones – Jason Jones wins by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Brandon Cothern vs. Bryce Petoskey – Bryce Petoskey wins by submission (armbar) at 1:30 of Round 2 to become the new Hardrock MMA amateur Flyweight Champion.
Bryan Ramsey vs. Michael Seals – Michael Seals wins by submission (kimura) at :44 of Round 2 to remain the Hardrock amateur Welterweight Champion.
BJ Robinson vs. Jeremy Philpot – BJ Robinson wins by TKO (strikes) at 2:37 of Round 1 to become the new Caged Inferno amateur Lightweight title.
Bobby Carter vs. Josh Clark – Josh Clark wins by TKO (strikes) at 2:11 of Round 2.
Hardrock MMA 32 play-by-play
Zane Powell vs. Andrew Fogg
This fight is for the Hardrock MMA amateur Heavyweight title. Powell, the challenger, fights out of Team Animal. Fogg, the defending champ, fights out of Reaction MMA in Lexington, KY.
Round 1 – Fogg shoots almost right off the bat and presses Powell against the cage. Fogg lands a body shot followed by two more. Fogg lands two more body shots and Powell scores with a knee to the head. Fogg gets Powell down and starts ground and pound and lands a knee to the body. Fogg lands more head shots, keeping Powell pressed against the cage. Powell works his way tot his feet and Fogg lands another short body shot. Powell hooks up Fogg’s head but Fogg works his down against and lands more head shots and another knee to the body. Powell gets back up and the two trade head shots. Powell lands a knee to the head and Fogg another body shot as the round expires. ProMMAnow.com scores that round 10-9 for Fogg.
Round 2 – Fogg with a jab starts the round, followed by a pair of leg kicks. Fogg shoots in but Powell defends, moving for a guillotine but falls and lets Fogg’s head go and Fogg quickly gets mount and starts landing head shots, until Powell waves the ref in to stop the fight.
Andrew Fogg wins by submission (strikes) at :45 in Round 2 to remain the Hardrock MMA amateur Heavyweight champ.
Chancellor Edmonson vs. Jason Jones (Pro)
Round 1 – Edmonson circles with his hands down, taunting Jones to move in. Jones goes in and Edmonson lands a right but Jones gets the takedown. Jones lands shots from the bottom and tries to work the rubber guard. Jones moves into side control, and transitions to mount, then starts landing shots from the top. Jones postures up and lands a couple short shots. Jones tries to keep him from posturing up but Jones continues to lands short punches from the top. Jones rolls off the side and goes for an armbar but Edmonson stands and pulls out then comes back down landing shots. Jones transitions to a triangle then takes the top position but Edmonson gets out and stands. Jones looks for a single leg but Edmonson sprawls and lands elbows to the head and body shots from the top. Jones tries to complete the takedown but Edmonson ties him up on the way down. Jones lands a couple elbows to the head and body from the top position. The ref warns Jones to advance his top position. Jones lands more short shots and moves Edmonson over to the cage as the round expires. A good rally by Edmonson there at a couple points, but I believe Jones will see the better end of the scorecards in that round, 10-9.
Round 2 – They touch gloves and Edmonson drops Jones with a leg kick. Edmonson lands a number of head shots from the top, and a couple short elbows to the head. They stand and Jones goes for a double leg but Edmonson defends and lands more shots from the top. Jones hooks his hands around Edmonson’s ankles and scores the takedown, then quickly moves to side control. Jones pins one of Edmonson’s arms, but Edmonson gets it free and pulls guard. Edmonson appears to be talking to Jones’s corner. Jones lands a short head shot and the referee warns them to stay active. Jones lands three body shots from the top, followed by four more. Edmonson lands an elbow to the head from the bottom and keeps Jones tied up preventing him from posturing up. Jones lands a body/head combo and Edmonson spits out of his mouthpiece. The ref stands them up. Edmonson misses with a jab and Jones works for a takedown as Edmonson lands shots from the top. Jones getse the takedown and one of the fighters loses his mouthpiece again. Jones lands a short body shot but Edmonson is doing a good job of keeping him mostly neutralized. Jones lands a head shot followed by another, but neither seem to have much power behind them. The ref stands them back up and gives Edmonson his mouthpiece back. Edmonson grazes Jones with a leg kick as the round expires. I think Jones’s control from the top will see him win that round 10-9.
Round 3 – Edmonson misses with a combo and Jones scores another double-leg takedown. Edmonson pulls guard and the two trade shots on the ground, Jones getting the better of the exchange. The ref warns them to stay active. Jones continues to land head shots from teht op and Edmonson loses his mouthpiece again. Edmonson tells Jones “Come on, you’ve got more than that”. Jones lands four body shots, Edmonson sneaks in a couple short head shots from the bottom, and it’s more of the same as the round expires. Not much action in that round, and I have Jones winning the round 10-9, and the fight.
Jason Jones wins by Unanimous Decision. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Brandon Cothern vs. Bryce Petoskey
This fight is for the Hardrock amatuer Flyweight title (vacant).
Round 1 – Cothern feints with two kicks then lands a good head shot. The two go down but are quickly back up and Petoskey quickly transitions to a kneeling guillotine, but lets it go and Cothern moves for a single-leg takedown. Petoskey defends the takedown, but Cothern manages to get him down. Petoskey moves to stand and works his way back to his feet but Cothern pulls him back down. Cothern gets a leg on one of Petoskey’s arms, but Petoskey gets his arm free. Petoskey works for an omoplata, but Cothern turns over and gets his arm free. Petoskey moves for a triangle then an armbar as the round expires. Cothern’s top control will likely see him winning that round 10-9.
Round 2 – Cothern lands a body shot and Petoskey a hook as the round starts. Cothern gets Petoskey down and moves to side control and Petoskey turns and pulls guard. Cothern lands a body shot and Petoskey moves his leg up for a triangle. Petoskey can’t get his foot locked under the back of his knee but is also working for a kimura, and transitions to an armbar and rolls Cothern out, securing the tap.
Bryce Petoskey wins by submission (armbar) at 1:30 of Round 2 to become the new Hardrock MMA amateur Flyweight Champion.
Bryan Ramsey vs. Michael Seals
This fight is for the Hardrock amateur Welterweight title. Ramsey, the challenger, fights out of Vinsey MMA. Seals, the defending Champ, fights out of 4 Seasons.
Round 1 – Ramsey reaches out with a couple jabs, not connecting, but testing range. Ramsey moves in for a takedown but Seals spins him around and puts him down against the cage. Seals looks to be moving for a choke but then lets go to keep Ramsey down. Seals pushes Ramsey’s head down and spins around to the north-south position. The stand and Seals lands a solid knee to the head. Seals reaches down and gets one of Ramsey’s legs, scoring the takedown. Seals sneaks in a couple short headshots, but Ramsey defends well. Ramsey tries to back off, but Seals goes for a guillotine, pushing Ramsey down and back against the cage before letting the choke go to land head shots. Seals lands a couple more short head shots as the round expires. Not too much action in that round, and Seals should see 10-9 easily.
Round 2 – Seals reaches in with a jab but it falls short. Grazes Ramsey with a head kick and Ramsey comes back in with a two-punch combo before Seals scores the takedown. Seals moves into side control, and then simultaneously works for an inverted crucifix position while securing a kimura for the tap.
Michael Seals wins by submission (kimura) at :44 of Round 2 to remain the Hardrock amateur Welterweight Champion.
BJ Robinson vs. Jeremy Philpot
This fight is for the Caged Inferno amateur Lightweight title. Robinson, the challenger, fights out of Team Zombie. Philpot, the defending champ of the now-defunct organization, fights out of Middlesboro MMA.
Round 1 – Philpot lands a light leg kick to start the action. A second and Robinson moves in firing body shots and taking Philpot down. They work back to the feet and Robinson are back down to theground quickly. Philpot rolls to his stomach and Robinson lands multiple shots before standing and allowing Philpot up. Robinson lands a leg kick and left, then knee to the body before backing off again. Robin lands a jab then a pair of leg kicks and left that knocks Philpot down. Robinson backs off and lets him up again and they trade leg kicks . Robinson grazes him with a hook and pushes Philpot against the cage. Philpot looks for a knee to the head but misses and lands a leg kick. Robinson gets him against the cage, drops Philpot with a shot and lands more before backing off and allowing Philpot to stand again. Robinson blitzes Philpot again and lands a big knee to the head that drops Philpot and has the referee moving in to stop the fight.
BJ Robinson wins by TKO (strikes) at 2:37 of Round 1 to become the new Caged Inferno amateur Lightweight Champion.
Bobby Carter vs. Josh Clark
Round 1 – Touch of the gloves and we’re off. Clark looks for a jab and Carter a tow punch combo. Clark clinches up and Carter pushes him against the cage. Carter lands a pair of body shots and thena a knee to the body. Clark looks for the single leg takedown and Carter two headshots from the top. Clark legs go of the leg and lands a knee to the body. They trade body shots, Clark pressing Carter against the cage. Trading more short shots and Clark quickly goes down and scores a single leg takedown. Both are landing short shots, staying busy. Clark stands and Carter gets up, then goes down on one knee to prevent getting knee in the head. Clark lands two knees to his legs and then stands and they separate. Clark lands a leg kick and Carter answers with a trio of punches. they go down and Carter moves into side control, Clark trying to get guard. Clark puts his feet on Clark’s hips and Carter lands a good elbow to the body from the top. Clark reverses position and tries to land big shots from the top. Clark briefly stands but then goes back down and lands a couple shots to Carter’s head. Carter rolls and Clark briefly takes his back but then they stand and Carter drops, looking for a double leg takedown. Clark scoops out one of Carter’s legs and reverses, then both stand and land one last shot each as the round expires. I’d have to give that round to Clark 10-9 due to his more consistent control.
Round 2 – Clark lands a good body shot to start and follows it with a leg kick. Clark shoots in but Carter stuff it and lands a knee to the head. Clark lands another leg kick and Carter rushes in, landing a two punch combo and another knee to the head. Clark goes down but Carter motions for him to stand. They trade big hooks and Carter pushes Clark against the cage, kneeing Clark’s legs. Carter moves for a single leg but Clark defends and when Carter does get him down, Clark ends up on top. Clark lands a pair of hammer fists from the top and Carter is warned to protect himself as Clark continues to land more hammer fists. Carter gets a hand behind his head to protect it but Clark sneaks in a big punch that flattens out Carter. Clark lands two more punches before the ref moves in to stop it.
Josh Clark wins by TKO (strikes) at 2:11 of Round 2.