CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Warrior One MMA’s “W-1: Reloaded” takes place this evening at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Headlining the 12-bout card is a welterweight match-up between UFC veteran Marcus “The Irish Hand-Grenade” Davis (20-8) and The Ultimate Fighter season 13 semifinalist, Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil (8-4).
In the co-main event, Bellator veteran Luis “Baboon” Palomino (16-7) will clash with submission wizard James Edson “Little Tiger” Berto (16-8-1), who happens to be the brother of IBF welterweight champion boxer Andre Berto.
Also on the card, for the first time in the history of Warrior One, is a women’s 135-pound match-up between Kim “Sugar-Free” Couture (3-5) and World Combat League veteran Suzie Montero (0-0), who is making her pro debut.
Join us here this evening at ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com ) as we provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary of “W-1: Reloaded” starting at approximately 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
“W-1: Reloaded” quick results:
- Chuck O’Neil def. Marcus Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Luis Palomino def. James Edson Berto by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- John Manley def. Sabah Homasi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Allen Arzeno def. Tom Waters by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (3:12)
- Nathon Coy def. Patrick Mikez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Kenny Moss def. Bruno Da Maria by submission (shoulder choke) Rd 2 (1:46)
- Frank Carrillo def. Joseph Watson by knockout (uppercut) Rd 1 (2:37)
- Suzie Montero def. Kim Couture by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Giovanni Brugnoni def. James Wynn by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (:57)
- Michael Trujillo def. Eric Raposo by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (:55)
- Anthony Gravito def. Davaun McKoy by submission (kimura) Rd 3 (2:57)
- Michel Quinones def. Denis Sejdelvski by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
“W-1: Reloaded” play-by-play and commentary:
One of the commentators said, “Everyone on this card is ripped so we know we won’t have any issues with conditioning.” (paraphrase) Seriously? Ever heard of Bobby Lashley guy?
The referee (Jorge Ortiz) was not paying attention, or for some reason just did not notice Davaun McKoy tapping out to Anthony Gravito’s kimura lock. Fortunately, Gravito was able to hang on to it, crank it a bit more and force a second tap. Hopefully, he does not cost anyone a fight here tonight.
Michael Trujillo showed some very nice striking in his pro debut win over Eric Raposo.
(135 lbs.) Kim Couture vs. Suzie Montero
Round 1 – Montero is making her pro debut. Ms. Couture training with the Wand Fight Team now. Long feeling out period. Montero ties her up and pushes her to the cage. Kim gets a body lock. Kim tries to muscle her down but ends up on her back and mounted. Couture escapes and they stand back up. The exchange some words. Couture catches a kick but Montero pushes her to the cage, uses a collar tie and gives Couture some knees to the mid-section. Couture has her own collar tie but Montero gives her some hammerfists to release it. Montero with a body lock, gives Couture a knee to the body. More knees from Montero to the thighs. Couture with a front headlock and taking knees from Montero. Couture lets go of her head and they remain clinched with Montero pushing Couture’s back to the cage. Montero backs out with a couple punches and re-clinches. Ref separates the ladies and restarts them in the center. Body kick from Montero. Front kick from Montero knocks Couture down. She gets right up and Montero pushes her to the cage. They remain clinched until the bell. 10-9 Montero.
Round 2 – Front kick from Couture. Montero tries to muscle Couture to the ground but ends up on her back with Couture inside full guard. Couture postures up tries to throw some punches but Montero defending very well with wrist control and with her legs wrapped around Couture in full guard. Couture stacks her up but just can’t get anything going because of Montero’s wrist control. Couture manages to land a couple hammer fists. Montero looks for an armbar. No dice. Couture lands a couple body shots. Ref calls for activity. Montero punches back from the bottom. Montero kicks Couture off and stands up. Montero looking like a boxer with her head movement and movement. Couture flat footed and eats a leg kick. Couture misses a big right hand. Montero ties her up and pushes Couture to the cage. 10-9 Montero.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Montero. Front kick from Montero. Leg kick from Montero. Jab from Couture. Leg kick from Montero. Front kick from Montero. Front kick Montero. Again. Body kick from Montero. Couture lands a right and Montero ties her up and pushes her to the cage. Ref separates them. Couture doesn’t like the breakage. The ladies are talking to one another. Leg kick from Montero. Again. Couture fires off a couple punches, grabs a collar tie. Knee from Montero to the body. They separate and square up with just over a minute to go. Montero catches a kick and lands a right. She jumps on Couture’s back while she’s still standing. Montero puts her feet down but still has Couture locked up. Couture gets a takedown but Montero locks up a guillotine. 10-9 Couture and 29-28 for Montero as I see it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Suzie Montero def. Kim Couture by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
(180 lbs.) Frank Carrillo vs. Joseph Watson
Round 1 – Alot of fighters are wearing W-1 Fight Gear with no sponsors on them, including these two guys. Long feeling out period. Watson misses a couple jabs. Big leg kick from Carrillo. Watson with couple more jabs. Leg kick from Carrillo. Jab. Jab from Watson. Leg kick from Carrillo. Again. Lots of feeling out here. Big leg kick from Carrillo. Jab from Watson. Right uppercut catches Watson as he looks for a takedown, Watson goes down and much credit to Carrillo who realizes he doesn’t need to do any more punishment although the ref did not jump in right away. Once the ref sees Carrillo back off and put his hands up in celebration, then the ref stops it. Yes, it’s true. This ref is going to get someone hurt here tonight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Frank Carrillo def. Joseph Watson by knockout (uppercut) Rd 1 (2:37)
(170 lbs.) Kenny Moss vs. Bruno Da Maria
Round 1 – Moss has Clay Guida-esque hair and is bouncing around almost as much. Leg kick from Moss. Nice right from Da Maria. Moss with a left, but eats another right. Moss with a head kick, blocked. Moss’ hands are very low. Da Maria catches a kick and pushes Moss against the cage. Moss reverses position but Da Maria regains it, and trips Moss to the ground. Da Maria inside his full guard. Several body shots from Da Maria. Da Maria stands over Moss and lands a right. Moss stands up and lands a right on Da Maria. Right from Da Maria. Nice front kick to the gut from Moss. Then a leg kick and a high kick that is blocked. Jab from Moss. Da Maria catches a leg kick and counters with a right. Left jab from Moss. Moss lands a nice right. Da Maria pushes him to the cage but Moss reverses position and gets the takedown. Moss lands some shots before the bell. 10-9 Moss.
Round 2 – Jab from Moss. Again. Again. Right from Da Maria. He counters a leg kick with a right. Left hook from Moss. Da Maria catches a leg kick and picks Moss up for the slam. Moss sweeps from half guard but Da Maria takes his back. Moss flips him off and ends up in side control. Moves to half guard. Front the camera angle we can’t see it on TV, but apparently Moss drives his shoulder into the throat of Da Maria and he actually taps out. They aren’t showing any replays but apparently he just forced his shoulder into the throat of Da Maria and he tapped out from this.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kenny Moss def. Bruno Da Maria by submission (shoulder choke) Rd 2 (1:46)
They just call it a “submission”, but do not say what kind of submission.
(170 lbs.) Patrick Mikez vs. Nathon Coy
Round 1 – Mikez with a leg kick. Right hand. Flashing a jab. Coy misses a big right. He shoots, gets the takedown but Mikez looks for a kimura, they scramble and Coy ends up on top inside guard. He stands and picks Mikez to his feet as he goes for an armbar. Coy with a takedown, puts some knees into Mikez’s ribs. Mikez goes for an armbar. Coy slams him and escapes the submission. Coy inside full guard now landing some punches. Elbow from Coy. Coy working the ground and pound from inside guard. Coy using his forearm on the throat. Mikez looking for a submission but eats a big right. Round ends with Coy standing over Mikez with punches. Coy 10-9.
Round 2 – Mikez with a leg kick. Coy lands a right. Coy shoots, picks Mikez up for the takedown. Mikez looking for an arm. Coy inside guard. Coy postures up with some punches as Mikez defends. Elbow from Coy followed by more punches. Mikez goes for an armbar but Coy escapes and goes back to the ground and pound. Mikez’s face is a bloody mess now from all the ground and pound. Less than two minutes to go in the round. Mikez looking for an armbar but Coy moves to side control, lands a hammerfist and an elbow. Mikez trying to make something happen gets his feet on the cage but continues to take punishment. 10-9 Coy.
Round 3 – Nice left from Coy, again. Coy shoots and puts Mikez on his back, lands in side control. Mikez gets full guard but begin taking more ground and pound punishment from Coy. They scramble and coy ends up back in side control. North south choke from Coy. Thumbs up from Mikez. He punches Coy in the back as blood pours off his head. Coy gives up on the choke, moves to side control, hopping knee to the ribs. Two minutes to go. Joe Daddy Stevenson is guest commentating now. Mikez gets to his knees and feet but Coy pushes him over and regains side control. Short elbow strikes from Coy and he maintains good control from the top. Knee to the back from Coy. Mikez rolls around but ends up on his back taking more shots. 10-9 and 30-27 for Nathon Coy as I see it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Nathon Coy def. Patrick Mikez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Coy calls AKA the “Silicon Valley Sallys” and says he wants to smash them in his post-fight in-ring interview.
(155 lbs.) Allen Arzeno vs. Tom Waters
Round 1 – High kick from Waters misses. Leg kick from Arzeno is checked. Waters shoots and gets the takedown. Arzeno gets back to his feet but immediately gets scooped back down. Arzeno looks for a kimura but Waters is free, stands up and throws a punch, he shoots, scoops Arzeno’s legs out and puts him on his butt. Arzeno gets to his feet right away but Waters scoops out his legs once again. Arzeno has his back to the cage. Waters picks him up and slams him in the center of the cage so he can’t use the fence to get back up. Arzeno pushed his way back to the cage, gets his feet on it. Waters using ground and pound this whole time. Arzeno gets to his feet, holding Waters’ leg. Waters gets free and immediately takes him back down. One minute to go. Arzeno looking for a kimura. Waters moves to side control. Now moves to mount and lands some punches. Arzeno bucks out, stands up and rocks Waters with a right. Waters shoots, stuffed. Ref lets him up and they square up at the bell. Interesting round to score. Waters 10-9.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Waters. Arzeno circles. Waters shoots, Arzeno looks for a kimura as Waters struggles for the takedown. Arzeno really wants that kimura but unable to find the strength to crank it. Waters puts Arzeno on his butt and struggles to keep him down as Arzeno struggles to stay on his feet. Waters takes him down away from the fence but Arzeno moves back over to the fence and is using it again to get to his feet. Waters hanging onto him this whole time trying to muscle the takedown. It seems Waters got poked in the eye. The ref did not see it, Waters tries to cover up and Arzeno finishes him off with punches. And in case you were wondering, yes, it was referee Jorge Ortiz.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Allen Arzeno def. Tom Waters by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (3:12)
(170 lbs.) John Manley vs. Sabah Homasi
Round 1 – Manley with a jab, they tie up and Manley backs him to the cage. Homasi puts an elbow in his back as he uses an underhook to stop the takedown. Manley pressing him to the cage dropping levels for this takedown and finally gets Homasi down. Homasi gets to his feet but only for a split second. Manley puts him flat on his back and has side control. Homasi recovers half guard. Manley passes to side control and looks to control the head. Homasi gets to his feet but Manley jumps into a guillotine. Homasi pops his head out and is now inside full guard. Homasi lays on some ground and pound as Manley tries to defend and fight back from the bottom. Big elbows from Homasi. Homasi finishes out the round with a few hammerfists. 10-9 Homasi.
Round 2 – Manley backs Homasi up with punches, gets the takedown. Homasi looks for a kimura but Manley escapes and starts with the ground and pound from inside full guard. He maintains this position for quite awhile landing several punches. Three minutes to go. Homasi gets half guard momentarily, now back to full guard. Manley postures up, moves to side control and puts some elbows in Homasi’s ribs. Homasi explodes to his feet but Manley immediately shoots. Homasi locks on a guillotine but Manley pops his head out and drops down some elbows. Manley rides out the round inside full guard doing ground and pound. 10-9 Manley.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Homasi with a leg kick and Manley shoots, presses him into the cage. Homasi looking for a kimura, tries to explode with it but ends up on his back with Manley picking up where the last round left off. Manley in half guard and goes back to ground and pound dropping elbows and punches and elbows to the ribs. Manley controlling good from the top, drops more elbows as he moves to side control. Manley mounts beautifully and is punishing Homasi with punches and elbows. Homasi gets his feet on the cage and flips himself out from under Manley. Manley immediately shoots. Homasi grabs his neck guillotine style. He lets his neck go and starts looking for a kimura as Manley continually presses him to the cage. Manley uses his right leg to trip Homasi to his back. Manley in half guard, drops some elbows and takes the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28. Manley is part of Gonzaga’s Team Link in Ludlow, Mass.
OFFICIAL RESULT: John Manley def. Sabah Homasi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
(155 lbs.) Luis Palomino vs. James Edson Berto
Round 1 – Leg kick from Baboon. Berto backs Palomino up. Baboon circles to the center. Leg kick from Baboon. Berto throws a head kick and it parts Palomino’s hair as he tilts his head. Baboon with a head kick that is blocked. Berto looks much bigger. Leg kick from Baboon. Again and it buckles Berto to the ground. Palomino jumps into an armbar but Berto is out and they are back up. Leg kick from Baboon. They each miss a leg kick. Berto blocks a combo. Berto throws a head kick but Baboon times a leg kick and knocks him down. Berto with a left hook to the head scores. Body shot. Baboon with a Superman punch off the cage that misses but he throws two more punches behind it and clips Berto. He shoots and pushes Berto against the cage. Baboon tries to muscle him to the ground but Berto stands firm. Baboon backs out. Leg kick from Berto. He just misses a wheel kick. 10-9 Baboon.
Round 2 – Baboon throws a combo and a kick but nothing lands solid as Berto blocks and dodges. Leg kick from Baboon. Berto misses a leg kick. Leg kick counter from Baboon. Jumping switch kick from Baboon. Berto with a leg kick. Berto shoots, stuffed. Berto with a leg kick. Again. Berto lands a head kick that slaps loudly. Baboon takes it. Leg kick from Baboon. One two from Berto. Baboon sticks out his chin, lands a leg kick. Baboon gets poked in the eye and the ref does nothing. Fortunately Berto gave him a little time. They trade some big shots and Baboon shoots quickly, presses Berto to the cage. This is a fun fight. They jocky for position. Close round. Thank goodness they are using a hammer now for the 10 second notice. 10-9 Berto.
Round 3 – Berto has been out of action for a year and a half. He is quick but so is Baboon. Baboon with a Superman punch and a left hook. Baboon makes Berto miss a leg kick. Body shot from Baboon. Inside leg kick from Berto. Berto shoots, sprawl from Baboon and he puts Berto on his back, ends up in half guard. He drops some elbows. Berto explodes to his feet. Inside leg kick from Berto. Wish this was a five rounder. Big leg kick from Berto spins Baboon around. Flying knee from Baboon lands on the chin and rocks Berto. Baboon follows up with a left right but Berto seems okay. Leg kick from Berto. One two from Berto and Baboon gets out of the way. Baboon finishes with a big Capoiera kick at the bell. 10-9 and 29-28 for Baboon as I see it.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Luis Palomino def. James Edson Berto by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
(170 lbs.) Marcus Davis vs. Chuck O’Neil
Round 1 – Huge fight for O’Neil. On paper, Davis should have NO trouble at all with O’Neil. But you just never know. Remember “Trashbag Charley”? Touch gloves. They tie up. Davis backs O’Neil against the cage. Davis looks much stronger than O’Neil physically, but O’Neil trips him to the ground and Davis bounces right up. Knee from O’Neil to the body. Davis turns O’Neil around, tries to muscle O’Neil to the ground but O’Neil defends it well. They remain clinched as we go under the three minute mark. They separate and move to the center. One two from Davis. Leg kick from Davis. Davis swings and misses. They tie up. Davis backs out. Body kick from Davis. High kick from O’Neil is blocked. Body head from Davis. Davis gets underhooks as he presses O’Neil to the cage. Davis with a body lock and he puts O’Neil on his back. O’Neil sweeps him though and is inside full guard. Elbow from Davis off his back. Again. O’Neil stands up and lands a couple right hands to the face. O’Neil ends the round on top. That punch cut Davis and he’s bleeding (Davis cuts very easy). I think O’Neil took that round with that sweep and punch 10-9.
Round 2 – Head kick from O’Neil is blocked. Left hook from O’Neil. Right and a leg kick from O’Neil. Davis steps in and misses a big uppercut. Body kick from O’Neil. They trade leg kicks. Right hand and a body kick from O’Neil. I’m very impressed with O’Neil here. Davis takes O’Neil down. He throws up a triangle but Davis pulls out. Davis inside full guard bleeding onto O’Neil. O’Neil somehow gets Davis off balance and makes it to his feet. Knee to the body from the clinch by O’Neil. Davis with a trip takedown. Davis on top in half guard with body punches. Davis controlling the action here by laying on O’Neil. Not doing any damage but winning this round right now. Davis with a couple body shots and he stands up. Davis comes down with a punch and O’Neil tries to lock up a triangle. Up kick from O’Neil scores. Davis did really very little from top. But he should still take the round 10-9.
Round 3 – O’Neil lands a nice one two. His hands look good against a former pro boxer. O’Neil lands a nice knee. Left hand from Davis. He pushes O’Neil to the cage. Davis gets another takedown and lands in half guard. O’Neil puts his feet on the cage and holds Davis in half guard preventing him from advancing position. O’Neil preventing any damage so far. Davis laying and praying right now. O’Neil just almost swept Davis. Ref stands them up. Good job. They tie up and O’Neil gets the takedown. That was huge. O’Neil gets full mount as Davis tries to sweep. Big right elbow from O’Neil hurts Davis and he gives up his back. Davis is bleeding badly and there is a huge puddle of blood. O’Neil starts looking for the choke, he has both hooks in. It is a very bad cut, one of the worst we have seen. Davis and the mat is covered in red. It looks like a murder scene. His face is completely covered in red. The ref stops it to check the cut. They restart it after checking it out with O’Neil on Davis’ back with hooks in and O’Neil lands several punches before the bell sounds. Chuck O’Neil just won this fight guys. 10-9 for O’Neil as I see it. and 29-28 for the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chuck O’Neil def. Marcus Davis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
O’Neil says he has always respected Davis and was the main event when Chuck made his pro debut.
Here’s a few low-res photos of the final bloody moments of the main event between Davis and O’Neil: