Edmonton, Alberta (Canada): It was a night filled with finishes at Aggression MMA’s fight event in Edmonton this past Saturday, February, 11th, as the AMMA fighters did what they do best: entertain. Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (17-4) secured his fifth victory in his last six fights, while Victor “The Matrix” Valimaki (17-8) ended a three-fight skid with his first win since 2009. In addition, top prospects “Big Bad” Stephen Beaumont (5-0), Sheldon Westcott (6-1-1), and Luke Harris (7-1-0-1) all grabbed big submission victories. The standing room-only crowd witnessed incredible fight action, and in the end, it set the tone for a big 2012 for Aggression MMA.
“What an awesome night of fights! From Ryan Ford to Victor Valimaki to Luke Harris…all our guys really laid it on the line for the fans,” said Aggression MMA Co-Owner Harvey Panesar. “The standard has been set for 2012, and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure we raise it at every event.”
“The fight went well,” said Luke Harris. “I planned to stand and bang a bit more, but it’s hard to pass up a submission opportunity when it comes up. Next, I plan to fight again as soon as possible. After that, it’s the BJJ Pan-Ams. I’m planning on a very active year.”
Here are some of the highlights of AMMA 9:
- Victor Valimaki earned a shot at the Aggression light heavyweight belt with his TKO win.
- Matt Bagshaw showed his grappling skills with his brutal heel-hook submission of Greg Welsh in the unofficial “Submission of the Night.”
- After his rear-naked choke submission victory over Nick Heynen, Stephen Beaumont asked Aggression MMA officials for a shot at the AMMA lightweight title. His request was granted.
“We are very proud of our fighters,” stated Aggression MMA Co-Owner Moin Mirza. “Every fight had a decisive finish, and I can’t really think of a better way to send fight fans home happy. If this past weekend’s event was any indication, it’s going to be a big year for Aggression MMA.
“But it’s time for certain Aggression fighters to step up their level of competition. Stephen Beaumont showed he’s ready for the next step and I’m hoping other guys will follow suit.”
Here are the full results of the night’s fights:
Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford defeated Ricky Goodall via TKO (elbows) at 3:37 of the 1st round
Victor “The Matrix” Valimaki defeated Tim Chemelli via TKO (punches) at 1:21 of the 2nd round
Stephan Beaumont defeated Nick Heynan via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:57 of the 1st round
Sheldon Westcott defeated Jay Jensen via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:26 of the 1st round
Matt Bagshaw defeated Greg Welsh via submission (heel-hook) at 0:38 of the 1stround
Jarod McComb defeated Chase Dagenhardt via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 0:45 of the 3rd round
Luke Harris defeated Elliot Duff via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:52 of the 1st round
Paulo Azambuja defeated Adrian Cardinal via submission (rear-naked choke) at 0:17 of the 1st round
KB Bhullar defeated Simon Shirt via TKO (punches) at 4:28 of the 1st round
Stay tuned for more details on the next exciting Aggression MMA fight event! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.aggressionmma.com/