PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa snapped photos up against the cage at CCFC-11 ‘Rush’ this past Saturday in San Francisco, Calif., at the famous Kezar Pavilion. There are close to 200 photos from an evening that featured ten bouts, including two title fights. To view all the photos from the night of fights be sure to check out the official PRO MMA photo gallery. A hand full of the evenings shots can be viewed after the jump….
PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa was on hand for this past weekend’s Cage Combat Fighting Championship-11 ‘Rush‘ at Kezar Pavilion to take in some MMA action in a cold and damp summer evening in San Francisco, California. The evening boasted two title fights, one female attraction and teased the headlining Middleweight title bout for CCFC’s next card in October.
The evening started off with Bantamweight action between Matt Sanchez and Scott Weems. Sanchez stuffed an early take down attempt by Weems up against the cage and successfully maneuvered the fight down to the ground in a dominant top position. After peppering Weem’s head with shots from behind, Sanchez positioned himself for an Anaconda attempt. Sanchez than switched from the Anaconda to a beautiful Guillotine and locked in the submission at the 1:12 mark of the first round.
PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with Cage Combat 185 pound champion, David Mitchell, Wednesday afternoon to discuss his recent victory at the Grace Pavilion. Mitchell defeated Josh Neal twenty-eight seconds in the first round of his middleweight title defense this past Saturday night at CCFC-10: Battle for Nor-Cal.
Mitchell, 29, fights out of the Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance in Santa Rosa, CA under the tutelage of UFC veteran, Dave Terrell. Mitchell remains undefeated in his young MMA career, racking up a record of 7-0 with six wins coming by way of submission. Mitchell continues to make waves as one of Northern California’s prospects in the 185 pound division.
PROMMA: David thanks for joining us today.
Mitchell: Oh, not a problem.
PRO MMA (promma.info) was in Santa Rosa, CA sitting cage side photographing the most electrifying moments of CCFC-10: Battle for Nor-Cal.
The evening featured 10 exciting bouts, a packed house, ring girls and stars from the MMA world at the Grace Pavilion this past Saturday night. Cain Velasquez, Josh Thomson, Jon Fitch, Nick and Nate Diaz were just a few of the top mixed martial artist who were in attendance for Cage Combat’s tenth event.
There are more than 280 photos featuring Cage Combat’s co-main events, undercard bouts, as well as many other images from this past Saturday night. You can view the entire gallery by clicking, here.
PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with one of the Middendorp brothers; Todd Middendorp after CCFC-10 came to a close this past Saturday night.
Todd and Tully are both owners and promoters of the northern California promotion. Todd reflected on the evening’s fight card, spoke about the future of Ky Hollenbeck and talked about Cage Combat’s next event.
PRO MMA: In your opinion how successful was tonight’s event?
Middendorp: I hope it’s pretty successful (laughs). I won’t see the numbers until the next day but I go by the fights. I think the fights were exciting. Even though we only had one fight go to a decision, I think all of the fights were evenly matched and you saw a lot of great technique and skill shown out there tonight.
Ky Hollenbeck defeated Pat Minihan at CCFC-10 last night at the Grace Pavilion in Santa Rosa, CA. The victory put Hollenbeck in line for a shot at Cage Combat’s 170 pound title, currently held by Team Voodoo welterweight; Jeremiah Metcalfe.
PRO MMA (promma.info) caught up with the undefeated Hollenbeck following his submission victory over the American Kickboxing Academy welterweight to get his thoughts on the night’s event.
PRO MMA: Ky you just defeated Pat Minihan, a veteran who has been through a lot of wars, what are you feeling right now?
Hollenbeck: Pat is a great dude. A bunch of times in (the cage) there was some confusion with the ref and we kind of broke off and then we came back together and went back to the position that we were instead of starting over. That just shows the respect between the both of us. He is a great guy and strong as a bull. He’s got that old man strength, you know what I mean, and he’s a monster. My training helped and the guys that I was training with helped and I was able to pull off the victory.
PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand at the Grace Pavilion in Santa Rosa, CA for CCFC-10. Droves of fans packed the house to witness some of the Bay Area and Northern California’s up and coming young talent step inside the cage. The main card boasted eight bouts of 155 pounds or under and two main events featuring a middleweight title fight and a welterweight match up to decide who would become Cage Combat’s number one contender.
The first bout of the night showcased the featherweights as Eric Castile and Tomy Boyles squared off in the cage. Boyles wasted no time shooting in on Castile however, Boyles found himself locked inside a triangle choke after securing the take down. After a few punches to his head, Castile transitioned to an arm bar and scored the tap out victory at the 1:13 mark of the first round.
When Pat Minihan steps into the cage to take on the young up and coming Ky Hollenbeck at Cage Combat Fighting Championship this Saturday, the bout could be viewed as a classic ‘prospect versus journeyman’ match up. However, Pat does not fit the mold of a typical grizzled veteran.
Minihan, a 33 year old American Kickboxing Academy welterweight and the last man ever required to try out for the team, left MMA in 2002 and stopped fighting professionally for five years. Despite devoting himself to fighting since 2000 and following three years of military service, Minihan walked away from the cage after a bout in Boise, Idaho.
“There was a zip tie on the cage and I ripped the top of my knee off. I could see everything moving inside my knee. The insurance didn’t go through and then the promoter’s number changes. That cost me 1800 bucks to get my knee fixed. I got stuck with the bill; I was upset and said, ‘I’m done. Forget this.”
This Cage Combat Fighting Championship event took place in Fresno, California, on November 1, at the Woodward Park Amphitheater. The fight results are as follows: Oscar Delima defeats Gabby Solorio via Guillotine Choke in Rd. 1 Eric Castile defeats Mike Craddock via Armbar in Rd. 1 Telly Sanders defeats Lira Moses via TKO in Rd. 3 … Read more