by: Jack Bratcher
Elite XC held its ShoXC Elite Challenger Series tonight in Santa Ynez, CA. at the Chunash Casino. Here is how the main card went down that aired live on Showtime.
Erik Apple vs. Matt Makowski
Rd.1 – Apple gets the takedown early in the round and ends up on top looking for a kimura. Stays on top of Makowski for over two minutes landing ground and pound and still going for an arm submission. Makowski can’t escape from the bottom of Apple’s control and stays on his back for close to a full five minutes.
Rd.2 – Apple with a head kick but receives a right hand from Makowski. Apple shoots in and Makowski gets a guillotine. Apple escapes and Makowski is now back on the bottom where he spent all of round one. Apple secures full mount. Landing elbows from the top. Makowski gives up his back and Apple sinks in the rear naked choke for the tapout. Erik Apple defeats Matt Makowski by rear naked choke submission in round 2. Notes: Mike “The Joker” Guymon was in Apple’s corner. Apple is the guy who defeated Nick Serra last time by taking his legs out from under him with numerous leg kicks making it so Serra could not continue.