Monson defeats Kerr at Vengeance Fighting Championship in North Carolina

by:  Jack Bratcher

Vengeance Fighting Championship took place last night, September 27th at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC. It was a great night of fights displaying some of the MMA talent from the eastern and southeastern U.S.. The night consisted of both amateur and professional bouts and in the main event, North Carolina’s MMA fans got to wtiness two UFC/PRIDE veterans go at it. Here’s how the fights went down:

AMATEUR FIGHTS

Nick “The Brick” Blake vs. Patrick Needham(145lbs)
Rd.1 – Blake takes Needham’s back and sinks in the hooks. Blake gets a takedown but Needham is able to get back to his feet. Blake is able to drag him back down, takes his back quickly and locks in a rear naked choke with no hooks in. Needham taps. Nick “The Brick” Blake defeats Patrick Needham by rear naked choke submission in Round 1.

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Jeff Monson vs. Mark Kerr on Sept. 27


Vengeance Fighting Championship will take place this Saturday, September 27th at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, NC.  The main event consists of two UFC/PRIDE veterans in Mark “The Titan” Kerr vs. Jeff “The Snowman” Monson in a heavyweight bout.  Here’s the full card:

Mark Kerr vs. Jeff Monson
Carmelo Marrero vs. Denis Gomes(205lbs)
John Savage vs. Conan Siliveira(HW)
Rodney Wallace vs. Ovince St. Preux(205lbs)
Andy Curtiss vs. Cale Yarbrough(185lbs)
Ryan Lamareaux vs. Mackens Semerzier(145lbs)
Jeremiah Brown vs. Matt Covan(165lbs)
Brian Keller vs. Steve Linton(170lbs)
Chris Herring vs. Joel Wyatt(HW)
Hallie Hair vs. Ryan Bedini(HW)
Rusty Haun vs. Tony Moenich(145lbs)
Nick Blake vs. Patrick Needham(145lbs)
Sylvain Bynum vs. Jeff Bricker(155lbs)
Mike Turner vs. Nate Davis(155lbs)

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It Seems Like The World Wants a Piece of Kimbo: Jeff Monson & Matt Lindland Challenge Kimbo!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRjewkFm-Cc&eurl=http://www.ultimate-fighter.ca/Forum/viewtopic.php?pid=205671] First we get to see Matt Lindland give his thoughts on Kimbo. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4e3pZ3gPvo&feature=related] Then we get Jeff Monson straight up challenge Mr. Slice.  Now this would be an itriguing fight I would LOVE to see.  Please Please Mr. Gary Shaw……Please make this fight happen!!!!!!!!

A LOOK A THIAGO ALVES GETTING READY FOR MATT HUGHES AT UFC 85 THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 7

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvPP2wZCuvQ&hl=en] Thiago Alves faces Matt Hughes, the former UFC Welterweight Champ, at UFC 85 this coming Saturday in London, England. The event will be broadcast on Pay-Per-View. Thiago trains with American Top Team. Other fighters who train with American Top Team are Jeff Monson, Denis Kang, Din Thomas, Cole Miller, and Antonio Silva to name … Read more