Crestwood Cage Fighting Draws a Sellout Crowd
Shamrock MMA of Crestwood held the mixed martial arts event at the Stratford Inn in Fenton.
Shamrock Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) of Crestwood hosted an event at the Stratford Inn in Fenton Saturday. It was a sellout for the 14 fights.
MMA or cage fighting came to the U.S. from Japan in 1993 and is regulated in most states today. It draws crowds like the boxing rings of the 1900s, to watch the combination of wrestling, martial arts, punches, kicks, grappling and more. Wikipedia refers to aspects of it as "ground and pound." Some protective gear is allowed and matches are divided by weight classes and gender.
Here are the results to Saturday's fights, in the order they were held:
Chase Vieland vs. Blane Gullet: R3 draw
Maddy Green vs. Demi Voyles: R3 draw
Demagio Smith(W) vs. Tom Southerland: R1 TKO ref stoppage via strikes
Devin Guerrero vs. Matt Williams(W): R2 TKO ref stoppage via strikes
Ricky Bolin(W) vs Ian Coleman: R1 rear naked choke
Matt Helm vs. Nick Lauer(W) R1 rear naked choke
Ryan Sutton(W) vs. Bo Kunz: R1 head/arm choke
Zach Freeman(W) vs. Jason McDaniels: R1 KO
Jake Constant(W) vs. Ira Lukowsky: R1 rear naked choke
Aaron Ely(W) vs. William Calloway: R1 triangle choke
Brian Schell(W) vs. Kenny Hopen: R2 rear naked choke
Adam Cella(W) vs. Josh Stewart: R2 guillotine
Shannon Walsh vs. Steve Knogl(W): R1 TKO stoppage
Brittany Anic vs. Giena Avila(W): Unanimous Decision 30-27 on all cards