Victoria, BC – MMASucka.com was on scene for the 18th installment of Aggression Fighting Championship.
The main event featured two extremely talented welterweight fighters as former TUF contestant Michael Hill took on Joel Powell. The first round of action saw Powell control the action; he had Hill’s back for more the majority of the round. Hill landed a couple of nice shots to start the second round, but Powell wound up getting the takedown and took Hill’s back. With just thirty seconds left in the round, Hill made it back to the feet and the two began swinging for the fences. The third round Hill landed some better punches, but was forced into a cage grind which didn’t work out in his favor. In the end Powell took all two out of three judges scorecards for a split decision.
In the co-main event former UFC fighter Kalib Starnes took on a local favorite in David Perron. On a side-note Starnes walked out to (You’re A) Strange Animal by Gowan which was by far the best walk-out song of the night. In the first round Starnes took the fight to the mat and controlled the action; come the second round it was a standup battle with Starnes eventually landing a well timed knee that stunned Perron. He then followed up with some nice punches to force referee John Cooper to stop the fight.
All in all the card ran smoothly from top to bottom and gave the local fans some fantastic fights.
Other notable fights:
In amateur action Ty Daggis implemented an effective game-plan over three full rounds. He took the fight to the mat against JR Cuevas almost immediately in each round and was able to sweep the judges scorecards. Amateur sensation “Sexy” Alexi Argyriou continued his winning ways with a first round TKO finish against Thomas Proppe – when MMASucka.com spoke with him following the fight he said he will be going pro.
MMASucka.com’s AFC 18 Three Stars
1. Dillon Brown
2. Kalib Starnes
3. Joel Powell
Check out full AFC 18 results below.
Joel Powell def. Michael Hill by Split Decision (29-28,29-28,28-29)
Kalib Starnes def David Perron by TKO (Punches) 4:05 of Round 2
Tristan Connelly def Jonathan Dubois by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:48 of Round 1
Miles Anstead def. Ash Mashreghi by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:45 of Round 2
Dillon Brown def. Taylor Parker by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:04 of Round 1
Alexi Argyriou def. Thomas Proppe by TKO (Punches) at 1:47 of Round 1
Guy Gauthier def. Shane Jung by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:20 of Round 2
Ty Daggis def. JR Cuevas by Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27,30-27)
Marcos Da Silva def. Jason Driese by Split Decision (29-28,29-28,28-29)