From the Lethbridge Servus Sports Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Rumble in the Cage 61 goes live. After the successful weigh-ins, Rumble in the Cage 61 goes down in a matter of hours. RITC (Rumble in the Cage) is broadcast exclusively on Fite.tv, with the action beginning at 9 PM (EST). You can watch the event by purchasing the PPV here from Fite TV.
Tonight’s card features some of the best amateurs Canada has to offer. Top-ranked amateurs such as Indroop Virk, Andrew Mavridis, Aaron Anctil, Jett Grande, and Mark Mosure make appearances on RITC 61. Each of these highly ranked amateur fighters competes for gold.
8 amateur titles are on the line at RITC 61. For the men, divisions from bantamweight all the way up to light heavyweight are represented. For the women, the RITC flyweight and featherweight titles are up for grabs.
On the main card, a few debuting pros open up the action. Among the debutants, Josh Quinlan. As an amateur, the American fighter was ranked highly in the western region of the US. He takes on Colton Boxell whom also makes his professional debut at RITC 61.
In the main event of the evening, two seasoned pros get after it. The seasoned Jesse Bongfeldt makes his long-awaited comeback when he takes on Micah Brakefield. Bongfeldt is a UFC veteran who shared the octagon with Rafael Natal and former middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. On the other end, Brakefield comes in much younger. The British Columbia born fighter has an excitingly funky style of jiu-jitsu that is sure to capture the attention of anyone in the vicinity.
Rumble in the Cage 61 Live Results
Main Card – Fite TV 11 PM (EST)
Jesse Bongfeldt def. Micah Brakefield via KO (punch) at 4:50 of round 1
Joel Odorski def. Gage Saunders via disqualification (illegal elbows/back of the end) at 0:44 of round 1
Josh Quinlan def Colton Boxell via KO (punch) at 0:32 of round 1
Colton Cronkite def. Taylor “Raging” Bull via submission at 4:15 of round 1
Steven Jones def. Dale Moore via unanimous decision – Amateur Heavyweight Title
Melissa Croden def. Amanda Rogers via TKO (corner stoppage) – Women’s Amateur Featherweight Title
Preliminary Card – Fite TV 9 PM (EST)
Ali Dewsberry def. Jenna Britz via submission (armbar) at 1:45 of round 2- Women’s Amateur Flyweight Title
Eric “Big E” Stevens def. William Greive via unanimous decision – Amateur Light-Heavyweight Title
Mark Mosure def. Dylan Schellenberg via TKO (ground and pound) at 2:18 of round 2 – Amateur Middleweight Title
Jett Grande def. Ramil Kamilov via unanimous decision – Amateur Welterweight Title
Andrew Mavridis def. Aaron Anctil via unanimous decision – Amateur Lightweight Title
Indroop Virk def. Peter Janssen via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:46 of round 1 – Amateur Featherweight Title
Izzudeen Atmeh def. Thomas Mallett via unanimous decision – 135lbs Amateur Bantamweight Title
Rylie Marchand def. Mehan Boyczuk via TKO (ground and pound) at 2:00 of round 2 – 135lbs Women’s Amateur Bantamweight Title