Hey guys, so obviously i'm not going pro yet. I am going to be fighting Ryan Allen on Feb 11th up in Vernon, BC. It will be my 7th fight inside the Battlefield Fight League cage, and my 8th amateur fight. People around here (Vancouver, BC) see that and instantly think it's time to go pro.
Well I successfully defended my Battlefield Fight League middleweight title. It was pretty quick, 40 seconds into the fight I was tightening up a triangle choke, and 1:10 in Jer Kornelsen tapped. It would appear a pretty successful outing. Unless you consider how many mistakes I was able to make in the first few seconds of the fight.
Battlefield Fight League 12 took place last night at the Vogue Theater on the Granville Street Strip with ten exciting amateur fights, with only one going to the judges. The event was headlined by two intriguing championship fights featuring a rematch of current middleweight champion Micah Brakefield against Jer Kornelsen, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt Leo Xavier versus Capoeira expert Marco Caffiero for the vacant welterweight championship. As always, Battlefield's crew did their magic behind the scenes to put together a great production with prefight interview videos, and a smoothly run show that enhanced the viewing experience.
Well, Im glad this blog is named “Road to the Pro’s” and not “Road to Second Amateur Belt”. I would like to state that the number one goal of amateur MMA is to ensure that nobody gets hurt. In my fight on Saturday night after a very short exchange on our feet I went for a single leg and took Adam to the mat where he proceeded to land some hammer fists. The referee (Mr. Kevin Dornan) said due to my lack of response to the punches he stopped the fight. I did not respond to the punches because they were not doing any damage to me and I was pre-occupied with trying to advance on my opponents leg.
Last night Battlefield Fight League came back to Vancouver to showcase their amateur talent at the historic Vogue Theater on Vancouver’s Granville strip. The promotion brought some interesting fights, new budding talents, and even a little controversy to make some interesting story lines for future events. Here are my best and worse of the evening.