The first ever three event weekend in One Ring Circus' brief history wrapped up today, but first let's take a look at Friday's event, ORC Submission Grappling 2.
While not as exciting as the inaugural event, ORC SG 2 featured some solid action nevertheless. In the undercard the most interesting bout might've been Aspen Springfield (1-1-1 in ORC Kickboxing) making his first appearance in the grappling side of things with a rear naked choke victory of Luiz Araujo. In the main event, Brian Burns solidified himself as the undisputed number #1 pound-for-pound grappler in the world with an arm bar win over Jamezdin Shraf. That is until his status is put to test against the number #2 p4p grappler in Joey Tribbiani in ORC Submission Grappling 5.
Submission Of The Night: Paulo dos Oliveira (Kimura @ 42 seconds of round 1)
Fight Of The Night: Brian Burns vs Jamezdin Shraf
Saturday saw 2635 fans come witness ORC 10: Immortal that is regarded as one of the better Kickboxing events thus far in company history. With 8 of the 10 fights ending in knockouts, the crowd were treated to an absolute treat. The co-main event saw Bode Muller boost his status even further by going 3-0 in ORC KT over Jakub Chlapik (now 2-1 in ORC KT). In the main event, Frank Nicolosi knocked out George Peterson with a right hook. He'll go on to face Bode Muller for the chance of becoming the inaugural ORC Heavyweight Kickboxing champion.
Knockout Of The Night: DJ Gunnar (knees from the clinch @ 25 seconds of round 1)
Fight Of The Night: Sonny Bradford vs Danny Reborn
Finally, on Sunday ORC 11: Exile took place and like Saturday's event, saw 8 knockouts and 2 decisions, with the exception of one of those decisions ending in a messy draw. The fight bonuses went to undercard bouts as Jaidee Suramongkol took home KOTN with a beautiful switch kick and SB Yol overcame two knockdowns and being two rounds down to knockout Tweedle Dum 2:11 into the third round. In the co-main event two of the more succesful 155 pounders in Tahar Heart and Blake Wightman clashed, with Heart knocking out Wightman in the first round via a punch. In the main event, Biggie Right Handy finished Charles Cooper in only 53 seconds with a head kick that was close to receiving the KOTN bonus.
Knockout Of The Night: Jaidee Suramongkol (Switch Kick @ 15 seconds of round 2)
Fight Of The Night: SB Yol vs Tweedle Dum