Another great weekend of action passes by, and by Sunday Night SFC had cemented it's standing in the Top 20, with a nice 200 Event Rating but let's go day-by-day.
On first look Fridays Card was not that amazing, as it was the only day without a title fight, and a lot of big weight categories on the menu.
The Main Event however was at 135, with Glass Joe taking another step towards another shot at the belt, he held first. Unbeaten since loosing to Daichi Kishimoto, he went through Pinched Nerve without blinking. Shot by Shot landed, and the tactic of Glass Joe worked, earning him a decision win. In the Co-Main Event Ivashin Diemitrichev made his SyFi debut, and the 5-5 veteran got the win, with abig KO over Unknown Combatant a former ranked SFC fighter.
At 135 the first undercard fight showed the talent of Yodasawan Sitsongrit, who is aiming at receiving a title shot soon, as he fought to a decision win over Diesolnoi Por Pramuk. In other action some young hopefuls got wins, with Luke Bentley, Peter Steel and Tournament Disappointment picking up wins to move them closer to ranking positions.
Fight of the night: Yodsawan Sitsongrit vs Dieselnoi Por Pramuk
KO of the night: Mustafa Al Mombasa
2 Titles on the line, the Saturday Menu showed us two great title defenses in well fought out decision battles.
Big Asznee beat Challenger Joey Hatton in a crueling match, with all 5 rounds taking place mainly on the ground, both fighters gave everything to land a submission, but it was the Champ coming out with the Decision win. Hatton demanded a rematch, but SyFi officials played it strict to Hype Rankings and gave Wayne Benning the next title shot.
At 145 Daichi Kishimoto brought both belts to the cage, but only his 145 belt was at stake, due to some contract stipulations this title fight was only set for 3 rounds, which made it gruntelsome and a bittersweet win for Kichimoto, with fight fans waiting for Round 4 Kishimoto was announced as the winner. Илья Муромец was disappointed, and hoping for another shot at the belt he once held.
On the undercard, Trvis Dillon showed his class at 265, and perhaps is a soon to be title contender, he dominated unbeaten Mika Allu and needed only 1:45 to end the bout. Surely he will pay close attention to Rick Pianos next fights.Rivo Riitta, Silvio Dante and Sam Sung picked up other valuable undercard wins.
Fight of the night: Silvio Dante vs Half Life
KO of the night: Yormomza Built
Sub of the night: Sam Sung
The weekend ended with a big bang, Arn Anderson, one of the longest reigning champs in SFC lost his title, after 4 succesful defenses and submission after submission Mongolian Muslim gave everything to beat the veteran, and he did. In Round 3, after denying several sub attempts, the Mongolian Fighter found his pace and TKOed Anderson. As far as we know, the contract for a rematch is already being prepared.
In the Co Main Event Dai Zexi kept on winning, unbeaten since joining SFC, he submitted Krit Leekpai in Round 2. A fight, that will put Zexi in the status of a potential challenger soon.
Kazuma Kawubare picked up another win at 205, staying unbeaten and moving.
The fight of the night however was a draw between unbeaten Pahani Pulmu and Edgar Arvestiyan, as they put on the show of the night, but both couldn't come closer to the dream of a title fight.
Fight of the night: Edgar Avetisyan vs Pahani Julmu
KO of the night: Koichi Kamei
Sub of the night: Kazuma Kuwabara