A weekend, that dropped SyFi back in the rankings a bit comes to a close, but it was not a surprise, it was a calculated move, with only 1 title fight on the weekend, the focus was to built talent and get the Org growing. More often now we'll see developed fighters going at it within a shorter period of time between fights, as talent emerges.
On Sunday Night also the news came out, that the 155 title was stripped from Justin Sane, according to Boble Lineman: "His manager could not be reached for 14 days, he was given an extra 6 days to accept the title fights, but there comes a point, where the Org is greater than anything else, on his return, we'll talk a comeback plan, but for now the frustration is high."
But on to the weekend Fight cards:
2 Fighters that want to have a shot at the title won in the Main Event and the Co-Main Event,
in the Main Event Ole Anderson made his statement about a 265+ title shot, he beat Maxim Popov, so far unbeaten at SyFi, and did it by a signature Submission in Round 1. News is, if his brother fails to get a win in the rematch, he needs 1 more win to get the next shot.
At 135 Brain Fog beat Gary Dema, Brain Fog, submitted the veteran with time running out in Round 2, he wants a rematch with Kishimoto, who now holds the 135 and 145 belt, which he didn't, when they first met in an eliminator. From the Head Office we hear, he'll fight Yodasawan Sitsongrit for a shot at the belt. So 1 more win till he likely gets a rematch.
Also at 135 Wayne Williams showed his class, 3-0 at SyFi now, the youngster makes his statement about title contention.
In further Action Petr Antonovic at 205, as well as Spencer Rubenstein and Isiah Cooley got incredible wins, moving up the ladder, all being youngsters.
Fight of the night: Gary Red vs Haven West
KO of the night: Tristan Farsight
Sub of the night: Montavious Jordan
Saturdays card had the only title fight of the week, with 170 champ Gideon Navarro making his first defense since beating long time champ Mike Johnson. Navarro meeting Steve Collins, made clear, that he want to hold that title for a lengthy period of time, as he took Collins down, and needed less than one and a half minute to get the submission.
In the Co-Main Event it was Kevin Daughtrey moving himself into the No. 1 Contender spot, by beating previously unbeaten Ingo Butzhammer. The two moved into the clinch, and while Butzhammers knees seemed to have no affect, Daughtrey simply pounded away, at the 2:30 mark the ref had no choice but step in.
Victor Creed stayed unbeaten at 185, moving to a decision win over Goldberg, in a fight of youngsters, while Jazz Clementine scored a win, that by all likelyhood moves him into the No. 1 Contender spot at 145.
Fight of the night: Chris Snoky vs Sagat Shanti
KO of the night: Jazz Clementine
Sub of the night: Philip Ziskie
A thrilling Main Event att 155, with the winner moving on to a title fight we saw between Xavier Merlin and Deklek Sitsongrit. Unbeaten under new management Deklek wanted to keep his streak alive, but he was to be denied, Xavier Merlin wasted no time showing his dominance, taking down the Thai Fighter, and then held on for a big time submission to earn himself a title shot.
In the Co-Main Event it was former 170 Champ Mike Johnson, that got a TKO against Akira Harada, Johnson surely cemented himself in the top 2 at 170, and a rematch with Navarro should be possible at a soon point.
In the other fights, Angel Childress got revenge on Stefan Harpik, who he lost against 6 weeks ago. Childress got his will better this time, taking down Harpik and scoring a valuable submission, a triology between the two seems likely, if both stay on.
At 155 Bernardo de Barros kept winning, as the former title contender moves back near the Top 10, and at 265+ Jim Bob McDonald delivered a quick TKO, also in search of another title shot. Not to be missed is unbeaten Heavyweight Talent Isaac Arthur collecting win No. 7 and third at SyFi.
Fight of the night: Robb Stark vs Chief Eyes
KO of the night: Jim Bob McDonald
Sub of the night: Bernardo De Barros