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I just got WMMA4 about a week ago, so I thought I would give a diary a shot, and since I played WMMA3 mostly as XCC, I figured I would give them a play as my first diary of any kind.


I'm a fan of WCWMark's work, so I'm going to try to explain the reasons behind what I do, just as he does in his diaries, and if you guys have any feedback, I would be happy to hear it...so, in the words of Mike Goldberg (gonna miss hearing you on UFC man) HERE WE GO!

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<p>First off, I'm using the default data, with Scottie's five packs included, so I'll have more bantamweights to look at using if I need to. Now here's a look at my roster...</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Lightweight</strong> - How many of these guys will even make it to my first show (scheduled for March, I decided I'm gonna keep the XCC schedule the way it looks pre-game, 1 show every 3 months to start out. If you guys think I should run more shows, let me know)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Glen Siemaszko</strong> (7-1, 4-1 XCC) - The current Lightweight champ, scored a 4th round TKO on Darren Southall to win the title, and now he's simply waiting for a challenger to be named, which will probably come on the day of my first event.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Duane "The Weather Man" Weatherly</strong> (18-8, 5-1, XCC) - The first ever Lightweight champion in XCC history, and has remained at the top of the division ranks ever since, the 34-year old kick boxer remains a threat to whoever has the title when he comes looking for it.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"The Storm Trooper" Jamie Hewitt</strong> (10-4, 4-2 XCC) - The Storm Trooper came into XCC and won his first 4 fights, including tapping out Duane Weatherly to win the Lightweight belt, but he's hit a rough patch, losing his title to Darren Southall, and losing to Philip Ziskie in back-to-back fights. Can he get things sorted out to make another run at the Lightweight belt? Time will tell.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Jackson "Pocket Rocket" Gray</strong> (20-10, 4-2 XCC) - Not the most exciting fighter out there, as most of his wins came by decision, Gray has found those wins hard to come by lately, and if his struggles continue, a drop to Featherweight might be in order.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"The Specialist" Darren Southall</strong> (7-1, 4-1 XCC) - Decent on his feet, but a monster if he gets you on the ground, he's a former champ that's a win or two away from getting another shot at the belt.</p><p> </p><p>

Perhaps out of fear that GAMMA will wreck this division, I go out and make a handful of bids...<strong>Avery Gleason, Brendon Job, Carl Chenoweth, Clifton Curry, Doug Minnelli, and Warren Kitt</strong> are all contacted.</p>

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<p><strong>Featherweights</strong> - I feel this division will be the one that carries XCC into the future. So much talent here.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Luiz "The Tarantula" Machado</strong> (25-4, 4-1 XCC) - The 4th ranked Featherweight in the world, Machado's gameplan is simple, get the opponent to the ground, work them over, then submit them, as 3 of his 4 wins have come by way of submission.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Philip "Kid" Ziskie</strong> (19-2-1, 4-1 XCC) - The 5th ranked Featherweight in the world, Ziskie is undeniably the face of XCC. However, that face got bruised up after a 4th round TKO at the hands of Sammy Gaffigan as Ziskie lost the Featherweight title in a shocker. 2 straight victories since then have put him in line to face Machado, a man who he already holds a victory over.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Sammy "The Stealth Shark" Gaffigan</strong> (13-2, 4-1 XCC) He shocked XCC fans everywhere when he stopped "Kid" Ziskie's run at the top of the Featherweight division, but maybe it shouldn't have shocked anyone at all. The 7th ranked Featherweight in the world followed up the TKO of Ziskie with a dominant 1st round KO of Dominic Ash, before losing the Featherweight title in 5 round thriller that went to the judges against Easton Frye.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"The Tropical Tornado" Azor Portela Nunes</strong> (24-4, 3-2 XCC) The 12th ranked Featherweight in the world, APN excels when he can control his opponents in the clinch, and fire off some knees. His XCC record might not be that great, but he has faced world-class competition.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rafael "Slick" Tavares</strong> (15-2, 5-1 XCC) The 13th ranked Featherweight in the world, Tavares could be the most well-rounded fighter on the roster. He's been vocal about wanting a shot at the champ, and he might not be that far away from getting it.</p><p> </p><p>

This division doesn't need a whole lot of help, but I put in offers for <strong>Alejandro Laguera, Gregg Grable, Lamont Banner, and Noah Smithee</strong> anyway.</p>

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<p><strong>Bantamweights</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Brian "Barrage" Claremont</strong> (9-1, 2-0 XCC) - After winning the Bantamweight title in only his 2nd fight, the 9th ranked Bantamweight in the world hopes to go on a run equal, if not better, than Ziskie had in the featherweight ranks. He will likely headline the first event under XCC's new management.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"Wild" Willy Bassett</strong> (18-2, 3-0 XCC) - The top ranked Bantamweight in the world, but #2 in XCC behind the champ, Bassett is looking to unseat Barrage at the top of the Bantamweight heap, and will get the first crack in March.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Zach "Beatdown" Steggles</strong> (10-0, 3-0 XCC) - The 3rd ranked Bantamweight in the world, Steggles is not nicknamed "Beatdown" for nothing. If you want to stand and throw hands with him, you're probably going to lose.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"Rowdy" Roddy Wickham</strong> (10-2, 2-1 XCC) - The 5th ranked Bantamweight in the world. He's tough when he's on his feet, but even tougher when he gets you on the ground. If he gets a hold of your arm, you're probably done.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"Radical" Ray Bellinger</strong> (10-1) - The 8th ranked Bantamweight in the world, he comes out swinging, knocks you to the ground, and then pounds on you some more.</p><p> </p><p>

No offers for anyone in this division, as there are only 5 Bantams available to hire, and 3 of them are 0-0, so they're going to get some work in on the local scene.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="ShawnDraven" data-cite="ShawnDraven" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43128" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I just got WMMA4 about a week ago, so I thought I would give a diary a shot, and since I played WMMA3 mostly as XCC, I figured I would give them a play as my first diary of any kind.<p> </p><p> I'm a fan of WCWMark's work, so I'm going to try to explain the reasons behind what I do, just as he does in his diaries, and if you guys have any feedback, I would be happy to hear it...so, in the words of Mike Goldberg (gonna miss hearing you on UFC man) HERE WE GO!</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Thanks, looking forward to reading this</p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">JANUARY 2001 IN THE WORLD OF MMA</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

Everyone goes on their respective signing sprees. As expected, GAMMA makes offers to 5 of my lightweights. <strong>Duane Weatherly, Bosco Curbeam, Elvis Milissis, Floyd Haywood, and Chuck Brown</strong> are all approached, and since I'm in no position to hand out exclusive deals to anyone, I have no choice but to let them go. To make things worse, GAMMA also reaches out to and gets 3 of my targets in the Lightweight division: <strong>Brendon Job, Carl Chenoweth, and Clifton Curry.</strong> Ugh. <img alt=":(" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/frown.png.e6b571745a30fe6a6f2e918994141a47.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

I set out to restock my Lightweight division by signing <strong>Hinton Grey, Julian Beals, and Zac Bacall. Henry Baldwin</strong> also knocked off Ian Linderman in a local show battle of GAMMA castoffs, so I go after him and his mid level Regional name value.</p><p> </p><p>

KDM FC holds KDM FC 16: Sablikova vs. Sakamoto. <strong>Veronika Sablikova,</strong> as expected, retained the Women's title against <strong>Kit Sakamoto</strong> by way of 2nd round Kimura in what was the fight of the night. Other notable fights included <strong>Li-Kong Ho</strong> defeating <strong>Yoshiro Makamori</strong> by 2nd round Kimura, and <strong>Kenji Akita</strong> defeating <strong>Masahiro Maeno</strong> by unanimous decision in 2 battles of world-ranked featherweights. Norberto also made Greg Chaing tap to an arm triangle with only one second remaining in round 3 to take home SOTN honors. KOTN went to <strong>Mizuki Wantanabe</strong> for her 3rd round TKO of <strong>Umeka Fujiwara</strong> in a prelim.</p><p> </p><p>

WEFF and FLB both held events on the same day. WEFF 21 is headlined by <strong>Sarah Vaughan</strong> retaining the WEFF Bantamweight title against <strong>Pamela O'Neill</strong> via split decision.</p><p> </p><p>

FLB churned out FLB: Satinho vs. Rosa. Despite Satinho winning via armbar at 2:09 of the first round to retain the Heavyweight title, this won FOTN. Rosa is now on his way to ALPHA-1.</p><p> </p><p>

That's a wrap for January, which means XCC will announce their first card of 2001 very soon, so stay tuned.</p>

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<p>XCC is pleased to announce their next event...</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">XCC: CLAREMONT VS. BASSETT</span></strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

XCC: Claremont vs. Bassett will take place on Friday, Week 3 of March, will take place in California and will be headlined by...</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>XCC Bantamweight champion (#1) Brian "Barrage" Claremont</strong> vs. (#2) <strong>"Wild" Willy Bassett</strong>: This one's a no-brainer. Barrage won his title first out of my 3 champions, and so he will be the first of my 3 champs to defend his title.</p><p> </p><p>

"Wild" Willy Bassett is the #1 ranked Bantamweight in the world, has a whopping +4 momentum, where no one else in the top 5 has more than +2. The only thing that worries me about Bassett is his painfully low marketability. (30% - 35%)</p><p> </p><p>

The betting line has the challenger as the favorite: Willy Bassett (-410) vs. Brian Claremont (+320)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Co-Main Event</strong>: (#8) "The Black Dog" Anthony Ray Shenkman vs. (#9) "Scorching" Shuler Eigenberg - I wanted Sammy Gaffigan vs. Shenkman, but Sammy would have only had time for a quick camp, and I don't want to spend the $400 if I don't really have to. </p><p> </p><p>

The winner of this fight more than likely will end up in the Featherweight top 5, and more than likely will be Philip Ziskie's next opponent, with the winner of that one getting a title shot.</p><p> </p><p>

The line is: Anthony Ray Shenkman (-310) vs. Shuler Eigenberg (+240)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>(#18) Jimmy "Big" Schott vs. "Lightning" Lamont Banner</strong> - Ziskie is the face of XCC right now, but Lamont Banner might just be the star of the future...even if I have no clue as to his marketability right now. I'm banking on a win for Banner here in his XCC debut against a guy that shouldn't give him too many problems.</p><p> </p><p>

The line: Lamont Banner (-630) vs. Jimmy Schott (+500)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong> (#2) "The Storm Trooper" Jamie Hewitt vs. (#10) "The Diamondback" Corey Brewer</strong> - Thanks to GAMMA, my Lightweight division is a bigger mess than it was before they swooped in. Duane Weatherly was the only lightweight in my top 5 with any momentum. (+2) </p><p> </p><p>

This fight is about trying to get Hewitt on the right track, as he is now the top contender to the lightweight crown by default, despite being on a losing streak. If Brewer were to pull out the win here, at least I have one fewer lightweight with a skull next to his name.</p><p> </p><p>

The line: Jamie Hewitt (-770) vs. Corey Brewer (+510)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>(#6)Gus "Rough" Waters vs. (#15) Riveron Potter-Pirbright</strong> - Gus Waters winning this one would be ideal for me, from a marketability standpoint (70-80%), as a win would put him in the top 5, giving me a way to get people interested in a Willy Bassett fight (if he were to win the title in the main event.)</p><p> </p><p>

The line: Gus Waters (-510) vs. Riveron Potter-Pirbright (+400)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prelims</span></p><p> </p><p>

Avery "Red" Gleason vs. Warren "The Bowler" Kitt - two fighters making their XCC debuts. Both are +2 momentum, and a win here puts someone right in the hunt in my ugly Lightweight division.</p><p> </p><p>

The line: Warren Kitt (-460) vs. Avery Gleason (+460)</p><p> </p><p>

(#20) Bonzo "Gonzo" Anstruther vs. (#21) Chris "Badda" Byng - My two lowest ranked Bantamweights, and this rates as a potential main event...I may have to move some things around before fight night.</p><p> </p><p>

The line: Bonzo Anstruther (-300) vs. Chris Byng (+230)</p><p> </p><p>

Alejandro "Lobo" Laguera vs. Noah "The Genius" Smithee - Two more guys making their XCC debuts. Laguera did pretty well for me in WMMA3. </p><p> </p><p>

The line: Noah Smithee (-130) vs. Alejandro Laguera (+100)</p>

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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">FEBRUARY 2001 IN THE WORLD OF MMA</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

ALPHA-1 held "Warriors of the Ring 1" on the 2nd Saturday of the month. The main event featured Middleweight champion <strong>Carlos da Guia</strong> successfully defend the title against <strong>Mal Phe Roby</strong> via 2nd round TKO. (Leg Kick) The other notable news coming from this event was <strong>Gyokusho Fujimoto</strong> scoring an upset win against Mason Archer, earning KOTN honors in the process. ALPHA-1 would close out February by poaching Manuel Silva from FLB.</p><p> </p><p>

GAMMA: <strong>Lawrence Herringbone</strong> suffers an arm injury, and the Light heavyweight title fight set for GAMMA 40 vs. Marlon John is scrapped. John Rivero also missed weight for his fight against Kendall Tracey by 12 pounds. In other news, water is wet. GAMMA also closes out the month by making an offer to Glen Siemaszko...I might have to fight them on this one. Not only is Siemaszko my lightweight champion, he's the only one in my division that has any momentum going...</p><p> </p><p>

GAMMA 40 went ahead with a new main event, <strong>"The Demolition Expert" Raul Hughes</strong> vs. <strong>Duke "Nukem" Aiona</strong>. Hughes would win via KO 11 seconds into the 2nd round.</p><p> </p><p>

XCC alumni <strong>Duane "The Weather Man" Weatherly</strong> made his GAMMA debut, losing to <strong>Jake "The Natural Talent" Keane</strong> by unanimous decision in a prelim fight. Rivero won his prelim against Tracey. GAMMA cut Tracey after the event.</p><p> </p><p>

WEFF: The best pound-for-pound female in the world, <strong>Sarah "The Animal" Vaughan</strong> announced her retirement at age 34, leaving WEFF without a Women's Bantamweight champion for the time being.</p><p> </p><p>

SIGMA and BCF went head-to-head with events on the 3rd Saturday of the month...</p><p> </p><p>

BCF held "Best of British 3" in London, which saw <strong>"The Bulldog" Harry Milne</strong> choke out <strong>"The Big Shot" Eddie Whelan</strong> in the 2nd round of the main event in what was the only fight on the main card to not go to the judges.</p><p> </p><p>

SIGMA held "Toadspew vs. Crumb," which saw the man with quite possibly the weirdest nickname in all of WMMA, <strong>"The Spew Monkey" Kenneth Toadspew</strong> make his 2nd successful Welterweight title defense in a split decision over <strong>Templeton "The Body" Crumb</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

With the retirement of Sarah Vaughan, <strong>"The Best From The East" Veronika Sablikova</strong> takes over the #1 Women's pound-for-pound spot in the world, while <strong>Hester "The Slayer" Maclean</strong> takes over the top Women's Bantamweight spot.</p><p> </p><p>

That does it for February.</p>

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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MARCH 2001 IN THE WORLD OF MMA</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

In this entry, I'm gonna take you right up until Friday of the 3rd week, which is when I have my first show.</p><p> </p><p>

ALPHA-1: <strong>Eijiro Yanagita</strong> suffered a groin injury, and so <strong>Eizan Ijichi</strong> will step in and fight <strong>Shinji Oiwa</strong> at Sukarno vs. Ramos. <strong>Ben Lees</strong> suffered what is being called a major pelvic injury, which is said to keep him out of action for at least a year. <strong>Marty Sinnar</strong> will now take his place in a fight against <strong>Sun Lu Tang</strong> at ALPHA-1: Sukarno vs. Ramos.</p><p> </p><p>

I put in an offer to <strong>Glen Siemaszko</strong> to try to keep him in XCC, but he rejected me and signed with GAMMA, So I don't have a lightweight champion now. Cool. I sign <strong>Aaron McBroom</strong> to fill the roster spot.</p><p> </p><p>

Other GAMMA news: <strong>Ashley Ballard</strong> suffered an elbow injury, and will be replaced by <strong>Carl Ratcliffe</strong> and will face <strong>Woody Fierstein</strong> at GAMMA 41. <strong>Guillermo Morales</strong> sustained a stomach injury, and his scheduled fight with <strong>Toby Sorkin</strong> at GAMMA 41 has been scrapped.</p><p> </p><p>

KDM FC: <strong>Sophan Sastrowardoya</strong> successfully defended the KDM FC Bantamweight title after submitting <strong>Pipob Jakkuprasat</strong> with a 1st round armbar.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"Mr. Saturday Night" Phil Verdigree </strong> lived up to his name, retiring on Saturday Week 1. <strong>Jocelyn Hescott, </strong> <strong>Richard Smith, and Ieyoshi Yamashita</strong> also retired.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

ALPHA-1 held "Warriors of the Ring 2" on Saturday of Week 2, and in the main event, "Unstoppable K" Kunimichi Kikuchi stopped "The Baddest Man in MMA" Terron Cabal by 3rd round TKO to win the Heavyweight title. Also, <strong>Naoki Itoh</strong> announced his retirement after a loss to Sharaku Kon.</p><p> </p><p>

WEFF 22 boasted two title fights as <strong>Hope Lehane</strong> choked out <strong>Anna Thompson</strong> in the 1st round to retain the Featherweight title, and <strong>Daniella Sadorra</strong> won by split decision against <strong>Roz Wareing</strong> to hold onto the Flyweight title. <strong>Erica Page</strong> came up short against Samantha Sachs, and announced her retirement. Same thing for <strong>Brooke Rockefeller</strong> after she lost to <strong>Grace Hughes</strong>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

World Ratings news: <strong>Jin Katou</strong> reclaims the top of the Light Heavyweight rankings, while <strong>Noah Van Der Capellen</strong> knocks <strong>Bobby Brubaker</strong> off the top of the Welterweight ranks. <strong>Natalie Rogers'</strong> win at WEFF 22 over <strong>Hazel McClay</strong> propelled her 4 spots to claim #1 in the Women's Flyweight rankings.</p><p> </p><p>

My next post will be (finally) XCC: Claremont vs. Bassett!</p><p> </p><p>

Brian Claremont vs. Willy Bassett</p><p>

Anthony Ray Shenkman vs. Shuler Eigenberg</p><p>

Jimmy Schott vs. Lamont Banner</p><p>

Jamie Hewitt vs. Cory Brewer</p><p>

Gus Waters vs. Riveron Potter-Pirbright</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prelims</span></p><p>

Bonzo Anstruther vs. Chris Byng</p><p>

Avery Gleason vs. Warren Kitt</p><p>

Alejandro Laguera vs. Noah Smithee</p><p> </p><p>

If you want to make predictions, have at it! <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>

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<p>Brian Claremont vs. <strong>Willy Bassett</strong></p><p>

<strong>Anthony Ray Shenkman</strong> vs. Shuler Eigenberg</p><p>

Jimmy Schott vs. <strong>Lamont Banner</strong></p><p>

<strong>Jamie Hewitt</strong> vs. Cory Brewer</p><p>

<strong>Gus Waters</strong> vs. Riveron Potter-Pirbright</p><p> </p><p>


<strong>Bonzo Anstruther</strong> vs. Chris Byng</p><p>

Avery Gleason vs. <strong>Warren Kitt</strong></p><p>

<strong>Alejandro Laguera</strong> vs. Noah Smithee</p>

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<p>Brian Claremont vs. <strong>Willy Bassett</strong> - I think Bassett will take him down to neutralise the power of Claremont, however one punch from Claremont can end it so it could be a good fight.</p><p>

<strong>Anthony Ray Shenkman</strong> vs. Shuler Eigenberg - Pretty much the same comments as above.</p><p>

Jimmy Schott vs. <strong>Lamont Banner</strong> - Easy win for Banner</p><p>

<strong>Jamie Hewitt</strong> vs. Cory Brewer - Hewitt gets back on track with a win</p><p>

Gus Waters vs. <strong>Riveron Potter-Pirbright</strong> - Gonna go with the striker for once, Waters doesn't have the elusiveness to avoid those kicks</p><p> </p><p>


Bonzo Anstruther vs. <strong>Chris Byng</strong> - Anstruther looks like an idiot hipster so I've got to vote against him</p><p>

Avery Gleason vs. <strong>Warren Kitt</strong> - Kitt to outwrestle his opponent</p><p>

<strong>Alejandro Laguera</strong> vs. Noah Smithee - Laguera will smash him up and start making a name for himself</p>

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<p>From the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena CA, Xtreme Cage Combat presents...</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">XCC: CLAREMONT VS. BASSETT</span></strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

We have 8 fights for you tonight, so let's get going!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Prelims</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Alejandro "Lobo" Laguera</span></strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> vs. </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Noah "The Genius" Smithee</strong></span></p><p>

Smithee went against his strengths as a wrestler, deciding to stand and throw hands with Laguera. Yeah...that worked...Laguera knocked him out halfway through the first round with a right hook.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Alejandro "Lobo" Laguera wins at 2:17 of Round 1 via KO (Great)</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Avery "Red" Gleason</strong> vs. <strong>Warren "The Bowler" Kitt</strong> </p><p> </p><p>

Nothing of note happened in the first round, as they spent most of the round trading nondescript strikes, Kitt clinched, backed Gleason into the cage, and took him down with about 30 seconds left in the round, but nothing came of it.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 2 was spent entirely on their feet, as they basically stood in the center of the cage and swung at each other, both landing several combos, but neither man went down. The crowd quite enjoyed that round. Kitt has taken both rounds so far, so Gleason needs to stop him in round 3 if he wants to win.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 3 was another round spent entirely on the feet, with both men swinging, but nothing major connecting.</p><p> </p><p>

Judge Ian Rivers: 29-28</p><p>

Judge Reginald Wodehouse: 30-27</p><p>

Judge Edward Wilde: 30-27</p><p> </p><p>

Your winner, by unanimous decison...<strong>Warren "The Bowler" Kitt! (Great)</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bonzo "Gonzo" Anstruther</span></strong> vs. <strong>Chris "Badda" Byng</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Anstruther refuses to touch gloves, and they exchange, ending with a Byng Muay Thai clinic. Kicks to the head, kicks to the body, more kicks to the head, more kicks to the body. None of the strikes were that damaging, but they kept Anstruther at bay, causing him to swing and miss on several occasions. The final minute of the round sees Bonzo finally decide to muscle Byng up against the cage, but outside of a knee strike to Byng's knee, Bonzo doesn't have time to do much before the round ends. The crowd roared their approval as the fighters went to their corners.</p><p> </p><p>

The 2nd round started in much the same way as the first, with Byng coming out on the attack, and Bonzo unable to land anything, for the first half of the round. Bonzo decided to find his moment, and scored a takedown and had side control over Byng. One armbar later, this fight is over!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Winner: Bonzo "Gonzo" Anstruther via armbar at 3:11 of round 2. (Fantastic)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Bonzo said he wants to fight Jez Worplesdon next. </p><p> </p><p>

Two greats and a fantastic...and that's just the prelims! Hopefully the main card keeps it up!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Main Card</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Gus "Rough" Waters</strong> vs. <strong>Riveron "R-P-P" Potter-Pirbright</strong></p><p> </p><p>

RPP controls the early going, using strikes to keep Waters at distance, but eventually, Waters is able to get a clinch and force RPP up against the cage, a lengthy dirty boxing session takes place, with both fighters scoring shots to the head and body of their opponent, and that's how the round ends. </p><p> </p><p>

Round 2 begins and Waters doesn't waste any time, grabbing RPP, using some more dirty boxing, and forces RPP up against the cage. RPP fires off some short punches to the body, and Waters responds with some body shots of his own. Waters controls RPP against the cage, landing body shots for about a minute before the referee jumps in and brings them back to the center of the cage for some reason. Waters grabs RPP again and hits a few shots before forcing RPP up against the cage again. More dirty boxing takes us to the end of round 2. The announcers say that round was 10-9 Waters. Your humble narrator says 10-8 Waters is more like it.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 3 - RPP lands a few shots, but winds up in the Waters clinch once again. More dirty boxing from Waters, as RPP can't free himself. Waters throws a knee into the body just to mix things up a little. Halfway through the round, RPP finds himself backed up against the cage once again. The fighters trade short shots until the round ends.</p><p> </p><p>

Ian Rivers: 30-27</p><p>

Reginald Wodehouse: 30-27</p><p>

Edward Wilde: 29-28</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Your winner, by unanimous decision, Gus "Rough" Waters! (Average)</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"The Storm Trooper" Jamie Hewitt</strong> vs. <strong>"The Diamondback" Cory Brewer</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The first round begins with the fighters standing and trading, but nothing too damaging comes from it, until Brewer nails a head kick with about 1:30 left in the round that sends Hewitt down, however Brewer is unable to finish him, as the round ends.</p><p> </p><p>

Brewer controls the first half of round 2, hitting several shots to the body and head of Hewitt, as we pass the midway point of the round, Brewer looks exhausted, and grabs Hewitt in a clinch...whyyyyyyyy?!?!</p><p> </p><p>

As you would expect, Hewitt takes advantage of Brewer's mistake, and backs him up into the cage, unleashing some dirty boxing. Hewitt hits a right to Brewer's ear, then stomps on Brewer's foot, and basically abuses Brewer for the rest of the round.</p><p> </p><p>

The announcers somehow give that round to Brewer 10-9...I might have to drug test them after the show too...</p><p> </p><p>

The 3rd round starts, and Brewer spends the first half of the round staying away from Hewitt, as his corner no doubt told him that grabbing Hewitt probably wasn't that great of an idea. Hewitt finds a way in close, and manages to grab Brewer and slam him to the mat and gain side control, and the crowd can sense that Cory Brewer is officially screwed...Hewitt easily goes from side control to the mount. Brewer eats some shots before giving up his back to Hewitt, but time runs out before Hewitt can finish him! We go to the judges...</p><p> </p><p>

Ian Rivers: 29-28</p><p>

Reginald Wodehouse: 29-28</p><p>

Edward Wilde: 30-27</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Your winner, by unanimous decision..."The Diamondback" Cory Brewer?!</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The fight was rated as being Great, but I couldn't disagree with the judges more.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Jimmy "Big" Schott</strong> vs. <strong>"Lightning" Lamont Banner</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Schott opens round 1 taking a few blows from Banner, but manages to get the clinch. Schott pushes Banner up against the cage, but Banner gets out and pushes Schott up against the cage instead. Schott reverses and pins Banner back against the cage, and Banner reverses it again, and fires a knee into Schott's knee to keep him there. Banner abuses Schott against the cage until the referee calls them back to the center of the cage. Schott wins an exchange and winds up putting Banner right back up against the cage, and keeps him there for the rest of the round.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 2 begins with Schott taking some punches, but managing to get Banner in the clinch. Banner wrestles his way out of it and works Schott into the side of the cage again. Banner hits a few short uppercuts before firing off a knee that Schott catches, using it to turn Banner around and against the cage. Banner reverses it, and stomps Schott's foot. Banner throws another knee, but Schott uses it to turn Banner into the cage again. The referee brings them back to the center of the cage, but they don't stay there long, as Schott moves in, but Banner grabs him and pins him up against the cage. Schott once again reverses it, pins Banner to the cage, and they trade short shots until the round ends.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 3 starts with Schott trying to get Banner up against the cage, but Banner stands his ground and uses dirty boxing to control Schott. Banner tries to put Schott back up against the cage. Schott fights off Banner at first, but eventually winds up against the cage. Schott eats some knees before he manages to reverse things and press Banner up against the cage. With about 30 seconds left in the round, the referee brings them back out to the center of the cage, and Schott has just enough time to muscle Banner into the cage one more time before the round ends.</p><p> </p><p>

Johnny Beerbohm: 30-27</p><p>

Milhouse Twain: 29-28</p><p>

Ian Rivers: 30-27</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>"Lightning" Lamont Banner</strong> wins by unanimous decision! (Average)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Co-Main Event: "The Black Dog" Anthony Ray Shenkman</strong> vs. <strong>"Scorching" Shuler Eigenberg</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Shenkman starts things off with a quick belly-to-belly takedown. Eigenberg pulls guard, and Shenkman smothers Eigenberg for two minutes before the referee stands them up. Shenkman would take down Eigenberg again one more time before the round is up.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 2 starts with Shenkman getting double underhooks, before taking Eigenberg down again, getting side control. Eigenberg tries to shake Shenkman off of him, but ends up giving up his back. Shenkman tries for the rear naked choke a few times, but Eigenberg fights it off, so Shenkman just pounds on Eigenberg until the round ends.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 3 starts the same way as the other two did, with Shenkman taking Eigenberg down. Shenkman spends the entire round beating on Eigenberg from his guard, but can't put him away before the round ends.</p><p> </p><p>

All 3 judges score the bout 29-28, for the winner, by unanimous decision, <strong>"The Black Dog" Anthony Ray Shenkman! (Decent)</strong> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Main Event for the XCC Bantamweight title: Brian "Barrage" Claremont </strong> vs. <strong>"Wild" Willy Bassett</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The story of the first round is both fighters stopping the other's repeated takedown attempts. Bassett manages to get Claremont backed up against the cage, but once again, fails to bring him to the ground. </p><p> </p><p>

Round two opens with some striking, followed by another Bassett attempt to take Claremont down, which is stopped. After a few moments, Bassett manages to get Claremont up, and slams him down. Claremont is seated with his back up against the cage, Bassett struggling to keep control over him, as Bassett fires off some strikes to Bassett's back. Bassett returns fire, but Claremont covers up, not taking too much punishment, before hitting Bassett in the back a few more times as the round comes to an end.</p><p> </p><p>

Round 3 starts with another Bassett clinch, using dirty boxing, landing a few punches, before taking Claremont down with a belly-to-belly. Claremont can't get to full guard as Bassett goes to work on him. The referee stands them up with a minute to go in the round, Claremont lands a few shots, and Bassett bull-rushes him into the cage wall as the round ends.</p><p> </p><p>

The championship rounds begin with Bassett sticking to his gameplan, getting Claremont into a clinch early in the round. Bassett moves Claremont into the side of the cage, and for the first time in the fight, gets a takedown on the first try as he sweeps the legs out from under Claremont, and winds up in side control. Bassett gets the mount and starts raining down heavy shots on Claremont, before the ref steps in and stops the fight.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Winner...And NEEEEWWWW XCC Bantamweight champion, by way of TKO at 1:58 of the 4th round, "Wild" Willy Bassett! (Good)</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Attendance: 395 (Gate: $38,453)</p><p>

Critical: 68% Commercial: 43%</p><p> </p><p>

Pop: +0.7% in the U.S.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

FOTN goes to Anstruther vs. Byng (Fantastic)</p><p>

KOTN goes to Alejandro Laguera</p><p>

SOTN goes to Bonzo Anstruther</p><p> </p><p>

I lost $6k on this show, but I figured I would lose for the short term, so I'm not worried.</p>

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<p>FLB held a show on the same day I had mine, "Silva vs. Stiles III" featuring <strong>Manuel Silva's</strong> last fight for FLB before he heads off to ALPHA-1.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Charles Stiles</strong> scored the upset, submitting Silva by armbar at 4:09 of round 3 to become the new FLB Welterweight champion.</p><p> </p><p>

In other news, <strong>Khru Duangjan</strong> suffered a major arm injury, and had to pull out of his scheduled fight with <strong>Ikuhisa Tamura</strong> at ALPHA-1: Sukarno vs. Ramos. The fight has been cancelled.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Sun Lu Tang</strong> suffered a back injury, and his fight at Sukarno vs. Ramos against <strong>Marty Sinnear</strong> (who was a replacement for <strong>Ben Lees</strong>) has been scrapped.</p>

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