Shockblastmedia will be live at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT for Reality Fighting: Porter vs Gonzaga. I will be cageside photographing the fights and Scott Stankus will be reporting the live results and play-by-play of tonight’s action with the fights scheduled to start at approximately 8 pm. This marks the return of former UFC Heavyweight Contender Garbriel “Napão” Gonzaga to MMA when he faces current Heavyweight Champion Parker Porter. The card also features 2 more title fights with Bantamweight champion John McLaughlin facing Emil Haddad, and Lightweight Champion Matt “The Mangler” Bessette putting his belt on the line against #1 contender Joe Proctor.
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Mic checks are going on now. And doors are about to be opened. In a twist for the night, Nate will not be able to photograph the fights cage side. He will photographing them further back from press row, and will also help Scott with some of fight commentary.
The lights have dimmed, AC/DC’s Hell’s Bells sets the tone as the crowd enters, the first fight is about 40 minutes away.
BJJ Black Belt and Wai Kru Fighter, John Clarke, is commentating tonight’s fights for Reality Fighting and pumping up the crowd!! 20 minutes away from the 1st fight of the night!!
Matt Bessette and Parker Porter have just entered the arena. Nate is chatting with them now.
Pantera’s “Walk” is blasting right now!! Appropriate since Porter feels disrespected by Gonzaga
About 5 minutes from showtime, the lights have dimmed Reality Fighting President Kipp Kollar’s daughter is about to sing the National Anthem.
Joe Boxer 0-0 vs Steve Carr 0-0
The fighters touch gloves and begin Carr immediate shoots for a take down, the fighters separate quickly and reset. Carr shoots again and takes Boxer to the mat. They fight for position then stand back up and reset.
The two clinch exchanging blows, Boxer is throwing combinations, Carr answers back with a great knee. It looks like they are both going for a KO. Carr forces Boxer to the cage then pulls him into his guard they exchange some close guard blows. Carr is setting up a triangle choke, Boxer is defending, throwing elbows to the head.
Carr is able to lock in the triangle choke and taps Boxer. This fight was fast and furious. The match ends in just over four minutes! Great start to the fights!!
Winner: Steve Carr by Triangle Choke.
Eric Lee 4-2 vs Kyle Rozewski 0-0
Rozewski comes out to Flogging Molly’s “Devil’s Dance Floor” and looks ready for this fight. Lee comes out to a loud cheer as he seems to have quite a few fans supporting him tonight.
Lee is able to catch Rozewski’s kick and takes him down. Rozewski pulls him into guard as they exchange blows vying for position.
Lee moves into a North/South position, he is trying to move into side control. Lee is throwing short shots to his head as Rozewski punches his ribs. Lee moves into half guard, trying to mount, but Rozeski is doing a good job holding him into place. He is taking a lot of short punches as the round ends. The crowd is not happy with the lack of action in this round.
Round two starts off fast and furious. the two exchange blows Lee pushes Rozewki to the cage. and pulls Rozewski into a Guillotine but he was able tow work out of it. After being on the mat in half guard. The ref stands them up.
Lee is throwing some great combinations pushing forward. Rozewski shoots and takes Lee down great slam. Rozewski tried to move into mount but Lee rolls with him and locks in an armbar out of nowhere, abruptly ending the fight.
Winner: Eric Lee by Arm Bar.
John Naples 2-3 vs Terin Swanson 0-0
Naples is from Uncasville and receives a warm hometown welcome.
The matching begins immediately with Naples swinging for the fences, forcing Swanson to the cage and taking him down.
Swanson pulls him into guard and is setting up his submission game. Swanson is trying to lock in a Gogoplata, working for it, but can’t quite get it. Naples throws some punches from the top fighting to break free from Swanson’s rubber guard, but leaves himself open again as Swanson goes for the gogo again….has it locked in…Naples picks up Swanson and power bombs Swanson. Swanson is out cold!
Winner: John Naples by KO via Power Bomb Slam!
Leroy Derricott 2-1 vs Jeremy Ross 3-3
They exchange, feeling each other other out. Derricott takes him down and quickly moves to what looks like an anaconda choke. Ross quickly gets back up to his feet forcing Derricott to the cage. Ross picks up Derricott and slams him to the mat. Derricott pulls him into his guard, but starts eating elbows as Ross is able to stand working into side control. Derricot is able to work out of it and push Ross to the mat. Ross pulls him into guard and pulls him into a guillotine choke, but Derricott is able to power out of it. Ross then pulls him into a triangle, but is unable to lock it in. Both fighters are back on there feet. Derricott goes for a head kick, and falls down but is quickly up . The two echange punches, looking to find the range. Derricott forces Ross to the wall of the cage. Ross clinches and throws some knees, but Derricott slams him down. Ross is able to turn it around getting side control, then takes his back! Ross quickly locks in a rear naked choke ending the match! What a great fight!
Winner: Jeremy Ross by Rear Naked Choke
Jay Ward 4-1 vs Eric Sommer 0-0
Ward throws a quick combo before taking Sommer down to the mat. He tries to go for a ground and pound, but Sommer works out of it. The two stand up, and Sommer moves forward throwing some heavy punches rocking Ward, falling into the wall. He goes down, but he recovers. Sommer pulls him into guard, Ward slams him again and almost end s up in an armbar.
The two reset . Sommer is throwing some great punches as they clinch. Ward throws Sommer down and pulls him into a tight Guillotine choke. Sommer gets out of it and moves into side control and throws some head shots trying to get full mount. Ward is able to stand up and starts raining down punches and elbows. Sommer is able to pull Ward down and get side control again. This has been back and forth battle so far. Sommer tries to get full guard. He does and starts raining down punches as the round ends.
Sommer comes out of the corner with a great black eye. Ward starts throwing some huge punches, he is going for the knockout. Sommer defends well. Ward lands a heavy body shot. The two continue to dance, judging distance. Ward gets his mouthpiece knocked out with a jab. They reset. Sommer is throwing some great punch kick combos. This has become a slobber knocker as both fighters are throwing some heavy punches. Toe to Toe, Ward lands a great right hook and he winds up his punch for another heavy body shot. Ward is bleeding from his right eye. Sommer continues to connect with some great straights and jabs. Sommer breaks the action with an accidental low blow. The action starts again. Ward is throwing some heavy punches and Sommer is answering back with some heavy shots of his own. Sommer’s eyes are starting to show a lot of damage. Ward catches Sommer with a hard right knocking him down he follows up and starts raining down punches! The ref stops the fight!
Winner: Jay Ward by TKO
**In between fight action! A fight just broke out in the crowd! It looks like about 12 people will no longer be watching the fight from the arena!**
Dane Grove 1-0 vs Eric Bedard 1-0
Dane Grove comes out looking like he is ready to fight, and looks to be in great shape. He has an overly obvious size advantage over Bedard as it looks like Bedard just got off the couch and quite possibly a few trips to Krispie Kreme. If I had to pick a winner right now it would be Grove.
The fight starts with Bedard and Grove exchanging punches. Bedard connects sending Grove down. He was able to get a few punches in before Grove scrambles to his feet. Grove forces Bedard into the cage and works on the body and head. He is making him pay for that first knockdown. Bedard recovers as the two exchange some heavy punches. They are both landing with Bedard beginning to open up with some great combos. Bedard gets knocked down and tries to pull Grove into his guard. Grove ends up mounting him and he rains down some damaging head shots. Bedard is able to escape out of the 5 hole. The two reset and exchange some heavy punches moving around the ring. Bedard lands a heavy right left combo sending Grove down against the cage. Bedard follows up by raining down some hard punches, Grove has had enough and verbally taps.
I am reminded to never judge a book by its cover. Never underestimate the power of Krispie Kreme! That was a great show of power and and boxing skills.
Winner: Eric Bedard by Submission (Punches – Verbal Tap)
Dwight Grant 2-1 vs Erik Purcell 2-4
Grant comes out and immediately lands a clean right knocking Purcell down and follows it up with punches from the back. This fight is over in 14 seconds!
Winner: Dwight Grant by KO
**It looks like there is a GLEE type troupe performing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and other songs before the three title fights**
** Alexandre “Vaca” Moreno from Team Link has just been called to the Ring. He is the current 185 lbs Reality Fighting Champion. Fight Announcement maybe??**
** Alexandre “Vaca” Moreno will defend his belt Feb 24th against Dominic Gagliardi**
Joe Proctor 5-1 vs Matt “The Mangler”The Bessette 6-2 Lightweight Title Fight
Matt Bessette enters the ring to Rick Ross. He looks ready to go.
Bessette starts with a leg kick. Proctor answers back with a fast combo forcing Bessette against the cage, he shoots and takes him down. Bessette pulls him into full guard. Proctor is landing some punches as he is trying to posture up. Bessette is holding him into place. Bessette is trying to lock in a triangle, Proctor stand up, enough to break out. Goes back into guard, breaks out and stands up again, quickly lands some head punches and a few kicks before going back into Bessette’s guard.
The two stand up and begin to fire punches. Proctor pushes Bessette against the cage, and goes for a high knee. Bessette catches it and uses it to take Proctor down. Besstte is in side control, but he gets pulled into full guard. Besette stands up, and begins to fire punches to Proctor has he gets to his feet landing some great body shots. Bessette lands a great front kick to the face of Proctor which is already showing some damage from the early exchanges. The two clinch immediately and both try to land some knees as the round ends. Great first round!
The second round begins with Bessette trying to land a flying knee Proctor easily side steps. The two reset and throw some combos. They clinch and Besstte wraps him up and pulls him down into guard. Bessette is pinned against the ring wall, he is trying to re-position. Proctor stands for a moment, but is unable to get a good shot in as he goes back down into Bessette guard. Proctor lands some head shots. Bessette stands firing back .. The two clinch and The” mangler” takes Proctor down again, moving into mount, looking to take his back. Besstette has his back and he is looking to get his hooks in as the crowd is fired up. Besstette pulls him back into a body triangle looking to sink in the rear naked choke, and the crowd blows up!! He is trying to lock it in, he is throwing head and body shots trying to lock in the choke with just under a minute left in the round, Proctor is still defending the rear naked choke. With ten seconds left Proctor is able to get out of it, they stand and are about to fire off again but the bell sounds. That was a great second round.
This is the first time this evening we have entered into the third round. Both fighters are showing some great striking and BJJ. They come out jabbing, Proctor lands a hard jab. Bessette recovers quickly they fire off combos and clinch. The Mangler is trying to bring Proctor down but he defends well. The two reset. each showing a great amount of respect for the other. They clinch again Procter is throwing some great high knees. Bessette is firing back some good combos. They paw it out. Trying to find the range. Bessette lands a good right left combo clinging Proctor against the cage for a moment the two fighters then move it back to the middle of the ring. One fires a combo and the other responds. Proctor brings Bessette down against the age but lets lets him up. The two dance across the ring again. They clinch proctor gets both hooks in and throws some great knees. He tries to lock in a guillotine choke but Bessette rolls out of it. In the last then seconds. They start throwing punches wildly trying to finish.
Proctor comes out firing and tries to land some clinch knees. He pushes Bessette to the cage and tries to go for the slam. Bessette position himself on the ground. Proctor wants to keep it standing the two reset. they start pawing eat each other again Bessette lands two go leg kicks then pushes Proctor to the cage. The Mangler is trying to bring Proctor down, but can’t the two start firing off combos. Bessette lands some good combos and knees but Proctor seems unaffected.
The two again circle each other. The crowd is showing their support for Matt, they are loving this action! Bessette is standing to look a bit gassed, but he his still in this fight. Proctor is landing a few good jabs and a solid right. The two clinch again. Bessette, working hard finally gets a one legged take down. Proctor pulls him into his guard. The round ends.
The last round is set to begin. They are pawing at each other. Bessette lands a great right and then is able to slam Proctor down hard. Proctor pulls him into guard and holds Bessette in a head lock. Bessette stands up Proctor on his back. Bessette tries to rain down a heavy right but misses. The pair stand in a clinch. Proctor lands a solid punch as they separate.
Proctor lands a solid combo stunning Bessette for a moment, he shoots to take him down.
The two reset. Proctor in a Muay Thai clinch tries to pull him down. Bessette pulls him into guard. The two reset again. In the final 10 seconds both fighters swing wild looking to steal the round. It is going to go to the cards for the first time tonight! What a great fight!
Winner: Joe Proctor (Unanimous Decision 50 -45, 49-46, 48-47)
It was a close back and forth fight, but Nate and I agree, Proctor definitely did not deserve scores of 50 and 49…
The crowd definitely does not agree with this decision.
Emil Haddad 2-0 vs John McLaughlin 4-0 Bantamweight Title Fight
The fighters come out McLaughin fires the first punches landing part of a combo Haddad fires back but misses he shoots and takes McLaughlin down. Haddad is in McLaughlin’s guard trying to posture up. Haddad stands and catches McLauhlin in a head hoke as he stands but he breaks out . the fighters reset. the two dance in the center of the cage pawing for range. Haddad trying to land some head kicks McLaughlin tries to rush in with some combos Haddad pulls him into a quick clinch landing a solid knee . McLaughlin is unaffected. The two dance again. Haddad is land ing some good jabs but McLaughin fires back he lands a solid left. The cheering section of McLaughlin is fired up!
McLaughlin landed a great punch square on the nose of Haddad. The pair go back and forth landing good combos. they clinch Haddad lands some great knees when they come back Haddad is bleeding freely from his nose. It looks like that punch did some damage. McLauhlin was able to land a few more combos on what looks like to be a broken nose At the end of the round McLaughlin lands a hard and furious head kick but Haddad was able to take it.
The two come out firing. McLaughlin is landing great head body combos. but he keeps backing off and resetting. I think he is trying to avoid a clinch. Haddad is firing wildly. Haddad is still bleeding badly. McLaughlin lands a solid upper cut. they dance some more. McLaughlin was able to land a great right and left. If Haddad wasn’t bleeding bad before he is now. His nose is smashed and he is breathing heavy out of his mouth. McLaughlin lands anothe rgood combo. Haddad is trying to find and anwer but McLaughlin has been defeindg well. Haddad did manage to land a couple punches but is unneffected. McLaughlin was able to be landing combos as well. Haddad is starting to loose his compusere. McLaughlin shoots for a takedown forcing Haddad to the cage but he can’t bring him down and the two reset. The only blood on McLaughlin is Haddad’s, it looks like he has been eating some strawberries. It looks like Haddad is using the acient technique of blocking his opponents fist with his face.
The two come out firing. McLaughlin is going for head kicks. Haddad is trying to land some combos. I have to hand it to Haddad’s corner. they stopped the bleeding. The two are pawing for range. Haddad fires a perfectly timed left head kick and connects squrely on McLaughlin jaw he crumbles, he was out before he hit the mat! the fight is over! McLaughlin is out cold. The medic is being called in!
Winnner: Haddad (KO, Head Kick)
Gabriel Gonzaga 11-6 vs Parker Porter 5-2 Heavyweight Title Fight
Napão enters the ring looking in good shape. Porter looks just as ready. I can already tell this is going to be a great fight.
The two start pawing for distant Gonzaga moves in landing a few quick jabs. Porter fires back landing a good straight. The crowed is behind the champ. As he fires a great body head combo. Napão is content to work his jab. He lands a quick stright and fires a leg kick that could be heard through the areana. Napão stops the action with a shot below the belt.
The two reset. Napão lands another solid leg kick . He is being very caution and calculated in his moves. Parker is working his jab. Napão fires a leg kick Parker rushes in with a quick combo knocking Napão off balance for a moment but he recovers. Napão continues to work his leg keg kicks. Parker pawing for range and fires a solid straight Napão answers back with a hard leg kick . It seems Napão is trying to chop down Porter with the leg kicks, maybe to set up the takedown in the later rounds They continue to fire combos not doing much damage as the round ends.
Parker being aggressive in round 2 tring to land some jabs and gets a solid leg kick in. So far he is showing the most forward movement. looks like he is waiting for his moment. Lands another solid leg kick Parker fires back with a combo, nap covers over and back peddles. Napão goes for a head kick. blocked. and shoots for his first takedown which Porter stuffs easily. The two dance again. Napão lands a couplpe good jab.s Parker catches him with a good right but Napão quickly recovers. Napão is sharting to show some redness in the side of his head. Parker landned a hard rigth that could bea heard everywhere. Napão is moving away. Parker landed another good headshot. Napão covering up still dancing around the ring. Parker fires a couple good front kicks to Napão’s head, blocked. Parker seems to be scoring themost this round. With a minute left Napão is not showing much foward movement. He lands a decent one two combo. He is trying to land a hard right leaving him open for parkers counter combo sending Napão back but he recovers.
With ten seconds left Napão puts some distance between him and Parkers combos. The round ends.
Porter is pawing tring to find his range. Napão goes for a head kick. Blocked. Parker lands a solid right that stuns Napão for a second. He fires a greeat combo that catches Parker. Napão rushes in to follow up landing some heavy punches and floors Parker! Parker grabs onto Napão and works his way to his feet. They clinch now, as Parker is trying to clear the cobwebbs.Napão trips Parker to the mat and is firing off bombs to Parker’s head. Napão works and gets the mount and continues the ground and pound with Parker pinned against the cage. Parker trying to escape to his feet and is scrambling. Gonzaga keeps him down utilizing the BJJ he is famous for and with great body control!! Parker has nowhere to go!! Parker is turtling with Napão in back side control unleashing bombs to his head. He takes Porter back looking for the rear naked choke , still raining down punches to the side of Parker’s head to soften him up. Parker scrambles desperately looking to shake Napão off and Napão easily moves to mount and transitions into an arm triangle!! Parker taps immediately!!!
Winner: Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga by Arm Triangle
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