Event Coverage of Wild Bill’s Fight Night 34 Cujba vs Saraiva
A great night of fights once again at Wild Bill’s in Duluth, Ga. Here is the blow-by-blow account of an explosive evening.
Joshua Cook Chaotic FItness vs Junior Mewborn Legacy Fight Club
Josh tried a few kicks early on, Junior follows a missed kick with some hooks and looks like he tagged Josh. Josh closes the distance and clinches up. Josh gets a big body
lock takedown and goes to take the back. Junior turns while Josh crept up quickly and took an arm, locking up an armbar.
Joshua Cook def Junior Mewborn by sub. armbar in rd 1 0:25.
Kenyon Wilson X3 Sports vs Nick Beal Striker Combat Center
Kenyon lands a glancing right hook early and Nick backs off. Nick shoots in for a double and gets it to the ground. Kenyon gets his feet under him and is able to get up. Nick tries some punches and lands a body lock takedown. Kenyon is able to keep his posture and stay in top position and then mount. Nick gets back to guard and they get back to work. Nick attempts an armbar from guard, Kenyon evades, hits a switch and is all over Nicks back. Nick is defending well but Kenyon is quick. Nick explodes out back into guard with Kenyon on top. Nick attempts a 3rd armbar that he completes mere seconds before the round ends.
Nick Beal def Kenyon Wilson by sub. armbar in rd 1 2:56
Larry Daughtery Slaughter House MMA vs Josh Blankenship Legacy Fight Club
Josh lands a stiff leg kick early on and folows with a strong straight left. Josh attackes with a leg kick striaght left combo. Josh looks the more technical striker and is landing punches flush. Larry approaches with his hands at his hips and looks to load up some shots. Josh is able to avoid most of the major strikes and then it turns into a brawl. Josh gets the better of the exchanges and lays into him against the fence when the ref stops it.
Josh Blankenship def Larry Daughtery by TKO in rd 1 1:22
Marques Jackson X3 Sports vs Seth Colwell Striker Fight Center
Marques absorbs a leg kick and locks up a bodylock. Marques pushes Seth up agains the cage and delivers some brutal knees. They separate and Marques lands a big body kick. Seth now wants it on the ground and secures a double. Seth works the body from Marques’s guard. Marques works to wall walk but Seth keeps pulling his legs out from under him. Ref stands em up after a while and they meet in the middle with kicks. They stand and Seth gets another takedown just before the end of the first.
Round 2 Marques misses a big leg kick and Seth closes quickly for a takedown. Marques nearly lands a huge left hook but they clinch up instead. Marques hits a guillotine and drops into guard. Marques works it for a few seconds and Seth taps.
Marques Jackson def Seth Colwell by sub (guillotine) in rd 2 0:22
Ricardo Giraldo Fusion MMA vs Cody Maiden Striker Fight Center
Cody exhibits some crisp striking to start. Ricardo wants this on the ground ASAP and get a double leg to the ground. Ricardo has side control and works for an arm triangle. Cody defends and tries to spin out. Ricardo is maintaining top position until Cody explodes over into north-south. Ricardo bridges and tries to escape, Cody picks up an arm and locks the legs for an armbar quickly.
Cody Maiden def Ricardo Giraldo by sub (armbar) in rd 1 1:43
Kevin Patton Fusion MMA vs Chandler Smith Legacy Fight Club
Kevin tried an overhand right early and got tagged and hurt. Kevin closes to clinch and wants it on the ground. Chandler has him jacked up and went for a hip toss that failed and landed Kevin in his guard. Chandler bucked and turned to escape, Kevin rode him to take his back and locked in a Rear Naked Choke.
Kevin Patton def Chandler Smith by sub (RNC) in rd 1 0:51
TJ MCDaniel HardKnox MMA vs Gabe Leatherman Legacy Fight Club
TJ has a swift leg kick and tags Gabe early. Gabe fires of a head kick that misses and TJ closes to clinch forcing Gabe to the fence. They trade knees and position against the fence until Gabe tries to pick TJ up and slam him unsuccessfully. TJ lands in Gabe’s half guard but Gabe sweeps to guard quickly. Gabe strikes to the head and body while TJ holds on to defend. Gabe drills TJ with shots to the face. TJ is able to make eye contact with the ref before he covers up and takes some more abuse. TJ created some space to
get underhooks just as the ref came in to stop it.
Gabe Leatherman def TJ McDaniel by TKO in rd 1 2:32
Kesha Springle Gruebel’s MMA vs Mary Matia KBX Fitness
Kesha attacks from range with spinning back kicks and side kicks, an apparent TKD background. Mary is having some trouble getting inside for the range she’s comfortable with. Mary weathers a number of shots and closes but Kesha clinches and and the ref separates. Mary is able to get inside after Kesha tires some and deliver her patented machine gun shots. Kesha evades some and is able to land some hooks. The round ends with Kesha on the fence taking punishment.
Kesha lands a huge spinning backfist to start the round but Mary has a solid chin, she barrels forward taking more punishment but is able to land some clean straight punches. There are a series of meet and greets as you see Kesha start to wane some. Mary pumps the pistons into the side of her head to finish the round.
Kesha keeps her distance with side kicks and when Mary closes Kesha clinches up. Mary keeps trying to close and brawl but Kesha is between extreme range and the clinch making it very hard for Mary to execute her gameplan.
Mary Matia def Kesha Springle by unan dec
Mike Alvarado Bangkok Boxing vs Ja Lowery ATT Atlanta
Mike catches a finger in the eye to start. aaaand he can’t continue.
Jesse Wable Team Full Throttle vs Joey Ward Striker Fight Center
Joey is he aggressor, Jesse seems to want to wait for the action and counter. Joey lands a good headkick and Jesse recovers quickly. Joey lands a couple good shots and goes in for a takedown. Joey postures over Jesse and works some GnP. Joey ends up with Jesse in a front headlock. They get up and Jesse shoots a double. Joey locks in a guillotine and they go to the ground. Jesse is able to defend the submission and work some GnP of his own from the guard.
Round 2 They rush in and Jesse throws a haymaker that just misses. Jesse is headhunting while Joey is picking his shots. Jesse tags him with a right, Joey shoots the takedown a Jesse locks up a strong guillotine before he jumps guard. Jesse traps Joey’s left arm making it hard for him to defend, let alone tap.
Jesse Wable def Joey Ward by sub (guillotine) in rd 2
Andrew Higgins Fusion MMA vs Jarrell Bowman ATT Atlanta/Shidokan Atlanta
Jareell is spot on with his first strikes and landing technical straight shots. Andrew gets a kick caught and delivers a flying double drop kick. Jarrell clinches up, Andrew goes for a double, Jarrell locks in a guillotine and pulls guard. Andrew defends it, to his credit, but it looks deep while Jarrell works to secure it. Andrew pops his head out and starts working some strikes. Jarrell gets to wall walk and stand, when they get themselves into the same situation: Andrew in a near guillotine. Andrew pops his head out again and works to pass. Jarrell has a face of perpetually unimpressed and gets to standing again. Jarrell turns to grab a single and gets it to the ground. Andrew employs a high rubber guard before the round ends.
Round 2 Andrew tries to land an overhand right and gets into a clinch, Jarrell turns it into a takedown and Jarrell ends in Andrew’s guard. Andrew uses a rubber guard again and Jarrell is unable to posture up to do damage. Jarrell shakes the leg off and is able to pass to half guard. The ref stands them after some inactivity there. Andrew fires another overhand punch and shoots the double. Jarrell gets the back momentarily but only one hook in before he tries to choke Andrew out. Andrew turns and ends in half guard,
Jarrell postures up and gets a single leg, Andrew scoots up for an inverted triangle and then a crucifix, Jarrell moves swiftly to defend but ends up on the bottom. The round ends with Andrew dropping some punches on Jarrell’s head.
Round 3 they start pretty close, they close to clinch, Jarrell tries a hip toss, Andrew lands on top momentarily quickly locking in a triangle and rolling to his back. Andrew patiently works to secure it fully and Jarrell taps.
Andrew Higgins def Jarrell Bowman sub (triangle) in rd 3
Stephen Eakin Team Reality vs Jon Ivey Thug Jitsu
Stephen initiates with a solid leg kick… and another. Inside then outside. Now another outside. Jon motions something to the crowd and then goes on the assault. They brawl it on the fence for a sec before Jon catches one in the ding. Back to the action, Jon has big eyes and is lulling Stephen to drop his guard. Stephen has a small cut under his left eye after Jon connected with a few shots. Jon leaps forward and lands a 1-2, steps back and offers the chin. Stephen accepts and does no damage before Jon drops more bombs on the face cutting the other cheek. Jon attempts a Crane Kick that Stephen avoids. Stephen is fighting off his back feet seemingly demoralized while Jon dances and taunts but also lands big hooks. Stephen’s offense is 100% leg kicks to the lead leg. It looks to maybe be slowing Jon down but it’s hard to tell. The last leg kick got some lift and Jon may be tiring. Stephen finishes strong but the damage is showing.
Round 2 Stephen looks a little fresher and is still working the jabs and leg kicks. Stephen catches Jon on the way in with a knee and clinches him up for some knees to the body. Stephen works him against the fence but lands another unintentional low blow. Back to the action, Jon feints a low blow and hooks the head. Stephen locks him up against the fence and tries to drop him with a double, Jon waves his hands like something happened while Stephen rains down punches brutally. The ref steps in after a good 10 seconds
of damage have been delivered and Jon rises to his knees to recover. Back to the action AGAIN. Eakins continues with leg kicks and jabs. He found some success on the ground, he may try to get it back there. OH GOD. Eakins connects with another low blow and we face another No Contest.
Adrian Miles Miles Freestyle Academy vs George Allen ATT Atlanta
George is a 44 year old veteran of the sport and has announced his retirement before the fight. George is still a strong guy and is giving Adrian some trouble in the clinch. Adrian tried a trip but George is able to stay up and even take his back. Adrian rolls forward and they separate. Adrian re-engages the clinch and starts throwing knees to the body. They throw and scramble, Geroge attempts a guillotine, Adrian defends and George ends up in a high half guard. Adrian attemps a sweep, armbar, and omoplata sweep in seconds. Adrian ends on top and rains down blows until the fight is stopped by the ref.
Adrian Miles def George Allen by TKO in rd. 1 4:53
Marius Cujba X3 Sports vs Diego Saraiva Sariava MMA
Marius is throwing some probing jabs and gets a leg kick for his troubles. They trade some jabs and leg kicks now and appear on equal footing. Marius lands a short hook but Diego is unfazed. Diego is getting comfortable now and putting together some combos. Marius keeps his range with leg kicks and jabs. Diego throws some big combos finishing with head kicks but is unable to land anything flush. Diego closes and they clinch up. This could be a deciding range in the fight given their respective backgrounds in Judo for Marius and BJJ for Diego. The takedowns and clinch work could be the key to victory, especially if it comes to decision. They separate after a failed throw and trade some punches. Marius is throwing some stiff punches and mixing in leg kicks. Diego is throwing similar hands but seems stymied by the varied attack. Towards the end of the round Marius shoots a double, gets a body lock from the back and slams Diego to the ground.
Round 2 they start tentative again, then some kicks, high for Diego and low for Marius. Diego steps up and Marius lands Steven Segal front kick. Marius clinches him up against the fence and delivers some knees. Marius lands some with the feet with the hands now. Diego pulls guard when Marius closes. Diego looks hurt and is butt scooting while Marius picks him apart at some range. Ref stands em up and Marius closes to clinch again. Marius works some knees against the fence while Diego defends and tries to get to the ground. Diego works on the ground again while Marius kicks him in the thighs and takes shots to the head when he has room. Final moments of the round Diego manages to grab Marius’s ankles and get him on the ground. Not much damage is delivered before the bell rings.
Round 3 has a similar start to the rest, some tentative jabs and leg kicks from both guys. Diego takes a shot that Marius stuffs, Diego employs a buttterfly sweep over the top but Marius keeps his composure and manages to stand. Marius kicks some to the legs, Diego gets him back to the ground and Marius gives some body shots while in the guard. Marius stands and Diego tries to butterfly sweep him again. They trade some shots now while standing, Diego does some taunting but Marius does not engage immediately. Diego shots a double again and Marius is calmly in his guard doing some damage. Marius stands and as time expires he launches one final punch to the head.
Marius Cujba def Diego Saraiva by unan. dec.