Sportfight X Atlanta was a great night of fights and packed with excellent MMA action. Here’s the blow-by-blow.
Scott Eaton vs Jared McWilliams 185lbs
Scott has some heavy looking hands and is setting up big strikes with leg kicks. Jared clinches up and is maybe looking for a takedown but Scott is landing some good body blows and when is finally dragge to the ground, ends on top. Scott gets side control and works the far arm for an americana. Jared is able to roll to the turtle position for momentary relief but gets rolled back over and submitted.
Scott Eaton def Jared McWilliams sub (americana) 2:01 of rd. 1
Manuel COrrea vs Jose Luis Lopez 145lbs
Jose faked a kick and slipped early in the round allowing Manuel, the BJJ artist to get on top and apply shoulder choke/neck crank. Jose tries to establish a guard and is able to stand with Manuel’s arm around his neck still. Manuel keeps his grip and tries a guillotine that he uses to take Jose to the ground. Jose defends and they get back to the feet. Jose misses another kick and Manuel attacks with punches. Jose returns some punches of his own.
Jose attacks the body in the second round with some hard hooks. Here on the feet Manuel is having trouble putting anything together. Jose mixes it up with some body kicks and fast hands. Jose lands another slapping right round to the body and the crowd hears it. Jose does a pretty good job of staying up and jabbing his opponent. Manuel is able to drop and land a solid double leg takedown and slam. On top, Manuel isn’t able to work a position until Jose scrambles and offers a neck. Jose is defending the choke well and gets back to standing in a clinch when he’s kneed in the junk. The horn is blown and some punches are exchanged just after the fight due to a little slow ref action.
Manuel Correa def Jose Luis Lopez by unan dec.
Roderick Lewis vs Alex Moore 155lbs
Roderick drops some hard strikes early and bowls Alex over. Alex works for a leg lock from the ground. Roderick defends but is placed in Alex’s guard. Alex works for a triangle immediately. Alex works on the triangle for a full minute and Roderick is finally forced to tap.
Alex Moore def Roderick Lewis by sub (triangle) 2:48 of rd 1.
Mike Alvarado vs Jeremy Wallace 185lbs
Jeremy lands a sneaky uppercut and follows with a single leg takedown. Jeremy postures up and punches Mike’s head. Mike is able to kick him off and when Jeremy comes back down lands in a triangle set up. Mike is unable to complete and they get back to standing. When Mike rushes wih strikes, Jeremy drops levels again and lands another takedown. Jeremy lands some strikes there but stands up shortly after. They clinch up and work the body for control. Jeremy lands an inside knee and the separate again. Jeremy lands another big takedown before the round ends.
Jeremy spends the round backing up and keeping his distance and suddenly explodes with another big takedown. Jeremy works strikes from top position there but opts to stand again. Jeremy shoots another takedown but Mike finally stuffs one and looks like he might take Jeremy’s back when Jeremy scrambles out. Jeremy loooks like he might be gassing again but lands yet another big takedown toward the end of the 2nd stanza.
Round 3 Jeremy hits his signature takedown early and gets on top to work some strikes. The ref stands em up after some inactivity and they get to circling each other. Jeremy gets one last takedown and works some punches before the fight ends.
Jeremy Wallace def Mike Alvarado by unan. dec.
Alfonso Bautista vs Luke Neyland 155lbs
Luke nails a single leg takedown early and is immediately in side control. Alfonso tries to stand but gives up his back in the process. Alfonso is able to turn back into Luke but Luke switches his hips quickly and attempts an armbar. Alfonso switches sides and looks ok but Luke throws the legs up for another armbar that does complete.
Luke Neyland def Alfonso Bautista by sub (armbar) 1:49 in rd. 1
Ururahy Rodrigues vs Patrick Mandio 170lbs
Patrick dodges a jumping front kick and stuffs a takedown in the first 5 seconds. Ururahy works a high crotch single leg. Patrick is doing a great job of staying on his feet and when he is able to, hits a hip toss and ends in halfguard. Ururahy is able to kick Patrick off and they get back to standing. Ururahy attempts another jumping front kick and single leg as before. Patrick keeps his feet. They separate and circle for a time. Ururahy lands some good leg kicks here before the round ends.
Ururahy launches 2 flying kicks now and as he takes his shot eats a big punch from Patrick. Patrick follows him down and lands a few more punches. Ururahy drops for a takedown and they go the ground when Patrick is able to get top position. They have a tense exchange on the ground and get back to the feet. Ururahy closes for another single leg, but still can’t get Patrick to the ground. Ururahy lands 3 solid leg kicks in succession and closes for another single leg. Ururahy finally completes a takedown but is unable to get any work done before Patrick kicks him off. Patrick lands another hip toss before the round ends.
Round 3 Ururahy lands a couple good leg kicks. The third leg kick that Patrick receives looks to have hurt him. Ururahy closes for another single leg takedown. Ururahy is working for this takedown but Mandio is doing a good job of keeping his feet. They separate and Ururahy shoots again. Patrick tosses him and they get back to standing. Ururahy doesn’t seem to exhibit any urgency as the time wanes. Patrick stuffs a big takedown and ends in top position for some punches as the time runs out.
Patrick Mandio def Ururahy Rodrigues by unan dec
Joe Elmore vs Stephen Ledbetter 155lbs
Joe is loading up his strikes and is looking to really hurt Stephen. Stepehen hits a double leg takedown and after a scramble ends up with a guillotine attempt that Joe is able to defend and get up from. Joe kicks the body and the inside leg. Stephen drops for another double leg and ends in Joe’s open guard. Stephen works some GnP from the top while Joe stays active looking to sweep or submit. Joe puts the legs up for a triangle and while he is unable to submit Stephen, he is able to land an elbow and open a cut on Stephen’s scalp.
This round neither fighter is able to land a punch in the openning minute. Stephen drops for a double and ends in Joe’s guard again. Stephen takes advantage of Joe’s open guard and passes to mount. Joe does a good job of recomposing the guard. They go back and forth a bit on the ground but Joe is able to get it back to standing. Joe loads up a huge right but gets taken down in the process. Stephen works some body body head from top position and eats a big elbow. “You’ve heard of suntan, these guys have bloodtan.”- Frank Milsap
Stephen drives in for a takedown and almost takes a huge knee. Joe locks in a guillotine really quick and works to submit but Stephen uses the time to free his legs and get into a mount position. Joe shakes him off and gets Stephen into his guard. The latter half of this fight has been basically a BJJ hard roll session. Stephen abandons progressing in favor of some strikes. A hard fought 15 minutes for these warriors.
Stephen Ledbetter def Joe Elmore by unan dec.
Dave Vitkay vs Roger Carrol
Roger is presenting a light front leg and seems to be prepared for a standup battle. Dave has heavy hands and good striking. Roger closes for a takedown but Dave cirlces and takes him down himsef. Dave works some strikes from top position but this is where Roger is still very dangerous. Dave is able to progress slightly and get in Roger’s half guard. Dave gets high on the guard and tries to isolate an arm. Roger opts for a deep halfguard and looks to sweep potentially. Dave locks on a guillotine and looks deep but Roger rolls a couple different ways and they stand up. Dave falls back, Roger pounces, but get swept! Roger has a smile on his face when the bell for the round rings. He knew he shouldn’t have been swept.
Round 2 Dave lands 2 punches and almost pus down a knee. Roger comes back with some strikes. Roger closes for a takedown and hip tosses. They scramble some and Roger ends up on top. Roger drops a good elbow but is then swept again. Dave gets to a mount position and rains down some blows. Roger gets back to half guard. Dave lands a big shoulder butt that makes Roger visibly upset. Roger looks to work some deep half guard action but Dave is staying on top and dropping big body shots.
Dave does a lot of taunting in this 3rd round. Dave is commanding on the feet here. Dave executes some combos that end in step through knees. Dave throws a leading left hook and left knee that connect well. Roger closes to clinch and they work on the fence for a time. They separate and Dave throws some more punches. Roger drops to shoot again but still can’t land a takedown. Dave does a good job of circling out when getting clinched up on the fence. Roger attempts a guillotine just as the round is ending, too little too late.
Dave Vitkay def Roger Carrol by unan dec.