|UCMMA 22 Results|
Alex Reid defeats Jason Barrett in round 1 via Triangle choke
Ultimate Challenge 22: Warrior Creed
Reid chokes out Barrett; Sines stops Amasinger
UCMMA 22: Warrior Creed delivered a unique mixture of celebrity hype, slick submissions and hard hitting knockouts live on pay per view in the UK.
The talking between Alex Reid and Jason Barrett had been fierce throughout the build up to this fight but, once the two entered the cage, it was clear that Reid’s experience and obvious size advantage were key factors.
Barrett came out throwing punches but Reid covered up well and was soon able to negotiate the fight to the floor.
The two were stood up but, when the fight hit the floor a second time via a trip from Reid, it was clear that Barrett was in trouble.
Reid was able to set up a triangle from the mount position and locked his man up quickly and, as much as Barrett tried to punch his way out, it was just a matter of time before he was forced to tap.
In the co-main event Dean Amasinger made his K1 debut against UCMMA’s current welterweight K1 champion Luke Sines.
Amasinger looked to have sharpened up considerably from previous outings but, against an experienced kickboxer like Sines, a victory was always going to be a tough ask.
Sines used great kicks throughout this bout and, after avoiding Amasinger’s power hooks, landed a brutal liver kick that felled his opponent in an instant.
Amasinger struggled to get up to his feet but could not beat the count and the crowd duly erupted as Sines reinforced why, when it comes to K1, he’s at the top of the mountain.
Prospect Iain Martell stormed the gate against the red hot Karl Lawrence and quickly landed big strikes on way to a good takedown.
Lawrence did well to defend on the canvas but simply had no answer for Martell who showed a well calculated mix of technique and trauma and, after a breathless first round, was able to secure the rear naked choke and get the win.
In a bantamweight battle of grapplers it was Spencer Hewitt who took the early initiative against Andy McEwan in a fast paced first round showing some diligent positional work after a great takedown.
McEwan was forced to defend throughout the first round but these periods were punctuated with some impressive stand up where he punished Spencer Hewitt with leg kicks.
Hewitt, however, was undeterred and was able to get the takedown much earlier in the second round which afforded him more time to work.
McEwan defended well but, in the end, was submitted by a dangerous looking Hewitt in the second round by rear naked choke.
The opening bout of the pay per view card saw Muay Thai veteran Anna Zuchelli take on Karen Ousey in an mma bout that never threatened to go near the ground.
After only a few minutes both were marked up and the relentless pace never stopped throughout the fight as both landed from the clinch and from range.
In the end the nod went to Ousey but it was a very technical stand up display that could have easily gone either way.
Best of the rest
In a colossal heavyweight bout Darren Towler took on behemoth Tomasz Czerwinski in a bout that never looked like going out of the first round.
Towler, a veteran of Team Machine, showed good strategy and didn’t stay in the pocket with Tomasz too long when the bombs started flying.
In the end it was a swift uppercut from Towler that was the beginning of the end for Tomasz as the Polish giant fell to the floor and was quickly pounded out in the first round.
In one of the more technical bouts of the evening Maxin Osiptsov took the light heavyweight UK1 title home after surviving a difficult first round with Valentino Petrescu.
Osiptsov was continually rattled with vicious body shots and kicks and marked up very quickly but was able to survive a tough round after being knocked down with a looping hook.
Petrescu, however, seemed to tire in the second and Osiptsov’s precision came to the front as he put on a stellar display in repeatedly linking combinations effortlessly and landing a brutal teep kick on several occasions.
This pattern continued in the last round and Osiptsov put in the performance of the night to take home the belt.
Team Tsunami’s Jack Mason wasted very little time against Miguel Bernard in securing the takedown and establishing his dominance.
Bernard seemed to have no answers for Mason’s athleticism and control and soon found mounted and shipping shots.
Mason, to his credit, did exactly what he had to do and landed enough bombs from the top to warrant a stoppage.
Przemyslaw Misiek took no time in taking Chris Harman to the floor and, almost instantly, grabbed hold of a Kimura. Harman did well initially but the power differential was simply too much and Misiek added another win to his burgeoning record.
Louis King obliterated Romy da Silva in their UK-1 bout as the dangerous striker left it all in the cage in a breathless display. Da Silva was punished from start to finish and caught numerous strikes before succumbing to a first round TKO loss from the devastating King.
In the opening bout of the evening Sam Morrison put on a very good display against Charlie Francis and caught his man sweetly with a left hook in the first round.
Francis soon came back with some phenomenal strikes of his own and finished the fight with stiff ground and pound in the second.
Alex Reid def. Jason Barrett via Submission (Triangle Choke) – Round 1
Luke Sines def. Dean Amasinger via KO (Liver Kick) – Round 1
Iain Martell def. Karl Lawrence via Submission (RNC) – Round 1
Spencer Hewitt def. Andy McEwan via Submission (RNC) – Round 1
Karen Ousey def. Anna Zuchelli via Unanimous Decision
Darren Towler def. Tomasz Czerwinski via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1
Maxin Osiptsov def. Valentino Petrescu via Unanimous Decision
Jack Mason def. Bernard Miguel via Ground and Pound Round 1
Przemyslaw Misiek def. Chris Harman via Submission (Kimura) – Round 1
Louis King def. Romy Da Silva via TKO (Punches) – Round 1
Charlie Francis def. Sam Morrison via TKO (Punches) – Round 2