I watched Bamma USA “Bad Beat 14” on Go Fight Live Friday night. It was an all pro fight card. It was my first time viewing a Bamma card and I was as impressed as I have been for any event I have watched on-line. The production was good, the commentators were knowledgeable, the fights were well matched and there was some very good talent. Among the highlight’s were Sarah D’Alelio getting back on the winning track with a nice win over Christina Marks and a very impressive pro debut victory for Jessica Pryor. The only even minor negative is that I felt that two intermissions would have been better as just one intermission. Here is my coverage of the fights and Of The Night awards.
1. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Erik Gonzalez (0-0) vs Derion Chapman (0-1)
RD 1: Gonzalez drops him with a counter and lands elbows till the ref stops it.
Result: Erik Gonzalez via TKO at 0:26 of Round 1
2. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Isaac Velasco (0-2 Systems Training Center) vs Kristopher Gonzalez (0-0 Kings MMA)
RD 1: Velasco hurts him with punches and then a flying knee drops him. Velasco lands more punches forcing the ref to stop it.
Result: Isaac Velasco via KO at 0:16 of Round 1
3. Flyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Adrian Gutierrez (0-1 Tomacelli Academy) vs Keenan Lewis (2-3 Saeksons Muay Thai)
RD 1: Lewis ducks a punch and gets a takedown. He takes some time but Lewis finally lands some punches and then traps an arm and lands more. Lewis gets mount. Gutierrez is not really defending very much. Lewis gets his back but Gutierrez escapes and then a nice slam by Lewis brings him right back down.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Lewis
RD 2: Lewis takes him down right away and lands a couple punches. Lewis traps the arm and lands hard punches. Gutierrez is basically just trying to survive on the ground. Lewis mounts him and lands hard elbows. Gutierrez rolls and escapes but instead of backing out he stays close and Lewis drags him back down.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Lewis
RD 3: Once again Lewis takes him down right away. Gutierrez eyes are both messed up. Not much action with Lewis just landing an occasional punch. Gutierrez’s defense is better this round. Lewis traps an arm to land a couple punches.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Lewis
My score card: 30-27 Lewis
Result: Keenan Lewis via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-25/30-25).
4. Strawweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Misha Nassiri (1-3 The Compound MMA) vs Ashley Yoder (1-1 Team Quest)
RD 1: Nassiri catches a kick and takes her down and lands a couple punches after avoiding an armbar attempt. Yoder gets the armbar this time and the tap.
Result: Ashley Yoder via Tapout (Armbar) at 1:02 of Round 1
5. Flyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Jessica Pryor (0-0 Systems Training Center) vs Chantalle Castellanos (2-2 Youth Empowered/No Limit)
RD 1: Pryor comes out throwing strikes and then nice knees in the clinch. They trade some knees. Pryor lands more strikes in the clinch and then secures a takedown. She gets mount and lands punches and elbows.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Pryor
RD 2: Pryor kicks her way into a clinch and lands hard knees. Nice elbow lands for Pryor. Pryor goes for a takedown by Castellanos sprawls and then lands knees. Nice throw by Castellanos and she traps an arm and lands punches. Pryor escapes but Castellanos looks for a standing guillotine and lands knees to the body.
I scored RD 2:10-9 Castellanos
RD 3: Both fighters come out a little more cautious this round. Pryor slips throwing a kick but is up and they clinch on the cage. They trade some knees in the clinch. Foot stomps by Pryor. Nice knees to the body by Pryor to close the round.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Pryor
My score card: 29-28 Pryor
Result: Jessica Pryor via Majority Decision (28-28/28-27/29-28)
6. Lightweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Mike Segura (3-0 Subfighter MMA) vs Brandon Morris (2-2 Team Quest)
RD 1: Lots of faints from both fighters. A hook and leg kick combo lands for Morris. Morris hurts him with a hook and then drops him and lands more till the ref stops it.
Result: Brandon Morris via TKO at 1:57 of Round 1
7. Flyweight 3x3x3 Rounds
Eric Rios (0-0 Systems Training Center) vs Tim Riscen (3-0 Knuckleheadz Boxing)
RD 1: They clinch up on the cage. Rios lands a couple knees. Some body shots by Riscen. Not much action. They finally separate. Kick to the body by Rios and then a clinch. Riscen gets a takedown to close the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-10
RD 2: Nice hook by Riscen. Takedown by Riscen but Rios goes for an arm and Riscen stands. Hook by Riscen and he forces a clinch but not much action in the clinch. They separate and throw some punches but nothing significant lands.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Riscen
RD 3: A hook and then a takedown by Riscen. Rios is defending well. Riscen doing nothing from the top. Shoulder strikes by Riscen at the end.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Riscen
My score card: 30-28 Riscen
Result: Tim Riscen via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28)
8. Lightweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Daniel McWilliams (12-26 Antelope Valley Jiu-Jitsu) vs Kevin Bostick (4-4 Pimpit Fight Team Academy)
RD 1: They come out throwing right away. A takedown by McWilliams. Bostick is defending well. Bostick gets a triangle and lands punches as well. Bostick switches to an armbar and gets the tap.
Result: Kevin Bostick via Tapout (Armbar) at 2:15 of Round 1
9. Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Ruben Warr (4-4 Systems Training Center) vs Corey Grant (4-2-1 Team Quest)
RD 1: Nice cross lands for Grant. They trade some punches and then Grant gets a takedown against the cage. Warr does a nice job in standing. They clinch and drop back down with Grant looking for a kimura but they stand again. Grant Ducks a punch and forces a clinch. Warr breaks off the clinch nicely. Grant lands a kick low briefly stopping the action. They resume and Warr lands a head kick. Warr shoots in but can’t get the takedown. Nice cross by Grant to end the round.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Grant
RD 2: Nice cross to the body by Grant. They clinch on the cage and Grant lands a knee low the the ref misses. They separate and throw a couple wild punches. Grant shoots but can’t get the takedown. They clinch on the cage and Grant lands knees before they separate.
I scored RD 2: 10-9 Grant
RD 3: Takedown by Grant and he gets his back and flattens him. Now Grant gets a body triangle looking for the rear naked. Warr is defending the choke well but still stuck in a bad position. Grant lands some head shots. Grant looks for the choke again but the round ends.
I scored RD 3: 10-9 Grant
My score card: 30-27 Grant
Result: Corey Grant via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-26/29-27)
10. Bantamweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Sarah D’Alelio (7-6 CSA) vs Christina Marks (5-7 Art of B/Legacy BJJ)
RD 1: Slam by D’Alelio and she pushes her to the cage and picks her up and slams her again. Marks tries to sweep but can’t. Some body shots from the bottom by Marks. D’Alelio traps and arm but Marks gets it back. D’Alelio gets her back and looks for the rear naked. Marks keeps moving around to try and avoid the choke. D’Alelio flattens her and lands head shots. D’Alelio gets the rear naked and the tap.
Result: Sarah D’Alelio via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:38 of Round 1
11. Middleweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Just Vasquez (3-6 Little Rock Wrestling) vs Mike Jasper (7-2 Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA)
RD 1: Vasquez forces a clinch but Jasper takes him down and gets a rear naked for the tap.
Result: Mike Jasper via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:34 of Round 1
12. Welterweight 5x5x5 Rounds
Andrew Ramm (2-1 10th Planet Costa Mesa) vs Greg Parker (4-0 OC Kickboxing/Cleber Jiu-Jitsu)
RD 1: They trade some kicks and then clinch. Hard punches by Parker. Ramm looks for a takedown but can’t get it. Parker does get a takedown but Ramm looks for a triangle that he is unable to get. Parker lets him up and lands punches on the cage and then they clinch. They trade some knees and then separate. Parker comes forward landing punches. They clinch and Ramm lands hard elbows to Parker’s leg. Takedown by Ramm and he goes for an arm but the round ends.
I scored RD 1: 10-9 Ramm
RD 2: Parker gets a takedown by Ramm rolls and gets on top. Elbows to the head by Ramm. Ramm gets mount and lands punches and then gets an armbar for the tap.
Result: Andrew Ramm via Tapout (Armbar) at 2:57 of Round 2
Submission of the Night: Ashley Yoder
Knockout of the Night: Isaac Velasco
Fight of the Night: Jessica Pryor vs Chantalle Castellanos