Photo Credit: Hard Knocks Fighting
Hard Knocks Fighting 54, a pro/am event, took place March 17th from the Winter Sport Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the night’s Main Event, Bantamweight Champion Jesse Arnett became a two-division champion winning the Featherweight Title when he defeated Maged Hammo. The story of the bout was Arnett getting takedowns and controlling from the top with Hammo unable to offer much resistance until Arnett finished him in round two. In the Co-Main Event, Sean Michaels became the Amateur Lightweight Champion with a devastating first round knockout of Joe Mapanda. In women’s action, Brittney Allen won a close decision in an exciting fight with Jess Hopkins. The fight stayed on the feet with both fighters having times where they had the advantage. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Amateur Featherweight: Solomon Courtorreille (4-0) defeated Logan Demmings (2-1) via Unanimous Decision. We scored it 29-28 Courtoreille.
2. Amateur Lightweight: Ramil Kamilov (1-0) defeated Travis Grayson (0-1) via TKO at 2:58 of Round 2.
3. Lightweight: Josh Goodheart (2-1) defeated Christian Tremayne (2-1) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:03 of Round 1.
4. 130LB Catch Weight: Chad Anheliger (5-5) defeated Josh Smith (5-4) via Tapout (Guillotine Choke) at 1:55 of Round 2.
5. Lightweight: Hamilton Nash (6-2, 1NC) vs Alexi Argyriou (5-, 1NC) was Ruled a No-Contest when the lights in the building temporarily went off twice.
6. Amateur 188LB Catch Weight: Joel Odorski (1-0) defeated Blazen Chakita (0-3) via Tapout (Kimura) at 1:56 of Round 2.
7. Amateur 120LB Catch Weight: Brittney Allen (4-1) defeated Jess Hopkins (2-1) via Split Decision. We scored it 29-28 Hopkins.
8. Flyweight: Keegan Oliver (5-5) defeated Terrence Chan (3-1) via TKO at 3:57 of ROund 2.
9. Welterweight: Peter Grajcar (4-0) defeated Vyron Phillips (6-4) via TKO (Injury) at 2:09 of Round 2.
10. Amateur Lightweight Title: Sean Michaels (3-1) defeated Joe Mapanda (3-3) via KO at 1:43 of Round 1.
11. Featherweight Title: Jesse Arnett (12-4) defeated Maged Hammo (10-5-1) via Tapout (D’arce Choke) at 3:24 of Round 2.
Submission of the Night: Jesse Arnett
Knockout of the Night: Sean Michaels
Fight of the Night: Brittney Allen vs Jess Hopkins