Coming to you LIVE tonight from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana for Victory FC 60 Kapel vs Nowaczyk. Tonight’s card has some of the top prospects in the sport. Stick with us throughout the night for results, news, and pictures.
Oscar Hernandez(pro debut) vs Kanat Tassybay(1-1)
Hernandez is he clear fan favorite in this bout, for whatever that is worth. A touch of the gloves and we are under way. A jab from Oscar gets a strong right answer from Kanat and into the clinch. Once they finally break haymakers ensue. Big rights from Kanat answered with big lefts from Oscar. Both men happy to trade and the big shots keep coming. Oscar doing a good job of landing off the clinch. Back to the clinch on the cage and Kanat is going for a Guillotine which is answered with a take down. Kanat going for an armbar which he has a hot at finishing, but Oscar uses beautiful technique to end up back on top. That is where the round ends.
Score 10-9 Oscar
They trade early and Kanat goes for a throw. Countered enough by Oscar to end up on top. Oscar immediately starts working that arm triangle but the fence is preventing the finish. After going for his back, he slides back to the arm triangle. Bouncing back to full mount. Kanat works back to the feet and now has Oscar against the fence. Kanat lands a big elbow off the break and then goes for another throw. Again, Oscar ends up on top but maybe in a triangle. Kanat loses the triangle but switches to an arm bar. Relentless pressure with the submissions gets Kanat on top now. Oscar is able to lock up a submission of his own with a triangle but gets SLAMMED. Triangle is tight but the clock is Kanat’s friend. Fun round.
Score 10-9 Kanat
Both men seem tired, but Kanat is putting out more and gets the take down. He hasn’t been able to do much with it and Oscar works himself up the fence. Kanat continues to look for a take down against the fence and succeeds. Oscar lands a nice upkick and is trying to get back to his feet and does with just over a minute left. After a good knee to the body Kanat gets another takedown and takes Oscar’s back. Landing big shots and now sinking in a choke with 10 seconds left. Time runs out and both men are exhausted. A lot of heart show.
Score 10-9 Kanat
(Prediction) Kanat wins 29-28 by Unanimous Decision
Official Decision: Kanat Tassybay and Oscar Hernandez fight to a Majority Draw (29-27 Tassybay, 28-28 x2)
- Middleweight Bout
Muhammed Abdullah(9-4) vs John Troyer(15-12):
Troyer more aggressive to start the fight and is really pushing for a take down but Abdullah is working hard to stay on his feet. It’s working. The work on the fence and Troyer goes for an inside trip that makes him lose his balance and Abdullah ends up on top. Abdullah landing some big shots and working some very effective short elbows. Abdullah lets Troyer to his feet. A little surprising given how well he was doing on the ground. Troyer throws a hamaker right that Abdullah avoids and gets Troyer back to the ground. Picking up right where he left off. Troyer working to get his back on the fence and get to his feet. Abdullah doing a great job with top pressure and the roundn ends with him throwing shots from the top.
Score 10-9 Abdullah
No slow start to the second. Troyer goes for a take down and eats a big knee and then an elbow. Goes back to a double leg and is able to get it. Landing some strikes from the top and he gets Abdullah’s back. Working for a rear naked choke but no success. A burst and a scramble and Abdullah now takes top position until Troyer bursts and gets back on top himself. The battle for top position. Knees to the leg against the cage, but Abdullah doing a good job. They break and Abdullah lands a big shot and Troyer appears hurt. Abdullah laying it on him until Troyer finally lands a big shot. Now Abdullah is on the ropes. They clinch and Abdullah puts Troyer against the cage. Troyer reverse and ends the round with a knee against the cage.
Score 10-9 Troyer
The pace and pressure of the first two rounds can be seen with the start of the third. A feeling out process of sorts until Troyer throws a monster head kick that just misses. Troyer being the aggressor but Abdullah is landing a solid shot each time. Troyer back in on a single and gets it but Abdullah explodes out and gets on top of Troyer, landing a big shot on the way in. Troyer works to his feet and they are back to the center. Troyer continues to push and find some success, but Abdullah lands a big one, two. Troyer gets a take down against the fence and is laying it on him to end the round.
Score 10-9 Troyer
(Prediction) Troyer wins 29-28 by Unanimous Decision
Official Decision: Muhammed Abdullah def John Troyer by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-26)
*** You really hope for more finishes when you start getting awkward judging like this. Especially when some of the scores are so drastic
- Flyweight Bout
Jesse Parker(1-1) vs Askar Askar(6-0)
Askar Askar is one of the prospects to watch on this card and is the fan favorite tonight. Quick scramble which ends with Askar on top. Parker doesn’t have much for an answer and Askar is just putting it on Parker. A full mount for Askar now and he continues to have Parkers legs wrapped up. Parker attempts to burst out but Askar moves to side control and gets a crucifix position. Landing a lot of elbows. Finally the rain of elbows ends.
Official Decision: Askar Askar def Jesse Parker via TKO at 4:32 of round 1
- Heavyweight Bout
Brian Peterson(2-0) vs Oscar Kush(2-1)
We now move on to the big boys. Peterson showing no emotion and Kush with the entire building behind him. Kush also with UFC Heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes in his corner.
Leg kicks from Peterson to start the fight and they trade a little before Kush gets a take down. Working for side control and momentarily get his back. Peterson works to his feet they are trading again. Kush seems to be getting the better of the exchanges, but Peterson keeps sneaking in big one timers. Getting backed into the cage Kush lands a nice straight left. Peterson keeps pushing forward and throwing some big individual shots. Kush is landing the better leg kicks and putting better combos together.
Score 10-9 Kush
Peterson is trying to catch his breathe out of the corner and the two start to trade. Peterson starts throwing combos and is landing big shots. Kush is hurt. Peterson is backing him into the fence and keeps throwing combos. Kush looks exhausted. Just as a say that Kush is showing some life, but continues to be pressed against the cage. A big elbow from Peterson catches Kush, but Kush responds with a nice one, two. Both men are waiting on that bell. A very sluggish last 30 seconds. Interested to see what either man has left in the third.
Score 10-9 Peterson
Peterson appears to be the more gassed of the two fighters, but both are tired. Kush is landing more and is trying to keep his technical wits about him. Peterson looking for the big shot while Kush is doing a good job throwing his straight left. Two minutes left and now they are throwing. After a brief pause for a mouth piece they are back at it. Kush goes for a take down but fails and Peterson is throwing for the fences. The fight ends and both men embrace. Both exhausted.
Score 10-9 Kush
(Prediction) Kush wins 29-28 by Split Decision
Official Decision: Brian Peterson def Oscar Kush by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
- Lightweight Bout
Zach Fears(8-2) vs Tim Cho(6-2)
They trade leg kicks and some strikes until Cho explodes with a monster take down. Fears is able to work himself up to his feet and the viciousness in strikes from Fears has grown drastically. Cho gets another take down and Fears land some elbows as he works himself back up again. Cho goes for another take down but Fears goes for a keylock and uses it to take top position. Cho gets up and they are trading time with their backs against the cage. Fears landing big elbows and a big knee. Cho puts things back against the fence. The round ends with them clinched. VERY close round. Cho gets it with his multiple takedowns.
Score 10-9 Cho
They trade and Cho utilizes to get in on a take down that Fears turns into and puts them in a scramble position. Fears wins the scramble and gets top control, the back for a second, full mount, and Cho finds a way to sneak out the back and get to his feet. Cho puts Fears against the fence and the are working the clinch. Minute left and both corners are screaming to their figher to win the round. Both men throwing big elbows off the fence and Cho gets a big take down with about 25 seconds remaining and runs out the clock on top.
Score 10-9 Cho
Fears tries to put the pressure on and does land a nice shot but Cho gets him back against the cage. Fears landing more big shots until Cho gets another take down. Quickly reversed by Fears. Fears goes for a keylock and ends up getting passed by Cho. Both men moce to the feet. They both seem exhausted but Fears is really working to land a big shot. A lot of one punch shots. Thirty seconds left and Cho finishes the fight with Fears against the cage. These two were very evenly matched.
Score 10-9 Cho
(Prediction) Cho wins 30-27 by Unanimous Decision
Official Decision: Zach Fears def Tim Cho by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
- Welterweight Bout
J.P. St. Louis(3-1) vs Josh Streacker(4-1)
Both men out firing early. Both men more than willing to stand in the pocket and trade. Two very different styles but having similar results. Punches in bunches from both. Josh much more loose, where J.P is more technical. Josh finding success utilizing his length. Looking for a big kick but J.P. is doing a good job avoiding everything and landing strikes of his own.
Score 10-9 Streacker
J.P. really pressuring here early in the second round. Landing some big shots and really testing the chin of Josh. Josh isn’t backing down though and is working the body and landing a counter right. J.P. goes fo a take down and Josh lands a HUGE elbow on the break. A big left and now he is pouring it on! Josh Streacker landing massive combination and J.P. is out cold on his feet until the ref steps in.
Official Decision: Josh Streacker wins via second round knockout
- Catchweight Bout
Bobby Moffet(10-3) vs Enrique Gonzalez(4-1)
They trade and Moffet ends up catching a kick. He uses that to get Enrique to the ground after working for it. Enrique works his way back to his feet and they exchange. Moffett has an obvious gamplan and again gets Enrique to the ground. Enrique works hs way up and Moffet continues to pressure against the fence. Enrique throwing big elbows but Moffet is relentless and gets it back to the ground. It’s a never ending carousel of take downs and getting back up. When they stand the are close in exchanges. The round ends.
Score 10-9 Moffet
Enrique comes out landing some big shots but Moffet seems unfazed. Sticking to the game plan and getting the fight right back to the ground. Moffet working and is in half guard. Landing BIG shots! Working for the back and Enrique fights it off and get to his feet. Enrique winning some exchanges and lands two HUGE right hands. He is chasing Moffet down. Moffet gets his wits about him and gets another take down. The round ends with Moffet on top.
Score 10-9 Moffet
Enrique chasing Moffet down to start the round and landing. Looked for a guillotine for a second and decided against it. Back to the feet and Moffet shoots and scores another take down. Enrique has his back to the cage and is working his way up but Moffet keeps pressure on and works for the back. After some little scrambles Moffet ends up getting the back and is working for a submission with under two minutes left. Moffet works and gets a full mount. Thirty seconds left and he goes for an arm triangle and can’t finish. Enrique is clearly frustrated.
Score 10-9 Moffet
(Prediction) Moffet wins via UD 30-27
Official Decision: Bobby Moffet def Enrique Gonzalez by Unanimous Decision (29-28, x3)
- Featherweight Bout
Pat Sabatini(8-1) vs Jose Mariscal(6-3)
A tremendous pace right out of the gate. Both men throwing with a purpose. Neither man landing flush but Jose getting the better of the exchanges. Sabatini gets it to the ground and you can tell that’s where he wants it. After a few scrambles Sabatini gets it against the fence and Jose throws Sabatini. Not where Jose wants the fight so they stand. Another throw attempt but Sabatini stops it and gets a take down of his own. The round ends with Sabatini on top. Tough round to score.
Score 10-9 Jose
Jose lands a MONSTER leg kick that actually drops Sabatini, who isn’t down for long. He shoots for a takedown and ends up on the bottom. Jose is playing on the ground way more than his fans and coaches think he should be but he is holding his own. Sabatini works his way back on top and after a scramble gets a leg. Nothing sticks though and they are back to their feet until Sabatini takes it back down. Sabitini has full mount and lands some big elbows before Jose can get guard back. After an Omaplata attempt, Sabatini ends the round on top.
Score 10-9 Sabatini
Sabatini is relentless in his take down efforts but Jose is showing he can handle it. Jose is holding his own on the ground and winning the striking. Sabatini does finially get a take down and is working to pass guard with about two minutes left. Sabatini is starting to land elbows and continues to work the pass. Going for a pass Sabatini gives enough space for Jose to get to his feet. A scramble against the fence and Jose ends up on top and the fight is over
Score 10-9 Jose
(Prediction) Jose Mariscal over Pat Sabatini 29-28 Unanimous Decision
Official Decision: Jose Mariscal def Pat Sabatini by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Co-Main Event; Heavyweight Bout
Mohammed Usman(3-0) vs Don’Tale Mayes(3-1)
Mo Usman comes out fired up and almost runs over Burt Watson on his way to the cage. Mo goes right in and gets in tight with the taller Mayes.Big right hand from Mo and he is back in tight. They break and Mayes uses that boxing to land a big left hand. Mo is showing a bad habit of dropping his hands and his corner is demanding he change that. Mayes working leg kicks very nicely. They are clinched and Mo has Mayes against the fence but is struggling to finish his take down. Round ends with some crazy spin kicks from Mayes that landed.
Score 10-9 Mayes
After some more fun kicks from Mayes, an eye poke temporarily pauses the action as Mo can’t see. Mo still looking to get inside but having troubles. Eye pokes pause things again, but the other way around this time. Mayes getting the better of these exchanges and Mo is unable to implement his game plan. Mayes leg kicks are cracking and have played a big role. Mo lands a big right hand to the sternum that Mayes says had no effect. Mo has had much better output here at the end of the second and finally secures a big take down. Mo ends the round throwing punches.
Score 10-9 Mo
Wild haymakers from both and an uppercut that just missed from Mayes and they are clinched against the fence again. Mo seemed to almost have a take down but they are back to their feet. Mayes seems to be a few steps slower with all the pressure Mo has put on him. It has been a tremendous pace for two men of this size. Mo continues to keep Mayes against the fence. When they finally break Mayes starts talking to him. A BIG right hand drops Mo but as Mayes rushes in Mo shoots and the fight ends like that.
Score 10-9 Mo
(Prediction) 29-28 Mayes beats Usman via decision
Official Decision: Don’Tale Mayes def Mohammed Usman by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
Main Event; Middleweight Bout
Andrew Kapel(11-6) vs Kevin Nowaczyk(15-3)
We have made it to the main event and Kapel lands some big leg kicks but Kevin is able to get the take down. Kevin showing his ground and pound and being patient. Lands a big shot and gets the back. Working for a rear naked choke but Kapel is doing a good job hand fighting. Kevin has the bod triangle in so it seems like Kapel is going to be fighting the choke off for as long as Kevin decides. A transition to mount, back to the back, and continuing the trend of going for a choke. A transition for an arm bar just misses. Kapel gets on top but Kevin stands. The round ends with both men standing but Kevin has been dominant.
Score 10-9 Kevin
Kevin gets the fight back to the ground almost immediately. Kapel is trying to throw shots from the bottom but Kevin just continues the ground and pound. Kapel attempted a submission and worked himself back to his feet but Kevin just continues to be top heavy. With 90 seconds left this continues to be the same thing. Kevin being dominant on top. Elbows from Kevin and an illegal kick to the face stops the action. Action restarts and it’s the same story. The round winds down and Kapel is going to need a finish.
Score 10-9 Kevin
Kaplet stops a take down and actually got to a dominant position. The fight stops due to a couple of nasty cuts above Kevins eyes. The doctor lets it go. A small shocker because the cuts are real bad. Kevin just gets back on top and is looking to ride out the remaining two minutes. Kaplet finds a way to stand but Kevin is keeping the pressure on to prevent him from getting space. Kevin back on top but Kaplet gets a triangle! 30 seconds and he is trying to tighten it up but Kevin is surviving. Wow. Kaplet had a chance for the finish.
(Prediction) 29-28 Kevin beats Kaplet via decision
Official Decision: Andrew Kapel def Kevin Nowasczyk by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27 x2)
***Judges tonight were rough to say the least. Wow.