LIVE Play-by-Play - Cage Warriors 50 on Fight Network
Cody Saftic / December 8, 2012 - 4:22pm
Cage Warriors 50 is airing live on Fight Network from the Kelvin Hall Sports Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
Follow the live blog below:
-Paul McVeigh vs. Brandon Hampleman
Hampleman throwing heavy kicks early as he pushes forward on his Scottish counterpart. Hampleman continues to land with leg and body kicks as he moves in and out on McVeigh. Hampleman starting to use his jab a little more. Not much going on but Hampleman doing enough to win the round based on aggression. McVeigh throws a wild hook that just misses the head of Hampleman but that’s the most offense he gets in the first round.
Both men connect with some good punches to start the second frame. Hampleman throws a wild left hook that lands but it doesn’t faze McVeigh at all. Both fighters trying to land but neither one is committing to a serious attack. Couple light low kicks exchanged back and forth as both men continue to feel each other out. One minute left in the round, more of the same from Hampleman and McVeigh, light strikes that are blocked with the occasional kick thrown in between.
Hampleman upping is striking output to start the final round. Nice right hand lands for Hampleman who is getting wild with his attack. McVeigh doing a good job of avoiding Hampleman's power, but he’s not doing anything in the way of offense. Hampleman throws a spinning back elbow but it misses by a mile. Another wild right hand partially lands for Hampleman and that’s been the story of the fight. McVeigh tries to do some damage of his own with his jab but there’s really nothing going at all in this fight.
Winner: Brandon Hampleman via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Wilson Reis vs. Owen Roddy
Owen Roddy showing off his striking early, landing with punch and kick combos. Reis looks to take the fight to the ground, but Roddy does a good job of pushing him away. Reis explodes forward with a couple of heavy punches before scoring the takedown. Reis wastes no time taking Roddy’s back, but he gets a little over anxious and slips off. Both men standing, Roddy pumping out the jab trying to work his reach advantage. Reis again takes him down and almost just like his last attempt, he tries to take the back before slipping off and allowing Roddy to stand. Reis back standing and connects with a hard left hand that wobbles Roddy. Reis rushes in but decides to take Roddy down to the canvas. Reis working Roddy on the mat but loses his position when he slips off a mount attempt. Roddy is able to get back up, but its short lived as he gets dumped back onto his back moments before the end of the first round.
Reis wild to start the second round, throwing wild left and right hooks. Reis drops down for a single leg, but Roddy is able to separate and circle out. Reis starting to fatigue as Roddy chops away at him with leg kicks. Reis responds with wild hooks but they’re landing in short bursts. Reis closes the distance and shoots in with another takedown but can’t keep Roddy down for long. Roddy moving forward on his foe, looking to open up with his strikes. Another heavy leg kick scores for Roddy who is really starting to get the best of the striking exchanges. Reis tries to fire off another single leg but he’s unable to keep Roddy down for long yet again. Roddy gets back up and throws some light shots before the round ends.
It’s anybody’s fight for the taking as the third round gets underway. Out of nowhere Wilson Reis lands a crushing right hand that stuns Roddy, and uses the momentum to get on top. Massive elbows slamming into Roddy’s face and Reis works hard to finish. Reis using every last bit of energy he has to try and put this fight away. Roddy tries to turn and gives up a arm triangle choke, which Reis then switches to a rear-naked choke before putting Roddy to sleep and earning the stoppage
Winner: Wilson Reis via Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:32, Round 3
-Aaron Wilkinson vs. Alan Johnston
Both fighters exchanging leg kicks, trying to find the distance early. Wilkinson connects with a nice kick before shooting in and scoring with a takedown. Johnston sitting up against the fence which allows Wilkinson to grab onto a wicked tight standing guillotine. Johnston does a good job of avoiding the choke but he attempts to stand up, Wilkinson takes him for a ride and slams him back down. Wilkinson again looks for a guillotine, but loses the move and end up on his back. Wilkinson wastes no time attacking off his back, first with a triangle and then with the Armbar. Johnston is able to slip out of each submission but every time he escapes one, he’s stuck in another. Wilkinson bloodied up as the round end despite having Johnston stuck in submissions for much of the round.
Wilkinson throws out a couple of light strikes before closing the distance and taking Johnston down. Wilkinson again looks to lock up a guillotine and once again, even though it looks tight, Johnston is able to free himself and assume top control. Johnston is able to pass to half guard and in doing so is able to neutralize much of Wilkinson’s attack. Wilkinson attempting to free his hips and possible sweep, but Johnston is far too top heavy and is able to defend each time.
Wilkinson sticks to the game plan for the start of round three and attempts to take Johnston down. Johnston does a good job of keeping his balance, but Wilkinson shows off his strength by hoisting him up in the air before walking him to the other side of the cage and laying him down. Wilkinson in his own corner now trying to get some advice from his team but it makes no difference and Johnston frees himself and gets on top. Wilkinson is trying hard to turn the tide and lock up an arm from the bottom but he just can’t get anything to danger Johnston who rides out the rest of the round.
Winner: Alan Johnston via Unanimous Decision (30-28,30-27,29-28)
-Denniston Sutherland vs. Scott Askham
Strikes immediately start flying as soon as the bell sounds with Askham landing a hard body kick. Askham connects with a solid punch that dazes Sutherland and causes him to fall to the mat. Askham wastes no time pouncing on him but Sutherland is savvy enough to survive the onslaught and regain guard. Askham continues to pound away with short shots but nothing serious enough to cause damage. Out of nowhere Sutherland explodes to his feet but eats a couple of knees on the way up. Sutherland separates momentarily before getting tagged by a hard hook and a series of vicious knee strikes. Sutherland should be out cold but he manages to get away. 15 seconds left in the round and just for good measure Askham takes Sutherland down.
Sutherland on wobbly legs to start the second round. Askham attempts a head kick but it’s blocked. Askham achieves a thai clinch and scores a couple knees but to the credit of Sutherland, he storms back and slams Askham to the mat. Sutherland working from open guard but he’s too weary of possible submission attempts to be aggressive. Sutherland stands up and kicks away at the legs of Askham before eventually letting him up. Back standing, Askham is the cleaner striker, landing hard with the left hand before clinching up with Sutherland and backing him up to the cage. 10 seconds left, Sutherland is able to push Askham to the canvas before calmly walking way. Very close round.
Sutherland looking completely spent but is showing heart by moving forward. Askham closes the distance and ties him up, but he himself is also quite exhausted and is unwilling to commit to a serious attack. They separate and it’s Sutherland who is the more active fighter, moving forward behind his punches. Couple good strikes connect for Askham followed by a head kick that grazes Sutherland. Askham follows up his attack and clinches back up with Sutherland against the fence. Sutherland desperate to separate and finish this fight but Askham won’t allow him to break away even for a moment. 30 second remaining in the fight, Askham uses his last bit of energy and takes Sutherland down hard.
Winner: Scott Askham via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
-Graham Turner vs. Nathan Beer
Both men exchange low kicks briefly before Turner clinches up and attempts to take Beer down. Beer does a good job of avoiding the takedown but it’s not long before he’s fighting off a guillotine attempt. Beer frees himself from the submission attempt and relaxes against the cage. Turner not doing much other then hold Beer against the fence but he’s scoring points with his superior control. Turner gets double under hooks on Beer and uses it to slam him down to the canvas. Turner throwing a magnitude of short right hands to the head of Beer who’s not doing anything to improve his position. Referee warns Beer to respond before stopping the fight.
Winner: Graham Turner via TKO (Punches) at 4:30, Round 1
-Avi Jack vs. Dan Hope
Hope trying to establish his jab early as he paws away at Jack. Hope throws a couple over hand rights, one in which lands and gets Jack’s attention. Jack decides he wants no more of the stand up and attempts to take Hope down. Hope doing a nice job of sprawling out the takedown and ends up in the closed guard of Jack. Nice elbows landing for Hope as he opens up the guard and passes to half. Jack manages to get his hips back in and gets back to guard but he’s bloodied up and tired as the first round closes.
Jack lands a 1-2 combination early before changing levels and shooting a double leg takedown. Hope doing a good job at sprawling out but Jack is relentless in his attempt. Nice sweep by Hope allows him to get on top which he does. Hope in half guard again looking to score with elbows to the head. Jack looks to be dead tired but is quick to transition into a possible kneebar attempt before losing the position. Hope frees himself and goes to town on Jack’s head with short punches and elbow strikes. The end looks close but Jack is able to survive long around to see the end of the round.
Jack senses he’s behind in this fight and immediately gets to work with his striking. Jack scores with a good series of punches but foolishly he attempts to take Hope down and gets swept for his efforts. Hope starts to pound away with his ground and pound and get warned by the referee for shots to the back of head. Again Hope is warned for shots to the back of the head only this time the referee stands them up and takes a point away from Hope. Back on the feet, Jack’s trying to push the pace and connect but he’s completely exhausted. Big knee to the body scores for Hope to is sloppy with his striking but just a tad fresher than his opponent.
9-9 round with the point deduction.
Winner: Avi Jack via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
-Alex Enlund def. Ahszan Gilani via TKO (strikes) at 0:39, Round 1
-Mark Connor def. Andy Young via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Alex Davidson def. Sean McDonald via TKO (strikes) at 1:58, Round 2