Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) 5 Results
Last night we witnessed an action packed night of fights at the Melbourne Pavilion. Fight results below:
Lana Kate defeated Amy Adam (TKO punches) in Round 3.
This was a really even fight going in to round 3 however Lana’s takedowns were superior and she was able to gain mount and ground and pound her way to victory.
Jordan Lucas defeated Joel Fisher (Unanimous Decision)
Fight of the Night in my opinion. These boys threw down for 3 exciting rounds with both enjoying moments of dominance and control. In the end Jordan was given the UD in a fight that will do plenty for the careers of both fighters.
Steven Kennedy defeated Cole Davids (Submission – Armbar) in Round 1
Cole looked the more comfortable and agile on his feet, but once the fight went to the ground Steven maintained relatively good control on his back and when the opening arose he locked in a tight armbar to secure the submission victory.
Vik Grujic defeated Daniel Gibb (Unanimous Decision)
Decent fight spent in the clinch for a majority of the time. When they broke Daniel looked the more likely to end the fight standing however Vik displayed superior wrestling and grinded out a deserved UD.
Bor Bratovz defeated Rick Alchin (KO) in Round 1
Man Bor Bratovz is dangerous! He finished Alchin within 30 seconds after landing a big right hand and following up with some brutal ground and pound. Can’t wait to see him at AFC 6.
Daniel Kelly defeated Chris Birch (Submission- Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1
The crafty veteran Kelly expertly controlled this fight and ensured is stayed in the area he wanted it to! He dominated on the ground and when given his chance locked in the Rear Naked Choke to get the submission victory.
Kieran Joblin defeated Ian James Schaffa (Submission – Armbar) in Round
Joblin was very crafty on the ground; in a fight where expectations where high for Schaffa, Joblin stole the show with a masterful performance on the ground that resulted in an armbar victory.
Rory O’Connell defeated Ivo Dos Santos (TKO) in Round 2
I was surprised that Rory was able to take Ivo down and control him on the ground in round 1, and after the fight opened up on the feet in round to Rory landed some big punches and brutal knees on the way to a TKO stoppage.
Jake Matthews defeated Luke Jumeau (TKO) in Round 2
I am a huge fan of both of these boys and they certainly brought it in this fight. The crowd were in to it and both fighters mixed up some good standing battles with expert ground control but in the end Jake was able to lock in a Rear Naked Choke and earn the submission victory. I see a big future ahead for Jake Matthews.
Dean Purdon defeated Peter Davenport (Submission – Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1
There was a lot of hype coming in to this fight, Davenport promised a KO at the weigh-ins but he fell a little short in his professional debut. Purdon used his experience to weather the initial storm, get the fight to the ground where he is most comfortable and finish the fight by Rear Naked Choke.
Corey Nelson defeated Alex Volkanovski (TKO) in Round 3
I’d call this fight a good pure MMA battle with a number of disciplines on display; both fighters enjoyed moments of control however for the most part Nelson fought his fight and earned an impressive stoppage with a head kick and punch combination that the crowd definitely enjoyed.
Daniel Hooker defeated Rusty McBride (Submission – Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1
Just as this much hyped Lightweight Title fight was heating up it was over. After jostling for position Daniel locked in a Rear Naked Choke and chocked Rusty out to retain his Lightweight Title. Hooker seems to have all the techniques to go a long way in this sport so we stand by in anticipation to see what he does next.
In all a great night of fights and a great event put on by the AFC. Every fighter that stepped into the ring gave it their all and turned it on for the fans and for that they were rightfully applauded. Bring on AFC 6!