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Cagecraze was present at the very nice Porter County Expo & Event Center for Hoosier Fight Club 5 for another excellent all amateur card. The night featured promising amateur fighters Aaron Noel, Bryant Whitaker, Devin Miller, Ralph Nurse, Nick Wayne, James Porter, Brady Hovermale, Terry House and a host of other young talent. An awesome National Anthem rendition on guitar gets the action started.
Eric Black vs. David Bernes
Both fighters come out timid with Black making the first contact with a leg kick and following with a quick combo, to which Bernes returns a hard right and a kick. After a flurry from both fighters Bernes engages a clinch and lands a hard knee to the midsection of Black. Black returns fire and takes Bernes to the ground and works from the guard. Bernes is able to set up a triangle which looks to be in deep. Bernes transitions to an armbar which seems to be very tight. Black is able to stay composed and works back into the guard of Bernes before passing to half guard and finishing the round with a few punches that land flush. Round 2 Bernes comes out with a glancing superman punch but doesn’t land clean. After a combo from Black, Bernes decides to shoot for a takedown and after a bit of a struggle is able to get the fight to the ground. Black works to sweep from the guard as Bernes looks to post up and land short elbows. Referee Jeff Malott stands them up and they work from their feet for a short while before Black is able to duck a lazy hook from Bernes and takes him down with ease. The round ends with Black landing some shots from half guard. Round 3 begins with both fighters exchanging some kicks and some lone punches. Black shoots in and takes Bernes down with a single to a double and works from inside the guard. Bernes lands some elbows from guard before Black passes to half before the round ends. Eric Black wins via Split Decision over David Bernes.
Drew Walters vs. Brandon Bolt
The fighters come out swinging with Bolt landing hard with Walters sending one back his way. Bolt rocks Walters up against the cage and tee’s off with hard punches that flash KO’s Walters against the cage after another punch that wakes him up Bolt takes the fight to the ground momentarily before standing back up to land more heavy punches on Walters for the rest of the round. Round 2, Walters comes out the aggressor controlling the center of the cage before both fighters exchange hard over hand rights. Bolt comes on strong mid round and starts to land solid punches that open up a cut under the left eye of Walters. Walters catches a kick and lands an over the top right hand that sends Bolt to the mat before the end of the round. Round 3, Walters once again comes out strong landing multiple kicks to the lead leg and midsection of Bolt, in the blink of an eye Bolt swings an overhand right that lands on the button and sends Walters crashing to the canvas for a stunning KO victory. Bolt KO’s Walters at 1:09 of the 3rd round.
Jason Johns vs. Jordan Mitchell
Johns comes out and lands a quick jab before he is overwhelmed by punches from Mitchell and ends the fight quick with unanswered punches that force referee Jeff Malott to call an end to the bout 0:44 in the first round.
Dave Kreiner vs. Nate Wacnik
Wacnik came out ready to go but can’t seem to find his range as his attacks come up short. Kriener stays patient and gets a takedown against the cage when he is ready to attack. Wacnik threatens with a guillotine attempt but does not retain guard and Kriener is able to pass to side control and land some elbows before the round closes. Round 2 starts same as the first with Wicnik missing his mark on the feet and Kriener is able to clinch and take Wicnik down but is soon met with a deep triangle attempt which looks to close the deal but Kriener is able to remain calm and slips his way out and finish the round with another takedown. The final round begins much the same as the previous two with Kriener getting the fight to the ground early. Wicnik sets up another triangle attempt but this time Kriener is able to stand up and push the legs off to avoid the submission. The round ends with Kriener landing elbows from within the guard. Dave Kriener wins via unanimous decision (30-27) over Nate Wacnik.
Devon Cole vs. Devin Miller
Miller controls the cage early and works for a takedown after Cole comes in swinging wildly. Cole is able to reverse the takedown and ends up in the guard of Miller. Miller throws up an armbar attempt in which Cole is able to standup and slams Miller two times before he drops a knee to Miller’s head and Referee Don Clift steps into stop the action after the foul. Cole is penalized a point. Miller is unable to continue 1:04 seconds into the first round. Devin Miller wins via disqualification at 1:04 seconds in the first round as a result of a foul by Devon Cole.
Terry House vs. Brady Hovermale
Hovermale comes out strong landing a left that drops House momentarily before giving him a kick to the head on the way up. Hovermale gets double under hooks and takes House down and works a brabo choke from a front headlock position. House is able to work his way to the feet and press Hovermale against the cage and eventually stop a throw takedown to wind up on top of Hovermale. House passes to side control and lands some hard punches and elbows as Hovermale works to retain guard. Round 2, begins with a flurry and Hovermale working for a takedown but ending up on his back but quickly locks up a guillotine closes guard and coaxes House to sleep 0:45 into round 2. Hovermale wins via submission (guillotine choke) over Terry House at 45 seconds in the second round.
Ralph Nurse vs. Brandon Slabaugh
Nurse comes out looking to land some hard shots and quickly takes Slabaugh to the mat and works from his guard. After numerous sweep attempts Slabaugh locks on a kimura that forces Nurse to step over to north-south to defend. After turtling momentarily Slabaugh is able to scramble and end up in Nurse’s guard to end the first round. Round 2 starts with Slabaugh landing a kick and looking to close the distance and get the takedown he attempts a guillotine but is took down by Nurse and is mounted. After a scramble to the feet Nurse scores another takedown and slams Slabaugh to the mat and takes his back. After a strange standup due to confusion of the round being over, Nurse takes his opponent down and takes the back but cannot hold the position and Slabaugh rolls into his guard. Round 3 starts with Nurse walking through his opponents punches to return some hard straights of his own pushing his opponent into the cage where Nurse picks him up and slams him to the mat once again. Nurse works short elbows from within Slabaughs guard to end the final round. Ralph Nurse wins via unanimous decision over Brandon Slabaugh.
Anthony Moore vs. James Porter
Both fighters coming out with a strong kicking focus in their striking after several kicks from each fighter Porter prevails with a head kick followed by a body kick that sends Moore into the cage. Porter snatches up a single leg and dumps his opponent to his back. Moore doesn’t fold though and is more than willing to swing from his back but Porter is able to get Moore’s back but falls off after an armbar attempt. After they scramble to the feet and trade more kicks, Porter is able to get another single leg take down and ends the round by taking the back of Moore again. Round 2 begins with Porter looking the fresher of the two, and resumes his game plan from the previous round and takes Moore down once again passes to mount, and takes the back. Porter sinks his arm under the chin and gets the tap due to rear naked choke 1:26 in the second round.
Mike Manns vs. Brandon Thomerson
Thomerson comes out looking to land early but gets too wild and allows Manns to duck a punch and take him down and immediately passes to mount where he lands numerous elbows before Thomerson is able to escape for a moment before he is mounted once again. Manns lands some heavy shots which Thomerson cannot defend and the ref calls an end via TKO at 1:21 in the very first round.
Nick Wayne vs. Bryant Whitaker
Whitaker lands first with a straight right while Wayne is unable to find his range with a number of shots. Whitaker lands with a superman punch and initiates the clinch but is forced to his back after a failed lateral throw. Wayne is able to defend a triangle attempt from Whitaker and steps around to attempt a Peruvian necktie but is unable to finish and Whitaker escapes and ends the round with some punches from guard. Round 2 begins with each fighter exchanging leg kicks and Wayne shooting in and gets the takedown but is met with a guillotine and forcing the tap at 42 seconds into the 2nd round.
Aaron Noel vs. Justin Ruggio
Noel comes out on fire and catches Ruggio’s kick and sends him into the cage and unleashes a barrage of short punches from the top. Ruggio scrambles to his feet and defends Noels relentless attack. Both men trade hard punches each which rock the other with Ruggio landing the one that matters and sends Noel shooting in for a takedown and Ruggio lands elbows from the top as Noel is only able to hold on to his leg. The ref steps in and has the doctor look at the cut above Noels left eye. The action resumes and Noel comes out swinging and catches Ruggio and sends him on a retreat to try and avoid the onslaught to end the round. Round 2 begins and everyone is on their feet with a deafening roar from the opposing camps fans. Ruggio shoots in and takes Noel down and works elbows from Noels half guard. Ruggio is able to pass to mount and lands short elbows from the top position and ends the round with a flurry of punches. Round 3 starts with the fighters still trying to recover from the previous round, with only a few strikes being thrown and none of which landing. Ruggio is able to take Noel down and escape a guillotine attempt and works to take the back of Noel. The round ends with Ruggio landing punches from mount. Justin Ruggio wins via unanimous (29-27, 29-28, 30-28) decision over Aaron Noel.
Eric Black defeated. David Bernes via Split Decision (30-27 Black, 29-28 Bernes, 30-27 Black)
Brandon Bolt defeats Drew Walters via KO in1:09 of the 3rd Round
Jordan Mitchell defeats Jason Johns via Referee stoppage due to Strikes in 0:44 of the 1st Round
Dave Kreiner defeats Nate Wacnik via a Unanimous Decision (30-27)
Devin Miller takes the Win over Devon Cole via Disqualification due to kneeing a downed opponent. In 1:04 of the 1st Round
Brady Hovermale defeats Terry House via Guillotine Choke in 0:44 of the 2nd Round
Ralph Nurse defeats. Brandon Slabaugh via Unanimous Decision (30-27)
James Porter defeats Anthony Moore via Tapout due to Rear Naked Choke in 1:26 of the 2nd Round
Mike Manns defeated Brandon Thomerson via Referee Stoppage due to Stikes in 1:21 of the 1st Round
Bryant Whitaker defeats Nick Wayne via Tapout due to Guillotine Choke in 0:42 of the 2nd Round
Justin Ruggio defeats Aaron Noel via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-28)