Sunday, October 11, 2009

eXtreme Fighting Challenge 8: Results--- From Vernon, B.C.

On a night when the wider MMA world's attention was focused on WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson (check out the recap at, fight fans in British Columbia's Southern Interior gathered in Vernon for eXtreme Fighting Challenge 8. There were several stand-out performances and some great finishes throughout the night, but unfortunately the main event had to be canceled at the last minute when one of the fighters was deemed unable to compete.

I'll post a detailed review later today, but here are the quick results:

Amateur Fights

1. [145 lbs.]
Ethan Owusa (Westbank, B.C.) def. Cody Teague
TKO, Rd. 1 (1:58)
2. [205 lbs.]
Jesse Wiserman (Revolution Fight Team~Langley, B.C.) def. Mike Shideler (CMMAC~ Lethbridge, Alberta)
TKO, Rd. 1 (1:47)
3. [230 lbs.]
Jeremy Smerek (CMMAC~Lethbridge, Alberta) def. John Kozac (Iron Dragon MMA ~ Westbank)
Decision, Rd. 3 (5:00)
4. [150 lbs.]
Nick Ghaeni
(Revolution Fight Team~Langley, B.C.) def. Curran Allen (Unity Martial Arts ~ Vernon, B.C.)
Decision, Rd. 3 (5:00)

Professional Fights

1. [170 lbs.]
Rakan Khatib
(Revolution Fight Team~Langley, B.C.) def. Derek Marchand (Independent - Kelowna, B.C.)
Submission (arm bar), Rd. 1 (Midway)
2. [190 lbs.]
Lieth Opland (Iron Dragon MMA~Westbank, B.C.) def. Jules Russel (Revolution Fight Team~Langley, B.C.)
Submission (arm bar), Rd. 1 (4:44)
3. [190 lbs.]
Brian Coldwell (Iron Dragon MMA~Westbank, B.C.) def. Michael Khardas (Toronto, Ont.)
TKO, Rd. 1 (Late)
4. [135 lbs.]
Dan Lin (Franco's Pancration~Vancouver, B.C.) def. Mark Delgato (Champions Choice~Kamloops, B.C.)
Submission (ankle lock), Rd. 1 (Late)
5. [155 lbs.]
Charlie Zac (Revolution Fight Team~Langley, B.C.) def. Brendan Frost (Independent~Kelowna, B.C.)
TKO, Rd. 1 (0:12)

Main Event

[185 lbs]
Tyler Jackson (Revolution Fight Team~Langley, B.C.) vs. Nolan Clark (Kamloops, B.C.)

***The main event was canceled backstage when a doctor determined that Nolan Clark was unable to compete due to severe vertigo.***

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