Sunday, March 11, 2007

Results from FX3 Fight Night 4

By Davis West

Paul Daley had little difficulty completing his first defense of his FX3 World Welterweight Title tonight against challenger Daniel Weichel from Germany. Weichel tried unsuccessfully to get the fight to the floor but Daley sprawled on his shots and took the fight to the German in the standing exchanges. Weichel tried to shoot again, but Daley caught him with a perfectly timed knee that dropped Weichel face down on the floor, out cold. Daley landed one more hammer fist for good measure before referee Marc Goddard jumped in, concluding an impressive performance from the defending champion.

Submission fighter Alex Owen claimed the vacant World Featherweight Title by tapping out France’s Frederick Fernandez. Owen never let Fernandez into the fight, taking him down and controlling the action on the ground throughout the first round, then trapping the Frenchman in a triangle that forced the tap out in round two.

Andre Winner, from the Rough House team in Nottingham, had a tough three-round battle with Wesley Felix, from Pancrase London. Felix scored several impressive takedowns, but was unable to strike effectively on the floor and often found himself working hard to escape Winner’s submissions. When they were on their feet, Felix unsettled Winner with powerful kicks that prevented Winner from setting himself to punch, but the Rough House fighter dominated the clinches where he landed knee strikes to the mid-section and head. It was a very close contest, with the split decision going to Winner.

Polish export Przemslaw Mysiala continued to work his way up the heavyweight ranks with a stoppage of London’s Lance King. Mysiala, who holds a win over “The Ultimate Fighter” star Ross Pointon, was too sharp for King, knocking him down with a straight right and punching King on the floor before the referee jumped in.

Local favorite Nigel Whitear avenged his loss to Jason Barret at Cage Rage Contenders 2 by breaking Barret’s arm with an arm bar halfway through round one. Barret refused to tap the first time Whitear caught him in the submission, so Whitear grabbed the same limb again, cranking on the arm bar a second time and getting the tap out, but it came too late to prevent Barret’s arm being broken.

Full Results

Paul Daley def. Daniel Weichel by KO 2:55 R1
Nigel Whitear def. Jason Barret by Arm Bar 2:27 R1
Alex Owen def. Frederick Fernandez by Triangle 2:21 R2
Przemslaw Mysiala def. Lance King by TKO (Ref Stoppage – strikes) 2:12 R1
Andre Winner def. Wesley Felix by Split Decision (29:28, 29:28, 28:29)
Lawson Tenant def. Ben Vickers by TKO (Ref Stoppage – strikes) 2:10 R2
Azran Quasid def. Dion Oakes by TKO (Ref Stoppage – strikes) 2:52 R1
Brendan Flanagan def. Steve Baggaley by TKO (Ref Stoppage – strikes) 4:28 R1
Paul Reed def. Rob Neesham by TKO (Ref Stoppage – strikes) 0:55 R1
Jarred Farre def. Pete Brake by Tap-Out (strikes) 1:31 R1

Damien Hamilton def. John Healey by Split Decision
Pete Mercer def. Kazys Grigaliunas by Unanimous Decision

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