9.22.2009

ICF 13 Night Honors (August 31, 2009)


Last weekend, I attended the ICF: 13 show at the new ICF Fight Club. In the ICF's sophomore show at the club, they put on another exciting event with some great action.

Here my picks for the Night Honors:

Fight of the Night: Marcus Finch vs. George Oiler
In this 185 Title Match (amateur), Finch and Oiler put on a great show for the fans, exchanging a lot of hard shots and with Finch showcasing some great takedown defense. Ultimately, Finch defended his title with a unanimous decision win over Oiler. A lot of heart shown by both fighters.

Submission of the Night 1: Mark Crawn over Kevin Barton
Although Barton is the ICF 205 (amateur) champ, this was a non-title bout. Very little shots were thrown in a match that saw Crawn almost land a reverse triangle (which I incorrectly noted as an inverted triangle on the night) and then quickly secure a traditional triangle from the bottom to win at 1:15 of Round 1. Another great submission win from Crawn.

Submission of the Night 2: Brandon Demastes over Wendall Hurless
There were no KOs at ICF: 13, so I am handing out a second submission award. In a match for the vacant ICF 155 (amateur) title, Demastes stayed calm against the wild Hurless to score an armbar at 1:12 in the second round. After abandoning an arm triangle choke attempt, Demastes locked in the armbar and held onto it after a slam from Hurless. Congrats to Demastes on his title win.

I was able to catch up with some of the fighters after the event and my interviews will be posted shortly, along with my recap and night honors from the recent ICF: Balance of Power event.



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