9.21.2009

ICF: Stacked Night Honors (July 27, 2009)


Saturday night, I attended ICF: Stacked at the new ICF Fight Club/MMA Sports Bar. It was a great night of professional and amateur fights capped off with a main event pro lightweight match-up between Chad Hinton and Dustin Walden.

Here are my picks for the Night Honors:

FightTicker.com KO/TKO of the Night: Brandon Demastas over Justin Hunt

Although there were no true KOs on the night, Demastas came the closest with his fast-paced 33 second win over Team Nemesis's Justin Hunt. A strong right hand stunned Hunt, giving Demastas the opportunity to work in some good strikes for a quick TKO win.

FightTicker.com Submission of the Night: Neal Craft over Michael Wright

Neal Craft brought home a great submission win with a kimura from the reverse full mount after transitioning from side control. I think the kimura is one of the most underused submissions and I was happy to see Craft pull it off at 1:26 of the first round.

FightTicker.com Fight of the Night: Chad Hinton vs. Dustin Walden

Although Hinton was the clear winner of this fight, Walden put forth an excellent effort, not allowing Hinton to finish him. Hinton put on another impressive performance, taking Walden down at will and administering some tough ground and pound. Walden stayed persistent and managed to land a solid head kick and some good knees, but was ultimately unable to escape Hinton's solid ground game and dominant positions. A great effort put forth from both guys.

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