Friday night at the Foxwoods Resort Casino the fighters of Lion Fight 30 left all of their training and preparation in the ring as all 11 bouts were packed with action.
The main event between Ky Hollenbeck and Mark Holst was a war through the forth round when it had to go to the score cards as a result of two accidental headbutts which lead to separate gashes on Hollenbeck’s face. Hollenbeck was able to come away with a split decision.
Sergio Wielzen was pushed to the limits by Arthur Meyer who proved he belonged in the ring with one of the worlds best. After going the distance Wielzen was able to retain his title by split decision.
The second title bout of the night for the vacant female lightweight title between Antonina Shevchenko and Annabelle Gely was scrapped due to an undisclosed medical issue to Gely, by default Shevchenko was presented with the title and is now the promotions champion.
Below is the numbers at a glance and complete quick results. We have on our Facebook page videos of the walk outs and the calls of the winners. Tag your friends and share. video of all of the Don’t forget to checkout our LIVE Punch-by-Punch blog in addition check out our social media links for more event coverage.
Numbers at a glance –
Total fights: 11
(T) Knock outs: 2 by round #: 1st/1, 3rd/1,
Other: No contest
Total Decision: 8, 3 unanimous, 5 split,
Performance of the night: Yeison Berdugo
Fight of the night: Sergio Wielzen vs Arthur Meyer
MAIN CARD 9/8c on AXS TV
Super Fight: Middleweight (160) – Ky Hollenbeck 160 (33-3-1, Dublin, CA) vs Mark Holst 161 (19-3, Ottawa, Ontario), Winner: Ky Hollenbeck by Split Decision (1:54 Round 4)
Title Fight: Lightweight (135) – (c) Sergio Wielzen 133 (41-9-2, Amsterdam, Holland) vs Arthur Meyer 130 (37-8, Patong City, Thailand) Winner: Sergio Wielzen via split decision
Title Fight: Vacant Female Lightweight (135) – Antonina Shevchenko 133 (36-1, Lima, Peru) vs Annabelle Gely 133 (16-2-1, London, England) Fight was pulled from the card due to Gely being unable to get medical clearance by the athletic commission –
Welterweight (147) – Nick Chasteen 147 (5-2, Scottsdale, AZ) vs Eddie Martinez 148 (14-5-1, New York, New York) Winner: Eddie Martinez via split decision
Lightweight (135) – Amine Ballafrikh 135 (6-2, Dules, VA.) vs Joe Logan 134 (5-6, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Winner: Amine Ballafrikh via unanimous decision (48-47 x3)
Super Featherweight (130) Issac Tijerna (1-0, Nampa, Idaho) vs Yeison Berdugo (0-2, Providence, R.I. Winner: Yeison Berdugo via KO (Punch) :23 in r3
Preliminary Amateur undercard (non-televised)
Super middleweight (168) – Gary Mac (Bowie, Maryland) vs Brian Bogue (Cranston, R.I.) At :24 of the 2nd round The fight was stopped due to an unintentional foul – Brian “Magoo” Bogue knees the head of Gary Mac (amateur rules) leading to a no contest.
Lightweight (135) – Jason Davis (Phoenix, Arizona) vs Mike Triana 133 (Worcester, Massachusetts) Winner: Michael Triana via split decision
Welterweight (147) – Olivier Jimenez (Houston, Texas) vs Phil Da Silva (Boston, Massachusetts) Winner: Olivier Jimenez via unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
Cruiserweight (190) – Jack Marcisz (Kitchener, Ontario) vs Paul Banasiak (Bristol, Connecticut) Winner: Paul Lee Banasiak via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
Middleweight (160) – Tommy Mashrick (Leverett, Massachusetts) vs Patrick Kirby (Boston, Massachusetts) Winner: Patrick Kirby via Split Decision
Cruiserweight (190) – Roger Carbin (Bowie, Maryland) vs Rich Ullrich (Cranston, R.I.) Winner: Roger Carbin via KO (1st round :45 Sec)
Tickets for Lion Fight 30 are on sale now at www.foxwoods.com or by calling 800-200-2882 or by visiting the Foxwoods Box Offices.
The Lion Fight 30 main card will air live on AXS TV Fights with a special start time of 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. with commentary from renowned duo “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich.
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