Event Review - Pain Pit: New Breed

Swansea mixed martial arts fighter Brett "The Pikey" Johns claimed the Pain Pit Bantamweight title and stayed unbeaten following an arm bar victory over Cardiff's Joe Orrey in the main event at a packed Newport Centre on Saturday night.

Johns who is ranked 24th in the British Featherweight rankings, stepped down a weight to fight Orrey who is ranked 19 in the Bantamweight division.

After some good early exchanges, Johns took the fight to the floor using his judo
background to get the upper hand on Orrey and win by arm-bar in just under four minutes to claim the belt.

Trojan's Marc Allen claimed the Lightweight Title with a rear naked choke victory over Dogs of War fighter Jamie Rodgers, Rodgers had Allen in a choke for what seemed an age, but with the fight in stalemate, referee Mark Woodard urged the fighters to move it on and Allen took his chance to win the bout putting Rodgers into a choke, Rodgers tapped out with just nine seconds in the round, much to the delight of ecstatic Allen.

Cardiff's Lenny Benskin won the most explosive event of the evening when he beat the previously undefeated Will Davies of Port Talbot by ground and pound in just under two minutes of the first round. Benskin showed his immense punching power as Davies tried to go toe to toe, but was out-punched.

The unluckiest contestant of the night was Abertillery fighter Kyle Prosser who was clearly leading by two rounds against Dave Addicot following a text book floor performance, only to fall foul of a punch in the third, resulting in a cut eye that the doctor deemed he was unable to fight on.

Tillery Combat's Owain Parry fell victim to the quickest finish of the night in 23 seconds against Nottingham's Max Cotton, Parry tried a spinning back fist, but Cotton caught him with a sweet right that sent Parry to the floor and as the Englishman tried to finish the fight, referee Mark Woodard stepped in to stop the contest.

Pembroke Dock's Paul Rodgers claimed a victory over Bridgend's Thomas James with a stoppage after two minutes 45 seconds via Kimura, James went for the big take down, but Rodgers did all the work on the floor, trying for a triangle, but his work paid dividends as he wore his opponent down.

Falcons fighter and crowd pleaser Jason "Grasshopper" Jenkins came up against Pembroke Dock's Sean Meaney in a lightweight match up, Jenkins sporting a green hairstyle, worked tirelessly on the floor in the first round after Meaney had taken the fight down. The second round was more to Jenkins' liking and a roundhouse kick was followed by his trademark grasshopper move, allowing for
an axe kick, with the falcons fighter in control, he quickly saw off his opponent with a guillotine choke.

There were good wins for Tillery fighters Josh Reed, Ryan Marshall, Ryan Legge and Ian Mcloed, Reed who now goes to 4-1 following his 52 second win via guillotine choke over the previously undefeated Daryl Grant, Marshall stays undefeated courtesy of a unanimous decision over Cornwall's Sam Stockdale in what many thought was the fight of the night.

Legge and Mcloed both won via Triangle choke over Daniel Owens and Dan Hamer respectively!

Jack "Tank" Shore continues unbeaten in the cage following a unanimous decision against Cheltenham debutant Mark Turnville, Shore was unlucky not to finish the bout in the first round when his arm bar choke was beaten by the bell, the second round was fought on the floor and the Tillery Combat fighter came out on top following a series of good blows to the body.

In a light heavyweight bout, debutant Jamie Curtis lost a unanimous decision to Weston Super Mare fighter Sam Cousins, though Cousins can think himself unlucky to have a rear naked choke foiled by the bell.

David Round fighter David Magourlic of Ebbw Vale came up against Aberdare combatant Daniel Griffiths and although he had height advantage and threw some good punches at the debutant Griffiths, Magourlic lost via arm triangle following a sweep by the strong Griffiths.

Full Results: http://www.addictedmma.com/result-10410_Pain-Pit-Fight-Night-New-Breed.php

Report by Lee Parsons.

Photos by Huw Fairclough, Short & Round Photography.
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Published by Steve Wickett - Sun, 3 Mar 2013 16:35

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