Darnell Pettis vs Lloyd Thornton: Full Fight

Darnell Pettis vs Lloyd Thornton: Full Fight

Yesterday we talked about Tyler Saltsman calling on Darnell Pettis after his professional debut was ruled a no contest.  Pettis was ahead in the fight and looked to be cruising towards a finish or a least a unanimous decision when he bounced a pretty powerful knee off of Thornton's head as he was on the floor after a body shot.  

Thornton wisely stayed down and the fight was ruled a no contest. I say wisely because if he would have elected to continue it looked like things were only going to get worse.  

The video of the fight is listed above. You may also notice that Pettis cut off his signature dreads for this one, I'm curious as to why.  Either way, after watching the fight back you get a glimpse of how dangerous and talented "Achilles" is and the grudge match up with Tyler Saltsman becomes that much more interesting.

The knee comes in right at the 6:00 minute mark. 

Darnell Pettis' Pro Debut Ruled No Contest, Gets Called Out By Saltsman On Facebook.

     Darnell Pettis Gets Called Out By Saltsman On Facebook.

Darnell Pettis' professional debut was cut short after a questionable knee to the head was landed after dropping Lloyd Thorton with a hard body shot during an exchange.  The follow up knee that landed was deemed accidental and the fight was ruled a no contest.

But let's be honest, that's not why you came here today. 

Its been awhile since Tyler "The Daywalker" Saltsman has caused shenanigans in our little world, but this time he's back on you guessed it ,Facebook and he's going after the aforementioned Darnell Pettis. 

I honestly have to say that if I wrote down a list of people I was going to call out on Facebook, Darnell pettis would literally be on the absolute bottom of the list. 

So with that said, at least Saltsman has adopted the "go big or go home" methodology here. 

It all started when Saltsman posted a comment on one of Pettis' posters that simply said "Pettis sucks, fight me at 135" and the internet world was set on fire. 50+ comments later and here we are. 

Pettis is apparently dropping to 125 and his management has said that if Saltsman wants the fight, he needs to come to them, to which I think is a fair request because Saltsman did fire the initial shot. I remember Saltsman talking about possibly fighting Dom Mazzotta at one point at 125 so I guess there is a chance this one could materialize into something soon.

We've got an event coming up in November #justsayin'.

It looks like the original post(s) have been removed, but if I can find it, I will post the link here. 

 I'm also working on the Pettis video and should have that here soon. Check back for more information as it is released.

Caged Madness 30: Quick Results

Caged Madness 30: Quick Results

Caged Madness 30 went down this weekend and I have the result courtesy of matchmaker Scott Corbin.  50% of the night's bouts were ended within the first frame and only one bout made it to the judges.  

It sounds like there were some pretty dramatic moments over all. 

Curt Lemmon moves to 3-0 with a  stoppage over Jeremy Linville (2-2) in the second round and LA Hampton (1-2) scored a first round KO over Julian Reynolds (0-2).  Check out the quick results below: 

Amateur Results:

  • 135 - Charles Postel def Cameron Caldwell / 1:27 / 2nd round / TKO 
  • 145 - Thomas Good def Aaron Woods / Split Dec
  • 135 - Marquis Johnson def Cody Lewis / :16 / 1st round / TKO 
  • HW - Bryan Howe def Mesmaran Sunsearay / 1:48 / 1st round / Guillotine Choke
  • 170 - Logan Urban def Desmond Ford / 2:28 / 3rd round / Rear Naked Choke
  • 155 - Jason Bevly def Ronnie Wilson / 1:25 / 3rd round / Rear Naked Choke
  • 145 - Corey Ruthsatz def Chris Smith / :57 / 1st round / Arm Bar
  • 125 - Adam Roll def Nic Lute / 1:52 / 1st round / Arm Bar
  • 135 - Jeffrey Mack def Ryan Arce / :38 / 2nd round / TKO
  • 135 - Donny Korbel def Saeed Garner / 2:42 / 3rd round / Triangle Choke
  • 170 - John Gunther def Chris Brooks / 2:14 / 1st round / Arm Bar

Professional Results:

  • 170 - LA Hampton def Julian Reynolds / 1:29 / 1st round / KO
  • 135 - Darnell Pettis vs Lloyd Thornton / No Contest
  • HW (Title Fight) - Curt Lemmon def Jeremy Linville / 1:11 / 2nd round / TKO

Pinnacle FC 8 On Inside MMA:

                         Pinnacle FC 8 On Inside MMA:

Inside MMA picked up highlights from our last event and picked not one, not two, not three.. well ok, they picked three highlights from our Pinnacle FC 8 event and to me as a promoter, that means alot.  It means is that not only do we have a stable of talented guys, but the fights we are putting on are some of the best that are being submitted in the country.

Not too bad for a guy who barely graduated highschool.

Now if I could only fix the rest of my life I'd be fine.  I would tell you what highlights they picked up then you wouldn't have any reason to watch the video, so this kills two birds with one big stone.

EFP Caged Madness 30: Bout Order and Card

EFP Caged Madness 30: Bout Order and Card

Explosive Fight Promotions returns to the Tadmor Shrine in Akron and brings with it Caged Madness 30 featuring a main event between Jeremy "The Legion" Linville (2-1) taking on Curt Lemmon (2-0) for the Caged Madness heavyweight title. 

Linville is coming in off a win over the hard hitting Tim Dunn back in October of 2013, while Lemmon recently bested Ryan Walls back in March of this year. 

This fight is worth the price of admission alone. 

Darnell Pettis (0-0) is also set to make his professional debut taking on 2-0 Lloyd Thorton.  Thorton hasn't dropped a bout since 2012 and has a little bit of everything on his resume.   Pettis' last fight was for the Pinnacle FC amateur bantamweight title in where he stopped Davey Crockett in the 3rd round of what was one of the best amateur wars we've ever had. 

Another one worth the price of admission. 

Keep an eye on EFP as they are quickly separating themselves from the rest of the Ohio pack with serious cards like this one.

Check out the full line up below:

Bill Hutchinson Will Fight Aug 16th For BKB In Vegas:

       Bill Hutchinson Will Fight Aug 16th For BKB In Vegas:

Bill Hutchinson (8-1-4) recently announced that he will be heading to Vegas August 16th to compete in the "BKB" or Big-Knockout Boxing event. Yes, this is different than your typical boxing event.  Here is a description from the website:

Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB) is a new combat sport that is developed and owned by DIRECTV. The Nevada State Athletic Commission sanctioned BKB which will now make the new fight sport official. Headquarters  for BKB will be established in the state of Nevada sometime in the near future. Big-Knockout Boxing is an aggressive new combat sport that matches two fighters together in a pit. "The Pit" is smaller than a boxing ring and encourages more action than the traditional boxing ring .

BKB creates a new level of fighting intensity, competition consists of two-minute rounds and encourages aggressive punching and rewards offensive fighters. Big-Knockout Boxing format pushes fighters to engage in offense from start to finish and provides an experience that both casual and hard core fans will enjoy.

So it's more or less pit fighting with boxing gloves on. I have also read (and watched a similar) production also called BKB that featured fighters competing in the same pit using gloves with the top of the knuckle cut out. So there's really no telling what the hell is going on, but either way it feels a little gimmicky.  

Wait, looks like I found another site that has some insight:

After marketing research likely revealed some negative feedback on the name, BKB made a name change. What the change does is balance, or tries to anyway, the harsh reality behind the new sport with how it’s actually sold. 

I know what you're thinking and yes, I am figuring this out and writing it in real time.  It's mostly because I can barely spell journalism but the other side is that we're on this journey together. 

Here is a video of one event

The main event features Gabriel Rosado taking on Bryan Vera who are two tough guys that have some serious fight experience and love to stand and exchange. 

At the end of the day, Hutch is a tough, talented guy and I'd pay to watch him fight in alot of things so what the hell, looks like we're going to Vegas. If you would like to join me/us, you can order your tickets here.

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