PinnacleFC 5 Eric Bledsoe Vs. Matt Conahan
In our amateur main event of the night, Eric Bledsoe (4-0) upset the seemingly unstoppable Matt Conahan (4-1) in the first round of their contracted 3 round bout. At the time of the bout, both men were undefeated with all of their wins coming via some form of stoppage. This bout was Bledsoe's coming out party and with this huge win he not only won the lightweight title, but placed himself boldly on this region's radar.
In an effort to get our videos out sooner rather than later, I have the videos cut as quickly as possible so that we can get them to you in a timely fashion. This is not the finished product, but don't worry that will be coming to a TV near you very soon.
Our next event is scheduled for March 29th 2014 and will be held at the Greentree Sportsplex. The card will be released in the coming weeks.
Maddog Gym Releases "100% Violence" Line
Francis Healy (1-1) is the first sponsored fighter to wear Maddog Gym's new line coined "100% Violence".
Pretty straight forward messaging there.
These photos were taken by amateur bantamweight Chris Varner and they feature Tess who is the official model for the line. Maddog will be launching a webstore (onehundredpercentviolence.com) in 2014 where you can pick up some of their latest creations and propaganda.
Francis will be squaring off against Jeff Smith (1-0) this weekend.
Check out the rest of the pics after the jump:
PinnacleFC 5 Khama Worthy Vs. Reggie Merriweather
Khama Worthy (4-2) and Reggie Merriweather (2-3) went to war at PinnacleFC 5 and needless to say, it was pretty spectacular. Neither one of these guys know how to be boring and they attacked each other from the opening bell.
We knew when we put this one together that things would get crazy and once they started shooting at each other the whole place went wild.
There are no losers in these type of scraps and both guys have proven yet again that when they step into the Pinnacle cage, they aren't playing any games.
Pinnacle FC 5: 7 Post-Event Storylines
Pinnacle Fighting Championships returned with a massive Thanksgiving weekend kickoff event last week, and if you're not still reveling in the mass of amazingness surrounding Pittsburgh Challenge Series 5, then you probably just had too much turkey and stuffing.
People seem to like numbers and lists and whatnot, so I figured the best way to recap the event would be with a list of the major storylines coming out of last Wednesday night.
1. Cody Garbrandt is for real, for real.
Perhaps the fighter that I was most excited to see heading into the event was Cody "No Love" Garbrandt (2-0), because there were a lot of reasons why someone who has followed his career like me would be invested in a tough fight like Cody had. On paper, Garbrandt had an impressive first round knockout over a tough guy from a tough gym like Shane Manley (2-2). But if you actually saw the fight, then you saw a more confident, relaxed, and vicious Garbrandt that we'd ever seen before. There was a tiny bit of controversy about a questionable knee, but the video evidence shows that it was legal as all get out, and that Garbrandt actually picked Manley up off of the ground to knee him in the face. The only travesty is that the referee missed the call and the fact that Manley was on queer street after the knee.
Check out more after the jump.
PinnacleFC 5 Cody Garbrandt Vs. Shane Manley: Full Fight
This fight had some contraversy surrounding an a knee strike that was considered "illegal" at the time but this video clears that up rather nicely.
We put together a quick production so that we could get the video of this fight out there for you guys to enjoy. This is not the finished product. The finished product will be released at a later date and time but for now this will give you the jist of things. We had a bunch of great performances and the videos will be coming out shortly.
PinnacleFC 5: Photo Gallery Sneak Peek
After the smoke cleared from last night's PinnacleFC event, we have a sneak peek of some of the new photos provided by MetCon photos. And bros I am happy to tell you that the early shots are f*cking awesome.
MetCon is obviously a huge addition to our line up and will be returning to cover future events. Stay tuned for the entire gallery coming sometime this weekend.