ACC 16 results: Wasweiler, Butcher, Gulfin all crowned champions!
On Saturday night, Aggressive Combat Championships invaded Queens Theater at Flushing Meadow Park for their sixteenth installment. Seven bouts took place inside the ACC cage, overseen by the USMTA, a New York State approved third-party sanctioning body.
The main event was a featherweight title headliner by EGA fighter, Christian Wasweiler and Noah Donowa of Kai Next Level MMA.
In the main event, Wasweiler and Donowa wasted zero time to start exchange leg kicks. Wasweiler changed levels and scored a text book takedown on Donowa. While in top position, the EGA fighter began locking in a guillotine choke. Donowa started a scramble to avoid the grip of Wasweiler. Wasweiler showed great poise as he held onto, adjusted and secured the choke in the midst of rolling around. Donowa was left no other option, but to tap to the submission.Wasweiler won the 145-pound ACC main event at 0:56 of round one. The victory earned Wasweiler the ACC featherweight crown.
The co-main event ended up being a lopsided bout between Russell Pititto of East West MMA and Brian Boarsma of EGA. Throughout the first two rounds, Pititto defended Boarsma’s takedown attempts with a strong sprawl and control from the front headlock position. The two welterweights fought in a novice rules bout, meaning one of the fighters had less than two fights in their amateur career.
Pititto controlled the entire second and third rounds. In round three, after a quick takedown, Pititto delivered a pounding to the body of Boarsma. Novice rules doesn’t allow head shots while an opponent is grounded. The complete domination by Pititto was shown on the judges’ score cards. Pititto defeated Boarsma 30-25, 30-26, 30-27.
Fight of the Night
My MMA News Fight of the Night honors is awarded to the strawweight MMA title fight between Gabriella Gulfin and Destiny Quinones. Gulfin fought out of Class 1 MMA, while Quinones fights out of Kai Next Level MMA. These two women took it to the next level as they fought for the ACC 115-pound title. The pace these two women kept throughout the bout is unparalleled. The back-and-forth action brought the geography of the fight in all directions.
In the second round, Gulfin’s excellent grappling transitions paid off, as she scooped up an arm bar up to finish Quinones in the second round. The Class 1 MMA fighter was victorious via submission, by way of arm bar at 2:09 in round two of the 115-pound MMA title bout.
Jessica Ruiz (OMMA) won a hard fought battle against Anastasia Bruce (Team Redd). These two women went a full three rounds of relentless action. It was a 115-pound MMA bout, under novice rules. Ruiz defeated Bruce via unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
Ross Richardson, a Bronx native, displayed incredible strength and power. Richardson grabbed the neck of Kenneth Rayside and lifted him in the air and proceeded to bring him to the canvas. Never letting go of Rayside’s neck, Richardson finished Rayside with a guillotine choke. Richardson is a product of ECU BJJ. The submission came at the very beginning of the first round at 0:15. It was the fastest submission in ACC history.
Isaac Feldman had the solo knockout of the evening. He battled a powerful and aggressive Joe Soto, of Notorious. Feldman weathered the storm Soto brought in the first round. Soto had a takedown and multiple heave shots in the first round on the Maxum BJJ fighter. Feldman timed Soto’s Aggressive attack and landed a lights out right hand on the chin of Soto. Feldman is awarded the My MMA News Knockout of the Night Award. Feldman def. Soto via KO at 0:32 of round 2.
USMTA finding successIn the first bout of the evening, Jamie Butcher (Journey Martial Arts) kicked her way to a K1 ACC 115-pound title against Rebecca Bryggman. Butcher defeated Bryggman via Unanimous decision, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.
Three titles were handed out Saturday evening at ACC 16. Fighters interested in participating at World’s Collide should contact Eugene Perez ASAP.