Jack Hammer Promotions Fist of Fury 3 dazzled the crowd last night at Mulcahy’s Pub in Wantagh, New York. The Jack Hammer event 17 K1, Full contact, Low-kick, Glory Rules, and USA Boxing bouts. The fight card included three title fights. Orlando Ortega defeated Armani Hendrickson and Jason Downer defeated Kyle Troyan, for Jack Hammer Promotion titles. Kevin Membrano headlined the evening defeated Tayvonne Thomas for the ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association) title. The night began with three USA Boxing sanctioned bouts before transitioning to ISKA sanctioned kickboxing fights.
Fist of Fury 3 Main Event:
In the main event between Tayvonne Thomas and Kevin Membrano, the two fighters held up to fight fans expectations as they went toe-to-toe through three two-minute rounds of high-paced action. Membrano won all three rounds in the contest as he continually had the edge in striking. Thomas showed exceptional heart inside the ring as he accepted the bout on only three weeks notice. The Security Dodge sponsored bout was contested under Low-Kick rules for the ISKA New York State Title. Watch the entire fight below to witness the action.
JJHP Fist of Fury 3 – JHP Fist of Fury 3 – Kevin Membrano def. Tayvonne Thomas in Main Event Kickboxing Match via unanimous decision on June 24, 2018
Fist of Fury 3 Co-Main Event:
Jason “Jamaica Funk” Downer battled Kyle Troyan through five rounds of tough fought action in the co-main event. The Long Island MMA fighter, hailing from Jamaica, pressed the action as he continued to walk forward throughout the five rounds. Using a series of leg kicks, and right hands, Downer pushed through the counter punches Troyan, which the defending champion relied on throughout the bout. Downer displayed a much more controlled and improved set of striking skills inside the ring. Troyan displayed strong striking skills as he heavily relied on his boxing background. Troyan was on his heels to the entire fight backing against the ropes and Downer’s volume of strikes made the difference on the judges’scorecards.
Downer defeated the Extreme Unique Fitness fighter by unanimous decision to reclaim his Jack Hammer Promotions title. The extremely emotional and passionate Downer made it clear in his post-fight speech he’s got the best cardio in the game. Downer dedicated this fight to his sick mother, and brother, Nicholas, who tragically passed away roughly three weeks ago.
Downer, the Long Island MMA trained fighter is scheduled to make his debut in September on a mixed martial arts fight card. He is now a two-time Jack Hammer Promotions champion.
JHP Fist of Fury 3 – Jason Downer def. Kyle Troyan for JHP Title in Co-Main Event via unanimous decision on June 24, 2018
Fist of Fury 3 Featured Fights:
In the third title fight of the evening, Orlando Ortega defeated Armani Hendrickson in a Low-Kick contest for the Jack Hammer Promotions title. Throughout three rounds of two-minute action, Ortega displayed a higher skill level of striking as he went on to win via unanimous decision and claim the JHP belt.
JHP Fist of Fury 3 – Orlando Ortega def. Armani Hendrickson for JHP Title via unanimous decision on June 24, 2018
Miles Pollak drew an applause from the crowd after he dropped Jordan Thompson in a low-kick contest with a perfectly timed spinning back fist. Pollak dotted the I in the title of the promotions show, Fist of Fury 3, as he went on to land several more spinning back fists. Thompson battled through to make it a decision, but Pollak poured on a relentless attack throughout the three rounds as he went on to win via unanimous decision.
Enrique Lopez of Long Island MMA bullied his opponent, Luis Ramirez around the ring before finishing him in the first round. Lopez came straight forward, blitzkrieg’ed his foe with a barrage of punches that Ramirez could answer. Lopez, with Long Island MMA owner and UFC fighter, Ryan Laflare in his corner, earned the first-round knockout in his K1 fight.
Kareem Cline of No Limit Kickboxing wasted zero time as he blasted through his opponent, Kelvin Adams. He earned the victory in the first round of the scheduled three rounds bout via Knockout.
Rashede Conyers weathered the storm by his foe, Jose Correa. Correa came out strong and landed many powerful shots. Conyers eat all of them like a champ and pushed through. Getting on the inside of Correa, he worked his head and body, creating incredible fatigue for Correa. Correa was given an 8-count because he wasn’t able to stand to his feet within a reasonable amount of allotted time. Correa was able to push through as he was on the bad end of a beating in rounds two and three. Conyers earned the unanimous decision victory over Correa. Correa was later rushed to the hospital for reports on trouble breathing but is under stable condition.
JHP Fist of Fury 3 – Rashede Conyers def. Jose Correa – Special Guest Commentator Tim Herbert Conyers def. Correa via Uanimous Decision on June 24, 2018
USA Boxing Bouts:
The night started out with three USA Boxing sanctioned fights. The first fight of the evening was between two warriors in the master’s division. In their 40’s, Victor Antonucci improved his record to 4-2 against Sean Harling, who made his amateur boxing debut. Antonucci showed his experience against Harling inside the ring as he worked behind a successful right hand to earn a Knockout in the second round.
JHP Fist of Fury 3 – Victor Antonucci Knocksout Sean Harling in USA Boxing Match in round 2 on June 24, 2018
The second bout of the evening was easily a contender for Fight of the Night. Blake Hendershott and John Valentine, two fifteen-year-old high school students went to war. These two young athletes are the future of boxing as they displayed excellent striking, power, speed, and heart during their three-round battle. Hendershott and Valentine went toe-to-toe numerous times blasting each other with heavy shots. Hendershott knocked the headgear off of Valentine numerous times. The Extreme Unique Fitness fighter, Hendershott earned a Unanimous Decision over Valentine, as commentators Kyle Carroll and Bobby Campbell believed the first two rounds went to Hendershott, and the third was snagged by Valentine.
JHP Fist of Fury 3 – Blake Hendershott def. John Valentine in USA Boxing Match via Unanimous Decision on June 24, 2018
In the final boxing match of the evening, Kevin Lubin and Clubber Creed fought a highly patient and technical fight. Lubin worked behind his jab through three rounds. Creed tried to get inside of Lubin to work his striking. The two fighters worked hard to stick to their game plan, but after three hard-fought rounds, it went to the judges’ scorecards. Lubin earned the Unanimous Decision in a close fight between two highly skilled combat veterans.
Fist of Fury 3 Results:
LK** – Kevin Membrano def. Tayvonne Thomas via Unanimous Decision.
K1* – Jason Downer def. Kyle Troyan via Unanimous Decision.
LK* – Orlando Ortega def. Armani Hendrickson via Unanimous Decision.
LK – Miles Pollak def. Jordan Thompson via Unanimous Decision.
K1 – Enrique Lopez def. Luis Ramirez via Knockout in Round 1.
K1 – Alpha Toure def. Jermaine Powell via Knockout in Round 3.
K1 – Mike Robinson def. Kenny Gomez via Unanimous Decision.
K1 – Kareem Cline def. Kelvin Adams via Knockout in Round 1.
FCR – Ezekiel Okunola def. Thomas Mertins via Knockout in Round 1.
K1 – Lester Navedo vs. Jason Lowth – Exhibition Bout – Navedo Knocked out Lowth.
K1 – Carlos Torres def. Nicholas Uzumaki via Knockout in Round 1.
GR – Rashede Conyers def. Jose Correa via Unanimous Decision.
LK – Rhett Alvarado vs. Donny Collins – Exhibition Bout.
B – Kevin Lubin def. Clubber Creed via Unanimous Decision.
B – Blake Hendershott def. John Valentine via Unanimous Deicison.
B – Victor Antonucci def. Sean Harling via Knockout in Round 1.
LK- Low-kick FCR- Full Contact Rules GR- Glory Rules B- Boxing
*Jack Hammer Promotions Title **ISKA NYS Title
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