Revolution Fight Series – RFS 17 “The Fury” results from Shenandoah University
Revolution Fight Series held RFS 17 “The Fury” from the Shingleton Gymnasium at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, September 24 and to say the place was jam-packed would be an understatement. The entire gymnasium was standing room only.
Nine title fights and a heavyweight grand prix were part of the 16-fight card which was split between both Muay Thai and mixed martial arts bouts.
Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Rounds
The night opened up with the first bout in the heavyweight grand prix. For those unfamiliar with how a grand prix works, it is a tournament. If you win, you move on to fight the winner from another bracket. If you lose, you sit on the sidelines for the second or in some instances third fights, or you can become an alternate if a fighter is injured.
Grand Prix Fight 1
The first fight pitted Chris Wedding vs. Zak Adomanis. What are brutal was for Zak Adomanis to make quick work of his opponent. Once he had him up against the cage, Adomanis threw Wedding down to the canvas, trapped his right arm in a crucifix type position and just pounded on his face. Referee Bill Bookwalter kept close eye on Wedding and repeatedly told him that if he did not advance his position the fight would be stopped, and it was. Adomanis moves on to fight again later tonight.
Grand Prix Fight 2
The second heavyweight grand prix bout was Brandon Davis vs. Derek Sewell. After a brief halt due to an inadvertent eye poke these two heavyweights threw leather once again in an absolute back and forth war. It was an extremely close first round but it appears that Sewell may have done more damage. In the second round these two massive men again went to war. This fight may never go to the ground, they love slugging it out. Davis is a big man who resembles UFC heavyweight Travis Browne and he throws punches and kicks like him to boot. The third and final round was more of the same and the fight would end up going to the judges for a decision in favor of Sewell.
Grand Prix Fight 3 – Finale
Fast forward toward the end of the night – After both Derek Sewell and Zak Adomanis advanced in their first fights they met in the finale. This fight was not as exciting as either of their first fights but for two men pushing the 265-pound mark they definitely kept the pace up. In the end Zak Adomanis would win a unanimous decision and win the heavyweight grand prix.
The first non-grand prix bout of the evening was Tyler Barsciano defeatinig Reggie Williams via submission via rear-naked choke in the first round but not before he landed brutal ground and pound from the full mount. Huge win for Barsciano.
Giving It Her All
The first female fight on the card was Tia Jablonsky bloodying and dominating Mica Goehner for three full rounds. The initial wound came from a head kick and from there Goehner was in all sorts of trouble. Jablonsky may have gotten the win, but in the process she also exerted so much energy that she vomited all over the cage at the end of the fight. You cannot say that Tia Jablonsky did not give it her all.
Five-Round Muay Thai Wars
In a battle for the RFS 170-lb. Muay Thai championship, Gary Mack and Josh Hill put on an absolute show. Hill may have lost a five-round decision but this kid has a chin on him. Hill took a lick and just kept on ticking, and smiling, and pushing the pace. It seemed as if his gas tank was never on empty. Mack had an impressive arsenal of attacks and in the end his hand would be raised in victory and the belt wrapped around his waist.
Also, Keemaan Diop defeated Brima Kamara via unanimous decision to retain his 155-pound title.
Full RFS 17 results below:
Shane Snider defeated Anthony Wilson via submission (arm triangle) – Round 1, 2:47 for (185 lb. title)
Muay Thai Bout – Keemaan Diop defeated Brima Kamara via unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 48-47) for (155 lb. title)
Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale – Zak Adomanis defeated Derek Sewell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Muay Thai Bout – Gary Mack defeated Josh Hill via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) for (170 lb. title)
Rene Chavez defeated Travis Stevens via TKO – Round 3, 0:43 for (145 lb. title)
Angelica Martinez defeated Lateesha Mohl via TKO – Round 1, 5:00 (did not answer bell for Round 2) for (115 lb. title)
Ramy Yacoub defeated Zach Nolan via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:30 for (155 lb. title)
Muay Thai bout – Christy Tyquiengco defeated Erin Jimenez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) for (125 lb. title)
Josh Jackson defeated Brett Barney via submission (Kimura) – Round 1, 2:41 for (170 lb. title)
Jeremy Crist defeated Scottie Lovern via TKO – Round 1, 1:29 for (205 lb. title)
Shane Mears defeated Brandon Howe via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:36
Muay Thai bout – Ali Alskar defeated Sean Alder via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tia Jablonsky defeated Mica Goehner via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Tyler Barsciano defeated Reggie Williams via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:38
Heavyweight Grand Prix:
Derek Sewell defeated Brandon Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Zak Adomanis defeated Chris Wedding via TKO – Round 1, 1:50