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USKA “Stand and Deliver” went down in Allentown, PA, Saturday, April 13. With eight amateur bouts on the fight card, it wound up being a terrific event full of highlight reel knockouts, great fights, and several debuting newcomers who showed great promise. In the main event, Jordan Grenyon-Smith was on fire and came out throwing everything and finishing with a head kick KO 1:32 into the bout.
JJ Veramendi is a 20 year old blue chip prospect making his debut who also used the head kick to win by KO in spectacular fashion in round 2 vs a very tough Shawn Wilson.
Trevan “War Angel” Stephens had a 2 round war with Jeff Knapp and also made the highlight reel with a KO right before the bell at the end of the 2nd round. Stephens will now face Brandon “the Ghost” Dean in a 175 lb State title bout on May 18.
Fight of the night had to go to Casey Kilgos and Jacob Strickler. It ended in a split decision for Strickler but the action was non-stop and intense with both men taking turns punishing the other. One of the best fights I’ve seen in a while.
Full results below…USKA will be back on May 18. Please stay right here for updates on the card and plenty of pre-fight interviews
Sonia Reyes v Jessica Barrall 145 lbs. USKA rules
Sonia Reyes wins via TKO wnd of round 2
Marissa Auriemma v Brittney Wineland 118 lbs Thai rules
Brittney Wineland via UD 30-36 30-26 30-27
Tiffany Ann v Angela Brennan 175 lbs USKA rules.
Tiffany Ann via TKO head kick 1:16 round 1
Casey Kilgos v Jacob Strickler 175 lbs USKA rules
One of the best fights I’ve ever seen. No fouls or ref breakages. Nonstop action. Jacob Strickler via split decision 29-28 28-29 29-28
Jeff Knapp v Trevahn Stephen’s 175 lbs USKA rules
Stephens via KO at 2:00 of round 2
Shawn Wilson v Julio Veramendi 215-220 lbs USKA rules
Veramendi via KO head kick at :52 of round 2
Michael Ern v John Buchinsky 250 lbs USKA rules.
30-27 on all cards for Buchinsky
Jason Somers v Jordan Grenyon-Smith 185 lbs Thai rules
1:32 of round 1 Grenyon-Smith via KO headkick
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