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UWC 7: Redemption Card Breakdown

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UWC Bantamweight World Championship Title Fight
(5 Five Minute Rounds)

Mike "The Hulk" Easton

Chase "The Rage" Beebe

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Weight: 135 lbs
Height: 5'5"
Association: Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts
Fighting Out Of: Washington DC/Temple Hills, MD
Corner: Lloyd Irvin / Brandon Vera
MMA Record: 8 - 1 - 0
Fact:Fact: 2X UWC World Champ

Weight: 135 lbs
Height: 5'7"
Association: Midwest Training Center
Fighting Out Of: Chicago, IL
Corner: Alex Trujillo / Joey Gilbert
MMA Record:
12 - 4 - 0
Fact: Former 2X WEC World Champ

 This is one of the biggest fights in North America at 135 to ever happen outside of the WEC.  Easton is a huge prospect and Beebe is a proven vet.  Originally slated to take place back in February only to be called off days before the bout because Beebe no showed the weigh-ins, my anticipation for this bout has only grown.  Everyone knows Beebe has cardio for days and I doubt that has changed from his days in the WEC.  He is now training at MTC where another cardio phenom, Clay Guida holds camp.  Beebe is coming off three strait losses to a who's who list of BWs and should come in hungry.  Easton is a local product that is still looking to "bust loose" onto the national scene.  He is the defending champ.  His stand-up is far better then Beebe's although reach could play a role.  His ground game is good, but he in no way has the wrestling of Beebe.  Easton does have a secret weapon on his side, a steel elbow.  If the fight goes the distance I like Beebe in what could be a grinding win of control.  If the fight ends early, and it could, I like Easton by TKO.  As far as the odds on a sub, Easton has the skills to catch an over aggressive Beebe early or a Beebe worn down by being battered on the feet.  Beebe could also grind down on Easton for five rounds and sink something in on a gassed TLI fighter.  Truly a great match-up and a risky one for the promotions future.

UWC Flyweight World Championship Title Fight
(5 Five Minute Rounds)

Pat Runez

 

John "The Magician" Dodson

 

 

 

Weight: 125 lbs
Height: 5'4"
Association: Arizona Combat Sports
Fighting Out Of: Tempe, AZ
Corner:Jamie Varner / Todd Lally
MMA Record: 6 - 0 - 0
Fact: PFC World Champion

Weight: 125 lbs
Height: 5'4"
Association:Greg Jackson MMA
Fighting Out Of: Albuquerque, NM
Corner:Greg Jackson / Mike Winkeljohn
MMA Record: 12 - 4 - 0
Fact:2X UWC Vet / Tap Out Show Vet

This is a flyweight title fight, that in it self makes this a rarity. Pat Runez took part in the PFC four man tournament to crown a flyweight champ.  On the opposite side of the bracket was an extremely dangerous FW in Rambaa Somdet. When Somdet, the favorite in the field pulled out, Runez dispatched a late replacement to take the belt.  With the current state of the flyweight division in North America, the PFC flyweight belt is the top of the heap.  The UWC is looking to change that bringing in Runez to take on John Dodson. Dodson is an amazing striker.  Not a guy known for his power, but his style is effective and his creativity is unmatched.  The WEC has their sights on flyweight and these two are likely on there short list.  Not to mention Dodson's last loss was up a weight class to the UWC's own BW champ, Mike Easton and that was a close decision. One thing I expect from this fight, a lot of head scratching after the score cards are read.  Flyweights are fast and Dodson is a point scoring fighter, but his strikes lack power and that hurts him with the judges.

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Fight #7 - 155lbs

Tommy "Gun" Truex

 

Kyle "The Alleycat" Baker

 

 

 

Weight: 155 lbs
Height: 5'9"
Association: Team Greg Jackson
Fighting Out Of: Albuquerque, NM
Corner: Greg Jackson / Mike Winkeljohn
MMA Record: 5 - 2 - 0
Fact: Officer US National Guard

Weight: 155 lbs
Height: 5'10"
Association:MMA Institute
Fighting Out Of:Harrisonburg, VA
MMA Record: 7 - 4 - 0
Fact:2X UWC Vet

If you have never heard of Kyle Baker I pity you and I suggest you read this article by BE's own Luke Thomas.  It pretty much sums it up in a way I can't.  He is going to scrap.  I don't know anything of his opponent, but I know he will have the fight brought to him. 

Fight #6 - 185lbs

Timothy "Reshad" Woods

 

Ryan "The Rhino" Sturdy

 

 

 

Weight: 185 lbs
Height: 6'2"
Association: Team Lloyd Irvin
Fighting Out Of: Temple Hills, MD
Corner: Lloyd Irvin / Brandon Vera
MMA Record: 4 - 2 - 0

Weight: 185 lbs
Height: 5'10"
Association: Team Curran
Fighting Out Of: Chicago, IL
Corner: Jeff Curran / Doug Mango
MMA Record: 11 - 3 - 1

 Reshad Woods. it appears, now trains at TLI, but a little over a year ago I saw him fight TLI member Ron Stallings and the end of that fight was one of the most brutal KOs I have ever seen.  The man is powerful. He is also careless, but that could make him more dangerous. Sturdy game wrestler, but I haven't seen enough of him to really get a feel for his style.

Fight #5 - 170lbs

Beau "Blackjack" Baker

 

Jacob "Tick-Tock" McClintock

 

 

 

Weight: 170 lbs
Height: 5'10"
Association:MMA Institute
Fighting Out Of:Harrisonburg, VA
MMA Record: 7 - 2 - 0  

Weight: 170 lbs
Height: 6'0"
Association: Arizona Combat Sports
Fighting Out Of: Tempe Arizona
MMA Record: 5 - 0 - 0

 The second half (or first by bout order) of the Baker brother is Beau.  Read about the Baker brothers here. Its a little old since Beau has turned pro and has nine fights under his belt with only two losses both coming to UFC vets.  McClintock is a young undefeated fighter that has yet to get out of the first round.  My guess on Bakers game plan is that he will try to drag McClintock into the later rounds and really test his gas tank.  I have seen how aggressive Kyle Baker is so if Beau is the same then I could be way off base and they could both come out looking to finish quickly.

Fight #4 - 185lbs

Kris "Savage" McCray

 

Igor "The Legend" Almeida

 

 

 

Weight: 185lbs
Height: 6'0"
Association: Gold Medal Grappling
Fighting Out Of:Woodbridge, VA
MMA Record: 3 - 0 - 0
Fact:3X UWC Vet / US Army

Weight: 185 lbs
Height: 6'0"
Association:Palm Beach Boxing / MMA
Fighting Out Of:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/ Palm Beach, FL
MMA Record: 5 - 0 - 0
Fact:BJJ Black Belt

These guys are young, undefeated and have never been out of the first round in a fight.  This could mean fireworks. 

Fight #3 - 115lbs

Sumie Sakai

 

Iman Achhal

 

 

 

Weight: 115lbs
Height: 5'1"
Association: Team Hard Knox
Fighting Out Of: Tokyo Japan / Atlanta, GA
MMA Record: 2 - 2 - 1

Weight: 115lbs
Height: 5'2"
Association:Capital BJJ
Fighting Out Of: Alexandria, VA
MMA Record: 1 - 0 - 0

Iman Achhal's pro debut last February stole the show. I went to that show thinking she was being fed to Muay Thai champ and Fight Girl vet, Felice Herrig. In three, five minute rounds she won over the crowd.  Read this piece in the post about her. Iman is no joke and  Sakai is a pro wrestling trying her hand at MMA again.

Fight #2 - 125lbs

Jesse "Mountian Man" Riggleman

 

Josh "Taz" Ferguson

 

 

 

Weight: 125lbs
Height: 5'5"
Association:MMA Institute
Fighting Out Of:Harrisonburg, VA
MMA Record: 5 - 0 - 0

Weight: 125lbs
Height: 5'5"
Association:Team Cruz MMA
Fighting Out Of: Louisville, KY
MMA Record: 6 - 2 - 0

Josh Ferguson is yet another fight that lost to Mike Easton and dropped down to flyweight. Riggleman is fighting out of the Baker brothers gym in Harrisonburg.  More then one flyweight bout on the same card? What is this, Shooto? Should be a fast pace.

Fight #1 - 145lbs

Felipe "Sertanejo" Arantes

 

Freddy Assuncao

 

 

 

Weight: 145lbs
Height: 5'8"
Association: Gold Team Fighters
Fighting Out Of:Sao Paulo, Brazil / Newark, NJ
Corner:Jorge "Macaco" Patino
MMA Record: Pro Debut

Weight: 145lbs
Height: 5'7"
Association:Ascension MMA
Fighting Out Of: Recife, Brazil / Atlanta, GA
Corner:Raphael Assuncao / Junior Assuncao
MMA Record: Pro Debut

What do you want me to say about to guys making there pro debut? Could be a bright future for the third Assuncao brother, so my hopes are high. 

 

 Images and stats via www.uwcmma.com

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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