RITC 68 Results

Teammates Elbe and Acero named Fighters of the Night

 

 

April 23, 2005

Glendale Arena

Glendale, Arizona

 

 

It was a spectacular debut for Rage in the Cage (RITC) at the $220M Glendale Arena. A record Arizona

crowd of 7,539 was on hand to welcome RITC to the West Valley area.

 

Highlights featured veteran Ray Elbe, giving up 31 pounds, submitting a heavyweight fighter and his

teammate Aaron Acero using several high slams before winning by arm bar submission.

 

These impressive showings earned Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors for Elbe and Acero. Other candidates

for FOTN honors were Rosco McClellan, Josh Greeley, William Cain, Royce Bruno, Joe Lira, Steve

Cantwell, Jude Gonzales, Leonard Wilson, Victor Estrada, Homer Moore and Matt VerHalen.
 


Results:
Fight 1

Rosco McClellan wins by TKO at 1:22 of the first round over Chris Mitchell
(147lbs \ Team Brausa)                                                              (151lbs \ Attitude First)

 

Fight 2

Josh Greeley wins by TKO (fighter retirement) at 3:00 of the first round over Brandon Oliver

(137lbs \ Fight Zone)                                                                                                                    (147lbs \ Team Brausa)

 

Fight 3
William Cain wins by knockout at :16 of the first round over Ray O'Brien

(170lbs \ Team Brausa)                                                                                (174lbs \ Attitude First)

Fight 4
Royce Bruno wins by submission (choke) at 2:42 of the first round over Jon Youngs

(224lbs \ Az Jiu-Jitsu)                                                                                                          (246lbs \ Freestyle)

 

Fight 5
Joe Lira wins by TKO at 2:51 of the third round over Robert Davis

(145lbs \ Team Sacrifice)                                                               (144lbs \ AMAC)

Fight 6
Steve Cantwell wins by submission (arm bar) at 2:45 of the first round over Ritchie Hightower

(205lbs \ One Kick's Gym)                                                                                                            (194lbs \ Genesis Jiu-Jitsu)
 

Fight 7
Aaron Acero wins by submission (arm bar) at 1:20 of the first round over Mark Kempthorne

(180lbs \ ACMMA)                                                                                                                 (180lbs \ Paragon Jiu-Jitsu)

 

Fight 8
Jude Gonzales wins a unanimous decision (3-0) over Jason Larkin

(173lbs \ Genesis Jiu-Jitsu)                                                                (170lbs \ Huang Kung Fu)
 

Fight 9
Leonard Wilson wins by TKO (doctor stoppage from cut) at 1:00 of the first round over Dusty Farrow

(170lbs \ C.C.K.K.)                                                                                                                                            (180lbs \ AMAC)

Fight 10
Victor Estrada wins by submission (arm bar) at 1:30 of the first round over Frank Sanchez

(164lbs \ American Pankration)                                                                                                (159lbs \ Devil's Den)

Fight 11 - Main Event
Ray Elbe wins by submission (arm bar) at 1:34 of the first round over Rich Alten

(176lbs \ ACMMA)                                                                                                          (207lbs \ Ryan Defense Systems)

Fight 12 - Main Event
Homer Moore wins a unanimous decision (3-0) over Marc Zee

(216lbs \ Pure Bang)                                                                       (243lbs \ ACMMA)

Fight 13 - RITC Bantamweight Championship
Matt Ver Halen wins a split decision (2-1) over Nike Knight

(140lbs \ Boxing Inc.)                                                           (140lbs \ Old School Gym)
 


Upcoming events:

- RITC 69 - Defiant

  Casa Grande Fairgrounds

  Saturday, May 14, 2005

- Desert Quest #13 (RATED)

  Westwood HS

  Saturday, May 21, 2005

 

- RITC 70 - Imminent Danger

  Glendale Arena

  Saturday, June 11, 2005

 

- RITC 71 - Hello Tucson

  Casino del Sol

  Saturday, July 16, 2005


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(4/24/05)