Steve McKinnon retains WMC World Title
1 Olympic Drive
2061 Milsons Point
Steve MCKINNON (Australia) put his WMC World Title at stake against Edwardo MAIORINO (Brazil). It was at Sidney in Australia where IMMORTALITY 3 offered us spectacular fights with several K.O.
1. Jay HABIB
The action started early with the first fight of the night. Round one began with an early sweep of OCTIGAN by HABIB. As the round progressed, HABIB employed his head kicks to keep OCTIGAN at bay while OCTIGAN attacked his opponent with a flurry of punch combos. Rounds two and three saw both fighters using knees while grappling, resulting in a minor head injury for OCTIGAN. In rounds four and five, both fighters still employed their punch and kick combos. HABIB concentrated his leg kicks on chopping his opponent's legs and OCTIGAN managed to land a few punches on HABIB's head.
RESULT: Jay HABIB wins. Unanimous Points.
2. Joe CONCHA
As soon as the bell rang for round one, both CONTCHA and HASSE approached the bout with aggressive enthusiasm. The first round grapple allowed both competitors to employ knees, however, CONCHA used the opportunity to land a few elbows on HASSE's face and also threw a jumping knee in the mix. Round two saw HASSE use his push kicks to defend against CONCHA but when it came to the grapple in this round, CONCHA dominated over his opponent, sweeping him twice. Rounds three and four followed suit as HASSE used his push kicks as a defense and landed a few punches on his opponent, while CONCHA used the grapple to land some elbows and body rips. In the fifth and final round, HASSE stepped up his defense while CONCHA stepped up his attack by utilizing a blitz knee, spinning back elbow and a flurry of punches and kicks in the last moments of the round.
RESULT: Joe CONCHA wins. Unanimous Points.
3. Von BADATO
As both fighters stepped in the ring, it was obvious that GREEN had a longer reach than his opponent. But as the first round began, BADATO landed punches on GREEN and dropped him in the grapple. However, in the subsequent grapple, there were no action so the referee screamed out "Break", Von BADATO stopped while GREEN still threw a knee collecting Von right on the forehead; it caused a big cut which led to medical staff being called to the ring. The bout was allowed to continue and BADATO didn't let the injury stop him finishing the round. BADATO managed to drop GREEN twice and also was able to throw a spinning back elbow. As the round ended, the referee and medical staff decided that it was wise for the fight to be stopped, much to the disappointment of BADATO and his trainers.
RESULT: Michael GREEN wins, which should have been a "No Contest" because of the foul play.
4. Shane MOLANUS
No nonsense, aggressive attacks from both MOLANUS and REA as round one began. REA attacked MOLANUS with a barrage of knees and as the grapple continued, MOLANUS succeeded in securing REA in a a head lock. In round two, both fighters were attacking each other with leg kicks in an effort sweep their opponent. Midway through the round, REA employed the "anaconda" choke on MOLANUS causing him to tap out.
RESULT: Ricky REA wins. Round two.
5. Michael BADATO
Unquestionably the most action-packed, albeit shortest, fights of the night. As BADATO went to touch Gloves to show his respect to SCERRI, without a second to spare, SCERRI threw an over-hand right which connected on Michael's head. BADATO put up his hands and shoulders to say "what was that for?" But SCERRI was on a Mission. SCERRI wants to end the fight Early.
BADATO still recovering and blocking the bombs that was coming his way. Then he Finally threw a punch, a left hook that missed totally. Then BADATO weaved a right hook was coming his way and followed it up with a Powerhouse left hook. This punch connected in a devastating way to SCERRI as he dropped to the floor. SCERRI stumbled as he tried to get up.
As from that point on, both fighters delivered aggressive combos towards each other. An onslaught of punches and head kicks from BADATO incapacitated SCERRI, knocking him down. Getting back up from the attack, SCERRI was still disorientated, with his hands down, a single kick to the head knocked him out once and for all. Lights out nobody home.... good nite!
RESULT: Michael Badato wins. KO in round one.
6. Shaggy KING
Round one began with Shaggy landing a head kick on MOXON and although kicks were thrown, rounds one, two and three were dominated by boxing combos by both fighters. By round four and five, both Shaggy were throwing more head kicks and knees, with Shaggy aiming for MOXON's head and body, and MOXON barely checking the kicks being given to him. MOXON threw an eruption of punch combos but Shaggy managed to dodge and weave the attacks with relatively no damage. Very technical fight, but only 3 - 4 kicks per round were thrown by MOXON, not enough to win in a kick/knee fight.
RESULT: Shaggy KING wins. Majority Points.
7. Eric NOSA
As one of the more heavy weight fights of the night, NOSA and TILYARD were quite agile with their moves. It seemed that TILYARD dominated round one with a flurry of overhand right punches and a high kick to NOSA's face. As round two began, NOSA picked up speed chopping at TILYARD's legs with sweeping leg kicks but it was NOSA's heavy punches that knocked down TILYARD in mid round two. TILYARD got back up for an 8count, but still in a fog, NOSA capitalised on his opponents situation and threw head ache makers and got TILYARD right on the kisser which send him down to the canvas for the night.
RESULT: Eric NOSA wins. KO in round two.
8. Steve MCKINNON
The main event of the night started strong but ended early. Both MCKINNON and MAIORINO came out tenaciously but it was clear that MCKINNON was the more formidable opponent. MAIORINO threw of bevy of head punches and elbows but a single body kick from MCKINNON sent MAIORINO down. MAIORINO was never the same after the kick.
MCKINNONn's attack of elbows and punch combos to the face was too much for MAIORINO as the raid brought him down once again. As the fight continued, the grapple dominated by MCKINNON led MAIORINO to receive a knee to the head, knocking him back. Getting up once again seemed too much for MAIORINO, stumbling as he did, the referee stopped the fight with thirteen seconds left of round one. You can see the look in MCKINNON's face, he was not happy that the fight only lasted one round. But a win is a win and he'll take it.
RESULT: Steve McKinnon wins. KO in round one.
Another Successfull IMMORTALITY EVENT! The crowd loved it and the fights were action packed and electrifiying. A pat on the back for the promoters Stuart MCKINNON and Reinhardt BADATO.