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In the opening bout of the night, lightweight street fighter Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett knocked out previously undefeated K.J. Noons in the first round.
Noons, the favorite coming in, is relatively new to MMA and holds great promise as a well-rounded fighter. However, the unpredictable and dangerous Bennett packs dynamite in his fists and fire in his eyes. He caught the 24-year old Noons with a devastating right hook to the jaw. With Noons on the mat clearly dazed, Bennett jumped on him and landed an additional punch to the head before the referee waved it off at 3:43; a startling upset first-round KO.
Bennett celebrated his victory with his patented back flip off the top of the cage into the center of the ring. “Victory and humility go hand and hand,” said the showman Bennett facetiously. “I faked him (with the body shot). Then I dropped him. Oh, I knew I was going to knock him out. I ate a couple of his punches, but I have a hard head.”
The executive producer of the SHOWTIME telecast was David Dinkins, Jr. with eight-time Emmy Award winner John Faratzis directing. MMA veteran play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo called the action cageside with Bill Goldberg and Jay Glazer serving as color analysts.
This continues a partnership of ProElite Inc. and Showtime Networks; the premium television network which recently invested in the MMA company.
Tim Percey over Bo Cantrell knockout in 1:33 min in the first round.
Mike Pyle over Ross Ebanez 1:55 min tapout by a rear naked choke hold.
Quote from Mike Pyle – “It was short and sweet just like I like it - just like I love it.”
Javier Vazquez over Adriana Perreira split decision: 29-28 Vazquez; 29-27 Nasal.
Vazquez Quote – “He punched me in the head more than I like.”
James Edson Berto over John Shakleford dropped John-David Shackelford with a left hook and landed 10 unanswered punches bringing him down and ended by the ref winning by Knock-out in 2:27 min of the second round.
Riki Fukuda over Chris Gates won by un-returnable punches in 1:17 min of the 1st Round – call by submission.