|Indianapolis, IN- King of the cage was Indianapolis for the first time and they did not disappoint. With an astounding 17 bout card there was plenty of mixed martial arts action to go around starting with the main event of the evening that pitted local fighter Jeremy Brown testing his mettle against UFC veteran and Miletich Fighting Systems veteran Ruthless Robbie Lawler.
Indianapolis, IN- King of the cage was Indianapolis for the first time and they did not disappoint. With an astounding 17 bout card there was plenty of mixed martial arts action to go around starting with the main event of the evening that pitted local fighter Jeremy Brown testing his mettle against UFC veteran and Miletich Fighting Systems veteran Ruthless Robbie Lawler. The fight began with both fighters getting in their fair share during exchanges with the more technically sound Superbrawl Middleweight Champion, testing Browns chin a few times by firing straight rights down the middle. The pace of the fight completely changed with Lawler landing a flying left high kick, which brought the crowd roaring to its feet. The Ruthless one began to overwhelm Brown with a series of knees from the clinch, one of which landed on Browns chin dropping him to the canvas. He followed up with a few punches, and executed a textbook armbar to secure the victory. Brown let be known after the fight that he was knocked totally unconscious from the knee, and regained consciousness while his arm was straightened out by Lawler.
In one of the co-main events UFC Veteran Gideon Ray won in dominating fashion, defeating Trevor Garrett, who is coming off a huge upset win over another UFC veteran Chainsaw Charles McCarthy . Rays grappling ability and strength seemed to be too much for Garrett, who tapped out to a rear naked choke at 2:17 into the first round.
Clay Guida, of Gilbert Grappling, extended his winning streak to 14 after defeating Dave Cochran. Guida went straight in for the takedown and executed a solid ground and pound strategy before taking Cochrans back. Cochran fought the choke off for as long as he could, but Guida eventually sunk it tightly to secure the victory at 2:26 of round 1. When Guida was asked what to expect of his next fight which is at an XKK show near Chicago, he simply stated Number 15.
In another exciting fight featuring the lighter weight fighters, Jason Reinhardt remained undefeated as he walked through Brad Cotrell. Reinhardt marched Cotrell around the cage at one point and executed a running slam, which set up a series of unanswered strikes that led Reinhardt to the 1st round win. When asked the importance of being undefeated he stated, Although Im undefeated, I like what Matt Hughes said best, Your only undefeated until you get beat, I want to win a title.
This was the first time Monte Cox has co-promoted a King of the Cage event and there are talks of him doing more for King of the Cage shows in the future and possibly a PPV in February.
Cory Mahon def. Zach Kidd by unanimous decision
Matt Jaggers def. Sam Bechtall 1:53 R2 by TKO
Adam Bass def. Justin Herbst 0:47 R2 by TKO
Anthony Wilson def. Jason Lines 1:14 R1 by rear naked choke
Tim Bradley def. Ramy Haddad by unanimous decision
Billy Kidd def. Tom Logsdon 2:24 R2 by guillotine choke
Jimmy Boyd def. Tyler Combs by unanimous decision
Terrence "Cobra" Crumpton def. Brandon Quigley 0:26 R1 by submission (injury from slam)
Tommy Lee def. David Love by unanimous decision
Ron Fields def. Robin Johnson 2:49 R1 by triangle choke
Jason Reinhardt def. Brad Cottrell 1:37 R1 by TKO
Geno Roderick def. Sesshoumaru Tamashii 1:38 R1 by TKO
Clay Guida def. Dave Cochran 2:26 R1 by rear naked choke
Antoine Skinner def. Chris Higi 2:48 R2 by TKO
Jeremy Bolt def. Christian Nielson 1:58 R1 by guillotine choke
Gideon Ray def. Trevor Garett 2:17 R1 by rear naked choke
Robbie Lawler def. Jeremy Brown 2:48 R1 by armbar