North Vancouver, BC - Eleven of the twelve scheduled fights were in the books, as a rather pedestrian amateur mixed martial arts and kickboxing event neared conclusion. It took all of sixteen seconds; one very large Brazilian and a so called, "loud mouthed assassin," to turn the atmosphere into utter chaos.
Only seconds into the main event of International Fighting Challenge 8, Adam Santos dropped Neil Menard with a clubbing right hand, and followed up with a few unanswered blows to his stunned opponent. Referee Jason Williamson had seen enough and dove between the fighters to halt the action. At 6' 5" and 245 lbs a fired up Santos had to be physically restrained by Williamson to stop the onslaught.
That was all it took to incense Menard's corner man and trainer, Marcus Hicks; king pin of Team Denarious. Hicks, also known as the "loud mouth assassin" let his vocal cords do the talking as he jumped into the ring screaming obscenities at both Santos and Williamson as he had to be restrained by event officials as well as his own team members. It was certainly a black eye and a sour conclusion to an otherwise solid amateur event.
In other action, the Revolution Fight Team had an excellent showing winning both their fights in convincing fashion. Aaron Shin used a huge reach advantage en route to a decisive TKO victory over Sparky Makrenko. In the middleweight division, an absolutely shredded Dave Ferguson shined as he out muscled and overwhelmed Jacob Tournour with punches half way through the opening stanza.
The remaining mma fights saw Bryce Gougeon easily take out Rami Kadi with a barrage of punches in just over one minute. Oliver Vajda needed only fifty four seconds to submit Adam Saad, and Daniel Waterfall took out Mason Fehr with punches from the mount mid way through round one.
Daniel Waterfall def. Mason Fehr by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 2:29 of R1
Aaron Shin def. Sparky Makrenko by TKO referee stoppage from a knee at :50 of R1
Oliver Majda def. Adam Saad by guillotine choke at :54 of R1
Bryce Gougeon def. Rami Kadi by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 1:02 of R1
Dave Ferguson def. Jacob Tournour by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 2:26 of R1
Adam Santos def. Neil Menard by TKO referee stoppage from punches at :16 of R1
Vik Johal and Leemar Halim drew after R3
Brandon Babet def. Brian Rudd by TKO referee stoppage at 1:26 of R3
Nygel Yargeau def. Mathew Vogleri by TKO corner threw in the towel after R1
Clay Berg def. Curtis Baker by unanimous decision after R3
Joe Halfar def. Houtan Ali Koshani by split decision after R3
Chase Ingalls def. Karim Pahallo by unanimous decision after R3