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Results, as reported by IKF Representative, Terri Storm
Ben Hauger, Minneapolis, MN, USA (0-1, 244.5, 6’0”, 24, 08-29-81, Minnesota Kali Group) defeated by Kenny Hansen, Audubon, IA, USA (1-0, 252, 6'0", 19, 08-02-86, Pete Peterson, (712) 792-8178) by split decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.
Two first time fighters opened the card, Ben Hauger of Minneapolis and Kenny Hansen of Audubon, IA. Hansen attacked first with a round kick to Hauger’s middle. Hauger quickly responded with a side kick to Hansen’s side. The two exchanged a spinning backfist and a jab followed by a variety of techniques not usually shown by first time fighters. In the clench, both used knees to slow down their opponent. All three rounds consisted of back and forth action, each trying to get in the last, strongest hit. In the end, Hansen won by split decision.
Alex Barrios, Dubuque, IA, USA (0-0, 171, 19, 03-02-86, Dean Lessei, (563) 588-1012) versus Maksim Shcherbiy, Omaha, NE, USA (2-1, 159, 5’9", 18, 04-05-87, Mick Doyle.
Ashly Altman, Nashville, TN, USA (1-1, 137, 5'7", 21, 11-21-84, Josh Shockman, (615) 972-4482) defeated by Marie Sturm, Carroll, IA, USA (2-0, 138, 5'4", 23, 01-08-83, Pete Peterson, (712) 792-8178) by unanimous decision 28-29, 27-30, 27-30.
The first ladies bout contained a lot of excitement. After an opening front kick from Sturm that pushed Altman across the ring, both fighters began a punch fest. Sturm attacked Altman’s leg with a quick kick, but Altman responded with a harder kick. Unshaken, Sturm continued to initiate with kicks. Eventually, Altman was able to settle down and began attacking. Exchanges to the body with knees and punches in the clench ended the first round. The entire fight was a clinic in effective combinations and fighting to the end. The win was awarded to Sturm by unanimous decision.
Derek Webber, Carroll, IA, USA versus Tyler Wuebker, Carroll, IA USA
Joe Kauder, Dubuque, IA, USA (1-0, 166, 5’9”, 24, 05-18-81, Dean Lessei, (563) 588-1012) defeated Zach Johnson, Des Moines, IA, USA (0-1, 171.5, 6’1”,18, 07-08-87, Ryan Clark, (515) 252-0889) by Unanimous Decision. 30-25, 30-25, 30-25.
The fighters opened the IR bout cautiously sizing up the competition. Finding the appropriate distance seemed to challenge both Kauder and Johnson, but that did not stop them from battling and putting forth good effort. Round two opened with Johnson looking renewed. However, throwing wide punches left him open. Kauder threw two jump front kick/round kick combinations. Enduring repeated attacks eventually left Johnson on the ground with an 8 count. In the final round, Kauder again used the jumping kick combination landing cleanly on Johnson’s head. It looked as if it could have stopped Johnson, but Johnson dug deep and ended up backing Kauder into a corner. Again blue tried to kick but Johnson evaded and landed a spinning backfist. With a bloody nose, Johnson continued to battle until Kauder was able to overcome his opponent. Johnson received a second 8 count for not fighting back. At this point, Johnson knew he needed a knockout for the win and landed several hooks to Kauder’s head. This Rocky versus Apollo fight ended with Kauder winning by unanimous decision.
Jeff Brooks, Omaha, NE, USA (1-1, 158, 5’9", 18, 09-08-87, Mick Doyle) defeated Adam Brown, Altoona, IA, USA (0-1, 153, 5’7", 19, 11-22-86, Able Mahaffey) by Unanimous Decision. 30-24, 30-24, 30-24.
Brooks opened with a round kick, and Brown followed with punches down the center of Brooks’ body. Brooks counters with round kicks and punches. Brown was unable to respond and took an 8 count. Brown came back intensifying the fight by throwing stronger and stronger techniques landing a right uppercut to Brooks’ jaw. At the bell of round 1 Brooks was backing Brown up across the ring. Round 2 consisted of both fighters evading or blocking each other’s technique forcing both to regroup and try new strategies. It became evident that both fighters could take a hit. Brown limped on his right leg for a few moments, but it was unclear how he got hurt. At the end of round 2 Brooks had Brown in a corner. No response earned Brown his 2nd 8 count of the fight. By the third round, Brown’s leg obviously recovered as he threw strong leg kicks. Still going for a win, every punch, jab and hook had to be respected by Brooks. Brooks realized the fight was not yet over and began being more aggressive. Brooks threw a left round kick to Brown’s head stunning him and buckling his knees. Brown received his third 8 count. The victory went to Brooks by unanimous decision.
Henry Bierman, Dubuque, IA, USA (2-3, 194.5, 5’11", 21, 02-28-84, Dean Lessei, (563) 588-1012) was defeated by Andrew Kappel, Minneapolis, MN, USA (1-1, 195.5, 20, 08-04-85, Diana DanBorne) by split decision 27-30, 29-28 & 27-30.
This Muay Thai match began with Kappel immediately trying to force the clench. A lot of action could be seen in the clenches with knees in constant motion. Bierman was surprisingly comfortable fight at a distance even though Kappel had an obvious height and reach advantage. Round 2 opened much the same as round 1 with a clench. Kappel landed a powerful knee to Bierman’s abs. Kappel fought very little out side of the clench, but when he did he landed two powerful punches to Bierman’s head. Bierman, undeterred, continued to walk forward punching. Again, Kappel forced the clench and landed another clean punch to Bierman’s head. Bierman still had plenty of fight left and ended the round swinging. Bierman tried to return some of the head shots from round 2. A few were clean, but the shear quantity added up. At the end, both fighters were throwing and landing kicks. This close match went to Kappel.
Kat Johnson, Nashville, TN, USA (0-0, 23, 06-29-82, (615) 972-4482) versus Marissa Biggerstaff, Carroll, IA, USA (5’7", 18, 10-21-97, Pete Peterson, (712) 792-8178)
Jason Strub, Dubuque, IA, USA (1-0, 197.5, 5’11", 27, 01-24-79, Dean Lessei (563) 588-1012) defeated Able Mahaffey, Altoona, IA, USA (1-2, 192 5’11", 27, (563) 650-5921) by Unanimous Decision 29-25, 29-25 & 29-25.
Strub immediately took advantage of strong leg kicks to keep Mahaffey at bay. After not being able to get close enough to attack, MHaffey was dropped in a corner and received an 8 count. Blue continued to focus on Mahaffey’s head in round 1 and red ended up with a second 8 count. In round 2, Strub wanted a knock out and focused entirely on Mahaffey’s head. After getting knocked down and earning another 8 count, Mahaffey somehow found the courage to still try and win. Strub ended up with a bloody nose. In round 3, Mahaffey threw one of the strongest techniques of the night. No one knew where it came from and he continued with strong leg kicks and upper cuts when in close. This last ditch effort wasn’t enough for Mahaffey and Strub won by unanimous decision.
Chase Green, Chicago, IL, USA (9-2, 168.5, 6’1", 22, 06-20-83,) defeated Ryan Clark, Des Moines, IA, USA (3-1, 174.5, 26, 03-07-79, (515) 252-0889) by Split Decision. 30-27, 30-27 & 28-29.
The final fight of the night was between Chase Green and Ryan Clark. Green began with a strong leg kick and plenty of knees followed by a front kick to Clark’s face. Green then set up for knees in the clench, but Clark escaped and got into the fight. An exchange of punches followed by Clark landing kicks and punches until the bell rang. Round 2 opened with Clark again on the offensive. Green had had enough and threw a leg kick dropping Clark. Green tried to force the clench knowing he was stronger inside with his knees. Clark fought successfully to stay outside. Green settled on fighting outside and began landing his shots. In the final round, both fighters were going for the knockout. In the clench, Green threw knees and Clark threw punches. Outside the clench, both threw punches. It was amazing that there was no knockout because either fighter could have done it by their own accord or mistake. The split decision was won by Green.
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