by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com (Photos courtesy of April Pishna)
LOVELAND, COLO. – Before a sparse crowd at the 6500-seat Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, Colo., Gumm Mixed Martial Arts fighter Chris Camozzi defeated Spencer Hooker in the MMA main event, while Jack Johnson lit up his opponent and the crowd for the ISKA World Modified Muay Thai belt.
Fighting for the Kick Down Professional Light Heavyweight MMA Championship, Camozzi consistently controlled the action in his fight with Hooker. Beating him out on the feet and being very aggressive from his back on the ground, Camozzi proved his mettle, going the distance to pound out a unanimous decision victory. The win earned him the belt and bumped his professional record up to 3-0.
In the final bout of the evening, a modified Muay Thai kickboxing bout, popular local icon Jack Johnson secured the ISKA Light Welterweight World Title. Facing a very tough import from Canada, Darren Snell. A decorated athlete in his own right, Snell was overwhelmed early by the sheer power in Johnson’s hands. Johnson unleashed a brutal barrage that left Snell on the canvas just one-minute and twenty-three seconds into the first round. Snell did not get back up and Johnson walked away with his first world title.
There were several exciting bouts on the card with World Combat League veteran Colby Snyder looking brutally effective in his two-round pounding of veteran fighter Jeff Barney.
KICK DOWN 37: LIGHTS OUT
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Budweiser Event Center
AMATEUR MMA (3 Rounds x 3 Minutes)
Matt Vigil def. Henry Schmitz by TKO (Unable to answer bell) at 3:00, R2
Chris Henderek def. Anthony Werner by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:57, R2
Ian Stonehouse def. Michael Garcia by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:53, R1
Nick Honstein def. Clint Lippoldt by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 0:24, R2
Joey Banks def. Joe Salley by Unanimous Decision (30-26 x3), R3
Kyle Johnson def. Brendon O’Dell by KO at 2:58, R1
Angela Samaro def. Louise Johnson by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:58, R1
Sebastion Puente def. Shaun Ogle by TKO (Unable to answer bell) at 3:00, R1
Tommy Thompson def. Josh Huber by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:11, R2
PROFESSIONAL MMA (2 Rounds X 5 Minutes)
Tom Johnson def. Eric Allegria by TKO (Strikes) at 1:16, R1
Colby Snyder def. Jeff Barney by Majority Decision (20-18 x2, 19-19), R2
Brian Cristina def. Tony Kelley by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:19, R1
Chris Camozzi def. Spencer Hooker by Split Decision (30-29, 29-28, 28-29), R3
AMATEUR KICKBOXING (5 Rounds x 2 Minutes)
ISKA Light Welterweight Modified Muay Thai World Title
Jack Johnson def. Darren Snell by KO at 1:23, R1