by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The latest installment of ShoXC ended in disappointment as Muay Thai fighter Malaipet Sitrprapom was disqualified after landing an illegal knee followed by three elbows to the back of the head of Thomas “Wildman” Denny.
Denny looked dominant in the early part of the bout, taking Malaipet to the ground and sinking in a rear naked choke that nearly ended the fight.
Taking the mount almost effortlessly, Denny started to reign down elbows and punches on Malaipet before scrambling to work back to his feet.
As Denny shot in to take the fight back to the ground, Malaipet first unloaded an illegal knee as “The Wildman” had both of his knees on the ground. Then as Denny’s head was down working for the takedown, he again suffered illegal strikes, as Malaipet unloaded three elbow strikes that put Denny down and out.
The fight was called due to Denny not being able to continue, as Malaipet claimed he was confused or didn’t know the rules after the fight was stopped.
After three hard fought rounds Eddie Bravo student Conor Heun edged out a decision over Chute Boxe fighter Marlon Mathias in one of the most competitive bouts of the evening.
In the first round, Mathias displayed the famous Chute Boxe aggressiveness as he attacked Heun immediately and it seemed he could end the fight, but Heun persevered and worked in a steady attack of ground fighting for the remainder of the fight.
Heun stayed composed despite possibly breaking his jaw, which he announced in his post fight interview with Stephen Quadros, and managed to drop punches and elbows on Mathias to help earn the victory.
Jamie Fletcher pulled out a unanimous decision victory over Aaron Rosa in a largely unexciting fight between two light heavyweights.
Credit goes to both fighters for stepping up on less than three weeks notice to take the bout. Ultimately, it was Fletcher who did more damage, mainly clinching with Rosa in the three rounds, earning him the victory.
In a heavyweight bout, Shane Del Rosario kept his perfect record intact grounding and pounding his way to a win over Analu Brash.
After opening the round trading strikes with Brash, it was Del Rosario who took the fight to the ground with a quick, powerful leg kick, and then worked punches and elbows to end the bout.
Mark Oshiro started the night off with a bang finishing Chris Cariaso in the first round. After a quick scramble on the ground that saw Cariaso regain control, once back on the feet it was all Oshiro.
As the fighters separated from the clinch, Oshiro threw a thunderous right hand that put Cariaso on the mat and he followed up with a few more shots on the ground, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
-Thomas Denny def. Malaipet Sitprapom by Disqualification (Illegal Elbows) at 4:51, R1
-Conor Heun def. Marlon Mathias by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Jaime Fletcher def. Aaron Rosa by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Shane Del Rosario def. Analu Brash by TKO (Strikes) at 3:18, R1
-Mark Oshiro def. Chris Cariaso by TKO (Strikes) at 2:38, R1
-Brandon Tarn def. Jason Williams by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:05, R2
-Devin Howard def. Mark Kempthorne by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:53, R1
-Lyle Beerbohm def. Vince Guzman by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:26, R2
-Kenny Johnson def. Michael Penafiel by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Steve Gable def. Eric Jones by TKO (Strikes) at 2:47, R1