Even with the year winding down there is still an abundance of exciting MMA action going on in the US. Recently completed is the 18th edition of the Full Contact Fighting Federation’s “Rumble at the Roseland” series this past Saturday, December 17th from the Roseland Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.
An exciting 14-bout evening of action saw no decisions with every fight being decided by a finish. Among the notable matches was the crowning of a new FCFF Lightweight Champion when top contenders Barry Holmes and Brad Horner met for the belt that was vacated by Keisuke Andrew when he made the decision to go professional recently.
Holmes had been the consensus top contender for a while before suffering a loss and now having worked his way back he KO’d Horner just six seconds into the bout to claim the belt. The fight was best summed up by this quote provided by FCFF Promoter and UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, “Bard Horner came out and threw a huge right hand, Barry slipped the punch, came over the top with a right or his own and got the KO.”
Also highly anticipated was the superfight between Markee Morrison and Shawn Freeze. Morrisson had been a longtime student of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Maurice Smith and at one time Markee trained with Randy Couture to prepare Randy for his bouts against Pedro Rizzo. Now Morrisson was making only his second foray into MMA against fan favorite Freeze.
The fight ended when Morrisson created a bad gash on Freeze’s head near the end of the first round causing the fight to be stopped. According to Sonnen, “This fast paced bout ended when Markee Morrisson secured a neck tie and landed and solid knee to Shawn Freeze’s forehead (opening it up).”
Here are the full results for FCFF “Rumble at the Roseland 18”
FCFF Lightweight Championship:
Barry Holmes def. Brad Horner via KO at :06 of Round 1
Markee Morrisson def. Shawn Freeze via Doctor Stoppage at 2:20 of Round 1
James Davis def. Aaron La’Gere via Submission at 1:06 of Round 1
Chris Klier def. Aaron Gonzales via Choke at 2:03 of Round 1
Andy Lukesh def. Bobby Wilson via Armbar at 2:57 of Round 1
Elijah Fay def. Aaron Sutton via Referee Stoppage at 4:02 of Round 2
Dylan Fussell def. Jeremiah Bitz via Submission (Strikes) at 2:09 of Round 1
Jeshua Temores def. Aaron Thomas via Referee Stoppage at 2:32 of Round 2
Andy Eiccholz def. Kyle English via Referee Stoppage at 3:41 of Round 1
Justin Bay def. Derek Bugge via Referee Stoppage at :19 of Round 1
Daryl Cutler def. Fai Kester via Submission at 1:02 of Round 1
Omar Satiago def. Clarence Barela via Armbar at 1:03 of Round 1
Armand Debruge def. Adam Lee via Medical Stoppage (Injury) at :09 of Round 1
Rath Cyrus def. Josh Hitsman via KO at :07 of Round 2