- TAYLOR DEFEATS FICKETT AT TOTAL COMBAT

October 3, 2008
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Total Combat Press Release
Thursday night, Sycuan Ringside Promotions in association with Total Combat Entertainment presented Total Combat “Notorious” from the Sycuan Resort & Casino near downtown San Diego, Calif.

The Utlimate Fighter season 7 finalist Jesse Taylor and Drew Fickett squared off in the main event in front of a sell-out crowd of 2,800.

From the start, Taylor had Fickett on his heels which would lead to a quick take down. Once on the ground, Taylor landed heavy shots to Fickett’s head, one of which opened a two-inch gash on his forehead just above his right eye.

Taylor would continue to land shots while Fickett tried to block the assault. The referee stopped the barrage at the 1:42 mark of the first round awarding Taylor the victory via TKO.

In the co-main event, Ian McCall of Laguna Nigel, Calif. won a unanimous decision against San Diego-native Kevin Dunsmoor in a three round bantamweight bout.

“We saw a great and unique vibe today,” said Scott Woodworth, president of SRP. “The fans loved the fights. The energy was out of this world. It’s was raw, intense and powerful. It was fun to sit back and observe the excitement as a fan and as a promoter.

“We sold every seat in the house. We were turning people away at the box office. I can say that future MMA shows are in the works here at Sycuan. We now have a successful model to build from.”

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