Though all of you mixed martial arts (MMA) fanatics didn't get the full dosage of hard-hitting action you were expecting to receive with the canceled UFC 151 event, which was set to go down on Sept. 1, 2012 from Las Vegas, Nevada, there was some local action taking place over the Labor Day weekend.
Tuff-N-Uff, which promotes "The Future Stars of MMA," held its ‘Festibrawl 3' event this past Sunday (Sept 2, 2012) in "Sin City" from the South Point Arena.
The event featured up-and-coming fighters climbing the ranks in hopes of making it big in the fight game. The card was stacked with local fighters representing Las Vegas-based and well known camps such as Xtreme Couture and Team Drysdale, among others, as well as many young fighters making their pro MMA debuts.
Every single weight class was on full display, from flyweight to heavyweight, in the 16 fight event that featured plenty of submissions and knockouts with only three bouts going to the judges' scorecards. There were four titles up for grabs including a 125-pound tournament.
Check out how all the action went down, after the jump:
In women's action, Cortney Casey defeated Rachel Cummins via armbar in the second round to hold on to her 125-pound title while Jordan McDonald did Team Drysdale proud by defeating Jinh Yu in Strawweight action.
That's 110-pounds for the layperson.
In men's action, Fard Muhammad remained the 135-pound champion by disposing of Steve Ramirez in only 16 seconds into the opening frame via strikes while Kawika Lagasaca remained undefeated in his welterweight title fight against Byron Fields, taken a tad bit longer, going a full 92 seconds in his bout, before turning on the strikes against his opponent.
The main event of the evening featured Tuff-N-Uff veteran Jake Swinney taking on Tom Morales in lightweight action. Jakes ground game proved to be too much for Morales, who was competing in his second MMA bout, as Swinney was able to lock in a fight-ending rear-naked choke halfway through the first round to retain his 155-pound title.
The night also featured Carlo Junio's Anderson Silva-like front kick knockout of ‘showboating' Shai Lindsey.
Main Event - Lightweight Title Fight
155 lbs.: Jake Swinney def. Tom Morales via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:00 of round three
110 lbs.: Jordan McDonald def. Jinh Yu via unanimous decision for womens Strawweight title
170 lbs.: Kawika Lagasca def Byron Fields via strikes at 1:32 of round one for Welterweight title
135 lbs.: Fard Muhammad def Steve Ramirez via TKO (punch) at 0:16 of round one for Bantamweight title
125 lbs.: Cortney Casey def. Rachel Cummins via submission (armbar) at 2:02 of round two flyweight title
185 lbs.: Dylan Jahrling def. Mikey Perez via TKO (punches) at 0:58 of round one
145 lbs.: Chris Hoffman def. Tremayn Dunbar via submission (omoplata) at 0:56 of round one
155 lbs.: Shane Johnson def. Jacob Faamaile Malili via TKO (punches) at 1:34 of round two
160 lbs.: Myles Watson def. Vicente Gomez via KO (head kick) at 1:34 of round two
245 lbs.: Jesse Cervantes def. Anthony Womack via KO (punches) at 0:36 of round one
125 lbs.: Carl Junio def. Shai Lindsey via KO (front kick and punch) at 1:50 of round two
125 lbs.: Bryce Harley def. Jerome Ataman via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Billy Dunmire def. Tony Heredia via submission (guillotine) at 0:35 of round one
135 lbs.: Chieweke Nwokoji def. Adam Acquaviva via KO (punches) at 0:12 of round one
170 lbs.: Lenon Hideen Ford def. David Flores via unanimous decision
130 lbs.: Jaime Valles def. Joshua Labbe via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:18 of round one