Lion Fighting Championship 11 Review

Leo Alderman’s LFC promotion held its eleventh show this past weekend at the Casino Rooms in Kent, after two weeks of turmoil with fighter pull outs due to injuries and many other things. Alderman had to dig deep into his list of contacts and still produced on paper an exciting card, but on the evening it would be the fighters who lit the venue up with explosive and determined performances.

The headline bout of the evening was to be a title fight between Team Crossface’s Martin “ManTime” Hudson, and Shoot Fighter Alfie “Ard” Davis, a scrap that would be as exciting, as everybody had predicted it would be.

As expected Hudson came flying out of the corner, after landing a solid punch, he forced Davis against the cage early. Alfie negotiated his way out of danger as Hudson jumped back into the pocket looking for more of the same, after landing a trip on Davis and jumping into guard, Davis switched the gravity with a picture perfect sweep. Ard postures up and looks to land some elbows but Martin finds the escape, already this fight is the wildest chess match you could imagine. Alfie glances over a big kick triggering Hudson into making another take-down and landing a hammer fist. And from here Davis kicks it up a gear, cinching in an inverted triangle he finds safety as well as creating an opportunity to escape, he rolls into top position and stands. As Hudson also goes to rise, Alfie slips in the guillotine and drops for the pressure, a stunned Hudson is forced to tap and Davis takes home the belt after just 4:28 of the first round, but what a round it was.

Inverted triangles seemed to be the theme of the evening as Luke Trainer finished strong in his first round with Mathew Nicholson. With the hold in position, Trainer was raining down the ground and pound only for Nicholson to be saved by the bell. The second round was a different story as Nicholson upped his game and landed the lions share of heavy strikes. Nicholson was also able to finish the round in a dominent position. It would be a punch, kick combination that would open up a cut on Nicholson in the third round that ended the fight though, unable to close the cut the officials were forced to call a TKO finish.

Mehrdad Janzemini made some easy money on the night, it took him just 33 seconds to jump for a standing guillotine that cricked Mike Brown’s neck, forcing him to retire injured. I will leave you to find the online footage to hear Janzemini’s victory speech, but if you know of him, I’m sure you can use your imagination to guess the delightful content.

Earlier on in the card Qamer Hussain had a spontaneous win over Lucasz Bienias, after just 4 minutes and 7 seconds he forced the tap with a beautiful reverse kimura.

It was a solid first round for Aftab Miah in his K1 match up with Radislav Pavlovic, but the size advantage started to pay dividends to Pavlovic who started to have his own way from the second round. After taking a lot of damage Miah’s team mates were forced to take the decision to submit with a white towel during the third round.

Lorenzo Lucio took the unanimous decision after a good first round to Ben Morell. After mixing the strikes up and dominating within the pocket, Lucio made the fight his own.

Gregor Zuchowski would also take a unanimous decision, a late rally from Luke Gifford wouldn’t be enough to put him in favour with the judges.

For the full results, check below:

  1.   Alfie Davis def. Martin Hudson via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:28 of round one
  2.  Luke Trainer def. Mathew Nicholson via doctor stoppage (cut) at 1:44 of round three
  3.  Mehrdad Janzemini def. Mike Brown via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:33 of round one
  4.  Qamer Hussain def. Lukaz Bienias via submission (inverted kimura) at 4:07 of round 1
  5.  Radislav Pavlovic def. Aftab Miah via TKO (corner stoppage) at :16 of round three
  6.  Lorenzo Lusio def. Ben Murrell via unanimous decision
  7.  Gregor Zuchowski def. Luke Gifford via unanimous decision
  8.  Janos Elek def. Hamlet Kazaryan via unanimous decision
  9.  Connor George def. Callum Novelli via unanimous decision
  10.  Ben Woolis def. Kvaun Wilson via KO (injury – broken rib) at :53 of round two
  11.  Toby Walker def. Meiwand Saleh via TKO (strikes) at 2:57 of round two
  12.  Sylwester Norwicky def. Chris Hill via submission (armbar) at 1:12 of round one
  13. Adam Urbanski def. John Spencer via submission (arm triangle) at :33 of round one
  14.  Jaroslav Casi def. Arsen Tumasevics via split decision
  15.  Chey Veal def. Liam Phillips via split decision
  16.  Sheldon Taylor def. Imran Aitlhadj via unanimous decision
  17. Tia Sayer def. Jasmine Condon via unanimous decision