A big congrats to Tricore on their first fight night. I know these things can be really stressfull and there is always a lot more going on behind the scenes than we get to see besides the fights themselves.
Upon first entrance into the Tricore facilities I was dumbfounded as to the sheer size of their gym. Everyone was friendly and well focused on the fights. In the crowd and corners were a few of the Cape Town EFC fighters Alain Illunga and soon to be debutantes, Regis Muyambo and Egue Kabesa. All the fights were pretty exciting with the most noteworthy for me was Dayne Maddock vs David Denis which received Fight of the Night and Submission of the night. This is the classic reason not to judge a book by its cover. David the taller and with the far more athletic build in this fight seemed the definite favourite. How ever, Dayne didn’t back down for a second and showed some enormous heart, even at the end of the 2nd round where it seemed like David was going to grind Dayne out of it. I don’t believe I have seen such mean intentions in someones boxing in quite a while. Then coming out early in the 3rd round Dayne caught David with a huge spinning back fist that I could hear at the back of the crowd that lead to Dayne taking David’s back for the Rear Naked Choke. There is a video of the KO/Submission, but I am saving it for Finish Friday as it is really is that awesome!
K1: MEGAN VAN WYK beat NICOLE GROBLER via points decision
K1: KADO RAYS beat ANDRE KOK via TKO
K1: ALAIN KULEFUKA beat STEVEN HORN via a points decision.
K1: STEFAN GELDERBLOM beat LUKE WOLFF TKO in 2nd round.
K1: CHESTER KRUGER beat EDWIN PARWARIWGIRA via points decision
K1: JEROME SCRITTEN beat JEAN VERSTER TRICORE via TKO
MMA: XOLELA DUMNWI beat LUKE STEVENS via RNC in 2nd round.
MMA: DAYNE MADDOCK beat DAVID DENIS via RNC in 3rd Round
MMA: SHERWIN VAN WESTHESINE beat ANDREW BEZUIDENHOUT via unanimous decision.
MMA: JUAN LAGROTTERIA beat DANE CULL via TKO in round 2.
K1: QUAANIT ABRAHAMS beat KYLE SOLOMONS via KO
K1: ASHLEY ROBINSON beat JOSHUA IGNJATOVIC via TKO
CO – MAIN EVENT K1: EMILE BRITS beat MMISELO PANTHER via unanimous decision
MAIN EVENT K1: ENDI beat TSHIMS by forfeit