Reality Fighitng crowned a new Featherweight Champion this night. Erik Lee was able to submit the incredibly tough John Naples in the 5th round of their title fight. This was a back and forth bout that could have gone either way if it made it to the judges.
Emil Haddad won a unanimous decision over John Campbell. Emil pushed the pace and won a decisive decision displaying more of a ground game then in previous fights.
Emil was supposed to defend his Bantamweight Title against Joe Cushman. Unfortunately, Cushman could not pass the required medicals and Campbell stepped up on 48 hours notice to take the fight. A huge thank you goes out to Campbell and his team (especially Bill Mahoney and Mike Polvere) for making this fight happen. Look for Campbell to appear in an upcoming Reality Fighting.
Matt Bessette won a unanimous decision over Anis Alhajjajy in what may have been fight of the night. Both fighters showed exceptional skill both standing and on the ground.
Thank you to all the fans for supporting this event. We look forward to seeing you when we return to Mohegan Sun on January 5, 2013. Brett Oteri defends his Welterweight Title against UFC veteran Ricardo Funch. Make your New Year's plans now or purchase tickets as Christmas presents for your MMA fan.
Emil Haddad (FAA) def. John "Cupcakes" Campbell (SSSF) via Unanimous decision
Erik Lee (CTMMA) def. John Naples (Strikezone MMA) via Kimura 2:30 4th RD. Erik Lee is the new Reality Fighting Featherweight Champion.
Matt Bessette (Underdog BJJ) def. Aniss Alhajjajy (TPS/BTT) via Unanimous Decision
Maykon Santos (Ironbound MMA) def. Bob Valentine (Piker's MMA) via RNC 4:18 1st RD.
Roger Zapata (Bruno Tostes BJJ) def. Eric Sommers (CTMMA) via TKO 2:30 2nd RD.
Walter Howard (Ironbound MMA) def. Dennis Norton (Black Hole Jiu-Jitsu) via TKO 4:50 2nd RD.
Daniel Cormier (Tri-Force MMA) def. Mico de los Reyes (Dexter Vale Tudo) via Unanimous Decision
Thane Stimson (Alpha Male) def. Steven Carr (CTMMA) via Unanimous Decision
Rob Brown (Kipp's Basement) def. Asa Zorn (Independent) via TKO :43 1st RD.
Tollison Lewis (United Fitness MMA) def. Darryl Marcurele Jr. (Strikezone MMA) via TKO 1:58 2nd RD.
Robby Slade (Lauzon MMA) def. Thiago Carfi (Ironbound MMA) via TKO 3:00 2nd RD