Last night, in my opinion, was our best show to date. It had a little bit of everything from fight ending submissions, to shocking KO’s and a couple extremely close decisions.
And even though we had some drama in the main event, we were able to keep everything contained in a fairly orderly fashion. More on that part later.SteelNation has logged the results and they are available below. Videos and photos will be available as soon as we can get them put together.
Steelnation also has a great recap of each fight at their blog here.
Kevin Miller vs. Steven Jones
Jones KO Rd One 1:01 Dr Stoppage due to a cut.
Ryan Aerrola vs. Aaron Finch
Aerrola Rd One 1:04 via Triangle Choke Tap out
Jamie Chesney vs. Annie DeCresente
Annie DeCresente Unanimous Decision Rd 3, All 3 judges score it 30-27.
Mike Bothwell vs. Zack Grossman
Grossman Winner Rd 3:24 seconds, TKO due to strikes
Matt Hester vs. Caleb Dobosh
Winner Hester Rd one via Submission, Guillotine choke
Jim Rendeiro vs. Dino Juklo (PFC amateur Middleweight Championship)
One of the new undertakings our new staff writer David Mckinney has taken on is to evaluate and rank our current Pinnacle Amateurs. The criteria for this ranking is pretty straight forward: Fighters are ranked by their current record, record within the promotion and previous opponents.
These rankings will be updated after every event and will determine the match ups of the tournament.
Cody “No Love” Garbrandt (1-0) returns to the PinnacleFC cage this November to take on his toughest fight to date in rising star Shane Manley. It was originally announced that Garbrandt would be taking on Jordan Espinosa but there was a discrepancy involving the weight class and now Team Bomb Squad’s Shane Manley is taking his place. “No Love” has been laid off due to some undisclosed injuries and has not competed since his stoppage win over Charles Kessinger last December but is currently training with Team Alpha Male along with PFC for this bout.
Manley represents Team Bomb squad which has produced some of New York’s top tier talent including Jon Jones, Christian Morecraft, Kenny Foster just to name a few. This bout will be held at the 145 pound limit.
Our November 27th card is shaping up to being the biggest event in Pittsburgh since our inaugural card last December and features huge match ups like Joey Holt taking on TUF Vet Julian Lane and a grudge match between Kyle Dunmeyer and Brazen’s Joe Synol and amateur stars like Davey Crockett, Matt Conahan, and more.
Joey “The Hitman” Holt (3-0) hasn’t been inside a cage since he ended Clint Musser’s career back in January of 2012. He has instead been KO’ing opponents in the local boxing circuit and put together a un-contested 4-0 record. His first fight back in 2013 will be against Ultimate Fighter veteran and pop culture phenomenon Julian Lane (5-2-1).
You may remember Lane from the now infamous “Let me bang bro” incident in the TUF house or more recently his draw with Rocky Edwards at the latest RFO event in August.
Added to our card as a co-main event, this is just one of the many outstanding match ups we have scheduled for 11/27 at the iceoplex arena. Both Holt and Lane are known for their aggressive stylings and this easily has fight of the night written all over it. This event will be taped and aired on FOX at a later date and broadcasted to millions of homes across the region.
Private Balcony Seating: 120.00 per seat, 6 seats per table. These seats include the best, unobstructed view of the Pinnacle cage, a designated waitress, private seating and VIP access.
Front Row Cageside Tables:85.00 per seat, 8 seats per table. These seats are the closest to the cage and have a direct line of site towards the action.
Second Row Cageside Tables:70.00 per seat, 8 seats per table. These are the second row of tables that are approximately 12 feet away from the Pinnacle cage. They are perfect for larger groups and have designated waitresses who will be serving drinks and food throughout the event.
Bleacher Seating: $50.00 These seats are broken up into 2 sections and are great for large groups or cheering sections. The bleacher view ensures there is not a bad seat in the house.
General Admission (standing room only): $35.00 If you like to move around the venue and look for a spot along the wall (admittedly this is where I hang out at most times) these are your tickets.
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We are less than one month away fromPinnacleFC’s 4th installment of the Pittsburgh Challenge Series and our production team has been working over time in preparation for another awesome event. The MMA scene in Pittsburgh has never looked better and fighters are coming out of the woodwork to compete on one of our cards. The calls we’ve been getting are unbelievable and range anywhere from high level professionals in Texas and California, to amateurs all over the country to compete in our recently announced tournament.
It’s pretty amazing to think that 10 years ago the sport in this area was practiced mostly in a few basements and the occasional garage or backyard.
As always we appreciate the support in this extremely risky business and frankly without you it wouldn’t be possible. If you haven’t reserved your tickets for the August 24th event, you can do so here. Message me here for group rates and other fun stuff.
In the world of professional cage fighting, the ball never really stops rolling. The same holds true for the crew over here at Pinnacle Fighting Championships as we are about 75% of the way finished with ourAugust 24th event hosted at the Iceoplex arena in Canonsburg, Pa.
Matchmakers Dave Klick and Joe Demore have been putting in long hours getting these fights together and if they turn out anything like our last event in June, it will be another serious card. This bout schedule features a great amateur line up with some really intriguing professional fights including the return of both Adam Milstead (4-1) and Shane Chojnacki (2-0) plus the professional debut of Mike Putnam. We also have Davey Crockett (4-1) taking on Ryan Clark (3-0) for the first ever Pinnacle bantamweight title and the undefeated Kyle Dunmeyer (6-0) will toss hands with John Saxton (6-5) for the first ever middleweight strap.
PinnacleFC Pittsburgh Challenge Series 3: June 29th
The Pittsburgh Challenge Series will return to the Iceoplex arena in Canonsburg, Pa June 29th featuring some of the area’s best mixed martial artists competing in Pittsburgh’s premiere fighting organization.
The main event features the undefeated Pride of Bloomfield Mark Cherico taking on UFC veteran and regional champion Donny “Eagle Eye” Walker. Also on the card is a fan favorite match up between Francis “Maddog” Healy and Khama “The Deathstar” Worthy. Two amateur titles will be up for grabs as Rich Cantolina tries to derail the undefeated Derrick Wright in the featherweight division and Fadi Shuman takes on Chris Mitchell-Humes AkA Philly Chris in a all city grudge match. Also on the card, Kenny Jackson, Justin Steave and more.
Tickets will be on sale shortly and the full card will be released soon.
Welp folks, its been a long, injury riddled road but here are: Pinnacle fighting championship’s second event in the Pittsburgh Challenge series. I’ll be honest and tell you that I truly had no idea how this event would turn out especially after all of the injuries and card changes.
We even had a ring girl get hurt.
Things ended up turning out pretty great when to be honest, there were times I wasn’t really sure how they would go. Below are the quick results courtesy of Knuckledragger magazine.
145lb Derek Wright w/Dragon’s Den MMA with the Rear Naked Choke win over Josh Flowers fighting out of Bull Penn MMA Rd.1.
155lb Ammy fighter Matt Conahan w/Fight Club PittsburghTKO win over Jarod Newbraugh w/Dragon’s Den MMA Rd.2
170lb Ammy Chris Humes-Mitchell w/Fight Club Pgh wins Unanimous Decision over Mike Snider w/Dragons Den MMA
185lb Ammy Jason Cowden w/PA Brawlers loses by unanimous decision by John Saxton w/the Grappling House
155lb Pro Reggie Merriweather w/Vision MMA wins via TKO due to strikes against Bob Tipinskiw/Independent Crew
155lb Pro MMA fighter Khama Worthy w/Pgh Fight Club wins a unanimous decision over Jason Willett w/Team AMS
145lb Pro Anthony Durnell w/Pgh Fight Club wins by unanimous decision over Kyle Rozewski w/Evolve MMA.
170lb Pro Jason Cardillo w/Fight Club Pgh wins by submission against Tony Parker w/Vision MMA Rd. 2
150lb Pro Mark Cherico w/Fight Club Pgh wins by arm bar against Billy Vaughanw/Mainstream MMA Rd.1 Continue reading →