|Cage Kings brings down the house in Debut!
By Benny Henderson Jr., Doghouse Boxing (July 20, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com (Photo © Benny Henderson Jr.)
This past Friday night from the Horseshoe Casino Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana, Doghouse Boxing was cage side for the first edition of Cage Kings professional mixed martial arts extravaganza, which had the fight fans witnessing five knockouts, two submissions, one decision, and one of the most brutal as well as fastest knockouts I myself has ever witnessed.
The main event featured two undefeated fighters facing off for a battle of ‘somebody’s O must go’ as Chris ‘Triple Threat’ Bell 4-0 defeated Dustin Proctor 2-1 in a highly entertaining match-up.
As the bell rang both fighters began to battle toe-to-toe. Bell power slammed Proctor not once but twice in the opening minute of the bout, but Dustin proved to be tough as he battled on. Bell controlled most of the round with some ground and pound but put the finishing touches on Proctor in the second utilizing a rear naked choke which prompted referee Jon Munz to call a halt to the bout at 1:25 in the second, giving Bell his fourth consecutive victory.
The semi-main event featured Louisiana’s very own Charlie Rader 4-2 who took out the eighteen fight veteran James White. Rader took the fight on short notice and made the fight itself even shorter by stopping White at 1:48 in the first round via knockout (strikes).
The night also featured the debuts of some former Ring Rulers amateur champions. The former Ring Ruler 135-pound amateur champion Will Campuzano 1-0 made his a debut a short yet successful one as he took out Team Xtreme’s Trevor Robbins 0-1 in just 48 seconds of the first round via KO (strikes). Shreveport’s very own fighting cop Brent Mason 1-0 beat George Sweeney 0-2 into submission landing enough knees and uppercuts to the face the corner stopped the fight to keep their fighter from more punishment and pain.
Now, the one thing Cage Kings gave the 1,200 fans on hand was a heavyweight dose of some brutal action, but one fighter on the night not only defined brutality, but unofficially scored the fastest or tied the fastest knockout known in MMA history.
Former Ring Rulers Ark-La-Tex middleweight champion Cale Grady 1-0 gave the fight fans two seconds worth of action as he took out Ryan Chavarria 0-1 with one punch.
The two squared up in the pre-fight announcement in a heated verbal assault, but what would unfold as the bell rang was chilling and jaw dropping. Chavarria charged Grady and ate a sadistic right hand that crumpled Ryan to the floor. Referee Jon Munz immediately took the proper action calling in the medical staff. Chavarria started convulsing and had to be given oxygen and carried out on a stretcher, but later it was announced that Ryan was more than OK. Grady won his debut with a two second knockout, and I am going on record to say that this kid has some serious pop, and the crew at Cage Kings were more than prompt and professional in handling the situation.
The night featured a handful of fights that had the fans on their feet screaming for more and more they will get. The show was so successful Cage Kings has been invited to bring the pain back in October, and Doghouse will once again be there cage side to cover the action. I would like to thank Will Broyles and the gang for treating Doghouse well and being very professional.
Here is a run down of the entire card.
Chris Bell defeated Dustin Proctor @ 1:25 2nd round (rear naked choke)
Charlie Rader defeated James White @ 1:48 1st round (KO strikes)
Will Campuzano defeated Trevor Robbins @ 0:43 1st round (KO)
Josh Pulsifer defeated Warren Stewart (UD)
Cale Grady defeated Ryan Chavarria @ 0:02 1st round (KO)
Brandon McDowell defeated Doug Williams @ 1:17 2nd round (neck crank)
Brent Mason defeated George Sweeny 1st round (corner stoppage)
Derrick Krantz defeated Jay Hall (KO)
Chris Jones defeated Gregg Grigar @ 2:33 (TKO strikes)
For more info on Cage Kings, check out www.cagekings.com.
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