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FIGHT NIGHT @ SPORTSMEN'S LODGE
PRO MMA/BOXING IN STUDIO CITY
By: Jonathan M. King The Clinch Report
San Fernando Valley fight fans will be in store for the best of both worlds as Professional MMA and Boxing comes to the legendary Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, California on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Following up a nearly sold out show in last October, In Sync Productions, Lights Out Promotions, and Bash Boxing have combined forces once again to create a hybrid night of combat that local fans won't soon forget.
Valley Fight News offers up a preview of some of Friday's most interesting bouts.
Richard Leroy vs.
Richard Leroy is a tremendously strong featherweight, with a durable chin. In his last fight Derrion Chapman tested his chin several times, only to have Leroy walk through his punches. Leroy ended up securing a choke midway through the 3rd round earning him his second win as a pro against no losses. His opponent Brandon Hastings brings some heavy hands along with a well rounded submission game. Expect to see Leroy's explosive Thai striking early and often. Although it may take a second for these fighters to get comfortable, it should end up being an epic fire fight!
Jay Bogan vs.
Coming off two submission wins in a row, the later by a very rare twister submission, Jay Bogan is making a name for himself as an "air taker" and an "arm breaker"! After a four fight skid earlier in his career, Bogan appears to have reinvented himself as a mixed martial artist. He faces his toughest opponent yet in well-rounded Jared Carlsten. Carlsten is looking to rebound after a tough split decision loss to Boostayre Nefarios (Marvin Eastman Jr.) in a fight that many observers had him winning! Carlsten is also an expert on the mat, and should this fight go to the ground, it could end up being a transition tango, that could lead to a lighting fast submission from no where!
Georgie Garcia vs.
Georgie Garcia is a very talented grappler who has fought in the past for King of The Cage. His opponent Paul Amaro is one tough dude! Amaro can take a ton of punishment, and prefers to stand and trade. The relentless pace that both of these fighters push makes this fight an early candidate for "Fight of the Night". This early bout may end up being one of the most entertaining fights of the night!
Levon Sargsyan vs.
A few months ago Ron Henderson was an undefeated prospect making his Bellator MMA debut. Henderson lost that fight, and then a subsequent one for RFA. Now sitting at 3-2, Henderson is looking to return to his winning ways. In his way is Glendale's Levon Sargsyan, who is also looking to stem the bleeding. Sargsyan never was able to get started in his pro debut, losing in just :32 seconds via fluke head kick KO. He simply got caught. This fight could end up being a battle of wills. Look for quick, heavy hands from both fighters!
Jemyma Betrian vs.
After an extensive amateur career that saw mixed results, Engel turned pro and lost her first two fights. One of those losses was to Marina Shafir, who is teammates with her next opponent. Engel is looking for her first win as a pro, and in her way a kickboxing legend Jemyma Betrian. Betrian transitioned to MMA last year after amassing a ridiculous record as a kickboxer (35-2). Now training with ground aces Shafir, and UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey at Glendale Fighting Club, a win over Engel could propel Betrian into the UFC's burgeoning Strawweight division.
Alfred Kashakyan vs.
This is a fight I am excited to see. Both fighters have good pedigrees, and both like to throw heavy punches. Hernandez is coming off a tough loss to talented prospect Chase Gibson, so he will be looking to right the ship after a stellar amateur career. Kashakyan is coming off a huge win over a very tough Cameron Harris, and hopes to add to his current 2 fight winning streak. Don't blink, this one could end in a flash! Early candidate for "Knockout of The Night".
Christopher Fajardo vs.
Fajardo is coming off an impressive TKO over Paul Amaro in his last fight, while Scolesdang is looking to right the ship after a tough split decision loss to "Ruthless" Rudy Morales in his last bout. That fight was in October of 2013, so not only will Scolesdang have to battle Fajardo, but he will also have to knock off over a year of rust! Fajardo has excellent hand speed, and tremendous power for his division but in Scolesdang he may have found his equal. This is another candidate for "Fight of the Night", but could also earn "Knockout of The Night" status as both guys throw with chin shattering force.
Matthew Spencer vs.
Matthew Spencer is one of the top 185 lbs prospects in the state. After a standout amateur career, Spencer turned pro and won his first fight in dominate fashion. However he showed one weakness, his wrestling defense. Vasquez, a wrestler could be the perfect opponent to expose this weakness. Vasquez will have to remain on his toes though, Spencer's purple belt pedigree could end the fight from any position. This fight could be a candidate for "Submission of The Night".
Mario Delgado vs. Casey Greene
Another candidate for "Knockout of The Night". Mario Delgado is coming off two TKO losses in a row, which makes him very dangerous. A fighter backed into a corner, or hemmed in by losses can be like a cornered animal. Casey Greene will need to utilize his surgical striking to keep Delgado on his feet. Look for Delgado to ground the fight in search of a submission.