Watch Dynasty Combat Sports 1st ever grappling tournament live… Competitors include Darrick Minner, Luke Holle, Delfino Benetiz and many many more. Event will be capped off with a super fight between EBI Combat Jiu Jitsu Champ “Quick” Nick Honstein and Aaron Steele.
We are kicking off the new year with an event like non other. The MMA Futures team will be traveling to Kearney Nebraska for Dynasty Combat Sports 39: New Years Knockouts, which will be available live on FloCombat. This card is headlined by a pair of amateur title fights.
The Co-Main event of this stacked card will pit newcomer, North Platte’s, Helio Villegas against the more seasoned Brandon Trout. Although Trout is 3-5 he is no slouch with all of his losses coming by submission against some of the best talent out there. Expect this to be on heck of a fight for the Dynasty Combat Sports Amateur Flyweight title.
The main event matches up Kearney local Jose Hernandez who hasn’t lost a fight since his 1st fight and has won all for of his fights in pretty dramatic fashion. But he will be standing across the cage from a tough and fierce Nate Morrow. Morrow has had some up and downs in his short career but seems to be on the right path to have a very bright future. This should be one heck of a matchup as both of the young me are looking to take home that Dynasty Combat Sports Amateur Featherweight Title before making the decision to go pro.
Be sure to tune in to MMA Future live coverage of the weigh ins at Nicks on the Bricks, in Kearney, Friday night, at 6pm, on our youtube channel (Here)
Complete Fight Card DCS 39: New Years Knockouts
Kameron Kendall vs. Jesse Ferebee
Michael Gilkerson vs. Sam Fiest
Timmothy Evans vs. Jonathan Solorzano
Joshua Cinocco vs. Kevin Rodriguez
Keilen Fantroy vs. Tbd
Travis Saul vs. Phoenix Stevenson
Shane Dubray vs. Kameron Jordan
Brady Minner vs. Vyphot Keomanivong
Evan Dekok vs. Kody Oltman
Aubbri Olson vs. Vanessa Flores
Thomas Arrick vs. Ryan Leininger
Mark Hooper vs. Nick Sutton
Helio Villegas vs. Brandon Trout
Jose Hernandez vs. Nate Morrow
Ascendancy Fighting Championship presents ACF 15 live from Des Moines Iowa and available exclusively on FloCombat. ACF 15 features a 17 fight Pro-Am card including local favorites like Brian Green, Tony Crowder, Chance Cretsinger and will be highlighted by a main event between defending strawweight champion Nate Williams as he defends his title against the tough Jason Huntley. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Check out the complete fight card below.
ACF 15 Fight Card
Amon Lanford vs Carlos Garcia
Terri Brinson vs Paige Blair
Andrew Hall vs Diego Gallagher
Mark Trullinger vs Jake Clark
Lucas McConnell vs Nathan Johansen
Eean Richardson vs Bradley Love
Anthony Pemoulie vs Josiah Oppman
Katie Smith vs Rebecca Baldwin
Brock Swinburn vs Ben Halder
Almedin Dervisevic vs Barrett Brown
Amateur Featherweight Title Fight
Kevin Revelle vs Spencer Ray
Jeremiah Nelson vs Brian Green
Frank Young vs Dyllon Muniz
Tony Crowder vs Zakk Smith
Eric Thomas vs Chance Cretsinger
Jonathon Thompson vs Cory Simpson
Nate Endres vs Justin Morrison
Professional Flyweight Title Fight
Jason Huntley vs Nate Williams
With Grant Dawson getting the opportunity to compete on Dana White’s Contender series on August 15th, KCFA 24 Yazan Hajeh and Seth Basler have been upgraded to main event status. Yazan “Yaz” Hajeh is one of the most exciting fighters out of Glory MMA and Fitness, and he will be taking on the tough Seth Basler. With the Co-main event of the up and coming Johnnie Roades taking on the time tested grinder William “The Armadillo” Joplin. We will also see the return to the cage of Jade Chun (Ripley), and the always fun and huge fan favorite “Bama” Ben Elmore.
Does an MMA Title Really Matter? No. The answer is easy, but the explanation is a little more difficult to explain.
The UFC has in the last year moved away from matching up number 1 and number 2 to find out who is best, and moved to a “money fight” model. This has aggravated many MMA fans, but it has to do with more than just making the most money possible, which is nice, but it has to do with the future viability of the UFC.
Currently congress has a bill on the table to include MMA under the terms of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act (Ali Act). This is an act that, for the most part, protects the welfare of the fighters. We won’t get into the entire act but we will talk a little about why this matters to the UFC title picture.
Section 11 of the Ali Act is what speaks to this. (Read Sec. 11 Here)
There is a lot of information there but let me help you boil it down. It says that the sanctioning bodies are the ones to set up the “Ratings of Boxers”. This takes the ability for a promotion to call someone “best” out of their hands. And essentially making the belt they give out nothing more than a trophy for that particular fight. This is why boxing has the WBO, WBA, IBC and The Ring Titles. None of these title are controlled by any promoter but by the sanctioning organizations themselves. So by the UFC saying they aren’t calling someone “The Number 1 Fighter in the World” they can avoid fighting over this part of legislation in the Ali Act.
Okay, that’s the UFC but what about your local or regional promoters? Lets be honest. MMA Title belts at that level are promotional tools and incentive for fighters. What does having a belt for a local promotion say? You’re better than everyone at your wait class in that organization? But what about that organization that has a card next week, could you beat their best guy?
A MMA title fight is a great way for a promoter to create hype behind a fight. He’s saying “we are going to show you the best guy around in this weight class,” and this will sell tickets and get people in the building. Fighters also love to be able to say “I’m the best they have.” So this gives fighters reason to fight for the belt, and this is awesome. But honestly more often then not, they never come back to defend their title, or if it’s an amateur belt they decide it’s “time to go pro.”