This was a great weekend of excitement and entertainment. XFI (www.TheXFI.com) really knows how to treat people. I appreciate Darlene and Tony Barrow (the owners of XFI), along with Brenda Kuykendall and Randy Green for all of their hospitality. The best grub I got while I was in Fort Smith had to be at the Egg and I (www.TheEggandiRestaurants.com), you have got to try it! Jason and Dorinda Pyle did some AMAZING photo / video / website work and are hilarious to be around. A HUGE thank you to all of them. They all made my job a blast and so easy to do my job as the ring announcer.
The sponsors of the Xtreme Insanity were Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Jamaica Me Bronze, Dallas Connection, The Gauntlet, Mr D’s Trophies and Engraving. They were all great people to meet and they are all Fort Smith businesses. BACA / Bikers Against Child Abuse (www.BACAWorld.org) were also in the house providing security and entertainment for some of the kiddos. During the intermission BACA brought up some of the kids in the cage as well and they were incredibly excited to be the center of attention.
On fight night, I was able to meet with many of the fighters before fight time and they were ALL awesome to chat with. I was also able to interview several fighters between each fight along with the winners of each fight. Absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! There were some no show fighters and based on what I’ve seen at MMA, you definitely have to have courage on top of ability! I was VERY impressed by several of the fighters respect for the ring, the sport, and each other. For me, Maegan “Mayhem” Goodwin stood out by saying that even though her opponent was a no show, she doesn’t talk crap about her opponents, she lets her fighting do all the talking. I also met up with and interviewed Kathina “Kill Switch” Catron who recently signed with Invicta FC. They along with others were very approachable yet strong in presence. I have a LOT of respect for the fighters from these events!
It was now time for the fights and every single bout was full of energy and serious ass kicking! Being at ring side during each one of the bouts adds a HUGE level of excitement to the event and I also get to step in the cage. How awesome is that? There were a couple of fights that I had to dodge blood from and keep it off of my tuxedo… it WAS FREAK’N 3D and stuff!!! Mr. Fort Smith also did an amazing job during the intermission show throwing lines rapping and got people moving and grooving. It was great seeing that crazy dude again. I have to say, the ring girls were ROCKING those fight round numbers!
The fights results were as follows:
- JONATHAN “THE BOWLING BOY” BOWLING-TEAM BOWLING VS JEREMY “THE GOLDEN BOY” GOLDEN-TEAM I-EARN — JONATHAN “THE BOWLING BOY” BOWLING BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
- CASSIDY GUNNEMAN-IRON CORE MMA VS GREG “THE DEMON” SEALEY-PSYCHOPATHIC ARMY — CASSIDY GUNNEMAN BY – 1:50 1ST ROUND TKO
- “THE BEAST” MICHEAL PRIEST-RIVER VALLEY VS KILLIAN “KILLA” MCCRAW-INDEPENDANT — “THE BEAST” MICHEAL PRIEST – 20 SECS 1ST ROUND BY GUILLOTINE
- ETHAN “DANIEL SUN” JOHNSON-INDEPENDANT VS JAMES “PERK BY THE POUND” PERKINSON-INDEPENDANT — ETHAN “DANIEL SUN” JOHNSON – 44 SEC 3RD ROUND ARMBAR
- JASON “LITTLE BOWLING” BOWLING-TEAM BOWLING VS ROBERT “THE GENERAL LEE” HONAKER — ROBERT “THE GENERAL LEE” HONAKER – 1:21 3RD ROUND TKO
- STEPHANIE HULL-IRON CORE MMA VS JAYMEE “AMBUSH” JONES-BATTLEGROUND MMA — JAYMEE “AMBUSH” JONES – 2:21 1ST ROUND REAR NAKED CHOKE
- BRADLEY “THE PIG” WARRICK-SPIKE 22 VS JOHN BRANHAM-ELITE BJJ — BRADLEY “THE PIG” WARRICK -2:58 3RD ROUND BY TKO
- SHAWN OSBORN-INDEPENDANT VS MATT “THE TERROR” DAWSON-TEAM RONIN — MATT “THE TERROR” DAWSON – 2:22 1ST ROUND BY TKO
- ROGER “THE NINJA” MIEKLE-BATTLEGROUND MMA VS JEREMY “THE FIGHTING IRISH” GREEN-TEAM RONIN — JEREMY “THE FIGHTING IRISH” GREEN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
- BEN “THE SINNER” ISREAL-INDEPENDANT VS BUD “THE TRUTH” BOGAN-TEAM I-EARN — BEN “THE SINNER” ISREAL – 2:30 1ST ROUND BY TKO
- JEFF “THE WIDOW MAKER” JENKINS-INDEPENDANT VS AARON COBB-TEAM I-EARN — AARON COBB – 2:23 1ST ROUND BY AMERICANA
- MAIN EVENT-135 CHAMPIONSHIP – CODY MAXWELL-REDNECK FIGHT CLUB VS RIKKI “THE PSYCHO” SWICEGOOD-BATTLEGROUND MMA — CODY MAXWELL – 1:54 3RD ROUND WINNER BY TKO
- FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: CODY MAXWELL VS RIKKI “THE PSYCHO” SWICEGOOD
- SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: JAYMEE “AMBUSH” JONES
- KO OF THE NIGHT: MATT “THE TERROR” DAWSON
The entire night was AWESOME! The after party with Brenda, Randy, and Eric Tucker totally top’lessed the night off. It was the breast time EVER! OH YEAH!
I look forward to the next show. The greatest thing about these top notch XFI shows is that they continue getting better and feedback is always welcome. These shows are about the fighters, keeping kids off the streets and drugs, promoting getting off your butt, the LOVE of the art and so much more.
I’ll see you all next time my friends at the next Xtreme Fighting Incorporated promoted event!
Thank you EVERYONE from your buddy…
Michael “Doc” Davis (Actor, Comedian, Entertainer, Event Host / MC)
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