FOUR WOMEN ADVANCE; MCSWEENEY QUICKLY PUT AN END TO STARING
CFA 10 made history advancing four women in the first ever all female tournament in Florida, while UFC veteran James McSweeney put the breaks on Strikeforce veteran Dion Staring with a kick heard around the world.
Peggy Morgan, Allanna Jones, Ashlee Evans-Smith and Fallon Fox will advance to the semi-finals of the CFA all women tournament for $20,000 and the CFA featherweight woman’s title.
All tournament fights delivered unpredictable and shocking results. In the first ever female mixed martial arts fight in CFA, Fallon Fox defeated Ericka Newsome in the first round at 39 seconds with a vicious knee that sent her opponent straight down to the canvass.
Morgan used her jiu jitsu and wrestling to stop Revelina Berto’s strike game plan to take the win.
Smith and Tori Adams went back and forth, but Smith eventually did enough to take the win.
In the co-main event, the crowd was upset at the judges’ call as they awarded the victory to Allanna Jones (2-1) over Kelsey De Santis (0-1) via split decision.
De Sanits, who made her pro debut and had the crowd behind her, was emotional after the loss as she felt she did enough to win.
Flash forward to the third round, De Santis used her long legs to connect high kicks and knees, but Jones defended her foe’s arsenal. Both landed strikes each connecting, but they withstood the hits to remain competitive in the fight.
Kick heard around the globe.
It only took 38 seconds for James McSweeney (11-10) to finish off Blackzillians’ Dion Staring (28-9) via TKO at 38 seconds in the first round via head kick.
Staring had an intimidating entrance, but McSweeney wasn’t impressed. In the first few seconds of the fight, both showed respect for each other, but McSweeney found the sweet spot to land the kick and send Staring to the canvass. After the fight, McSweeney said he was humbled for the victory against a Strikeforce veteran, who recently fought top heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier.
McSweeney said his kickboxing background prepared him for the head kick.
Also, in what many considered knockout of the night, Oscar Degaldo continued his knockout victories defeating Byron Bird via KO at 2:12 in the first round.
Soon after, CFA CEO Jorge De La Noval said Delgado will get a shot at the 185-pound title at an upcoming CFA show.
CFA 10 results:
- Jacob Brunelle defeated Guillermo Marin via decision.
- Jake Gombocz defeated Luke Jackson in the third round at 1:44 via submission.
- Fallon Fox defeated Ericka Newsome in the first round at 39 seconds.
- Ashlee Evans-Smith defeated Tori Adams via decision.
- Oscar Delgado defeated Byron Bird via KO at 2:12 in the first round.
- Peggy Morgan defeated Revelina Berto via decision.