KYLE PUTS QUICK END TO WIUFF; FOX ADVANCES TO TOURNAMENT FINALS
Championship Fighting Alliance’s national debut on national television delivered more than expected with surprises and tons of non-stop action from top to bottom of CFA 11’s fight card.
Mike Kyle (20-9-1) scored a quick 21 second knockout victory, while Fallon Fox (3-0) defeated her opponent. She will now advance to the all women tournament’s finals for $20,000 and the featherweight women’s title.
CFA 11 aired live on AXS TV from the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fl.
UFC and Strikeforce veteran Kyle put an end to Travis Wiuff (68-18) in only 21 seconds of the first round with an earned TKO.
Both met in 2010 in a no contest back battle, but on Friday the fight had a conclusion.
Wiuff took the first shot, but Kyle quickly fought back with a left hook. The Bellator veteran landed on the floor and seemed to be out, but Klye followed back with a back fist just to make sure his foe couldn’t continue. The referee finally stepped in to call the fight. Although, Kyle felt that the extra shot wasn’t necessary. Prior to the hit, he yelled at the official to make him aware Wiuff was out.
In the co-main event, Fox defeated Allanna Jones (2-2), who prior to coming out to the cage walked out to Aerosmith’s “Dude”, by way of submission in the third round at 3:36. Fox stated at the post press conference that she found Jone’s choice of music was disrespectful as Fox is the first trans gender athlete to compete in mixed martial arts. Fox will now advance to the finals and will meet Ashlee Evans Smith (1-0).
Once the action took place in the first round, Fox and Jones battled. Jones used her stick and move strategy until Fox got her hands on her and brought her to the ground. At the end of the of the first round, Fox tried to submit Jones by bringing her down with a head and arm throw and further moving into a choke.
At times, Fox seemed like she was running low on gas in the tank as Jones took advantage. But in the end, Fox was too much for Jones as she tapped out to a submission maneuver, a modified north-south choke, in the third.
Also on the card, Luis Palomino (21-8) defeated Robert Washington (15-8) via KO in the first round at 3:26. Palomino made it clear that he is a powerful 155 pound fighter and after his win he said he wants a rematch against the CFA lightweight champion Luiz Buscape Firmino.
Interim CFA featherweight champion Sean Soriano (8-0) defended his title proudly against Elvin Leon Brito (7-1) in a five round blood bath via unanimous decision. Soriano for five rounds used his wrestling and striking skills to wear down Brito, who kept fighting despite bleeding profusely. Doctor’s stopped the fight after noticing Brito’s bleeding from the nose, but the Puerto Rican continued to fight. But the Blackzillians’ standout put an end to the challenger’s attempt at gold.
CFA 11 results:
• Mike Kyle def. Travis Wiuff via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:21
• Fallon Fox def. Allanna Jones via submission (modified north-south choke) – Round 3, 3:36
• Luis Palomino def. Robert Washington via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:26
• Sean Soriano def. Elvin Brito via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain CFA interim featherweight title
• Alexis Vila def. Czar Sklavos via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Eddie Gordon def. Oscar Delgado via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:32
Ailton Barbosa def. Frank Carrillo TKO 4:45 round 1
Yosdenis Cedeno def. Trent McCown via unanimous decision
Valdir Araujo def. Alik Tseiko via knockout at 3:47 of round 3
Charles Rosa def. Aaron Steadman via submission (triangle choke) at 3:26 of round 1
Jose Caceres def. Kamaru Usman via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:47 of round 1
Gleidson DeJesus def. Yvon Agneord via split decision
Rico Farrington def. Jake Gombocz via unanimous decision