Shock’n'Awe 13 took place this past Saturday (March 9th) at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth, England. The event featured a headline bout between Phil Else and Jason Furness, who fought for the Shock’n'Awe British featherweight title. Jason was able to take Phil’s back early in the first round and secure a standing rear naked-choke submission victory.
The atmosphere inside the Mountbatten Centre was electric. The venue was packed with passionate supporters and true MMA fans, which coupled with the stacked lineup of talent made for a fantastic night of action. The originally scheduled main event bout between Mike Ling and Lloyd Clarkson had to be scratched due to Clarkson going AWOL just days before the event. However, the skill and heart show by the rest of the fighters on the card easily compensated for this and I am sure anyone in attendance would have gone home very satisfied.
Phil Else vs. Jason Furness
Round 1 – The fighters go back and forth with their striking for a while, then Furness presses Else against the cage. Furness takes Phil’s back whilst standing and attempts to lock in a rear naked-choke. Else tries his best to fend off the the submission attempt, but eventually Furness locks in the choke and forces Else to tap out.
Result: Jason Furness def. Phil Else via Submission (RNC) – Rnd. 1 – 2:07
James Saville vs. Martin Sheridan
Round 1 – Saville begins with a flurry of punches and then throws Sheridan to the ground. With Sheridan on his back, Saville begins to land some strikes from the standing position. Saville takes Sheridan’s back and secures a body triangle with his legs. Saville attempts a choke, but Sheridan manages to escape and move into guard. He stands briefly and then drops into side control. Saville reverses and takes Sheridan’s back once more, then Sheridan reverses and moves into guard before the round comes to an end.
Round 2 – Saville starts the round off by using the clinch and landing some nice knees to the body. Sheridan lands a nice head kick, which is shortly followed by a take-down. Sheridan begins to work from the guard, but Saville secures a head triangle from the bottom. He maintains the triangle choke and rolls into a full mount position, he then rolls onto his back again and Sheridan taps out.
Result: James Saville def. Martin Sheridan via Submission (Triangle Choke) – Rnd. 2 – 2:00
Scott Pooley vs. Mark Handley
Round 1 – The fight begins and Pooley attempts and early flying knee which misses. Handley presses Pooley against the cage, lifts him up and then slams him down for a big take-down. The impact does not phase Pooley who goes for a leg and attempts a heel hook. Handley defends the submission attempt, but Pooley switches to a knee bar. It doesn’t take long before Handley is forced to tap out.
Result: Scott Pooley def. Mark Handley via Submission (Knee Bar) – Rnd. 1 – 1:13
Danny Compton vs. Andy Kerr
Round 1 – Kerr presses Compton against the cage and begins to work with some dirty boxing and wrestling. Compton reverses and has Kerr against the cage. Kerr lands an accidental low blow causing a brief pause in the action. The fight resumes and the guys wrestle up against the cage once more before Kerr lands a second low blow causing another break in action. They resume again and Kerr scores a takedown followed by a choke attempt. He is unable to get the choke locked in tight enough before the round comes to an end.
Round 2 – Compton starts the round by landing a nice punch to the face. Andy shoots in and scores a nice single leg takedown. He begins to work some strikes from the guard. The action moves close to the fence and Kerr really starts to land some hard shots. The referee steps in to save Compton from any further damage.
Result: Andy Kerr def. Danny Compton via TKO – Rnd. 2 – 2:15
Callum Jones vs. Rikki Fortuna
Round 1 – Both men begin by exchanging strikes, then Fortuna scores a nice double leg take-down. He moves into side control, but Jones manages to reverse and the fighters end up back on their feet. Fortuna catches Jones’ leg, pushes him back, then trips him to the ground. Fortuna goes for a choke attempt, but Jones rolls out and escapes. The fighters are back on their feet, Jones scores a take-down and goes for an armbar. Fortuna escapes the submission attempt and moves into guard. Jones manages to get out of the position and take Fortuna’s back. He begins to land some nice body shots from behind, Fortuna manages to stand, but Jones throws him back to the ground before the round ends.
Round 2 – Fortuna secures an early takedown, but Jones escapes back to his feet and scores a takedown of his own. He begins to land some nice strikes to the head, then Fortuna reverses out of the position and ends up in guard. Jones reverses and lands a strong body shot before beginning to administer some nice ground and pound. The fighters return to their feet, Jones shoots in for a takedown, but Fortuna defends well, they sprawl and then Jones secures a half guard position where he begins to land some shots before the round comes to a close.
Round 3 – The guys go back and forth, with Fortuna landing some nice punches. Jones shoots in, scores a takedown and begins to work some ground and pound from the guard. A nasty cut is opened up on Fortuna’s face, so the referee steps in and stops the action. The doctor calls a stoppage.
Result: Callum Jones def. Rikki Fortuna via Doctors Stoppage – Rnd. 3 – 4:05
Matt Hughes vs. James Thomas
Round 1 – The fighters square each other up, then Matt Hughes shoots in and scores an early take-down. He manages to advance his position and goes for a heel hook submission. He locks it in and gives Thomas no option but to tap. Quick work by Hughes.
Result: Matt Hughes def. James Thomas via Submission (Heel Hook) – Rnd. 1 – 1:17
Joe Laurence vs. Matt Webb
Round 1 – Both men go back and forth with their punches and strikes. Laurence throws some kicks and tries to mix up his offence. Both fighters seem content to stand and trade, but neither man is inflicting any significant amount of damage on their opponent. They continue to exchange on the feet until the round comes to a close.
Round 2 – The second round begins in the same way that the first ended with the men exchanging on the feet. Laurence scores a nice take-down and moves into full mount. He begins to land some heavy strikes from the top until the referee calls a stop to the action.
Result: Joe Laurence def. Matt Webb via TKO – Rnd. 2 – 2:30
Brett Caswell vs. Joshua Bangert
Round 1 – The fight begins and Brett presses Joshua against the cage. Brett throws Joshua to the ground and scores a take-down. He then moves from the guard into half guard, then back into the guard where he begins to land some ground and pound. Brett transitions from the guard to standing and begins to land some strikes. The guys grapple briefly, then Brett goes for some kind of foot or ankle submission attempt, but cannot secure anything. The guys stand again briefly before Brett scores a take-down. He moves into half guard and then the round comes to a close.
Round 2 – The men go back and forth with their striking, then Caswell scores a take-down. He begins to work from the guard, transitions into half guard and then secures side control. Caswell ends up back in half guard and then stands and begins to land some shots from the standing position. The guys get back to their feel and then end up in a sprawl position with Bangert on top. Caswell spins out of the position and ends up on top, but Bangert has a guillotine choke attempt in place off of his back. The round ends.
Round 3 – The fighters exchange strikes with Bangert throwing some nice kicks. They go to the ground and begin to wrestle. Caswell does well with his grappling and manages to secure side control. Caswell tries to work, but ends up back in the guard position. Caswell stands and lands some shots from standing. The fight ends.
Result: Brett Caswell def. Joshua Bangert via Unanimous Decision
The full fight results for Shock’n'Awe 13 are below:
- Jason Furness def. Phil Else via Submission (RNC) – Rnd. 1 – 2:07
- James Saville def. Martin Sheridan via Submission (Triangle Choke) – Rnd. 2 – 2:00
- Scott Pooley def. Mark Handley via Submission (Knee Bar) – Rnd. 1 – 1:13
- Andy Kerr def. Danny Compton via TKO – Rnd. 2 – 2:15
- Callum Jones def. Rikki Fortuna via Doctors Stoppage – Rnd. 3 – 4:05
- Matt Hughes def. James Thomas via Submission (Heel Hook) – Rnd. 1 – 1:17
- Joe Laurence def. Matt Webb via TKO – Rnd. 2 – 2:30
- Brett Caswell def. Joshua Bangert via Unanimous Decision
- Benny Carr def. Gareth Millar via TKO – Rnd. 1 – 0:27
- Nathan Ford def. Belal Miah via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – Rnd. 1 – 1:13
- Kenny Kennard def. Thomas Holland via Referee Stoppage – Rnd. 1 – 2:23
- Andy Way def. Shey Roberts via Submission (RNC) – Rnd. 1 – 2:50
- Anton Bray def. Alex Box via KO – Rnd. 2 – 1:19
- Michal Rosenbaum def. Robert Sosa via TKO – Rnd. 3 – 2:01
- Jon Clucas def. David Russell via Submission (RNC) – Rnd. 1 – 1:18
- Ryan Marshall def. Jason Culloty via Unanimous Decision
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