This past Saturday night was our third installment of our amateur exhibition bouts. Originally, eight fights were slated on the card, but do to a few no shows we made some roster changes. After updating the card and finalizing the contenders, six kickboxing bouts were confirmed. This was, for most of the fighters, their first time in the ring. Jimmy John’s Sandwiches provided a delicious assortment of food for the 150 guests in attendance.
James Edwards and Jeremy Becker opened up the evening’s first bout with a barrage of exchanges. The crowd remained quiet until special guest announcer, Dustin Phillips lightened up the evenings spectacle of fights with his enthusiastic presence. Responding to this the crowd quickly became much more animated going into the second bout.
Eric Center and Tremain Dunbar did not disappoint either. Kicks and punches where traded for the entire 3 rounds. Only the second bout of the night, it quickly set the bar for the rest of the evening’s fights, only to be surpassed by the next.
Not wanting to disappoint his coach or family, Julian “Dynamite” Smith rushed into the ring and did not stop for a second until the closing bell. He battered his fellow competitor Travis Fintel with kicks from every angle.
The next fight, our own Ryan Couture, stepping in on only an hours notice fought Bobby Hennebenol carrying the torch of excitement all 3 rounds of their fight.
Next up was a the most anticipated fight of the night. Our very own wrestling coach and 1-0 amateur fighter Nick ” The Historian” Fekete battled it out with newcomer but long time resident of Xtreme Couture, Robby Disvlar. The fight was 3 rounds in length, but 20 minutes in duration, five of which were waiting on Nick’s 20 nicknames to be completed before he made his way into the ring. The fight saw a lot of action from both competitors as well as a few unintentional low blows, keeping the crowd on their toes.
The main event of the evening was brought to us by Tommy Lutz and Hector Montana. These two guys had a lot of expectations to live up to after the last 5 fights. They did not disappoint either. For every intense combination thrown by one, the other countered back just as furious. These two guys beat each other like “red headed step children”.
The crowd, after this climatic performance of the evenings bouts, seemed almost exhausted from the cheers and adrenaline rushes brought to them by Xtreme Couture’s wonderful fighters, but where still able to give a standing ovation for all of these fighters. We just want to thank everyone for coming out for Saturday night’s fights and stay tuned for our next run. Remember, don’t stand on the tracks when the pain trains coming.
March 4, 2009