Sunday, April 29, 2012

Josh Machan Takes Bantamweight Belt at KOTC Canada’s “Unified”

Josh Machan laid claim to the King of the Cage Canadian Bantamweight Championship in Grande Prairie Saturday night, as the well travelled vet tapped out prospect Behrang Yousefi with a first round, armbar.

With the win, Machan extended his record to 9-4 while Yousefi experienced his first pro defeat and now carries a record of 4-1.

The “Unified” event also saw UFC vet Tim Hague score a stoppage win over heavyweight Craig Hudson, as well as established lightweight Brad Cardinal submit Travis Briere in the opening round.

Here are the results from Friday’s event.

KOTC Canadian Bantamweight Championship
Josh Machan submits Behrang Yousefi by Armbar in R1, 3:07

Main Card
Brad Cardinal submits Travis Briere by Armbar in R1, 1:54
Tim Hague defeats Craig Hudson by TKO (Punches) in R1, 2:06
Spencer Jebb defeats Simon Shirt by TKO (Punches) in R1, 2:28

Amateur Bouts:
Kyle Francotti submits Matthew Swimmer by Guillotine Choke in R1, 1:37
Colton Welsh submits Ken Elter by Triangle Choke in R1, 1:43
Jerry Grievson defeats Brad Laboucan by TKO (Punches) in Ro1, 1:36