Promoter Jim McCann put on a hellavu show last night in Newtown, PA, at his MMA Fight Night 2 event. The card was a great mix of amateur and professional bouts and each contest was highly contested and hard fought. I had a great time at Master of Ceremonies and I'm already looking forward to the next event.
The fights were fantastic and the crowd roared throughout the night. The Newtown Athletic Club was rocking as the fighters did what they do best: fight. Matchmaker Bill Shuker did an awesome job putting together very competitive fights. We saw Lewis "The Beast" Rumsey get slammed and take some big hits from Chris Sydnor before reversing the tide and finishing Sydnor by rear naked choke. Jay Haas looked great in stopping tough Steve McCabe by armbar. Caleb Ball and Jason Lee fought a very hard and close fight with Ball coming out on top by decision. Charlie "The Fight Monkey" Joseph earned his bananas by stopping Stephen Guvan and Sean "The Destroyer" Loeffler lived up to his nickname by stopping tough John Doyle by way of rear naked choke.
The main event featured two East Coast staples, Justin Haskins and George "Lights Out" Sheppard. The first round was all Haskins. He landed some big shots on Sheppard and did some nice work on the ground. In the second round, however, Lights Out lived up to his nickname and landed a bomb on Haskins that hurt the Pellegrino MMA fighter. George then went in for the kill, taking Haskins down and continuing to rain bombs until the fight was stopped. I would love to see a rematch of this fight, because both men had their moments and the pace was fast and furious throughout.
The National Anthem was sung by international recording artist Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge and she did a phenomenal job. I also got to bring into the cage, pro wrestling superstar and WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. He's a big MMA fan and the crowd gave him a very enthusiastic welcome.
If you missed the action you can and should check it out on GoFightLive.tv. And be sure to check out AmericanMixedMartialArtsFightLeague.com for more infomation about the next show. This is one event that you really don't want to miss.