The Extreme Fighting Championships once again lived up to its name by putting on yet another great show. Thirteen fights took place last Saturday night, including an EFC heavyweight title tilt, and all of them were...extreme.
In the main event, Gil "Blackout" Isabel defeated the very tough Ray "Scorpio" Bartee by rear naked choke to win the vacant EFC heavyweight crown. It was a fast paced, exciting fight, and both men landed bombs on the feet. On the ground, however, Isabel took control and displayed a very high skill level. In the second round Gil was able to sink in the choke to secure the title victory.
The matches on the card were all very well thought out, and the fights were excellent. The crowd roared as some of the finest fighters on the East Coast punched, kicked and grappled their way to victory. You know an event is a total success when most of the crowd is still there after the last fight. And that's what happened on Saturday night. After Gil Isabel won the title, fans mobbed him and were reluctant to go home, despite having enjoyed 13 fights.
In just their fourth outing, EFC is already proving to be one of the East Coast's finest promotions. The Darwish brothers, Hani and Walid, know how to put on a show, and each one has been more memorable than the last. I am already looking forward to the EFC card, and can't wait to "come on down" to the show. And I can tell you that the fans in attendance feel the same way. They will be talking about this events for months.
In addition to being a promoter, Hani Darwish is an MMA trainer at his own school, named appropriately enough, Extreme Fight Club. Some of his students were on the card, but there were no easy matches for any of them, including the new champ Gil Isabel, who will look to defend his belt in the near future.
Who are we? EFC! Remember the name, you'll be hearing a lot about this promotion in the future. Here are the official results from May 19th's card: