The Bayou Brawl 2, the official name for Prestige Fight’s second show is in the books. Promoter Carlos Mena thanked the fans and the huge number of volunteers and friends from the region’s MMA community who helped the show succeed.
The results of the night were the following.
Austin Lyons and Taylor Callens are going to face destiny this summer and fight for the Prestige Fights 155 pound championship. Tough losses were part of the night for local favorite O’Shaugnessy, who was submitted by Austin Lyons in the first round; and by Martin Stoilikov who threw in everything but kitchen sink until Stoilikov himself lost by submission choke to Taylor Collens late in the third. In the final fight, Callens seemed unbeatable at times, wriggling himself out of armbars, regaining the guard from several bad positions, and surviving several hard judo throws by Stoilikov. And Callens defense to the end was complemented by his accurate striking and ability to wear down his opponent and finally use his own submission wrestling skills to win the fight.
All competitors came ready to sieze the prize in the pro tournament. Several fans remarked that they would like to see an O’Shaugnessy vs. Stoilikov fight the same night as the 155 pound finals this summer, something which Mena is currently considering as an option for the event.
Also last night. Brian Lymuel is now the light heavyweight champion of Prestige Fights and is also 7-0 after beating Rob Castallnos by decision in a brutal wrestler vs. striker matchup.
And 7-0 Zach Cothren proved that he is the real deal taking about a minute to defeat Josh Davila, one of the toughest amateur fighters left in the 145 pound amateur division. He did this through a guillotine choke followed by a few strikes at which point the fight was stopped.
Jade De Hass, of Chop Shop MMA defeated Magali Niel by decision in what was clearly one of the highest rated fan fights. Both women showed huge skills and toughness in a three round slugfest edged out by De Hass.
Chop Shop home another fighter Steven Banascak defeated Marcus Dempsey of POWER MMA by submission in the first round.
Two exciting 185 fights shows that the division has some depth at amateur in the region. POWER MMA’s Brock Chiasson pulled off an armbar from the bottom against Jason Cribbs from Gladiators in a spirited affair. And POWER MMA’s Jordan Lee defeated Gladiator’s Academy fighter Keith Burk.
At 180 Troy Conklin of Golden Dragon submitted David King of POWER MMA in a fight in which Conklin hung tough and took advantage of a submission on the ground and King showed his significantly improved striking skills.
Blake Dufour submitted Adrian Mcgee in a rematched event. Following the event Dufour commented that he felt very strong at 135 and at 5-4 his professional career is but a few fights away.
Devon Smith beat Rocky Landry by submission in the first round. And Ancona’s Martial Arts fighter Ron Soloman defeated Kyle Marks of Baton Rouge.
All and all a great evening for the fans who enjoyed the music of Christian Radke and the Kaptain, got a glimpe of the Little Caesars guy, and got to enjoy twelve great fights.