Spring Brawl 2011 provided another evening of exciting fights as the stacked card gave the audience spectacular submissions, dazzling knockouts and close decisions.
In the main event Brazilian Francisco "Kiko" France (7-1) quickly submitted UFC veteran James “The Hammer” McSweeney (4-7) via Kimura in Round 1. France landed the early takedown, isolated and controlled McSweeney’s left arm and twisted it behind his back for the tapout. All 7 of France’s victories have come via submission. Already a Strikeforce vet, “Kiko” looks like he is ready to take the next step and showcase his talent in the Octagon.
In the co-main event Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (4-1) won a majority decision against Nina “The Macedonian Mauler” Ansaroff (1-2). Both women fought tooth and nail back and forth with each round being almost too close to call. In fact for one judge it was, as one of the scorecards ended in a draw. With the win, Honchak continues to raise her value and solidify herself as a top prospect in the 125 lb division.
In other action, welterweight Tat Romero (17-3) won in impressive fashion via KO against Chris Page (2-5) early in Round 1. After some ground work by both men, Romero’s punching power forced Page to his stomach where Romero landed clean, hard punches to the head leaving Page unconscious as the referee stepped in.
Steve Steinbeiss improved his record to (6-4) beating veteran TJ Medrud (10-6) in a wild ending to the fight. After landing a series of hard knees in the clinch, Steinbeiss unloaded a vicious right kick to the body of Medrud. Medrud collapsed to the canvas where Steinbeiss followed up with a few punches as Medrud tapped out in Round 2. Medrud stayed on the canvas for several minutes but the gritty mixed martial artist was able to walk out of the cage on his own accord.
Chris Tuchscherer and Crowbar MMA delivered another night of hard-hitting entertainment as Spring Brawl 2011 had several exciting fights playing to a packed house at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota. The only way to watch this exciting card is to order it video on demand at GFL.tv. Order now!