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WFC 2: Bad Boys – Beebe, Silva, Olivier and Krecicki claim championship belts

by Sharon Sanghera, July 11, 2011

Photo Credit: Martin McNeil for World Fighting Championship

WFC2 delivered an all action night of fights from Grundy Park in
Cheshunt, Hertfordshire that exceeded everyone’s already high
expectations.

Four new champions were crowned and the rest of the card delivered a
mixture of knockouts, submissions and hard fought three round battles.

Highlights of the undercard included a dominant performance from Tommy
“Twogunz” Maguire who took no time at all in pounding out Danny
Fletcher in just forty seconds and a textbook triangle choke from the
always dangerous Dino Gambatesa as he put David Haggstrom away in the
second round of their bout.

Knockout of the evening had to go to Team Hellboy prospect Jack
Hermansson as he wasted no time in dispatching Andor Filo with some
scintillating punches in just twenty eight seconds.

Robbie Olivier took home the featherweight title but he had to work
every second of the way as he came through a bloody battle with
grinder Antanas Jazbutis. The Tsunami veteran came through some tight
looking submissions and showed his trademark excellent wrestling to
tough his way to victory.

Underdog Robert Krecicki took home the light heavyweight gold with a
great performance against Toni Valtonen in which he used a relentless
game to shut down his opponent. Valtonen, much to his credit, never
stopped coming forward but his attacks were neutralised as Krecicki
held out and took home the belt.

Claudio Silva built on his grappling tournament victory at Submission
1000 last weekend by taking home the middleweight title when Matt Ewin
was forced to submit in the second round due to injury. Ewin suffered
an injured groin in a fight that saw him taken down but scramble
repeatedly from the bottom.

The bantamweight title bout was over in a heartbeat as former WEC
bantamweight champion Chase Beebe took care of ATT’s Ralph Acosta in
forty one seconds thanks to a vice like guillotine choke.

WFC2 – OFFICIAL RESULTS

JEFFERSON GEORGE DEFEATS GLENN SHELFORD R1 4:07 TRIANGLE CHOKE

MARCIN LAZARZ DEFEATS PAWEL DOFTEI R3 5:00 UNANIMOUS DECISION

MARCO ANTONIO DEFEATS GEOFF SNELLING R1 0:46 ARM BAR

DINO GAMBATESA DEFEATS DAVID HAGGSTROM R2 4:34 TRIANGLE CHOKE

JONATAN WESTIN DEFEATS RICHARD GRIFFIN R1 4:53 GUILLOTINE CHOKE

TOMMY MAGUIRE DEFEATS DANNY FLETCHER R1 0:40 TKO (GnP)

JACK HERMANSSON DEFEATS ANDOR FILO R1 0:28 KO

TITLE BOUTS

FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE: ROBBIE OLIVIER DEFEATS ANTANAS JAZBUTIS R3 5:00
UNANIMOUS DECISION

MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE: CLAUDIO SILVA DEFEATS MATT EWIN R2 1:34 VERBAL
SUBMISSION DUE TO INJURED GRION

BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE: CHASE BEEBE DEFEATS RALPH ACOSTA R1 0:41 GUILLOTINE CHOKE

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: ROBERT KRECICKI DEFEATS TONI VALTONEN R3 5:00
UNANIMOUS DECISION

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