Chris Anderson rules Battlefield

Comox Valley fighter TKOs opponent at MMA card at River Rock Casino

CHRIS ANDERSON RAINS down punches in Mike Crisp's half guard at Battlefield Fight League 30.

CHRIS ANDERSON RAINS down punches in Mike Crisp's half guard at Battlefield Fight League 30.

Chris Anderson of Comox Valley Boxing Club & Mixed Martial Arts scored an impressive win May 23 at Battlefield Fight League 30 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.

CVBC coach Jonny Mac said Anderson dominated his fight against undefeated up-and-coming Mike Crisp from Universal MMA in Vancouver. The BFL website provides this account of the bout:

Round 1: Crisp and Anderson both take the centre of the cage and throw punches. Crisp tries to clinch and go for a takedown, but Anderson defends well. When they break both fighters swing for the fences, just grazing each other. Anderson utilizes the cage for a takedown, but Crisp grabs on to Anderson’s leg and he attempts the knee bar – his signature move. But Anderson regains top control and sits in Crisp’s half guard. Anderson then postures up and hails down a flurry of hammer fists and  punches to the body and face. With just seconds left in the round  Anderson pulls back and unloads lefts and rights to Crisp’s face.

Round 2: Anderson comes out swinging, but Crisp is able to get the takedown. Anderson scrambles and winds up inside Crisp’s guard. As Crisp attempts another leg-lock, Anderson stands up and backs out escaping. He then jumps in with a couple of huge punches to the face. Anderson passes his guard, gets to side control and punishes Crisp with a big knee to the body.That was it for Crisp. Anderson continues to rain down punches until the ref stopped the fight.

Result: Chris Anderson def. Mike Crisp via TKO (punches) at 2:02 of Round 2.

“This was the first time Anderson had been in the cage in over a year and a half but he showed no ring rust and earned his place as the top contender for the Battlefield welterweight belt,” Mac noted. The fight was aired live on PPV and will be shown on the Fight Network.

“Chris thanks all his fans and sponsors for their support and to all the training partners and coaches that put their bodies on the line to get him ready for this fight down at the Comox Valley Boxing Club,” Mac added.

– Comox Valley Boxing Club & Mixed Martial Arts


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Shelter Point Distillery won several Canadian Whisky Awards this year, including a gold for best single malt. Facebook photo
Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point Distillery wins gold for single malt

Business won nine medals at recent Canadian Whisky Awards virtual ceremony

Comox Valley-raised Shay Sandiford has earned a spot on the Canada skateboard team. Facebook
Courtenay skateboarder selected to first-ever national team

A young man from Courtenay is among 12 athletes who have been… Continue reading

A WestJet flight on the runway leaving Comox. Photo by Erin Haluschak
Aviation company seeks contracted employees to fill former WestJet roles at YQQ

Menzies Aviation from Edinburgh Park, Scotland, operates in 34 countries across the world

A cougar was spotted Monday near Queneesh Elementary. (WildSafe BC photo)
Cougar sighted Monday near Courtenay school

Conservation officers are warning the public to avoid the wooded areas around… Continue reading

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: B.C. seniors aged 90+ can start to sign up for vaccination on March 8

Long-term care residents protected by shots already given

Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Stairs a challenge for B.C. woman who chronicled COVID-19 battle

‘I can now walk for six (to) 10 minutes a day’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)
Vancouver Island sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Nanaimo store, cutting himself in the process

Riverside Calvary Church in Walnut Grove. (Langley Advance Times file)
B.C. is ‘stereotyping’ churches as riskier for COVID than other spaces, lawyer argues

Judge said that freedom of expression, religion are not at issue in the case

B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell gets acquainted with Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Kim Baird’s 10-month-old daughter Sophia, husband Steve and four-year-old Amy at the B.C. legislature before a ceremony to endorse the Tsawwassen Treaty, Oct. 15, 2007. (Sharon Tiffin/Black Press)
Indigenous consent comes first and last for B.C. industrial projects

Environment minister can still approve permits without consent

B.C.’s court of appeal in Vancouver. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Kootenay man appeals 7-year conviction for New Year’s Eve kidnapping, beating

Brandon Coons, 27, was convicted on five charges, including assault with a weapon

Nootka Sound RCMP responded to a workplace fatality report south of Gold River on Monday morning. (Campbell River Mirror photo)
One dead in workplace accident at Gold River logging site

The RCMP and Work Safe BC are investigating the incident at Western Forest Product’s TFL 19

Ladysmith’s famous Festival of Lights decorations are still up as of March 1, 2021. (Cole Schisler photo)
PHOTOS: It’s still looking a lot like Christmas in Ladysmith

Festival of Lights volunteers cannot remove the holiday roof top displays due to COVID-19

An investigation is underway after two VPD officers were recorded posing for pictures near a dead body at Third Beach on Feb. 24. (Screen grab/Zachary Ratcliff)
Vancouver officers placed on desk duty after filmed posing next to dead body

Pair put in ‘non-deployable, admin positions’ as the investigation into their conduct continues

Most Read