They were going at it hot and heavy in the hexagon Saturday night at the Comox Valley Sports Centre when the Comox Valley Boxing Club presented Full Throttle Fight Night 3-Redemption.
Young amateur mixed martial artists from all over the Island and other parts of B.C. were in town for the event, which included Campbell River’s Fraser Jordan (Pure Self Defence) defeating Brett Deacon (South Island BJJ) via second round TKO in the main event in a 185-pound tilt.
In the co-main event Blake McVittie (MET) defeated James “Haitian Devastation” Pratt (CVBC) in the second round by KO in a 135-pound contest that a CVBC spokesperson said was a tad controversial. “James was dominating the first round, and cut Blake open. In the second Blake came out with a foot jab to the face, and shortly after knocked James out – according to the ref. James popped right back up ready to rumble.”
On the underdcard, in a 170-pound MMA clash, Damian McGeary (CVBC) defeated Matt Lockard (Pure Self Defence-Campbell River) by TKO (ref stoppage due to strikes). In a 160-pound MMA bout, Dillon Brown (Island Warriors) defeated Garth Nasadyk (CVBC) by submission (guillotine).
In a 265-pound MMA match, Dwayne Ganderton (Pure Self Defence-Nanaimo) defeated Kent “The Furnace” Forneau (CVBC) by TKO (ref stoppage due to strikes while an MMA exhibition between to CVBC members saw Philip Romanov and Stuart Corkery fight to a draw.
In a 160-pound MMA bout, Russ McCumber (CVBC) defeated Brad Philips (MET-Duncan) via split decision after McCumber took the fight on two days notice. In a 185-pound MMA match, Andrew Payne (CVBC) defeated Jean Allard (Pheonix Rising) by TKO (ref stoppage) in the first round.
There were two female kickboxing bouts on the card. In a 160-pound tilt, Stephanie Schneider (CVBC) defeated Brittany Leigh Fischer (Saltspring Island) by KO in the first round while in a 122-pound match Charlotte Hoffart (Knockout Martial Arts) defeated Tiffany Wiebe (CVBC) by TKO (ref stoppage in second round due to strikes).