Recap Of Our Favorite BJJ Fights and Gear of 2017

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Alabama Extreme Cage Fighting persevered over a few obstacles this weekend to put on an outstanding event in their first sanctioned event under the new Alabama Athletic Commission.

Despite being dealt a tough blow when six of the 13 scheduled bouts were cancelled at weigh-ins due to medical reasons, new manager Jake Clairday found a way to keep the show running smoothly.

Due to the six bouts getting pulled, five fights ultimately were waged with titles on the line. Shelby Hill went on to win the heavyweight novice championship, Cory Lay earned the lightweight novice title, Albert Hagl won the featherweight novice belt, Cody Shelton took home the featherweight advance title, and David Fortenberry won the heavyweight advanced AXCF title.

Clairday spaced out the event by adding a handful of Karate exhibitions including a Bo Staff exhibition by youth athlete Dylan Fry, a Sword demonstration by Abby Franks, and a Nunchuck demonstration by Caitlin Andrews that that amazed the crowd.

Jake also thru in an incredible continuation sparring demo by Caitlin Andrews and Melissa Clairday and a full out grappling demo by Brett Meeks and Talyn Hopper. The second grappling demo was cancelled due to a no show by Wesley Dunlap.

The IBJFF also has a lot of new and upcoming fighters in this years 2017.  For more info check out their IBJJ page or take a look at US Combat’s BJJ Gi Reviews.

Here is how the night’s fights lined up:

Tidwell Vs Patterson – Tidwell wins by KO at 53 sec of R1

HWT Novice Title Fight – Taylor Vs Hill – Hill wins at 1:14 of R2

LW Novice Title Fight – Lay Vs Sanders – Lay wins at :42 of R1 by Submission due to Rear Naked Choke

145 lb Novice Title Fight -) Blackmon Vs Hagl – Hagl wins at :46 arcs of R1 by KO

HW Advanced Title Fight – Smith Vs Fortenberry – Fortenberry wins at 2:12 of R1 by KO due to armbar

145 Novice Title Fight – Shelton Vs Galli – Shelton wins @ 1:21 of R2 by KO due to side choke

AXCF Complete results as reported LIVE from the fights by Alabama MMA. 6 MMA Fights, 3 Karate Exhibitions, 2 Grappling Exhibitions and an all female Continuation Sparring exhibition

The IBJFF also has a lot of new and upcoming fighters in this years 2017.  For more info check out their IBJJ page or take a look at US Combat’s BJJ Gi Reviews.

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