Shannon Ritch

KOTC: Capital Excalibur Results

Bill Mahood def. Bill Mesi – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Jose Landi Jons def. Shannon Ritch – TKO
Jason Volpe def. Cody Krahn – Disqualification
Jonathan Cardinal def. Bobby Kalmakoff – Submission (Strikes)
Tom Benesocky def. Chad Olmstead – TKO
Ryan Knysh def. Arnold Ranon – Submission (Triangle)
Matt Baker def. Brandon Sauve – TKO
Tony Bibby def. Ole Thongsome – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Kris Kucher def. Scott Chetman – Submission (Guillotine)
Luc Desautels def. Jerry Winslow – Submission (Keylock)
Adam Hunsperger def. Mike Froese – Submission (Side Choke)
Ben Arlow def. Reid Bettke – Submission (Guillotine)
Matt Knysh def. Corey Berridge – Decision (Split)
Jon Charbonneau def. Corey Knapp – Submission (Guillotine)
Aaron Zimmerman def. Luc Williams – TKO

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Frye, Taylor Win at Shark Fights

Don Frye. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.

Even at 43-years-old, mixed martial arts pioneer Don Frye continues to compete with successful results. Frye picked up his 20th career victory on Saturday night, scoring a quick, first-round submission of former training partner and judo practitioner Rich Moss at Shark Fights 4.

Frye and Moss came into the bout as heated rivals. Both claimed that they had been the top student under a former trainer and that a fight between the two had been brewing for years. After a brief exchange on the feet to start the fight, Moss grabbed Frye and attempted a judo throw. However Frye countered the move and ended up taking Moss’ back, swiftly sinking in a rear-naked choke and forcing a tapout just over two minutes into the proceedings.

“Ultimate Fighter 7” alumnus Jesse Taylor was also victorious on the card, submitting Eric DaVila in the first round of their featured bout. However potential soon-to-be “TUF” cast member Rex Richards suffered his second professional loss, falling via fourth-round TKO to Shark Fights heavyweight title holder Darrill Schoonover.

Complete results from the event:

Don Frye def. Rich Moss - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R1
Jesse Taylor def. Eric DaVila - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), R1
Darrill Schoonover def. Rex Richards - TKO (Strikes), R4
Anthony Waldburger def. Shannon Ritch - Submission (Armbar), R1
Phil Cardella def. Johnny Flores - Submission (Armbar), R1
Rolando Scott def. Zach Haney - TKO (Strikes), R1
Josh Shephard def. Aaron Garcia - TKO (Corner Stoppage), R1
Jessica Miramontes def. Brandi Hainey - Unanimous Decision
Doug Frey def. Loris Luna - KO (Punch), R1


Riggs, Rodriguez Victorious in Weekend Action

Joe Riggs. Photo by Tracy Lee/

Longtime veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs and former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez each picked up much needed wins this weekend at separate events.

Riggs submitted Miletich Fighting Systems product Matt Dempsey with a second-round rear naked choke at Rage in the Cage’s latest show at the Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona. It was the first time that Riggs has competed in the promotion since November of 2004. Riggs was slated to take on welterweight prospect Luke Stewart at Strikeforce’s “Melendez vs. Thomson” event last month but was denied licensure by the California State Athletic Comission after disclosing recent use of prescription drugs to state officials.

Rodriguez defeated fellow veteran Jonathan Ivey via unanimous decision at XP3 Promotions inaugural event at the University of Houston Saturday night. Also on the card was UFC and PRIDE veteran Mark Kerr, who lost to Ralph Kelly in the first round of their bout after suffering an undisclosed injury.

Shonie Carter was scheduled to compete in XP3’s main event against Shannon Ritch but was forced to pull out of the fight due to a lingering groin injury. Carter was replaced by Joe Vigil, whom Ritch submitted in the first round. Carter has now stated that he will attempt to fight Ritch again at XP3’s next scheduled event on October 18th in Houston.

CSAC Releases “Brawl for it All” Card

The California State Athletic Commission released the official fight card for No Limit Fighting’s “Brawl For It All” this Saturday at the Cow Palace in San Francisco earlier today. The release came at the hands of numerous complaints from various fans and officials that the promotion was falsely advertising fighters to be participating on the card.

We reported that Nick Diaz had no knowledge of a scheduled fight against Mark Moreno at the event earlier this month.

Here the official card according to the CSAC:

Vince Lucero vs. Cain Velasquez
Alex Serdyukov vs. Mark Moreno
Ruben Villarreal vs. Brad Imes
Jake Hattan vs. Charles Bennett
Matt Major vs. Marcus Gaines
Kyle Rideau vs. Khomkrit Niimi
Bo Cantrell vs. Bryan Pardoe
Gabe Rivas vs. Gabe Ruediger
Van Oscar Penvaroff vs. Eric Jacob
Shawn Klarcyk vs. Ed Lavelle
Arron Carvalo vs. Andrew Martinez
Chris David vs. Michael Pedro

The list of fighters that No Limit Fighting’s originally advertised as participating and are now not listed are as follows: Jeff Monson, Nick Diaz, Chris Marez, Mia St. John, Javier Vazquez, Leland Chapman, and Antonio McKee among others.

A little ridiculous if you ask me. Let’s hope it’s the last promotion run by these idiots, who I’ve heard includes Shannon Ritch as one of the promoters. Not a surprise if that is true.

Ritch and Ebersole Suspended Indefinitely

The California State Athletic Commission has announced that Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch and Brian Ebersole have both been suspended indefinitely after their fight this past weekend.

The CSAC believed that their fight was “worked” as they barely engaged and they could be seen talking while on the ground. Eventually Ritch tapped and Ebersole was declared the winner but the fight was quickly ruled a no contest and both fighters were suspended immediately.

Davis Defuses The Cannon

This past weekend at King of the Cage: Widowmaker, Canadian welterweight Garrett Davis was able to secure his six straight win by defeating Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch via the rear naked choke.