Julie Kedzie (left) and Gina Carano weigh-in for EliteXC: Destiny. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.
EliteXC and BodogFight veteran Julie Kedzie survived a pair of close calls in the first round before ultimately finishing opponent Angela Hayes at last night’s Battlequest 8 event at the Softball Country Sports Pavilion in Denver, Colorado.
A pair of failed takedown attempts resulted in Hayes being able to secure two separate guillotine chokes that nearly ended the fight on both occasions. However Kedzie was able to escape both times and finally put Hayes on her back.
From there, Kedzie (9-7) transitioned to the mount and started to rain down punches that forced Hayes to cover up. With one of her arms exposed, Kedzie locked in an armbar that quickly forced Hayes (1-4) to tap out. The win comes on the heels of a submission loss to Tonya Evinger in January.
In a fight that is expected to be featured on the upcoming second season of Tapout’s reality show on Versus, John Dodson (2-3) scored a second-round TKO win over Vern Baca (2-4) after a Dodson slam left Baca unable to continue.
Full results from the show courtesy of MMA Weekly:
Julie Kedzie def. Angela Hayes - Submission (Armbar)
John Dodson def. Vern Baca - TKO (Slam)
Kevin Lucero def. Roberto Rodriguez - TKO (Strikes)
Ralston Baker def. Ryan McKee - TKO (Strikes)
Coy Sasses def. Rory O’Farrel - Submission (Triangle)
Angelo Gallegos def. Tyler Rodgers - Submission (Shoulder Crank)
Rob Celani def. Jay Wymer - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Cody East def. Zac Mathews - Submission (Key Lock)
John Doremus def. Phil Gonzalez - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Matt Simms def. Travis Ramirez - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Ian Berg def. Vadiano La Luz - Split Decision
Cat Albert def. Krystal Macatol - Submission (Armbar)