Freddie Espiricueta

Miller, Trigg Win; Ensure Potential Rematch

Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Frank Trigg were both victorious last night in their respective bouts, setting up a potential rematch of their ICON Sport middleweight title bout that took place just one year ago.

The 6,754 that packed into the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas saw a main event between Miller and Tim Kennedy live up to expectations as a very competitive bout. Kennedy came away with the first round on the scorecards, using superior striking and wrestling to keep Miller at bay. Kennedy came close to ending the fight when he secured Miller’s back and had an extended amount of time to try and sink in a rear naked choke. The opportunity was foiled when the horn sounded to end the round.

Both fighters came out of the gate firing away with punches and kicks to start the second. Kennedy (8-2) once again took control of Miller (20-5) from behind but Miller was able to reverse the position and put Kennedy on his back. Miller fired away with punches and elbows that opened up a nasty cut on the bridge of Kennedy’s nose. “Mayhem” started to pull away in the final stanza after securing an early takedown.

Kennedy’s cut was checked by ringside doctors on two different occasions but the bout was permitted to continue both times. The fight was restarted on the feet by the referee after the second check of the cut and gave Kennedy the opportunity to take Miller down. However Kennedy was unable to generate much offense because of multiple submission attempts by Miller. Miller rolled Kennedy to his back and pounded away on his opponent until the end of the fight. The judges convened and their scorecards all matched up as Miller was awarded a well-earned unanimous decision, finally avenging a loss to Kennedy earlier in his career.

When asked who he would like to take on in his next fight, Miller hysterically stated that he wouldn’t mind fighting HDNet Fights owner and famed billionaire Mark Cuban for each other’s wallets. While Cuban won’t be standing across the cage against Miller in his next fight, Trigg most likely will be.

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HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon Results

Marcus Lanier def. Lee King - Submission (Armbar)
Liam McCarty def. Jason House - TKO (Cut)
Jay White def. Patrick Castillo - Submission (Armbar)
Nissen Osterneck def. Freddie Espiricueta - Submission (Strikes)
Corey Mahon def. Chris Bowles - Submision (Armbar)
Pete Spratt def. Tristan Yunker - TKO (Cut)
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Robert Villegas - Disqualification
Yves Edwards def. Alonzo Martinez - Submission (RNC)
Frank Trigg def. Edwin Dewees - Submission (Kimura)
Jason Miller def. Tim Kennedy- Unanimous Decision

HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 7:30 PM EST, covering HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the night…

While you are waiting for the event to start, feel free to check out our coverage of the event which includes interviews, weigh-in results, and much more:

HDNet Fights II Weigh-In Results
A Chance for Revenge and Mayhem in HD
RawVegas Interviews Mir and Trigg
Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ to Sponsor HDNet Fights
Report: Osterneck Tapped to Replace Dollaway
Dollaway Out of HDNetFights: Reckless Abandon
Report: Salmon Replaced Against Mayhem
Trigg-Dewees, Miller-Salmon Headline HDNet Fights

The card:

Jason Miller vs. Tim Kennedy
Frank Trigg vs. Edwin Dewees
Yves Edwards vs. Alonzo Martinez
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Robert Villegas
Pete Spratt vs. Tristan Yunker
Cory Mahon vs. Chris Bowles
Freddie Espiricueta vs. Nissen Osterneck
Jason House vs Liam McCarty
Jay White vs. Patrick Castillo
Lee King vs. Marcus Lanier

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HDNet Fights II Weigh-In Results

Tristan Yunker failed to make weight for his scheduled welterweight bout against Pete Spratt. Yunker weighed-in at 174 lbs at the weigh-ins and was only able to get down to 173 lbs following the allotted two-hour time limit.

Yunker will now forfeit a percentage of his purse to Spratt and the fight will take place at a catch weight of 173 lbs.

Jason Miller (186 lbs) vs. Tim Kennedy (185 lbs)
Frank Trigg (183 lbs) vs. Edwin Dewees (185 lbs)
Yves Edwards (156 lbs) vs. Alonzo Martinez (156 lbs)
Krzysztof Soszynski (204 lbs) vs. Robert Villegas (205 lbs)
Pete Spratt (170 lbs) vs. Tristan Yunker (174 lbs)
Cory Mahon (155 lbs) vs. Chris Bowles (154 lbs)
Freddie Espiricueta (184 lbs) vs. Nissen Osterneck (184 lbs)
Jason House (184 lbs) vs Liam McCarty (185 lbs)
Jay White (256 lbs) vs. Patrick Castillo (241 lbs)
Lee King (155 lbs) vs. Marcus Lanier (154 lbs)

Report: Osterneck Tapped to Replace Dollaway

MMA Junkie is reporting that Nissen Osterneck has been called on to replace an injured C.B. Dollaway against Freddie Espiricueta at HDNet Fights II: Reckless Abandon on December 15th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.

Dollaway was forced to pull out of the bout after sustaining suffering a pair of separated ribs during a recent training session.

Want to know about Osterneck? MMA Junkie posted an interesting “Prospect Profile” on him last week.

Dollaway Out of HDNetFights: Reckless Abandon

C.B. Dollaway has been forced to pull out of his scheduled bout against Freddie Espiricueta at HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon on December 15th after suffering separated ribs during a recent training session.

HDNet Fights made the announcement yesterday on their official website.

A replacement opponent for Espiricueta has not yet been found.

HDNet Fights Weigh-In Results

Jeff Ford (225 lbs) vs. Erik Paulson (212.5 lbs) *
Freddie Espiricueta (185.5 lbs) vs. Jason House (183 lbs)
Anthony Lapsley (170.75 lbs) vs. Drew Fickett (171.25 lbs)
Matt Thompson (241 lbs) vs. Justin Eilers (231 lbs)
TJ Waldburger (170.5 lbs) vs. Pete Spratt (168.75 lbs)
David Roberts (154.75 lbs) vs. Chris Bowles (153 lbs)
CB Dollaway (186.25 lbs) vs. Hans Marrero (184 lbs)
Corey Salter (N/A) vs. Joel Traves (268 lbs)
David Morris (184 lbs) vs. Liam McCarty (185 lbs)
Justin Howard (244 lbs) vs. Jay McCown (245.75 lbs)

* The main event featuring Jeff Ford and Erik Paulson which was originally scheduled to take place at 205 lbs has now been switched to a heavyweight affair after it was announced that Jeff Ford was unable to make weight.

“I’ve been busting my ass to drop (to the required weight), running, hitting the sauna two times a day, training, dieting, not eating,” said an obviously irritated Paulson. “I dropped down to 205 (Thursday) night and then I got news after I got out of the sauna that (Ford) was about 230 and that he was not going to be able (to make weight).”

 

HDNet Fights Conference Call Notes

HDNet Fights hosted a conference call earlier this afternoon to promote their new venture into the world of mixed martial arts as well as their inaugural event which will take place on October 13th at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. HDNet Fights officials eatured on the call were HDNet owner Mark Cuban and UFC and PRIDE veteran Guy Mezger. The fighters participating were Erik Paulson, Jeff Ford, Justin Eilers, Jason House, and Freddie Espiricueta.

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