Cage Rage 22 Live Blog

Today we will be going live at 1 PM EST, covering Cage Rage 22: Hard as Hell with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the day…

Cage Rage 22: Hard as Hell

Tom Watson vs. Ed Smith
Damien Riccio vs. Michael Johnson
Jeremy Bailey Joe Mac
Ross Pointon vs. Dean Bray
Marius Zaromskis vs. Ross Mason
Ronnie Mann vs. Robbie Olivier
Mark Buchanan vs. James McSweeney
Mark Epstein vs. Paul Cahoon
Herb Dean vs. Dave Legeno
Edson Drago vs. Gary Turner
Mario Sperry vs. Lee Hasdell
Neil Grove vs. James Thompson
Eric Esch vs. Tengiz Tedoradze

- We are live now folks, sorry about the delay…

Ross Pointon vs. Dean Bray

Round 1:

Pointon comes out with an excellent left hand early and then he looks to latch on a guillotine that fails. The fight momentarily hits the canvas before quickly standing up again. Both fighters exchange punches and then stand again. Pointon shoots in and goes for a knee bar and then transitions to an achillies lock. Pointon fails and gains top position. Pointon rains down a few shots and then goes for a armbar that fails. Bray momentarily gets Pointon’s back but then gives it up. Pointon puts Bray on his back again and hits him with a few punches. Pointon raining down hard shots from the top. Bray looks to be in trouble. Bray it alright as he turns the tide and puts Pointon on this back. Bray takes Pointon’s back and begins to work for the choke. Pointon reverses it and begins to work from the top hitting the body and head as the round ends.

Round 2:

The second starts with Bray firing off low kicks. Bray utilizing great footwork as they work on the feet. Good straight from Pointon answered by a low kick from Bray. Another good low kick from Bray. Bray with a good looping combo. Bray shoots in and Pointon stuffs it and then tries to lock on a guillotine. Bray easily escapes and throws a few shots from the top before Pointon scrambles and they return to the feet. Good straight from Pointon but Bray answers. Bray shoots in and again Pointon locks on a guillotine. It looks harmless but Bray suddenly taps.

Ross Pointon - Winner Submission (Guillotine)

- Dean Bray drinking a beer in the cage after the fight.

- According to the promoters Jeremy Bailey Joe Mac will no longer be taking place on the card.

- Up next is Marius Zaromskis vs. Ross Mason.

Marius Zaromskis vs. Ross Mason

- Coming out first is Marius Zaromskis who is a Vale Tudo fighter with a 1-1 background.

- Out next is England Ross “The Boss” Mason.

- The fighters come to the middle for the customary staredown, both guys respectful.

Round 1:

The fight begins with Mason coming out with a few low kicks quickly answered by Zaromskis. Zaromskis unleashes a beautiful combo ending with a headkick that is blocked.. Both fighters exchange body kicks. Beautiful combinations from both fighters. Low kick from Mason. Both men miss with some shots and then they clinch. Flying knee from Mason which misses. Mason is cut on the forehead and then they begin to exchange and Zaromskis lands a hard right. Good left hand from Mason as he moves forward. They clinch again but quickly separate. Hard combination from Zaromskis including a flying knee followed by a body kick. The fight hits the canvas with Zaromskis working from the top. Zaromskis throwing weak shots from the top as he controls Mason. Mason gets himself against the cage and is able to stand. Mason throws a high kick that is blocked. Mason starts firing off combos that look to have good effect. Zaromskis then answers with some hard shots of his own. Zaromskis gets Mason’s back and suplexes him. Zaromskis is now cut as well.

Round 2:

The second starts with Mason missing a low kick. Mason tries a wild combo followed by a spinning backfist that misses. Zaromskis counters by landing an excellent body kick followed by a few punches. Another great body kick from Zaromskis as Mason misses with some sloppy shots. Mason shoots in and the fight hits the canvas. Zaromskis working from the top as Mason does an excellent job of avoiding. Mason working to climb up the cage to return to his feet but Zaromskis puts him back on the canvas. Very little action on the canvas. The referee stands them up. Both fighters exchange straights. Zaromskis tries a high kick that is blocked. Good combos by Zaromskis including some more body kicks. Good low kick from Mason. High kick from Zaromskis blocked. Zaromskis comes in with a combo and then shoots in but Mason attempts to stuff it while against the cage. Mason grabs the fence and is warned not to do it again. Zaromskis continues to work and is finally able to take it down. The round ends with Zaromskis standing over Mason.

Round 3:

The third round begins with Mason eating a low kick. Mason tries to answer but misses. Zaromskis charges forward with a sloppy combo that misses. Mason begins to stalk Zaromskis. Good straight shot followed by a big right that puts Zaromskis down to a knee. Zaromskis stands back up and eats two inside low kicks from Mason. Zaromskis charges forward with a few kicks. Mason continues to try to land some bombs. Lazy low kick from Mason misses. Low kick lands but its answered by Zaromskis. Zaromskis charges forward with a beautiful body kick and then he jumps in with a beautiful flying knee that knocks Mason out. Zaromskis lands a couple of more shots and then ref pounces to end it.

Marius Zaromskis - Winner KO (Flying Knee)

- That was a beautiful knockout!!!

- Up next is Ronnie Mann vs. Robbie Olivier.

Ronnie Mann vs. Robbie Olivier

Round 1:

The fight begins with both fighters slowly making their way to the middle. Olivier tries a left that misses. Olivier shoots in but it’s stuffed. Good low kick from Olivier. Mann answers with a good left hook. After sizing Mann up Olivier shoots in and works for a takedown. Mann doing a solid job of defending. Olivier tries to trip Mann but fails. Olivier begins to work for the single again and finally he puts Mann down. Olivier postures up with Mann pinned against the cage. Olivier fires off some solid shots from the top. Mann rolls for a kneebar but Olivier escapes giving up top position. They scramble and Mann momentarily takes Olivier’s back before Olivier scrambles and slams Mann. Mann immediately begins to work a high guard as Olivier stands over him. They scramble and stand back up. Olivier lands a knee and then goes for a guillotine. Mann pops out as the round ends.

Round 2:

The second starts with Olivier throwing a low kick and immediately shooting in for the single. Mann tries to defend but Olivier is able to get him down. Olivier passes but Mann quickly regains guard. Olivier postures up again and tries to pass. Mann quickly regains guard again. Mann tries rolling for another kneebar but they scramble. Olivier rolls trying to get Mann’s back. Olivier sinks in both of the hooks as be begins to work for it. Olivier almost gets it but Mann is able to escape as Olivier gets the mount. Mann quickly gets the half guard. The fight is then stood back up. Slow pace. Olivier throws a low kick and then shoots in and puts Mann on the canvas again. Little action as Olivier backs out of Mann’s guard and pounces in with a shot. Olivier throws a left and then the round ends.

Round 3:

The final stanza begins Olivier throwing a low kick as Mann jumps and slips. The fight his the canvas. Olivier looks to be working for a guillotine before giving it up and beginning to work from Mann’s guard. Mann is able to stand up and Olivier immediately shoots in and pins Mann against the cage before taking him down. Mann stands up again and Olivier lands some excellent knees. Olivier then switches levels and secures another takedown. Olivier with a few lefts as he works from Mann’s half guard. Mann begins to try to stand but again he is taking down. Mann tries to get Olivier’s leg again but to no avail. Working from the half guard Olivier fires some short rights to the head of Mann. With 20 seconds left Mann begins to scramble going for a guillotine followed by a kimura, both fail and the round ends.

Robbie Olivier - Winner Unanimous Decision

- Up next is Mark Buchanan vs. James McSweeney.

Mark Buchanan vs. James McSweeney

Round 1:

The fight begins with McSweeney throwing a few kicks. Buchanan throws a low kick and then they clinch and the fight ends up on the canvas with McSweeney on top. McSweeney tries to pass but it allows Buchanan to regain his guard. As McSweeney looks to pass again Buchanan scrambles and gains top position. Moments later McSweeney reverses Buchanan and mounts Buchanan and begins to rain down bombs. Buchanan turns over and takes more punishment before the ref steps in.

James McSweeney - Winner TKO (Strikes)

- Up next is Mark Epstein vs. Paul Cahoon.

Mark Epstein vs. Paul Cahoon

Round 1:

The fight begins with a respectful glove touch as they meet in the middle. Epstein working the low kicks early. Cahoon answers with a good low kick. Good jab from Cahoon. Excellent low kick from Cahoon. Epstein moving forward with punches. Good low kick from Epstein as he dodges a jab. Good jab from Cahoon but it’s answered by a low kick from Epstein. Another low kick from Epstein. Good left from Cahoon. Another low kick fired off by Cahoon. Epstein with a good low kick. Cahoon getting in a few more straights. Good leg kick from Epstein as he throws wild punches. Both fighters beginning to exchange. Big right from Cahoon followed by a hard low kick. Low kick from Epstein. Overhand right from Epstein blocked. Hard low kick from Cahoon. Weak low kick from Epstein. Cahoon shoots in and secures a solid takedown. He immediately moves to half guard. Cahood lands a few lefts from the top and then moves to mount.

Round 2:

The round begins with a glove touch. Epstein misses with a low kick as they circle in the middle. Cahoon lands a straight left. Cahoon lands a beautiful left that drops Epstein. Epstein stands up and Cahoon comes forward and lands a few more shots. Epstein trying to get in some shots but Cahoon doing a solid job of blocking. Good low kick from Cahoon. Good double jab from Cahoon. Cahoon shoots in and secures a beautiful double. Working from the half guard. They scramble but Cahoon is able to keep control and put Epstein back on the canvas. Short lefts from Cahoon on the top. Body, body, head from Cahoon. Cahoon looks to roll for a heel hook but he decides to go back to top position. Lefts from Cahoon. Good shots from Cahoon as he works away from the top.

Round 3:

The third begins with a glove touch. Sizing each other up they fire off a few jabs. Good left from Cahoon. Epstein missing with a few lefts. Low kick from Epstein. Sloppy punches from Epstein. Good left from Cahoon. Epstein moving forward. Good straight left from Epstein. Cahoon fires off a leg kick. Both fighters exchanging straights. Left from Epstein blocked. Cahoon shoots in and secures an easy double. Cahoon throwing lefts from the top as Epstein peppers him from the bottom with short shots. Cahoon continuing to work from the top. The fight is stood up. Good straight from Cahoon. They exchange as the bell rings.

Paul Cahoon - Winner Unanimous Decision

- Apparently it’s time for a 15 minute break…

- We’re back, Gary Turner vs. Edson Drago is up.

Gary Turner vs. Edson Drago

Round 1:

Technical difficulties…

Point deduction at the beginning of the round. When my stream returned Turner was on his back and Drago was working his positioning. The announcers were talking about how the fight was probably even as it looked like a 9-9 round.

If any of you guys can enlighten me on what happened in the first I’d really appreciate it…

Round 2:

The round begins with some low kicks from Gary Turner. Drago misses with a big right as Turner ducks it. Another leg kick from Turner. Drago gets the double underhooks and does a little dirty boxing. Gary throws Drago and then they both quickly stand up. They clinch again and Turner tries a hip toss but fails. Turner attempts to go for a very sloppy choke and gives up position allowing Drago to get on top of him. The check a cut on Drago’s eye and when the fight returns they begin to exchange. Turner lands some bombs but Drago responds and cuts Turner. Drago gets a takedown and lands on top. The fight is paused so they can check Turner’s cut. Fight is back on… Low kick from Turner followed by an excellent right. Wild punches from Drago. Round ends.

The fight is called off as Edson Drago could not answer the bell. Gary Turner the winner.

Gary Turner - Winner TKO (Drago couldn’t answer the bell)

- Up next is Mario Sperry vs. Lee Hasdell.

Mario Sperry vs. Lee Hasdell

Round 1:

The round begins and Sperry charges forward and throws an overhand right and then works for the takedown. Sperry gets Hasdell down and begins to work to pass. Sperry gets to side mount and starts throwing rights. Hasdell gets the half guard and then tries reversing Sperry. As he does he gives up his back and Sperry sinks in the hooks and begins to work for the rear naked choke. Hasdell as forced to tap as Sperry locks it on.

Mario Sperry - Winner Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

- They are currently showing a segment on James Thompson.

- Up next is Neil Grove vs. James Thompson.

James Thompson vs. Neil Grove

Round 1:

The fight starts with both fighters coming out and swinging. They exchange a few shots and then Grove unleashes a bomb that leaves Thompson unconscious.

Neil Grove - Winner KO (Punch)

- Thompson is up and talking to the doctors.

- The final time was 10 seconds of round 1.

- Up next is Herb Dean vs. Dave Legeno.

Herb Dean vs. Dave Legeno

Round 1:

The fight begins with Legeno charging forward with wild punches. Dean shoots in but fails. Dean is throwing wild punches. Low kick from Legeno. Legeno continuing to move forward. Overhand right from Dean misses. Dean shoots in again but Legeno does an excellent job of sprawling. After pinning Legeno against the cage Dean is able to secure the takedown. Immediately he moves to half guard. Dean postures up and rains down numerous hammerfists. Legeno regains full guard. Dean attempts to go for a leg lock but gives it up. Legeno stands up but again Dean puts him on the canvas with a double. Dean postures up again and drops back for a heel hook. He fails so goes back to top position.

- The fight is called off, Herb Dean cannot answer the bell. He is complaining about some sort of injury.

Dave Legeno - Winner TKO (Dean could not answer the bell)

- Up next is Eric Esch vs. Tengiz Tedoradze.

Eric Esch vs. Tengiz Tedoradze

Round 1:

The fight begins with Tedoradze coming forward towards The Bean. Bean throws an overhand right that misses. Bean throwing the overhand right. They exchange for a moment. Tedoradze comes forward with some punches and The Bean gets in a shot to the body. Butterbean ducks a jab and then they clinch. Tedoradze lands an uppercut and then they separate. They clinch again and Tedoradze pins Bean up against the cage. Tedoradze unleashes a good combo against the cage. bean misses with an overhand right and eats a couple of shots from Tedoradze. Tedoradze pins The Bean against the cage and throws a few short shots. They are separated and when they restart they begin to exchange. Tedoradze landing some excellent shots but The Bean lands a butterbomb that sends Tedoradze to the canvas. Bean tries to pounce but Tedoradze survives. They hit the canvas and Tedoradze mounts Bean and pounds him out.

Tengiz Tedoradze - Winner TKO (Strikes)

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