It was a loud and exciting night at the Grand Hyatt in Sacramento last Friday with Fight 2 Win in the building. The fans were loud and invested in all the matches and when all was said and done, F2W CEO Seth Daniels labeled Sacramento the best crowd in the country.
There was some great action on the stage at Fight 2 Win 97. In the main event of the evening, Unity’s Tex Johnson was able to defend his title against Eliot Kelly. It was a tactical match but Tex’s willingness to engage in the leg lock game may have won him this one. There would another close decision in the co-main event as well, with Bryant Pangelinan scoring the narrow victory over 10P’s Tim Freeman. Later down the card, Cassia Paixao was able to win the F2W brown belt title with her victory over Elizabeth Mitrovic in another close match.
Some of the more impressive submissions of the night belonged to: Ricardo Pantcho Feliciano for his swift armbar over Ernesto Mello, Chad Bingham for his helicopter armbar over David Henson, and Mikey Singh Hothi for his own armbar over Thomas Haley.
Check out the rest of the results and highlights below!
Fight 2 Win 97 – Results and Payout
Competitors paid $34,722 in salaries and commissions.
Black Belt Results
- Tex Johnson defeats Eliot Kelly Split Decision
- Retains F2W Masters Heavy Weight NOGI Title
- Bryant Pangelinan defeats Tim Freeman Split Decision FOTN
- Manny Rocha defeats Rich Bothun Decision
- Gustavo Enriquez defeats Bruce Tafoya triangle
- Marc De La Cruz defeats Rocky Fort Darce
- Rodrigo Cardoso defeats Davin Maxwell Armbar
- Jason Butcher defeats Felipe Bragio Decision
- Angel Lopez defeats Louie Moreno Decision
- Chad Bingham defeats David Henson armbar
- Dom Hoskins defeats Miguel Augusto Dom N Arrow
- Ricardo Pantcho Feliciano defeats Ernest Mello Armbar SOTN
Brown Belt Results
- Cássia Paixão defeats Elizabeth Mitrovic Split Decision
- Becomes Womens Brown Belt Welter Weight Champion
- Daniel Wuerthner defeats Troy Everett Decision
- Antione Green-gibson defats Sean Joseph Decision
- Robert Marlowe defeats Scott Chapman Decision
- Clint Treadway defeats Daniel Lebeau Decision
- Mikey Singh Hothi defeats Thomas Haley Armbar
- Vince Barbosa defeats Michael Malott Split Decision FOTN
- Damien Wright defeats Tony Perez Ezekiel Choke SOTN
- David Acosta defeats Trinidad Bautista Heel hook
- Anthony Mercado defeats Sam Tanner Decision
Purple Belt Results
- Spencer Jeha defats Ian Johnson Decision
- Jacob Pupo defeats Manny Mendoza Triangle Kimura SOTN
- Vijay Sama defeats Joey Taylor Decision
- James Lampe defeats Mitchell Torres Armbar
- Brandon Heath defeats Jaime Villar Molina Decision
- Robert Parks defats Adam Gilbert Decision
- Joy Ann Pendell defeats Nikol Aguirre Decision
- Billy English defeats Nathan Duenas Cross Choke
- Nick Pica defeats Bryce Sexton Armbar
- Antonio Cumerlato defeats Andre Be Decision
- John Tai defats Larry White Decision
- Albert Tapia defeats Nico Lozada RNC FOTN
- Patti Jean Southworth defeats Rebecca Bazemore Decision
- Arjuna Brown defeats Hector Morales Triangle FOTN
- Spencer Her defeats Jesse Reyes Triangle Armbar
Fight 2 Win 97 – Photo Highlights
Complete gallery with 1,000’s of photos from this event can be found for print & download order at www.mikecalimbas.com/F2W/F2W97.