Absolute MMA dominated their last showing in local Utah mixed martial arts. The Absolute MMA team went three wins for three fights in the MMA Total Mayhem Heart Break on Saturday, February 15, 2014. There were two amateur matches, Aaron Thompson and Skyler Frazier, and one professional match, Kade Lindstrom.
The first fight on the card was Aaron Thompson. The round started with the two combatants circling and exchanging legs kicks. Aaron quickly closed the distance and drove his opponent into the fence. Using his extensive wrestling background to take his opponent down, he obtained mount. From there the fight was pretty much over. Aaron maintained a top position, either mount or back, and rained down punches from various angles. Once his opponent turned to his belly to avoid the punches, Aaron flattened him out and sunk in a rear naked choke. The fight was called just 1 minute and 13 seconds into the first round. Absolute MMA took the first match by storm. One fight, one win.
The second fight of the night was Skyler Fraizer. Skyler was a replacement fighter for this fight with just two days notice. The opening exchange was a liver kick that Skyler delivered in devastating fashion. That kick visibly folded his opponent who sagged for just a second. That was all it took for Skyler to close the gap. Skyler pressed his opponent hard against the fence and delivered some crushing blows. His opponent dropped to the canvas and Skyler maintained his grip. He continued to punch for just a few more seconds before his opponent was unconscious and the referee stopped the fight. A 12 second fight and Skyler had his hand raised in victory. Second match of the night and Absolute MMA continued to dominate. Two fights, two wins.
Kade Lindstrom was the ninth fight of the night. This was Kade’s return to the cage as a professional mixed martial artist after a two and a half year lay off. His opponent Lee Doss, was no stranger to the cage with 30 fights on his record. Lee was a tough and game opponent and Kade was considered a heavy underdog. Kade accepted this and trained hard for his match. Rob Handley, Owner and Head Coach for Absolute MMA and Head Coach for Flavio Behring Jiu Jitsu USA, had seen Lee fight and formulated a strategy that proved to be successful.
The first round started with some strikes exchanged. A few punches and then Lee threw a head kick that landed solid. Kade closed the distance and drove Lee up against the fence. He then began to pressure Lee according to the game plan. Kade did lots of damage with clean knees to the thighs. Kade did the majority of the damage and was able to get the takedown and control him for most of the round. Lee did escape once back to his feet but was again pinned against the fence and controlled by Kade. The first round ended with Lee getting Muay Thai head control which Kade reversed and landed a huge knee to Lee’s head which dropped him. Kade swarmed him and landed quite a few really clean shots but Lee toughed it out and the round ended.
Lee landed another kick to Kade’s chin right off the bat. Lee seemed to have gotten his second wind this round and took Kade down and crowded him up against the fence. Lee spent most of the round in a dominant position, landing some punches and a few elbows. Kade worked to attack Lee’s arm but was unable to finish the lock. Kade continued to defend and eventually got back to his feet. Second round went to Lee.
Kade’s cornermen told him he won the first round and lost the second. He had to win the third. He was going to have to do more work and more damage than his opponent. Kade followed the game plan. He again pushed Lee against the fence and wrestled him to the ground after doing some damage with knees. Once on the ground he did damage with punches and elbows. Lee worked his technique and got back to his feet but was unable to escape the pressure Kade applied. More knees to the leg and some to the body put Kade in a position to get the takedown. He bounced Lee against the fence and used the rebound to get the final takedown of the match. This continued effort and willingness to work gave Kade the majority decision and the victory. Kade’s fight was also awarded Fight of the Night! Three fights, three victories and a Fight of the Night award.
It was a great night for Absolute MMA and Flavio Behring Jiu Jitsu USA! Three fights with two first-round finishes and a majority decision as well as a Fight of the Night performance! All three fighters showed heart and displayed the skill that they have trained for at Absolute MMA. We are proud of them and look for more great performances in the near future.