Fight Force, as presented Fight Force Invasion, took place on the 15th April with a total of 14 fights. This epic event drew a a decent-sized crowd and had them gripping to the edge of their seats for a number of the battles.
Fights of the night happened between Leon Maynhardt (JHB) and Mawande Vapi (East London), with Leon winning in the second round after an exchange of some huge punches, and then Denzil Waite (JHB) and Loukie Botha (Bloemfontein) who probably put on the best fight of the night with the two fighters going toe-to-toe for two rounds ending with Denzil winning by way of TKO.
Neil Diesel (JHB) made his return to the ring with his fight against Donald Nzirawa (East London) which ended in a bit of an un-entertaining fight and TKO in the first round.
One of the highlighted fights of the night, between Donavin Hawkey and Wade Henderson, was also a crowd pleaser with Donavin dominating the fight with his massive punches and constant pressure on Wade. The fight, which ended midway through the first round, ended with Wade on the ground and loosing it by way of armbar.
Although the evening produced a mix of dull fights and several great fights, the main fight on the cards for the night was the international bout between Brian Ebersole (USA) and Martin van Staden (SA). In the end it went in favour of Edbersole who won with a TKO, with a reverse triangle choke in the third round. Brian’s experience showed as he dominated the fight in a seemingly toying style. Martin managed to land some good kicks and a few big punches, but ultimately could not compete with Brian’s ground technique.
Fight Force will be back in Randburg on the 15th of July.
Etienne van Wyk vs. Dean Austin (won) – Round 3 (Points)
Alfred Glad vs. Zanver Cilliers (won) – Round 1 (TKO)
Steven May (won) vs. Shane Niemand – Round 1 (Choke)
Tyson Chelin vs. Ashley Calvert (won) – Round 1 (Disqualified: knee to the head)
Daniel Sinclair (won) vs. Duane Marshall – Round 1 (Choke)
Paul Cunningham (won) vs. Victor Temlett – Round 1 (Triangle Choke)
Clinton Young vs. Machiel Opperman (won) – Round 1 (Choke)
Johan van Staden (won) vs. Brandon Fourie – Round 1 (Rear-naked Choke)
Loukie Botha vs. Denzil Waite (won) – Round 2 (TKO)
Jeremy Scheepers vs. Paul van Vuuren (won) – Round 1 (Rear-naked Choke)
Mawade Vapi vs. Leon Mynhardt (won) – Round 2 (TKO)
Donald Nzirawa vs. Neil Diesel (won) – Round 1 (TKO)
Donavin Hawkey (won) vs. Wade Henderson – Round 1 (Armbar)
Martin van Staden vs. Brian Ebersole (won) – Round 3 (Reverse Triangle)