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Results: CWFC Fight Night 8

11/05/2013

Report from MMAjunkie.com…

In the end, Jack Mason (24-11) admitted he was disappointed he didn’t earn a stoppage win, but he did improve to 7-1 in his past eight fights.

Mason earned a unanimous-decision win over Collin Reuter (9-2-1) in the main event of Saturday’s Cage Warriors Fight Night 8 event, which took place at Mirbeh Sports Hall in Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The evening’s main card aired on MMAjunkie.com.

Reuter launched several overhand right hands in the opening frame, but Mason avoiding catching any of the punches flush and pushed forward, looking to control on the inside and latching on to the neck while looking for a choke.

Reuter countered in the second, slowing down on the power shots in favour of more technical striking and an attempt of his own to snatch the neck.

The third remained a grinding affair, as Mason simply proved too controlling in the clinch and grappling exchanges while avoiding any trouble in the stand-up game. At the final bell, Mason was awarded a clean sweep with 30-27 scores from all three judges, but he admitted he had been hoping to finish the fight.

“I was pretty disappointed I didn’t get the finish,” Mason said. “But I was happy with the performance.”

In the night’s co-feature, middleweight Faycal Hucin (9-3) earned a first-round submission win over a powerful Antoni Chmielewski (23-10).

Hucin looked lively on his feet to open the match, but Chmielewski simply drove him to the canvas after each advance. While Hucin scrambled up to open, he eventually settled for working from his back, where he surprised his opponent with a quick triangle-choke attempt. The hold wasn’t initially tight, but Hucin adjusted his grip and kept the squeeze tight and eventually earned the tap at the 2:12 mark of the opening frame.

In bantamweight action, Englishman James Brum survived some early trouble en route to scoring a unanimous-decision win over French veteran Olivier Pastor.

Pastor looked destined to finish the fight in the early going, as he latched on to a standing guillotine choke and then dragged the action to the floor. While Brum had an arm in the hold, his face turned purple as his opponent squeezed and adjusted. After more than 60 seconds on the choke, Pastor finally let go, and the pair reset on the feet.

Despite the tense start, the pair were more evenly matched for the remainder of the contest. Neither could land flush in their striking exchanges, and much of the bout played out in the clinch. But judges rewarded Brum’s activity level over the final two rounds and gave him a unanimous-decision win with scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28, extending his current win streak to six fights.

In a fast-paced featherweight fight, undefeated 22-year-old prospect Martin Buschkamp (7-0) kept his career mark unblemished with an impressive decision win over Finnish vet Matteus Lahdesmaki (12-9-3).

The two appeared well-matched in the early going as they traded punches and kicks in the pocket. But the grappling specialists went to the ground game in the latter stages of the fight, where the slippery Buschkamp consistently found his way to a dominant position. Fighting from his back for much of the contest, Lahdesmaki was deducted a point in the final frame for punching to the back of the head, resulting in 30-26 scores across the board.

In the night’s first main-card matchup, German middleweight Gregor Herb (14-5) earned a hard-fought split-decision win over the much taller Mike Ling (11-6).

Herb utilized a grappling-based game, scoring multiple takedowns and dominating the positioning, even if he struggled to find opportunities to score from the top. Meanwhile, Ling kept it close by taking advantage of frequent stand-ups to launch striking attacks on the feet. A first-round uppercut was his best blow, clearly staggering his opponent just before the bell. But Herb recovered over the final two frames and wound up taking a split-decision win.

MAIN CARD

Jack Mason def. Collin Reuter via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Faycal Hucin def. Antoni Chmielewski via submission (triangle choke) - Round 1, 2:12
James Brum def. Olivier Pastor via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Martin Buschkamp def. Matteus Lahdesmaki via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Gregor Herb def. Mike Ling via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Mauro Chimento def. Domingos Mestre via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 2, 4:30
Mohamed Ali def. Sylvain Potard via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 4:07
Sean Carter def. Matt Hughes via submission (standing guillotine choke) - Round 2, 1:44

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