April 11, 2015 – Friday Night Fights put on its best show of 2015 as it treated fans to not 1, not 2, but 3 pro fights and a slew of action-packed amateur bouts.
In FNF’s President’s Justin Blair’s words “There was thunder in that room … just know you were part of the best FNF event we’ve had in a long time.” Well, there was some lightning in that room too as the night ended in two knockouts.
The first pro-fight of the night featured undefeated fighters Chris Lukusa (Square Circle New York) and Andre Shuler (East West MMA). Shuler started strong, but Lukusa turned it up and seemed to have Shuler hurt in the later rounds. But ultimately Shuler earned the nod from the Judges, retaining his 0 by split decision.
In the co-main event, Greg Rowe (5 Points Academy) put on a clinic against veteran Turan Hasanov (Tornado Muay Thai). The undefeated Rowe broke Hasanov down with leg kicks and an elbow to the biceps that took out Hasanov’s left arm and setup a TKO.
Not to be out done, the main event ended with a bang as Mohammed Lemjerdine scored a knockout by spinning body kick over Stan Mancebo. Lemjerdine used his hands to setup the knockout shot, showing fans once again why he is one of the top Featherweights in the U.S.
We can’t wait to see what FNF’s next show on May 8th, Joe Rachata v. Rami Ibrahim, has in store.
- Mohammed Lemjerdine (Sitan Gym) defeats Stan Mancebo (Ottawa Academy MA) via Knockout.
- Greg Rowe (5 Points Academy) defeats Turan Hasanov (Tornado Muay Thai) via Technical Knockout.
- Andre Shuler (East West MMA) defeats Chris Lukusa (Square Circle New York) via decision.
- Hunter Zhang (5 Points Academy) defeats Mike Marie Dipietro via decision.
- Oliver Genao (Church Street Boxing) defeats Keith Pratt (Ground Control) via Technical Knockout.
- Maggie Tucker (Mas Thai Boxing Academy) defeats Rebecca Bryggman (Valhalla MT) via Technical Knockout.
- Zev Schtroks (Church Street Boxing) defeats Elijah Punzone (East West MMA) via decision.
- Taylor McClatchie (Ottawa Academy MA) defeats Cathy Raptis (Strike First MMA) via decision.
- Sheldon Cunningham (Square Circle New York) defeats Paul Payabyab-Cruz (Chok Sabai) via decision.
- Ramon Maldonado (MK Muay Thai) defeats Bryan Burgos (King Combat Fitness) via decision.
- Maria Kritikos (Baan Muay Thai) defeats Alex Zavlunova (Anderson’s MA) via decision.
- Stergos Mikkios (Thornton’s MA) defeats Giovanni Mercado (5 Points Academy) via decision.
- Pawel Zawistowski (King’s Combat) defeats Alex Rozicki (Caged Dragons) via decision.
- Joe Merolla (5 Points Academy) defeats James Guccione (Sitan Gym) via decision.
- Paul Banasiac (Thornton’s MA) defeats Jack Marcisz (Darkside Muay Thai) via decision.
- Youyung Cho (Kings Thai Boxing) defeats Jon Nace (Stockade MMA) via decision.