Cincinnati, Ohio – What an action packed night here at USBank Arena for the American MMA Ohio Championships. We witnessed some spectacular performances from the fighters both the winners and the losers. Fourteen fighters walked in the cage tonight and seven walked out champions of their division.
We have all of the results from tonight’s action along with the awards.
Combat Sports Insurance Awards
Submission of the Night: Cody Harris
Knockout of the Night: Shane Holbert (Honorable mention to William Scoby)
Fight of the Night: Justin McNally and Alfred Lesiure
This is the second event that American MMA Championships has put on, both taking place at USBank Arena, and neither event has disappointed which is due largely in part to the fights themselves. There wasn’t one bad fight this evening. All the fighters both the winners and losers showed a tremendous amount of heart inside the cage tonight.
Below is the quick results of tonight’s event.
- Julian Reynolds (3-1) def Carlos Martinez (4-2) via Split Decision (Judge 1 29-28 Reynolds, Judge 2 29-28 Martinez, and Judge 3 30-27 Reynolds)
- Shaun Smith (0-1) def Devontai Moore (2-3) via Unanimous Decision (All three judges score the fight 30-27).
- Christopher Tucker (2-2) def Joe Garcia via Submission (Verbal tapout (injury)) 00:28 into Round 1.
- Matthew Reilman (2-1) def Shane Wyatt (2-3) via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 01:28 into Round 1.
- Steven Newell (2-1) def Josh Lennert (2-1) via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 02:32 into Round 2.
- Cody Harris (5-3) def Jessie Iaquinta (5-5) via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 01:14 into Round 1.
- Cory Ruthsatz (6-4) def David Bernas (10-4) via Submission (Rear-naked choke) 02:59 into Round 2.
- Lisa Reed (2-0) vs Vanessa Demopoulos (0-0) *Fight scratched
- David Blattman (4-0) def Cortez Phelia (5-3) via Submission (Triangle choke) 01:34 into Round 2.
- Alfred Leisure (5-0) def Justin McNally (4-2) via Unanimous Decision (All three judges score it 29-28).
- Jeff Smith (7-2) def Tim Isaac (3-1) via Unanimous Decision (All three judges score it 30-27).
- Quinton Cooperider (7-0) def Michael Ambrose (5-0) via TKO (Ref stoppage due to strikes) 02:41 into Round 2.
- William Scoby (9-2) def Robert White (5-2) via KO 00:59 into Round 1.
- Shane Holbert (5-1) def Ian Emmons via KO 00:15 into Round 1.
- Tim Dunn (9-2) def Jordan Beverly (5-0) via Submission (Verbal tapout (injury)) 01:50 into Round 1.
The 2012 Ohio Amateur Champions:
125lbs – David Blattman
135lbs – Alfred Leisure
145lbs – Jeff Smith
155lbs – Quinton Cooperider
170lbs – William Scoby
185lbs – Shane Holbert
Heavy – Tim Dunn
Congratulations to the newly crowned champions.