The North American Allied Fight Series returned to the Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio tonight for NAAFS: “Rock N Rumble 6.” The event was headlined by a women’s flyweight bout between top NAAFS star Jessica “Evil” Eye and veteran Angela Magana, who made her promotional debut.
Also on the card tonight, NAAFS mainstay Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman looked to keep his unbeaten pro record intact when he faced Mike Nesto at 135 pounds. Torrance “The Tyrant” Taylor faced Tom “The Bomb” Waters in lightweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.
Jessica “Evil” Eye vs Angela Magana
Referee for this bout is Jerry Krzys. Eye jabbed and looked to put together combinations early on. Magana replied with a nice right hook and Eye tagged her with a flurry of counterpunches. More punches scored for Eye and Magana clinched against the cage. Magana tried to throw Eye to the mat, but Eye defended well. Magana attempted another takedown and wound up on the bottom. Eye landed two right hands from a standing position and backed away.
Magana returned to her feet and walked through a right hook to secure a clinch against the cage. She tried unsuccessully to take Eye down and was forced to stand once again. Eye dropped Magana with a right hook and stood over her with leg kicks. Magana stood and Eye landed a looping one-two. The fighters clinched and Magana threw Eye to the mat, but Eye reversed position and ended the round on top. 10-9 Eye.
Eye defended against a takedown attempt in round two, but Magana rolled for a kneebar and dragged her to the ground. Eye escaped and stood up. She landed a combination and a right cross. Magana threw a leg kick and Eye countered with a three-punch combo. Magana shot in for a takedown and Eye easily stuffed it. Magana stood back up and landed a kick to the upper body. Again, Magana dropped levels for a takedown and Eye had little trouble defending.
A right-left combination scored for Eye, but Magana answered back with one of her best punches of the fight. She tried to take Eye down, but failed once again. Eye landed a nice right hook and a jab, then snapped Magana’s head back with a quick combination. A left hook and a counter right both found the mark for Eye and she sprawled out of another takedown attempt. In the final 15 seconds, Eye landed one more flurry in the clinch. 10-9 Eye.
Magana pushed forward in search of a takedown right away in round three, but she was stopped in her tracks by a counter right hook from Eye. Magana landed two leg kicks and a lead left. She tried for another takedown and Eye stayed on her feet. Eye landed knees in the clinch and backed away. She stuck to her jab and kept her distance as Magana tried to shoot in for more takedowns. Eye landed an overhand right and Magana backed up.
Right hooks scored for both fighters and Magana tried to pull guard. Eye stood over her and threw a right hand before backing away and allowing Magana to stand. Magana landed an uppercut and Eye countered with a one-two. She sprawled to defend against a takedown and just missed with two big right hooks. Magana could not get the takedown and continued to eat counterpunches from Eye. In the final seconds, Magana tried to pull guard, but Eye wound up in side control and stayed there until the bell. 10-9 Eye.
Winner: Jessica Eye by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) after three rounds. She improves to 8-1-0.
Isaiah “The Beast” Chapman vs Mike Nesto
Referee for this bout is Rick Fike. Chapman reversed a takedown in the early goings and landed a pair of elbows from the top. Nesto scrambled up and secured a Brabo Choke. He tried to roll into an Anaconda Choke, but Chapman escaped to his feet and rocked him with a counter hook. Nesto recovered and clinched, but Chapman broke away with a standing elbow. Nesto countered a guillotine choke by taking Chapman down against the cage. Nesto tried for another Brabo Choke and lost the position. He wound up on the bottom and trapped Chapman in rubber guard until the bell. Close round. 10-9 Chapman.
Chapman countered a left cross with a quick one-two in the second round. He continued to effectively counter Nesto’s punches and scored with a flurry in close. Right hooks connected for both fighters and Nesto shot in for a takedown. He wound up on the bottom and once again employed rubber guard. Chapman stood up to escape an armbar and dropped back down with punches. The fighters stood and Chapman landed a big combination, but his nose began to bleed heavily from a Nesto right hook earlier in the round. Nesto landed a left hook and Chapman replied with a knee and a one-two. He took Nesto down late in the round. 10-9 Chapman.
Nesto opened the final round with a left hook and the fighters exchanged hard right hooks seconds later. Chapman threw a knee and Nesto missed with a lunging left. Nesto attempted a takedown and pulled half-guard. The move backfired and Chapman passed to mount. Nesto scrambled and kicked him off, then got back to his feet. Chapman landed a pair of right hands and took Nesto down against the fence. Nesto tried to lock up an armbar from the bottom and Chapman had to act quickly to escape. The fight returned to the feet and Chapman backed Nesto up with punches. He landed a hard leg kick and a one-two in the final seconds. 10-9 Chapman.
Winner: Isaiah Chapman by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) after three rounds. He improves to 3-0-0.
Torrance “The Tyrant” Taylor vs Tom “The Bomb” Waters
Referee for this bout is Jerry Krzys. Waters immediately closed the distance and clinched against the cage. He tripped Taylor briefly, but Taylor stood and the fighters battled in the clinch. Taylor landed knees and broke away from the clinch with a head kick. Waters caught a spinning hook kick and took Taylor down. Taylor stood and scored a takedown of his own. He landed punches and elbows from the top and passed to half-guard. Taylor eventually stood up and dove back in with a left hand. He closed out the round with more punches. 10-9 Taylor.
Taylor caught a body kick and kicked out Waters’s leg in round two. From the top in half-guard, Taylor landed more short punches and elbows. He postured up and continued to score with strikes before passing to side control. Taylor snuck in elbows that opened a cut above Waters’s right eye. He used a keylock to move to mount and had Waters’s arm bent back at an awkward angle but Waters refused to submit. Taylor landed punches and attempted a keylock on the other arm. He landed a hard flurry from the top until the bell. 10-9 Taylor. Close to a 10-8.
Taylor landed a leg kick and a right cross in the final round that backed Waters up. Taylor hurt him with two head kicks and dropped him with a barrage of punches for the stoppage.
Winner: Torrance Taylor by TKO (Head Kicks & Punches) at 0:37 of round three. He improves to 11-7-1.
Benjamin Smith vs David “Bad Intentions” Vandevelde
Referee for this bout is Rick Fike. Smith scored a quick takedown early on and immediately battered Vandevelde with punches from the top. Vandevelde managed to work back to his feet and ate knees on the way. Smith threw more knees and kept Vandevelde trapped in a front headlock. Smith continued to strike with knees, but the referee separated the fighters. Smith took Vandevelde down and stayed on top until the bell. 10-9 Smith.
Smith threw lead left hooks in round two and Vandevelde answered with kicks. Smith clinched and took him down against the fence. He took Vandevelde’s back on the way up and landed a knee before backing away. Smith tried again to take Vandevelde down, but Vandevelde stayed on his feet and punched to the body. Smith scored with knees and used a bodylock takedown to get Vandevelde down.
Smith postured up with some solid shots, but Vandevelde scrambled to his feet and rocked Smith with big punches. Smith staggered and Vandevelde knocked him off-balance with punches. Smith stood, but Vandevelde hurt him again with another combination. Smith managed to take Vandevelde down in the final minute. 10-9 Vandevelde.
Smith took Vandevelde down right away in the final round, but Vandevelde quickly stood and landed knees to the body. Smith tripped Vandevelde and landed short strikes from the top, but Vandevelde defended well and battled back to his feet. Vandevelde landed a big knee and a right hook, but Smith took him back down. Little transpired and the fighters were stood up. Smith was able to get Vandevelde down once more, but Vandevelde remained active off of his back. Smith held him down until the final bell. Close round. 10-9 Smith.
Winner: Benjamin Smith by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) after three rounds. He improves to 4-0-0.
(Amateur undercard results and play-by-play on Page Two.)