MMA Fight Pit: "Genesis" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsMMA Fight Pit showcased its debut event, “Genesis,” tonight from The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The card, which was the first mixed martial arts event to take place at the venue, was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Houston “The Assassin” Alexander and “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan.

Also on the card, former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver faced Coty “Ox” Wheeler in bantamweight action, and “South Valley’s Own” Angelica Chavez took on Diana “Dynamite” Rael in a women’s bout at 105 pounds. has live play-by-play for tonight’s televised card.


Houston “The Assassin” Alexander vs “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Richard Espinosa. Al-Hassan opened the fight with leg kicks and Alexander answered with a right hand. Al-Hassan continued to throw kicks and landed a right hook as Alexander looked to duck under and close the distance. Al-Hassan flashed out a front kick that grazed Alexander’s face, then followed with a leg kick.

Alexander floored Al-Hassan with a short left hook and dove in with punches. Al-Hassan recovered and stood up, but ate a flurry on the way. Al-Hassan landed more leg kicks, but ate a stiff jab. Another solid jab landed for Alexander and he mixed in leg kicks. Alexander threw another jab and Al-Hassan landed a leg kick. Close round. 10-9 Alexander due to the second-half rally.

Round 2:
Al-Hassan landed jabs and a left hook in the second round as Alexander threw leg kicks and targeted the body with lunging punches. Alexander caught a kick and drilled Al-Hassan with a powerful right cross. Al-Hassan answered with a spinning back kick to the body. Time was called after Alexander was poked in the left eye. Action resumed and Alexander jabbed to the head and body.

Alexander countered a leg kick with a one-two and he landed an overhand right seconds later. Al-Hassan landed a cracking leg kick and Alexander threw unorthodox punches to the thigh. The fighters traded leg kicks, but the crowd began to boo the lack of action. Alexander landed a looping right hookand knocked Al-Hassan off-balance with a right hook. Another close round. 10-9 Alexander.

Following the second round, the cageside doctor entered the cage to examine Al-Hassan’s middle finger on his left hand. His finger appeared to be dislocated and he was deemed unable to continue, giving Alexander the victory.

Winner: Houston Alexander by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of round two. He improves to 13-6-0, 2 NC.


Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver vs Coty “Ox” Wheeler

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Robert Romero. Pulver landed a grazing head kick early on and he countered a leg kick with a left hook. Wheeler threw a big right hand and followed with a left that briefly backed Pulver up. The fighters traded punches and circled until Pulver landed a left hook. Wheeler landed a leg kick and Pulver replied with one to the body. More punches were exchanged and Wheeler landed an inside leg kick.

A counter left hook sent Wheeler off-balance momentarily and he floored Wheeler with a big punch soon after. Pulver pounced with more punches, but Wheeler recovered and got back to his feet. Pulver landed a knee and two punches and Wheeler fell again. He stood up and time was called after Pulver was poked in the eye. Little transpired in the final seconds, but the fighters traded strikes right at the bell. 10-9 Pulver.

Round 2:
Wheeler opened round two with kicks, but ate a counter left hand. Pulver was poked in the eye again, but the fight continued and Pulver landed a body kick. He followed with a lead right hook as Wheeler kept his distance. Pulver floored Wheeler with a left hook and Wheeler appeared to be done, but the referee did not stop the fight.

Pulver begrudgingly followed up with punches, but Wheeler managed to work back to his feet. Wheeler was wobbly as he stood and tried to run away from Pulver as Pulver blasted him with more punches. Pulver dropped Wheeler once more against the cage and motioned to the referee that Wheeler was done. Pulver was about to land more punches, but the fight was finally stopped.

Winner: Jens Pulver by TKO (Punches) at 1:59 of round two. He improves to 25-15-1.


Tyler “The Beast” East vs Prince McLean

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Joe Valencia. McLean landed a leg kick early on, but East caught his leg and landed two punches. McLean balanced on one leg and landed a jumping knee, but was taken down near the cage. East landed a hard elbow and tried to posture up. He broke McLean’s grip and landed more elbows to both the head and body. East unloaded with another barrage of elbows and punches and McLean rolled to his side. The referee wisely stopped the fight.

Winner: Tyler East by TKO (Punches & Elbows) at 1:33 of round one. He improves to 10-3-0.


Jamie “The Chosyn 1” Yager vs “Slick” Willie Parks

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Richard Espinosa. Parks landed a hard left hook that sent Yager off-balance right away. Parks swarmed with more wild punches and dropped Yager to a knee with another left. Yager quickly stood and threw a flying kick, then clinched. Parks reversed and looked for a takedown. He slammed Yager down and moved to half-guard.

Parks postured up and rained down punches, then stood and punished Yager with more strikes. Yager turtled and Parks wound up on top in North-South position. Yager managed to get back to half-guard, but Parks stayed active with strikes from the top. He landed a big right hand and secured an arm-triangle choke, but could not pass Yager’s guard before the bell. 10-9 Parks.

Round 2:
Yager missed with a pair of lunging punches and ate a counter right hand. He pulled guard with a guillotine choke, however, and a stunned Parks had nowhere to go. He quickly tapped out, giving Yager a huge upset win.

Winner: Jamie Yager by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:21 of round two. He improves to 4-2-0.


Diana “Dynamite” Rael vs “South Valley’s Own” Angelica Chavez

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Robert Romero. Chavez missed with a head kick early on and ate a right hook and a body kick. She caught the kick and took Rael down, but wound up on the bottom. Rael tried to land short elbows from side control, but had to fight off inverted triangle choke attempts. Chavez regained half-guard as Rael struck from the top. The fighters alternated heel hook attempts and Rael remained on top.

Short punches landed for Rael as Chavez attempted to kick and knee at Rael’s ribs from the bottom. Rael looked to secure an arm-triangle choke, but could not escape Chavez’s half-guard. Rael then postured up and landed some solid punches and elbows. Chavez attempted another heel hook, but Rael easily escaped and stayed on top. She remained active with hammerfists until the bell. 10-9 Rael.

Round 2:
Rael landed a nice knee in round two and threw Chavez to the mat. She threw hammerfists from the top and wound up in a reverse mount position. Rael punched backwards with her free hand and secured a guillotine choke in a scramble. Chavez stayed on top in side control to alleviate pressure, however, and eventually broke Rael’s grip. Chavez threw knees to the body and elbows, but Rael squirmed out.

A scramble ensued and Chavez wound up on top in mount. She tried for a Kimura and Rael swept. Chavez then looked to take Rael’s back with a rear-naked choke, but Rael escaped to the top and struck from side control. Chavez tried to set up an inverted triangle from the bottom, but Rael avoided danger. She landed hard elbows to close out the round. Good action. 10-9 Rael.

Round 3:
Rael landed a one-two in the final round and Chavez responded with a body kick. Both fighters landed knees to the body and Chavez fired off a high kick that was blocked. Rael threw a head kick of her own and followed with a punch-kick combo. Chavez landed a kick to Rael’s arm as the pace slowed down. The fighters circled and Chavez kept her distance. Chavez threw a one-two and ate a flurry.

A standing elbow landed for Chavez, but she remained very passive. Rael landed two punches and a leg kick and the fighters traded strikes in close. Chavez took Rael down and landed on top in Rael’s half-guard. The fighters were stood up very quickly and Rael landed a knee. She landed a Superman Punch, but was taken down before the bell. Very close round. 10-9 Rael, barely.

Winner: Diana Rael by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) after three rounds. She improves to 3-1-0.


Jacob Clark vs Junie Allen “Lunatik” Browning

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Joe Valencia. Browning opened the fight with slow punches and a front kick, then took Clark down. He landed on top in Clark’s half-guard, but Clark quickly worked back to guard. Clark attempted an armbar, but Browning scrambled into an inverted body triangle. He switched to back control and tried to secure a Twister.

Clark escaped and the fighters were stood up. Clark took Browning down and landed punches and elbows from the top. Browning turtled and Clark punished him with knees to the body. He continued to land hammerfists as Browning fell to his back. After a salvo of elbows, Browning tapped out.

Winner: Jacob Clark by Submission (Elbows) at 4:18 of round one. He improves to 9-3-0.