Maple City Cage Fighting Crowns 2 New Champs
Maple City Cage Fighting 4: Night of Champions crowned two new title-holders during another sold-out event at the Chatham Banquet & Conference Centre on Saturday night.
In the evening’s main event, Windsor’s Shane Monaghan became the first ever MCCF Featherweight Champion when he defeated Mike Latvanen at 2:35 of the first round by TKO. Monaghan landed a cringe-worthy knee to the mid-section to seal the deal and had previously bloodied Latvanen with a strike to the nose and landed a nearly-crippling kick to the ribs in the first round. Monaghan, training out of Maximum Training Centre in Windsor, came to Canada for employment opportunities by way of Dublin, Ireland four years ago.
Sarnia’s Jesse Huizinga won the MCCF Lightweight Title from Chatham’s Steve Eldridge by split decision after the two dazzled the crowd, going the distance in a five-round fight. Eldridge was MCCF’s first ever champion, winning the 155 pound title at MCCF’s second event this past February. Both Eldridge and Huizinga declared their interest in a rematch for the title.
- Kingsville’s Kelsie Parish defeated Chatham’s Dee Jay Ladouceur at 41 seconds of the first round by guillotine choke
- Windsor’s Megan Owen tapped out Palmerston’s Cassandra Hopkins via armbar at 1:40 of the first round
- Keryl St. Helene of Sault Ste Marie defeated Chatham’s Joel Elliot by TKO/referee stoppage at 1:11 of the first round
- Wallaceburg’s Chad Murphy beat Robbie Luciani in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ultimate Submission match by a score of 1-0. This fight was a one-round, six-minute fight, with the winner decided by the most submission decisions
- Kitchener’s Andrea Watson defeated Oakville’s Asheena Tilbury by rear naked choke at 46 seconds of the first round