CageSport 44: Harrington vs Erosa Results
CageSport 44: Harrington vs Erosa Results
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Main Event – 5 Rounds
CageSport Lightweight Championship
Justin Harrington 154.5 vs. Julian Erosa 154 – Erosa def Harrington via Triangle RD1 @2:23
Undercard – 3 Round Bouts
Journey Newson (142) vs. Jordan Mackin (139.5) – Newson def Mackin via RNC RD3 @4:55
Anthony Zender (135.5) vs. Sean Gee (136) – Zender def Gee via Majority Decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27).
Justin Mark (145.5) vs. Armando Best (145.5) – Mark def Best via KO RD1 @4:04
Fay Bursell (171) vs. Jonathan Gover (170.5) – Bursell def Gover via TKO RD2 @4:47
Rafael Brewster (190.5) vs. Frankie Orr (185) – Brewster def Orr via TKO RD1 @3:05
Zach Skinner (133) vs. Eric Higaonna (132.5) – Skinner def Higaonna via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Marcos Lopez (134.5) vs. Stephen Wing (140.5) – Wing def Lopez via RNC RD2 @1:54
Cris Williams (149) vs. Wyatt Gonzales (149.5) – Williams defeats Gonzales via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26).
UPDATED at 10:58pm PST 2/25/17
Erosa Wins CageSport Lightweight Championship
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 25, 2017
TACOMA, Wash. – Julian Erosa defeated Justin Harrington in the main event of CageSport 44 to become the new CageSport Lightweight champion Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
Harrington (9-3) came out full of energy and was able to take his opponent down twice early on and appeared to control the pace of the title bout.
Erosa (21-5) attempted to lock in a triangle chock, but Harrington was able to lift Erosa up and savagely slam him to the ground.
Erosa, however, didn’t release the hold and was able to successfully lock in the submission, leading to the victory at the 2 minutes, 23 seconds.
Undefeated Rafael Brewster (4-0) highlighted the undercard, defeating Frankie Orr (3-8) by first-round TKO (3:05).
Fay Bursell defeated Jonathan Gover in the 171-pound semi-main event, winning by second-round KO (4:47).
Things got off to a breakneck pace with the first two bouts ending in impressive fashion.
Justin Mark (3-4) and Armando Best (1-5) kicked things off in a 146-pound clash. Best controlled the contest throughout the first round before each fighter connected with rights, sending both to the canvas.
Mark was able to pick himself back up, Best wasn’t so fortunate as Mark notched the victory via first round KO (4:04).
The second bout saw 136-pounders Stephen Wing (1-1) and Marcos Lopez (1-2) put on an absolute war with each landing solid multiple solid strikes.
Lopez appeared to have Wing in an arm bar midway through the second round, but Wing was able to escape and score a win by rear naked choke a mere seconds later.
Journey Newson (5-1) notched his fifth consecutive victory, defeating Jordan Mackin (3-8) by rear naked choke (third round, 4:55), while Anthony Zender (8-9) won for the eighth time in his last nine fights with a majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-25) over Sean Gee (2-3).
Also on the undercard, Cris Williams won his professional debut with a victory by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) over Wyatt Gonzalez (0-2) in a 150-pound matchup, while Zach Skinner (10-11) handed Eric Higaonna (7-1) his first career defeat, winning the 133-pound fight by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Results for CageSport 44 follows:
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 – Emerald Queen Casino
CageSport Lightweight championship –
Julian Erosa (21-4) d. Justin Harrington (9-3), triangle choke (first round, 2:23)
171-pounds: Fay Bursell (1-1) d. Jonathan Gover (1-1), TKO (second round, 4:47)
186-pounds: Rafael Brewster (4-0) d. Frankie Orr (3-8), TKO (first round, 3:05)
133-pounds: Zach Skinner (10-11) d. Eric Higaonna (7-1), unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
136-pounds: Anthony Zender (8-9) d. Sean Gee (2-3), majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-25)
140-pounds: Journey Newson (5-1) d. Jordan Mackin (3-8), rear naked choke (third round, 4:55)
150-pounds: Cris Williams (1-0) d. Wyatt Gonzalez (0-2), unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
136-pounds: Stephen Wing (1-1) d. Marcos Lopez (1-2), rear naked choke (second round, 1:54)
146-pounds: Justin Mark (3-4) d. Armando Best (1-5), KO (first round, 4:04)
CageSport 44 was brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions and CageSport MMA. For more information, please visit the CageSport MMA Facebook page and www.halquistproductions.com.
ABOUT BRIAN HALQUIST
Brian Halquist Productions is the Northwest premiere fight promotion company creator of the famed “Battle at the Boat” boxing series promoting more than 19 years and over 150 fights at the Emerald Queen Casino. BHP has also built the largest professional MMA series on the USA’s west coast with “Cage Sport MMA” nearing more than 50 fights. Brian Halquist Productions has promoted events for ESPN, ShowTime and HBO and featured on Showtime’s historic boxing event in St Lucia, West Indies. Brian Halquist Productions has been promoting fights and concerts for over 30 years in the Pacific Northwest