World Fighting Federation Athletes Blow The Doors Off
World Fighting Federation Athletes Blow The Doors Off At Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Across an epic night of mixed martial arts action the World Fighting Federation put on its second event in under a month’s time. Making a return to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler Arizona the staff of the WFF brought together a stellar fight card.
The real credit belongs to the athletes who performed for an electric crowd with only two of eleven fights requiring the judges to weigh in. Nine of eleven fights were finishes with not one of them reaching the third round.
There were some really well matched competitions and more than one outstanding performance. One fighter in particular who really represented himself and his camp well was Fitor Ramirez competing out of Fight Ready MMA in Scottsdale Az.
Showing great technique Ramirez was able to control grappling exchanges with a very game and equally talented Jeff Fletcher at 155 lbs. He was able to do so throughout the first round. Early in the second it was a heavy right hand the floored Fletcher and so began the close of the fight. Ramirez swarmed the stunned Fletcher and finished him with a flurry of strikes.
It was yet another strong showing by the talented Fitor Ramirez who continues to show improvement every time he sets foot inside a cage.
Later in the evening two females made their MMA debuts inside the WFFMMA cage. Corrie Ward touched gloves with Madison DePiero and after that it was all Ward. For a young woman who has been training MMA since only September of 2013 she showed tremendous composure and skill. The short time she has spent working at Boxing Inc. of Tucson AZ has paid big dividends for Ward who absolutely dominated her MMA debut. She was able control every second of her bout and went on to stop DePierro by TKO midway through the second. It was incredibly impressive.
In the co-main event the WFFMMA featherweight strap was on the line and two talented athletes put on an all-out war to determine who would take home the vacant title. David Nuzzo of Arizona Combat Sports brought powerful striking and a high octane pace into the cage with him on fight night. Michael Parker had his hands full with Nuzzo’s pace and aggression but was able to capitalize on his own opportunities as he created them.
Parker showed sharp combinations and outstanding head movement on his feet. He combined that with impeccable timing on his takedown attempts which led him to a victory over the very game and promising talent of Nuzzo.
While Parker emerged a champion at the end of three grueling rounds, make no mistake, David Nuzzo put on a championship caliber performance of his own giving Parker what surely was one of the toughest tests of his storied career. In the end the Bellator veteran known as War Monkey was crowned the king in what his coaches out of Apex MMA called the performance of his career.
Parker vs. Nuzzo would be a tough act to follow for any fighter. Yet in the main event Raymond Pina returned to the WFFMMA cage for the second time in under a month and gave his very best to keep the momentum going for the small army of fans that followed him to Chandler AZ.
Taking on an extremely talented member of Team Quest in Brandon Morris Pina also found the toughest test to date in his promising young career. As an accomplished and decorated wrestler Pina is accustomed to absolute success inside the cage.
Brandon Morris was extremely technical and posed a lot of questions where Pina is used to having all the answers. Yet Pina was able to use his own technique to counter the repeated attempts by Morris to turn the tides in his favor.
While Morris was extremely game and clearly one of the more talented fighters Pina had encountered Pina was still able to dictate where the fight happened at the pace he chose for it to take place. It was textbook Pina who gave up twenty pounds more than he had fought at less than a month prior when he stepped in the cage at 145 lbs.
His grappling proved too much for Morris who eventually succumbed to a brutal barrage of elbows and strikes in the second round. The third man in the cage had seen enough and Pina advanced to 2-0 as a professional in under a month’s time. He showed once again that he is head and shoulders above even the toughest competition he can find. He is on a completely different level than most fighters roaming the regional circuits.
This is a name that casual fight fans will become more and more familiar with as this young man continues to charge forward towards a destiny that screams legendary fighter.
These fights represent just a tip of an iceberg that was stacked top to bottom with outstanding finishes and grueling competition. Every fighter that set foot in that cage on Saturday night was a true warrior and it was the fans sitting cageside that really won.
This was just another installment of the World Fighting Federation that just elevated their already stellar reputation amongst AZ fight fans. They can’t commence with the next event soon enough. To learn more about the WFF, their fighters, or their events visit wffmma.com.