WXC: Warrior Wednesday 11 Live Coverage

WXC returned on Wednesday with their 11th edition of “Warrior Wednesday.” In the main event, heavyweight Marcus Maulding and Josh Parisian put their winning streaks on the line. Stay tuned throughout the night for live coverage of the broadcast from Crystal Gardens, Southgate, Michigan, USA.

Quick Results:

Bout 1: Lawrence Bonds def. Charles Brown via Submission, Bulldog Choke (RD 1, 4:01)

Bout 2: Dante Brown def. Andrew Karsten via TKO, Knees (RD 1, 0:28)

Bout 3: Michael Gillmore def. Perry Stargel via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 4: Collin Anglin def. Will Frost via KO, Right Hook (RD 2, 1:36)

Bout 5: Antoine Blassingame def. Isaiah Gathings Jr. via TKO, Elbows (RD 2, 3:11)

Bout 6: Josh Parisian def. Marcus Maulding via TKO, Punches (RD 1, 3:57)

Full Coverage:

Bout 1: Lawrence Bonds (3-2) vs. Charles Brown (4-6) (Super Heavyweight)

The main card started with a super heavyweight fight between Lawrence Bonds and Charles Brown. Brown walked out to WWE wrestler The Undertaker’s theme. They went into a clinch at the start, with Bonds landing some punches to the body. Brown scored a head kick in the first minute, although it seemingly did not hurt Bonds, who went into another clinch. Brown landed another head kick in the second minute. While being held by Brown, Bonds started to bleed. Bonds got a single leg takedown, then scored punches from Brown’s back. He then put in a choke which made Brown tap out. Lawrence Bonds earned his fourth win as a pro, dealing with early adversity to get the stoppage win. He called out the main eventing fighters after the win.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total

Bout 2: Andrew Karsten (1-3) vs. Dante Brown (3-1) (Lightweight)

The next fight saw negative-record fighter Andrew Karsten face Dante Brown. Karsten shot for a takedown at the start of the fight, although Brown kept in in a clinch. While in the clinch,  Brown landed a knee which dropped Karsten and ended the fight. It was hard to tell what happened, although it was clear that Karsten was injured from a knee. In quick fashion, Dante Brown extending his winning streak to four in a row. Karsten was not in the cage for the official ruling.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total

Bout 3: Perry Stargel (1-1) vs. Michael Gillmore (5-3) (Middleweight)

The third main ard fight saw the more experienced Michael Gilmore face Perry Stargel. Gilmore landed leg kicks early on. In the second minute, both fighters landed punches to the head in a fast exchange. Stargel caught a kick, taking Gillmore down with it. Gillmore got back up, although Stargel was still on his back. Gillmore turned around eventually, trying for a takedown. They eventually returned to striking as the round winded down.

When Gillmore landed leg kicks early in the second round, it was clear that Stargel had damage from the round before.

Stargel shot for a takedown in the first minute of the final round, although Gillmore stopped it. Gillmore got a takedown for only a second in the final round. When they got back to the feet, Stargel landed a good punch. Gillmore continued with the leg kick work. Stargel started to limp as the round was nearing its end. Stargel caught a leg kick, getting a takedown for a moment from it. The fight went the distance, with the judges giving the win to Michael Gilmore (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Stargel 9 9 9 27
Gillmore 10 10 10 30

Bout 4: Collin Anglin (6-1) vs. Will Frost (1-1) (Catchweight 150 lbs)

In the only catchweight fight of the evening, former LFA fighter Collin Anglin fought Will Frost. The record of Frost may be deceiving, as he also holds a 13-7 amateur MMA record. Frost came in with a good punch combination at the start. Anglin did similar, with the fighters going into a clinch for a moment after. Frost threw maybe 10 punches in a row to Anglin, who was retreating against the cage. Anglin landed a leg kick which tripped Frost a little. Anglin grabbed an ankle in the final minute, although Frost was able to slip out of the situation. As the round was in it’s final seconds, Anglin landed an uppercut which dropped Frost. Frost got hit with many more punches, although he survived until the round ended.

Anglin was much more dominant as the second round started. He was constantly moving forward with his strikes. Anglin came in with a right hook which dropped Frost and ended the fight. After a close first round, Collin Anglin didn’t leave it to the judges with the stoppage.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Anglin 10
Frost 9

Bout 5: Isaiah Gathings Jr. (3-0) vs. Antoine Blassingame (5-6) (Lightweight)

The co-main event of the evening saw undefeated Isaiah Gathings Jr. face Antoine Blassingame. Gathings was the much taller fighter between the two. Blassingame got a takedown in the first 30 seconds of the fight. Gathings tried for an armbar on the ground. He then tried for a triangle. Gathings switched between the armbar and triangle. He kept trying for submissions on the ground until the round ended.

Gathings tried for a heel hook from an imanari roll at the start of the second round. The roll got the fight to the ground, although Blassingame escaped the heel hook, taking top position on the ground after. Blassingame landed short-range elbows and punches from the top. While continuing the shots, Blassingame tried for a kimura. He went back to elbows, landing numerous shots in a row. After dozens upon dozens of unanswered shots, the referee finally stepped in to end it. Bringing his record up to an even 6-6, Antoine Blassingame bounced back after a tough first round.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Gathings 10
Blassingame 9

Bout 6: Marcus Maulding (8-10) vs. Josh Parisian (11-3) (Heavyweight)


The main event of the evening saw former-Dana White’s Contender Series fighter Josh Parisian fought Marcus Maulding. Both fighters went into this fight on winning streaks. Maulding got a slam takedown in the second minute of the fight. In top position, Maulding landed some punches. When they got up in a clinch, a pause came as Maulding was kneed in the groin. After a few minutes, they resumed, with Maulding charging forward with wailing punches. He got another takedown. Parisian ate punches while getting up. Maulding slipped it seems while throwing a flying knee, which cut Parisian open. Parisian threw punches on the ground until the referee. Getting the first-round stoppage win, Josh Parisian extended his winning streak to five in a row. After the fight, Parisian said “let’s get it” to the challenge Lawrence Bonds offered earlier in the show. Bonds came to the cage, and they did a faceoff before the show ended.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total

Jarred Brooks Gets First Win Since UFC Run, Submitting Victor Altamirano

One-time RIZIN and Pancrase fighter Jarred Brooks picked up a second-round rear naked choke win over Victor Altamirano on Wednesday in Southgate, Michigan, USA.

After a dominant first round, Brooks closed the show with a rear naked choke. The win was the co-main event of the WXC 83: Warrior Wednesday 8 card.

“Man this win means so much to me… This past year and a half I’ve had so much happen to me,” said Brooks after his victory.

The fight was a return to the flyweight division after Brooks’ last fight was a strawweight bout. That fight, which was his RIZIN debut against Haruo Ochi ended in a no-contest after an accidental headbutt 10 seconds in.

The loss was the first of Altamirano’s professional career, being undefeated in his pro run in LFA prior to this fight.

In the main event of the show, Eric Shelton defeated Jesse Bazzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28). Shelton’s win was his first since his departure from the UFC earlier this year.

This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighters wherever they go around the world.