Monday, March 31, 2008

Jameel Massouh Victorious in HCF Debut in Quebec over Myles Merola

Jameel Massouh of Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy was victorious in his Hardcore Championship Fighting debut Saturday night in Quebec, Canada. According to Sherdog, Massouh won a unanimous decision victory over Myles Merola of British Columbia, Canada. The card was headlined by former UFC veteran David “The Crow” Loiseau and was called the “Crow’s Nest. Loiseau pulled out a unanimous decision victory as well.

Here is a recap of the Massouh-Merola fight according to Sherdog:

For much of their three-round bout, Myles Merola and Jameel Massouh traded punches, kicks and takedowns almost equally. In the third round, though, Massouh achieved rear mount and tried feverishly to secure a rear-naked choke. Credit Merola for surviving the final two minutes of the fight with Massouh on his back with a tight body triangle locked up. Massouh took the unanimous decision, 29-27 on all three scorecards.

It was reported last week that HCF has been purchased by another organization. The other organization has not yet been named however it is believed they the new organization is believed to have a television connections in both North America as well as Europe. HCF’s next show in May will be headlined by former UFC veteran Renato Sobral.

Here are the results according to MMA Junkie:

Hardcore Championship Fighting: Crows Nest
Robert Guertin Arena
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

David Loiseau def. Todd Gouwenberg via unanimous decision
Sarah Kaufman def. Molly Helsel via TKO -- Round 2, 2:44
Hector Ramirez def. Rob MacDonald via unanimous decision
Nabil Khatib def. Gideon Ray via unanimous decision
Brent Beauparlant def. Amir Rahnavardi via unanimous decision
Dan Hornbuckle def. Andrew Buckland via submission (armbar) -- Round 1, 3:34
Bill Boland def. Michal Hamrsmid via TKO -- Round 2, 2:59
Jameel Massouh def. Myles Merola via unanimous decision
Rodrigo Ruas def. Marcus Vinicios via submission (arm-triangle choke) -- Round 3, 0:52
Antonio Schembri def. Daniel Grandmaison via submission (armbar) -- Round 1, 2:37

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