Brokenshire Passes Toughest Test yet; Gonzales Defeats Torgeson
Tacoma, WA (May 4, 2014) – On the most electrifying card in CageSport history, Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire (10-1) was successful in stepping up one weight class and defeating the previously undefeated Justin “Ruckus” Harrington (6-1) for the CageSport lightweight title. In the semi-main event, Alfonso Gonzales (6-0) defeated Jared Torgeson (10-10) via majority decision while becoming the number one contender to fight for the CageSport middleweight title currently held by AMC Pankration’s Brent Knopp (5-0).
Tickets for CageSport 30 were sold out for the 1800 seat Emerald Queen Casino showroom leaving the casino to release 100 standing room only tickets only hours before doors opened which were all grabbed instantly.
The main event lightweight title fight featuring featherweight champion, Drew Brokenshire, and lightweight champion, Justin Harrington, had been talked about as being a potential fight of the year candidate as both fighters have a legitimate argument that they’re ready for the next level. The fight crowd came in full force when Brokenshire and Harrington stepped into the cage. Everyone in attendance was on their feet with half chanting “Ruckus” while the other half showed their support for Brokenshire with loud “Drew” chants.
After a scrappy first round, Brokenshire took the fight to the ground in the second round and again displayed his superb ability to dominate in the wrestling game taking Harrington’s back and slipping in the rear naked choke forcing Harrington to tap at the 3:02 mark. Brokenshire defeated four time Oregon high school state wrestling champion, Talon Hofman in his previous fight at CageSport 29.
In the semi-main event, Tacoma’s Alfonso Gonzales kept his record flawless, defeating Jared Torgeson via split decision to become the number one contender to challenge Brent Knopp for the highly coveted CageSport middleweight title. In the second round of the entertaining three round bout, Gonzales excited the local fight crowd when he connected on a right hook to the chin of Torgeson that dropped him to the mat. While the majority of the crowd thought the fight was over, Torgeson persevered and stayed strong, making it to the final bell.
The undercard proved to be as exciting as advertised. Featuring the top professional MMA fighters in the Northwest, fans were treated to seven entertaining undercard fights that had fans buzzing all night.
Katie Howard def. Reagan Benedetti 2nd Round – 4:14 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Tyson Cunningham def. Eric Ramsey 1st Round – 4:17 TKO (Punches)
Emanuel Russell def. Riley Buzzard 1st Round – 2:41 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Paul Deveglio def. Aaron Martin
Woo Johnson def. Ricky Satterwhite UD (29-28)(29-28)(29-28)
Corey Watson def. Trent Tyler 2nd Round – 0:28 Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Zach Conn def. Raven Guice 1st Round – 3:41 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
CageSport MMA returns to the Emerald Queen Casino on Saturday, July 19th. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the Emerald Queen Casino box office and online through Ticketmaster. For more information about CageSport 30 and all other Halquist Production events please visitwww.halquistproductions.com (currently under construction) and the official Facebook and Twitter pages of CageSport MMA and Battle at the Boat.
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Halquist Productions’ CageSport MMA continues to be the longest running and leading all professional MMA promotion in the Northwest. The promotion has drawn fighters from all over the region such as: Miesha Tate, Bryan Caraway, Sam Sicilia, Trevor Smith, and Michael Chiesa, who have all fought on former CageSport cards and going on to become UFC superstars. CageSport has become a top MMA promotion in the country for northwest fighters to gain experience and exposure as they continue to dedicate their lives in hoping to one day sign with the UFC.
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