Ohio Fighting Championship: OFC 17 Recap
The Ohio Fighting Championship made its way to the Marriott Courtyard hotel in Columbus Ohio for OFC 17 this past weekend. The all amateur fight card did not disappoint with only three fights going the distance and a total of eight fights ending in the first round. The night was capped off with a three round main event war between Connor Hina and Tyler Bostick for the light heavyweight title. It definitely seemed like the fans were the real winners after witnessing fights like the ones at OFC 17.
170 lbs: Josh Jenkins def David Hicks via TKO at 1:56 of rd 1
155 lbs: George Scanlon def John Houser via KO at :13 of rd 1
155 lbs: Alex Baker def Jon Gee via guillotine at 1:49 of rd 1
265lbs: Chris Settles def Bo Santiago via UD (30-27 X3)
185 lbs: Mike Mason def Rockey Clark via darce choke at :57 of rd 1
205 lbs: Mikey Furnier def Sok Moun via KO at 2:04 of rd 1
170 lbs: Tyler Acheson def Kody Kidd via guillotine at 1:48 of rd 1
170 lbs: Anthony Santiago def Tavon Hudson via guillotine at 1:08 of rd 1
Steve Allen vs. Ben Peer
These middleweights definitely came to scrap. The first round consisted of a big takedown by Peer, followed by a mad scramble on the ground. At one point Allen had a nice guillotine sunk in but Peer was able to escape. Although the first round was mostly all Peer, Allen finished it in top position. The second round started the same way the first round did. Peer earned another nice takedown and proceeded to take Allen’s back. Peer won via rear naked choke at 1:57 of round two.
Beau Spring vs. Nathan Witkin
The first of two featherweight fights was an exciting one. Witkin dominated the first round, utilizing dirty boxing and earning a late takedown. The second round turned in Spring’s favor. Spring pulled off a nice judo throw to earn top position, which he held for a moment until Witkin reversed it at the end of the round. Witkin came out firing on all cylinders in the third round. He landed an early takedown and kept the position delivering some nasty ground and pound. Witkin earned a unanimous decision victory (29-28 X3) to remain undefeated at 4-0.
Joe Rine vs. Tal Lytle
The second featherweight fight didn’t last so long. Lytle was landing some nice, heavy shots early on but seemed to slip after one exchange. Rine took full advantage of this mistake and locked up a rear naked choke at just 1:06 of round one.
Connor Hina vs. Tyler Bostick
The main event featured two light heavyweights fighting for the title. It was clear early on that the OFC definitely chose the right fight to be their main event. Bostick dominated the first round throwing nasty body shots and getting a takedown. The second round was a continuation of the first but a little more even. Hina earned a takedown of his own only to find himself locked inside a triangle choke. After a brief stand up, Bostick answered with a takedown which he held until the end of the round. In the final round Bostick made sure there was no doubt in the judge’s minds that he won. He earned yet another takedown and held Hina down for the entire round, taking his back and mounting him. Bostick won the light heavyweight title via unanimous decision (30-27 X3).