Rumble On The Ridge 29, held at the Snoqualmie Casino had what everyone wanted with great fights and spectacular finishes to compliment this event. With 7 pro fights and 4 amateur fights including an amateur title fight, this event was stacked with action packed fights that left the fans being the real winner of the night.
The main event didn’t take long for Cory Devela to get a finish on his opponent David Anderson in his Octagon return. Devela came out aggressive immediately in round 1 with a suplex takedown and kept the pressure going on top. Devela got to side mount position laying down some ground and pound keeping busy on top and letting his hands go. Devela then advanced to full mount position, delivering heavy blows leaving David Anderson having to scramble on the bottom. Anderson gave up his back, giving Cory Devela the opening for a choke and locked in a Short Choke at 2:12 of Round 1 making a successful return back into the octagon.
In the co-main event, it started off with a back and forth exchange between Nick Coughran and Albert Tadevosyan that looked like a finish was going to happen immediately. Tadevosyan then scored a takedown, which he made great use of keeping control from the top. Coughran tried to reverse but was put back on the bottom and got a cut opened up on his forehead from a combination of vicious elbows. Round 2, Albert landed heavy strikes using a fury of knees and punches, scored a takedown and utilized that position to keep him down. Landed heavy ground and pound strikes and after Coughran was unable to defend himself, it forced the referee to stop the fight at 3:56 of Round 2 via TKO.
Last Amateur bout of the night was a special lightweight title fight that was an anticipated bout between Johnson Nasona and Zach Zane. This bout had fireworks from the get go, with Zane coming out the aggressor in a speedy fashion. Nasona went for a takedown after losing the stand up exchange and gave Zane an opening for a Guillotine Choke. Zane capitalized on the guillotine choke and put Nasona out cold before he could even tap forcing the referee to step in, earning Zach Zane the Rumble On The Ridge Lightweight titlte belt.
****Rumble On The Ridge 29 Results****
Cory Devela def. David Anderson via Submission (Short Choke) of Round 1
Albert Tadevosyan def. Nick Coughran via TKO (strikes) of Round 2
Jorge Moreno def. Kina Penueta via TKO (cut) of Round 1
Pete Nicacio def. Alex Eastman via Submission (Keylock) of Round 1
Emanuell Russel def. Carlos Lozoya via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) of Round 1
Anthony Reyes def. James Martin via Unanimous decision ()
Chris Brady def. Joaquin Calderon via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Zach Zane def. Johnson Nasona via Technical submission (Guillotine Choke) of round 1, earning Zane the Rumble On The Ridge Lightweight Title
Caleb Padgett def. Joseph Magana via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) of Round 1
Shelby Miller def. Cassandra Moors via TKO (strikes) of Round 1
James Wandere def. Jaun Romero via majority decision (29-28, 28-28, 29-28)
– Written and reported by Peter Artman