Southside MMA trained Chris “Kewlbonez” Morris walked away with the
unanimous decision stoppage in the main event of Reign Fighting 1, stopping opponent Regan Neoh in the second round.
The event took place at the Mansfield Tavern in Queensland on Saturday night.
In a fast paced bout, Neoh chose to clinch early as both exchanged punches against the cage. Neoh was punished with two failed single leg takedown attempts that allowed Morris to secure the top position. Off his back, Neoh looked to utilise rubber guard however “Kewlbonez” was cautious and chose to step away rather than risk a limb. Late in the round, Morris secured a pair of strong takedowns. Neoh escaped the first one, however had to eat some punches while a guillotine attempt from Neoh was thwarted by the buzzer.
With Neoh pressing the action in the second stanza, Morris began to find his mark with punches off the back foot. A strong right sent Neoh to the canvas where Morris quickly followed him with further strikes to get the referee stoppage. The stoppage came 1:37 into the round for Morris who walked away with the Reign bantamweight title.
In the other professional fight on the night, Aaron Fisher stopped Jordan Wallace with strikes in the second round of their featherweight contest.
Fisher was the aggressor early, where he looked to utilise his reach however was rocked by a strong right from Wallace that nearly dropped him early. Fisher finished the round getting the better of the exchanges and secured a takedown where he finished the round with heavy ground-and-pound before looking for a leg lock.
Fisher got the double leg takedown early in the second round and this time with a heavy knee ride, landed a series of elbows before a transition allowed him to secure mount. There the heavy punches and elbows continued which forced the referee to halt the contest, 2:02 into the fight.
Integrated MMA trained Zachary Talbot won the four-man under 90 kilogram grappling competition, submitting former UFC fighter Dylan Andrews in the first-round. He backed that up with another submission in the final against Marcelo Kasahaia to take home the cup. Kasahaia had earlier submitted Darcy Vendy.
Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.