Stepping up on a week’s notice following a four year layoff, Jesse Armstrong picked up a unanimous decision win at the inaugural Domination MMA event.
Although it was somewhat bittersweet, given that it came at his Luistro Combat Academy teammate Dishon Ravindran’s expense. The pair had agreed to don their gloves and save the main event after Kickass MMA’s Jed Bolton sustained an injury last week. It was a close contest; closer than the 30-27 unanimous scorecards would imply. While Ravindran seemed to land the more significant strikes, overall Armstrong managed a higher output and merited the victory with a strong finish.
James Polodna returned from an almost seven-year hiatus to defeat Emmanuel Ritti in the co-main event. As could be expected from his tenure at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Canada, “Thunder” demonstrated a high-level ground game which Ritti just did not have the answers for. Polodna’s relentless efforts finally paid off with a finish in the third round by kimura.
Domination MMA 1, promoted by those behind Domination Muay Thai, was held at Serbian Community Centre in Perth, Western Australia, this Saturday, September 18.
- Jesse Armstrong def. Dishon Ravindran via Decision (Unanimous)
- James Polodna def. Emmanuel Ritti via Submission (Kimura), Rd 3, 2:27
Luka Calic def. Mason Baines via Decision (Unanimous)
Kees Voerhuis def. Stephen Cummings via Decision (Split)
Moses Deng def. Terrance Clayton via TKO (Punches), Rd 2, 1:59
Ashby Tink def. Israel Kaipo via Decision (Unanimous)
Owen Tincombe def. Daniel O’Hurley via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 3, 1:37
Cory McKinnon def. Michael Kelly via Decision (Unanimous)