Supremacy 5 pulled out all the stops to put on an excellent show with eleven MMA fights, two New Zealand Supremacy Cage Fighting title fights and two hot ring girls.
There were many highlights from this evening, but the three main ones for me were:
- Gareth “Fists of Fury” Ealey (Strikeforce Canterbury) capturing the NZ Middleweight title with an armbar over John “the Red Devil” Erskine(Academy of Combat) in just under a minute and a half of the first round. It looked like it was going to be repeat of last years blood match between the two, as Gareth started to spurt blood from a cut on the top of his head, but Gareth managed to finish the fight quickly.
- Andrew Dearsley (Five Rings Dojo -Gold Coast) putting on a grappling clinic in his win over recent King of the Door winner, Kaota Puna. Just as equally impressive as Dearsley’s transitions and submission attempts was Kaota’s skill and determination to escape from chokes and armbars that many lesser fighters would have tapped to. Dearsley is now the new Supremacy NZ Light Heavyweight Champion
- And my old team mate Johnny Parai (Contender Gym Sydney) defeating Ali Clarke (JR McGyver / Crolin Gracie) by a guillotine choke in the second round.
Full Results from Supremacy 5:
Lester Faapaiaga (Strikeforce Auck) beat Dan Tupara (FightShop NZ) by TKO Round 2
Hemi Burns (Strikeforce Cant) beat Justin Philips (Journey MMA) by TKO Round 2
Roman Hunt (Strikeforce Auck) beat Pumau Campbell (JR McGyver / Crolin Gracie NZ) by TKO Round 1
Forrest Goodwin (Strikeforce Cant) beat Ben Kelleher (Hibiscus MMA / ETK) by submission rear naked choke, Round 1
Siva Faalavaau (Strikeforce Auck) WON by unanimous decision Vs Hayden Watt (Shuriken MMA)
Ricky Campbell (Strikeforce Auck) beat Adam Calver (FightShop NZ) by submission rear naked choke, Round 2
Aaron Walton (Strikeforce Cant) beat Yakob Brown (JR McGyver/Crolin Gracie NZ)
by unanimous decision
Jaques Marsters (Strikeforce Auck) beat Adam Wellington (Shuriken MMA) by TKO Round 1
John Parai (Contender Gym Australia) beat Ali Clarke (JR McGyver / Crolin Gracie NZ) via 2nd round guillotine choke
MMA SUPREMACY NZ MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Gareth “Fists of Fury” Ealey (Strikeforce Cant) beat John “Red Devil” Erskine (Academy of Combat) by submission arm bar, Round 1
MMA SUPREMACY NZ LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Andrew Dearsley (5 Rings Dojo, Gold Coast, Australia) beat Kaota Puna (Cook Island’s MMA / NZ) by submission rear naked choke – Round 2
The Strikeforce team not only showed they are the top mma gym in New Zealand but that they also have a bunch of young fighters keen to step up and make their mark on the local MMA scene as well.