Thursday, August 19, 2010

A hat-trick of victories for Legacy Gym at Martial Combat 7 and 8

Nick 'Hooligan' Mellor scored an impressive victory over Canadian Victor Wang at last night's Martial Combat 7 event, in Singapore. Nick started the fight strongly, landing some good strikes, before taking his opponent to the ground. Wang was active off his back, but Nick managed to pass his guard before both fighters returned to their feet. Nick finished the round in a dominant position, looking for a rear naked choke. The second round followed a similar pattern, with Nick taking Wang to the ground once again. He escaped a tight submission attempt by Wang, before mounting him and forcing the referee to stop the fight with some savage ground and pound.

The Legacy boys have obviously been working hard on their ground and pound skills, as Vaughn 'Blud' Anderson also secured a victory by ground and pound TKO in the second round of his first Martial Combat event. His fight against Korean 'Hellboy' Hyoung Woo Kim was a more one-sided affair. Vaughn's striking power and wealth of experience on the ground easily won him the first round. In the second round, he looked determined to end the bout. He stepped up the pace of his strikes and finished his opponent on the ground, in brutal fashion.

Ole 'Iron Fist' Laursen completed the hat-trick of victories for Legacy Gym, winning a close-fought decision over American Nicolas Leconte. We have no other details about this fight as it just finished a few minutes ago.

 On a final note, Alex Niu, who trained at Legacy recently, suffered a defeat at the hands of rising star and muay thai world champion Vuisile Colossa. Alex fought hard and secured a couple of takedowns, but was overpowered by his opponent's superior striking in the second round.

Photos courtesy of Brett L via his iPhone. More pictures, links to videos and other details of the fights will be posted as soon as they become available.

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