In a heavyweight rematch for the CWFC Championship, history repeated itself as D.J. Linderman dethroned the reigning king Mike Hayes.
While Hayes showed better takedown defense than in their 2009 meeting, Linderman dictated the action through much of the fight. While “300” was able to put together some sustained offense in the final period, it proved to be futile as the judges rendered a unanimous decision for “Da Protege” (49-47, 49-46, and 48-47).
Conor McGregor put on a virtuoso performance en route to capturing the CWFC Featherweight Championship. “Notorious” absolutely pasted David Hill on the feet, stuffed several takedowns, and hustled the Brit on the ground. In the end, the Dubliner’s overwhelming offense proved to be too much Hill, who succumbed to rear-naked choke at 4:10 of the second period.
In what proved to be an instant classic in the women’s 125 lb tournament semifinal, Rosi Sexton took a unanimous 29-28 decision over Aisling Daly. Through three rounds, both women showed flashes of brilliance in the grappling department. While Sexton was able to scramble and escape “Bash’s” various submission attempts, the Dublin native was able to transition seamlessly from submission to submission in the scrambles. While it proved to be a contentious decision, it was certainly a scrap for the books.
- D.J. Linderman def. Mike Hayes via unanimous decision (49-47, 49-46, 48-47) in a CWFC Heavyweight Championship bout
- Conor McGregor def. Dave Hill via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2 – 4:10 in a CWFC Featherweight Championship bout
- Rosi Sexton def. Aisling Daly via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – women’s tournament semifinal bout
- Cathal Pendred def. David Bielkheden via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-28)
- Neil Seery def. Mark Platts via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:36
- Jack Mason def. Tommy Quinn via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28
- Paul Redmond def. Yuri Malko via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:05
- Brett Sizeland def. Victor Peixoto via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:32