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Alaska FC Flyweight Title Tournament Finals
Hunter Hickman def. Shane Hall by submission via rear naked choke (3:01, R2) to win the title
Nate Grinnell def. Jose Constanzo by TKO via strikes (4:53, R2)
Nick Harrington def. Ernesto Zarate by submission via rear naked choke (1:05, R2)
Jonathan Kunneman def. Deven Paulsen by TKO via injury (2:24, R2)
Chris Trefon def. Nelson Matias by TKO via strikes (2:18, R1)
Alaska FC Flyweight Title Tournament Finals
Shane Hall vs. Hunter Hickman
Round One: The round begins with Hall and Hickman exchanging some leg kicks, Hall nails Hickman with a kick to the midsection. The fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall, Hall nails Hickman with a knee strike as they separate. Hickman comes forward and he attacks Hall with a combination, Hall grabs a swinging Hickman and he gets him up against the cage wall. Hall nails Hickman with some knee strikes to the midsection, Hall mixes in some elbow strikes in his clinch attack against Hickman. Hickman lands a few shots of his own on Hall before they separate, Hickman goes back to attacking Hall with some leg kicks. Hall responds by cracking Hickman with a two punch combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hall
Round Two: The round begins with Hickman cracking Hall with a right, Hall goes back to landing leg kicks against Hickman. Hall uses the jab ro keep Hickman at a distance, Hickman drops Hall with a left and he gets Hall against the cage wall when he gets up. Hickman scores a takedown on Hall and Hall gets right back up, the fighters exchange some strikes before separating. Hall starts cracking Hickman with some multiple punch combinations, Hickman pops Hall with a left hook before scoring another takedown. Hickman gets back control on Hall a short time later, Hall gets up and Hickman stays on his back while applying a rear naked choke to force a tap out.
Official Result: Hunter Hickman def. Shane Hall by submission via rear naked choke (3:01, R2) to win the title
Nate Grinnell vs Jose Constanzo
Round One: The round begins with Constanzo exchanging leg kicks with Grinnell, Constanzo pops Grinnell with a kick to the midsection. Constanzo and Grinnell get into a few wild striking exchanges, Grinnell backs up Constanzo by landing a multiple punch combo, Constanzo fires back and he lands a few shots of his own. Grinnell continuously cracks Constanzo with some overhand rights, Grinnell stuns Constanzo by landing a head kick. Grinnell follows up by rocking Constanzo by landing multiple rights and a few kicks, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Grinnell takes a few breaths before landing another head kick on Constanzo, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Grinnell
Round Two: The round begins with Constanzo kicking Grinnell in the midsection, Grinnell backs up Constanzo while a striking exchange breaks out. Constanzo goes for a takedown and Grinnell defends while getting him in a seated position, Grinnell immediately attacks a downed Constanzo with a ton of strikes. Grinnell then gains the full mount on Constanzo while landing more strikes, Grinnell attacks Constanzo with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Nate Grinnell def. Jose Constanzo by TKO via strikes (4:53, R2)
Ernesto Zarate vs Nick Harrington
Round One: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Zarate starts landing leg kicks and body kicks on Harrington. Harrington briefly trips up a kicking Zarate, Zarate stuns Harrington after landing a pair of short right hooks. The fighters briefly clinch and they exchange a few strikes, Zarate keeps Harrington near the cage wall while attacking him with a variety of kicks. Harrington starts hunting for the takedowns and Zarate defends while landing more strikes, Zarate pelts Harrington with a pair of uppercuts. Zarate keeps Harrington near the cage wall while swinging away at him, Harrington scores a takedown and Zarate quickly gets back up. Harrington backs up Zarate while landing a few combinations, Harrington eats a bunch of rights before scoring another takedown on Zarate. Zarate looks for a sweep and Harrington maintains top control, Zarate sweeps Harrington and he quickly applies a d’arce choke and Harrington survives, Zarate gets up and he swings away at Harrington as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zarate
Round Two: The round begins with Zarate popping Harrington with a few rights, Zarate also nails Harrington with a multitude of body kicks. Zarate keeps Harrington against the cage wall while landing a ton of unanswered strikes, Zarate slips while throwing kicks and Harrington gets his back on the ground. Harrington catches Zarate in a rear naked choke to force a tap out.
Official Result: Nick Harrington def. Ernesto Zarate by submission via rear naked choke (1:05, R2)
Jonathan Kunneman vs. Deven Paulsen
Round One: The round begins with Kunneman attacking Paulsen with some high kicks and leg kicks, Kunneman cracks Paulsen with a head kick followed by a combination. Paulsen barely lands a jump knee strike on a swinging Kunneman, Kunneman backs Paulsen into the cage wall while landing some rights. Kunneman scores a takedown on Paulsen and he gets side control, Kunneman transitions to the full mount and Paulsen scrambles to his feet. Paulsen pops Kunneman with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Kunneman scores another takedown on Paulsen and he quickly gains back control. Kunneman attacks Paulsen with ground and pound, Kunneman advances to the full mount against Paulsen. Kunneman lands a lot of ground and pound on Paulsen, Kunneman regains back control on Paulsen and he gets him in a rear naked choke as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kunneman
Round Two: The round begins with Kunneman scoring a takedown on a leaping Paulsen, Kunneman advances to the full mount against Paulsen. Kunneman attacks Paulsen with some ground and pound, Paulsen suffers an injury while Kunneman had him in the full mount and the referee waves off the fight.
Official Result: Jonathan Kunneman def. Deven Paulsen by TKO via injury (2:24, R2)
Chris Trefon vs Nelson Matias
Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading a few jabs, Trefon drops Matias with a right hook and Matias gets back up. Matias scores a takedown on a kicking Trefon and he gets the full guard, Matias attacks Trefon with some ground and pound. Trefon rolls for an arm bar and Matias escapes, Trefon quickly gains the full mount on Matias while landing a few strikes. Trefon lands a ton of unanswered strikes on Matias and the referee eventually jumps in.
Official Result: Chris Trefon def. Nelson Matias by TKO via strikes (2:18, R1)