Local fighters win big at MMA Meltdown in Grande Prairie

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It was a successful night for local fighters Saturday at the Xcessive Force Fighting Championship Meltdown.

Both Conrad “The Aftershock” Krzysztan and Spencer “The Jedi” Jebb won their fights in commanding fashion.

Krzysztan’s opponent Jemark Brady came out flying, but he says he knew he’d tire him out and go the distance.

“In the second round I knew I had him gassed and in the third round I wanted to get him down like that again. I almost sunk in three rear naked chokes; they were close, but he weaseled his way out.”

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Krzysztan improved his record to three and two in the featherweight division with a unanimous decision by the judges.

Spencer Jebb won his fifth fight in a row with a triangle choke just 1:47 into the first round.

It was his third victory at the Entrec Centre, where he says the hometown crowd makes a big difference.

“Sometimes you kind of try to ignore it, but they sure fire you up, and they put you into that good mindset. Going a little away from where I’m not known to get a submission, especially in the first round, is kind of neat, but it’s always good to hear the crowd erupting like that.”

Grande Prairie’s 2013 Athlete of the Year hopes his exciting performance will have earned him an Xcessive Force Fighting Championship welterweight title shot.

The next event at the Entrec Centre is scheduled for October.

“Any time you can get to fight for a title, you’ve got to jump on that. I think I’m ready, and it’d be an honour to fight Jarod for the title.”

Jarod “The Milkman” Milko failed to defend his title in Grande Prairie, as Matt McGrath beat him in a unanimous decision.

However, as Milko weighed in four pounds too heavy, the fight wasn’t technically for the title.

William Carriere of Grande Prairie was also set to fight, but his opponent Cyril Glover pulled out at the last minute due to a blood clot under his arm.

One of the co-main events was also cancelled as Eric Wilson was mugged in Edmonton last week and was too injured to fight.

 

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