SBG Idaho Sweeps at FSF 20!!!

SBG Idaho MMA athletes turned in a night to remember at Front Street Fights 20: Frost vs Saunders, going 5-0 at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise, Idaho on Friday, October 4! All five athletes turned in dominant performances, with Briley Street, Matt Cantwell, and Kyle Frost picking up submission victories, while Darrell Flores and Ben Hollier earned a TKO and lopsided unanimous decision, respectively. Breakdown of the night’s action as follows-

Photo Credit: Lisa Jordan

Briley Streeter (3-0 MMA, 2-0 FSF) ran his record to 3-0 when he locked horns with Tryston Hutchinson (2-1 MMA, 1-1 FSF) in a bantamweight matchup between two young prospects. Streeter begins the fight moving well from the outside, using long punches and kicks to keep the shorter Hutchinson at bay. Hutchinson manages to catch a Streeter kick, but is met with several hard right hands to the face from Streeter while hanging on to the single leg, before hustling Streeter to the ground. Streeter quickly closes his guard and begins climbing his legs to control posture. Hutchinson backs away and the fight returns to standing. A knee from Streeter is countered with another Hutchinson takedown. Streeter again regains guard and moves to a leglock, forcing Hutchinson to once more retreat back to his feet. A Hutchinson takedown attempt is denied by Streeter and the two spent the remaining seconds of the round clinched against the cage. Round two sees Streeter deny a low single leg attempt by Hutchinson who quickly re-attacks with a double leg after absorbing a right hand from Streeter that bloodies his nose. Hutchinson secures the hips and slams Streeter to the ground, but again finds himself inside his opponent’s closed guard. Streeter begins to isolate Hutchinson’s left arm before transitioning to a tight triangle choke. Hutchinson fights the hold, but is ultimately forced to submit! Fantastic performance by Streeter who has won all three of his fights via submission!

Front Street Fights 20, October 4, 2019, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Briley Streeter (SBG Idaho) winner over Tryston Hutchinson via submission (triangle choke), Round 2 (00:38)

 

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Up next was one of the newer members of SBG Idaho, Matt Cantwell (3-0 MMA, 1-0 FSF), who also remained undefeated with a first round submission victory over Tanner Chapman (5-5 MMA, 0-2 FSF) in a lightweight tilt. The shorter Cantwell closes the distance quickly on Chapman, who lands a short right hand that opens a cut above Cantwell’s left eye. Pinning Chapman to the cage, Cantwell manages to secured a double leg on Chapman, who quickly closes his guard as they landed. Cantwell sets about attempting to pass, but loses control of Chapman’s hips and finds himself in a deep triangle choke. Things look bleak, but Cantwell remains calm, stepping his free leg over the head of Chapman to gain the necessary leverage to break the hold and secure side control. Cantwell methodically moves to mount and begins landing strong punches that force Chapman to turn away and give up his back. Cantwell works briefly to slide the arm under the chin and  secure the submission with six seconds remaining in the round! 

Front Street Fights 20, October 4, 2019, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Matt Cantwell (SBG Idaho) winner over Tanner Chapman via submission (rear naked choke), Round 1 (2:54)

 

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The first professional match of the evening saw Ben Hollier (3-0 MMA, 1-0 FSF) step in on a week’s notice to cruise to a unanimous decision over Doug Collins (0-1 MMA, 0-1 FSF) in a featherweight scrap. All three rounds were virtually identical, with Hollier utilizing an active kicking game to draw Collins’ guard up and disguise quick level changes that he was able to convert to easy takedowns. From there it was all Hollier, who was able to posture in guard, pass to half guard, side control, and mount, dishing out punishment with fists and elbows all the way through. Collins demonstrated impressive defense and toughness however, as he managed to survive and improve his position each time Hollier began to close in on a finish. Final scored were 30-26. 20-26, and 30-25 for Hollier who also moved up in weight for the contest.

Front Street Fights 20, October 4, 2019, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Ben Hollier (SBG Idaho) winner over Doug Collins via unanimous decision (30-36, 30-26, 30-25)

 

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In the evening’s co-main event, SBG Idaho lightweight Darrell Flores (7-5 MMA, 1-1 FSF) put an emphatic end to his rivalry with Kerry Lattimer (14-23 MMA, 0-3 FSF) with a brutal first round TKO. Flores starts the bout light on his toes, avoiding Lattimer’s early punches with deft head movement. A lead left hook and a strong low kick land for Flores, and again shortly after. Flores counters a low kick attempt from Lattimer by sweeping his leg and dropping him to the ground. Lattimer stands quickly, clinching with Flores. Flores attempts to throw, but Lattimer reacts well, dropping his hips low, and catching Flores on his own back. As Flores turns to his belly and stands, Lattimer quickly takes the back with both hooks. Flores remains calm, however, and walks to his own corner. Lattimer attacks the rear naked choke but gets too high and falls off. Flores quickly passes to side control, then mount, and the route is on. Alternating between mount and back control, Flores lets his fists and elbows fly, while attacking the neck when the opportunity arises. With 28 seconds remaining, and Lattimer pinned on his belly, absorbing some brutal ground and pound, referee Nate Decker is forced to stop the fight! The victory marks a triumphant return to the cage for Flores after a four year hiatus.

Front Street Fights 20, October 4, 2019, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Darrell Flores (SBG Idaho) winner over Kerry Lattimer via TKO (ref stoppage due to strikes), Round 1 (4:32)

 

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In the evening’s main event, SBG Idaho undefeated welterweight Kyle Frost (4-0 MMA, 3-0 FSF) made short work of Montana’s Gage Saunders (5-2 MMA, 0-1 FSF) with a first round submission. Frost counters an early knee attempt from Saunders with a quick takedown. Saunders closes his guard and attacks with elbows from his back. Frost wisely postures and begins landing hard strikes from the standing to ground position. Saunders uses an attempted leglock to scramble to his knees, but Frost quickly spins behind and secures back control. Frost remains patient, using short punches and excellent wrist control to work his left arm under the chin of Saunders. Once there, Frost rolls Saunders to his side and applies hip pressure to draw the tap. In his post fight interview, Frost calls for a future welterweight title shot!

Front Street Fights 20, October 4, 2019, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, ID

Kyle Frost (SBG Idaho) winner over Gage Saunders via submission (rear naked choke), Round 1 (2:45)

Hollier Picks Up Armbar Finish at MTF 12!!!

SBG Idaho MMA athlete, Ben Hollier, picked up the second professional victory of his young career last month at Mountain Force MMA 12 at the Eccles Ice Arena in Logan, Utah. Hollier (2-0 MMA, 2-0 MTF) was victorious via second round armbar over Zachariah Thorne (0-1 MMA, 0-1 MTF).

Hollier established control of the center of the cage and closed distance quickly behind his punches, dropping levels and securing a double leg against the cage. Thorne utilized an aggressive closed guard to lock in an armbar, forcing Hollier to lift and slam his way free. More jockeying for position from both men led to another armbar attempt for Thorne and another slam escape for Hollier. The ensuing scramble saw both men in a leg entanglement, with Hollier pinned on bottom as the round expired.

Round 2 saw Hollier use his right high kick on the southpaw Thorne to disguise another level change and quick double against the cage. This time Hollier managed to pass guard while finishing his takedown. Thorne did well to recompose his closed guard but Hollier began doing a much better job of controlling the hips and posturing for brutal punches and elbows from top. Thorne was forced to open his guard to avoid damage, allowing Hollier to pass to side control then north-south. As Thorne attempted to roll away to his belly, Hollier was able to secure the arm and step over into a beautiful armbar. Thorne made several attempts to free himself, but was ultimately forced to submit. Congrats Ben on another dominant victory!

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LFA 75 Main Event Video

If you missed Andrew Cruz’s dominant main event victory last month, here it is for your viewing pleasure!

LFA 75: Neal vs Cruz, September 6, 2019, Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT

Andrew Cruz (SBG Idaho) winner over Jon Neal via submission (rear naked choke), Round 2 (4:28)

SBG Idaho Victorious at LFA 75!!!

Last month, SBG Idaho professional MMA athletes, Stephanie Hernandez and Andrew Cruz, picked up the biggest wins of their young careers at LFA 75 in Salt Lake City, Utah! Hernandez (1-1 MMA, 1-0 LFA) picked up a split decision victory over Chrisoula Koukouvetakis (0-1 MMA, 0-1 LFA) to open the night’s action, while teammate Andrew Cruz (7-3, MMA, 0-1 LFA) closed the show with a dominant 2nd round submission over Jon Neal (11-2, 0-2 LFA) in the main event.

The bout between the two atomweights, Hernandez and Koukouvetakis, was a close, technical affair. The taller Koukouvetakis spent the majority of the fight on the outside, using her kicks and footwork to keep the shorter Hernandez away. The first round likely went to Koukouvetakis as Hernandez struggled to find her range and was forced to defend many strong kicks to the head and body. Round 2 saw Hernandez begin to cut the cage off more effectively, allowing her to land two huge right hands that briefly wobbled Koukouvetakis. Hernandez also began using the clinch and landing strikes to the body and legs to slow Koukouvetakis down. The final round was more of the same as Hernandez began to take over the fight with her consistent work rate and pressure. The judge’s final scores were 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28 for Hernandez who picked up her first professional win!

The main event was, as AXS TV analyst and UFC Hall-of-famer Pat Militech described, “one way traffic”. Current FSF featherweight champion Andrew Cruz ran roughshod over once beaten Jon Neal, dominating from bell to bell. The shorter Cruz immediately took center cage against the rangy southpaw, Neal. Wide strikes by Neal allowed Cruz to secure a quick body lock takedown. Neal managed to stand quickly and break the grip of Cruz, who cracked him with a hard right hand on the break. Another quick takedown for Cruz and the route was on. Neal spend the remainder of the round on his knees or pinned against the cage eating hard punches and defending choke attempts from Cruz. Neal managed to gain a quick reversal when Cruz got too high on an attempted back take, but was unable to corral his relentless opponent, and was immediately forced back on defense as Cruz scrambled out of danger. It was a testament to Neal’s toughness that he managed to see the round 1 bell. Round 2 saw Cruz pick up right where he left off. Another quick body lock takedown led to more close-range bludgeoning before Cruz finally managed to secure the fight ending rear-naked choke with 30 second remaining in the round! After the fight Cruz called for a shot at the vacant LFA featherweight title!

Congrats to both Stephanie and Andrew on their fantastic performances, and special thanks to all the training partners and coaches that helped prime them for battle! If you are looking to compete, or maybe you’re looking to get into the best shape of your life with a Tribe that supports you 110%, click the “Wanna Train” link at the top of our page to set up your Gym Tour and FREE introductory lesson with one of our world-class coaches this upcoming week! See you soon!!!

Akers to Main Event Steelfist Fight Night!!!

Rowdy Akers (5-6 MMA, 5-3 SFFN) is set to return to the cage Saturday, October 19 as the main event of Steelfist Fight Night: Fightmares, from the Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Akers will be taking of Gregg “The Stormin’ Mormon” McFarland (6-8 MMA, 2-5 SFFN). Rowdy was last set to compete at WFC 105 when a series of unfortunate events led to the withdrawal of two scheduled opponents. We are incredibly excited Rowdy finally gets the opportunity to showcase his improvements since joining SBG Idaho earlier this year!

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Women’s Fitness Class Changes Beginning Oct 14

Coach Jessica

We are pleased to announce some exciting changes to our Suples Strength & Conditioning program, beginning next Monday, October 14th. Based on feedback from our members, we will be moving Coach Holly’s Monday/Wednesday 4:30pm Ladies Only training to Tuesday/Tuesday at 5:45am with Coach Jessica Segali. SBG Idaho has long been the #1 spot for world class martial arts training in the Treasure Valley and with our ever-growing  and developing strength and conditioning classes, it firmly cements itself as the top place to meet your personal fitness goals!

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