Sandoe Wins Title as Fighters Battle Inside the Cage at the Fairgrounds

Fighters battle inside the MMA Cage during Arena Wars at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.March 24, 2018 (Brian Gailey)

Fighters battle inside the MMA Cage during Arena Wars at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.March 24, 2018 (Brian Gailey)

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The Klamath County Fairgrounds came alive as Arena Wars - Battlefield rolled into town. The evening was filled with a large spirited crowd and competitors that came to fight. The matches were quick but competitors came to do battle. 

Rogue Promotions event director, Matt Phillips, organized the Oregon State Athletic Commission sanctioned event, Arena Wars at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. 

Howard and Wright battle in the cage during Arena Wars held at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. March 24, 2018 (Brian Gailey)

The co-main event featured a battle between two tough as nails women, Pony Howard vs Charlie Wright. Both women fought hard but Wright was able to keep her aggression on Howard throughout the battle. Wright landed a series of heavy right hand blows to the head of Howard. Causing the referee to call the match with a TKO victory to Wright.

Sandoe wraps up Jackson as Jackson climbs the wall. Arena Wars, Klamath County Fairgrounds. March 24, 2018 (Brian Gailey)

The main event of the night had the vacant 170lb State Title on the line between Johnny Jackson and Mike Sandoe. Both men came out aggressive out of the gate landing equal blows. Ultimately, the fight landed on the mat with both competitors wrestling and grappling on each other. Sandoe wrapped Jackson up with a Rear Naked Choke combined with his legs cinched around Jackson's torso. Jackson used his free legs to climb the cage wall in an attempt to roll Sandoe but to no avail. Moments later Jackson tapped to Sandoe's RNC hold. 

Sandoe became the new champ of the 170lb State Title.

A week ago 16 fights were on the card, however due to life and circumstances only nine fights were listed when the show started. Unfortunately, the heated and vocal crowd was only able to watch eight fights. As fighter Sean Talmadge was unable to compete due his inability to complete a UA before the fight. In that match competitor Gene Cairo was declared victor by DQ.

Full results from the card are below. 

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Arena Wars, Battlefield - Fight Card & results

Guillermo Sereno vs Max Ramierez
Winner Sereno - 1:27 Round 1, by verbal tap out

Justin Howard vs Cameron Hensley
Winner Hensley - 2:15 Round 1, by tap out (Armbar)

JJ Graves vs Tass Croy
Winner Graves - 1:47 Round 2, by tap out (Rear Naked Choke)

Wes loy vs Kc Croy
Winner, Loy - 1:19 Round 1, tap out (Armbar)

Gene Cario vs Sean Talmadge
Winner Cario - by DQ

Ben Buhler vs Jeremy Roberts
Winner, Roberts - 1:36 Round 1, by tap out (Armbar)

Pony Howard vs Charlie Wright
Winner, Wright - 1:27 Round 1, TKO

Johnny Jackson vs Mike Sandoe (170lb State Title)
Winner and new 170lb State Champ, Sandoe - 2:52 Round 1, by tap out (Rear Naked Choke)

Brian Costa vs Richard Carranza (EBI Grappling Match)
Winner Carranza - by guillotine 


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