On Saturday, Jan. 23. World Class Fight League held its 14th event in Tampa, Fla., in front of a sold-out crowd. It was the promotion’s second pay-per-view card.

There were four titles and one interim belt on the line among the 18 total amateur fights. The main event featured Ronnie Tisdal challenging Blake Smith for the 155-pound belt. Tisdal was game but Smith was too fast and too technical. Smith retained the belt with a third-round TKO.

The interim title bout was at 145 pounds and featured Joe Froehner vs. Mike Rivera. It was a very close fight that went to the judges. Froehner got his hand raised by way of split decision.

The 170-pound title was successfully and decisively defended by Charlie Russo when he knocked David Craft out in only eight seconds. It’s worth noting that Craft took the fight on two days’ notice.

The 125-pound championship was on the line when Max Quinones defended his belt against Luis Gonzalez. The fight went all three rounds and Quinones was declared the winner by unanimous decision.

Sarah Kleczka successfully defended the 135-pound women’s belt against Katherine Grasshopper. Kleczka was able to take Grasshopper’s arm in the second round at 1:28.

Blake Smith def. Ronnie Tisdal by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:02 – for lightweight title
Joe Froehner def. Mike Rivera by split decision – for featherweight title
Charlie Russo def. David Craft by knockout (strikes). Round 1, 0:08 – for welterweight title
Max Quinones def. Luis Gonzalez by unanimous decision – for flyweight title
Patrick Webley def. Luke Dickerson by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:49
Sarah Kleczka def. Katherine Grasshopper by submission (armbar). Round 2, 1:28 – for women’s bantamweight title
Tye Brett def. Delano Felipe by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:46
Nadeia Thiel def. Jenny Moyer by TKO (strikes).  Round 1, 1:53
Eric Grajaies def. Manny Rodriguez by submission (north-south choke). Round 2, 2:07
Ricardo Casmilas def. Juan Rodriguez by unanimous decision
Eddy Aguilar def. Theo Anderson by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 0:48
Sean Williams def. John Parrish by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 1:06
Gregg Ellis def. Luther Derricks by unanimous decision
Gabe Alafa def. John Forbes by submission (armbar). Round 2, 1:50
Tyger Bracewell def. Josh Revoy by unanimous decision
Andres Jurado def. Marcel Antkiewicz by submission (kimura). Round 2, 0:57
Nahbi Comrie def. Will Bronco by unanimous decision
Troy Green def. Augustine Rodriguez by unanimous decision

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Amber currently resides in Tampa, Fla., a hotbed of MMA. She was introduced to the sport Memorial Day weekend in 2006 and quickly became addicted. Amber loves the fact that the biggest and strongest don’t always win, the respect the competitors show, and that women are finally getting their shot. She also writes a blog for Fight It Out gear, and her work can also be found at wsn247.com. When not watching MMA, Amber can be found at the beach playing volleyball, in the gym learning from Tampa’s only female BJJ black belt, cheering on her eight-year-old daughter in taekwondo, or at her day job. She has a girlfriend, daughter, too many dogs and a cat who lives in the attic.

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