The Fight Report: Championship Fighting Alliance 11

| May 21, 2013 | 3:32 pm | 1 Reply

Championship Fighting AllianceA small fight organization trying to make some waves, Championship Fighting Alliance has parlayed a national news story into a chance to appear on AXS TV.  While the co-main event with Fallon Fox is what everyone is talking about, there’s actually some substantial quality fights on the card that should more than exceed expectations.

Let’s get into the meat and potatoes below and see how these bouts pan out.

Fallon Fox vs. Allanna Jones:  While not the true main event, this is the fight that’s drawn all the attention to CFA, having signed the MMA sensation and first transsexual MMA fighter in Fallon Fox.  There’s a lot to this story, but suffice to say that the very idea that Fox is fighting as a woman is both contrary to any concept of sportsmanship and 100% against fighter safety.  While Fox may have been cosmetically and chemically modified to become a female, she still brings with her a full-grown male’s skeletal structure, tendon strength, and the ability to cut significantly more weight than a female can.

The proof is in the pudding, as any fights involving Fox play out much like any male on female hard sparring sessions you’ll see in a gym.  Fox uses her male strength to her advantage, hitting takedowns at will, effortlessly muscling through positions and snatching submissions with ease.  On the feet, Fox moves well and hits as hard as most guys at this level of competition.

Allanna Jones comes into this fight with little fanfare, though she’s certainly brave for taking this bout.  A small 145lber, she is a fairly scrappy, but lacks the wrestling or submissions skills needed to advance in this sport.

Fallon Fox could have done fairly well as a male Featherweight.  As a female, she’s literally unbeatable, even for Cyborg.  Without sugar coating it, Fox will absolutely destroy Jones any way she sees fit, and I hope Jones makes it out of this in relatively good shape, as Fallon Fox is a tragic accident waiting to happen in WMMA.

Quick Reports:

Mike Kyle Championship Fighting Alliance 11

Mike Kyle

Mike Kyle vs. Travis Wiuff: The main event on the marquee, Mike Kyle will face journeyman fighter Travis Wiuff, whom comes in as a late replacement.  Kyle has always been an underrated fighter, having been matched tough throughout his career across two weight classes.  A tremendously fast fighter with a knack for landing his power punches, Kyle primarily operates as a boxer, though he has a substantial wrestling game to compliment his offense and defensive abilities.  Wiuff is himself a sound wrestler, but his one glaring weakness rears its head again and again: a glass jaw.  No disrespect to Wiuff, but this is a fight that should last about a minute, as Kyle shuffles around, lines up a big punch, and puts Wiuff on the mat.

Luis Palomino vs. Robert Washington: A hard-nosed veterans whose seldom been seen outside the regional circuit, Luis Palomino will face MFC vet Robert Washington.  Fighting similar to vintage Wanderlei Silva, Palomino employs hard-style muay thai and an aggressive pace, breaking down foes and often finding the KO.  Washington is a frustrating fighter for myself, as he’s someone who is talented, yet his own fear of engaging has cost him many winnable fights.  Palomino is built to chew a fearful fighter to pieces with his offense, and unless Washington fights fire with fire, I see Palomino walking with a decision win.

Elvin Brito vs. Sean Soriano: The MMA pride of Puerto Rico, Elvin Brito makes a big jump in competition, taking on Sean Soriano for the CFA Featherweight title. Brito’s combat sports resume is fairly impressive, yet having spent the majority of his time in PR, the level of competition outside of boxing is less than stellar.  Soriano is a simple yet aggressive striker with great natural power, and carries an undefeated streak into this fight, as well was the coveted title.  While Brito seems to have the majority of support, tape doesn’t lie, and I see Soriano being a cut above him in the striking game, giving him the edge to hold his title here.

Oscar Delgado vs. Mike King:  A great Middleweight bout showcasing some up and coming fighters, hard-hitting Oscar Delgado takes on athletic wonder Mike King.  Delgado has taken all-comers at Middleweight and Light Heavyweight and done fairly well in the process, having ungodly power in his strikes.  King comes into MMA after a football career, with a wealth of experience in strength comps, sambo and boxing.  Possessing unreal functional strength, King ragdolls opponents with his sambo takedowns in one moment, and will launch into picture perfect flying knees in the next, showing a diversity of offense rarely seen at 185lbs.  Delgado has power for a one hit quit, yet King is so versatile that I’d be hard pressed to pick against him at this level of competition.  A gutsy performance by Delgado will turn this into a true battle, yet King’s cardio and composure will snatch him a submission win midway through the fight.

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  1. Anthony says:

    Like the breakdown, especially to these smaller shows. I study them all the time and it’s good to see a place where there are write-ups of them.

    The main is tricky, as Wiuff is such a puzzle. He’s either completely effective and smothering, or face down on the mat. Kyle is the same in a way, as he either KOs you or gets trounced, but he has shown progress in his overall game, even in losing efforts.

    Agree about the frustration in Washington. He seems like an ideal grinding wrestler, but has little confidence in himself. It doesn’t help that he’s been subbed by decent grapplers, and his chin isn’t too great. Coupled that with Palomino’s sharper striking and the black belt in his pocket, plus a real hometown advantage and better training team, Washington needs to dominate a decision or finish. At this stage in his career, that is.. unlikely.

    Fox wins, plain and simple. Completely agree. I heard an interview where Fallon talked about having less strength post-op, and in the next hour I saw a fight where Fallon was ragdolling his opponnet to the mat. Yeah.

    Brito vs. Soriano is all kinds of interesting. Soriano has a little hype coming from the Blackzilians, and with his wrestling background, he should be formidable, but Brito is not to be overlooked. He has a very gritting striking style (and a chin to match), and that if you can’t put him away on the feet, he’s on you. Saw that in the Cenoble fight. He’s also got a no-gi background that I’d be a little concerned about if I were to bet this fight.

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