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Colosseum Combat 51 took place Saturday night in Kokomo in front of a big crowd that was treated to some exciting fights for the evening. When the dust settled nine fights took place and two champions were crowned.
Schaffer edges Grigsby for middleweight title
James Schaffer and Robert Grigsby went the distance in a three round battle for the Colosseum Combat vacant middleweight title. The fight was back and forth through all the rounds and it seemed Grigsby had a slight edge in the striking department until the end of the second round when he was dropped with a body shot. He recovered but the third round was hard fought between both men and at the end of the fight it was close. When the results came out Shaffer got the victory in a split decision. This would have been a fun fight to see go five rounds or even a rematch in the future.
Amber Blevins outworks Shelby Mroz for win
The lone women’s bout on the card was full of energy between Shelby Mroz and Amber Blevins. It was the pressure of Blevins that kept Mroz’s offense stifled for most of the fight that earned her a victory. Blevins found success striking as well and was too much for Mroz over the course of the fight.
Reggie Merrieweather dominant in return to Kokomo
Reggie Merriweather looked as best as he ever has against Warren Stewart. Merriweather used heavy punches and a smothering ground game to wear down Stewart. Stewart had solid defense but was stopped time and time again when trying to take Merriweather to the ground. Once he did he couldn’t get anything going. Merriweather topped all the judges cards with a 30-26 score.
Pender submits Porter for bantamweight title
Jeremy Pender captured his second professional title. James Porter was aggressive and didn’t give Pender much room to work in the first round. The second round started much the same before Pender slipped in a Nino keylock, a unique submission, to get the win.
Jeremy Pender def. James Porter by Submission (nino keylock) Rd 2
Reggie Merriweather def. Warren Stewart by Unanimous Decision
Jordan Mitchell def. Christopher Beal by TKO (Strikes) Rd 1
James Shaffer def. Robert Grigsby by Split Decision
Amber Blevins def. Shelby Mroz by Unanimous Decision
Nick Fox def. Ryan Zinski by TKO (Strikes) Rd 1
Raven Evans def Alex Delgado by Unanimous Decision
Travis McClellan def. Cody Biehl by Submission (guillotine) Rd 1
Sito Nunez def. Tyler Monroe by Knockout Rd 1