Two New Champions Crowned At ECL3
Erin Jimenez vs Meaghan Cameron: WKA North American 125lbs Title
ECL 3 saw the crowning of two new WKA north American Champions in some exciting and very closely contested bouts. The first fight on deck was Erin Jimenez, a member of the 2018 Team USA from the IFMA tournament face off against her Canadian counterpart, Meaghan Cameron of Team Canada. This was a tough back and forth fight that saw Jimenez slowly start to edge forward by strategically using her clinch and ability to control the distance.
Cameron was in the fight from start to finish, showcasing a polished arsenal as she marched forward to meet the more experienced fighter center ring, and give the fans something to get loud about. When it was all said and done the fight resulted in Erin Jimenez capturing the vacant WKA 125lbs North American women’s title.
Gary Mack vs Cody Jerome: WKA North American 165lbs Title
With one half of our main event being sidelined due to injury 4 days before the fight, we were blessed enough to have World Champion fighter Cody Jerome step up to face decorated fighter Gary Mack. The first round was a fairly one sided affair with Mack showcasing clean precise striking, ring control and generalship. As the bout dragged on however, Jerome’s tenacity began to play a factor with the Canadian rallying back with a barrage of strikes to make it a tightly contested affair.
When it was all said and done a new WKA North America champion was crowned in Gary Mack, and what a fight it was. There was not real loser in our opinion in this fight, as fans got one hell of a show, and the fight, and the fighters put on one hell of a match. We are very excited to have Gary Mack back as part of a 4 man tournament we are having on our November 17th card.