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WXC Warrior Wednesday 1 Results and Clips: Tweedy, Vargas, Johnson star with massive KOs

WXC Warrior Wednesday 1 Results and Clips: Tweedy, Vargas, Johnson star with massive KOs

Austin Tweedy secures a finish at Warrior Wednesday 1

Southgate, Michigan – The first WXC Warrior Wednesday event on UFC Fight Pass lived up to its billing as each of the three featured bouts featured all-out bloody war. With 19 finishes in 20 combined wins, the main event between Austin Tweedy and David Putvin was slated for fireworks, and it certainly delivered. Plus WXC fans enjoyed great KOs from Pipe Vargas and Jose Johnson to highlight this five-fight main card.

Read on for results, recaps and clips of Warrior Wednesday 1!


WXC Warrior Wednesday 1 Results

  • Austin Tweedy def. David Putvin by KO, 2:50 of round 1
  • Pipe Vargas def. Said Kakhramonov by KO, 3:17 of round 3
  • Jose Johnson def. Adam King by KO, 2:40 of round 1
  • Josh Smith def. Eric Ramirez by Sub-Short Choke, 1:22 of round 2
  • Juancamilo Ronderos def. TJ Martin by unanimous decision

Austin Tweedy KOs David Putvin

WXC Lightweight Championship

The Warrior Wednesday 1 main event was slated for five rounds, but Austin Tweedy (11-2, #385 World 155) needed just under three minutes to wrap up the WXC lightweight belt via thunderous right-hand knockout. Utah’s David Putvin (9-3, #338 World 155) was the one who scored the first damaging strikes, wobbling Tweedy with straight punches in the opening minute. When Putvin closed to finish, Tweedy showed that he had plenty of fight left in him with huge hooks that put Putvin on wobbly legs. After grazing his foe with a flashy spinning backfist halfway through round 1, Tweedy connected with a perfect overhand right that felled Putvin for the KO at 2:50! Quite a scrap to cap off Warrior Wednesday 1, as Austin Tweedy picked up his biggest win to date in crushing fashion.


Pipe Vargas KOs Said Kakhramonov

Bantamweight

In a thrilling Warrior Wednesday 1 co-main event, American Top Team’s Pipe Vargas (7-1) bounced back from his first pro defeat with an incredible come-from-behind knockout of recent PFL competitor Said Kakhramonov (6-2, #344 World). Kakhramonov used a singleminded grappling gameplan to dominate round 1 and the first half of round 2. Things got even better for Kakhramonov when Vargas was deducted a point for grabbing the cage to stop a takedown. Vargas, fired up, landed a massive uppercut when the fight restarted. When Said shot for a takedown, Vargas took advantage of his overeager opponent by snaring back mount! Vargas held onto the back to possibly steal round 2 and partially offset the pain of the one-point deduction.

With the fight up for grabs heading into round 3, Said charged forward once more and worked to a body lock. The Uzbek ace continued to grind until the ref broke them up 1:15 in. Vargas appeared re-energized as he landed a big punch that got Kakhramonov’s attention. Moments later, Said charged forward into the clinch and managed to wear some time off the clock. Just when things seemed to be getting dire, Vargas exploded into a flying knee that left Kakhramonov out cold at 3:17 of round 3! What a comeback from Pipe Vargas, 25, after he suffered through a rough first eight minutes and a point deduction. Very nice fight overall between two prospects with plenty of great fights ahead of them.


Jose Johnson TKOs Adam King

Featherweight

Billed as a “Dragon Ball Z specialist,” Michigan’s Adam King (5-3) looked more like a pressure grappler as he pushed the pace against dangerous striker Jose Johnson (8-5, #406 World 135). King’s early aggression was turned against him when Johnson found an opening to scramble to mount. Back on the feet a few moments later, Johnson showed why King was so insistent on grappling. Flint native Johnson unloaded a hellacious barrage of knees, elbows, and punches that left King facefirst in a heap for the round 1 TKO. Awesome performance from Jose Johnson, who made it 2-0 against King after beating him by unanimous decision in September 2017.


Josh Smith subs Eric Ramirez

Bantamweight

Michigan scrapper Eric Ramirez (3-4) stepped up on one day’s notice to show his skills on UFC Fight Pass but ran into a brick wall in the form of two-time RFA competitor Josh Smith (7-5). American Top Team’s Smith showed off his length edge early before a crushing groin kick from Ramirez paused the action. After a minute of recovery, Smith switched gears immediately with a takedown. Ramirez hunted for a leglock but ended up pressed to the ground under Smith’s powerful control. All-American wrestler Smith finished a washout round 1 smashing away from back mount for a possible 10-8 round.

Round 2, it took Smith around five seconds to put Ramirez back on the mat where he turtled and ate punches. Smith controlled from the back, smashing away with winging punches before sinking in a short choke that earned the instant-tap at 1:22 of round 2. Great performance and equally charismatic post-fight work from Florida resident Josh “That Guy” Smith in his first win on a broadcast MMA show.


Juancamilo Ronderos dec. TJ Martin

Flyweight

Tuff N’ Uff amateur flyweight champion Juancamilo Ronderos (1-0) traveled up from Las Vegas and put on a solid performance in his pro debut to kick off the Warrior Wednesday series on UFC Fight Pass. Towering 5’11” local TJ Martin (1-1; missed weight by 2 pounds) was game to throw hands but found himself pressed into the clinch and taken down repeatedly by his 5’3″ foe. After two grinding rounds, Colombian native Ronderos spent several minutes on the back in round 3 to seal the 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 unanimous decision win.


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