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Chris Anderson rules Battlefield
Chris Anderson of Comox Valley Boxing Club & Mixed Martial Arts scored an impressive win May 23 at Battlefield Fight League 30 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.
CVBC coach Jonny Mac said Anderson dominated his fight against undefeated up-and-coming Mike Crisp from Universal MMA in Vancouver. The BFL website provides this account of the bout:
Round 1: Crisp and Anderson both take the centre of the cage and throw punches. Crisp tries to clinch and go for a takedown, but Anderson defends well. When they break both fighters swing for the fences, just grazing each other. Anderson utilizes the cage for a takedown, but Crisp grabs on to Anderson’s leg and he attempts the knee bar – his signature move. But Anderson regains top control and sits in Crisp’s half guard. Anderson then postures up and hails down a flurry of hammer fists and punches to the body and face. With just seconds left in the round Anderson pulls back and unloads lefts and rights to Crisp’s face.
Round 2: Anderson comes out swinging, but Crisp is able to get the takedown. Anderson scrambles and winds up inside Crisp’s guard. As Crisp attempts another leg-lock, Anderson stands up and backs out escaping. He then jumps in with a couple of huge punches to the face. Anderson passes his guard, gets to side control and punishes Crisp with a big knee to the body.That was it for Crisp. Anderson continues to rain down punches until the ref stopped the fight.
Result: Chris Anderson def. Mike Crisp via TKO (punches) at 2:02 of Round 2.
"This was the first time Anderson had been in the cage in over a year and a half but he showed no ring rust and earned his place as the top contender for the Battlefield welterweight belt," Mac noted. The fight was aired live on PPV and will be shown on the Fight Network.
"Chris thanks all his fans and sponsors for their support and to all the training partners and coaches that put their bodies on the line to get him ready for this fight down at the Comox Valley Boxing Club," Mac added.
– Comox Valley Boxing Club & Mixed Martial Arts