Mar 17, 2018
AKA: Rite of Passage 3 brings a rapidly rising prospect, a former LFA champion, Nick Diaz -- yes, that Nick Diaz -- and more right to your favorite device Friday, March 16, at 8 PM ET.
AKA: Rite of Passage 3 brought some of the wildest finishes in FloCombat history. Here's what went down.
In the main event of the evening, former Legacy FC and LFA champion Derrick Krantz returned from a nasty eye injury to face Artenas Young.
While Young showed remarkable composure and resiliency—particularly since he came into the fight on six days' notice—it was Krantz's fight everywhere it went, and the former king rode off with a dominant unanimous decision victory.
Before they took the stage, Quentin Henry and Marcus Andrusia threw down, with Henry securing the early finish via power guillotine before jumping into the crowd to hug his longtime supporter and role model: his grandma.
Also on the card, Lucas Clay—teammate to The Ultimate Fighter 27 competitor and FloCombat vet Luis Pena—pulled off the near-impossible. In the second round of his scrap vs. highly touted prospect Brant Moore, Clay secured a buggy choke, shocking the crowd in attendance and watching online.
The night also saw wicked knockouts, a near post-fight brawl, and plenty more ruckus, making for a perfect Friday in the world of MMA.
Derrick Krantz def. Artenas Young via unanimous decision
Quentin Henry def. Marcus Andrusia via submission (power guillotine), Round 1
Lucas Clay def. Brant Moore via submission (buggy choke), Round 2
Jasmine Crawford def. Candace Maricle via unanimous decision
Kyle Marks def. Josh Thompson via unanimous decision (wins inaugural AKA amateur WW title)
Cory Rosceaux Johnson def. Joshua Anderson via TKO, Round 1
Jeniece Gamez def. Cade Dement via submission (guillotine), Round 3
Dillon Fraley def. Andrew Davis via unanimous decision
Michael Manno def. Kweayon Clark via unanimous decision
Chassidy McMillon def. Hailey Hobbs via split decision
Jose Garcia def. Caleb Simmons via knockout, Round 1
Holden Manley def. Jarrett Smith via submission (armbar), Round 1