Boston, MA - June 19, 2011 -World Championship Fighting 11 took place June 18th and provided an action-packed night of fights. In the night_s main event UFC veteran Dan "The Upgrade" Lauzon dominated opponent Noah Weisman en route to 1st round knockout to capture the WCF 155lb Lightweight Championship. Both fighters came out aggressive but it was Lauzon who was busier with his strikes. Weisman showed good footwork and head movement to avoid major damage early on, but it was only a matter of time before Lauzon landed a huge punch which knocked Weisman to the mat. Lauzon, sensing his opportunity to end the fight, followed Weisman down and unleashed a flurry of punches which connected and left Weisman momentarily unconscious for the Knockout victory. With the win Lauzon has cemented himself as the top lightweight fighter in the Northeast.
In the night_s co-main event top ranked featherweights Anthony Leone and Bill Jones engaged in a back and forth ground war which saw both sides trading submission attempts and battling for position. In a controversial point during the match Leone was attempting a North South choke when it appeared to some as if Jones was tapping while others, including the referee, saw punching and open hand palm strikes from Jones as opposed to a tap. Another thrilling moment from this match saw Jones setting up a Peruvian Necktie choke while Leone took Jones for a ride and lifted him over his back to slam him. In the end it was Leone who came away with the decision win. Full results are below.
WCF fans were also treated with special guests in attendance such as UFC Fighters Joe Lauzon, Josh "The Fluke" Grispi, Ken Stone, Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis, Ultimate Fighter contestant Chuck "Cold Steel" O_Neil, U.S. Olympian Rick Hawn and former Boxing Middleweight Champion of the World "Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt. WCF sends out a very big Thank You to all of our fighters, special guests and our fans four all of your support! We_ll see you next time at the fights!
Dan Lauzon def. Noah Weisman via TKO (strikes) -Round 1, 3:55
Anthony Leone def. Bill Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Lucas Cruz def. Lionel Young via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:28
Mike Marchioni def. Nelson Gaipo via submission (guillotine) - Round 2, 2:11
Zach Costello def. Thomas Roy Gussler via submission (arm triangle) - Round 1, :52
Hiago Fontoura def. John Deluca via tko (strikes) - Round 1, 1:04
Jon Lemkee def. Casey Lamonte via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Nathan Oses def. Matt Materkowski via submission (arm triangle) -Round 3, 1:05
Kenny Murphy vs. Chris Chartier declared a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Andrew Hughes def. Corey Jameson via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:07