|Event Time||Jun 17, 2011 9:00 PM EDT|
|Date Available OnDemand||Jun 19, 2011 10:00 PM EDT|
|Event Type||Fight - MMA|
|Availability||Available in all countries|
Event Videos and Bouts
Western Canada's top MMA promotion returned as Hard Knocks Fighting Championship presented School of Hard Knocks 12, to the Century Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The action packed 11-bout card featured a combo event with both professional and amateur MMA fighters from some of the top prospects in Canada. The event gave the audience everything they were looking for as the aggressive styles the fighters brought to the cage made for a night that saw 9 of 11 bouts ending before the final bell.
In the main event, Matt Krayco (1-0) defeated Lee Palichuk (0-2) via Kimura lock in Round 1 in a 170 lb contest. Krayco immediately went for a takedown and went to work. Krayco landed a few punches inside the guard then transitioned to side mount where he isolated the left arm of Palichek and locked on the submission while using his legs to secure Palichek's neck making it impossible for escape.
In the co-main event, Olympian and American judoka Ronda Rousey (2-0) defeated Charmaine "Not So Sweet" Tweet (0-1) via armbar in Round 1. Rousey was able to use her superior grappling to get the kickboxer Tweet to the ground after a beautiful throw seconds into the fight, and from there transitioned to mount and after a few punches, the fight ending submission. For Rousey, the sky is the limit and with her Olympic background in judo she will be able to dominate most opponents on the mat. Let's hope she competes on the national scene sooner than later. For Tweet, this was a tough debut matchup, but she was a game opponent and her striking is above most competitors she will ever face.
In other action, Jeff Larkin (2-0), Elias Theodorou (1-0) and Scott MacDonald (1-0) were all victorious in their bouts and showed that the undercard also had its moments of fireworks and high-octane action.
Don't miss this electrifying event as some of the top up and coming prospects compete in front of a packed house at the Century Casino in Calgary. Watch all of the fights at GFL.tv as Hard Knock Fighting Championship presents School of Hard Knocks 12 exclusively on GFLOnDemand.