Sparta Combat League - Chaos in the Cage
Sparta Combat League returned on GFL with Chaos in the Cage, a stacked MMA card that also featured kickboxing from the Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. Highlighted by a championship bout in the 170 lb division, this event had 6 finishes in 10 fights and was pure action from bell to bell.
In the main event, undefeated Kris "Captain Awesome" Hocum (5-0) defended his SCL Welterweight Championship against Charlie "Hollywood" Brown (6-5) winning a unanimous decision. In the first round, Hocum and Brown traded strikes until Hocum looked for a takedown but it was defended by Brown. Both fighters were locked in a stalemate against the cage until Hocum finished the takedown in the middle of the cage. Brown got up immediately and continued to fight in the clinch against the cage. In round two, when the action went down to the mat again, Hocum went for a rear naked choke that Brown defended. Hocum then flipped Brown over and got the mount until Brown shucked Hocum off. In the transition, Hocum tried for an armbar but it was not deep enough on Brown's arm and Brown held his ground until the bell sounded ending the round. In the final round, Hocum immediately shot for a takedown which was blocked by Brown who jumped on Hocum's back and looked for a choke of his own. The fighters held this position for quite a while with Brown landing some punches until Hocum was able to switch positions and wind up on top where he looked for a guillotine and then landed some elbows. Both fighters were gassed at this point but continued to fight on as Hocum scored with punches from the top, went for a choke and almost got a fight-ending armbar. But Brown would not be submitted and fought off the submission attempt as the crowd roared at the final bell. Hocum is one of the fastest rising prospects in Colorado and defeating the gritty Brown will only increase his stock in the region. This was a great main event which anchored an action packed card.
In other action, Jason Clayton (8-2) defeated Chris Trammel (5-4) in impressive fashion with a rear naked choke in round one of a middleweight scrap. Both fighters came out swinging and after a slip by Clayton, Trammel landed on top as they continued to battle on the mat. Trammel threw several hammer fists, as he worked in side guard. Trammel maneuvered Clayton to his back where he sunk in the rear naked choke, finishing a very game Trammel. This was a fast paced bout from bell to bell and both guys came to win.
Sparta Combat League brought down the house once again with KOs, submissions and high octane fights. Watch this event to see why SCL has thrown down the gauntlet and grabbed a chokehold on Mountain West MMA. Order Chaos in the Cage and watch anytime on video on demand only on GFL.tv.