|Event Time||Jun 30, 2012 7:30 PM EDT|
|Date Available OnDemand||Jun 30, 2012 11:00 PM EDT|
|Event Type||Fight - MMA|
|Availability||Available in all countries|
Event Videos and Bouts
"Rise of a Warrior 7" is back on GFL.tv and the card featured a Bantamweight Championship fight and the continuation of a welterweight tournament. This thrilling card showcased some of the rising young talent in South Florida including the semifinals in the welterweight division to crown the first IFG 170 lb champion. It all went down at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce, Florida.
In the main event, Frederico Moncaio (7-0) defeated Raymond Camp (8-0-1) by rear naked choke in the first round. After an initial feeling out period where both fighters exchanged strikes, Moncaio got a takedown and from there went to work on the mat. Moncaio quickly locked on a tight body triangle and then sunk in the choke giving Camp his first loss. Moncaio is a submission specialist with all 7 wins coming via tapout and his grappling ability puts him as the favorite heading into the finals of the 170 lb tournament.
In the fight of the night, for the Bantamweight Championship, Bentley Syler (4-0) defeated Mike Simmons (4-1) via unanimous decision. It was a great three round war as Syler and Simmons never stopped. The difference in the judges' eyes could have been Syler's continual coming forward and initiating the fight as he was usually the first one to throw and connect. Syler landed various leg kicks that kept Simmons at bay and then used that distance to set up more attacks including a takedown in the final round which could have sealed the deal. It was a great fight from both men who showed the heart of a champion and whenever they both choose to turn pro, both will have great careers.
The Rise of a Warrior promotion is a force to be reckoned with as they always present a great night of fights and entertainment and have definitely thrown down the gauntlet for MMA in the Miami-area. Don't miss this electrifying event featuring South Florida's finest amateur MMA athletes as they compete in front of a packed house. Watch "The Rise of a Warrior 7" only at GFL.tv!