BIG HITTER – Wolfgang Jannsen out of Arashi-Do Martial Arts in Red Deer lays a right hook to the chin of Curtis Demarce during Havoc 9 at Westerner Park last Friday evening. Jannsen took the win by unanimous decision.

Four local fighters win matches during Havoc

Five Red Deer fighters stepped into the bright lights of the Havoc cage this past Friday evening at Westerner Park. Of those five fighters – four among them were victorious.

The evening’s first local win came from Anatolli Chmut, 26, originally from Kyiv, Ukraine – currently training out of Kensei MMA in Red Deer. The rookie fighter took down Edmonton based Travis Christensen after a menacing barrage of inside hooks at 1:41 early in the first round from Chmut.

Ryan Williams (4-1) of Arashi-Do Martial Arts in Red Deer was next up with a win against Darryl Gonzales out of Edmonton. Williams landed a strong, well-executed arm triangle choke forcing Gonzales to tap out at 2:11 in the first round.

Brent Harvie (3-1) out of Kensei and Jesse Fox (4-6) out of Arashi-Do were the next local fighters to hit the octagon going head to head with both fighters returning after a number of years absence from the cage. The two-round battle ended with a win for Harvie after securing a deep triangle choke on Fox landing him the win via submission.

The last local win of the night came out of the Wolfgang Jannsen vs. Curtis Demarce match up. Jannsen, who trains out of Arashi-Do, was up against Edmonton-based Demarce. The fight went the full three rounds as the two experienced fighters put their skills and endurance to the test.

Early in the match Jannsen executed a strong control of the cage against Demarce and continued to do so throughout the night. Despite a few good hooks from Demarce (14-12), who was the veteran fighter in the cage, Jannsen ended with a unanimous decision from the judges landing him 5-1 record.

Event organizers said overall the fighting championship went well, with their team already building hype on social media towards the championship’s 10th card coming up this September.

Havoc’s facebook page stated the team is already making plans to gear up for the best event to date for their 10th anniversary, which will take place on Sept. 25th.

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