Real True Heavyweights #18: Andrew Knapp vs. Stanley Willard Sunday, May W4 2019 Attendance: 18192 Buy Rate: 0.437m
Ian Hayes (17-3) def. Vasily Kozlov (15-8) by submission R2 0:47 Crowd Buzz: 10.49
Fernando Rizzo (20-7) def. Jay Anderson (17-6) by submission R1 3:24 Crowd Buzz: 9.43
Robert Silvey (17-3) def. Ted Braddock (1-1) by submission R3 2:51 Crowd Buzz: 9.97
Ted Kid Corbett (16-6) def. Tom Delaney (5-3) by knockout R1 1:56 Crowd Buzz: 10.22
Jose Matheus Silva (11-3) def. Tim Sarron (15-11-1) by submission R1 2:15 Crowd Buzz: 11.39
Igor Novikov (17-10) def. Sam Freeze (16-8-1) by knockout R1 2:10 Crowd Buzz: 14.26
Buddy Greaves (3-0) def. Michael Howard (2-1) by submission R1 1:24 Crowd Buzz: 9.91
RTF Heavyweight Championship Stanley Willard (14-1) def. Andrew Knapp (15-1, c) by submission R1 1:34 Crowd Buzz: 10.49
NEWS Peter Kansas becomes 3 time CCM Heavyweight Champion
Released: Leo Coleman (6-8) Weight Class: Middleweight Hometown: Baldwin, New York Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Height: 6'0" Weight: 179lbs Age: 31 He's on a 4 fight losing streak and really just isn't worth keeping. He's better off on the Indies.
Signed: Ernie Welsh (11-6-1) Weight Class: Featherweight Hometown: Birmingham, England Style: Boxing Height: 6'1" Weight: 141lbs Age: 31 He's spent his whole career on the Indies and has had a pretty good run recently, so I figured now was the chance to offer him a shot at the big time.
NEWS Adrian Powers defeats Zhenya Yushkevich to become 2 time FWC Featherweight Champion Marty Silvey vacates CCM Featherweight Championship and moves to FWC RT Levicki out for 4 weeks with swollen eye following Genjo Suzuki fight Roy Youngblood out for 8 weeks with broken nose following Vyacheslav Kuznetsov fight Jay Byrd out for 8 weeks with broken nose following Koichi Saito fight Joao Vitor Fernandez announced as next challenger for RTF Featherweight Championship
Signed: Rocco Brooks (13-6) Weight Class: Featherweight Hometown: Detroit, Michigan Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Height: 5'4" Weight: 136lbs Age: 28 He's been looking decent in his work for CCM, so it's time for him to step things up and see how well he can do against our guys.
Released: Tim Sarron (15-12-1) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Austin, Texas Style: Karate Height: 6'6" Weight: 231lbs Age: 32 Tim Sarron was one of three Heavyweight contracts who I left open for other companies to pick up. These were guys floating in the midcard who were unlikely to reach the top but who are too good for the Indies. CCM signed him and so another one of our original roster is released.
Released: Vasily Kozlov (15-9) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Ufa, Russia Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Height: 6'8" Weight: 239lbs Age: 36 Our original champion and the last of our original Heavyweights to leave Kozlov is nearing the end of his career and seeing him leave to FWC is better than watching him fall down the order of our roster.
Released: Sam Freeze (16-9-1) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Denver, Colorado Style: Mixed Martial Arts Height: 6'8" Weight: 246lbs Age: 28 This may be one I end up regretting but I wasn't sure he'd develop well enough to be worth keeping around. FWC swooped in and signed him up alongside Kozlov and now I'm going to have a massive hole in the Heavyweight roster to fill.
Signed: Buddy Cortez (9-2) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Dallas, Texas Style: Mixed Martial Arts Height: 6'6" Weight: 224lbs Age: 23 Young star of FWC who is even their Heavyweight Champion, Buddy Cortez is a brilliant addition to our roster who will almost certainly continue to do great things with us.
Signed: Paulo Moraes (1-1) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Piracicaba, Brazil Style: Kickboxing Height: 6'6" Weight: 253lbs Age: 20 A new crop of Heavyweights are needed following our large number of releases and Moraes looks like he could be a good addition to this idea. He's very young so this will be a trial to see if he's ready for the big time.
Signed: Aaron McIntyre (4-2-1) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Paisley, Scotland Style: Boxing Height: 6'6" Weight: 262lbs Age: 21 He's got less hope from the agents, but he's undefeated him his last five fights and looks like he has potential to be an imposing force in the future. It's worth at least giving him a trial.
Released: Yan Vishnevsky (2-3) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Vilyeyka, Belarus Style: Kickboxing Height: 5'9" Weight: 221lbs Age: 22 He's 0-2 in his fights with us and it's not like those were any of our top guys. We have younger, better fighters than him on the roster. He might come back one day, but for now he's better off elsewhere.
Released: RT Levicki (4-4) Weight Class: Featherweight Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Style: Mixed Martial Arts Height: 5'11" Weight: 139lbs Age: 19 I'd love to keep him around but the fans are over him and he's won on fight in his last 5. It's best for everyone if he gets some more experience on the Indies.
Released: Roy Youngblood (3-8) Weight Class: Featherweight Hometown: San Fransisco, California Style: Karate Height: 6'0" Weight: 140lbs Age: 29 I mean the record speaks for itself really.
Real True Heavyweights #19: Buddy Greaves vs. Jay Anderson Monday, July W3 2019 Attendance: 11834 TV Rating: 0.59
Ted Braddock (1-2) def. Alex Correa (4-4) by submission R3 4:34 Crowd Buzz: 9.92
Live Promo: Paulo Moraes Crowd Buzz: 16.15
Paulo Moraes (1-1) def. Joey Dempsey (6-7) by knockout R1 1:36 Crowd Buzz: 11.93
Live Promo: Jose Matheus Silva Crowd Buzz: 16.44
Igor Novikov (18-10) def. Yan Vishnevsky (2-3) by knockout R1 4:34 Crowd Buzz: 12.23
Jose Matheus Silva (12-3) def. Michael Howard (2-2) by submission R1 0:39 Crowd Buzz: 10.39
Live Promo: Buddy Greaves Crowd Buzz: 15.25
Buddy Greaves (4-0) def. Jay Anderson (17-7) by submission R1 1:57 Crowd Buzz: 11.50
NEWS Robert Silvey announced as next challenger for RTF Heavyweight Championship
Signed: Lucas Fernandez (3-1) Weight Class: Heavyweight Hometown: Fortaleza, Brazil Style: Wrestling Height: 6'0" Weight: 250lbs Age: 28 A bit of a lost gem honestly. A defeat to Peter Kansas in 2015 was his last fight before this year but he's come back strong and looks like a solid addition.
Signed: Eddie Smooth (3-0) Weight Class: Middleweight Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky Style: Muay Thai Height: 6'1" Weight: 180lbs Age: 19 Really promising young fighter from FWC, Eddie Smooth might be a future champion one day. How he performs on our roster will really show what he's cut out for