Tony Tan and Gray Sweet of Team Hayastan-IMB Mixed Martial Arts in Charlotte NC recently competed and brought home wins at Elite Championship Cage Fighting 20. The event was held in Hickory NC at the Freedom Center. Both Fighters performed flawlessly in front of a packed house of screaming fans.
Tan was up first against Travis Short. Tan was quick to set in for the takedown and was stopped on his first attempt but was quick to reshoot again this time getting a big slam. All three rounds were more of the same. Tan repeatedly slamming short to the mat and landing ground and pound. One of the many highlights of the fight was a double spinning back fist done by the adversaries at the same time. It looked almost planned. Tan recovering from the exchange with a smile while short was not laughing. Short charged Tan but Tony scored with another takedown. Tan wins unanimous decision.
Sweet was next up against Team ROC fighter Brandon Davis. Both fighter move to the center of the ring and are a little stand offish at first. As the round continues both fighters exchange blows with a heavy amount of leg kicks. Round 2 was more of the same. Blow for blow, back and forth, with Sweet landing only slightly more. Round three starts with loud yelling from fans and coaches alike. Everyone knowing it is a close fight and could go either way. Sweet and Davis trade blows again and then sweet hits Davis with a surprise takedown. Sweet stands up and fakes as if he is going to jump in Davis' guard. Sweet chooses to back up and let Davis up. The round ends with both fighters still swinging. Sweet wins a split decision.
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