RITC 78 – Results Beraun beats Ricco Rodriguez
UFC fighters Matt Hughes, Joe Riggs, Edwin Dewees and Gilbert Aldana made special guest appearances at RITC 78 welcoming fans to a new year of Rage in the Cage action.
In a stunning upset, Robert Beraun decisively beat UFC and Pride veteran Ricco Rodriguez by unanimous decision. Beraun landed many hard punches to the head and was able to withstand Ricco’s submission skills on the ground for the well deserved win. This impressive victory earned Fighter of the Night ( FOTN ) for Beraun. Beraun was coming off a KO victory over Aaron Brink two months ago where he earned FOTN honors for that showing.
Other notable fights included Jamie Varner winning the vacant Welterweight championship and Rich Beecroft upsetting Andy Montana with a perfectly executed kimura.
Other candidates for FOTN were David Smith, Sean Ballantine, Joe Lira, Jeremiah Navarro, Rich Beecroft, Gerald Perkins, Steve Cantwell and Jamie Varner.
Three schools went undefeated for the evening: ACMMA ( 4-0 ), Team Sacrifice ( 3-0 ) and One Kicks Gym ( 2-0 ).
Jesse Barrett ( 183 ), ACMMA won by ref stoppage ( strikes ), 1:03 Rd 1 Justin Fisher ( 185 ), Team Brausa
Daniel Betzold ( 161 ), ACMMA won by decision ( 3-0 ) Josh Donahoo ( 153 ), Team Brausa
David Smith ( 148 ), One Kicks Gym won by submission ( arm bar ), 2:47 Rd 1 Rosco McClellan ( 150 )
Sean Ballantine ( 197 ), US Army won by submission ( ankle lock ), 1:47 Rd 1 Chris Devno ( 207 ), AJJA
Andrew Brittin ( 173 ), ACMMA won by submission ( key lock ), 1:04 Rd 2 John Ivicevic ( 171 ), AMAC
Jamie Schmidt ( 177 ), ACMMA won by ref stoppage ( strikes ), 1:14 Rd 1 Jason Cassel ( 184 ), Freestyle
Joe Lira ( 150 ), Team Sacrifice won by ref stoppage ( strikes ), 2:04 Rd 2 Robert Davis ( 140 ), AMAC
Jeremiah Navarro ( 161 ), Team Sacrifice won by submission ( choke ), 1:41 Rd 2 Richie Reyes ( 168 ), Devil’s Den
Rich Beecroft ( 236 ), No Regrets won by submission ( kimura ), :38 Rd 1 Andy Montana ( 261 ), Genesis JJ
Gerald Perkins ( 174 ), Team Hardcore won by submission ( choke ), 2:16 Rd 1 Anthony Triliegi ( 179 ), Freestyle
Steve Cantwell ( 205 ), One Kicks Gym won by submission ( arm bar ), 2:01 Rd 1 Mike Ashford ( 204 ), Devil’s Den
Fight #12 ( Welterweight Championship )
Jamie Varner ( 169 ), ACS won by submission ( choke ), 1:07 Rd 2 Leonard Wilson ( 164 ), C.C.K.K.
Fight #13 ( Main Event )
Robert Beraun ( 256 ), No Regrets won by decision ( 3-0 ) Ricco Rodriguez ( 330 ), Team Punishment
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