Burbank Marriott Host Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 4
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
In the fourth edition of the Lights Out Xtreme Fighting Mixed Martial Arts competition. A select group of the top combat fighters in, and around, southern California got another chance to show off their skills and compete for a championship belt in some cases. These LFX matches have been supported by former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman, who consistently trains with these fighters and put together the LFX to recognize their talent and efforts inside the ring.
#LFX4 was held in Burbank this past Friday next at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center. This night of fight would be capped off with the Heavyweight Championship between current Champion Jay Silva and contender Mike Quintero. Before the Heavyweight Championship, fans in attendance enjoyed 6 other bouts including the Bantamweight Championship and the Lightweight Championship.
Kicking off the night was a Heavyweight fight between, former NFL player with the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins, takes on the newcomer to the sports Anthony Taufi. After the two men exchanged solid connections in the first round, the two got tangled up on the ground in round two. Chris McCain specifically told me that he “worked on his grappling,” in training camp just in case the fight went to the ground. The training served him well as he submitted Taufi early in the second round to win by a TKO and go 3-0 in the LXF
The second bout of the night saw Lightweights Zack Kraschinsky take on Christian Bizaretty. Kraschingsky had a rooting advantage in the crowd and did not disappoint. Zack won this fight by TKO in the first round of this fight to the delight of his fans.
Bantamweights Ludwig Shouliyan vs Yuma Horiuchi went the distance in the third fight of the night. Also enjoying a crowd advantage, Shouliyan was seeming inspired by his multiple fans in attendance. Though this was a tough fight to score, Shouliyan won this fight by split decision.
Lightweights Brian Del Rosario vs Dean Hancock was a surprisingly short fight. After the two connected a couple feeling out punches, Del Rosario unloaded on Hancock when he connected with a strong left hook that sent Hancock to the canvas. Del Rosario then smothered Hancock before the referee stopped the fight and earned him a win by TKO in R1.
In short order, this fight took a unique turn of events. Lightweights Hunter Carlyle vs John Paul Bosnoyan put on a show for the fight fans in attendance. Bosnoyan jumped out to a decided advantage against the Carlye. At one point it appeared that fight would be stopped, as Bosnoyan was handing it to Carlye. Thought after one punch, Carlye took control of this and ended the after his TKO of Bosnoyan.
In the LXF IV, Lightweight Title bout Arut Pogosjan took on Joshua Jones. With the many support of his fans, Pogosjan finished this fight with an early submission of Jones to win the LFX Lightweight Title belt.
The next fight was the LXF IV Bantamweight Title fight between Albert Morales and Ryan Lilley. This fight went back and forth throughout the fight. Lilley took charge in the early first round, then Morales
responded by taking charge in the second round. Riding the momentum from round two… Morales closed out the fight with some punishing blows the ended the fight in submission to earn the LXF Bantamweight Championship.
Lastly, the night was capped off with the LXF Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Jay Silva and challenger Mike Quintero. This, 3 round, bout could’ve gone to either fighter. As the old saying goes, you have to beat the champion to take his belt. I thought Silva won the first and third rounds, though Quintero was a tough opponent, I don’t think Quintero beat up Silva to win the Championship Belt.
This was another great night of fights put on by the Lightsout Extreme Fighting competition, this event will continue to grow as their next event is scheduled for January 2020, see the www.LightsoutFX.com for more details. Additionally, If you were at the fight, feel free to share your thoughts on how you had either fight scored, by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or by following me on Twitter at @whatsgoonsport for immediate engagement. Additionally, subscribe to our weekly “Voice of the Fans Podcast” which you can find on Apple and Google Podcasts including Spotify, TunedIn, and iHeart Radio. As always, we certainly appreciate you for making our voice your choice!