Bellator Fighting Championships veteran Rosi Sexton stopped Sally Krumdiack on second-round punches in the Cage Warriors Fighting Championships 39 “The Uprising” headliner on Saturday at Neptune Stadium in Cork City, Ireland. The end came 4:07 into round two.
Sexton, who freed herself from a pair of attempted armbars in the first round, scored with a takedown in the second, passed to side control and moved into a topside crucifix. From there, she achieved full mount, postured into an offensive position and dropped punches until the referee intervened on Krumdiack’s behalf.
Sexton -- a 33-year-old Manchester, England, native who holds a PhD in theoretical computer science -- has won five of her last six fights. Based in Everett, Wash., the 28-year-old Krumdiack had never before been finished by strikes.
Meanwhile, undefeated Irish prospect Joseph Duffy needed little more than half a minute to submit Conor McGregor with a first-round arm-triangle choke. McGregor met his demise 38 seconds into round two, as Duffy remained unbeaten in eight professional appearances. The 22-year-old Duffy was eliminated by Kyle Watson during qualifying for Season 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Other winners at CWFC 39 included EliteXC alum Justin Robbins (unanimous decision against Declan Williams) and once-beaten Bellator veteran Aisling Daly (unanimous decision over Molly Helsel). Robbins trains out of the HIT Squad gym, with UFC hall of famer Matt Hughes and former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler.
Shamrock Derailed in South Africa
A leg injury doomed UFC hall of famer Ken Shamrock to his seventh defeat in nine appearances, as he lost to Mike Bourke in a second-round technical knockout at King of the Cage “Platinum” on Thursday at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa.
Shamrock dropped Bourke with a right cross but injured his knee during a scramble and could fight no more. A former King of Pancrase and founder of the Lion’s Den, the soon-to-be 47-year-old Shamrock has not won consecutive fights in more than a decade. Still revered as one of the sport’s pioneers, he debuted under the Pancrase banner 17 years ago with a first-round submission victory over Japanese legend Masakatsu Funaki.
The victory snapped a two-fight losing streak for Bourke, a 40-year-old Pride Fighting Championships veteran who had lasted two combined minutes in defeats to Liron Wilson and Jason Lane in July and October. In fact, “The Rhino” had failed to survive the first round against five of his previous six foes.
Beebe Earns Submission at Ruckus 4
Former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe submitted Josh Kasee with a first-round guillotine choke in a featured matchup at Ruckus 4 on Wednesday at Venuti’s Banquets and Ristorante in Addison, Ill. Kasee asked out of the match 4:56 into round one.
Beebe scored with a quick takedown and softened Kasee with extended ground-and-pound. Kasee returned briefly to his feet, only to find himself locked in a standing guillotine choke. The action spilled back onto the floor soon after, Beebe still in control of the choke, and Kasee tapped out. Beebe, a four-time state wrestling champion in high school, has rebounded nicely from a five-fight losing streak, winning four of his last five.
Meanwhile, Beebe’s younger brother, Carson Beebe, remained unbeaten in six professional outings, as he defeated HIT Squad representative Randy Fuentes by unanimous decision. All three judges scored it 30-27 for the 22-year-old Beebe.
Quick Hits: WEC and Bellator alum Jameel Massouh defeated Chico Camus by unanimous decision in the North American Fighting Championship “Bad Blood” headliner on Wednesday at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee. Massouh -- who was pruned from the WEC roster following successive defeats to Raphael Assuncao, Leonard Garcia and Erik Koch -- has rattled off four wins in a row … Once-beaten Nova Uniao representative Rodolfo Marques posted his seventh consecutive victory, as he submitted Matteus Lahdesmaki with a second-round armbar at Shooto Finland “Collision Course 6” on Saturday at the Lahti Sports Hall in Lahti, Finland. The end came 3:31 into round two … Adrenaline MMA veteran Sasuke Zapata submitted JC Pennington with a second-round armbar in the Rockin’ the Cage 2 main event on Thursday at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Miss. Zapata has won back-to-back bouts since his June 2009 defeat to UFC veteran Rich Clementi … Ultimate Glory alum Danial Sharifi coaxed a tapout from Max Pecchia with a first-round Achilles lock under the Blood, Sweat and Tears banner on Sunday at Patmos Hall in Enschede, The Netherlands. “The Persian Prince” has finished five straight opponents, four of them inside one round … The unbeaten Andy Branson struck Strikeforce veteran Justin DeMoney into first-round submission at Midwest Cage Championships 30 “Thanksgiving Throwdown” on Wednesday at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa. DeMoney met his end 3:31 into round one.