Sold out crowd at mixed martial arts event
By: Michael "Moe" Murphy
Photo courtesy/Michael "Moe" Murphy Scott Yingling of Front Royal takes down Winchester's Erick Trammell. Yingling won with a TKO over Trammell in the middleweight division. The fight was part of a 12-card bout held at the Best Western in Winchester.
WINCHESTER - A standing room only crowd was treated to a full night of entertainment as Squared Circle Boxing Promotions presented "MMA in the Valley, Friday the 13th." The fully sanctioned mixed martial arts card provided a wide variety of fighters starting with a youth exhibition and finishing up with a three 4 minute round main event that saw a vicious knockout by Robby Houston of Chesapeake over Winchester's Joe Bauserman.
The crowd was also treated to a female flyweight fight as Gerrardstown, W.Va., fighter Krissy Barrett defeated Brenda Juarez of Stephens City.
The card was officially sanctioned by the International Sport Combat Federation. Fifteen local MMA competitors were sanctioned as official ISCF fight referees.
The referees attended seminars and training before working bouts in front of ISCF officials. They will now be able to referee in other MMA sanctioned events.
Squared Circle Boxing promoter Lionel "L Train" Royer made history by holding the first sanctioned amateur card in Virginia.
The card was split into two sections with an intermission. Exhibitions and singers entertained along with DJ Caliber. Former WBE Middleweight Boxing Champion Perry Ballard was in the audience and was introduced to the crowd.
Information on the International Sport Combat Federation is at www.iscfmma.com.
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