Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer
We made it to the Connecticut Convention Center just in time for the opening bell, this might be a little rough going until we get settled in but follow us throughout the night for all the updates as we see it live from CES 64.
Charra Phon vs. Aaron Reese
Round 1: Reese takes the center of the cage and comes out behind the jab to start this one. Reese mixes in some low leg kicks and is returned with a kick to the body by Phon. Feints from Reese initiate a combination from Phon as these guys are taking their time getting their distance. Reese lands a front kick that backs Charra to the fence but Phon bounces off the fence firing shots of his own. The rest of round one is pretty slow with both guys still respecting one another. 10-9 Reese but hard to score.
Round 2: Reese starts round 2 with a low kick that knocks Charra to the mat, Reese follows but allows Charra back to his feet where they are happy to trade a few more kicks. These guys are really not showing the willingness to commit to anything so far...and as I say that Charra fires a high kick but it is followed by more feints by both fighters and not a lot of commitment by either fighter...the ten second clapper sounds with little to score in this round as well. 10-9 Reese.
Round 3: Charra comes out behind his jab and is met with a stiff return from Reese, Reese adds a side kick and opens up a little here but a groin strike halts the first real action for a minute. On the restart Charra shoots for the takedown but Reese stuffs and returns a kick on way up. A couple more trips around the cage and these guys trade some kicks but I'm still looking for these guys to commit to something as the end draws near. Reese lands a shot that sends Charra to a knee before they return to striking distance to finish the fight. 10-9 Reese but again nothing from either guy said I wanna win this fight...
Decision: Aaron Reese defeats Charra Phon by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x 3)