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Combat FC 1, The Debut, Live Play by Play

Updated: Jun 18, 2022

Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"

We (Travis Lizotte, Lars Borssen and Jeff Clark) have arrived at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts for the highly anticipated return of Joe Cav and the re-launch of his WCF promotion at Combat FC 1. Follow this article throughout the night for live updates as we see them here from our seats here at Combat FC 1. Opening bell is due to sound promptly at 7pm local time and live updates will follow.

Amateur Undercard (7 pm Eastern)

Dimitri Kabouris (0-0, Spero Martial Arts) vs. RJ Guardia (0-0, BMAC)

Amateur Welterweight

Round 1: Dimitri comes out looking to use his lengthy frame to establish distance but RJ shoots across the cage for a takedown but Dimitri stuffs and they return to striking range. Dimitri slips on a right hand and RJ stuffs him into the corner but not for long as Kabouris returns to his feet and they strike away. Dimitri closes the distance this time and has RJ against the fence where he lands some knees from the clinch before circling back to center. Dimitri lands a nice jab and forces the clinch as the round ends. Close round 10-9 Kabouris.

Round 2: We go back and forth on the feet for the first part of the round with RJ answering Dimitri's with leg kicks and counter shots. Dimitri starts working on the lead leg of RJ now as he begins to use those long limbs to do damage, backing RJ to the fence landing shots as the round ends. 10-9 Kabouris.

Round 3: Kabouris comes out with a leg kick then shoots for a takedown and RJ stuffs and lands a three punch combination that ends with a right hnd that sends Kabouris staggering and the referee steps in to stop this. Looked slightly early for a stoppage but Kabouris was rocked.

Decision: RJ Guardia defeats Dimirti Kabouris by TKO (Punches) :33 seconds into the third round.

Curt Benoit (0-1, FAF Gym) vs. Hal Zanone (0-0, Team Savage)

Amateur Middleweight