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Grapplers Collide in Head-To-Head Matchups

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“Combat Sports Coverage” hosted their first submission-only grappling event of 2021 on Saturday. The event saw a number of grapplers competing for bragging rights. 

The tournament based event consisted of grappling matches that lasted 6 minutes each. If neither competitor gained a submission during that period of time then the bout would head to overtime unless it was a super-fight. 

Josh “Super Glue” Altum stole the show with a quick submission win over UFC veteran Melvin ” The Young Assasin” Guillard in the main event. Alum would also rack up two more quick submission victories to win the 165-pound open belt cash bracket. 

Other highlights of the event included a super-fight card that saw Carlos Henriquez defeat Sijin Kurian in a 140-pound match. In the 155-pound bout, Ricky Peoples took home the $200 jackpot after a win over Ishiah Carson.

Two other matchups included Nate Garza and Jordan Plutin facing off at 165 pounds while Agnew Wafford and Dwight Gipson went head-to-head at heavyweight. Both matches ended in a draw after time expired.

Notably, Taylor Hickman won the 170-pound finals, Carlos Jimenez won at 155 pounds, and George Budz took 1st place in the 215-pound bracket.

Host Thomas Galdenzi expressed his satisfaction with the event.

“We had some really high-level competition,” Galdenzi said. “The competitors brought it today and it was action-packed.”

The next “Combat Sports Coverage” event is scheduled for March 6 in Tomball, Texas.



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