La Croix and Sooknarine make successful MMA debut at Unified Promoters – Fight Night

La Croix and Sooknarine make successful MMA debut at Unified Promoters – Fight Night

La Croix and Sooknarine make successful MMA debut at Unified Promoters – Fight Night

0 comments 📅28 March 2015, 18:41
Brandon La Croix 2

Brando La Croix

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Randy Sooknarine

Brandon La Croix and Randy Sooknarine made their Mixed Martial Arts debut at Fight Night: Mikaela Lauren vs Paola Rojas held at the Jean Pierre Complex Trinidad and Tobago, Saturday 21st March. The event was hosted by Unified Promoters and opened with two MMA matches and featured an additional six pro-boxing fights with WBC World Champion Mikaela Lauren using the event as a warm-up for her title defence next month. The event also featured top local Pro-boxer Prince-Lee Isidore adding another “W’ to his record with another strong performance finishing the fight by KO.

Randy Sooknarine opened the card with an early victory in the first round. He was able to close the distance on his opponent and obtain a takedown. Using some solid “ground and pound” after getting to a full mount position, the refree was forced to stop the fight as his opponent was unable to intelligently defend himself from the dominant position.

Brandon La Croix also made a quick debut ending his match in the first round via submission with a rear naked choke. After landing several punches after taking his opponent down, he was able to get behind his opponent from a standing clench and sink in a choke while taking his opponents back winning his bout by way of submission.

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Hinds (left) in action against Ken “Ironman” Bishop.

Also making his debut in professional boxing, Dwayne Hinds matched-up against the much larger heavyweight fighter Ken “Ironman” Bishop. Hinds who gave up 4olbs to his opponent featured in a 4 round bout against the vertern heavyweight striker. The bout was a close affair with both fighters working to specific game plans, in the end the judges gave the nod to Bishop via unanimous decision.

Fighter Portraits by Rich Acosta

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