War MMA Results: Baesman Edges Roberts

Nick Diaz’s War MMA put on their first show live tonight from Stockton, CA, and the bouts provided a solid debut for the promotion. In the main event, UFC veteran Daniel “Ninja” Roberts faced Justin Baesman. Roberts started strong, gaining top position on the ground and landing some good shots. Baesman was able to reverse position and end the round with a suplex.

Baesman clearly won the second round after nearly being finished in the first. While the fight ended with Baesman mounted, Roberts was never able to finish his opponent. Baesman took home the split decision victory.

In the co-main event, “Evil” Evan Esguerra peppered Caleb Mitchell with some impressive boxing at 135 lbs. Clayton McKinney also defeated Mike Persons in a close bout that as marred by three low blows.

Check out the War MMA results below:

War MMA 1 Full Results:

Main Card:
Justin Baesman def. Daniel Roberts via split decision
Evan Esguerra def. Caleb Mitchell via unanimous decision
Clayton McKinney def. Mike Persons via unanimous decision
D.J. Linderman def. Mike Hayes via unanimous decision
Cody Gibson def. Darin Cooley via R3 TKO
Roy Boughton def. Mike Martinez via R1 verbal submission (toehold)
Dominic Clarke def. Chris Quitiquit via R2 TKO (doctor stoppage)

Preliminary Card:
Marcel Fortuna def. CJ Marsh via R2 submission (arm triangle)
Anthony Tatum def. Joey Cabezas via split decision
Adrian Adona def. Beau Hamilton via R2 TKO (doctor stoppage)
Mike Ortega def. Jordan Powell via split decision
Derek Brown def. Aziz Rashid via unanimous decision


13 Comments

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    Entity

    June 23, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Im curious who is doing their reffing. Is this covered by the CASC?

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    enjoylife321

    June 23, 2013 at 3:18 am

    This was a great opening to WAR promotions. There were a few very small production issues, a little mid fight drama from one of the corners, but overall a great co and main event.

    One of the big differences in this promotion was the ban of elbows on grounded opponents. Elbows were only allowed in stand up. We see guys in the UFC get peppered with these one to two inch grubby elbows. Nick Diaz spoke about having to create space rather than just lying on opponents. After watching these fights he makes his point clear.

    I like the visibility of the ropes, however the repositioning in the middle and interference of the ropes gets annoying at times. Nothing major.

    Would i watch War promotions again…absolutely…

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    PukeVomit

    June 23, 2013 at 5:25 am

    toehold??? is that allowed?

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    Bruce Lee

    June 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

    So what was the new scoring system that he talked about?

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    kungfurule

    June 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Toe you want a toe I can get you a toe….dude

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