Ray Osborn fought Ryder Newman for the main event in Real MMA XVI. They fought in front of a lively sold-out crowd.
They touched gloves and Newman went for the takedown. He took him down, then pulled him up and slammed him into the mat. Newman had him in the corner, backed off but did not let Osborn up.
Osborn took multiple hits to the head. The referee called Newman off and the two had a short stand up battle before Newman took Osborn back to the mat. Osborn wrapped his legs around Newman but that did not stop the repeated hits to the body.
The crowd chanted Newman’s name until the bell rung to start round two. Osborn landed a left hook and a left leg before Newman charged him for another takedown.
Osborn wrapped his legs around Newman. At one point, his legs were around Newman’s neck and Osborn was almost lifted from the mat. The referee broke up the fight in the corner and moved it to the center of the ring.
The match was back on the feet for a moment, but Newman got another takedown to the corner. Osborn’s head was on the bottom rope, so the fight was repositioned to center ring again.
Newman landed a hard left to Osborn’s head while they were wrestling for position on the mat.
Round three Newman landed a kick to the body. Osborn backed up and then came forward with a right kick, which Newman used to takedown Osborn again. Osborn fought hard to get up, but Newman was able to place him in a choke hold. Osborn tapped out. Newman won the fight.
By Jeanette Smith