Jason Ball out-slugs Edson Berto at RFC Pride


Berto and Ball delivered a three-round slugfest which was decided in Ball’s favor via split decision. Although both fighters dished out countless punches, Ball effectively out-boxed Berto by countering his every move with triple combinations.


Even though Berto was not defending his title in this bout, he was aiming for a quick win against Ball in order to boost his fight record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw. Berto returned to the local MMA promoter, RFC, last February because the national MMA promoter he was fighting for, Elite XC, went out of business. Ball, on the other hand, is an up-and-coming young fighter from the UK with 14 wins and 8 losses on his fight record. He recently showed off his skills and stamina against Glenn Mincer at Cage Warriors USA at the UCF Arena in Orlando.


[image-1]Jim Alers landed the most impressive knockout of the night against David Gomez with a flying right fist at the end of the first round. Gomez lay unconscious with his eyes still open.


Edems Celiscar swiftly submitted Mike Joiner at the beginning of round one via guillotine choke. Allen Berube and Daniel Gurzenda both won via split decision, while Paul Barrow and Patrick Cenobole earned their victories via T.K.O.


Complete fight results are posted at MMA SPHERE.

TAMPA, Fla., July 24, 2009: The Real Fighting Championships hosted the mixed martial arts event, Pride, at the A La Carte Pavilion with seven bouts on the fight card. Florida State Lightweight MMA Champion Edson Berto vs. Jason Ball from the UK was the main event.

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