Mathis Takes Belt
Well on 9th June the lightweight title was to be put on the line as George Sharman would be there to defend his newly crowned belt against the very Wiley Ollie Mathis.
This fight was the main event on this evening and as another reported commented, this really did feel like a main event, the crowd was very vocal indeed and supporters from both fighters were cheering their warriors name louder and louder.
This fight was back and forth and it seemed that Mathis was looking to strike and Sharman was attempting takedowns from the word go!
Sharman did get takedowns but Mathis was back up on his feet or in the guard and from there he would sweep Sharman to get top position.
Round 1 and 2 were almost identical as both fighters put on a fantastic display of skill and courage, but it was round 3 where there was a big difference, with Mathis looking fresher of the 2 the fight suddenly seemed one sided and Mathis dominated the round from the mount and took the champions back attempting to apply the rear naked choke.
As the bell sounded you could tell who had won the fight before the official had called out the judge's decision as Sharman's team were with their heads in their hands and seemed to be consolidating Sharman whilst the fans of Mathis were celebrating and Mathis was grinning hugely.
Sure enough Mathis takes the Adrenalin FC Amateur Lightweight title but not without a war and Sharman is a very tough fighter that showed why he won the belt in the first place