HOUSTON, TX, October 21, 2012 – Immortal Kombat Fighting (IMKF) held the first part of their $30,000 “Tournament of Immortality” last night at the Edge Sports Complex in Spring, TX. The tournament features the welterweight and light heavyweight divisions with $15,000 going to the eventual winner in each class.
IMKF 4 featured 8 bouts of action with fights looking to advance ahead towards the big payoff. The event also featured a piece of history in the main event as well with Artenas “Machine Gun” Young scoring a 4-second knockout that is the fastest ever in IMKF history and also one of the fastest in the entire history of all of MMA.
Aside from MGY’s victory, there were several other fighters on the evening also scoring quick and decisive wins to push their careers along.
Chief among them were Gerardo Abadie using his devastating Muay Thai arsenal to land strikes with pinpoint accuracy to take out Jeff Lawson within 8 seconds of round one and Lex Pappas who was able to pull off the first round submission victory over Kyle Simpson also in round one.
Below are quick results from the entire evening followed by the comprehensive event gallery (available for prints on mikecalimbas.com) along with handheld fight video from all 8 fights on the evening.
IMKF 4 – Quick Results
Artenas Young over Brandon Mitchell by KO (punches), RD1 *4 seconds
Carlos Martinez over Jason Felton by submission (guillotine choke), RD1
Lex Pappas over Kyle Simpson by submission (guillotine choke), RD1
Gerardo Abadie over Jeff Lawson by KO (punches, knees), RD1
Devin Christensen over Jeff Stencil by submission (kimura), RD1
Matt Steward over Larry Hopkins by TKO (punches), RD2
Kyle Butler over Randy Reyes by TKO, RD2
James Gonzales over Eric Schechinger by TKO (tap to punches), RD2
IMKF 4 – Photo Slideshow
IMKF 4 – Fight videos
Bare with us as these were recorded while simultaneously shooting photos but we did want to deliver them to you fans out there! Play it through one fight at a time or visit the Texas Grappling Channel (with MMA too) for the entire playlist and make sure you subscribe for all the latest in the Texas fight scene!