Rumble On The Rock 6: Enter The Colosseum Event Report

Sosa scores KO in main event; GBCI amateurs go five for five on the undercard.

A professional bout topped the bill at Jersey’s Rumble On The Rock 6 inside Fort Regent on Saturday night, and sizeable sluggers Bogdan Zarcu and Robert Sosa were the willing participants.

The light-heavyweight matchup looked to be going the way of the St Helier native in the early running but, as is often the case when the big guys collide, the tide can be turned in an instant. After scrambling back to his feet following a Zarcu takedown, one shot was all Southampton’s Sosa needed. Both men were throwing heavy leather but it was the rangier man that was more accurate.

Referee Mark Day was on top of the action and stopped an unconscious Zarcu from taking any further punishment with a timely stoppage. It was an emphatic finish that silenced the local crowd and showed that Sosa clearly has some devastating power in his hands.

GBCI’s Michal Skowron and Silverback Submissions’ Russ Peacock engaged in the fight of the night in the supporting co-main event sponsored by DAILY SPORT. Peacock was finding his range with some tight boxing, but Skowron’s Muay Thai looked solid as he replied with thudding low kicks.

As the damage tallied from the kicks, Peacock left his neck open to a submission in the third and Skowron gladly obliged, sealing the victory with a tight guillotine choke. Peacock was up on the cards, but it was a testament to Skowron’s heart that he managed to find a finish in the final round.

Another local favourite, Michael Gala, scored his third consecutive victory with a consummate performance in the bantamweight division. He got on top of Optimum MMA’s Scott Dunscombe and controlled from there, ultimately causing his man to tap to a north-south choke.

Michael Canas showed that he’s not just competent in promoting a show, but also in taking his turn inside the cage. He met Rhys Parker, a fighter experience in the professional game, and dismantled him easily. A big slam saw Canas take the top position and he was relentless with punches until Parker tapped out to the damage.

Karol Szymanski made Sam Read pay for coming in a massive 8kg overweight by submitting him in the first round. A lean Szymanski showed his grappling pedigree to quickly lock on an armbar in under two minutes.

Steve Minns also claimed a first round submission win over Shane Grady, and Carl Williamson set the tone for the night with a slick tapout victory over Kieron McCullie.

It was a successful outing for the Island Rumble team, who’ll see the year out with a show in Cambridge in December before a Jersey return in 2013.

For more coverage on the fights, head to www.YourMMA.tv and www.island-rumble.co.uk

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