The heat between Jordan Bailey (6-3) and Bren ‘The Last Real One’ O’Neal (2-1) was extinguished after these gritty lightweights served Northern California’s MMA enthusiasts a Fight of the Night barnburner at Conquer Fighting Championships (CFC) 3.
Tensions revved between O’Neal and Bailey at CFC 3’s weigh-ins after ‘The Last Real One’ was, really, one of the last competitors to arrive at Oakland’s Harley Davidson store for the ceremonial trip to the scale.
Neither of these hungry mixed martial artists answered to any bells over the course of 2016, so they eagerly engaged in the heart of the Craneway Pavilion, home to CFC, in Richmond. For each of the three rounds, Bailey found the advantage; whether standing and striking or seeking submissions on the canvas, the pace never dipped below fifth gear.
Since MMAGOLD’s Bailey desperately wanted the finish, he may argue: the victory via the scorecards felt like a participation trophy; however, a return to action and a win reveals the silver lining in his continued development.