BELLEVILLE, IL--There are times that, despite a multitude of small short comings, the big event is a huge success. Randy Greenmans's Reality Submission Fighting is one such event. Great fighters from all over the country converged on the Belle Claire Exhibition Center to witness this event. On hand were mixed martial art's well known names. Fighters like Jens Pulver, Jeremy Horn, Matt Hughes and Steve Berger, special guest referee, were on hand to give support and encouragement. Monte Cox, Gene LaBell, Gokor, and Phyllis Lee were also in attendance to see what Randy Greenman had put together.
Two titles, the Light-heavyweight title and the Bantam weight title, were decided during the event. Alex Stebbling was able to defeat Dennis Reed with an armbar for the light-heavyweight title. Jason Reinhardt defeated Gil Hawkins with an armbar for the bantam weight title.
One sour note for the evening, with just hours left before the event and staying in a motel just five miles away, Dan Severn backed out of his main event fight against Mike Rogers siting health problems. Mike Rogers addressed the crowd at the beginning of the night to let them know about the drop. The event's promoter, Randy Greenman offered the crowd their money back because of the cancellation of the main event but had few takers. The crowd did, however, boo the fact that Severn was a no show.
The last fight of the night was protracted battle between Chris Lytle and Dave Strasser. It went three rounds and an overtime with the judges declaring the match a draw.
The audience was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They appreciated the efforts of all the fighters and let them know about it. Comments about the anticipation of the next event were enthusiastic.
You won't want to miss the next Reality Submission Fighting event in June.