Ottawa- Darson Hemmings (Xtreme Couture, Toronto) took home a $500 cash prize after submitting all of his opponents at the Bushido Grappling Championships in both his weight and absolute divisions Saturday, Aug. 13.
Hemmings’ final match against defending champion, Ryan Kellar (Ronin, Ottawa), ended abruptly when Kellar’s knee audibly popped minutes into the match, leaving Keller unable to continue.
Though Hemmings was happy to take the win, he says he was not happy with the finish.
“I want a rematch,” says Hemmings. “This was probably my hardest match to date.”
The fight went back and forth throughout the round with no points scored. Kellar was able to shut down Hemmings’ effective X-guard, before popping his knee.
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“I’m an admirer of his,” Kellar says of Hemmings. “He’s a force, his skill level is awesome. I’d love a rematch.”
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