CageSport XXIII Results: Brokenshire Retains Title; Knopp New Middleweight Champion


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Drew BrokenshireHalquist Productions’ CageSport XXIII featured a combo of highly anticipated debuts along with co-main events that displayed the best cage fighters in the Northwest. The Emerald Queen Casino had a full house on hand as tickets were sold out a week in advance leading to a release of 100 standing room only tickets Saturday morning that were quickly snatched up.

The event featured nine fights throughout the night and local fight fans came away pleased with the results as western Washington residents, Drew Brokenshire and Brent Knopp left the showroom as CageSport champions.

The first co-main of the night featured Brent “Mankill” Knopp (3-0) pitted up against Oregon’s Darrio Mobley (2-2) in a showdown for the CageSport Middleweight Title.  Numerous fans throughout the showroom could be seen wearing their “Mankill” T-shirts as they showed their support for Knopp and his training facility, AMC Pankration.  Knopp and Mobley previously fought each other at CageSport XX, which resulted in a comeback 2nd round TKO victory for Knopp.

The two middleweights featured lots of power in their rematch as Knopp put constant pressure on Mobley from the opening bell. Midway through the 1st, Mankill fans were holding their breath as Knopp was put in a deep rear naked choke that looked like it had the potential to end the fight. Knopp was able to escape and immediately continued to press and landed a hard jab that knocked Mobley down leading to a merciless ground and pound session that caused the referee to stop the fight 4:14 into the 1st round. The victory kept Knopp’s record flawless, improving to 4-0 while becoming the new CageSport Middleweight Champion.

In the last fight of the night and 2nd of the co-main events, Parkland, WA’s Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire and Enoch “the animal” Wilson put on the fight of the night as it turned out to be a back and forth war for the CageSport Featherweight Title that had the Emerald Queen Casino Showroom buzzing with energy. Through three rounds, Brokenshire landed many impactful knees that fazed Wilson enough to put him on the ground multiple times.  Wilson came out with lots of power and was able to lift and slam Brokenshire to the canvas to gain advantage on the ground in the battle for position. Moments after the bell for the 4th round, Wilson blocked a kick with his right hand, which aggravated a previous injury and had to stop the fight.  The referee signaled for a stoppage leading to Brokenshire retaining his Featherweight Title for the first time and a thrilled showroom as he brought 150 plus fans to the event.

“It sucks we had to end the fight prematurely,” said Brokenshire, after the fight. “Hopefully Enoch heals up swiftly. He is a stand-up guy and it was an honor to face him.”

Other results include:

-Paul Njoku def. Chris Roman (UD)
-Harrison Bevens def. Charon Spain (UD)
-Thea Wolfe def. Sarah Lagerstrom (UD)
-Eric Ramsey def. Michael Ross (UD)
-Chaz Jordan def. Freddie Baumann (2nd RD KO)
-Alfonso Gonzales def. Steve Simpson (1st RD TKO)
-Aaron Martin def. Daniel Atnip (UD)

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