Results – Valor 19 & 20

Nick Martino defeats Eli-Jon Kaindu at Valor 19

It was an action packed weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee as Valor promotion’s invaded the National Guard Armory for two nights of combat action. The East Tennessee-based organization puts together events that feature multiple styles of combat. This weekend’s festivities included grappling matches, kickboxing bouts and of course MMA fights.

Closing out the weekend, featherweight champion Annie Decrescente of Striker Fight Center out of Kennesaw, Georgia successfully defended her title. She went the distance against her opponent, Alexa Tarallo of D-Evil MMA out of Johnson City, Tennessee, earning the unanimous decision victory. It was the first time she put her belt on the line since becoming champion last November.

On Friday night Nick Martino of Pitch Black MMA out of Simpsonville, South Carolina stopped his opponent late in the second round to become the promotion’s new amateur lightweight champion. With seconds to go, the referee was forced to step in to call a stop to the action after Eli-Jon Kaindu of 4 Seasons MMA out of Lexington, Kentucky was unable to defend himself. After the fight was over Martino took to Facebook posting, “Want to give a shout out to my opponent Eli-John Kaindu.” He also added, “Awesome fighter with a ton of talent. It was an honor to have fought him.

While we were not on hand at the venue, our good friend, John Moorehouse of MMA-Insider was cageside. Below we have all of the results from the MMA action that took place at Valor 19 and Valor 20. If you are looking for the results of the other combat sports head over to MMA-Insider (Results: Valor 19 / Valor 20).

Official Valor 19 Results

Joey Desanto (0-0) vs. Jrammel Strong (1-1) – Catchweight (165lbs)
Winner: Joey DeSanto def Jrammel Strong by Split Decision (no scores announced)

Dalton Davison (0-1) vs. Steven Stevens (1-1) – Welterweight
Winner: Steven Stevens def Dalton Davison by Split Decision (no scores announced)

Kaleb Arnold (0-0) vs. Blake Powers (0-0) – Heavyweight
Winner: Blake Powers def Kaleb Arnold by Submission (Armbar), 2:19 of Rd 1

Kevin Alexander (2-2) vs. Brandon Godsey (0-0) – Bantamweight
Winner: Kevin Alexander def Brandon Godsey by TKO (Strikes), 2:37 of Rd 2

Cody Jordan (0-0) vs. Chris Browning (0-0) – Catchweight (140lbs)
Winner: Chris Browning def Cody Jordan by Unanimous Decision (no scores announced)

Eli Jon Kaindu (4-2) vs. Nick Martino (2-2) – Lightweight Title Fight
Winner: Nick Martino def Eli Jon Kaindu by TKO (Strikes), 2:52 of Rd 2

Official Valor 20 Results

Linda Gray (0-1) vs. Alex Betancourt (0-0) – Atomweight
Winner: Alex Betancourt def Linda Gray by TKO (Strikes), 2:31 of Rd 2

Britton Powers (1-0) vs. Lance Abbott (1-0) – Light Heavyweight
Winner: Lance Abbott def Britton Powers by TKO (Strikes), 1:43 of Rd 2

Billy Combs (4-7) vs. Austin Parker (0-0) – Catchweight (165lbs)
Winner: Billy Combs def Austin Parker by TKO (Strikes), 1:57 of Rd 1

Dalton Callahan (0-0) vs. Mitch Clark (0-1) – Catchweight (160lbs)
Winner: Dalton Callahan def Mitch Clark by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Doug Williams (5-2-2 NC) vs. Arron Lee (0-2) – Light Heavyweight
Winner: Doug Williams def Arron Lee by TKO (Knee to the body), 2:19 of Rd 1

Joel Gordon (0-1) vs. Thomas Wooley (1-0) – Lightweight
Winner: Thomas Wooley def Joel Gordon by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Raymond Strohl (2-4) vs. Cameron Cornett (2-1) – Lightweight
Winner: Cameron Cornett def Raymond Strohl by Submission (Guillotine), 2:01 of Rd 2

Annie Decrescente (6-3) (Champion) vs. Alexa Tarallo (3-0) – Featherweight Title Fight
Winner: Annie DeCrescente def Alexa Tarallo by Unanimous Decision, (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

The promotion’s next stop will be at Camp Jordan Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 28 for Valor 21. Scheduled to headline the card is Ultimate Fighter alum Ian Stephens. He is set to take on hometown fighter Jesse Grunn. For more information on Valor 21 stay tuned to

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