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Cellar Fighters Win at Ring Rivals: USA vs Canada


The Cellar Fight Team was back in action Saturday night at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis as Ring Rivals presented USA vs Canada, Kickboxing and Muay Thai fights. Competing from the Cellar was Lisa Van Ahn (17-2), Bryn Ollerman (2-2), Dan Naing (3-2), and Nick Traffie (0-0). Jon Cichon was also scheduled to compete, but his opponent was forced to withdraw before the bout due to injury so Cichon ended up doing a 3 round muay thai exhibition bout against The Cellar’s Brandon Buchholz.

First in the ring was Dan Naing taking on John DeFile (0-1) from Taylors Falls, MN. Dan came after John from the opening bell with strong leg kicks. After a couple well timed kicks, the referee called an end to the bout in the 2nd round. Dan Naing won by TKO.

Next to the ring was 16yr old Nick Traffie making his amateur debut against Forest Lyon from the MN Kali Group in Minneapolis. Lyon is also just 16 yrs old and these two put on a fantastic show for the fans. Their bout was an all out war and the crowd was going crazy. In the end Nick got the win by split decision.

Bryn Ollerman was the next Cellar fighter on the card in a rematch against Ontario’s Chris Schorrock. When they first faced off, Bryn was making his amateur debut, but this time around he looked experienced and poised in the ring. Bryn controlled the bout and took the win by unanimous decision.

In the main event, Lisa Van Ahn took on Canada’s Jackie Lachapelle. These two ladies put on a fantastic technical fight for the fans and the fans truly got into the moment. The entire bout was back and forth and extremely close as even the judges couldn’t agree on the first 3 rounds. Lachapelle took the fourth round and Van Ahn came back to take the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as the Canadian took the bout by split decision.

It was another great night for the sport of kickboxing and another great performance by The Cellar Fight Team. Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all our wonderful fans in attendance.

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