Tadhg Dixon made a winning return at Rumble on Rush 11 Saturday night after having to take some time off from the sport to threat an illness that saw 10 inches of his small intestine removed. It was a tough ask of the Legends MMA fighter as he had to face a fighter like Aaron Skelly and fighting him on home soil in the always loud and atmospheric St. Maurs GAA Club in Rush.
MC Noel O’Keefe had this to say (via facebook) about the event:
“Great night of fights out at The Rumble in Rush, fight of the night for me was Dean Knight vs. Paul Aylmer, is Dean ever in a boring fight? Tadhg Dixon winning with a beautiful armbar against a top fighter in Aaron Skelly,” he said. “Stephen ‘Scobie’ Bourke back in there too putting in a great performance against a very skilled Danny Hall, and Alexander O Sullivan, a hugely talented kid, his future is whatever he wants it to be.”
Full Amateur Card
WW: Tadhg Dixon (Legends) def. Aaron Skelly (Rush FA) via armbar , round 1.
LW: Stephen Burke (C-MAC) def. Danny Hall (Primal) via unanimous decision.
FW: Dermot Byrne (Rush FA) def. Wayne Tansey (Legends) via unanimous decision.
FW: Alex Yankov (DCU) def. Ian Molphy (Malahide) via unanimous decision.
BW: Paul Aylmer (Trials) def. Dean Knight (Legends) via unanimous decision.
FlyW: Daryl Clarke (No Fear) def. Kyle Comerford (Kilkenny) via tapout due to strikes, round 1.
LW: Sam Slater (SBG) def. Eric Nolan (Team Ryano) via RNC, round 1.
FW: Ger McDonagh (Strange Wolves) def. Patrick Brazil (Malahide) via RNC, round 2.
FW: Alex O’Sullivan (C-MAC) def. Damien Sneyd (Strange Wolves) via RNC, round 1
Teen: Kenan Johnson (Drogheda) def. Joe Mooney (Ryoshin) via unanimous decision.
(*title image from the Rumble in Rush facebook page)