Jason “The Kid” Knight defeats Cliff Wright by way of rear-naked choke in round two of iKON 5 main event

BILOXI, Miss. – Mississippi favorite Jason “The Kid” Knight rolled to his 21st mixed-martial-arts victory in last Friday night’s iKON 5 event, presented by iKON Fighting Federation, in association with RJJ Boxing, at Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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The 28-year-old Knight (21-6-0), fighting out of D’Iberville (MS), was coming off a major bare knuckle fighting win last November, stopping former UFC fighter Artem Lebov in the fifth round. Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai specialist Knight, who fought in the UFC between 2015 and 2018, defeated late replacement, Iowa featherweight Cliff “The Goblin” Wright (13-14-0), last Friday evening in the second round of the main event via a rear-naked choke.

In the co-featured event, contested at a 175-pound catchweight, Socrates “The Sounds of Kaos” Pierre (12-6-0), of Tallahassee (FL), locked in a DArce’ choke to submit local favorite Harris “Sandman” Stephenson (6-3-0) midway through the third and final round.

Tennessee strawweight Emilee King improved her pro record to 5-4-0 with a 3-round unanimous decision over West Palm Beach’s (FL) Kayla “K’Rock” Hracho (3-3-0), who had been undefeated in a pair of iKON fights.

“Fight Queen” Isis Verbeek (1-1-0), fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands, turned in a solid iKON debut, taking a 3-round unanimous decision from California strawweight Valerie “The Violator” Wong (0-2-0).

Louisiana welterweight prospect “The Ghost” AJ Fletcher kept his undefeated record intact (7-0-0) with a submission of Florida’s Wesley Golden (9-18-0) by way of a head-and-arm choke, while Louisiana strawweight Macy Breaux enjoyed an auspices pro debut, taking the top position and pounding Floridian Shawna “Bam Bam” Ormsby (2-3-0) for an opening round knockout.

Miami’s Charlie Decca (3-0-0) pummeled Kyle McGough (0-2-0) from the top position with an avalanche of punches to earn a first-round knockout of a fight contested at a 165-pound catchweight. In the opening bout of the evening, Alabama’s pro-debuting Griffin Fisk submitted Connecticut’s Alexandra Ballou (1-1-0) by way of a standing rear-naked choke in round one.

Official results below:


Jason Knight (21-6-0, iKON: 1-0-0), D’Iberville, Mississippi
WSUB2 (rear-naked choke – 1:48)
Cliff Wright, Jr. (13-14-0, iKON: 0-2-0), Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Socrates Pierre (12-6-0, iKON: 1-0-0), Tallahassee, Florida
WSUB3 (D’Arce choke – 237)
Harris Stephenson (6-3-0, iKON: 0-1-0), Long Beach, Mississippi

AJ Fletcher (7-0-0, iKON: 1-0-0), Lafayette, Louisiana
WSUB1 (head and arm choke – 1:07)
Wesley Golden (9-18-0, iKON: 0-1-0), Coconut Creek, Florida

Emilee King (5-4-0, iKON: 1-0-0)), Knoxville, Tennessee
Kayla Hracho (3-3-0, iKON: 2-1-0), West Palm Beach, Florida

Isis Verbeek (1-1-0, iKON: 1-0-0), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Valerie Wong (0-2-0, iKON: 0-1-0), Chico, California

Macy Breaux (1-0-0, iKON: 1-0-0), Larose, Louisiana
WKO/TKO1 (punches – 4:50)
Shawna Ormsby (2-3-0), Orlando, Florida

Charlie Decca (3-0-0), Miami, Florida
WKO/TKO1 (punches – 3:14)
Kyle McGough (0-2-0, iKON: 0-1-0), Daleville, Alabama

Griffin Fisk (1-0-0, iKON: 1-0-0), Daphane, Alabama
WSUB1 (standing rear-naked choke – 1:59)
Alexandra Ballou (1-2-0, iKON: iKON: 0-1-0), Bristol, ConnecticuT


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