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Michigan MMA Upset of Year!  Usama Rahman Chokes Out Justin Street in Detroit 

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Detroit, Michigan (July 27th, 2019)– In a shocking major upset on the Carlos Llinas Sound Board MotorCity Casino Detroit, Michigan 13 bout professional and amateur MMA card on Friday night, July 26, 2019, 1-5 Detroit journeyman Usama Rahman, fighting at 135 pounds Bantamweight, accomplished an unexpected rear-naked chokehold to defeat the heavily favored 3-3 Justin Street on Westland, Michigan, and throw the Michigan professional MMA ratings into chaos.

In an exclusive interview with Real Combat Media after the card ended, Rahman explained he had prepared for the bout by training exclusively by wrestling MMA with heavyweights. The idea worked. Rahman controlled the ring from the start, surprisingly Street, who continued to get taken down time after time, struggling on the mat. A rear-naked chokehold ended Street’s wind, who was beaten and had no choice to give up. Promoter Carlos Llinas noted the Rahman-Street bout was one of a number of upsets on the evening’s 13 bout professional and amateur card, providing the fairness of the matchups and the ‘you never know’ result.

Result: Usama Rahman TKO 1 Justin Street, Bantamweights (4:49)

A moment of silence was observed for the late professional boxers Maxim Dadashev of Russia and Hugo Santillan of Argentina, who died during the week of injuries received from bouts they participated in last weekend.

Other MMA Pro Bout Results at SoundBoard Motor City Casino Detroit

Isaiah Gathings Jr. TKO 1 Sean Dunn, Bantamweights
6’4” Thomas Hearns tall look alike Gathings blew away Dunn, was who inactive six years

Jake Methric TKO 2 Jamal Buckner, 155 Pounds

Joshua Guthrie TKO 1 Austin Clipfell-Martinez, 145 Pounds
Guthrie scored a rear naked chokehold win after an early punch bloodied Martinez’ face

Jared Chauvin Win 3 Robert Fretenborough, 155 Pounds
Chauvin the boxer took down smaller kicker Fretenborough all night, who struggled on the mat all three rounds. In an incredible tale of courage, Fretenborough survived the torture.

John Chalbeck TKO 1 Jake Moincan, 155 Pounds

Cody Brundage KO 1 Michael Johnson, 185 Pounds
12 second knockout. Johnson later got up and never remembered getting knocked out.

Kyron Scott TKO 1 Devon Shepherd, 135 Pounds

Lou Houck TKO 1 Joel Berman, 140 Pounds

Antoine Brown TKO 1 Kevin Walker Jr., 155 Pounds

Amateur MMA Bouts on the card

Jackson Ross KO 2 Joseph Echols, 206 Pound Heavyweights
Echols was tired after a rough first, and got knocked out at 14 seconds of the second.

Mike Dinaj TKO 1 Justin Lawson, 180 Pounds

Eriyon Adams TKO 1 Garrett Wooden, 135 Pounds




Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial ringside coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at