Grapplefest 18 results: Keith Krikorian retains title in clash with Dominic Mejia

View the main card results from Grapplefest 18, headlined by a title match between Keith Krikorian and Dominic Mejia.

Grapplefest 18 took place on Saturday, March 2, from Liverpool, England, and was headlined by a trio of title matches.

In the main event, reigning Grapplefest 70kg champion Keith Krikorian avenged a recent ADCC Trials loss to New Wave’s Dominic Mejia to successfully defend his belt. Krikorian showcased a seemingly endless gas tank and well-rounded, submission-oriented game on his way to securing the judges’ decision. 

Also, Adele Fornarino, fresh off her record-tying submission victory over Amanda “Tubby” Alequin at Who’s Number One, earned a hard-fought decision over Fiona Mortell to defend her 60kg Grapplefest title.

Check out the main card results below.

Grapplefest 18 main card results

  • Keith Krikorian def. Dominic Mejia via decision
  • Luke Griffith def. Paul Lukowski via submission (heel hook)
  • Adele Fornarino def. Fiona Mortell via decision
  • Helena Crevar def. Injana Goodman via submission (heel hook)
  • Luiz Finocchio def. Ryan Mangan via decision
  • Tom Maenurm def. Danny Hughes via submission (rear-naked choke)
  • Mark Hibbard def. Brad Boyden via decision
  • Shane Curtis def. Cal Elleanor via submission (arm lock)
  • Dave Weston def. Ash Gibson via submission (kimura)
  • Yalcin Sucu def. Abraham Dannan via decision
  • Robyn Lucas def. Amanda Mazza via decision

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