LONG BEACH, CA (August 16, 2023) – The Team Combat League Semi-Finals brought an electrifying night of combat sports action to Thunder Studios, culminating in two thrilling victories that have set the stage for an epic showdown in MegaBrawl 1. The Atlanta Attack emerged victorious against the Las Vegas Hustle after a dramatic overtime battle that led to two additional matches, while the NYC Attitude secured their place in the Mega Brawl 1 by overcoming the DC Destroyers in a back-and-forth thriller that was not decided until round 18.
In the first Semi-Final match, the Las Vegas Hustle and the Atlanta Attack collided in an epic clash. Atlanta overcame an early deficit and forced overtime at which point an additional two matches were fought to determine the victor. Michael Dawson of the Atlanta Attack showcased his superior boxing skills by defeating Sha’rod Williams. The momentum continued as Devon Young of the Atlanta Attack narrowly edged Michael Hunter, securing a victory for his team and propelling them into the Mega Brawl 1.
“The Semi-Final match between the Las Vegas Hustle and the Atlanta Attack was a testament to the heart and tenacity of our fighters,” said Ahmed Sheikh CEO of Team Combat League. ” We congratulate The Atlanta Attack who have displayed remarkable resilience and skill all year long and are deserving finalists”.
In the second Semi-Final of the night, the NYC Attitude squared off against the DC Destroyers. The matchup included a stunning knockout victory by Conja Nathan of the NYC Attitude over Hasim Rahman Jr., granting NYC the ultimate margin of victory courtesy of the 10-7 round. DC actually won more individual rounds than NYC but was done in by additional points awarded to NYC for knockdowns and stoppages. The score was tied heading into the final round of the night at which point Ralph Clemente and Nasheed Smith engaged in an epic battle for the ages. Clemente knocked down Smith and then was nearly knocked out himself. Clemente hung on however, securing NYC Attitude’s place in MegaBrawl 1, History in the Making. The stage is now set for NYC Attitude vs the Atlanta Attack at MegaBrawl1, History in the Making.