Adam Posener – Pro MMA Vancouver at BFL
On Thursday February 8 ’24 Gio Platon and Adam Posener emerge victorious at BFL 79 in Vancouver, B.C. They both faced tough Mexican opponents. Here are some details, pics and videos.
Adam Posener had his professional MMA debut after going 5-0 as an amateur, relinquishing his BFL and RITC amateur welterweight belts, and being ranked #1 in Canada by Tapology as an amateur. So there was certainly some ‘hype’ and interest in this match up versus a similar Mexican opponent who was also 5-0 as an amateur and about the same age, 19 or 20. After exchanging a few strikes, a couple jabs and a front kick, Adam was able to use his classic offensive entry off the jab to his double leg, which he has used before with success. He was able to pass guard efficiently, work to mount and catch the arm triangle strangulation within approximately 43 seconds.
Adam has an awesome team and support network surrounding him : Matt Kwan at On Guard BJJ, Dejan Kajic and Cole Smith at Universal MMA, Shawn Albrect at Ascension MMA, Bibiano Fernandes and others at Revolution MMA, Gibson’s MMA with Chris Franco, Jayden Martin, and Lance Gibson Jr. and Josh Kwiatkowski/ Dimitry at Animo MMA… and, of course, the awesome team at Posener’s Pankration/MMA and Muay Thai.
So, as a new level approaches, we will be looking to make progressive steps forward in the pro ranks. We do realize at 19 years of age an intelligent, progressive management will lead to excellent and significant results; as that is the team’s objective.
Gio Platon Victorious – Pro MMA Vancouver at BFL
Gio Platon, with a 3-2 Pro Record and former BFL World Pro Title Contender, faced Arturo Castenada, 3-1 pro record from Mexico. We were able to see a couple of Arturo’s fights on video and a game plan was in effect based on style, preferences and body type. Gio has an explosive style and that was on display on Thursday night. Gio landed low kicks, hard punches, knees, a dynamic body lock takedown and positional control with effective ground and pound of punches and elbows. During one of the initial exchanges Gio broke his opponents nose and bleeding was profuse. The fight ended after the 1st round with a TKO.
It seems there is a good likelihood that Gio is close to getting another BFL World Title shot in the relatively near future. Gio does have a goal of taking his game to the next level, get the title and continue to move forward!.. Gio also has a great team surrounding him and helping him. Special acknowledgement to Dennis Kang and the elite MMA team he leads at Pinnacle MMA. We have known and trained Gio for many years, and we are happy to contribute the process and high level success! OSU!
It was a great night with many great fights, matches and storylines. We are happy to a part of it. Congratulations to all the fighters, coaches, supporters and the BFL organization. We are hoping and expecting to represent our area and promotion excellently.
Here is a link to our grappling approach of BJJ in Vancouver and Submission Wrestling for MMA.