All the fighters were ready to get in the cage and throwdown. However, before the action began, Ring of Fire decided to do a tribute for Rudy Valentino Ochoa, a fighter who passed away this past week. In a classy move, Ring of Fire decided to start a collection and to donate part of the proceeds to Rudy’s family. Since Rudy was a rock singer, rather than put on a minute of silence, the crowd honored him with 30 seconds of noise.
Bwrede came in hard but Ochoa got the takedown. Bwrede snatched the neck as Ochoa held on to a single. Bwrede pulled guard and went for a guillotine. Bwrede was relentless in his attempt to finish, but finally let go as the round was ending. However, Ochoa used the opportunity to land some chingasos before the bell.
Ochoa came in strong but Bwrede put him on the mat with a straight right. Ochoa shot in, but Bwrede ended up in the mount. Ochoa reversed and went into the guard. Brewed worked the triangle but Ochoa got out.
Ochoa threw a kick that Bwrede caught for a takedown. Bwrede moved to side control but Ochoa regained guard. Ochoa reversed and ended up in mount throwing some ground and pound.
JP Bwrede won the unanimous decision.
Nicholas Navarro vs. Jeff Deutschmann
The two fighters touched gloves and Deutschmann came strong after Navarro. He got the takedown and moved to the north south position. Navarro got the reversal and Deutschmann went for a triangle from the bottom. Navarro defended and the fighters got up. Navarro got the takedown and went for an arm triangle from the half guard.
Navarro came out strong, throwing kick after kick. Deutschmann came back using a combination to get to the clinch, but both men quickly released. Navarro was quicker to the punch and was out landing Deutschmann. As the round ended, Navarro got a takedown and threw chingasos from the mount.
Both men came out throwing, but more cautiously. Navarro grabbed the neck and snapped Deutschmann to the ground. Navarro moved to side control and went for a kimura. Deutschmann fought it off, but Navarro was then able to land a few chingasos before the fight ended.
Nicholas Navarro won the unanimous decision.
James Wilson vs. Norman Flores
Wilson changed levels and pushed Flores against the cage. He released and landed a hard right. Flores shot in but Wilson defended. Wilson threw a few shots while both men were on the ground. Flores kept fighting to get on top, but the action stalled and the referee stood up the fight. Wilson went on the attack as the round ended.
Wilson changed levels again and pinned Flores against the cage. Flores reversed the position and held Wilson against the cage. The referee stopped it when the action stopped. Flores landed a kick to the thigh, but Wilson moved in to put Flores against the cage. The men released and Flores went in for a single. However, Wilson got on top and threw chingasos.
Flores threw a high kick then shot in for a single. Wilson stopped him momentarily. Flores kept at it with Wilson holding on to a guillotine. Flores was able to take mount and land chingasos when Wilson released. Wilson reached up and grabbed Flores and the action stalled. In a controversial move, the referee stood up the fight. Wilson came in strong and landed some chingasos as the fight ended.
James Wilson won the majority decision.
Kenneth Glover vs. Fernando Vargas
Both men came out throwing combinations with neither man looking like they wanted to go to the ground. Finally Vargas shot in and pinned Glover against the cage. Vargas worked to get Glover down but the action stalled. The referee broke it up and the round came to an end.
Vargas shot in for a single and put Glover against the cage. Glover fought it and the referee broke it up again. Both men came back swinging, trying to land something hard. Vargas was able to landed repeated inside leg kicks.
Glover came out with a strong thigh kick. Vargas shot in and pinned Glover against the cage. When they released, Glover landed his chingasos. Vargas shot in for a double, but Glover fought it off. Vargas fell to the ground and Glover used it to end the fight with some ground and pound.
Fernando Vargas won the split decision.
Brock Combs vs. Jeffrey Mandell
Combs threw chingasos right away and caught Mandell. Mandell shot in for a double, but Combs took the back. Combs transitioned to the mount and threw a flurry of chingasos. The referee jumped in to stop the fight.
Combs won via TKO.
Matt Prince vs. Terrion Ware
Ware threw a hard kick to the thigh, but Prince caught it and got the takedown. Ware grabbed the neck as he attempted to get himself up. Prince got a hard takedown, but Ware went for an anaconda choke. Prince fought it while Ware adjusted and kept going for the submission.
The fighters clinched and battled for dominant position against the cage. The referee broke it up as Prince landed a low blow. The fight resumed with both men throwing and landing chingasos. Prince went for a takedown but Ware reversed. Prince attempted an armbar. Ware pulled his arm out and threw chingasos. Prince went for another takedown as the round ended.
Ware got the mount and went for the back but Prince reversed. The fight got back to standing and Prince worked for a takedown against the cage. Ware ended up in the mount and moved to the back. Ware flattened out Prince and threw chingasos. Ware moved to the mount and threw a flurry of chingasos as the fight ended.
Terrion Ware won the unanimous decision.
James Puncel vs. Jorge Sanchez
Both men came out throwing chingasos. Puncel went in for a takedown and Sanchez grabbed the neck. Puncel fought off the submission, and kept attempting the takedown while keeping Sanchez against the fence.
Puncel came out throwing kicks but both men just decided to let their hands go. Both men landed hard, crowd-pleasing chingasos. Puncel shot in and put Sanchez against the fence. Sanchez defended and the referee got the fight back to standing.
Puncel shot in and Sanchez grabbed the neck. They released and started throwing again. Puncel pinned Sanchez against the fence, but Sanchez was able to get the takedown.
Jorge Sanchez won the unanimous decision.
Dylan Martinez vs. Anthony Williams
Martinez immediately clinched and went for the takedown. However, Williams was able to get the takedown. Williams went from the back to side control, each time getting in his chingasos. The fight got back up and Williams went for a standing guillotine. Williams released and landed a hard chingaso. Martinez shot in for a single, which Williams defended and used to land more chingasos.
Both men came out throwing hard. They clinched but quickly released. Martinez glanced a hard overhand right off of Williams’s head. Martinez shot in for a double but Williams got side control. He transitioned to the mount then to the back as the round ended.
Martinez moved in to clinch, but Williams picked him up and slammed him. Williams let Martinez get back up. Williams pinned Martinez against the cage and used dirty boxing to land hard chingasos. Martinez shot in for a single. Williams defended and was able to ground and pound as the fight ended.
Anthony Williams won the unanimous decision.
Kenji John Tanaka vs Frank Amo
Neither man wasted time as they clinched up in the middle of the cage and got to work. Tanaka grabbed a guillotine and got the fight to the ground. Amo gave a thumbs up, which the referee misunderstood. The referee declared that Amo was fine and the fight continued. Tanaka and Amo reengaged. Amo pinned Tanaka against the fence and threw knees.
Amo came in fast, but Tanaka was able to land and put him on the mat. Amo got back up. The fighters clinched with Amo putting Tanak against the fence. The referee stopped the action and gave Amo a point deduction for grabbing the fence. When the fight restarted, the men clinched and Amo drove Tanaka against the fence. Tanaka grabbed the neck and took the fight to the ground. Tanaka transitioned to the back and worked for the rear naked choke. Amo fought it off, but Tanaka was able to go to the mount.
Once again the fighters clinched. Tanaka had Amo against the fence and got the takedown. Tanaka went to side control. He transitioned to the back, but could not get his hooks in as he attempted the rear naked choke. The fight went back to standing with Tanaka pressing Amo against the fence. Amo reversed the position as the fight ended.
Kenji John Tanaka got the unanimous decision.
Paul Uhl vs Isaac Velasco
Uhl landed a straight right, which rocked Velasco. Uhl followed up with a hard overhand right. Velasco was able to regain his composure and shot in for the takedown. He got the takedown and went into Uhl’s guard. Velasco transitioned to side control. With the round coming to an end, Velasco took the mount and unleashed a barrage of ground and pound chingasos. The fight ended with a second to go in the first round.
Isaac Velasco won via TKO.
Ryan Sorenson vs. Jonathon Soler
Soler came out strong and used a combination to get to the clinch. Soler slammed Sorenson and threw chingasos. The fight got back to standing. The men once again clinched and Soler slammed Sorenson. Soler took the back and threw chingasos to soften up Sorenson. Soler was able to get the submission.
Jonathon Soler won via rear naked choke.
Brad Crihfield vs. Akkim Lee
The main event of the evening was for the Old School Promotions Quake in the Cage Amateur Ring of Fire 170lb championship.
Lee threw a kick and followed up with a left and a right. Lee clinched up with Crihfield. However, it was Crihfield that got the takedown. Crihfield went into Lee’s guard. Lee grabbed Crihfield’s arm and went for the arm bar. Crihfield tried to fight it off, but Lee was able to finish the submission.
Akkim won via arm bar.
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