1. Reggie Cardiel over Paul Karsky in RD 1 0:40 by elbows from the Guard/Ref Stoppage
Paul (from Chino) came down the ramp to the cage wearing what looked to be a tae kwon do mask and a white belt wearing some colorful fight shorts and was followed by a large group of his supporters. Reggie “the Wrecker” came down followed by his training partners at SD (San Diego) Fight Club. Reggie looked larger then his opponent when they starred at each other across the ring. The Wrecker quickly takes down Paul who takes guard. Reggie proceeds to throw some punches from the guard and has good success. Then Reggie drops some heavy elbow/forarm shots obvoulsy hurting Karsky. The Ref lets Paul take a few more of these then stops the fight. Karsky had to be helped off the mat by his corner men.
2. Manny Tapia over Ed Newalu Rd 2 JD
Manny Tapia walked down the ramp with his team from Millenia JJ. Ed Newalu from Hawaii walked down with his team from the 808 Fight Factory. There was a lot of trading on the feet and some take downs followed by a little GnP from both fighters with Tapia edging out Newalu for the Dec.
3. Matt Stansell over John DelaO Rd 1 2:40 elbows from half guard/Tap Out
Matt Stansell, from North County Fight Club, quickly rushed John forcing him into the fence where Matt took John down and landed in half guard position. From there Stensell took full advantage of the fence by throwing some heavy elbows onto Johns face forcing the tapout.
4. Joe Frainee over Jake Gomez Rd 1 2:28 Rear Naked Choke/Tap Out
5.Dave Hesquerdo over Matt Baraza Rd 1 3:14 Rear Naked Choke/Tap Out
Baraza Came down the ramp with a toy axe and executioner mask but he didn’t put up much of a fight as he was taken down repeatedly and eventually choked out by Hesquerdo.
6. James Wilks over Ray Lazama Rd 1 Knees Cut/Doctor Stop* Fixed Sorry James
James “Lighting” Wilks Came out throwin heavy leather against Lazama who would avoid Wilk’s hands by going into the clinch. Once in the clinch a knee battle would begin with each opponent trading knees off each others heads. Wilks got the best of the knee exchange by opening a large cut on Rays head (Lazama looked like Carrie when the ref broke the clinch) and Doctor 90210 stopped the fight with only 58 seconds gone in the first.
7. Harris Sarmiento over John Olivas Rd 1 1:44 Ref Stop
8. Robert Emerson over Joe Camacho Rd 2 JD
After a short break I came back to watch arguably the best fight of the night featuring Joe Camacho a popular local fighter who has fought some of the best the KOTC has to offer versus Robert Emerson from Colin Oyamas new gym No Limits (formally from RVT) who has taken both Javi and Pulver to JD’s. The bell started and assumed that Camacho with a brown belt in JJ would try to take Emerson down but to my surprise Camacho was content to exchange with Emerson who had Ruas’s Brutal leg kicks. After about 3 mins into the first round Camacho was limping and looking tired from taking a combination of good knees, kicks and punches from a relentless Emerson. Emerson seemed to look very fresh starting the 2nd round and even took Camacho down following with some heavy leg kicks before the ref restarted the fight. Emerson continued his standup dominance by landing several more knees and punches till the bell rang giving him the unanimous decision.
9. Brian Sesma over Ron Short Rd 1 2:12 TKO/Ref Stop
Ron Short looked to be the large under dog with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Colin Oyama in Sesmas corner but he tried to prove everybody wrong by quickly taking down Sesma and delivering some heavy blows from the half guard. With some instruction from Jackson and Oyama Sesma was able to use the fence and stand up. There was a trading of punches over where I couldn’t see and then suddenly Shorts back hit the mat. He was still conscience but that was soon ended by a huge right from Sesma who quickly pounced on his downed opponent ending the fight with a few more punches.
10. Urijah Faber over Rami Boukai Rd 2 JD
Urijah came down the ramp with his sponsors (Arrogant Male?) followed by his Gladiator Challenge Bantamweight belt. Although I have never seen Rami fight before he seemed very game and very comfortable on the ground. Urijah looked a lot stronger than Boukai but it didn’t seem to matter as he worked well from the guard in round 1. Rami showed his submission skills when Faber brought him up for a big slam but Rami was able to transition to a triangle in mid air. Faber showed why he is the champ by escaping the triangle the omo plata attempt and the leg bar attempt that followed. For most of the second round Urijah struggled as Rami took his back and was able to triangle his legs. Although the ref let Rami go for the choke for an unusually long stretch of time Rami was unable to secure the choke and seemed to be slightly cut after taking some over the shoulder punches from Faber. After the fight was stood up Faber turned to his corner and started complaining to his corner about his glove but the fight had been restarted and Rami was rushing towards him. At the last second it looked as though Herb Dean(the ref
) tapped Faber on the shoulder to tell him the fight is on and Faber ducked a huge Mike Kyle like punch. After that point it was all Faber, with Faber taking down Rami and Pounding on him for the remainder of the round to take the split decision JD. (check out the pics of that fight they are good)
11. Frankie Bollinger over Richard Goodwin Rd 1 Keylock/Tapout
The fight for the KOTC Bantamweight belt was up for grabs and it seemed either man could take it. After a small standup battle Goodwin ended up on the ground with Bollinger in his open guard. Bollinger dived back into Goodwin’s guard carelessly leaving himself open for an arm bar. Goodwin took it and seemed to be getting it but Bollinger countered back with a huge left knee to Goodwins face that left Frankie visibly dazed and Richard free of the arm bar. After the knee it was all Bollinger as he secured sidemount and cranked Goodwins arm for a keylock submission to win the Belt. Congrats to Frank on his new belt.
12. Joey Villasenor over Brian Foster RD 1 Rear Naked Choke/Tap Out
As soon as the bell rung Villasenor ran over to Foster and threw a huge left hook right to Fosters face that I thought would put him on his back although Foster looked dazed he stood his ground. From that point on it seemed as though Foster was a shell of the fighter I have seen before getting dominated in the clinch and getting takendown at Villasenors will. After one of the beautiful trip takedowns from Joey he was able to take Fosters back securing the rear naked Choke despite all the yelling from corner man Dan Henderson. Congrat to Joey on his new MW KOTC Belt.
13. Fernando Gonzalez over Travis Goodman RD 1 KO 0:25
14. Jerry Davis over Dan Jones RD 1 TKO 0:34
15. Tom Roden over Mark McClelland RD 1 Submission 3:04
16. Mike Ancheta over Lee Petacue RD 1 Submission 1:26