July 21, 2018—Seven amateur and fourteen professional MMA matches, twelve first-round finishes, and two new contenders confirmed to challenge for Dragon House titles in the future equaled the latest installment of San Francisco’s leading MMA promotion, Dragon House 29.
The main event, featuring a middleweight melee between Trey Williams and Ivan Batinich, and co-main event, an eye-widening affair showcasing welterweights Mikey Gonzalez and Justin Baesman, filled the Kezar Pavilion with unforgettable keepsakes of carnage—for fans and fighters alike, but the buzz reverberating throughout the Bay Area venue never dipped below that of a provoked swarm.
Main Event: Trey Williams (4-1) vs. Ivan Batinich (2-1)
An instant candidate for NorCal MMA’s 2018 Fight of the Year. Although the records of Wiliams and Batinich will reflect a victory versus a defeat, everybody who witnessed the maelstrom of these 185-pounders delivered walked away feeling like a winner.
Mere moments vanished from the clock before Batinich, who submitted each of his adversaries previously, nearly added a knockout to his resume.
Adding a piece of the Sierra Nevadas to his chin before traveling from Reno City Kickboxing to meet Batinich in his own backyard, Williams, somehow, shook away the cobwebs, as well as any loose bits of bone in his face, stalked forward, and secured an inescapable stranglehold.
Co-Main Event: Mikey Gonzales (5-1) vs. Justin Baesman (19-19-1)
Known as “Rollz” because of his tactical Jiu-Jitsu game, Mike Gonzalez, while wrapped in four-ounce gloves, wants nothing to do with the canvas upon his skin.
Those accustomed to Gonzalez’s no-nonsense approach in the Dragon House cage have become comfortable expecting the unexpected, yet it’s never any less exciting. After these 170-pounders traded several leg kicks, Gonzalez successfully clipped Baesman with a hook kick; moreover, a handful of follow up strikes against the cage, and the referee was forced to save Baesman from his own warrior spirit.
NorCal MMA’s Performances of the Night
Fight of the Night: Ysidro Gutierrez and Brandon Faumui
Submission of the Night #1: Joe Kropschot
Submission of the Night #2: Trey Williams
TKO of the Night #1: Jamario Mulder
TKO of the Night #2: Mikey Gonzalez
Trey Williams defeated Ivan Batinich by way of anaconda choke in round 1 (3:48)
Mikey Gonzalez defeated Justin Baesman by way of TKO in round 1 (3:35)
Favian Gutierrez defeated Mike Ortega by way of rear-naked choke in round 1 (2:27)
Jamario Mulder defeated Abraham Vaesau by way of TKO in round 1 (3:33)
Federico Vento defeated Daniel Gonzalez by way of KO in round 1 (4:44)
Brandon Olson defeated Samuel Romero by way of arm bar in round 1 (1:38)
Jacob Ycaro defeated Diamond Templeton by way of TKO in round 1 (3:56)
Otgonbaatar Nergui defeated Brandon Delliquadri by way of arm bar in round 1 (1:40)
Ty Costa defeated Christian Espinosa by way of doctor’s stoppage in round 2 (5:00)
Joe Kropschot defeated Chamber Sidique by way of triangle in round 1 (2:04)
Gabriel Dolce-Pacheco defeated Frank Farmer by way of TKO in round 1 (2:59)
Justin Roswell and Batsumberel Dagvadorj was ruled a no-contest after an eye poke in round 1 (:52)
Ysidro Gutierrez defeated Brandon Faumui by way of split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alex Valdez defeated David Wright by way of rear-naked choke in round 1 (1:13)
Ulysses Molina defeated Ricky Lopez by way of unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Stacy Moran defeated Edna Martinez by way of split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Brandon Chew defeated Samuel James by way of guillotine choke in round 2 (:26)
Kevin Espinoza defeated Michael Guadamuz by way of TKO in round 1 (:09)
Emilio Bautista defeated David Ortega by way of unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Evan Marshall defeated David Solorzano by way of majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Aireon Tavarres defeated Joseph Thurrot by way of unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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