TPF 33: Results & Recap

Thirty-three events in the memory bank, and Tachi Palace Fights (TPF) continues to intrigue MMA fans for the future.

At TPF 33, the promotion attempted to crown a new champ at 135-pounds, sifted out which heavyweights will meet at TPF 34 for the title, and reminded its audience, either sitting inside the Tachi Palace Casino and Hotel’s Bingo Hall or streaming the show live on YouTube, of the region’s wealth of experience in the sport.

Though two bantamweights, Rolando Velasco and Rodrigo LIma, entered the TPF cage to claim ownership of the vacant TPF Bantamweight Title, Lima, unfortunately, forfeited himself from earning a twelve-pound trophy around his waist because he didn’t reach the necessary limit at the scale.

Along with sorting out the top of the heap in a lighter weight class, TPF’s executives pieced together a four-man tournament to determine who would compete for TPF’s heavyweight strap at TPF 34. Mohammed Usman and Mitchell Sipe, highly-touted prospects, finished their opposition in the first-frame and met face-to-face before doing so again in early 2018.

NorCal MMA’s Performances of the Night

Each of the nine bouts on TPF’s card scored a ten in the eyes of those beyond the cage’s walls, but several performances, which norcalmixedmartialarts.com awarded Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night, were off the charts.

Fight of the Night: Ysidro Gutierrez and Art Hernandez

Submission of the Night: Rodrigo Lima

Knockout of the Night: Evan Solorio

TPF 33’s results include:

Rodrigo Lima defeated Rolando Velasco by way of guillotine in round 2.

Tony Llamas defeated Sergio Quinones by way of KO in round 2 (1:43).

Mitchell Sipe defeated Chris Lewis by way of KO in round 3 (1:13).

Fard Muhammad defeated Drake Boen by way of unanimous decision.

Lamar Reed defeated Ray Cervera by way of unanimous decision.

Ysidro Gutierrez defeated Art Hernandez by way of unanimous decision.

Muhammed Usman defeated Van Palacio by way of TKO in round 1.

Jose Avalos defeated Devon Chavez by way of doctor’s stoppage in round 1.

Evan Solorio defeated Garrett Marks by way of KO in round 1 (:28).

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TPF 33 *Live Results*

The front office at Tachi Palace Fights (TPF) finalized their upcoming event—TPF 33, a mid-week melee set for November 2, 2017, which is so stacked with talent: MMA enthusiasts are clamoring for the curtain to close on the weekend. TPF 33 will be streamed from the belly of Tachi Palace Casino & Hotel in Lemoore, California to YouTube (link here), and the fourteen gladiators slated on the card would suggest: missing TPF’s latest edition would be more frightening than any ghouls or goblins experienced only days prior.

Keep up with the play-by-play and other live updates at TPF 33 by following along on Twitter or Facebook: @norcalfightmma.

Rolando Velasco vs. Rodrigo Lima in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Lima def. Velasco by way of guillotine in round 2

Tony Llamas vs. Sergio Quinones in the featherweight division

  • Results: Llamas def. Quinones by way of TKO in round 2 (1:43)

Chris Lews vs. Mitchell Sipe in the heavyweight division

  • Results: Sipe def. Lewis by way of KO in round 3 (1:13)

Fard Muhammad vs. Drake Boen in the featherweight division

  • Results: Muhammad def. Boen by way of unanimous decision

Lamar Reed vs. Ray Cervera in the welterweight division

  • Results: Reed def. Cervera by way of unanimous decision

Ysidro Gutierrez vs. Art Hernandez in the lightweight division

  • Results: Gutierrez def. Hernandez by way of unanimous decision

Van Palacio vs. Mohammed Usman in the heavyweight division

  • Results: Usman def. Palacio by way of TKO in round 1

Devon Chavez vs. Jose Avalos in the featherweight division

  • Results: Avalos def. Chavez by way of doctor’s stoppage in round 1

Evan Solorio vs. Garrett Marks in the welterweight division

  • Results: Solorio def. Marks by way of KO in round 1 (:28)

 

NorCal MMA’s Preview of TPF 33

The front office at Tachi Palace Fights (TPF) finalized their upcoming event—TPF 33, a mid-week melee set for November 2, 2017, which is so stacked with talent: MMA enthusiasts are clamoring for the curtain to close on the weekend. TPF 33 will be streamed from the belly of Tachi Palace Casino & Hotel in Lemoore, California to YouTube (link here), and the fourteen gladiators slated on the card would suggest: missing TPF’s latest edition would be more frightening than any ghouls or goblins experienced only days prior.

Main Event: Rolando Velasco vs. Rodrigo Lima in the bantamweight division

Rolando ‘The Machine’ Velasco (13-4-1) has contracted his services with TPF since 2012, and his two losses with the promotion were for the 135-pound title. Fully-charged with preparation from The Last Stand Fight Team in Oakdale, ‘The Machine’ is energized for a long-awaited return to the office—his first in 2017.

In the sixteen-fight career of Rodrigo ‘Ratinho’ Lima (12-4), all of his losses appeared over the course of the Brazilian’s last six bouts, verifying: the value of his adversaries has been rising.

Co-Main Event: Tony Llamas vs. Sergio Quinones in the featherweight division

Tony Llamas (16-15) will have considerable cage rust to remove, along with the normal jitters associated with combat sports. Although Llamas, a product of Fearless Fighters Gym in Porterville, accumulated a five-fight win-streak, he’s been absent from the job site long enough for twenty-four pages to fall from the calendar.

Known as ‘The Outlaw,’ Sergio Quinones (10-19) looks to steal the show in  front of his faithful hometown collective. Lemoore’s own, representing Team Ochoa, may not have the strongest record in MMA, but in his previous pair of contests—both on the TPF canvas—Quinones stole the souls, both by way of submission, of his opposition.

TPF 33 also includes:

Chris ‘The Law’ Lewis (2-0) vs. Mitchell ‘No Dice’ Sipe (2-0) in the heavyweight division

Joe ‘Nine Lives’ Neal (6-2) vs. Drake ‘Sticks and Stones’ Boen (5-3) in the featherweight division

Lamar ‘Lion King’ Reed (6-4) vs. JC ‘The Leg Lock Monster’ Llamas (8-7) in the welterweight division

Ysidro ‘Chilo’ Gutierrez (2-1) vs. Art ‘Warhorse’ Hernandez (3-0) in the lightweight division

Van ‘Butter’ Palacio (4-2) vs. Mohammed ‘The Motor’ Usman (2-0) in the heavyweight division

For more information about TPF 33, go to: www.tachipalace.com, and stay tuned to norcalmixedmartialarts.com‘s social media for live updates and results.

TPF 32 *Live Updates*

With thirty-one events in the history books, Tachi Palace Fights (TPF), at TPF 32, plans to add to their legendary narrative on August 3, 2017 with a tale of sixteen mixed martial artists marching toward prosperity in the sport.

Keep up with the play-by-play and other live updates of Conquer 4 by following along on Twitter or Facebook: @norcalfightmma.

TPF 32’s Results Include:

Anthony Ruiz vs. Joey Cabezas in the light heavyweight division

  • Results: Ruiz def. Cabezas via rear naked choke in round 2 (4:19)

Anthony Avila vs. Ray Cervera in the lightweight division

  • Results: Avila def. Cervera via heel hook in round 1 (2:05)

Salvador Becerra vs. Robby Ostovich in the lightweight division

  • Results: Becerra def. Ostovich via TKO in round 1 (3:04)

Devon Chavez vs. Mario Bautista in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Bautista def. Chavez via D’arce Choke in round 2 (:59)

Armando Espinoza vs. Ysidro Gutierrez in the lightweight division

  • Results: Espinoza def. Gutierrez via rear naked choke in round 3 (:32)

Thomas Diagne vs. Te’Jovan Edwards in the lightweight division

  • Results: Edwards def. Diagne via TKO in round 1 (2:27)

Dante Harrell vs. Mohammad Usman in the heavyweight division

  • Results: Usman def. Harrell via Kimura in round 1 (1:08)

To discover which hands are raised at TPF 32, fight fans, who can’t attend live in Lemoore, California and want to miss no less of the action, will need to point their cursors to the Digital Studio 5A’s YouTube channel (link here).

NorCal MMA’s Preview of TPF 32

With thirty-one events in the history books, Tachi Palace Fights (TPF), at TPF 32, plans to add to their legendary narrative on August 3, 2017 with a tale of two title belts and a cast of eighteen mixed martial artists marching toward prosperity in the sport.

Main Event: Alex ‘The Decision’ Perez (17-4) vs. Chad ‘Savage’ George (16-8) for the vacant TPF Bantamweight Championship

California’s Gold Rush occurred in the northern half of the state, but Perez and George, two Southern California natives, will mine for precious metal in the bantamweight division at TPF 32.

Throughout Perez’s career, he has bounced back-and-forth between flyweight and bantamweight. Previous to TPF 32, the touted member of Team Oyama in Riverside hoisted TPF’s Flyweight Title above his head, and it was an easy choice for ‘The Decision’ to target his relocation atop TPF’s mountain.

A pro since 2005, the fresh taste of a shiny belt hasn’t dimmed for George. Though George hasn’t competed in MMA since 2015, he continuously rolls himself out to the submission-only Jiu-Jitsu scene; in fact, George flew the PKG Training Center flag at EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational) 11 as an inaugural player of Combat Jiu-Jitsu, a form of the martial art that includes open-palm strikes to opponents on the ground, before those logged in to UFC Fight Pass.

Co-Main Event: Anthony ‘A-Train’ Ruiz (34-22) vs. Joey Cabezas (6-9) for the TPF Middleweight Championship

No ‘vacancy’ sign hangs from the TPF Middleweight Title, but the current owner, David Mitchell, has yet to defend it in over two years; therefore, the promotion seeks to crown a new ruler of their 185-pound kingdom.

Ruiz will enter TPF 32 with many chips stacked against him: a layoff since 2014, a four-fight losing streak, and his next birthday cake will be pierced with forty candles, but experience, boasting a record with forty-eight professional bouts, could play a prominent role in the contest’s outcome. 

With one-third the cage time as his foe, the youthful glow of Cabezas must overcome considerable odds to derail his opposition. Riding a loss at TPF 29 in the light heavyweight division, Cabezas expects, after subtracting twenty-pounds of body mass, to pile a twelve-pound strap to his frame.

Other Match-ups at TPF 32 Include:

Tony Llamas vs. Sergio Quinones in the featherweight division

Anthony Avila vs. Ray Cervera in the lightweight division

Salvador Becerra vs. Robert Ostovich in the lightweight division

Thomas Diagne vs. Te’Jovan Edwards in the welterweight division

Amando Espinoza vs. Trey Branch in the featherweight division

Van Michael Palacio vs. Mohammad Usman in the heavyweight division

Devon Chavez vs. Mario Bautista

To discover which hands are raised at TPF 32, fight fans, who can’t attend live in Lemoore, California and want to miss no less of the action, will need to point their cursors to the sherdog.com YouTube channel (link here).

Angel ‘The Dream’ De Anda: Set to Cause A Nightmare on Episode 2 of DWTNCS

Since 2008, Angel ‘The Dream’ De Anda (18-5) has proven to be a hot commodity in Northern California’s middleweight and light heavyweight MMA market. On July 18, 2017, he will have an opportunity to demonstrate to the UFC’s President, Dana White, and those logged in to UFC Fight Pass that he is a nightmare for anyone standing across from him when meeting Dan Spohn (15-5) in Episode 2 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS).

Reeling off six victories in a row, claiming the Global Knockout Middleweight Title, and bouncing between 185 and 205-pounds, De Anda probably wondered whether or not he was truly awake, and needed a firm pinch, after receiving the call to appear on DWTNCS. By snatching the GKO strap from Justin Baseman, an experienced vet, at GKO 9 and punctuating, in exclamatory fashion, his last contest in the light heavyweight division at Tachi Palace Fights, TPF 31, over an aggressive, no-nonsense version of Mike Morales, the member of Oakdale’s Last Stand Fight Team became a darker blip on the UFC’s radar.

GKO 9: Angel De Anda vs. Justin Baesman for the GKO Middleweight Championship

TPF 31: Angel De Anda vs. Mike Morales in the light heavyweight division

De Anda’s opponent on DWTNCS is Dan ‘The Dragon’ Spohn (15-5). Spohn has collected numerous belts at 205-pounds in pockets of the United States and Canada, and standing as a skyscraper at 6’4”, he’ll own considerable size over the 5’8” De Anda. Aside from the ‘David versus Goliath’ theme the disparity in stature produces, fight fans can expect De Anda, in hopes of earning a contract to join the UFC’s roster, to swing heavy leather from the first bell inside the intimate atmosphere of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, testing the theory: the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Even though the athletes featured on DWTNCS aren’t promised entrance into the sport’s elite promotion, De Anda’s work ethic and patience to reach where he’s at highlights: dreams can become a reality.