The Titans Cage 16: Results & Recap

September 30, 2017—The McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California swelled at the  seams with screaming fans throughout the latest installment of The Titans Cage (TTC), an all-amateur promotion, which oozed professionalism, from promoters to officials to fighters alike, at TTC 16.

USFL

Prior to TTC crowning champions at four weight classes, young mixed martial artists scribbled their style on the canvas under the well-managed microscope of the United States Fight League (USFL). By adhering to a strict rule-set and safety guidelines, with the third-man in the cage carefully monitoring the action, these students are able to blossom from minnows into sharks.

USFL results include:

Kris Array defeated Kainoa Medina by way of arm bar in round 1.

Trista Stordahl Loftus defeated Jordan Gumper by way of rear naked choke in round 2.

Zeke Martinez defeated Yasin Abdulahi by way of triangle choke in round 2.

Aaron Villa-Carlos defeated Estevan Povoor by way of unanimous decision.

Karter Crosby and Stevie Davenport was declared a draw.

Cyrus Povoor defeated Marcus James Datu by way of triangle choke in round 2

Carson Brockman defeated Dio Gutirrez by way of arm bar in round 2.

TTC 16

Main Event: Andrew Chavez vs. Kody Vogels for the vacant TTC Lightweight Title

To close TTC 16, Andrew Chavez and Kody Vogels opened everyone’s eyes inside the McClellan Conference Center to an unwavering drive to keep the zero in their loss column alive.

MMAGOLD’s Chavez, a known submission artist, painted the face of Vogels various shades of crimson red and pink with punches and darkened his legs to deep hues of purple with whipping shins. Vogels, vouching for Team Alpha Male, refused to idle in Chavez’s striking range, forcing his way inside with dynamite-infused leather; unfortunately, Chavez was able to avoid the majority of Vogels’ violent flurries.

When regulation evaporated, the judges awarded Chavez the TTC Lightweight Title.

Co-Main Event: Adam Wamsley vs. Bruno Casillas for the TTC Light Heavyweight Title

Adam Wamsley entered the venue with TTC’s Light Heavyweight Championship slung over his shoulder with pride, yet the representative of Nor Cal Fighting Alliance competed against Bruno Casillas as if it were a grudge he couldn’t shake.

Though Casillas brought the vengeance of his gym, Valhalla ETC, Wamsley’s refined technique nullified any wild aggression and positioned him favorable: a guillotine shorty into the second round.

Feature Bout: Jason Hung vs. Andrew Richardson for the vacant TTC Bantamweight Title

Little did Jason Hung know, but he was walking into his own execution at TTC 16 when challenging Andrew Richardson for the vacant TTC Bantamweight Championship.

With approximately twenty-seconds remaining in the opening round, Richardson, a cold-blooded mercenary, wrapped his arm around Hung’s neck like a noose, strangling his adversary before an audience roaring for more carnage.

Feature Bout: Carlos Figueroa vs. Josh Dim for the vacant TTC Featherweight Title

Carlos Figueroa versus Josh Dim told a tale of two contrastive, yet equally breathtaking, rounds. 

For those familiar with Dim’s handiwork, the muscled-up monster from Team Alpha Male has bulldozed each of his previous three opponents with relative ease. As the Dim-heavy audience anticipated, he launched from his corner as if fired from a cannon upon the sound of the bell.

The force of Dim’s tsunami smashed against Figueroa, and Figueroa, hardened out of Nor Cal Fighting Alliance, soon transformed unrelenting waves into harmless ripples. Smelling blood in the water, Figueroa repeatedly found the mark and slowly shut the lights out on Dim with crisp strikes.

NorCal MMA Performances of the Night

Of course, all the mixed martial artists who wrapped their hands, entered TTC’s proving ground and bit down on their mouthpiece deserve praise, but several performances unhinged onlookers from their senses. NorCal MMA’s awards for Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Fight of the Night include:

Submission of the Night: Gabriel Pacheco-Dolce

 

 

 

 

 

 

KO/TKO of the Night: Carlos Figueroa

 

 

 

 

 

Fight of the Night: Carlos Figueroa and Josh Dim

 

 

 

 

 

TTC 16’s results include:

Andrew Chavez defeated Kody Vogels by way of unanimous decision.

Adam Wamsley defeated Bruno Casillas by way of guillotine in round 2 (1:05).

Blake Degmetich defeated Geoff Stovall by way of split-decision.

Andrew Richardson defeated Jason Hung by way of rear naked choke in round 1 (2:41).

Carlos Figueroa defeated Joshua Dim by way of TKO in round 2 (1:39).

Amir Kazemi defeated Blake Benson by way of guillotine in round 2 (2:35).

Luke Brewer defeated Daniel Hicks by way of unanimous decision.

Douglas Reynolds defeated Joshua Martinez by way of unanimous decision.

Mike Howard defeated Evan Walters by way of unanimous decision.

Julius Wright defeated Aaron Graf by way of unanimous decision.

Coleman Johns defeated Isaac Thomas by way of split-decision.

Craig Solesbee defeated Jon Garcia by way of TKO in round 1 (:21).

Gabriel Pacheco-Dolce defeated Lucas Espinoza by way of triangle choke in round 2 (:56).

Eric Corter defeated Alex Bustamante by way of rear naked choke in round 1 (:43).

Kyle Ferguson defeated Nicholas Sanchez by way of unanimous decision.

Marcus Allmuth defeated Carlos Ortiz by way of unanimous decision.

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The Titans Cage 16 *Live Results*

MMA has spent the last 20-plus years developing as a sport, but Northern California’s fight fans can witness a similar span of growth take place before their eyes inside the McClellan Conference Center at The Titans Cage (TTC) 16.

By collaborating with the United States Fight League (USFL), TTC will close September with an evening of Junior MMA, where youngsters dip their toes into combative waters, and a cast of C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization) licensed amateurs, from debutants ready to sink their teeth into the game to a shark-infested finale of four title fights.

Keep up with the play-by-play and other live updates of TTC 16 by following along on Twitter or Facebook: @norcalfightmma.

TTC 16 results:

Andrew Chavez vs. Kody Vogels for the vacant TTC Lightweight Title

  • Results: Chavez def. Vogels by way of unanimous decision

Adam Wamsley vs. Bruno Casillas for the TTC Light Heavyweight Title

  • Results: Wamsley def. Casillas by way of guillotine in round 2 (1:05)

Geoff Stovall vs. Blake Degmetich in the middleweight division

  • Results: Degmetich def. Stovall by way of split-decision

Jason Hung vs. Andrew Richardson for the vacant TTC Bantamweight Title

  • Results: Richardson def. Hung by way of rear naked choke in round 1 (2:41)

Carlos Figueroa vs. Joshua Dim for the vacant TTC Featherweight Title

  • Results: Figueroa def. Dim by way of TKO in round 2 (1:39)

Blake Benson vs. Amir Kazemi in the featherweight division

  • Results: Kazemi def. Benson by way of guillotine in round 2 (2:35)

Daniel Hicks vs. Luke Brewer at a catchweight (195-pounds)

  • Results: Brewer def. Hicks by way of unanimous decision

Joshua Martinez vs. Douglas Reynolds in the featherweight division

  • Results: Reynolds def. Martinez by way of unanimous decision

Mike Howard vs. Evan Walters in the flyweight division

  • Results: Howard def. Walters by way of unanimous decision

Julius Wright vs. Aaron Graf in the lightweight division

  • Results: Wright def. Graf by way of unanimous decision

Coleman Johns vs. Isaac Thomas in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Johns def. Thomas by way of split-decision

Craig Solesbee vs. Jon Garcia at a catchweight (190-pounds)

  • Results: Solesbee def. Garcia by way of TKO in round 1 (:21)

Lucas Espinoza vs. Gabriel Pacheco-Dolce in the welterweight division

  • Results: Pacheco-Dolce def. Espinoza by way of triangle choke in round 2 (:56)

Alex Bustamante vs. Eric Corter in the lightweight division

  • Results: Corter def. Bustamante by way of rear naked choke in round 1 (:43)

Kyle Ferguson vs. Nicholas Sanchez in the lightweight division

  • Results: Ferguson def. Sanchez by way of unanimous decision

Carlos Ortiz vs. Marcus Allmuth in the lightweight division

  • Results: Allmuth def. Ortiz by way of unanimous decision

USFL results:

Kainoa Medina vs. Kris Array at for the 105-pound USFL and Panda Cup Title

  • Results: Array def. Medina by way of arm bar in round 1

Jordan Gumper vs. Trista Stordahl Loftus for the 135-pound Panda Cup Title

  • Results: Stordahl Loftus def. Bumper by way of rear naked choke in round 2

Zeke Martinez vs. Yasin Abdulahi at 135-pounds

  • Results: Martinez def. Abdulahi by way of triangle choke in round 2

Aaron Villa-Carlos vs. Estevan Povoor at 125-135-pounds

  • Results: Villa-Carlos def. Povoor by way of unanimous decision

Karter Crosby vs. Stevie Davenport at 65-pounds

  • Results: Davenport vs. Crosby declared a draw

Marcus James Datu vs. Cyrus Povoor at 110-115-pounds

  • Results: Povoor def. Datu by way of triangle choke

Dio Gutirrez vs. Carson Brockman at 145-pounds

  • Results: Brockman def. Gutierrez by way of arm bar

Andrew Chavez vs. Kody Vogels at TTC 16

As The Titans Cage (TTC) closes the curtain to September, the all-amateur MMA promotion will open eyes to the caliber of combatant within Northern California’s confines in their upcoming event: TTC 16. Andrew ‘Tap or Nap’ Chavez (5-0) and Kody Vogels (3-0) are scheduled as the TTC Lightweight Championship cherry atop TTC 16’s delightful card, which also offers three other title affairs.

Andrew Chavez

On the road to Chavez’s first challenge for gold in MMA, the undefeated prospect out of MMAGOLD in El Dorado Hills offers his opposition one of two choices: ‘Tap or Nap.’

Having finished four out of five foes by way of submission, the mat has proven to be a second home for Chavez. In his last contest, NorCal Fights Series 5, Chavez required the opening round to locate an ideal place to inject his venom; then, when the bell welcomed the middle frame, he sunk his fangs into his prey, Cody Gutierrez, and squeezed a triangle choke with the might of a boa constrictor.

Kody Vogels

Training amongst an elite squadron at Team Alpha Male, Vogels already envisions himself as the leader of the lightweight pack; thereby, he has a vested interest in claiming the TTC title for validation.

Two of Vogels three thrill-rides were capped by vicious knockouts, creating, what some may claim, the classic striker versus grappler match-up at TTC 16. After examining Vogels’ last outing at TTC 15, he demonstrated an ability to avoid punishment from his adversary, Kenneth Tullgren, on the canvas and masterfully paint his opponent’s face with a bludgeoning brush.

Josh Dim: Three Fights, One Outcome

Josh Dim has scored a hat-trick of jaw-dropping performances since licensing his killer instincts with C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization). With Carlos Figueroa in his featherweight crosshairs at The Titans Cage (TTC) 16 on September 30, 2017, followers of Dim’s short-lived amateur stint are braced for another exciting first-round kill shot.

When Josh Dim, only a year ago, cut the ribbon to his dream of becoming a world-class prizefighter, he smashed his opponent, Jordan Vazquez, at TTC 13 like a champagne bottle christening a clipper.

To close 2016 with a bang, Dim dismantled Abner Perez at NorCal Fights Series 4, still yet to burn an entire minute from his competitive clock.

Thought it took approximately twice as long as Dim’s previous pair of outings, the result when facing Kyle Kolod at TTC 15 was a mirror image. After tossing Kolod around the cage like a ball of string, Dim discovered the opposition’s off-switch.

For tickets to a seat inside the McClellan Conference Center at TTC 16, though when Dim fights you’ll only need the edge, go to: www.thetitanscagemma.com.

The Titans Cage 16: Preview

MMA has spent the last 20-plus years developing as a sport, but Northern California’s fight fans can witness a similar span of growth take place before their eyes inside the McClellan Conference Center at The Titans Cage (TTC) 16.

By collaborating with the United States Fight League (USFL), TTC will close September with an evening of Junior MMA, where youngsters dip their toes into combative waters, and a cast of C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization) licensed amateurs, from debutants ready to sink their teeth into the game to a shark-infested finale of four title fights.

According to camomma.org (link here), TTC 16’s fight card reads as:

Andrew Chavez vs. Kody Vogels for the TTC Lightweight Title

Travis Hyland vs. Andrew Richardson for the TTC Bantamweight Title

Adam Wamsley vs. Bruno Casillas for the TTC Light Heavyweight Title

Arlene Culbreth vs. Kiara Ramos for the TTC Women’s Bantamweight Title

Blake Degmetich vs. Geoffrey Stovall in the middleweight division

Charles Jelks vs. Kyle Koontz in the featherweight division

Carlos Figueroa vs. Josh Dim in the featherweight division

Blake Benson vs. Amir Naser Kazemi in the featherweight division

Daniel Hicks vs. Luke Brewer in the light heavyweight division

Joshua Martinez vs. Douglas Reynolds in the featherweight division

Michael Howard vs. Evan Walters in the flyweight division

Julius Wright vs. Aaron Graf in the lightweight division

Coleman Johns vs. Isaac Thomas in the bantamweight division

Craig Solesbee vs. Jon Garcia in the light heavyweight division

Lucas Espinoza vs. Gabriel Pacheco-Dolce in the welterweight division

Dareld Phillips vs. Adrian Lopez in the bantamweight division

Alexis Bustamante vs. Eric Corter in the lightweight division

Kyle Ferguson vs. Nicholas Sanchez in the lightweight division

Carlos Ortiz vs. Marcus Allmuth in the lightweight division

With a unique assortment of talent to display at TTC 16, you won’t want to miss a single second of action on September 30, 2017. For tickets to TTC’s second stop to the McClellan Conference Center, visit: https://www.thetitanscagemma.com.

The Titans Cage 15: Results & Recap

The Titans Cage (TTC) cut the ribbon to their new home, the McClellan Conference Center, on April 15, 2017, but the all-amateur fight promotion provided the same level of entertainment that Northern California’s fight fans have grown accustomed to. Before TTC unveiled their recent card, TTC 15, a collection of Junior Mixed Martial Artists, competing under strict Pankration guidelines, warmed up the evening. The facility was stuffed with the high decibels of friends, family, and fans when TTC 15’s amateurs took to the stage, from the first bell to the last.

Main Event: Curtis Gomez vs. Eduardo Perez for the TTC Heavyweight Title

Curtis Gomez captured the Super Heavyweight Title at TTC 12 in April 2016. He looked to retain his belt a year later against a fresh face in the region, Eduardo Perez.

Staring Gomez down from across the cage, Perez radiated relaxation and composure. Perez’s pressure and speed was the key factor in capturing TTC’s Heavyweight belt. Prior to the bout’s conclusion, Perez finished the fight with a fatal spinning back kick, which dropped Gomez in his tracks and generated a tapout, though it initially went unseen. Wasting no time, the humongous human moved in on the neck of Gomez with the speed of a flyweight, sinking in a rear-naked choke to secure the submission victory.

Gabriel Pacheco–Dolce vs. Nick Dillman for the TTC Welterweight Title

TTC’s Welterweight strap was up for grabs between two extremely tough contenders. Pacheo-Dolce and Dillman kept it standing. In the second round, Dillman landed straight right hand that dropped Pacheco-Dolce. During a wild scramble, Pacheco-Dolce worked his magic, locking in a triangle, capturing Dillman’s arm, and securing the arm bar for the victory.

NorCal MMA’s Performances of the Night

Each mixed martial artists who wrapped their hands, entered TTC 15’s proving ground, and bit down on their mouthpiece deserves praise, but several performances unhinged the audience from their senses. NorCal MMA’s awards for Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Fight of the Night include:

Knockout of the Night: Josh Dim

Dim welcomed MMA’s debutant, Kyle Kolod, with a wild flurry that ejected everyone from their seat. Following a fifty-eight second shellacking, Dim has now logged a total of one-minute and fifty-two seconds over the course of three contests.

 Submission of the Night: Zach Costa

Costa submitted Salvador Martinez with a vicious leg lock when it appeared as though Martinez would walk away with a unanimous decision win.

 Fight of the Night: Matt Zonrello and Richard Taifane

Any questions about the cardio of super heavyweights were answered when Zonfrello and Taifane filled TTC’s cage with about six hundred pounds of mass. The level of punishment each corner ate and delivered, at least for gluttons of punishment, was as fulfilling as a buffet.

 TTC 15 Results Include:

Eduardo Perez defeated Curtis Gomez by way of TKO in Round 3 (2:20).

David Klingsheim defeated Jordan Vazquez by way of unanimous decision.

Joshua Dim defeated Kyle Kolod by way of KO in Round 1 (:58).

Gabriel Pacheco-Dolce defeated Nick Dillman by way of arm bar in Round 2 (1:27).

Bobby Seronio III defeated Mike Howard by way of unanimous decision.

Julius Wright defeated Jamerson Johnson by way of TKO in Round 2 (:22).

Matt Zonfrello defeated Richard Taifane by way of unanimous decision.

Zach Costa defeated Salvador Martinez by way of leg lock in Round 3 (:44).

Kody Vogels defeated Kenny Tullgren by way of KO in Round 2 (1:44).

Andrew Russo defeated Fred Yu by way of majority decision.

Carlos Figueroa defeated Shota Geperidze by way of unanimous decision.

John Wilson defeated Solomon Valentine by way of majority decision.

Evan Walters defeated John Saechao by way of unanimous decision.

Khai Wu defeated Sam Wooten by way of TKO in Round 2.

Brian Lenau defeated Eddie Smith by way of unanimous decision.

Junior MMA Results Include:

James Aguilar defeated Rafael Garci by way of unanimous decision.

Kris Arrey defeated Robbie Lopez by way of arm bar in Round 2 (:57).

Haylie Gumpher defeated Jaylene Martinez by way of unanimous decision.

Zeke Martinez defeated Estevan Pavoor by way of submission in Round 2 (1:58).

Shane Hoffman defeated Cyrus Pavoor by way of unanimous decision.

Jacob Martinez defeated Michael Fear by way of kimura in Round 1 (:26).

Anthony Bernardo defeated Cage Harlin by way of rear-naked choke.

Danny Beers defeated Harley Patterson by way of arm bar in Round 1.

Daniel Arellano defeated Stevie Davenport by way of kimura in Round 2 (:35).

Max Murillo defeated Urijah Fear by way of rear-naked choke in Round 2.

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