559 Fights 59: Results & Recap

September 16, 2017Although numerous split-decisions were registered on paper at 559 Fights 59, the athletes featured on the all-amateur fight card unanimously competed with intentions of evading the evaluations of others.

Main Event: Nick Maximov defeated Albert Gonzales for the 559 Fights Middleweight Title

For all three rounds, Maximov, a master on the mat, suffocated Gonzales in his domain. Fortunately for Gonzales, Maximov was unable to secure the finish—something four previous opponents can’t claim, yet there was no escaping the Chico native’s grasp.

NorCal MMA Performances of the Night

Whether the ring side officials scoring the contests were required or not, several scraps scored favorably in the hearts of fight fans, either in attendance at the Visalia Convention Center or streaming live at FloCombat.com.

KO of the Night: Isaiah Rocha

Submission of the Night: Dereck Lee

Fight of the Night: Nick Maximov and Albert Gonzalez

559 Fights 59’s final results include:

Nick Maximov defeated Albert Gonzales by way of unanimous decision.

Isaiah Rocha defeated Izaiah Ozuna by way of KO in round 1.

Austin Liu defeated Michael Gall by way of unanimous decision.

Nadine Mandiau defeated Kathy Solorzano by way of unanimous decision.

Yuni Valencia defeated Stephan Sandoval by way of split-decision.

Badis defeated Zigler by way of unanimous decision.

Dereck Lee defeated Jacob Conde by way of key lock.

Gabrielle Lopez defeated Toodie Marshall by way of split-decision.

Lisa Mauldin defeated Allison Oldfield by way of split-decision.

Rob McClenny defeated Joseph Robinson by way of guillotine choke in round 3.

Joey Martinez defeated Elisha Soliz by way of split-decision.

559 Fights will return for their sixtieth show on October 14, 2017 at the Tower Theater in Fresno, California.

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559 Fights 59 *Live Results*

559 Fights, an all-amateur MMA promotion that meets the gold standard, will continue its push to become a crowned jewel around the world in their upcoming show: 559 Fights 59: Gonzales vs. Maximov.

On September 16, 2017, 559 Fights 59 will create a vacuum of violence inside the Visalia Convention Center. As a proven commodity out of the Central Valley of California, a recent collaboration with FloCombat.com invites every corner of the globe to witness the development of up-and-coming mixed martial artists. Eleven pairs of athletes will fill opposing corner, and the top of the card should shine the brightest, as Albert Gonzales and Nick Maximov compete for the vacant 559 Fights Middleweight Title.

Keep up with the play-by-play and other live updates of 559 Fights 59 by following along on Twitter or Facebook: @norcalfightmma.

559 Fights 59’s results include:

Albert Gonzales vs. Nick Maximov for the vacant 559 Fights Middleweight Title

  • Results: Maximov def. Gonzales by way of unanimous decision

Isaiah Rocha vs. Izaiah Ozuna in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Rocha def. Ozuna by way of KO in round 1

Austin Liu vs. Michael Gall in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Liu def. Gall by way of unanimous decision

Kathy Solorzano vs. Nadine Mandiau at a catchweight (under 115-pounds)

  • Results: Mandiau def. Solorzano by way of unanimous decision

Yuni Valencia vs. Stephen Sandoval in the lightweight division

  • Results: Valencia def. Sandoval by way of split-decision

Wilton Zigler vs. Nick Badis in the lightweight division

  • Results: Badis def. Zigler by way of unanimous decision

Jacob Conde vs. Dereck Lee in the heavyweight division

  • Results: Lee def. Conde by way of key lock

Gabrielle Lopez vs. Toodie Marshall at a catchweight (under 115-pounds)

  • Results: Lopez def. Marshall by way of split-decision

Lisa Mauldin vs. Allison Oldfield in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Mauldin def. Oldfield by way of split-decision

Joseph Robinson vs. Rob McClenny in the lightweight division

  • Results: McClenny def. Robinson by way of guillotine choke in round 3

Joey Martinez vs. Elisha Soliz in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Martinez def. Soliz by way of split-decision

559 Fights 59: Preview

559 Fights, an all-amateur MMA promotion that meets the gold standard, will continue its push to become a crowned jewel around the world in their upcoming show: 559 Fights 59: Gonzales vs. Maximov.

Nick Maximov

On September 16, 2017, 559 Fights 59 will create a vacuum of violence inside the Visalia Convention Center. As a proven commodity out of the Central Valley of California, a recent collaboration with FloCombat.com invites every corner of the globe to witness the development of up-and-coming mixed martial artists. Eleven pairs of athletes will fill opposing corner, and the top of the card should shine the brightest, as Albert Gonzales and Nick Maximov compete for the vacant 559 Fights Middleweight Title.

According to camomma.org (link here), 559 Fights 59 includes:

Albert Gonzales

Albert Gonzales vs. Nick Maximov for the vacant 559 Fights Middleweight Title

Isaiah Rocha vs. Izaiah Ozuna in the bantamweight division

Austin Liu vs. Michael Gall in the bantamweight division

Kathy Solorzano vs. Nadine Mandiau at a catchweight (under 115-pounds)

Yuni Valencia vs. Stephen Sandoval in the lightweight division

Wilton Zigler vs. Nick Badis in the lightweight division

Jacob Conde vs. Dereck Lee in the heavyweight division

Lisa Mauldin vs. Allison Oldfield in the bantamweight division

Gabrielle Lopez vs. Toodie Marshall at a catchweight (under 115-pounds)

Joseph Robinson vs. Edgar Avila in the lightweight division

Laura Anderson vs. Marylin Petrov in the bantamweight division

Whether you’re a fight fan within striking distance of the Visalia Convention Center or not, 559 Fights 59 is only a click away. For more information about tickets or streaming the event, go to 559fights.com.

Conquer 4: Results

Before a sold-out audience inside the cavity of the Craneway Pavilion on June 24, 2017, Conquer Fighting Championships delivered a historic event at Conquer 4.

Results Include:

Professionals

Jeremiah Labiano defeated Stephen Cervantes by way of unanimous decision for the Conquer FC Featherweight Championship.

Shawn Bunch defeated Rodrigo Lima by way of unanimous decision for the Conquer FC Bantamweight Championship.

Fard Muhammad defeated Windson Ramos by way of unanimous decision.

Cristian Giovannie defeated Roger Severson by way of unanimous decision.

Lamar Reed defeated Daniel McWilliams by way of TKO (punches) in round 1 (3:40).

Matt Wagy defeated JT Donaldson by way of technical decision.

Mark Climaco defeated Gene Cancino by way of unanimous decision.

Steven Gruber defeated Brian Wilkinson by way TKO (punches) in round 1 (2:46).

Nohelin Hernandez defeated Mike Olson by way of TKO (punches) in round 1 (2:59).

Matt Aragoni defeated Fernando Costa by way of neck crank submission in round 2 (1:33)

Joaquin Lopez defeated Garrett Marks via TKO (punches) in round 1 (3:20).

Amateurs

Matt Zonfrello defeated Dwight Maters via TKO (punches) in round 2 (1:51) for the C.A.M.O State Heavyweight Championship.

Joseph Kropschot defeated Joseph Cardoso via rear naked choke in round 1 (1:40) for the Amateur Conquer FC Middleweight Championship.

Gavin Hallinan defeated Michael Bueno via TKO (punches) in round 3 (2:04).

Bobby Seronio III defeated Jonathan Merritt via TKO (punches) in round 3 (1:53).

The next chapter in Conquer FC’s storied success is scheduled for November 11, 2017Conquer 5.

Conquer 4 Weigh-In Results & Recap

The calories were already cut and the thought of another visit to the gym was the last thing on the minds of the mixed martial artists slated to appear on Conquer Fighting Championships’ fourth event, Conquer 4, yet each of the thirty combatants staggered into Performance Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts for the promotional weigh-ins.

In twenty-four hours—June 24, 2017, those hungry to refuel their systems are starving to dot the center of Conquer’s canvas before the eyes of everyone inside the Craneway Pavilion, home of Conquer FC, as well as the MMA enthusiasts logged into FloCombat.com.

Prior to shifting the needle on the scale, fighters filed into various lines, completing the paperwork and physicals required to receive the green light for tomorrow night. In addition to the typical check-up from doctors and inking the final lines of their contract, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), under their new set of guidelines to govern fighter safety, necessitated neurological testing, which, according to many of the fighters, left their heads spinning more than a concussive right hand. Examples of this testing included: connecting strings of letters and numbers on an iPad, reciting a series of given numbers—forward and backward, and demonstrating balance on a square, styrofoam surface.

Once all the amateur and professional fighters checked the necessary boxes, it was time to move one step closer to their feeding and step on the scale.

Conquer 4’s Weigh-In Results:

Amateurs

Dwight Maters (253) vs. Matt Zonfrello (261.8) for the C.A.M.O State Heavyweight Championship

Joseph Cardoso (191.7) vs. Joseph Kropschot (184.5) for the Amateur Conquer FC Middleweight Championship

Gavin Hallinan (171.3) vs. Michael Bueno (169.7) in the welterweight division

Bobby Seronio III (135.7) vs. Jonathan Merritt (not present) in the bantamweight division

Professionals

Jeremiah Labiano (144.6) vs. Stephen Cervantes (144.8) for the Conquer FC Featherweight Championship

Shawn Bunch (134.6) vs. Rodrigo Lima (138.3) for the Conquer FC Bantamweight Championship

Fard Muhammad (130.8) vs. Windson Ramos (129.7) at a catchweight of 130-pounds

Roger Severson (140.4) vs. Cristian Giovannie (139.4) at a catchweight of 140-pounds

Lamar Reed (165.5) vs. Daniel McWilliams (165.5) at a catchweight of 165-pounds

JT Donaldson (145.4) vs. Matt Wagy (145.7) in the featherweight division

Mark Climaco (124.8) vs. Gene Cancino (123.3) in the flyweight division

Brian Wilkinson (125.3) vs. Steven Gruber (125.3) in the flyweight division

Mike Olson (135.3) vs. Nohelin Hernandez (135.5) in the bantamweight division

Fernando Costa (146) vs. Matt Aragoni (145.2) in the featherweight division

Garrett Marks (179.1) vs. Joaquin Lopez (179.7) in the welterweight division

Typically, an exit off the scale meant an entrance into a buffet line for these sunk in individuals. Unfortunately, Conquer 4’s roster, also in conjunction with CSAC’s 2017 mandates, must return on fight day without being more than eight-percent of their weight at registered on the scale.

Olin Pettit Jr.: Sharpening His Stockton Edge Before Conquer 4

Following a flawless performance in his MMA debut, ‘Rollin’ Olin Pettit Jr. allowed his hardened Stockton stare to soften as his hand was lifted in victory, yet any semblance of a smile quickly vanished thereafter.

Fresh from a destructive showcase of strengths in his own backyard, the warm and fuzzy feelings flittering around Pettit Jr. at 209 Beatdown 2 earlier this year froze like the ice in his veins the moment an offer from Conquer Fighting Championships emerged, inviting him to be featured in their upcoming eventConquer 4. Violence enthusiasts can witness the transformation firsthand when the prospect out of the Nick Diaz Academy appeared on Let’s Talk MMA (link here) to discuss his featherweight affair against Ian Masioff for the fight promotion housed in the Port of Richmond.

Currently, Pettit Jr. competes as an amateur under the bylaws of C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization), but his outlook on the hurt business already mirrors the Skrap Pack’s street fighting bravado. At first, the eighteen year-old purred with delight when reminiscing about his match-up against Andrew Charles Tack within the walls of the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 209 Beatdown’s venue.

“It was really fun,” he initially hummed. The insights of his coaches and training were affirmed the second the bell sounded, “Leading into the fight, we were working a lot of straights and all that, just working clinching and stuff, so it was fun when I went in there and did all my skill set. It came all-natural.”

The contest at Conquer 4 will take place in the featherweight division, Pettit Jr.’s preferred weight class, but a hint of the swagger popularized by the Diaz Brothers reared its head when he described why he was forced to tip the scales as a lightweight:

“Well…Originally, I was supposed to fight at 145 at my first one, but my original opponent pulled out—I don’t even know why. They didn’t tell me why he pulled out. He could have been scared or whatever. But they got me this other opponent, and he (Tack) said he didn’t want to cut the weight to 145. He wanted to do 155.” Willing to challenge a giant to defend his territory, the executives of 209 Beatdown could have rolled a heavyweight into the cage, and ‘Rollin’ would have accepted, “I had a bunch of friends and family coming to this, so I didn’t want to be like, ‘Nah, I don’t want to fight dude.’ I didn’t really mind it.”

While most amateur fighters dock at the developmental ranks for a lengthy stay, compiling a large sum of experience before eventually proceeding to deadlier waters, the prizefighting thought-process indoctrinated into Pettit Jr. since the age of twelve, for one, entails: fill your bank account with as much cash as possible; therefore, according to the young prodigy, Conquer 4 will be his last outing before bounding into the pros:

“I’m hoping this will be my last (amateur) one on June 24th. We get this ‘dub’ (W); I’m going to go pro after, making some moves and getting paid a lot more.”

Of course, Pettit Jr. can’t, and isn’t, looking past Masioff, but he assured listeners, in the same dismissive tone as his mentors: anything his opponent can do, he can do better:

“I watched his (Masioff’s) fight last time. I guess he’s supposed to be some Jiu-Jitsu dude, but I’m a Jiu-Jitsu dude, too; and I feel like I have years ahead of him. I train with some of the best people in Jiu-Jitsu: Nate Diaz, Nick Diaz; I’ve got Randy Spence, who is my head coach in Jiu-Jitsu. They’re all really good black belts. I’m not really too worried about it. If it goes to the ground, it goes to the ground. That’s where I’m more comfortable at.”

Before Pettit Jr. finds himself in MMA’s big leagues, those who keep tabs on the regional circuit should embrace his progression in Northern California’s present-tense marketplace by following him on Twitter (link here), Facebook (link here), and Instagram (link here); otherwise, they’ll end up slapping themselves, with the only open-palm strike attached to an area code, for not doing so sooner.