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.

Yaya Rincon: Slaying A Giant at Invicta FC 25

August 31, 2017—Shaianna ‘Yaya’ Rincon (2-0), a natural bantamweight, reduced Courtney King, a 145-pound boulder, to rubble in the featherweight division at Invicta Fighting Championships 25.

Rincon may have been at a ten-pound disadvantage based on body mass when bounding into the center of Tachi Palace Casino, but the size of her heart leveled the playing field. In a tale of two rounds, the budding prospect out of MMAGOLD collected more crazed followers approximately midway through the second round.

Blasting into the middle frame, Rincon bullied King to the canvas and nailed her coffin shut with concussive elbows.

Referee Josh Rosenthal refused to allow King to incur any more punishment; therefore, he waved off the contest:

Whether at featherweight, bantamweight, or a catchweight in-between, Invicta FC’s newest star has fight fans foaming at the mouth for her return.

*Live Updates* Tachi Palace Fights 31

For fight fans frothing at the mouth mid-week, anxiously awaiting the weekend to quench their thirst for MMA action, Tachi Palace Fights (TPF), at TPF 31: Diaz vs. Gibson, will be streaming their upcoming event, pitting champion versus champion, on Thursday, May 18, 2017 through Sherdog.com.

Main Event: Adrian Diaz vs. Cody Gibson for the TPF Featherweight Title

Both Adrian Diaz (10-4-1), the current TPF Featherweight Champion, and Cody ‘The Renegade’ Gibson (15-6), the current TPF Bantamweight Champion, claimed their respective belts on May 19, 2016 at TPF 27: Mayhem. At TPF 31, Gibson will add ten-pounds of muscle by virtue of his training at Team Elite Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai in hopes of adding ten more pounds of championship metal around his waist. After defending his belt twice prior, Diaz has grown accustomed to seeing the shine of his efforts hang in Team Alpha Male’s trophy case, and he intends on returning it to, as his swath of supporters would argue, its rightful place, reigning supreme in the heart of TPF’s Bingo Hall.

Co-Main Event: Buddy Wallace vs. JC Llamas for the vacant TPF Welterweight Title

If anyone were expected to remain on their feet with their hand raised in a contest opposite JC ‘The Leg Lock Monster’ Llamas (8-6), it would be Last Stand Fight Team’s Buddy Wallace (13-6). Whichever one of these welterweights shuts down the engine of the other will ignite the neon ‘no’ next to the vacancy on TPF’s Welterweight Title.

Keep up with the play-by-play and other live updates of TPF 31 by following along on Twitter @norcalfightmma.

Results Include:

Adrian Diaz vs. Cody Gibson for the TPF Featherweight Title

  • Results: Diaz def. Gibson in Round 3 (1:46) by way of guillotine

Buddy Wallace vs. JC Llamas for the vacant TPF Welterweight Title

  • Results: Wallace def. Llamas in Round 1 (5:00) by way of injury stoppage

Joe Neal vs. Alex Rojas in the bantamweight division

  • Results: Neal def. Rojas in Round 2 (:35) by way of TKO

Nathan Stolen vs. Tyler Diamond in the featherweight division

  • Results: Diamond def. Stolen by way of unanimous decision

Van Palacio vs. Chris Lewis in the heavyweight division

  • Results: Lewis def. Palacio in Round 2 (4:38) by way of TKO

Paradise Vaovasa vs. Jalin Turner in the lightweight division

  • Results: Turner def. Vaovasa in Round 1 (1:30) by way of TKO

Armando Espinoza vs. Diamond Templeton in the lightweight division

  • Results: Espinoza def. Templeton in Round 1 (2:07) by way of triangle

Mohammed Usman vs. Derrick Williams in the heavyweight division

  • Results: Usman def. Williams in Round 1 (1:16) by way of Kimura

Angel DeAnda vs. Mike Morales in the light heavyweight division

  • Results: DeAnda def. Morales in Round 1 (2:55) by way of TKO