This past week saw the Jackson’s camp go 5-2 at Mescalero Warrior Challenge 2 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. It also saw 36-year old boxer Frankie Archuleta, lose his third consecutive contest by TKO. Can you believe it’s already been eight years since he became the third person to beat 5-time world champ Johnny Tapia?
A couple of young and hungry fighters; Team Tapia’s Josh “Pitbull” Torres and Chavez Dojo’s Joby Sanchez, announced their intentions to escalate their careers. (article)
Overall a solid week. We would like to thank all of you for your helping this past week be a successful one for the website. Our passion for local MMA and boxing runs deep and look forward to providing the best reporting possible.
Mescalero Warrior Challenge 2 (MMA)
Freddie Lux (6-1) def. Coty “Ox” Wheeler (14-5) via RNC 1st rd
Nick Urso (3-1) def. Paco Castillo (6-6) via RNC 1st rd 03:38
Clint Roberts (3-2) def. Geronimo Gonzales (1-4) via KO 1st rd 00:17
Johann Perez (1-0) def. Adam McGurk (0-1) via knee bar 1st rd 01:58
Martin Sano (1-0) def. Adam Gonzales (0-2) via triangle 1st rd 02:16
Landon Vannata (1-0) def. Adrian Apodaca (0-1) via TKO 1st rd 02:38
George Clynes (3-0) def. Andrew Velasquez (4-1) via TKO 1st rd 00:59
Glen Chapa (4-0) def. Arnulfo Ortega (4-1) via RNC 2nd rd
Our full coverage:
Lux defeats Ox, Vannata Wins Debut: Mescalero Warrior Challenge 2
Uscombatsports.com – Wheeler Comes Home to Cheers Despite Lackluster Performance
King of the Cage: Nightmare (MMA)
Sarah Alpar def Monica Lovato via decision
Donald Sanchez def Warren Stewart via decision
Dorian Dixon def Efren Castaneda via decision
Jesse Jaramillo def Eric White at 1:28 in rd3 TKO
Jess Martinez def Danny Holguin via unanimous decision (30-27)
Julia Kim def Jessica Kenneth via split decision (29-28,29-28,28-29)
Charlie Williams def Lupe Ramirez at 2:16 in rd1 via submission (trachea choke)
Aaron Perls def Aaron Aanstad via unanimous decision
Mitch O’Connell def Joey Trevino via unanimous decision
Sage Everidge def Ivan Vega 2:51 in rd1 via submission ( rear-naked-choke)
Mike Manning def Fernando Sanchez at 2:13 in rd1 via submission (rear-naked-choke)
Linus Yellowhorse def William Little at 0:22 in rd1 via submission( arm-bar)
Albuquerque’s Frankie Archuleta (27-10, 14KO) lost via 4th rd TKO to Irishman Patrick Hyland (26-0, 12KO) in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Bellator 68 (MMA)
Friday– MMA: Travis Marx (19-4) lost by unamious decision (29-28, 3x) to Marcos Galvao (12-5-1) in the semi-finals of Bellator’s Bantamweight Tournament.
In Other News:
Boxing: Albuquerque welterweight boxer, Josh “Pitbull” Torres (7-1-1, 4KO) announced that he will be fighting Raul Carrillo (9-1, 6KO) June 30th. The fight will take place in Carrillo’s hometown of Longmont, Colorado.
MMA: Chavez Dojo’s Joby Sanchez (3-1) has registered to participate in Xtreme Championship Fighting’s Open Fighter Tryouts Saturday June 9th in Springfield, Massachusetts.