The ESPN Friday Night Fights show in Santa Fe, had solid card. In the main event Covina, California’s John Molina Jr., hesitant early on in the fight, blasted Danny Williams with a huge over the top righthand in the fourth round.
Santa Fe’s Brandon Holmes thrilled his hometown fans with a very impressive professional debut. He even got some TV time, being the first fight shown on the ESPN televised portion of the slate.
Here are the rest of the highlights from the week that was in local combat sports action and news…
ESPN Main Event
John Molina Jr. (25-2, 20KOs) def. Dannie Williams (22-3, 18KOs) via 4th rd TKO 02:16.
ESPN Co-Main Event
Brandon Gonzales (17-0, 10KOs) def. Don Mouton (12-4-1, 10KOs) via UD (78-75, 77-75 x2)
Archie Ray Marquez (14-2, 8KOs) def. Rynell Griffin (6-12-3, 2KOs) via UD (58-56 x2, 59-55)
ESPN Final Bout
Eduardo Dominguez (1-0) def. Joshua Montoya (0-2) via UD (39-37 x2, 40-36)
ESPN Opening Bout
Brandon Holmes (1-0, 1KO) def. Abelardo Esparza (0-1) via 4th rd TKO 00:36.
Cecilia Renova (1-0) def. Amberly Trujillo (0-1) via UD (40-36 x 3)
Michael Coca Gallegos (1-10-1, 1KO) def. Alejandro Hernandez (0-1) via 1st rd TKO 01:11.
Jackson’s-Winkeljohn’s MMA fighter and longtime New Mexico resident Isaac Vallie-Flagg announced that he will be fighting UFC veteran Yves Edwards May 2nd at UFC 156 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Waterson to challenge for Invicta FC Atomweight belt
Jackson’s-Winkeljohn’s Michelle Waterson will fight for a major MMA title as she headlines Invicta FC 5 against current Atomweight Champion Jessica Penne The event is expected to take place April 13th in Invicta FC’s first event outside of Kansas City, MO.
Ignite Fighting Championships
Bushido MMA went 2-1 Saturday night at the Ignite Fighting Championships in Amarillo, Texas. SWFight.com 2012 Amateur Fighter of the Year Armando Rivas improved to 6-0 and his teammate Eddie Gamboa also remained undefeated boosting his record to 4-0.
Judgement MMA Hosts First Smoker
A packed gym in Rio Rancho, welcomed Judgement MMA’s first smoker. Click here to view the results.