STFC 23 Results!

Official Results

Carlos Diego Ferreira defeated Jorge Cortez via submission (kimura) at :43 of the first round.
Andrew Garza defeated Joshua Trevino via KO at 2:55 of the first round.
Bernard Louis defeated Javier Rendon via submission (kimura) at :25 of the second round.
Andrew Deleon defeated Miguel Cobos via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:54 of the first round.
Clemente Menguito defeated Oscar Ortiz via TKO (ground and pound punches) at 2:12 of the second round.
Fabian Saldinas defeated Mark Beltran via TKO (body kick and punches on the ground) at :52 of the second round.
Carlos Martinez defeated Josh Sharpless via KO (punch) at :07 of the first round.

On December 7th, 2012, the STFC put on their 23rd installment of MMA offerings. The headliner was local sensation, BJJ black belt Carlos Diego Ferreira taking on Jorge Cortez at an announced catch weight of 165 lbs. Ferreira is riding a four right win streak, with no blemishes on his record. Ferreira has been establishing himself as a great grappler, as he consistently competes with high level grapplers like Andre Galvao and Bill Cooper. Cortez has a record of two wins, and six losses.

As the first round started, Ferreira immediately rocked Cortez, knocking him to the ground. The Brazilian quickly got mount and started landing significant blows on Cortez. Ferreira would switch back and forth between the mount and back mount seamlessly. After getting the mount again, Ferreira locked in a nasty kimura that forced Cortez to tap out at :43 of the first round. Ferreira showcased his improve striking by causing that great knockdown and now moves to 5-0 in his MMA career. It’ll be exciting to see what Ferreira does next in his MMA career.

The co-feature of the evening involved Andrew Garza and Joshua Trevino in a catchweight of 195 lbs. McAllen’s Garza, in a show of class, donated his fight purse to the Wounded Warriors Project. Garza came out in a fury against Edinburg’s Trevino, power punches galore. Trevino got Garza in a clinch position, Trevino landed some good body shots at that point. They didn’t stay there long as they started swinging away. Garza was landing huge bombs, but Trevino came back to briefly to hurt Garza as well. Then Garza came back, landing big power strikes. Then, in an unusual moment, it seemed that the 10 second clapper confused Trevino, as he turned to the referee, he left himself open and was knocked out at 2:55 of the first round. Garza now has a record of 5-3, while Trevino falls down to 1-2. “That’s what I call a slugfest,” said Rock N Roll James.

Before the co-main event, heavyweights Vernon Lewis and Javier Rendon took center stage. McAllen native Javier Rendon had the support of his hometown audience as he took Waco’s Louis to the mat. Lewis caught an armbar from the bottom, but Rendon slammed him on his head. They got back up on their feet, and Lewis landed a nasty knee. Rendon took him back to the mat, briefly got mount but started to work hard elbows from the half-guard position. Lewis swept Rendon as the round came to an end. The second round got underway as Rendon took Lewis mat yet again. However, this time Lewis locked in a kimura to force Rendon to tap out at :25 of the second round. Lewis, who took the fight on eight days notice, is now 1-2.

In earlier action, Miguel Cobos and Andrew Deleon competed in the bantamweight division. Cobos, a Palmview native with a record of 1-1, was dominated via grappling by Houston’s Deleon, who was making his pro debut. After several takedowns and dominant positions, Cobos was finished via Deleon’s rear naked choke at 1:54 of the first round. Deleon is now 1-0.

Filipino-American Clemente Menguito stepped into the McAllen Convention Center to prove his skills against Rio Grande City’s Oscar Ortiz in a bantamweight bout. Early in the first frame, Ortiz caught Menguito in a guillotine choke. Menguito escaped the hold, then started working hard strikes from inside Ortiz’s guard for most of the first round. Menguito started strong in the second round, outlanding Ortiz on the feet, even hitting two spinning back fists. The fight hit the ground again, and Menguito started working his stiff ground and pound. After several unanswered blows by Menguito, referee Jake Montalvo stopped the fight at 2:12 of the second frame to award Menguito the TKO win.

Representing Team Paragon RGV, Mark Beltran stepped into the cage to square off with Santa Rosa’s Fabian Saldivar in a welterweight bout. What was mostly a striking battle came to an end after Saldivar landed a vicious body kick to finish Beltran via TKO at 52 seconds into the second round.

In the opening contest of the night, Carlos “El Lobo” Martinez out of Houston, faced off with Gracie Barra fighter Josh Sharpless in the welterweight division. Sharpless, representing McAllen, was knocked out in seven seconds into the first round.

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