MUNA, TOVES TAKE PREBAO HAO

MUNA, TOVES TAKE PREBAO HAO

📅01 June 2013
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By Colin Leon Guerrero

Ray Mendiola is on the attack with Angel Olivares trying to defend from the ground. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ray Mendiola is on the attack with Angel Olivares trying to defend from the ground. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Guam MMA fans flocked to the Guam Greyhound Park Friday night to witness some of Guam’s up and coming amateur fighters battle it out at Preba Hao 22. The event consisted of 11 fights. Also included in the fight card was a four-man tournament where the winners of both fights would earn themselves a chance to fight in the next PXC.

Angel Olivares def. Ray Mendiola via TKO referee stoppage

Olivares showcased his ground and pound game as he took Mendiola to the ground and controlled the pace of the first round. Mendiola came out of the second round looking fatigued which enabled Olivares once again to set the pace of the round eventually mounting Mendiola and unleashing a flurry of punches as the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.

Rocky Quichocho def. Mike Ulloa via TKO referee stoppage

Probably the most exciting fight of the night for the crowd, Quichocho and Ulloa started the first round with a bang exchanging punches back and forth. Quichocho would gain the upper hand as he managed to catch Ulloa off guard dropping him to the floor where Quichocho would mount and pummel away before being stopped by the referee.

“First punch woke me up and made it a little bit more wild,” said Quichocho who is looking forward to the next Preba Hao if asked to return.

Four-Man Tournament

The last two fights of the event was the four-man tournament, where the winners of both fights would get the chance to compete in the next PXC.

Ryan Toves connects with a left jab on Ryan Tongohan. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ryan Toves connects with a left jab on Ryan Tongohan. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ryan Toves def. Ryan Tongohan TKO referee stoppage

The first fight in the tournament was an explosive one as Toves came out aggressive knocking out his opponent in the first round. Looking to strike quick, Toves landed a lethal high kick to Tongohan’s head, which dazed him out for a bit as he tried to gain his composure. However Toves continued with a combination of punches and eventually knocking Tongohan down. The referee quickly stepped in and called the fight as Toves earned his chance to fight on the big stage.

When asked about how he felt about the fight Toves humbly answered, “It was a good fight, but it showed that I was more confident and now its time train harder for PXC.”

Josh Muna def. Raymond Salas via arm bar submission

Josh Muna is successful in taking down Raymond Salas. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Josh Muna is successful in taking down Raymond Salas. (photo by Andre Gadia)

For the last fight of the evening Preba Hao veteran Muna proved to the crowd that his ground game is just as explosive as his stand-up, going for the take down instead of the usual stand and bang mentality. Salas would counter the takedown by mounting on Muna, but could not capitalize as Muna converted for the arm bar eventually tapping out Salas.

“My experience helped me a lot, because I didn’t stick to my game plan but experience pays off,” answered Muna who now has a shot to fight at PXC.

Other Fights

Don Rasa def. Derek Padrones via Referee Stoppage

Keith Palacios def. Jon Lefever via Submission

Adrian Davis def. Paul Muna via Referee Stoppage

Eric Reyes def. Dan Fejerang via Unanimous Decision

Jose Ramirez def. Jeff Lefever via Referee Stoppage

Jesse Naputi def. Jason Mendiola via. Referee Stoppage

Tanner Santos def. Junar Jesus via Verbal Sumbmission

 

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Ray Mendiola and Anhel Olivares face off while getting instructions from referee Tony D'Angelo. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ray Mendiola and Anhel Olivares face off while getting instructions from referee Tony D’Angelo. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Angel Olivares connects with a straight right. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Angel Olivares connects with a straight right. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ray Mendiola keeps his distance from Angel Olivares. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ray Mendiola keeps his distance from Angel Olivares. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Referee D'Angelo steps in to stop the fight in the first round, with the TKO going to Jose Ramirez. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Referee D’Angelo steps in to stop the fight in the first round, with the TKO going to Jose Ramirez. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ryan Toves mentally prepares himself right before battle. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Ryan Toves mentally prepares himself right before battle. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Josh Muna applies a armbar where Raymond Salas will evetually tap out. (photo by Andre Gadia)

Josh Muna applies an armbar where Raymond Salas will eventually tap out. (photo by Andre Gadia)

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