By Colin Leon Guerrero
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.
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 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
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.
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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