Connect with us

MMA/Boxing

SANCHEZ SUFFERS FIRST CAREER LOSS

In a closely contested battle, ‘Killa Bee’ was edged out by the veteran Gonzalez in Invicta 37.

By Robert Balajadia

The first loss of Brogan ‘Killa Bee’ Sanchez’s career (6-1) came on her biggest fight to date against the veteran flyweight Pearl Gonzalez via Unanimous Decision as the two headlined Invicta 37 in Kansas City Friday evening.

Gonzalez secured two takedowns in the 1st round and a key double-leg takedown in the 3rd that had likely given the UFC vet the advantage on the scorecard. Much of the match was fought in close quarters and up against the cage with neither fighter being able to find the range in the stand up.

The newly appointed black-belt in Sanchez defended Gonzalez on the ground well, but Gonzalez did maintain top position for majority of their ground engagements as the announcers were giving testament to Gonzalez’s strength.

Both fighters let hands and kicks fly for the first four minutes in the 2nd round, though both showed a cautious approach in their striking attempts as neither were able to land many significant blows.

Gonzalez got the most out of the crowd with a big double-leg slam in the 3rd, but Sanchez never appeared to be in much danger at any point in the match.

Sanchez was able to land a couple of elbows in the clinch in the opening round to cause some bleeding to Gonzalez’s nose, but all judges would score the contest 30-27 in favor of Gonzalez.

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

June

July 2020

August
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for July

1st

No Events
Events for July

2nd

No Events
Events for July

3rd

No Events
Events for July

4th

No Events
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for July

5th

No Events
Events for July

6th

No Events
Events for July

7th

No Events
Events for July

8th

No Events
Events for July

9th

No Events
Events for July

10th

No Events
Events for July

11th

No Events
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for July

12th

No Events
Events for July

13th

No Events
Events for July

14th

No Events
Events for July

15th

No Events
Events for July

16th

No Events
Events for July

17th

No Events
Events for July

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for July

19th

No Events
Events for July

20th

No Events
Events for July

21st

No Events
Events for July

22nd

No Events
Events for July

23rd

No Events
Events for July

24th

No Events
Events for July

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for July

26th

No Events
Events for July

27th

No Events
Events for July

28th

No Events
Events for July

29th

No Events
Events for July

30th

No Events
Events for July

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

St. John’s Knight Aarman Sachdev

Polls

Would you like to see the first ever 2020 Fantasy Baseball Drafted teams compete against each other?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Since forming the GNYFF in 2009, the league has never gone without a season until 2020. The league announced their plans to cancel the 2020 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Former Guam resident and UFC fighter Jon Delos Reyes received his jiu-jitsu black belt in Las Vegas from Professor Raul Jimenez. Congratulations JDR!

More in MMA/Boxing