Tachi Palace Fighting results 8-7 Lemoore, Former WEC stars plus David Bollea, Hulk's nephew



By Daniel Galvan

- In the main event, Ian Loveland knocked down Casey Olsen with a hard shin to the chin of Olsen.  Following the knockdown, Loveland landed several ground strikes, until the fight was called at 38 seconds in the first round.  Loveland retained the TPF Bantamweight Championship with an impressive victory that showcased his stand-up ability and killing instinct.
- Georgi Karakhanyan retained his TPF Featherweight Championship in decision fashion against Micah Miller.  The fight between both men was a grueling, five-round clinch battle where Karakhanyan was able to land damage and garner the superior control. 
- Brad McDonald, the brother of top UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald,  lost in the featherweight division against Art Arciniega.  Arciniega did just enough to beat McDonald on the judge's score-cards.  In the first two rounds, Arciniega scored critical point by taking down McDonald and controlling him with strong top position grappling.  McDonald looked a bit more aggressive on the fight, but it was too late as he was facing a two-round deficit. 
-Anthony Avila and Andre Fili, two featherweight Team Alpha Male prospects, looked impressive with victories over Sergio Quinones and Ricky Wallace respectively. After scoring with accurate strikes, Avila submitted Quionnes with the Team Alpha Male signature submission, the guillotine choke.  Andre Fili thrashed Washed at the end of the first with vicious ground and pound. In the second round, a shaken Wallace was able to muster up a takedown on Fili, but Fili locked on an arm-bar for the submission win.  Controversy surrounded the finish as the referee Marcos Rosales claimed that Wallace tapped out, but Wallace disputed that claim and after reviewing the fight, it appears as though Wallace, in fact did not submit. 
-The submission of the night had to have been in the lightweight bout between Poppies Martinez and Jason Drake.  Martinez was able to lock on a heel hock in the first round and secure the tap. 
- Also on the card, Light Heavyweight Angel DeAnda finished Drew Montgomery with ground and pound from the guard at 4:30 in the first round.  That was the tenth victory for DeAnda.  In the Bantamweight division, 20 year-old Alex Perez submitted Javier Galas with a rear-naked choke at 1:37 in the first period.  Meanwhile, also in the bantamweight division, Rolando Velasco choked Antonio Duarte out cold with a guillotine choke at 2:57 in the first round.
-The nephew of Hulk Hogan, David Bollea looked terrible in a loss against Zeth Martin in the welterweight division. Martin a 6'3'' fighter utilized his lanky body to dismantle Bollea with leg kicks. In the second round, Martin dropped Bollea with kicks and then finished him with ground and pound in just under a minute in the second stanza.  Bollea's striking looked sloppy, and he gassed early. 
- Jessica Rakoczy recorded her first victory against fellow flyweight Kristen Gatz, who was making her pro debut.  Rakoczy dominated Gatz on the feet, knocking her out with a straight right at 2:19 in the first round. 
-It's worth noting that referee Marcos Rosales had a terrible night.  Rosales was too hesitant as there were instance in both the Fili/Wallace and Bollea/Martin fights were the fight should have been stopped due to ground and pound.  Rosales also refereed the fight between Duarte and Velasco where Duarte was clearly out cold for several, vital seconds.

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