Friday, May 12, 2017 – Epic Fighting took place at their home-away-from-home at the Four Points Sheraton in San Diego, CA.
Former UFC Middleweight, Chis Leben and Epic Fighting Promoter, Harvey Castellano were calling the fights, which are sanctioned by the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization (CAMMO).
Under CAMMO rules all fights are three, two-minute rounds and all title bouts are three, three minute rounds.
The results to Epic 34 are as follow:
Catchweight (160 lbs) Mario Lopez (1-4-0-0, 10th Planet Fight Team) vs. Devin Ochoa (0-3-0-0, Team Quest)
Round One – The fighter touch gloves as Ochoa pressures Lopez back to the cage, but Lopez takes cage control as they both are working the body with knees and punches from the over-under tie-up. The referee breaks them up and Lopez catches Ochoa’s kick pressing him back against the cage as they both work the body again. Ochoa drives in with a double leg and lands in Lopez’s guard who ennds this round on his back.
Round Two – They fighters meet in the center of the cage exchanging single leg kicks as Lopez drives Ochoa to the cage. Lopez stuffs the double leg attempt and escapes Ochoa with his fast hands. Lopez continues to have cage control but can’t sweep Ochoa, which forces a break in order to regain his balance. Lopez’s back is scratched up from Ochoa digging his fingers into him.
Round Three – Final round, the fighters touch cloves and the pace has slowed. Lopez uses his fast hands to set up an axe kick, but gets caught and taken down with a single leg as Ochoa lands in side mount while dropping knees. Lopez turns away from the cage and into Ochoa to avoid the knees, which only helped for a moment. Ochoa tries to transition to the mount but Lopez slips out, avoids the single and takes cage control after dropping several punches. The fight ends against the cage.
Your winner by unanimous decision, Mario Lopez!
Featherweight (145 lbs) Tim O’Leary (Debut, White Tiger) vs. Nathan Morris (Debut, SilverBack MMA)
Round One – These debuting fighters are fierce! They have been non-stop since the bell has rung. They are letting their hands and feet fly. It will only be a matter of time before these two start slowing down, but they have already made an impression on the crowd. O’Leary takes cage control and is driving Morris around the cage, but not able to finish the double leg until the bell sounds.
Round Two – Round two, they slow up the pace and quickly into this round Morris has to take a moment as he was accidentally picked in the groin with with a front kick. Time back in and both men are going just as fast as they were. Morris drops O’Leary with a left hook who is quickly back up to his feet and drives Morris back against the cage but still can’t finish the take down, leading them back to the center of the cage. O’Leary had an open shot for a right straight but hesitated on throwing out. O’Leary is either wobbly or gassed, we can’t tell from this angle.
Round Three – Both men are breathing heavy and the pace has substantially slowed as Morris leads with a single low kick. O’Leary attempted a sloppy single leg that went no where. O’Leary takes cage control, but Morris will not let him get that single leg. O’Leary looks to have finally gotten the single leg as both stumble to the ground before ending this round against the cage with O’Leary landing punches to close out the fight.
Your winner by split decision, Tim O’Leary!
Catchweight (130 lbs) William Herrera (Debut, 10th Planet HQ Fight Team) vs. Felix Funes (1-1-0-0, Independent)
Round One – Herrera quickly takes cage control as he’s working for a single lleg, but Funes forces his way out with body kicks. Herrera knocks Funes down, takes his back and gets the rear naked choke to end the fight in the very first round! What a debut!
Your winner by submission at 1:59 of the very first round, William Herrera!
Lightweight (155 lbs) James Rosas (1-0-0-0, SilverBack MMA) vs. Jorge Juarez (1-1-0-0, Fight Syndicate)
Round One – The fighters touch gloves as Rosa leads with a single, which is answered by Juarez, but is caught and taken down with a single leg, Juarez scrambles out of the mount, jumps into a guillotine but couldn’t finish it. He transitions to side mount, but Rosas escapes, takes Huarez down with a single leg, lands in side mount, only to have Juarez scamble out, drive him to the cage, take him down with a double leg against the cage and avoid Rosas’ Americana as the round ends.
Round Two – Rosas leads with a low kick and ends up eating a Superman Punch that lands him on top in Rosas’ guard, but Rosas’ escapes by using a butterfly guard, and from his back taps Rosas with a Kimura!
Your winner at 0:52 of the second round Jorge Juarez!
Flyweight (125 lbs) Jobani Herrera (2-1-0-0, 10th Planet HQ Fight Team) vs. Elijah Rubidoux (0-1-0-0, Fight Syndicate)
Round One – Rubidoux is starting out with several kick and drops Herrera with a front kick, gets over excited trips and now has Herrera in his closed guard against the cage. Rubidoux is working his way up the body looking for a triangle but Herrera slips out and takes him down and takes side control, Rubidoux tries to press of the cage but Herrera forces him back down ending this round in Rubidoux’s guard.
Round Two – The fighters continue to show respect by touching gloves and as Rubidoux throws a punch, Herrera catches him with an inside leg trip landing in Rubidoux’s guard. Rubidoux kicks his way back to his feet but Herrera takes cage control as he tries to transition to a double. Herrera is warned by the referee to stop grabbing the cage as the round ends.
Round Three – Final round and Rubidoux still looking to land those big kicks, but as he goes high, Herrera goes low with a double leg and has him pressed up against the cage in Rubidoux’s closed guard. The referee stands them up and Rubidoux again gets taken down for throwing a single high kick. This fight comes to an end against the cage.
Your winner by unanimous decision, Jobani Herrera!
Lightweight (155 lbs) Wolf Geaney (0-1-0-0, The Arena) vs. Pierre Bonn Gonzales (1-0-0-0, Team Quest)
Round One – Geaney goes high, but but Gonzales attacks back hard and a little sloppy has Geaney takes Gonzales down, takes his back and locks him up in a body triangle. Gonzels ismaking sure Geaney can’t get to his neck, Geaney lets him loosse just a little as Gonzales tries to transitions out and gets caught in an armbar to end this in the very first round!
Your winner by submission at 1:33 of the very first round, Wolf Geaney!
Catchweight (196 lbs) Kyle Agustin (0-1-0-0, White Tiger) vs. Tizoc Uribe (0-2-0-0, ISD)
Round One – Agustin goes high with his kicks, but that’s expected as the White Tiger school is known for their foot work. Uribe is being a little too patient in waiting for his opening as he’s eating too many of Agustin’s strikes, which the judges are noticing. Round one comes to a close against the cage with Agustin controling the entire round.
Round Two – Agustin looks a little gassed while Uribe looks indifferent. uribe is finally answering the kicks, but catching Agustin’s foot and landing a few punches of his own. Agustin is breathing heavy and that could be the opening for Uribe as he lands a body shot that leads to a head and arm throw. Agustin fights his way to his feet, but he’s gassed out and Uribe wins by strikes against the cage.
Your winner by TKO at 1:35 in the second round, Tizoc Uribe!
Bantamweight (135 lbs) Kiara Ramos (Debut, The Guild) vs. Keolahiwahiwa Pham (Debut, 10th Planet Costa Mesa)
Round One – Ramos is a little over committing to her strikes, but still landing against Pham who is taking cage control. Ramos has landed a few clean shots and if she doesn’t punch herself out, she could score a knockout. Pham is eating a lot of punches at the end of this round.
Round Two – Ramos is checking her eye but Pham keeps the pressure. Ramos is swining wildly at Pham’s head, but landing some good body shots. Pham is having trouble breathing from those body shots, but Ramos is punching herself out as they end round two against the cage.
Round Three – Ramos continues to attack Pham’s body, who is struggling to breathe but she refuses to go down. Phampresses forward, tying Ramos up againsg the cage but can’t finish that single leg. Pham is utilizing her dirty boxing skills but this one is going to the judges.
Your winner by unanimous decision, Kiara Ramos!
Catchweight (120 lbs) Odeatha “Toodie” Marshall (Debut, None) vs. Juliana Miller (Debut, San Diego Combat Academy)
Round One – Marshall goes high with a head kick and then catches Miller with a head and arm throw, but Miller pulls out and getting into full mount and taps Marshall with an armbar from top position against the cage.
Your winner by submission at 0:44 of the very first round, Juliana Miller!
Catchweight (150 lbs) Brandon Neal (0-1-0-0, Alliance Training Center) vs. (C) Joshua Kim (6-1-0-0, International Self Defense)
Although Jushua Kim is the Featherweight champion, this fight will be for for the Epic Fighting title at a Catchweight of 150 lbs and will be a three, three minute round fight as allowed by CAMMO.
Round One – The fighters touch gloves and Kim leads in with a low kick trying to intimidate Neal, who continues to smile even though he’s against the cage. Neal escapes from the cages, gets kick in the face and smiles it off before punching Kim in the face. This can easily be fight of the night just from how determined these fighters look.
Round Two – Kim gets knocked down but quick pops back up to take cage control and he punishes Neal with knees. Kimis attempting a leg sweep against the cage, but can’t finish it. Neal gets a take down but Kim effortlessly pops back up to his feet. Neal’s nose is bleeding but continues to press forward with body shots. The two bang it out agsint the cage to end round two.
Round Three – We are in the championship round and this could go either way! Neal comes driving in but Kim counters and finishes him off with strikes to retain his Epic Fighting title!
Your winner by TKO at 0:28 and still The Epic Fighting Featherweight Champion, Joshua Kim!