Fausto is making his debut tonight, but is not showing any external signs of intimidation to the more experienced Chasteen. In what has started off as more of a traditional boxing match, it is Chasteen who landed the first kicks of the night, but Fausto is quick to answer.
In the first round Chasteen lands a beautiful spinning back elbow, but Fausto shakes it off. Fausto’s left eye begins to swell towards the ends of the first, but he’s all smiles returning to his corner.
Chasteen has hurt Fausto early in the second round, but Fausto recovers quickly before walking into a left jab. The pace has slowed within the second round and Fausto is clearly stunned but forges forward as Casteen tries to unload combinations on the debuting fighter.
In the third round both fighters looked almost as fresh as they did in the first. Fausto needs to steal the next two rounds in order to pull off a victory.
Fausto eats a right hand in the fourth and is knocked out. It was a tremendous effort in his first professional bout almost going the distance.
Your winner at 2:19 in the fourth round by KO, Nick Chasteen!
Middleweight (155 lbs) Jose Lopez (5-3) vs. Josh Shepard (3-1)
Round one and the fighters touch’em up as Lopez begins his attack to the body, but Shepard answers with an overhand right before tying up Lopez against the ropes to slow down the pace.
Lopez eats a knee to the liver and is knocked out in the first round.
Your winner at 1:33 in the very first round, Josh Shepard!
Featherweight (125 lbs) Sam Poulton (2-1) vs. Victor Saravia (2-0)
They touch’em up and Saravia is faster than an alley cat with his opening strikes, but Poulton is coming out with pure aggression and driving forward with his elbows looking to end the fight quick with a cut. Saravia is the more technical fighter, but can technique win out this time? Poulton has walked in to a lot of punches and both eyes are beginning to well. This first round has been non-stop as Poulton eats a left hook and gets a standing 8-count.
Round two starts off a little slower, but Poulton is still being aggressive and walks into two right elbows. Poulton is rushing in too much , which could cost him in the later rounds if his stamina doesn’t hold up. Round two comes to a close with an exchange of elbows that gets the crowd off their feet; we have a fight!
Round three and Saravia eats a body kick, but it looks like he’s ahead on the scorecard. Saravia beings his onslaught on Poulton who is relentless. Poulton is slowing down as he keeps wiping the blood from his face. Saravia is moving forward as the round comes to a close.
Midway through the fourth round and Saravia begins his barrage of attacks, leading with kicks and elbows, but Poulton is still move on, even with his right eye nearly shut and his nose pouring blood.
Fifth and finally round, Poulton needs a knock out to win this fight, but you never know which way the judges will go. Poulton’s nose looks to be broken but he’s still going, even as he limps along fro his left leg being shreded up from various leg attacks.
This one goes to the judges and your winner retaining his undefeated streak by unanmious decision, Victor Saravia!
Welterweight (145 lbs) Ben Yelle (23-16) vs. Malaipet (145-29)
Malaipet starts off slow in a tradition Thai style. If it goes to the third, then he lets everything fly. The now 175 fight veteran (counting this contest) is exuding confidence. Yelle fight history is impressive but nowhere nearly as so with the Thai fighter who adjusts his pink and blue trunks before going on the attack. Technique is everything and all of Malaipet’s strikes have been clean and on the button.
In the second round Malaipet effortlessly sweeps Yelle to the ground and knocks him down for a second time rather quickly with a right hand. The crowd is clearly behind Malaipet who has now bloodied the nose of Yelle.
The third round is underway and it is now time for Malaipet to unload. Yelle’s left light is redder than a ripe tomato. Malaipet lands two leg kicks above Yelle’s knee knocking him down both times, one more knock down and it’s a TKO. Malaipet is smerking at his opponent, but Yelle is a trooper, even though his body looks like a shooting target from all the blows he’s absorbed.
How Yelle can answer the bell is beyond me, it looks like he can barely stand, but he’s a fighter and fighters fight. They touch’em and Yelle is working the offensive, but Malaipet is dancing moving around, even with some slight swelling under his left eye. You can’t tell if Malaipet is playing with Yelle or is actually tired, but the smile on his face could be a good indication of what’s to come in the fifth round.
Final round is underway and Malaipet is clearly ahead on the scorecard. Malaipet eat a cup shot at the start of the round and only takes a couple of seconds to readjust. Yelle knocks down Malaipet with a left hand! That has to be the surprise of the night!
The crowd chants for Malaipet as the fight comes to an end and this one has gone to the judges.
Your winner by unanimous decision, Malaipet!
Women’s Featherweight (125 lbs) Chajmaa Bellekhal (44-10) vs. Tiffany Van Soest (10-2)
In the first round the fighters touch’em up as the American comes out with a flying right knee and staggers Bellekhal with a left hand. Van Soest is the shorter fighter, but closes the distance well working the left jab following it up by right roundhouse and stomp kicks.
Van Soest eats a right hook, but charges Bellekhal into the ropes forcing the referee to call for the break. The American looks fantastic as she strikes and then evades the counter attack.
The American comes out hard, landing a huge head kick and would have earned a second knock down if Bellekhal did not hold on to the ropes. Van Soest has earned the nickname “Time Bomb” as she’s picking her shots and knowing exactly when to unload on Bellekhal.
In the third round, Van Soest still controlled the pace and range of the right driving forward with a leaping forward with a Superman punch that drove Bellekhal about four feet. As Bellekhal attempts a dump, Time Bomb hits two back elbow opening u the distance to land a right stomp kick. The Dutchwoman is doing her best to keep the American at bay, but it’s not working out in her favor as Van Soest hits Bellekhal hard enough to knock her mouthpiece out forcing the referee to call time. How Bellekhal is still standing is amazing as she’s staggering more than she is dancing around the ring.
Heading into the fourth round and the fighters are giving it their all. Bellekhal’s corner dowsed her with water to wake her up as she is in the clinch again with Van Soest, it might have been a ploy to make her slippery, but it doesn’t seem to be helping her in the later rounds as it looks like Van Soest won the first three round. She finally is able to dump Bellekhal which will surely get the judges attention. Van Soest has done most of the talking with her feet, knees and elbows in this fight as Bellekhal looks spent. her punches are having little to know effect on the American. As the Dutchwoman was distracted by the referee, Van Soest lands two straight right hands before closing out the round.
Fifth and final round and Van Soest is dancing around like Mohammad Ali. She’s forcing Bellekhal to expend all her energy as she lunges in for a right cross and still misses, but gets caught in the clinch and dumped instead. Bellekhal is still stumbling around the ring but is pushing forward as she doesn’t know the meaning of quit. Van Soest still feeds her spinning back elbows and a reverse roundhouse kick to the head.
Bellekhal is falls up on the referee who drags her to the corner to have the doctor give her the OK to continue. The fight ends with Van Soest on the attack and falls in the hands of the judges.
Your winner by unanimous decision, Tiffany “Time Bomb” Van Soest!
Super Lightweight (140 lbs) Kevin Ross [Champion] (31-8) vs. Tetsuya Yamato (33-11-1)
It is now time for the main event of the evening as Kevin Ross defends his Super Lightweight title in the long awaited rematch with Tetsuya Yamato.
The men touch gloves and Yamato starts off with an attack to Ross’ left leg landing several unchecked kicks. Ross is talking the challenger, buying his time before he unleashes his attack but his leg is already turning red from early in the round. Yamato lands a left hook to the liver, but Ross is still standing. Yamato lands a right elbow and Ross is staggered, receiving a standing 8-count. Ross is cut in out on his feet as blood drenches from his hairline.
Yamato screams out, “I am king of the world!”
Your winner in the very first by TKO at 2:43 and NEW Super Lightweight Champion, Tetsuya Yamato!