Brandon Cash stopped Javy Ayala in brutal fashion. | Jeff
COARSEGOLD, Cailf. -- Chukchanci Gold Hotel and Casino hosted
& Comers 12 “Turning Point”
in front of a packed house
Saturday night. Only one fight made it out of the first round.
The main event featured Fresno’s Brandon
Cash trying to turn around a three-fight losing streak against
Porterville, Calif.,’s Javy Ayala.
Cash did so in exciting fashion.
Cash (left) laid Ayala down and out.
Cash came out swinging and nailed Ayala with a
hard right hand. The stunned Ayala immediately clinched and at took
Cash down against the fence. Cash regained his feet, created
distance, and began throwing his fists wildly. Ayala answered,
winging punches back, but it was “Money” who was getting the better
of the exchange.
The fighters separated for an instant and Cash smiled and signaled
his opponent to bring it on. The Strikeforce
veteran then pressed forward, throwing powerful combos that pressed
his opponent against the cage. A left-right combo landed and out
the outmatched Ayala fell face first to the canvas. The knockout
unfolded just 31 seconds into the first round.
Ruiz and Steve Urias
went toe-to-toe in what was easily the fight of the night.
Eastom (top) took out Williams.
Both fighters backed up solid stand up with
exciting submission attempts and ground transitions. Urias looked
close to finishing twice with omoplata attempts, but “The Firebaugh
Kid” defended well and controlled enough of the bout to earn a
Eastom needed only 18 seconds to dispatch Josh
Williams. Eastom took his foe’s back standing against the cage
and forced him down on all fours. Williams tapped immediately.
Eastom and the crowd seemed confused until Williams pointed to his
In earlier action Gabriel
Carrasco, fighting out of
American Kickboxing Academy, won by tapout via rear-naked choke
Also on the card, Reece Brown
improved his record to 1-1 with a 0:14 technical knockout win over
the previously unbeaten Matt
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