Carter Williams made quick work of Ruben Villareal. | Photo:
WOODLAKE, Calif. -- Doug
Marshall rebounded from his recent loss to Giva
Santana, and he did it in impressive fashion.
Marshall and Richard
Blake met in the main event of
Twilight Fight Night “Numero Uno,” and the former
WEC ace countered a punch from his opponent with a single right
that put him down and out just 21 seconds into the contest. Blake
lay stretched out on the mat as Marshall climbed the cage and the
hometown crowd cheered the local favorite.
Former K-1 kickboxing talent Carter
Williams needed only 13 seconds to dispatch journeyman Ruben
Villareal. Williams stormed out and landed a low kick that
caused “Warpath” to stumble backward swearing. Williams then
attacked with punches, dropping his prey, who turtled up and showed
no signs of defending himself.
Local favorite Cain
Carizosa remained undefeated against a game but outmatched
Romero. Carizosa mixed solid striking with dynamic ground work
en route to a unanimous decision victory following three
Carizosa escaped a tight looking armbar in the
first, and then began pulling away. Romero found himself on his
back throughout the match, throwing up armbar attempts that never
again came close. By the third frame, Carizosa looked dominant
pounding away from side control. Romero hung on, but could mount no
effective offense. In the end, the judges scored it 30-27 (twice)
Quinones (top) outlasted Vidal.
Quinones outlasted Anthony
Vidal to clinch a unanimous decision. Vidal threatened early
with a tight triangle that he turned into an armbar, but after
round one it was all Quinones’ superior takedowns. Vidal was a
threat on the feet, but he had no answer to the stifling top game
of Quinones. All three judges warded the fight to Quinones with
matching 29-28 scores.
Cabezas defeated Steve
Ramirez via submission from an armbar in a sloppy but
entertaining affair. Ramirez was game and threw bombs throughout,
but ran out of energy in the third. Cabezas was taken down again
and again, but kept finding ways to escape and roll out of
dangerous positions. The finish came at
1:12 of round three.
Becerra and Chris Brady
went toe to toe for three rounds. Becerrea walked away with the
decision win with 29-28 scores across the board.
Christensen began the night’s action submitting Brandon
Anderson with an Americana at just 1:19 of the opening period.