Shields and Faber Win in the City by the Bay
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 — Hometown boy Jake Shields (Pictures) made a crowd of 6,800 at the Cow
Palace proud with a dominating performance over Steve Berger (Pictures) Saturday night.
From the moment the welterweights hit the ground early in the
opening stanza, Shields was on Berger like an anaconda — it was
obvious that a very skilled fighter had ran into a buzz saw.
Berger, bewildered and confused by the relentless attack, had no
chance to mount an offensive of his own. Shortly after the bell for
round two sounded Shields slammed Berger and began a
ground-and-pound display that forced the referee to call a halt to
the contest at the 1:36 mark.
Sacramento’s own Urijah
Faber (Pictures) found himself in a tougher fight
than many expected against Enoch Wilson (Pictures). Although Faber was never in any
real danger, Wilson kept scrambling and made it hard for “The
California Kid” to finish the standout Oregonian bantamweight.
Faber took Wilson’s back on several occasions, but was unable to
finish. However, you could see Faber’s confidence build late in the
first round and that continued until the referee stopped the bout
due to strikes at 1:01 of the second round.
“Malice at the Palace” Full Results
Nick Theotikos def. Josh Hancock TKO 0:58 R1
Marco Falcon def. George Rodriguez submission (rear-naked choke)
Alexander Crispim def. Gigo
Jara (Pictures) submission (rear-naked choke)
Moses Baca def. Dave
McMillian split decision 3R
Jason Pietz def. Vincent Perez submission
(Kimura) 1:39 R1
Marlon Sims (Pictures) def. Sal Guillena (Pictures) TKO 0:28 R1
(Pictures) def. Shannon Ritch (Pictures) tapout 3:46 R1
(Pictures) def. Jamie Hants (Pictures) TKO 0:59 R3
Nam Phan (Pictures) def. Aric Nelson (Pictures) TKO 4:11 R2
Urijah Faber (Pictures) def. Enoch Wilson (Pictures) TKO 1:01 R2
Jake Shields (Pictures) def. Steve Berger (Pictures) TKO 1:36 R2
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