Gomez, McCall, Marshall Lead Tachi Palace Fights 10 Payroll
By: Mike Whitman Aug 9, 2011
McCall made waves at Friday night’s Tachi
Palace Fights 10, as “Uncle Creepy” took home both the
promotion’s flyweight title and the evening’s second-largest fight
McCall walked away with $8,000 for his third-round submission of
former champion Darrell
Montague, who was awarded $4,000 in defeat. McCall caught
Montague in a rear-naked choke to lift the title from his foe at
the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.
The evening’s heftiest paycheck went to former flyweight king
Gomez (Pictured), who netted $10,000 for his second-round
submission of Drew Bittner
($1,500). Another top flyweight, Brazilian Jussier da
Silva, took home $7,000 after cruising to a unanimous decision
over Japanese veteran Mamoru
In featherweight action, Eddie Yagin
claimed the promotion’s vacant 145-pound title when he finished
former Bellator champion Joe Soto with a
guillotine choke just 2:00 into their bout. Yagin was awarded
$6,000 for his victory, and Soto’s pay was the same in defeat.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu wiz Giva Santana
also earned $6,000 for his 29-second win over former WEC light
heavyweight titleholder Doug
Marshall, who matched his pupil McCall’s payday at $8,000.
Santana grounded his opponent quickly and took Marshall’s back as
he tried to arise, sinking in a rear-naked choke that put “The
Rhino” to sleep.