Uscola Blasts Marshall; Serao Takes Middleweight Belt at TPF 6
LEMOORE, Calif. -- Kyacey Uscola
knocked out Doug Marshall
in the main event of Tachi Palace Fights 6 on Thursday at the Tachi
Palace Hotel and Casino.
Uscola, fresh off a stint on “The Ultimate Fighter,” needed just
3:17 to finish off the former WEC champ. Marshall came out looking
to strike, but Uscola wanted it on the mat. Uscola got the
takedown, took Marshall’s back and landed brutal, echoing shots
that put Marshall out cold.
Serao captured the Tachi Palace Fights middleweight title with
a hard-fought split decision over local favorite Anthony Ruiz.
It was obvious from the start that Serao wanted nothing to do with
the stand-up game. He kept his defense tight, avoided exchanges and
looked for takedowns. His aggressive jiu-jitsu game and stifling
top control were the keys to victory.
Ruiz, who clearly had the crowd behind him, never found his range
on the feet. He spent most of the time on the mat defending against
Serao’s impressive arsenal of submissions. Serao began losing steam
as the fight wore on, and Ruiz looked dominant in the fifth round,
but Ruiz’s efforts were too little too late.
Former WEC 155-pound champ “Razor” Rob
McCullough fought his way to a unanimous decision over UFC
veteran Corey Hill.
McCullough had trouble getting inside on the long-limbed Hill, but
he managed enough offense to secure the judges’ nod.
Hill threatened with submission attempts in every round. McCullough
was able to defend and finished the final round with dominant
ground-and-pound from Hill’s guard to seal the victory.
Miller won a unanimous decision over tough UFC veteran Diego
Saraiva. Saraiva was game, but he managed almost no meaningful
offense. Miller controlled the range of the fight, stuffing all of
Saraiva’s takedown attempts and turning the fight into a boxing
match. Saraiva was visibly frustrated at his inability to reach the
Miller will now get a crack at TPF 145-pound champ Isaac
Montague looked impressive in defeating Luis Gonzales via TKO
in the first round of their flyweight match. Montague controlled
the pace, used great takedown defense to keep the fight standing
and landed a right to drop Gonzales near the end of round one.
Montague followed Gonzales down and landed two punches to flatten
his opponent out. The ref stepped in at 4:42 of the first
Henle barely escaped receiving his first loss. He fought
Hart to a 28-28 draw on all three judges’ cards. Hart would
have walked away with the win if not for a dubious point deduction
for an unintentional groin shot in the second round.
Ramirez def. Stephanie
Frausto -- Split Decision
Martinez def. Mark
Matthews -- KO (Punches) 2:41 R1
Becerra def. Gabriel
Solorio -- Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3:22 R2
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