HDMMA News

Nov 14: At a Legacy Fighting Championship 37 held in the Arena Theatre in Houston,TX.
Richard Delfin(Granite Hills Grad) will face Augusto Mendes at this event.

Cody Bollinger Email Blast[1]
9/4/13 Premier Episode:
Cody Bollinger and El Pescador Mexican restaurant in Victorville hosted a viewing party for family and friends to watch episode 1. Around 50 to 60 people showed up for the event.
Bollinger defeated Rafael De Freitas via KO/TKO due to strikes end of round two to earn a spot in the fighter house. Bollinger was the first male picked by coach Miesha Tate.

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High Desert MMA’s  own Mike Phillips is hosting the Calendar Section of “Inside the Cage”

Episode 3…Click to view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JYMEgGk8r0

Episode 2…Click to view… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfmNKHjOxnA&list=UUOJP_xga1wuT09YRXZsaGEw&index=1

Episode 1…Click to view http://youtu.be/aDDIWIiXK6M

The show will have interviews with MMA fighters in studio and on location at the various MMA gyms,  “Technique of the Week” demonstrated by  MMA fighters, Calendar Section on up coming events, learn how the fighters train and their diets for getting ready for a fight and cutting weight, interviews from well-known people in the MMA business, interviews from various celebrities who are MMA fans, and much more……..

Two High Desert MMA fighters made the top 10 list and one Honorable Mention.

April 23rd, 2013, 12:06 am ·  posted by

With Serrano graduate Jamaal Franklin leaving a year early for the NBA Draft and the possibility of Dominick Reyes and Manase Foketi being selected in the NFL Draft later this week, we thought it was a great time to go over the top 10 professional athletes from the last 15 years who have connections to the High Desert.

• Dan Henderson: Henderson (Victor Valley High) represented the United States in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics and later became a big-time MMA fighter. Henderson was already the Pride Fighting Championships welterweight champion when he beat Wanderlei Silva for the middleweight championship, becoming the first fighter in a major MMA organization ….. http://hdsportspass.freedomblogging.com/2013/04/23/the-list-top-pro-athletes-from-the-high-desert/

 

 

 

72 local fighters and ex residents have fought in 16 different MMA organizations
Wins- 72
Loses- 53
**(four of the wins & loses were by Locals fighting Locals)

Fighters:
Andrew Allen, Jimmy Alonso, Nelson Alvarado, Laszlo Andrasi, Brad Arringdale, Bryan Baker, Adrian Bartee, Cody Bollinger, Aaron Bowman, Balentin Carmargo, Eric Castodio, Joe Condon, Chris Contreras, James Crawford, Luis Cruz, Chris Culley, Carl Culpepper, Richard Delfin, Thomas Denny, Fabian Diaz, Andrew Duarte, Marcus Edwards, Jake Enos, Sean Fall, John Flores, Ryan Fillingame, Brad Gambrell, Jeremy Gice, Cory Hall, Gerald Harvey, David Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, Justin Hernandez, Raul Hernandez, Ramon Jauregui, Josh Jensen, Jeremy Justice, Tyson Johnson, Paul Karsky, Rodolfo Larios, Jose Lopez, Maury Lopez, Louie Luviano, Marcelo Mafra, Brandon McKnight, Phillip Monarque, Tim Montenegro, Angel Munoz, Damian Munoz, Jonathan Noriega, Dennis Parker, Daniel Pinto, Jeremy Ramage, Nicholas Reber, Alex Reyes, Kasey Roberts, Michael Sanchez, Kenosha Saunders, Pete Schaffer, Joe Stevenson, Tom Stokes, Chris Solomon, Isaac Soto, Lucas Taber, Nick Vanderpool, Jason Walraven, Aaron Williams, Fred Williams, Teddy Williams, Zach Williams, Eric Winston, and Paul Samson Zilius.

Organizations:
Bellator, Badbeat(BAMMMA), Chaos in the Cage, Roy Englebrecht, Gladiator Challenge, King of the Cage, Mansion Fights, National Fight Alliance, Pandemonium, Pure MMA, Resurrection Fighting Alliance, Rebel Fighter, Ring of Fire, Xplode Fight Series, C3, and WMMA

JANUARY UPDATE

Jan 13: at Badbeat 4 event held in Commerce, CA
Joe Condon(Hesperia) defeated Vince Ortiz by Rear Naked Choke in the 1st round.
Eric Winston(Barstow Grad) defeated Josh Williams by a three round Split Decision.

Jan 14: King of the Cage event held in Santa Fe, NM
Chris Culley(Hesperia) lost to Donald Sanchez by KO, 4:45 into round one.

Jan 21: Xplode Fight Series event held in Center Valley, CA
Marcelo Mafra(Cobra Kai) defeated Michael Ferguson by armbar 2:15 into round one.
Brad Gambrell(Silverlakes) lost to Kevin Michel by Guillotine Choke 2:20 into round two.

Jan 21: C3 Fights event held in Newkirk, OK
Jason Walraven(Victorville) defeated Brian Heden by armbar 1:15 into round two.

FEBRUARY UPDATE

Feb 2: At King of the Cage event held at San Manuel
Joe Condon(Victorville) defeated Chadd Freeman by Rear Naked Choke, tapout, 1:27 into round two.

Feb 18: at Chaos in the Cage event held in Lancaster, CA
Paul Karsky(Victorville) lost to William Wheeler by Rear Naked Choke, 1:37 into round three.

Feb 26: at Gladiator Challenge evetn held at the Soboba Casino.
Balentin Carmargo(Hesperia) defeated Anthony Shifflet by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, :44 into round one.
Brandon McKnight(Hesperia Graduate) defeated Greg Guzman for the 135 title belt. He won via three round Unanimous Decision.
Paul Samson Zilius(Adelanto) defeated Jake Mylles by a three round unanimous decision.
Nick Vanderpool(Victorville) defeated Tony Gianopoulos by tapout :36 into round one.
Alex Reyes(Cage Combat Academy) defeated Garret Bilger by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 2:15 into round one.
Brad Arringdale(Victorville) lost to Gus Lemon ref stoppage :07 into round one.

MARCH UPDATE

March 3: at King of the Cage event in Las Vegas, NV.
Jose Lopez(Lucerne Valley) defeated Justin Hernandez(Apple Valley) by a Rear Naked Choke, 1:45 into round three.
Jonathan Noriega(Cobra Kai) defeated Justin Calhoun by a three round unanimous decision.
Laszlo Andrasi(Apple Valley) lost to Jermaine Macias by a Guillatine Choke, 1:19 into round two.
Ray Jauregui(Cobra Kai) defeated Roman Rodriguez by KO, 2:16 into round one.
Michael Sanchez(Victorville) defeated Kyle Jenkins by a three round Majority decision.
Maury Lopez(New Breed MMA) defeated Mike Sands by triangle choke 1:51 into round two.
Josh Jensen(Lucerne Valley) lost to Jason May by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, :15 into round one.
Richard Delfin(Apple Valley) defeated Sam Salutan by a three round unanimous decision.

March 16: at Badbeat 5 event in Commerce, CA
Joe Condon(Hesperia Grad) defeated Ismael Gonzalez by a 3 round split decision. 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.

March 30: at Bellator 63 in Uncasville, CT.
Granite Hills alumni, Bryan Baker advances to the final four of the Bellator Welterweight Tournament. Baker defeated Carlos Alexandre Pereira by a 3 round split decision. (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

March 31: at Worldwide MMA Sports (WMMA) event in El Paso, TX.
Thomas Denny lost to Karo Parisyan by a three round Unanimous Decision.

APRIL UPDATE

April 6: at a National Fighting Alliance event in Los Angeles, CA
Jeremy Ramage lost to Ako Harper by armbar :37 into round one.

April 26: at King of the Cage event in Highland, CA
Jason Walraven(Joe Stevenson Cobra Kai) lost to Tony Lopez via ref stoppage due to strikes, 2:48 into round one.
Chris Culley(Cobra Kai) lost to Richard Schiller via guillotine choke submission, 1:48 into round two.

April 29: At Gladiator Challenge event in San Jacinto, CA
Eric Castodio(Cage Combat Academy) lost to Niko Duran by a 3 round Majority Decision.
Paul Zilius(Adelanto) defeated Keith Welper by rear naked choke 1:43 into round one.
Jeremy Gice(Universal Grappling Academy) defeated Cody Weems ref stoppage due to strikes :10 into round one.
Andrew Allen(MMA 1) lost to Anthony Pinto, Dr. Stoppage end of round two.
Zach Williams(MMA 1) defeated Joey Apodaca ref stoppage due to strikes :27 into round one.
Fabian Diaz(Hesperia) defeated James Stelljes by rear naked choke 2:18 into round one.
Jorge Hernandez(MMA 1) lost to Blake Mesyn by a 3 round unanimous decision.
Nelson Alvarado(Universal Grappling Academy) defeated Anthony Shifflet by tapout 1:24 into round one.
Sean Fall(MMA 1) defeated Brandon Horton by guillotine choke :24 into round one.

MAY UPDATE

May 4: at Bellator 67 held in Rama Ontario, Canada.
Granite Hills Grad, Bryan Baker defeated Ben Saunders by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

May 12: at Pure MMA event held in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Cody Bollinger(Sultana Grad) lost to Din Thomas via Armber in round one.

May 19: At a King of the Cage “Future Legends 6″ event in Laughlin, NV
Cory Hall(Total Training Center) defeated Arsenio Jones via TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes 2:46 into round one.
Ramon Jauregui(Cobra kai) defeated Lamont Jackson via TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes 1:31 into round one.
Carl Culpepper(Cobra Kai) lost to Kyle Stewart by a 3 round unanimous decision
John Flores(Cobra Kai) defeated Alvin Davis by a 3 round unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 29-28.

May 26: at a Rebel Fighter event in Sacramento, CA
Paul Karsky(Victorville) lost via ref stoppage due to cut in round one.

JUNE UPDATE

June 2: At a Ring of Fire event in Broomfield, CO
Marcus Edwards(Granite Hills Grad) lost by a decision.

June 2: At a King of the Cage event in Las Vegas, NV
Aaron Williams(Lucerne Valley and Cobra Kai) defeated Jacob Malili by rear naked choke 1:18 into round three to win the 155 pound title belt.
Luis Cruz(Lucerne Valley and Lights Out MMA) lost to Greg Joiner by guillatine choke :12 into round two.
Phillip Monarque(Total Training Center) lost to Ramon Hernandez by a three round unanimous decision.
Rodolfo Larios(Oak Hills and Cobra Kai) lost to Donovan Santana by a three round unanimous decision.
David Hernandez(Apple Valley and Total Training Center) defeated Bryce Kim by guillatine choke 1:15 into round one.
Andrew Duarte(Lucerne Valley) defeated Adam Gentile by verbal tap :31 into round three.
Cory Hall(Total Training Center) lost to John Alvarado by rear naked choke 1:24 into round one.
Jonathan Noriega(Cobra Kai) lost to Osiel Liera by armbar :44 into round two.
Maury Lopez(New Breed Mixed Martial Arts) defeated Adrian Bartee(Cobra Kai) by TKO, :09 into round three.
Pete Schaffer(Team Focas Fight Wear and Cobra Kai) defeated Jake Enos(New Breed Mixed Martial Arts) by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, :47 into round three.

June 24, 2012: at Gladiator Challenge event in San Jacinto, CA
High Desert Fighters 8-2 on the night
Jorge Hernandez(MMA 1) defeated Robert Texidor via three round unanimous decision
Jimmy Alonso(MMA 1) lost to Brandon Brugman via KO 0:26 into round one.
Jeremy Justice(Universal Grappling Academy) defeated Mike Medina via KO, 0 :14 into round one.
Paul Karsky(MMA 1) defeated John Bond via armbar, 0:35 into round one.
Balentin Camargo(MMA 1) defeated Keith Welper via rear naked choke 1:04 into round one.
Fred Williams(Universal Grappling Academy) lost to Mike Smith unable to continue after round two.
Ryan Fillingame(MMA 1) defeated Caleb Cruz via three round unanimous decision.
Lucas Taber defeated Leonard Smith Jr. by three round split decision
Cody Bollinger(Sultana Graduate) defeated Gus Lemon by TKO, 1:51 into round one.
Tom Stokes(MMA 1) defeated Danny Lockhart via KO, :26 into round one to win the Heavyweight Title Belt.

June 24, 2012: at Roy Englebrecht event in San Diego, CA
Isaac Soto(Cobra Kai) lost to Eric Wilson by TKO, :45 into round one.

June 30, 2012: at a Resurrection Fighting Alliance event in Kearney, Nebraska
Joe Stevenson(Victorville) lost to Dakota Cochrane via Rear Naked Choke 1:04 into round two.

JULY UPDATE
July 13, 2012: at Badbeat 6 event in Commerce, CA
Chris Culley(Barstow Grad) defeated Vince Ortiz by rear naked choke 4:15 into round three.
Eric Winston(Barstow Grad) lost to Max Ceniceros by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 4:47 into round one.

July 20, 2012 at Bellator Fighting Championships in Tampa, FL
Bryan Baker(Granite Hills Grad) lost to Karl “Psycho” Amoussou in the Bellator Fighting Championships 72 welterweight finals. Baker lost via Heel Hook :56 into round one.

July 28, 2012 at Xplode Fighting Series event in Valley Center, CA
Chris Solomon(Apple Valley) lost by Armbar with 10 second left in round one.

July 28, 2012 at Chaos in the Cage event in Lancaster, CA
Paul Karsky(Victorville) lost to Nick Moghaddam by TKO ref stoppage, due to strikes :10 into round two.

AUGUST UPDATE
August 18, 2012 at Pandemonium event at Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles.
Lucas Taber defeated Daniel Hernandez by guillotine choke 2 minutes into round one.

August 18, 2012 at King of the Cage event at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, NEV.
Phillip Monarque(Total Training Center) defeated Heath Hampton by TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 1:15 into round one.
Kenosha Saunders(Team Focas) lost to Rafik Darnakh by TKO ref stoppage due to strikes :31 into round two.
Cory Hall(Total Training Center) lost to Vadim Goberman by TKO ref stoppage due to strikes in round two.
Ramon Jauregui(Cobra Kai) defeated Anthony Browder by guillotine choke 1:51 into round one.
Aaron Willimas(Cobra kai) defended his title by defeating Kurt Krum TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 2:20 into round three.

Aug 24: at a Mansion Fight Event in North Hollywood, CA
Issac Soto(Cobra Kai) lost to Sean Guzman by a three round unanimous decision.
John Flores(Cobra Kai) defeated Vincent Martinez by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 59 seconds into round one.

Aug 24: at a Fight Brigade event in Pueblo, CO
Marcus Edwards(Granite Hills Grad) won via KO, 26 seconds into round two.

Aug 26: at a Gladiator Challenge event in San Jacinto, CA
Tyson Johnson(Universal Grappling Academy) defeated Doug Trotter by Armbar 1:55 into round one.
Nick Vanderpool(Universal Grappling Academy) lost to Justin Polendey by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 1:46 into round one.
Daniel Pinto(Cage Combat Academy) defeated Alex Gutierrez by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 1:35 into round two.
Eric Castodio(Cage Combat Academy) lost to Alan Munoz by rear naked choke, 1:54 into round three.
Kasey Roberts(Barstow) lost to Nick Garcia TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 52 seconds into round three.

Aug 30: at King of the Cage event in Highland, CA at the San Manuel Casino
Jason Walraven(Cobra Kai) lost to Chad Herrick by KO 2:58 into round one.
Joe Condon(Cobra Kai) lost to Sevak Magakian by tapout armbar 1:58 into round one.

SEPTEMBER UPDATE
Sept 1: at King of the Cage event in Las Vegas at the Eastside Cannery Casino
David Hernandez(Total Training Center) defeated Eddie Gurrero won by split decision(29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Adrian Bartee(Cobra Kai) defeated Ronnie Moore by TKO ref stoppage due to a punch 10 seconds into round one.
Damian Munoz(Total Training Center) defeated Dustin Morales by 3 round unanimous decision.
James Crawford(Total Training Center) lost to Juan Solis by 3 round unanimous decision.
Justin Hernandez(Total Training Center) lost to Jose Qsada by tapout due to armbar 35 seconds into round two.

September 14, 2012: at a Gladiator Challenge event at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort.
Tommy Stokes(MMA 1) won by TKO 41 seconds into the first round.

September 29, 2012: at a Gladiator Challenge event at the Ysabel Casino Resort.
Teddy Williams(MMA 1 Gym in Hesperia) defeated Dominick Bond via Arm Bar :43 into round one.

OCTOBER UPDATE
Oct 6: at a King of the Cage event held at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Joe Condon lost to Derek Campos via TKO in round three.

Oct 12: at the Bellator Fighting Championship 76 Event in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Cody Bollinger(Sultana Graduate) lost to Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the Bellator Season 7 Featherweight tournament. Bollinger lost via TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 4:49 into round one.

Oct 12: at a Badbeat 7 event in Commerce, CA.
Chris Culley (Barstow graduate) defeated Tom Gloudeman via TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes 3:41 into round one.

Oct 20: at King of the Cage event in Laughlin, NEV
Justin Hernandez(Total Training Center) defeated Sam Hess via TKO, Doctor Stoppage – Laceration to the right eye end of round one.
Dennis Parker(Total Training Center) lost to Christian Cardona via 10 seconds KO in round one.
Gerald Harvey(Total Training Center) defeated Arthur Powell via 4 SECONDS KO in round one.
Pete Schaffer(Cobra Kai) lost to LJ Torres via 3 round Unanimous Decision.
Jonathan Noriega(Cobra Kai) lost to JJ Torres via 3 round split decision.
Nicolas Reber(Cobra Kai) defeated Goerge Wright via verbal tapout 58 seconds into round one.
Cory Hall(Total Training Center) defeated Raul Hernandez(Cobra Kai) by TKO 2:13 into round two.

Oct 25: at King of the Cage event in Highland, CA held at the San Manuel Casino.
Jason Walraven(Cobra Kai in Victorville) defeated Jason Ireland by tapout from a rear naked choke, 3:13 into round one.

Oct 28: At at Gladiator Challenge event in San Jacinto, CA. Held at the Soboba Casino.
Louie Luviano(MMA 1 gym in Hesperia) lost to Jared Ongaro by Guillotine Choke :37 into round 2.
Fabian Diaz(MMA 1 & American Jiu Jitsu Academy) defeated Jose Bermon by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes 2:00 into round one.
Aaron Bowman(Apple Valley) lost to Thomas Noel by rear naked choke :34 into round one.
Chris Contreras(MMA 1) defeated Richard Bond by a 3 round unanimous decision.
Balentin Camargo(MMA 1) defeated Jaime Lachappa by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes :30 into round one.
Nelson Alvarado(Universal Grappling Academy) defeated Mike Larence by TKO 1:07 into round one.
Tim Montenegro(Victorville) lost to Steven Barrajas by armbar 1:17 into round two.
Tommy Stokes defended the heavyweight title by defeating Mike Edwards via 12 second KO.

NOVEMBER UPDATE
Nov 17: at a Supremacy Event in Denver, CO
Marcus Edwards(Granite Hills Graduate) won via KO(flying knee) 32 seconds into round one.

November 17, 2012, at a RMBB Presents Mayhem 3 event in Lamar, CO
Richard Delfin(Granite Hills Grad) won via KO 3:32 into round one.

DECEMBER UPDATE
Dec 8: at King of the Cage event held at the Eastside Cannery in Las Vegas, NEV
Gerald Harvey(Total Training Center) defeated Spencer Spiker via three round split decision.
Cory Hall(Total Training Center) defeated Ranson Sheperd via three round split decision.

Dec 14: at Manison Fights event in North Hollywood, CA
Angel Munoz(Joe Stevenson Cobra Kai) lost by a first round TKO.

Dec 16: At Gladiator Challenge event in San Jacinto, CA. Held at the Soboba Casino.
Fabian Diaz(MMA 1 and Amercian JuJitsu Academy) defeated Tiger Bond by standing rear naked choke 1:36 into round one.
Tommy Stokes(MMA 1) defended his Gladiator Challenge HWY Title by defeating Jason Dimwedy by tapout 8 seconds into round one.

High Desert MMA will be starting a Non-Profit Charity “Thanks 4 Serving”. www.thanks4serving.org will be up and running soon. We will be giving away tickets to veterans and thier families to attend MMA and Boxing events in the area. Gladiator Challenge donated Tickets to there event this past August 26. Pictures will be posted soon. If you our a local business and would like to donate, feel free to contact us. Not only will you be sending Vets to events and a banner on the Thanks 4 Serving website, you will also be given a banner on Highdesertmma.com
Sincerely,
High Desert MMA Crew

Local fighter Cruz honored by High Desert MMA fans

published by admin on Tue, 02/07/2012 – 11:30

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

Lucerne Valley mixed martial arts fighter Luis Cruz was recently recognized by fans on the website highdesertmma.com with two annual awards.

Cruz won the 2011 award for

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78 different High Desert fighters competed in 2011 and here are your winners voted for by the fans.
Thank You for everyone who voted for your favorite Local MMA fighter and gym!
Special Thanks to Self Inflicted Klothing for making the High Desert MMA awards possible!!

“FIGHTER OF THE YEAR”
Cody Bollinger


Bollinger Went 3-0 for the year.
Apirl 22: Gladiator Challenge event held at Soboba Casino
Bollinger(Phelan) defeated Mike Christensen for the 145 title belt. Bollinger won by a 5 round unanimous decision.
Sept 10: at C3 fights in Newkirk, OK
Cody Bollinger(Phelan) defeated ex-UFC fighter Cameron Dollar by a 3 round Unanimous Decision. All three Judges scored it 30-27.
Dec 4: Gladiator Challenge event held at Soboba Casino
Cody Bollinger (Phelan) regained the 145 pound title belt. Bollinger defeated Aaron Neveu by a three round unanimous decision.

“KO of the Year”
Luis Cruz


Which one??
Sept 3: King of a Cage event in Las Vegas. Cruz(Lucerne Valley) defeated Daniel Marino(Apple Valley) by KO, :04 into round one.
November 5: U of MMA event Diamond Stadium, Lake Elsinore California Cruz(Lucerne Valley) defeated Julien Reveles(Team Focus) by KO :06 into round one.

“TKO of the Year”
Tyson Johnson


August 21: at Gladiator Challenge event. Johnson(Victorville) defeated Daryl Thompson by TKO, tapout due to strikes 1:30 into round one. Thompson weighed 20 pound heavier.

“Submission of the Year”
Lucas Taber


Sept 15: at a King of the Cage event, Taber defeated Jimmy Stormo by Armbar 42 seconds into round one.

“Newcomer of the Year”
Luis Cruz


Cruz went 3-0 for the year.
June 4: King of the Cage event. Making his MMA Debut, Cruz defeated Jerry Norris by TKO(ref stoppage due to strikes :49 into round one.
Sept 3: King of a Cage event in Las Vegas. Cruz(Lucerne Valley) defeated Daniel Marino(Apple Valley) by KO, :04 into round one.
November 5: U of MMA event Diamond Stadium, Lake Elsinore California Cruz(Lucerne Valley) defeated Julien Reveles(Team Focus) by KO :06 into round one.

“Gym of the Year”
Universal Grappling Academy in Victorville.

2011 Up- To- Date Information
79 local fighters and ex residents have fought in 22 different MMA organizations
Wins- 56
Loses- 54
Draw- 1
**(6 of the Wins and loses were by Locals fighting Locals)
Fighters: Kyle York, Bryan Baker, Daniel Marino, Eric Winston, Michael Sanchez, Ken Ocean, Melissa Edwards, Balentin Camargo, Nick Gambrell, Fred Williams, Justin Berg, Kasey Roberts, Max Kabir, Shawn Thurman, Jonathan Noriega, Kenosha Saunders, Brandon McKnight, Nelson Alvarado, Chloe Johnson, Tyson Johnson, Daniel Pinto, David Hernandez, Justin Hernandez, Cody Bollinger, Tim Lindsay, Jeremy Butler, John Flores, Paul Stone(Team Focus), Ramon Jauregui(Cobra Kai), Julien Reveles(Team Focus), Ethan Williams, Alex Rickard, Aaron Vanderlinden, John Morgan, Luis Cruz, Jeff Jones, Brad Arringdale, Brandon Lopez, Bakari McClain, Tom Gloudeman, Jose Lopez, Lucas Taber, Kenny Kilgore, Blake Phelps, Heath Cassol, Paul Karsky, Andrew McManus, David Reeder, Rudy Duran, Ronner Williams, Matthew Martinez, Seth Dikun, Palika Drummondo, Jason Walraven, Marcus Edwards, Joe Condon, Joe Calavitta, Jay Bennett, Jesus Reyes, Brandon Hastings, Alex Reyes, David Esquibel, Tom Wyatt, Aaron Williams, Nick Piecuch, Dustin Werner, Ralph Olivo, Clayton Vanbuskirk, Andrew Duarte, Josh Fry(Team Focus), Dan Henderson(Victor Valley alumni), Joe Stevenson, Jeremy Ramage, Thomas Denny(former resident & gym owner), Matt Hagge, Eric Johnson, Chris Culley, Sylvia Ruiz and Dale Breese

Organizations: Chaos in the Cage, King of the Cage, C3, U of MMA, Tuff-N-Uff, Strikeforce, Xplode Fight Series, Bellator, Kick Down, Fight Club OC, Art of Fighting, Ring of Fire, UFC, Invincible, Gladiator Challenge, Kansas Super Fights, All Star MMA & Boxing, Mohave Valley MMA, Cage vs Cons, National Fight Alliance, Rocky mt. Bad Boyz, and Maximum Fighting Championships
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FEBRUARY UPDATE
February 20 Gladiator Challenge(Soboba Casino):
Matt Hagge(Victorville) lost to Gabiel Lopez by Arm Triangle tapout, 2:47 into round 2.
Eric Johnson(Victorville) lost to Cody Huard by Guillotine Choke 2:35 into round 1.
Chris Culley(Barstow) lost to Aaron Neveu by 3 round unanimous decision.
Sylvia Ruiz(Victorville) lost to Francesca Lopez by 3 round split decision.
Dale Breese(Hesperia) defeated Mark Menzel by TKO, ref stoppage(Strikes) :39 into round 2

February 25 Maximum Fighting Championship(Canada):
Thomas Denny(Now lives in Denver area) and Sheldon Westcott (DRAW). one judge 28-27 for Denny, one judge sees it 29-28 for Westcott. Other judge has the fight 28-28. The fight is a draw.

MARCH UPDATE
March 3- UFC Live 3
Joe Stevenson(Victorville) lost to Danny Castillo by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 and 29-28)

March 5-Strikefore
Dan Henderson(Victor Valley High School Alumni) defeated Rafael Cavalcante by TKO(Punches) :50 into round three, at a Strikeforce event held at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

March 5-King of the Cage, Eastside Cannery Casino Las Vegas.
Shane Benbow def. Dustin Werner(Barstow) by TKO Ref Stoppage(Strikes) :17 into round one.
Tom Wyatt(Victorville) def. Ralph Olivo(Victorville) by Ref stoppage(Strikes) 1:57 into round one.
Clayton Vanbuskirk(Lucerne Valley) lost to Daniel Cuison by three round unanimous decision.
Andrew Duarte(Lucerne Valley) lost to Jared Lowe by Rear Naked Choke :50 into round 2.
Aaron Williams (Lucerne Valley) def. Efren Carrera by TKO ref stoppage(strikes) :38 into round two.
Josh Fry (Team Focus) lost to Walter Hayes by KO 1:02 into round one.

March 25-Chaos in the Cage, Lancaster California
Brandon Hasting(Hesperia) lost to Rhoden Rodney by KO 2:35 into round 3.
JJ Williams(Palmdale) lost to Pete Sabala by 3 round split decision.
Jay Bennett(Hesperia) lost to Daniel Mancha by heel hook 1:12 into round two.
Ruben Rosas(Lancaster) defeated Mike Frazier by tapout armbar 1:07 into round two.
Daniel McWilliams(Palmdale) defeated David Mancha by rear naked choked :40 into round one.
Alex Reyes(Hesperia) defeated Darren Smith by TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 1:31 into round one.

March 25-All Star MMA & Boxing, Commerce California
David Esquibel(Hesperia) defeated Orlando Aspericueta by a unanimous decision 30-27 all 3 judges.
Joe Condon(Hesperia) lost to David Weber by 3 round unanimous decision.

March 26-Mohave Valley MMA, Laughlin Nevada
Jesus Reyes(Barstow) lost to Jeff Deutschmann by a 3 round split decision
Dustin Werner(Barstow) lost to Justin Clark by tapout 1:20 into round one.

March 27-King of the Cage-Tarzana, California
Jeremy Ramage(Lucerne Valley) lost to Daniel Clarke by KO(Punches) in round one.
Eric Winston(Barstow Grad) defeated Keenan Lewis by Heel Hook :30 into round one.

APRIL UPDATE
April 2-Art of Fighting-Jacksonville, Florida
Chris Culley(Barstow) lost to Jahmal McLennan via submission(rear naked choke) 4:07 into round two.

April 16-Ring of Fire-Colorado
Marcus Edwards(Granite Hills Alumni) defeated Nick Laney by armbar 1:22 into round one. Edwards improves to 7-0.

April 21-King of the Cage-San Manuel
Jason Walraven(Victorville) defeated by Kosetatino Sinoti TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 1:25 into round two.
Palika Drummondo(Joe Stevenson Cobra Kai) lost to Kris Armbrister by 3 round unanimous decision.

April 21-Fight Club OC
Seth Dikun(Victorville) defeated Tyler Weathers via triangle choke 2:00 left into round 2.

April 22-Gladiator Challenge-Soboba Casino
John Morgan(Apple Valley) defeated Richie Hall via TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 1:22 into round one.
Jeremy Butler(UGA) defeated Ronnie Potter via KO :12 into round one.
Tom Gloudeman(Lancaster) defeated Luis Iniguez by rear naked choke 1:46 into round 2.
Tim Lindsay(Hesperia) lost to James Moontasri by KO :56 into round 1.
Matt Hagge(Victorville) lost to Nick Barnes by rear naked choke 1:32 into round 2.
Cody Bollinger(Phelan) defeated Mike Christensen for the 145 title belt. Bollinger won by a 5 round unanimous decision.
Ethan Williams(Apple Valley) defeated Matthew Martinez (Apple Valley) in an amateur fight. Williams won by majority decision.
Aaron Vanderlinden(Hesperia) lost to David Salas via TKO ref stoppage due to strikes :57 into round 1.

MAY UPDATE
May 6: Kick Down 91- Denver, Colorado
David Hernandez(Apple Valley) lost to Cody Gomez via submission (armbar) at 0:22 of round one.

May 7: Bellator 43 – Newkirk, Oklahoma
Bryan Baker(Granite Hills Alumni) defeated Joe Riggs via TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 3:53 into round two.

May 21: At Cage vs Cons event in Los Angeles
Joe Calavitta(Ex-Victorville resident) lost to Anthony McDavitt by TKO (punches) at 3:32 mark of round two.

May 27: Tuff-N-Uff… Las Vegas, NV
Marcus Edwards(Granite Hills Alumni) defeated Joey Guevara by triangle choke 1:00 into round one.

JUNE UPDATE
June 4: King of the Cage event-Las Vegas, NV
Lights Out MMA and Fitness in Lucerne Valley went 3-0 on the night. Making his MMA Debut, Luis Cruz(Lucerne Valley) defeated Jerry Norris by TKO(ref stoppage due to strikes) :49 into round one.
Jose Lopez(Lucerne Valley) also making his MMA debut defeated Ross Bradshaw with a quick :08 KO in round one.
Aaron Williams(Luceren Valley) defeated Zack Grossman by a three round unanimous Decision. Williams improves to 2-0. The event was held at the Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel.

June 12: Gladiator Challenge event at the Soboba Casino
Heath Cassol(Victorville) lost to Jake Mylles by Rear naked choke 2:28 into round one.
Blake Phelps(Apple Valley) lost to Nick Barnes ref stoppage due to injury 1:43 into round one.
Kenny Kilgore(Victorville) defeated Mathew Marquez by rear naked choke :25 into round two.
Lucas Taber(Serrano Graduate) defeated Matt Anderson ref stoppage due to injury :57 into round three.
Paul Karsky(Victorville) defeated Hank Jobe by rear naked choke 1:40 into round one.
Andrew McManus(Phelan) lost to Eddy Yagin via TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, 1:39 into round one.
Ronner Williams(Hesperia) lost to Deutisch Pu’u by KO 3:06 into round one.
Rudy Duran(Hesperia) lost to Ian Dela Cuesta by ref stoppage due to cut around eye 1:00 into round one.
David Reeder(Apple Valley) defeated Brock Carasez by a three round unanimous decision.

June 26: UFC Versus 4 in Pittsburgh, PA
Joe Stevenson(Victorville) lost to Javier Vazquez by a three round unanimous decision.

June 30: King of the Cage-Highland, CA
Chris Culley(Hesperia) defeated Kris Armbrister by TKO ‎2:51 into round one
Kyle York(Victorville) lost to Ryan Williams by a three round split decision.

JULY UPDATE

July 30: Respect in the Cage-Pomona, CA
Chris Culley(Hesperia) defeated Jeff Martin by a three round split decision.

July 30: Strikeforce-Hoffman Estates, IL
Dan Henderson defeated Fedor Emelianenko by TKO(punches) 4:12 into round one.

AUGUST UPDATE

Aug 6: Xplode Fight Series-San Deigo, CA
Joe Condon(Hesperia) lost to Saul Galindo by a three round decision in the co-main event.

Aug 12: Rocky Mt. Bad Boyz-Sheridan, CO
Justin Hernandez(Apple Valley High alumni) lost by rear naked choke 1:15 into round two.

Aug 21: Gladiator Challenge- San Jacinto, CA
Shawn Thurman(Apple Valley) defeated Chad Mcewen by rear naked choke 1:34 into round one.
Brandon McKnight(Hesperia) lost to Paul Webb by a three round unanimous decision. All three judges scored it 29-28.
Nelson Alvarado(Adelanto) lost to Zoran Janicijevic by TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 2:14 into round two.
Chloe Johnson(Victorville) defeated Desiree Bliss by double axe choke 1:24 into round one.
Tyson Johnson(Victorville) defeated Daryl Thompson by tapout due to strikes 1:30 into round one.
Daniel Pinto(Victorville) defeated Joseph Navas by rear naked choke 1:24 into round one.

Aug 28: Kansas Super Fights
Marcus Edwards(Apple Valley Graduate) won by armbar :25 into round one.

SEPTEMBER UPDATE

Sept 3: King of the Cage-Las Vegas
Ken Ocean(Hesperia) lost to David Mitchell verbal tapout end of the round one.
Melissa Edwards(Lucerne Valley) lost to Rebecca Main via 3 round unanimous decision.
Michael Sanchez(Victorville) defeated Bob Villueneva by TKO, ref stoppage, 2:06 into round one.
Jose Lopez(Lucerne Valley) defeated Rick Fell by rear naked choke 1:49 into round two.
Luis Cruz(Lucerne Valley) defeated Daniel Marino(Apple Valley) by KO, :04 into round one.
In the King of the Cage Amateur Lightweight Title, Aaron Williams(Lucerne Valley) lost to Jacob Malili by a three round Split decision.

Sept 10: at C3 fights in Newkirk, OK
Cody Bollinger(Phelan) defeated Cameron Dollar by a 3 round Unanimous Decision. All three Judges scored it 30-27.

Sept 15: at a King of the Cage event in Highland, CA
Lucas Taber(Serrano Grad) defeated Jimmy Stormo by armbar :42 into round one.
Alex Rickard(Hesperia) lost to Gabe Rivas by TKO, ref stoppage, 2:59 into round one.

Sept 17: at Bellator Fighting Championship in Hollywood, FL
Bryan Baker(Granite Hills graduate) defeated Jared Hess by TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes 2:52 of round three. Baker advances in the 185 pound tournament.

Sept 30: at Rocky Mt Bad Boys in Colorado
Marcus Edwards(Granite Hills Grad) defeated Brian Scoggins by TKO(strikes) 1:04 into round one. Edwards improves to 10-0. The won unifies the RMBB and Beatdown MMA 155 lbs. titles.

OCTOBER UPDATE

Oct 15: at Bellator Fighting Championship in Atlantic City, NJ
Granite Hills Graduate, Bryan Baker lost to Vitor Vienna by TKO, ref stoppage due to strike, :54 into round one.

Oct 16: at Gladiator Challenge event at Soboba Casino.
Fred Williams(Victorville) defeated Johnathan Elenberger by Guillotine Choke 2:15 into round one.
Balentin Camargo(Hesperia) defeated Matt Anderson by TKO ref stoppage due to cut on eye :44 into round one.
Justin Berg(Victorville) lost to Shane Krutchenson by a three round Unanimous Decision.
Max Kabir(Victorville) defeated Kasey Roberts(Barstow) by rear naked choke :45 into round one.

Oct 29: at National Fight Alliance event in Burbank, California.
Jeremy Ramage(Lucerne Valley) defeated Ako Harper by a three round split decision. 29-28, 28-29, 30-27.

NOVEMBER UPDATE

Nov 5: at U of MMA event in Lake Elsinore, CA
Luis Cruz(Lucerne Valley) defeated Julien Reveles(Team Focus) by KO :06 into round one.
Paul Stone(Team Focus) lost to Robert Precie by Rear Naked Choke :55 into round one.
Ramon Jauregui(Cobra Kai) lost to Andrew Detwiler by TKO ref stoppage due to strikes :37 into round three.
Ken Ocean(Hesperia) defeated Roman Rodriguez by three round unanimous decision.
Jed scores the fight 30-27 Ocean
Mike scores the fight 30-27 Ocean
John Flores(Victorville) lost to Larry Stroud by a three round unanimous decision
Jed scores the fight 30-27 Stroud
Mike scores the fight 29-28 Flores

Nov 19: at UFC 139 event in San Jose, CA
Dan Henderson (Victor Valley High School allumi) defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 48-47.

Nov 19: at Xplode Fight Series in Valley Center, California
Bakari McClain (Victorville) lost to Nick Gambrell(Silverlakes) by Submission (Kimura) in round 2.

Nov 19: at Cage vs Cons in Pico Rivera, CA
Paul Karsky (Victorville) lost to Marcus Gaines by armbar :58 into round one.

DECEMBER UPDATE

Dec 4: Gladiator Challenge event at Soboba Casino
Local fighters go 5-0 on the night
Cody Bollinger (Phelan) regained the 145 pound title belt. Bollinger defeated Aaron Neveu by a three round unanimous decision.
Brandon Lopez (MMA-1 gym) defeated Matt Shorey by Guillotine choke 1:00 into round one.
Brad Arringdale (Victorville) defeated Chris Floyd by rear naked choke 1:21 into round one.
Jeff Jones (Universal Grappling Academy) defeated Joey Apadoca by Guillotine choke :18 into round one
Tom Gloudeman (MMA-1 gym) defeated Anthony More by rear naked choke :59 into round one.

Dec. 10: At a King of the Cage event in Las Vegas. Local fighters go 3-2 on the night
Jonathan Noriega(Joe Stevenson Cobra kai) lost to
Jon Loftin by a three round unanimous decision.
Marcus Edwards (Granite Hills graduate) defeated Milan Zerial by a three round unanimous decision.
David Hernandez (Apple Valley) defeated Dale Jackson by TKO 30 seconds into round one.
Justin Hernandez (Apple Valley) defeated Carlos Garcia by a three round split decision (30-27, 29-25, 30-27).
Kenosha Saunders(Hesperia High School Grad) lost to Greg Joiner by a three round unanimous decision.

Dec 15: at King of the Cage event in Highland, CA
Jason Walraven(Victorville) defeated Lucas Taber(Serrano Grad) by a three round unanimous decision. All three judges score the bout 30-27.
Chris Culley(Hesperia) defeated Vince Ortiz by a three round unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 29-28.

Dec 16: at Invincible MMA Event
Nick Piecuch(Victorville) lost by Guillatine Choke in the first round.

MMA Update: Father, son on same fight card today
December 03, 2011 11:30 PM
By MIKE PHILLIPS, FOR THE DAILY PRESS
Robert Deponte and his son Joshua will both fight at a Gladiator Challenge event today. Robert was a resident of the High Desert for seven years before moving to Fontana to be closer to work after his son graduated from Serrano. Joshua, 20, will be making “FULL STORY……..”