Year Review 2007

Updates 2007


(Dec 1):Palika Drummondo(Apple Valley) and Paul Karsky(Victorville) are fighting in Visalia at a Purecombat event.

(Dec 2):Umar Love(Victorville) will be fighting Keith Berry for a title belt. Also on the fight card Chris Culley(Barstow), Fabian Diaz(Hesperia), Josh Lewis(Helendale), Kasey Roberts(Barstow), Victor Salcido(Victorville), and A.J. Pace(Barstow) are on the fight card at a King of the Cage event. SEE RESULTS ON “BC NEWS”

(Dec 12):Bryan “The Beast” Baker(Apple Valley) will be fighting at a W.E.C event in Las Vegas. He will face Eric Schambari. Baker won via 3 round split decision.

(Dec 15):Greg Dalton(Victorville)and Steve Torres(Apple Valley) will fighting at a Total Combat event. Check out “BC NEWS” for results.

(Dec 15):Buckley Acosta won the Heavyweight title belt at a UKC event. Visit Acosta’s profile page, under “Fighters” menu for more info.


(Nov 3):Chris Solomon(Apple Valley) and Seth Dikun(Victorville) will represent Team Wildman at a Primal MMA Event-“Noche La Los Muertos” in Tijuana, Mexico. (See BC NEWS for results). (Nov 4):Steve Torres(Apple Valley) will represent Team Wildman at a Total Combat event in Oceanside, CA. (See BC NEWS for results).

(Nov 16):Chris Drumm will take on Evan Esguerra at a Strikeforce event in San Jose.


(Oct 7)-Isaac Newman-Gomez(Victorville), Frankie Guerrero(Hesperia), Gunnar Hinson(Hesperia), Andy Jewett(Apple Valley), Fabian Diaz(Hesperia), Alex Rickards(Hesperia) and Jeremy Bennett(Victorville) fought at a King of the Cage event.(CHECK “BC NEWS” FOR RESULTS) (Oct 18)-Thomas Denny(Hesperia) defeated Olaf Alsonso at a Palace Fighting Championship event.

(Oct 26):Chris Solomon of Apple Valley will be fighting at a Hellrazor event in Denver, CO.


(Sept 5th)-WEC event Bryan Baker(Apple Valley) defeated Jesse Forbes via TKO, ref stoppage, due to stikes 4:15 into round one at the Hard Rock Cafe Casino in Las Vegas. Show was seen on Versus TV. (Sept 8)-Victor Valley High School graduate Dan Henderson lost to Rampage Jackson (unanimous decsion)for the unification of UFC and Pride Fighting Championships light heavyweight title belts in London.

(Sept 15)-Joe Condon(Victorville) defeated Jae Douglas via TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes 1:15 round one and Chris Culley(Barstow) lost to Andy Balmore split dicision at a King of the Cage event in Laughlin, Nevada.

(Sept 15)-Chaos in the Cage event will be back at the San Bernardino Fairgrounds in Victorville. Ricky Cantrall(Hesperia) lost to Steve Hargett via TKO, ref stoppage due to strikes, Tony Lopez(Hesperia) defeated Eric Curry(Victorville) guillotine choke, 1:34 into round one, Alex Reyes(Victorville) lost to Daniel Nova via Tapout, triangle choke 2:10 into round one.


(Aug 4th)-Paul Karsky(Victorville) defeated Kenny Kingsford by armbar 2:28 into round one at a Gladiator Challenge event at the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeport, California. (Aug 5th)- Ernie Perea(Hesperia) defeated Jesse Beede(Lucerne Valley) round one ref stoppage due to strikes, Thomas Denny(Hesperia) defeated John Cole via rear naked choke 3:58 round one, Bryan Baker(Apple Valley)defeated Reggie Orr by ref stoppage due to strikes 2:53 round one, Josh Lewis(Helendale) defeated Tim Alberte via rear naked choke 1:24 round one, Jeremy Bennett(Hesperia) defeated Rubin Tagle triangle choke :34 into round one, Cody Bollinger(Phelan) lost to Junior Kling unanimous decision and Isaac Newman-Gomez(Victorville) defeated Sal Farnettie by ref stoppage due to strikes 4:34 into round one at a King of the Cage event at the Soboba Casino.

(Aug 18)-Chris Solomon(Apple Valley) defeated Jeff Willingham at a Cage of Fire event in Mexicali. Solomon won via TKO(strikes) 4:58 into round one.

(Aug 25)-Joe Stevenson, Silverdo High School graduate, defeated Kurt Pellegrino unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)at the UFC 74 event at the Manadalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

(Aug 25)-Umar Love(Victorville) defeated undefeated Brandan Tierney via rear naked choke 4:08 into round one at the EliteXC event on Showtime T.V. in Vicksburg, Mississippi

(Aug 30)-Palika Drummondo(Apple Valley)lost to Jeremy Pidgeon via armbar/tapout 1:31 into round one and Lamar Jiles(Victorville) lost to Benjamin Garret via TKO(leg kick) :49 into the second round at the San Manuel Casino event.


(July 19th)- Seth Dikun(Victorville) defeated, undefeated, Angelo Antuna submission(rear naked choke) 2:20 in the second round in the Palace Fighting Championship 3 event at the Tachi Palace Casino in Lemoore, California.


(June 8th)-King of the Cage event at Soboba Casino. Cody Bollinger(Phelan) defeated Chad Walter(Hesperia) by submission (rear naked choke) 3:10 round two. Andy Jewett(Apple Valley) defeated Kasey Roberts(Barstow) TKO(strikes) 3:31 in round one, Thomas Denny(Hesperia) defeated Don Shea by Knock Out, 1:12 in round one, Gunnar Hinson(Hesperia)defeated Chris Culley(Barstow) by submission(heel hook) 4:24 round one. Duane Harrison(Victorville) lost to Anthony Mendez via TKO(Strikes) 1:02 round one, Victor Rodarte(Barstow) defeated Shane Hauser by submission(rear naked choke) :47 into the first round, Aaron VonGesse(Hesperia) and Robert Dupont(Adelanto) did not compete due to injury. (June 9th)- Chris Solomon(Apple Valley) defeated Anthony Loera, ref stoppage, due to cut early in the second round at a California Cage Championship event in Maywood.

(June 28)- Battle of the Ballroom in Irvine. Lucas Taber(Wrightwood) lost to Carlos Fuentes split decision(29-28,28-29,29-28). Richie Collingham(Hesperia) lost to Martin Bautista by Triangle choke 2:03 round Two. Paul Karsky(Victorville) won by Knockout 6 seconds into round one over Chuck Grave.

April and May 2007 info and updates

MAY UPDATE: May 3 Wes Combs(Victorville) defeated John George via TKO(strikes) 1:03 in the 1st round and Umar Love(Victorville) defeated Vaugh Lucas unanimous dicision 3rd round at the San Manuel Indian Casino event. May 19th at a Gracie Fighting Championship event, Thomas “Wildman” Denny(Hesperia) will be fighting Fredson Paixao for the vacant welterweight title. The fight is in Columbus, Ohio at the Value City Arena. Paixao defeated Denny by armbar 4:36 in the first round. May 26 at a King of the Cage event in Globe, Arizona- Buckley Acosta(Barstow)lost to Christian Grosinsky DQ 4:28 round two and Albert Hill(Hesperia)lost Del Hawkins KO 3:01 round 1. APRIL UPDATE 2007: Chris Solomon lost 2:37 round one rear naked choke at a “No Limits” event April 1st. April 5th Joe Stevenson defeated Melvin Guillard in Las Vages at the “UFC-Fight Night” event on Spike TV. Stevenson won by guillotine choke :27 in the first round. “Chaos in the Cage” event, April 6th, in Victorville Team Wildman went 2-0. Lucas Taber defeated Paul Karsky via armbar 1:38 in the second round. Bryan Baker defeated Jesse Juarez in the 3rd round by tapout, rear naked choke, 1:38. April 27th King of the Cage event Joe Calavita(Victorville) defeated Ty Gilstrap via rear naked choke 3:07 1st round. Alex Rickards(Hesperia) defeated Aijalon Pace(Barstow) unanimous decision. Cody Bollinger(Phelan) defeated Kasey Roberts(Barstow) via rear naked choke 1:20 1st round. Ben Beebe defeated Duane Harrison(Victorville) via TKO 3:35 2nd round. Lucas Taber(Wrightwood) defeated Calvin Bell, heel hook, :52 round one. Chad Walter(Heserpia) defeated Andy Jewett(Apple Valley) via rear naked choke 2:41 1st round. Fabian Diaz(Hesperia) defeated Steve Torres(Apple Valley)unanimous decision. Balkari McClain(Helendale) lost to Josh Rabedeaux by Guillotine choke 2:12 round one. Allen Debellis(Phelan) lost to Napoleon Lechuga TKO 2:33 1st round. April 28th, Total Fighting Alliance event in Santa Monica, Brain Baker defeated Geoff Hawks, TKO 2:10 in the 1st round. Seth Dikun defeated Jeff Martin unanimous decision. Also on April 28th,Paul Karsky lost TKO in the 1st round and Richie Collingham won by a rear naked choke in the 2nd round at the “Under Distruction” event in Oxnard, CA. Ticket info call (805) 479-9762

February 2007 news and info on the local fighters

On March 3rd Apple Valley High School graduate Jason Lambert defeated Renato Sobral TKO(punches) 3:36 in the first round at UFC 68 Victor Valley High School graduate Dan Henderson fought against Vanderiei Silva for the PRIDE middleweight title belt in Las Vegas February 24th. Henderson defeated Silva via KO(punch) in the third round.

Joe “Daddy” Stevenson did some training at Victorville’s Universal Grappling Academy. He is getting ready for his fight against Melvin Guillard for the UFC Fight Night event April 5th at the Palms in Las Vegas. He is now in Big Bear training will Cody Bollinger. Cody is getting ready for his fight March 10th in Laughlin, Nevada.

Chaos in the Cage Postponed to April 6th.

Mixed Martial Arts event “Chaos in the Cage” is coming to the High Desert February 24th at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds. Locals Brian Baker, Richie Collingham, Lucas Taber, and Paul Karsky are on the fight card. Coconuts Night Club in Victorville will host the wiegh-ins Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m. and the after-the-fight party. For ticket info email me at Several local fighters will be on the fight card, and special guest UFC fighters Joe Stevenson and Kendell Grove will be in the crowd.

January 2007 local high desert cage fighter update

The Daily Press article come out January 27th. It will be on the website soon. King of the Cage March 10 Laughlin, Nevada. Locals Thomas Denny and Richard Solis will fight each other. Local fighter Cody Bollinger is also on the fight card.– Local Palika Drummundo will face Roy “Hit Boy” Arriola at a Gladiator Challenge event March 11 in Sacramento, California.–March 17th, Local Albert Hill will fight in a Gladiator Challenge event in San Franciso, California. UTF will hold its next “Smoker” on Feb. 17th.