Updates 2008

2008-YEAR TO DATE UPDATE:
30 local fighters have fought in 18 different MMA organizations this year.Local Residents:
WINS: 34
LOSSES: 27
Chris Drumm, Jack Miles Jr., Chad Walter, Ferrid Kheder, Isaac Newman-Gomez, J.P. Baca, Jason Walravan, Chris Culley, Thomas Denny, Seth Dikun, Joe Condon, Buckley Acosta, Chris Solomon, Andy Jewett, Lamar Jiles, Lucas Taber, Kasey Roberts, Frankie Guerrero, Steve Torres, Bryan Baker, Jay Bennett, Alex Reyes, Jose Reyes, Paul Karsky, Art Ruiz, Victor Rodarte, Alex Rickard, Joe Stevenson, and local high school alumni Dan Henderson(Victor High School) and Jason Lambert(Apple Valley High School).

Non-Locals Fighting out of local Gyms:
Wins: 18
Losses: 3
Team Wildman: Tony Lopez, Dominic Verdugo, Gragg Dalton, Dustin Rhodes, Preston Scharf, Ben Martin, and Rick Legere
Team Joe Stevenson-Cobra Kai: Tim Moon & Aaron Riley

Organizations:
King of the Cage, UFC, Battle in the Ballroom, California Xtreme Fighting, Gladiator Challenge, Chaos in the Cage, WEC, Total Fighting Alliance, Palace Fighting Championships, Premier Championship Fighting, Long Beach Fight Night, Spotlight 29 Casino, Fighting4kidz, Carolina Fighting Promotions, Adrenaline 2, Fite Night, Havic Prize Fighting, and EliteXC.

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DECEMBER UPDATE 2008
(Dec 19): Ferrid Kheder(Victorville)defeated Elton Brown in Costa Rica. Kheder won by Tapout, Rear Naked Choke, 3:15 into round one.
(Dec 11): At a King of the Cage event in Highland, Ca at the San Manuel Casino, Rick Legere(Team Wildman) lost to Waachiim Spiritwolf by KO :16 into round two and Dominic Verdugo(Team Wildman) won by a 3 round Unanimous Decision over Julio Sotomayor.
(Dec 11): Thomas Denny(Hesperia) took on Pat Miletich at the Adrenaline 2 event in Illinois. Denny lost by a KO :50 into round 2.
(Dec 6): Ferrid Kheder(Victorville) defeated Alejandro “Mandarina” Solano by a Unanimous Decision (30-27)in the main event at a FITE NITE event in Costa Rica. For more info visit www.crfights.com

NOVEMBER UPDATE 2008
(Nov 22): At a Havic Prize Fighting “Downtown Throwdown 2″ fight in Kansas “Tall” Paul Karsky(Apple Valley) lost to Sean Loeffler by Submission Gullotine Choke 2:25 into Round 1
(Nov 15): Joe Stevenson(Victorville) lost to Kenny Florian by Rear Naked Choke 4:03 into round one at UFC 91 event in Las Vegas.
(Nov 15): Chris Culley(Barstow) took on Junior Merkle at a Total Fighting Alliance event in Long Beach. Culley won by a 2nd round TKO. Chris has won 3 in a row and this win could possibly earn Chris a title shot in February.

OCTOBER UPDATE 2008
(Oct 4): Ernie Perea(Hesperia) fought Troy McDaniel at a King of the Cage event at the Avi Casino in Laughlin, NV. Perea won by KO, :27 into round one, Knee to the Head.
(Oct 9): Spotlight 29 Casino Event, representing Joe Stevenson Cobra Kai, Jason Walravan(Victorville) did not fight and Ferrid Kheder(Victorville) defeated Vince Guzman by submission (Rear naked Choke) in the second round. Team Wildman’s Preston Scharf lost by a split decision and Ben Martin won by a TKO in the second round.
(Oct 11): Bryan Baker(Apple Valley) will be fighting in North Carolina at the Carolina Fighting Promotions event. Baker won and now holds the CFP middleweight Title Belt
(Oct 16): Team Wildman’s Tony Lopez and Rick Legere fought at a King of the Cage event at the San Manuel Casino. Lopez won by a rear naked choke 1:37 into round 2 and Legere won by a 3 round unanimous decision.
(Oct 19): Long Beach Fight Night event–Paul Karsky(Victorville) lost to Justin Hubble by a 3 round unanimous decision. Alex Rickard(Hesperia) lost by tapout submission due to strikes by Team Wildman’s Presten Scharf at the 1:05 mark into round one. Chad Walter(Hesperia) defeated Raja Shippen by a Submission (Armbar) 2:31 into round two. Dominic Verdugo(Team Wildman) lost Marcus Ajian in the main event by a submission(Guillotine Choke) 1:50 into round one.
(Oct 24): Event Cancelled!!! Tony “Pitbull” Lopez(Heserpia), Chris Solomon(Apple Valley) and Dominic Verdugo will be fighting at a Spar Star Promotions event.
(Oct 25): Jack Miles Jr. (Hesperia) and Jose Reyes(Hesperia)will be fighting at a Gladiator Challenge event at the Pauma Casino in San Diego.
(Oct 30): Team Wildman’s Chris Drumm(Hesperia) lost by TKO 45 seconds into round one at a California Xtreme Fighting event.

SEPTEMBER UPDATE 2008
(Sept 6): At UFC 88 event in Atlanta, GA Victor Valley High School Alumni, Dan Henderson won by a three round unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28) and Apple Valley High School Alumni Jason Lambert lost by a rear naked choke 1:20 of round two.
(Sept 13): Total Fighting Alliance event at the Long Beach Pyramid– Paul Karsky(Victorville) defeated Sean Loeffler :35 in round one, TKO(broken arm) and Dominic Verdugo(Team Wildman) defeated Luis Cordero by TKO at the 1:09 mark of round two.

AUGUST UPDATE 2008
(Aug 7): Jason Walraven(Victorville) will be fighting at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. Walraven won this fight.
(Aug 14): Chris Culley(Barstow) and Rick Legere(Team Wildman) both won at a King of the Cage event at the San Manuel Bingo and Casino.
(Aug 17): Fabian Diaz(Hesperia) injury did not fight and Paul Karsky(Victorville) won by a three round unanimous decision at the “Long Beach Fight Night” event.
(Aug 29): Gladiator Challenge event. 4 locals on the fight card: Victor Rodarte(Barstow), J.P. Baca(Barstow)lost by TKO ref stoppage due to strikes 4:45 into round two, Isaac Newman-Gomez(Victorville) won by Tapout 0:39 into round two, and representing Joe Stevenson’s Cobra Kai: Tim Moon from Hawaii won by a TKO ref stoppage 4:45 into round two.
(Aug 30): Fighting 4 Kidz fundraiser event. 3 locals are on the fight card:Bryan Baker(Apple Valley)won by a three round unanimous decision, Seth Dikun(Victorville)won by rear naked choke 1:01 into round one, and Dustin Rhodes(Team Wildman)won by a triangle choke 0:33 into round two.

JULY UPDATE 2008
(July 5):Joe Stevenson(Victorville) defeated Gleison Tibau at the UFC 86 event in Las Vegas. Stevenson won by a Guillotine Choke, 2:57 mark of round two.
(July 12):Chris Culley(Barstow) won by an unanimous decision at a Total Fighting Alliance event in Long Beach.
(July 19):Tony Lopez will represent Team Wildman at a King of the Cage event. He is fighting for the HWT Title Belt.
(July 26):Thomas Denny(Hesperia) will be facing Nick Diaz on CBS at an EliteXC event.

JUNE UPDATE 2008
(June 7):Jason Lambert, Apple Valley alumn, will take on Luiz Cane at a UFC 85 event in London, England.
(June 14):Seth Dikun(Victorville) will represent Team Wildman at a California Xtreme Fighting event in Upland, California.
(June 20):Frankie Guerrero(Hesperia) defeated Jade Delong with a first round arm bar submission at a Gladiator Challenge event in San Bernardino, California
(June 21):Gregg Dalton(Victorville) will represent Team Wildman at a Premier Championship Fighting event in Colorado.

MAY UPDATE 2008
(MAY 8): Chris Solomon(Apple Valley) Lost to Olaf Alfonso by KO 0:28 into round one at Palace Fighting Championship 8 event.
(MAY 10):Paul Karsky(Victorville) and Alex Reyes(Hesperia) will be fighting in Chaos in the Cage event at the Lancaster Fairgrounds.
(MAY 15):Tony Lopez(Team Wildman), and Gregg Dalton(Victorville) will be fighting at a King of the Cage event at the San Manuel Casino in Highland.

APRIL UPDATE 2008
(Apr. 12th):Joe Condon(Hesperia) and Steve Torres(Apple Valley) will be fighting at a California Xtreme Fighting event in Upland.
(Apr. 12th):Kasey Roberts(Barstow) lost to Chris Kirtley via rear naked choke :49 into round one, at a Gladiator Challenge event.
(Apr. 13th):Andy Jewett(Apple Valley)lost by a three round unanimous decision at a Battle in the Ballroom event at the Irvine Marriott.
(Apr. 19th) Buckley Acosta(Barstow) lost to Steve Grode by TKO, 2:21 into round three.

MARCH UPDATE 2008
(MAR 1st):Dan Henderson will be fight at the UFC 82 event.
(MAR 8th): Gunnar Hinson(Hesperia) will be representing Team Wildman at Cage of Fire event in TJ, Mexico. Gunnar will not be fighting due to injury.
(MAR 20): Buckley Acosta(Barstow) will be fighting at a Palace Fighting Championship event in Lemoore, CA.
(MAR 21st):Thomas Denny(Hesperia) will be fighting at an EliteXC event live on Showtime TV.
(MAR 22nd):Chris Culley(Barstow) will be fighting at a Total Fighting Alliance event in Santa Monica.
(MAR 22nd):Jay Bennett(Hesperia), and Victor Rodarte(Barstow) will be fighting at a King of the Cage event in Laughlin, NV
(MAR 26th): Bryan “The Beast” Baker will be fighting at a WEC event in Las Vegas.
(MAR 27):Lucas Taber(Wrightwood), Lamar Jiles(Victorville) and Alex Rickards(Hesperia) will be fighting at a King of the Cage event at the San Manuel Casino.

FEBRUARY UPDATE 2008
(Feb 16):Jose Reyes(Hesperia) and Art Ruiz(Victorville) are fighting at a Gladiator Challenge event at the LA FitnessExpo in the LA Convention Center
(Feb 20): Seth Dikun(Victorville) will be representing Team Wildman at a Battle in the Ballroom event. Paul Karsky(Victorville) from the Universal Grappling Academy is also on the fight card.

JANUARY UPDATE 2008
(JAN 18th):Lucas Taber(Wrightwood), Lamar Jiles(Victorville), Andy Jewett(Apple Valley), Alex Reyes(Hesperia), Seth Dikun(Victorville) and Paul Karsky(Victorville) will be fighting at a Chaos in the Cage event in Lancaster, Ca.
(JAN 19th):UCF 80, Joe Stevenson from Victorville will be fighting BJ Penn for the UFC 155 lb Title Belt. Jason Lambert from Apple Valley is also on the fight card
(JAN 24th):Thomas Denny(Hesperia) will be fighting at a King of the Cage event at the San Manuel Casino.

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