Lemoore’s Team Ochoa goes 3-0 at Up and Comers event in Madera
By DAMIAN MARQUEZ
MADERA, Calif. – The Lemoore-based Team Ochoa fight team made themselves feel right at home in Madera on Saturday night.All three Team Ochoa fighters on the Up and Comers pro/am mixed martial arts fight card walked away with victories.
In the main event, it was Sergio Quinones defeating Matt Pea in a fight he took on short notice. The judges awarded Quinones a unanimous-decision victory, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.
Quinones used his superior ground game to defeat Pea. He almost ended the fight on several occasions with a submission, but Pea proved to be a tough and worthy fighter by going the distance.
Late in the second round, Pea almost ended the fight himself. He locked in a deep armbar submission with about 15 seconds to go in the round, but Quinones fought through the pain and was saved by the bell.Quinones re-took control of the fight in the third round to finish off the victory and improve to 5-7 for his career.
The other two Team Ochoa fighters competed in amateur bouts and won in impressive fashion.
Alex Perez, a 135-pound fighter with a 3-0 amateur record, looked like he was ready to take a step up and become a professional fighter with his very workmanlike victory against Modesto’s Daniel Oseguera.
Perez threw Oseguera around in the first couple of rounds with his superior wrestling takedowns and won a unanimous decision.
Mike Jancarole also helped show why Team Ochoa has some of the best grapplers around with his submission victory over Fresno’s Matt Rommereim.Jancarole, who improved to 2-0 in his amateur MMA career,
locked in a rear-naked choke and won 49 seconds into the second round when Rommereim didn’t answer the referee’s call.
There were a total of three professional bouts on the fight card.
In the first pro fight of the night, Davin Clark and Marcus Gaines fought to a draw in a 185-pound fight.Clark took the first and third rounds of the fight, but was deducted a point in the second for an illegal knee to a downed opponent.
Gaines also stole the round by landing a huge right cross that Clark never saw coming and dropping him on his back. Gaines couldn’t finish Clark off, but won the second round 10-8.There was a lot of hype and attention surrounding Clark before the fight. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter entered with an undefeated 3-0-1 record, and even though he kept his undefeated record intact, a draw was hardly the outcome he was looking for.
And in the most entertaining fight of the night, Anthony Perales put James Reed to sleep
with a rear-naked choke 1:49 into the second round with a rear-naked choke.
Here are the results from the rest of the fight card (all are amateur bouts):
Johnathan Wadkins (Exeter) d. Albert Quintero (Sanger), armbar, 1:07 Round 2
Emilio Suarez (Madera) d. Abel Barboza (Kerman), unanimous decision
Nick Bustamante (Fresno) d. Jeremiah Jaber (USA), unanimous decision
Eddie Avila (Madera) d. Israel Sanchez (Fresno), unanimous decision
Rudy Gutierrez (Madera) loses to. Jesus Ramirez (Fresno), unanimous decision
Antoine Smith (Fresno) d. Chris Huerta DeLuna (Madera), armbar, 1:38 Round 1
Steven Lara (Modesto) d. Alfonzo Perez (Madera), TKO, 1:39 Round 2
Travis Aguilar (Visalia) d. James Garcia (Madera), guillotine choke, 0:41 Round 1
Anthony Montez (Madera) d. Johnny Casillas (Kerman), split decision