C.A.M.O State Championship Tournament Nor-Cal finals decided at 559 Fights 7 Highlights
Full Highlights of The C.A.M.O North Cali Finals @ 559 Fights 7 in Tulare,Ca Oct 27,2012
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C.A.M.O State Championship Tournament Nor-Cal finals decided at 559 Fights 7
By: Daniel "BigTrip" Quintana
559 Fights 7 Hosted the C.A.M State Championship Tournament Northern California finals October 27th, 2012 from the Tulare Fairgrounds in Tulare, Ca. Fighters from all over Nor Cal competed to for chance to advance to the finals in the tournament later this year.
In the main event Visalia's Sandor "The Sandman" Escobar representing Team KO, took on San Jose's JJ Okanovich. The winner would be crowned the 2012 C.A.M.O Nor Cal lightweight champion, and go on to compete for the state title.
Okanovich took the fight to the ground early and worked his ground and pound. Escobar would land some clean punches when the two traded, but Okanovich was able to control the fight with his ground game to the final bell. The fight went the distance and judges scored the bout a unanimous decision win for JJ Okanovich. Sending him to the state finals and making him the 2012 Nor Cal lightweight champion.
The co main event would decide the Nor Cal light heavyweight Champion, where San Mateo's Brandon Hester defeated Hanford's Aaron Mathis. Hester would control the fight on the ground taking Mathis down several times throughout the bout where he worked his ground and pound. After three rounds judges scored the fight in favor of Bradon Hetser by unanimous decision.
In the Heavyweight Nor Cal finals, Bakersfield's Josh Powell pulled out a split decison victory over a tough Richard Treas out of Modesto. Powell landed some powerful punches leaving Treas bloodied up. Treas was able to get some take downs and work from there, but after the final bell judges scored the bout (29-27, 29-28.5, 29-28.5) for Josh Powell making him the 2012 Nor Cal heavyweight Champion.
Modesto's Myles Shaw took on Michael Ortega from San Jose in the cruiserweight Nor Cal finals. After controlling the first round with his ground game, Shaw took the fight to the canvas again in second round. This time Shaw landed some shots until he locked up a kimura that would force the tap 1:14 in round 2 to send him to the state finals, and win the Nor Cal cruiserweight championship.
In the Nor Cal bantamweight finals Jesse Henderson defeated Isaiah Gonzales by unanimous decision to advance to the state finals.
Sacramento's Eric Smith defeated Angelo Henry by tko :31 seconds in round 2, landing some punishing ground and pound until the ref stopped the fight. Smith moves on to the finals and wins the Nor Cal middleweight championship.
Nikko Jackson advances to the C.A.M.O welterweight state finals, defeating Sasha Montgomery by unanimous decision and is crowned the 2012 Nor Cal welterweight champion.
Team Ochoa's Alberto Arreola moves his record to 5-0 defeating Visalia's Cameron Ramirez by unanimous decision after three rounds.
Adin Duenas defeats Edgar Loza, Loza lands a illegal knee at 1:39 in round 2 that cut Duenas open.
The fight was then sent to the score cards where the judges scored it a unanimous decision win for Duenas.
Kingsburg's John Mathison defeats Moses DeSoto by majority decision after the fight goes the distance.
Team KO's Manuel Ruiz defeated Joey Martinez by tko using his ground and pound until the fight is stopped 1:51 in round 2.
Ricky Perez defeats Anthony Aguirre by unanimous decision in a 115 pound youth bout