Mixed martial arts fanatics packed Chardonnay Hall for Bay Area Combat’s fourth occasion at Napa Valley Expo on Saturday night time, as three Napa opponents went undefeated and Michael Bueno retained his belt in the featured combat.
Napa’s Austin Brown, combating at 145 kilos for the Napa Valley MMA, was given the night off to an awesome begin while he won his inaugural combat by using technical knockout over Castro Valley’s Brent Candler with just two seconds final in the 1/3 spherical.
The combat changed into fairly even thru the first rounds, with neither fighter landing any punches of the outcome. But near the cease of the final round, Brown landed several damaging blows, and the referee had no choice but to prevent the combat.
“It felt exceptional to get the win,” Brown stated. “All the difficult work I installed at the health club sooner or later paid off. We train every day, and I get hit in the face and punched in the body, so I knew what to expect.”
Brown admitted he was given off to a slow begin within the bout against Candler.
“He changed into giving me an amazing licking within the beginning. However I got it going inside the later rounds,” Brown said. “I’m going to continue to paintings and train and looking forward to getting again in there. Hopefully, this is a career for me.”
Napa’s Sean Foster, fighting at 195 kilos for the Combat Fitness Rapacon, flattened opponent Adam DeNu with a huge right hand 30 seconds into the bout and cruised to an impressive victory. Foster, landing bombs from each the proper and left arms, went on to knock DeNu two extra times before the referee stopped the combat and declared Foster the winner by using TKO.
“This was only my 2nd amateur fight, so I changed into a touch bit frightened,” Foster admitted. “But once I got within the ring, I was having the time of my life. This seemed like the perfect match to slug it out.”
In the hundred forty five-pound California State identify combat, Napa’s Eugenio Garcia pulled off an disappointed with the aid of defeating defending champion Diego Bigelow of Sacramento. After they traded shots in the first spherical, Garcia sent Bigelow to the mat with a substantial left-hand midway thru the second spherical and was offered the victory using TKO.
“It felt fantastic to win the identity,” stated Garcia, who fights for Napa Fights Sport. “I combat from the heart.”
In the featured bout of the night, defending champion Bueno – of San Lorenzo’s Team Santos – won a unanimous decision over Modesto’s Philip Hattersley for the California nation title inside the light-weight magnificence.
Although Hattersley knocked Bueno down within the second round with a kick from flat on his again, Bueno recovered and ruled the very last spherical by unanimous selection.
Bueno was upbeat after the severe bout.
“I truly experience it in Napa, I’m three-0 right here,” he stated after jogging his file to 6-2. “The crowd turned into genuinely top this night, and I’m glad I got here out on top for them. I desired to knock him out. However, he becomes a difficult dude.”
In other bouts Saturday night, Castro Valley’s Salvador Cuevas pounded out a unanimous selection over San Francisco’s Jihad Muhammad inside the light-weight division.
San Francisco’s Matthew Chapman crushed Thomas Melford of Santa Cruz and turned into presented a TKO just 32 seconds into the lightweight-department combat.