On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, “G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 3″ took place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Fla. Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) reporter Tami Carswell was on the scene to cover the event live. Here are the results, Tami’s fight commentary, and photos from the event.
“G-Force Fights: Bad Blood 3″ quick results:
- Hector Lombard defeats Joey Gorczynski by unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,30-27) Rd 3
- Luis Palomino defeats Jorge Masvidal by split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28) Rd 3
- Jonathan Brookins defeats Yosdenis Cedeno by unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28) Rd 3
- Rene Martinez defeats Christian Pacheco by unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,30-27) Rd 3
- Felix Lopez defeats Manny Reyes Jr. by unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28) Rd 3
- Alex Caceres defeats Jahmal McLennan by TKO (Gn’P) Rd 3 (2:48)
- Chris Silva defeats David Brown by unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27) Rd 3
- Mario Vargas defeats Andres Rybacki by split decision (28-29,29-28,29-28) Rd 3
- Danny Chaves defeats Nelson Lopez by unanimous decision Rd 3
How it happened:
The Bad blood did pour but mainly in the undercards of “Bad Blood 3″ presented by G-Force. Mario Vargas won by split decision against Andres Rybacki. It was a toe to toe match up with both fighters tired, tried, and bloody during the third round. Excellent fight for a pro debut.
Renee Martinez won against Chris Pachecorenee in a very aggressive way. Every opening, standing and on the ground, Rene took to stay on top of his opponent. Supported by his other MMA Masters teammates including Pablo Alfonso, who just won on the Strikeforce undercard, Renee proved to be very effective in the control of his opponent and his versatility.
Every time his opponent got anything on him he would turn it around and do the exact same move in response. Submission attempts on Chris’s part would turn into Renee taking control and doing the same thing. If Chris landed in full mount Renee would flip over almost effortlessly into mount. It was almost as if he was telling him “I can do everything you can do but better!”.
Over all MMA Masters proved to be the dominating and toughest team at the event.
G-Force featherweight champion, Jonathan Brookins fought hard against Yosdenis “The Pink Panther” to defend his title. The pink panther wanted it and it showed. He was constantly in attack mode starting out with strong head kicks and leg kicks. He was intent on connecting with Jonathan’s head.
In fact, he used wicked punches to the head to effectively defend several takedown attempts. Jonathan however would take the abuse over and over to achieve a few. When he had him down he stayed on top. In the second round he dropped him with a right hook. In the end, Yosdenis held his own but Jonathan proved to be more dominant.
What was advertised as the big Bad Blood fight of the night was the Palomino vs Masvida fight. The fight started the night before at the weigh ins. Palamino was upset that his opponent did not make 160 at the weigh-ins. In fact, he weighed in at 169.
Palomino called him out as not being a professional, and not making the weight they agreed to in the contract. He got into his face and told him to make the weight. His opponent responded by explaining that he told G-Force that he wouldn’t make the weight and was on a flight back to the northeast when he got a call saying come back because the fight is on.
He said he cut 15 pounds yesterday. “Look at me, I’m skinny. Do you want to fight or what?”. They were separated by their respective coaches and Hector Lombard, one of the co-main event fighters.
Luis Palomino from MMA masters wants to be a champion and has fought on a lot of good undercards. This fight was his chance to prove he has what it takes to go to the next level. Masvidal looked cocky and smug during the face off right before the bell. He stood there blowing kisses at his opponent.
The fight was one of the slowest fights of the night. They circled around each other working on timing their opponents. Palomino threw leg kicks and wild punches but they did not connect. At the end of each round is where it picked up. Some elbow trades against the cage and swinging for the fences. In the end, Palomino won a split decision, just not as spectacular of a fight as advertised.
More photos from this event can be seen in our Flickr photo stream.