LEMOORE, Calif. — “Tachi Palace Fights 10: Let the Chips Fall” takes place this evening at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., and features two title fights, including Tachi Palace Flyweight Champion Darrell Montague taking on top 125-pound contender Ian McCall, in what will be Montague’s first title defense since winning the belt in February.
Also, former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Soto will battle Hawaii veteran Eddie Yagin for the vacant Tachi Palace Featherweigh Title, and former Tachi Palace Flyweight Champion and ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) blogger Ulysses Gomez returns to take on an undefeated Drew Bittner.
ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary of tonight’s action, and if you are at your computer, fans can watch the fights LIVE on Sherdog starting at approximately 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Tachi Palace Fights 10 quick results:
- (125 Title) Ian McCall def. Darrell Montague by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:15)
- (145 Title) Eddie Yagin def. Joe Soto by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (2:00)
- Jussier da Silva def. Mamoru Yamaguchi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
- Giva Santana def. Doug Marshall by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (:29)
- Jorge Lopez def.David Marshall by TKO (retirement) Rd 2 (5:00)
- Ulysses Gomez def. Drew Bittner by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:21)
- Kenny Ento def. Phil Collins by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:46)
- Brad McDonald def. Sergio Quinones by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (3:37)
- Musa Toliver def. Andy Miranda by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Tachi Palace Fights 10 play-by-play:
NOTE: The LIVE stream is of a terrible quality. I started the play by play for the first fight but the stream kept cutting off and there’s a lag and the resolution looks like a 1987 VHS tape.
Phil Collins vs. Kenny Ento
Round 1 – Fight goes to the ground Ento ends up taking Collins back. Collins trying to scramble, Ento with both hooks in. It goes back to the feet and Collins runs into a huge Ento right hook and goes night-night as he falls flat to the mat in slow motion. Ento follows up with two lumps to his downed opponent and Herb Dean stops the assault.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kenny Ento def. Phil Collins by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:46)
Ulysses Gomez vs. Drew Bittner
Round 1 – Leg kick from Bittner, he shoots, takes Gomez down but gets his head caught in Uly’s guillotine. Uly trying to get up but Bittner holding him down. Uly gets his back to the cage. Bittner puts him back down. Gomez locks on a gogoplata. He is choking Bittner but he escapes and throws a big right. Man, that was a close choke. Gomez threatening and staying busy. Bittner not able to do anything except lay there. Gomez tries to sweep but Bittner controls, lands a left. Two minutes to go. Gomez looks very calm. Gomez landing elbows from his back. Herb FINALLY stands them up. I would have Gomez winning actually even though he was on bottom. Gomez shoots, Bittner locks on a guillotine but Gomez escapes and ends up on his back with Bittner in his full guard. Bittner postures up, misses a big right. I feel biased but I want to give it to Gomez 10-9. Bittner did mostly nothing.
Round 2 – Leg kick Bittner. Gomez misses one., lands one. Bittner shoots, stuffed. Knee to the ribs from Gomez, again. Big ones. They get up, they wrestle and Gomez ends up with a trip takedown and lands on top. Gomez in half guard on top, full mounts, half mount, Bittner gives up his back and Gomez chokes him out! Gomez wipes his brow silently saying “whew!” scoring that much needed win after losing his last bout. Good job Uly!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ulysses Gomez def. Drew Bittner by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:21)
David Marshall vs. Jorge Lopez
Round 1 – What’s the last good martial arts movie you saw? Lopez with a double jab. Marshall with a leg kick, Lopez fires a couple back. They tie up and Lopez throws him down. He’s back up. Marshall eats a huge leg kick that has him limping,. Clinch, knee from Lopez. Right hand. Marshall puts him against the cage. Lopez with a collar tie to takedown, goes down and back up. Leg kick from Marshall. Lopez puts him against the cage. Marshall jumps into guard momentarily, puts his feet down. They separate. Nice left hook from Marshall. Lopez unfazed. Big leg kick from Lopez. Marshall clinches, pushes Lopez to the cage. He looks for the trip. Knee to the gut from Lopez. Marshall drops levels. Knee from Lopez just misses the chin. Marshall jumps into guard, falls down. They’re back up and Lopez lands a punch or two before the bell. 10-9 Lopez.
Round 2 – Marshall rushes in for the clinch, eats some body shots, jumps guard and falls to his back. Lopez moves back and ref lets Marshall up. Left hand by Lopez and a big leg kick. Two elbows from Lopez and a knee to the body. Marshall pressing him to the cage. Throws some knees. Marshall tries a hip toss, can’t get it and Lopez moves to the center of the cage. They square up. Marshall feints and Lopez lands a one two, leg kick. Marshall clinches. Marshall avoids a knee to the face. Foot stomp from Marshall, again, again. Knee from Lopez. Again. Marshall grabs a single and Lopez puts him on his back. Elbows from Lopez, a big right. Shot to the body.Stream is lagging…. so about that movie…. last good martial arts movie I saw was Never Back Down.
Round 3 – Marshall can’t answer the bell for Round three. Lopez wins.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jorge Lopez def.David Marshall by TKO (retirement) Rd 2 (5:00)
Doug Marshall vs. Giva Santana
Round 1 – Marshall looking like a prison killer. He’s one of the meanest looking guys in the sport. Santana gets a clinch takedown and Marshall gives up his back. Santana chokes home unconscious. Marshall tapped once and it was over. Marshall gets up, he’s okay and shakes Santana’s hand. Holy crap! The arm collector now collecting necks. Tough break for Marshall.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Giva Santana def. Doug Marshall by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (:29)
Jussier da Silva vs. Mamoru Yamaguchi
Round 1 – Yamaguchi has the best hair in MMA. There’s not even a close second. Some nice combos from da Silva. One two from da Silva and a nice left. They clinch up against the cage, knees from da Silva. Yamaguchi gives one back. Yamaguchi reminds me of Bruce Lee’s uncle. Body kick from Yamaguchi. Da Silva presses him to the cage. Elbow from Yamaguchi smacks da Silva’s jaw. They move to the center. Da Silva gets a takedown, takes Yamaguchi’s back even as he stands. Da Silva with a triangle body lock. Da Silba fighting while hanging on Yamaguchi’s back. Da Silva just hangs out on Yamaguchi’s back for like ten minutes, okay it was like three. 10-9 for Da Silva.
Round 2 – My VCR must have eaten the tape, I mean the stream is lagging again, so I’ma eat some chips… now I’m gonna go put another load in the laundry.
Round 3 – Got all my clothes washed…
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jussier da Silva def. Mamoru Yamaguchi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
(145 Title) Joe Soto vs. Eddie Yagin
Round 1 – Soto getting pop like GSP in this place. It’s nighttime outside in Lemoore as the two featherweights square up and circle. Soto shoots, stuffed. Yagin lands a head kick. Soto shoots, drives across the cage. Yagin fires off some big punches and backs Soto up. Soto shoots, presses Yagin to the cage. Yagin holding a front head lock and Yagin jumps into a guillotine. It’s tight and Soto taps out. Security guards have to pull some guy off the cage there. There’s some kind of turmoil outside the cage. … Soto gets the vacant featherweight title.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Eddie Yagin def. Joe Soto by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (2:00)
NOTES: Yagin will face Isaac DeJesus next, on Dec. 2. DeJesus comes into the cage and they announced the bout.
(125 Title) Darrell Montague vs. Ian McCall
Round 1 – The stream failed.
Round 2 – And we missed…
Round 3 – the whole fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ian McCall def. Darrell Montague by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (2:15)