Anthony Lapsley. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com
Victor Valenzuela scored a second-round TKO win over Joe Camacho to win the King of the Cage lightweight title at the organization’s “Bio Hazard” event, which took place at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California on Thursday night.
Anthony Lapsley submitted Aaron Wetherspoon with an armbar in the first round of the night’s main event. Also victorious was Mike “Joker” Guymon, who stopped opponent James Fanshier with strikes in the first round of their bout.
Complete results from the event:
Anthony Lapsley def. Aaron Wetherspoon - Submission (Armbar)
Victor Valenzuela def. Joe Camacho - TKO (Strikes)
Mike Guymon def. James Fanshier - TKO (Strikes)
Rick Legere def. Daniel Hernandez - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Marcos Gonzalez def. Daniel Huynh - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
David Aguirre def. John Ulloa - Unanimous Decision
Chris Cully def. Ernie Calma - TKO (Strikes)
Mike Robles def. R.J. Clifford - Majority Decision
Joe Camacho. Photo by Rick Estrada. Used with permission.
King of the Cage lightweight champion Joe Camacho will defend his title against EliteXC veteran Victor Valenzuela in the main event of the organization’s “Bio Hazard” show tonight at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California.
Camacho rebounded from a disappointing loss to Fabricio Camoes at a ShoXC event in April to score a first-round verbal submission win over skilled wrestler Zach Light at Sparstar Promotions inaugural event last month. Camacho claimed the KOTC lightweight crown with a knockout of Thomas Denny in January.
Valenzuela will return to KOTC after splitting a pair of fights under the EliteXC banner. He bounced back from a quick submission loss to James Edson Berto by submitting colorful veteran Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett at a ShoXC offering last summer.
Charles Bennett exchanges with K.J. Noons during a ShoXC Elite Challenger Series event. Photo courtesy of EliteXC.
It looks like Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett is behind bars once again…
The troubled lightweight was arrested on January 9th following a domestic dispute. He faces a slew of charges including domestic battery via strangulation, violation of his probation, tampering with a witness, and possession of marijuana.
Bennett was set to clash with long-time rival Victor Valenzuela at KOTC: Premiere this Thursday but has been replaced by Matt Ver Halen. The card features a main event between Thomas Denny and Joe Camacho.
Bennett has won four of his last five bouts. The loss came at the hands of Valenzuela at an EliteXC event in August. Bennett’s last fight was a submission win over Donnie Martinez at KOTC: Hierarchy this past October.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Bennett has been arrested 25 times since December of 1997.
Victor Valenzuela def. Charles Bennett - Submission (Strikes)
Seth Kleinbeck def. Jaime Jara - TKO (Strikes)
Jon Murphy def. David Huckaba - KO (Punch)
Hector Urbina def. Ray Lazama - Unanimous Decision
Umar Love def. Brendan Tierney - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Coming off a highly successful, well-received debut on July 27, Showtime Networks Inc. and Mixed Martial Arts organization EliteXC are proud to announce the second installment of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series live on Showtime Saturday, Aug. 25, at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) at Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Miss.
The cage main event will feature two of the most talented, colorful and charismatic fighters in MMA, the unpredictable “Krazy Horse” Charles Bennett (18-3-2) of Ocala, Fla., and Victor “Joe Boxer” Valenzuela (5-2-2) of Covina, Calif. in perhaps the most eagerly awaited grudge rematch in MMA history.
There is no love lost between “Krazy Horse” and “Joe Boxer,’’ who fought to a controversial, hotly disputed draw on Aug. 5, 2005. The two-round fight ended with “Krazy Horse” unconscious and flat on his back. The grudge rematch is slated for three, 5-minute sessions, as are all the televised fights.
“These fighters have been stewing to get at each other for two years,” said Gary Shaw, EliteXC Live Events President. “When their scheduled June 22 bout was postponed due to extenuating circumstances, the anticipation only grew larger. Both men guarantee that the bout will not go the distance, and I guarantee it will be a match you won’t want to miss.”