Jorge Oliveira checks a kick from Marvin Eastman at WFA’s King of the Streets in July 2006. Photo courtesy of Jorge Oliveira.
It was a short shift at work for Glover Teixeira on Thursday night as he needed just five seconds to dispatch of opponent Jorge Oliveira in a light heavyweight showdown that highlighted Palace Fighting Championship’s “No Retreat, No Surrender”.
The active crowd inside the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino saw Teixeira counter an Oliveira leg kick with a right hand that sent Oliviera falling stiffly to the canvas. Teixeira then pounced on Oliveira and landed a flurry of unanswered punches until referee Josh Rosenthal jumped in and stopped the fight.
The Pit member scored his second straight spectacular knockout in a row with the stoppage of Oliveira. Teixeira overwhelmed Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou with strikes at WEC 24: Full Force in October of 2006.
The event also featured three title fights and every single bout ended with a new champion wrapping gold around their waist.
Former UFC lightweight Diego Saraiva submitted Poppies Martinez with a rear naked choke in the first round to claim the PFC lightweight title.
The fight was stopped only seconds into it after Saraiva accidentally kicked Martinez in the groin. When the bout resumed, Saraiva quickly swept Martinez to the ground and took his back.
Martinez fought off one choke attempt but was unable to work his way out of a second, which forced him to ultimately tap out.
Art Arcienega scored a surprising submission win over Shawn Bias to take home PFC’s featherweight belt.
After a disappointing effort in the first round, Arcienega used swift takedowns and some good ground and pound to steal the second and third rounds from his opponent. Arcienega then finished what he started by submitted Bias with a triangle choke just over two minutes into the fourth stanza.
Rolando Velasco took Shawn Klarcyk’s bantamweight championship in rather controversial fashion.
After battling for an even three rounds, Velasco landed a jumping superman punch that stunned Klarcyk and sent him stumbling to the canvas. Velasco jumped on top of his opponent and pounded away with unanswered strikes until referee Rosenthal jumped in and halted the bout.
Klarcyk immediately jumped to his feet and began pleading his case to Rosenthal who decided that he would have none of it. After the fight, Rosenthal claimed that Klarcyk was unconscious when he hit the mat, thus why he decided to stop the fight.
The rest of the results from the event are below:
Anthony Ruiz def. Brad Imes - Split Decision
Casey Olsen def. Scott Brommage - TKO (Strikes)
Alex Serdyukov def. Mike Gates - TKO (Strikes)
Ricardo Barros def. Eric Pribble - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Tony Alanis def. Tom Owens - TKO (Strikes)
Doug Hunt def. Andrew Martinez - TKO (Cut)
Nate Loughran def. Richard Montoya - Submission (Armbar)
Joe Benevides def. Jason Georgianna - Submission (Guillotine)
Joaquin Sanchez def. Austin Achorn - TKO (Injury)
Brandon Miller def. Ed Tomaselli - TKO (Strikes)
Scott Lighty def. Derek Thornton - Submission (Strikes)
Sergio Quinones def. Fernando Arreola - Split Decision
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