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CAMO Event Round-Up for the Weekend of 2/19 to 2/21

By Jay Tan

Two CAMO Events Debut in Northern California

Continuing the streak of packed houses and fervent crowds, Northern California was the place to be for amateur MMA last weekend, with back-to-back CAMO-sanctioned events. Friday night, Capital Fighting Championships presented “Friday Night Fights” at Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness facility in Sacramento, while Dragon House MMA wrote Fog City history by hosting San Francisco’s first-ever amateur MMA event, drawing a sellout crowd to their gym.

As Sacramento’s favorite MMA son, Urijah Faber’s reputation for intense competition and upstanding sportsmanship precede him. So it should come as no surprise that Faber’s Cali Kid promotions would stage an event with those same qualities.
“The crowd definitely liked [the fights]. We had three of four fights end in the first round, so it was definitely crazy. . . The hearts of these guys was pretty impressive,” commented matchmaker Tabrez Ansari, adding:

“Urijah’s all about the spirit of competition. He addressed the crowd before the fight and said ‘there are no losers in this. It takes a special person to even step in here, so do not boo, and applaud each person’s effort regardless of the outcome.’ And he was very impressed with the crowd, and impressed of all the fighters.”

Among the standouts of the night, Ansari pointed to Overcome MMA’s Alex Ivanov as demonstrating overall talent. “His wrestling, jiu Jitsu, and stand-up looked great.”

Ansari also noted that “Team Buhawe in Fresno and Folsom MMA were extremely impressive. They had about 50 people representing Team Buhawe. They had a really good support for their team out there. . . The coach for Folsom MMA is named Sean Ward. He really gets his community and his members involved. They have a ton of support.”

Match results from “Capital Fighting Championships presents Friday Night Fights” are as follows:

136 lbs. – Zach Smith def. Raymond Aguilar via submission, R1, 1:20.

161 lbs. – Ray Heredia def. Steve Cartwright via KO, R1, 0:30.

156 lbs. – Chaz Sanchez def. Karsten DeSario via submission, R1, 1:21.

160 lbs. – Richie Smith def. William Piper via TKO, R2, 1:31.

161 lbs. – Mario Soto def. Brandon Smith via unanimous decision.

171 lbs. – Alex Ivanov def. Richard Nero via TKO, R3, 0:13.

145 lbs. – Paul Ruiz def. Rick Inzunza via submission, R1, 0:55.

170 lbs. – Jesse Roberts def. Carl Hoffman via TKO, R2, 0:34.

Dragon House MMA

Ninety miles and 24 hours later, Sifu Zhong Luo and his Dragon House MMA kicked off their first amateur MMA event, which likewise featured competitive matches and an avid audience.

“Everybody’s happy with how the show came out. Good matches, fair fights. . . The next one is going to be bigger. Probably get 100 seats extra.”

As several other California promoters have echoed, Luo noted his impressed surprise over how many amateur fighters carry themselves with the skill and manner of many professional fighters: “These amateur guys come in, but the way they prepared themselves, they way they diet and the way they fight, it’s pretty close to the pro level. Some of them, even better than some of the pros I’ve seen.”

Luo had no problem pointing out a few specific names: “One of them, Greg Ulatowski, from Charles Gracie’s school, he really stands out. Had a really spectacular win. . . Paradise [Vaovasa] was good. He’s from my gym, and is an up and coming young guy. He’s fighting guys, like, eight or nine years older.”

“Who impressed me the most was Justin Vizcarra. Because that guy, from Verretts MMA, he used to be a 290 lb. guy. Two hundred ninety pounds, last year, when I saw him. He dropped to 205 for this fight. He was two different people. He got a really tremendous win against a guy from U.S. Karate. Decent stand-up. Decent wrestling.”

Match results from Dragon House MMA’s event on 2/20/10 in San Francisco are as follows:

205 lbs. – Justin Vizcarra def. Nazal Parvin via submission, R1, 2:58.

170 lbs. – Greg Ulatowski def. Trevor Jodsaus via TKO, R2, 1:39.

145 lbs. – Andrew Rynhard def. Andrew Hansen via submission, R3, 1:13.

135 lbs. – Brandon Lozada def. Brian Liu via TKO, R2, 1:06.

155 lbs. – Paradise Vaovasa def. Devin Butler via unanimous decision.

155 lbs. – Gerard Frantz def. Steven Summers via submission, R1, 1:54.

170 lbs. – Idres Rahmani def. Sasualei Faamausili via TKO, R1, 1:16.

175 lbs. – Riley Wills def. Abraham Vaesau via submission, R3, 1:28.

170 lbs. – Gabe Pena def. Riece Keck via KO, R1, 0:38.

That same night, another amateur MMA event took place in Chulalar. Match results are as follows:

Justin Rios def. Andrew Piersons via TKO, R2, 0:47.

Wayne Cole def. Richard Smith via technical decision, R2, 2:00.

William Butler def. Thomas Quintana via technical decision, R1, 1:49.

Cory Martinez def. Samson Castillo via decision.

Craig Dunlop def. Primo Delfino via submission, R2, 0:16.

Evan Rodriguez def. Abaham Diaz via technical decision, R1, 2:00.

Capital Fighting Championships anticipates hosting another fight night on April 17th. Dragon House MMA expect to announce their next event soon, but in the meantime, replays of their Feb. 20 event will air on local channel Access SF – Channel 29, beginning Saturday, Feb. 27, at 6pm, with replays scheduled over the following several weeks.

For more info on upcoming amateur MMA action, visit

California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization
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