The Battle in the Ballroom took place last night at the Irvine Marriott main ballroom in Irvine, CA. The event was a hybrid boxing/MMA card with 6 full bouts of action. There was a sold out crowd of over 1,500 fight fans there to catch the action.
The main event saw Team Bodykore and NAIOP light weight champion Christophe Saunders dominate previously undefeated challenger Andy Morales through three rounds of action. Saunders used brutal leg kicks and solid take downs to with 30-27 on all three judges score cards. Saunders is now 7-1 in his Pro MMA career.
The co-main event was a brief but exciting boxing match between Alejandro Solorio and Abel Gomez. The action started literally right after the opening bell rang with both fighters exchanging wildly. Solorio got the better of the exchange and knocked Gomez down within the first minute of the fight. He followed up after the count by knocking Gomez out with a tremendous left hook seconds after. In other action, Carlos Aguilar from All in MMA put on a awesome display of his jiujitsu wizardry by taking the back of Raja Shippen and choking him out late in the first round.
Here are the full results of the card:
David Morales vs Juan Reyes --- Majority Draw
Frank Pizzirulli vs Brandon Jinnies --- Pizzirulli via SD (split decision)
Eder Peralta vs Richard Contreras --- Ricard Peralta via UD (Unanimous Decision)
Raja Shippen vs Carlos Aguilar --- Carlos Aguilar via RNC (rear naked choke)
Alejandro Soto vs Abel Gomez ---- Alejandro Soto via 1st round KO
Andy Morales vs Christophe Saunders--- Christophe Saunders UD
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Check out the images from the fight:
Saunders vs Morales
Aguilar vs Shippen
Sold out crowd of 1500+
The lovely Battle in the Ballroom Ring Girls
The Hooters Girls
Team All in MMA
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