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  • Long Beach Fight Night 8: EVENT RECAP

    Topping Event's Long Beach Fight Night 8 took place last night at the Long Beach City College's Hall of Champions Gymnasium.  It was an exciting event that featured 9 Pro MMA Bouts with only 1 fight going to decision. The main event saw Rueben Duran from Pinnacle Jiu Jitsu take on Maurice "Syko" Eazel from Body Shop Fitness.   Duran stalked his opponent for the first minute of the round before Eazel went for a take down. As soon as the fight hit the ground Duran sunk in a guillotine choke which forced his opponent to tap in just 1:18 of the first round.

    The card’s Co-Main event was a bout between Team BodyKore's Christophe “The SoCal Kid” Saunders from All in MMA vs. Nick "Italian Stallion" Reale from South Coast Fight Club. The fighters went back in forth before on their feet before Reale went for a body kick early in the first round. Saunders hooked the leg and was able to take Reale down into side control. Saunders worked a few submission attempts before finally catching Reale in a guillotine. The “Italian Stallion” made a valiant effort in trying to escape but Saunders was able to sink the choke in deep and forced Reale to tap in just 1:35 of the first round.  Saunders improves his record to 5-1 with his next bout scheduled for a Championship fight for Roy Englebrecht's Battle in the Ballroom this coming June.

    The event also featured an exciting female MMA bout between Team Oyama's Carla Esparza taking on Team Quest's Karina Hallinan.  Esparza showed a wide array of different skill sets first with her crisp striking then displaying a slick grappling game by taking Hallinan's back and submitting her with a rear naked choke.  The Team Oyama fighter improves her record to 2-0 with the impressive victory.

    Here are the full results of the card:

    • Main Event- 135lb Bout- Rueben Duran from Pinnacle Jiu Jitsu defeated Maurice Eazel from Body Shop Fitness via Guillotine (1:18 of Rd. 1)
    • Co Main Event- 155lb Bout- Christophe Saunders from All in MMA defeated Nick Reale from South Coast Fight Club via Guillotine (1:35 of Rd. 1)
    • 125lb Bout- Carla Esparza from Team Oyama defeated Karina Hallinan from Team Quest via RNC (2:16 of Rd. 2)
    • 150lb Bout- Chris Culley from Millennia MMA defeated Juan Rivas from Martial Art Innovations via Unanimous Decision
    • 150lb Bout- Isaac Gutierrez from Subfighter Lakewood from Scott Brommage from De La O Jiu Jitsu via Knockout (1:28 of Rd. 1)
    • 160lb Bout- Ray Cervera from Bakersville BJJ defeated Thor Skancke from Tarzana Boxing via RNC (2:53 of Rd. 2)
    • 150lb Bout- Kenny Quach from Ma Du Academy defeated Jerad Jurgensmier from Semper Fight Team via KO (0:33 of Rd. 1)
    • 125lb Bout- Adam Rothweiler from Adrenaline Fight Club defeated Tyler Aimer from Subfighter Laguna Hills via Arm Bar (1:53 of Rd. 2)
    • 205lb Bout- Kyle Bolt from Camp Pendleton/Infaction defeated Alfredo Borrego from Subfighter Lakewood via Arm Bar (2:24 of Rd. 1)

    Check out some pictures from the event:

    Rueben Duran vs. Maurice Eaze

    Nick Reale vs. Christophe Saunders

    Carla Esparza vs. Karina Hallinan

    Juan Rivas vs. Chris Culley

    Scott Brommage vs. Isaac Gutierrez

    Adam Rothweiler vs. Tyler Aimer

    Ray Cervera vs. Thor Skancke

    Jerad Jurgensmier vs. Kenny Quach

    Kyle Bolt vs. Alfredo Borrego

    Antonio Mckee

    Bobby Green

    The lovely LBFN Ring Girls

    Check out some of the action below

    Christophe Saunders vs. Nick Reale

    Jerad Jurgensmier vs Kenny Quach

    Ray Cervera vs. Thor Skancke

    Demonstration of BodyKore's MASS Suit

    You can view the rest of the pictures from the event here

    and the rest of the videos here

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