Team BodyKore's Christophe "SoCal Kid" Saunders took on Nick “Italian Stallion” Reale at LBFN 8 Pro MMA Event last Sunday in Long Beach, CA. It was a quick and decisive victory for Saunders as he ended the fight with a guillotine in just 1:35 of the first round. The fighters went back in forth before on their feet before Reale went for a body kick. 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. Saunders has now improved his record to 5-1 with the victory and will be attempting his first title shot for Roy Englebrecht's Battle in the Ballroom on May 13th, 2010.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist has been working his striking with Master Eddie Cha at the All In MMA Academy in Buena Park, CA and recently obtained his Kru certification. The well rounded fighter has come a long way since turning pro in just less than a year ago and his hard work and dedication has proven to pay off.
Check out some photos from the fight:
Check out Christophe's Post Fight Interview:
You can also view the full coverage from the event here.