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West Coast Fighting Championship – Rebirth 1-7-12: Preview

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Here’s some background info on the fighters for Saturday’s fights in Placerville.  We’ll be blogging live round-by-round summary of the action.  So if you or your friends can’t make it to the fight, tune in here to follow the fights.  Click on “CONTINUE READING” below to read about the fighters. ——————————————————————————————————————————

Fighter                              vs.                       Fighter 

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Matt Clark

Age:      Fight Name: The Night Train
Height:    Normal weight class: 213lbs (heavy?)
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: Record is 0 – 3, all lost by TKO due to punches in the first round

Record 0 – 3 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Losses 3 (T)KOs ( 100 %)

John Lopez

Age:     Fight Name:
Height:    Normal weight class:
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: Insufficient information to identify this fighter

Mike Persons

(fight is last minute addition to card)

Age:     Fight Name:
Height:    Normal weight class: Middle
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: Only one previous pro fight, in August 2011, which he won by armbar.

Record 1 – 0 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 1 Submissions ( 100 %)

Tramain Shamar Smith

(fight is last minute addition to card)

Age:    Fight Name:
Height: 6’ 3”   Normal weight class: 180 lbs (middle?)
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: Lost last 4 fights, the one win was by KO by punches

Record 1 – 5 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 1 (T)KOs ( 100 %)
Losses 2 (T)KOs ( 40 %)
3 Submissions ( 60 %)

Keni (Kenny in Sherdog) Renta

Age:      Fight Name: Man on Fire
Height:    Normal weight class:
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: Only 1 prior pro  fight, in 2010, and lost by unanimous decision

Record 0 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Losses 1 Decisions ( 100 %)

Anthony Charnell

Age:     Fight Name:  Goldie
Height:    Normal weight class:
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: Only 1 prior pro  fight, in March 2011, which he won by Kimura

Record 1 – 0 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 1 Submissions ( 100 %)

Adam Porter

Age:      Fight Name: The Wrench
Height:    Normal weight class:
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: Went pro in 2009, 2-1, Won last to fights by submission

Record 2 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 2 Submissions ( 100 %)
Losses 1 (T)KOs ( 100 %)

Junior Villanueva

Age:      Fight Name:
Height:    Normal weight class:Feather
Fight style:
Team: Last Stand Fight Team
From: Oakdale
Noted for: Just went pro in 2009, 1-1 record,  lost last fight by armbar, won other fight by TKO punches

Record 1 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 1 (T)KOs ( 100 %)
Losses 1 Submissions ( 100 %)

Justin Baesman

Age:  30    Fight Name: The Raw Deal
Height:  5’ 10”  Normal weight class: Middle
Fight style:
Team:
From: Susanville
Noted for: One of two losses was to main event fighter Jaime Jara. Went pro in 2008

Record 6 – 2 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 2 (T)KOs ( 33.33 %)
2 Submissions ( 33.33 %)
2 Decisions ( 33.33 %)
Losses 2 Submissions ( 100 %)

Billy Carothers

(last minute replacement for Scott Nelson)
Age:      Fight Name:
Height:    Normal weight class:
Fight style:
Team: Huckaba’s Next Generation
From:
Noted for: Won last fight by KO from a head kick. Went pro in 2008

Record 2 – 4 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 1 (T)KOs ( 50 %)
1 Submissions ( 50 %)
Losses 3 Submissions ( 75 %)
1 Decisions ( 25 %)

John Macalolooy

Age:       Fight Name: Jonmac
Height:    Normal weight class:
Fight style:
Team:
From:
Noted for: 2 -1, both wins due to unanimous decision. Went pro in 2008.

Record 2 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 2 Decisions ( 100 %)
Losses 1 (T)KOs ( 100 %)

Alex Perez (last minute addition to card)

Age:      Fight Name:  The Decision
Height: 5’ 6”   Normal weight class Bantam
Fight style:
Team:Team Ochoa / Thrive MMA
From;
Noted for: Just went pro in May 2011 but had 4 fights in 7 months.

Record 3 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 1 (T)KOs ( 33.33 %)
2 Decisions ( 66.67 %)
Losses 1 Submissions ( 100 %)

Andre Fili (last minute replacement for Daniel Romero)

Age:  21   Fight Name: The Fury
Height:  5’ 9”  Normal weight class: Light
Fight style:
Team: Boss Biz / Righteous Warriors Fight Team
From:
Noted for:  5-1, Never been knocked out or submitted.  One loss was TKO due to knee injury. Knocked out Tony Reveles with punches in Aug 2010. Went pro Dec 2009.

Record 5 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 4 (T)KOs ( 80 %)
1 Decisions ( 20 %)
Losses 1 (T)KOs ( 100 %)

Vaymond Dennis

Age:  30    Fight Name: The Winning Touch
Height: 5’ 3”   Normal weight class: Feather
Fight style:
Team: Susanville
From:
Noted for: Also 5-1, never knocked out or submitted, with only loss due to TKO due to injury. Went pro in 2007

Record 4 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 1 (T)KOs ( 25 %)
2 Submissions ( 50 %)
1 Decisions ( 25 %)
Losses 1 (T)KOs ( 100 %)

Michael Christensen

Winner take all match

Age:      Fight Name:
Height: 5’ 9”   Normal weight class: light
Fight style:
Team:  AKA and Team Carnage (or Overcome MMA per Sherdog, possibly former association)
From: Cameron Park, CA
Noted for: Well rounded offensively, with 4 of 9 wins by unanimous decision, 3 to submission and 2 by TKO. On the other hand, 5 losses include 3 by submission and 2 by decision.

Record 9 – 5 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 2 (T)KOs ( 22.22 %)
3 Submissions ( 33.33 %)
4 Decisions ( 44.44 %)
Losses 3 Submissions ( 60 %)
2 Decisions ( 40 %)

Darin Cooley

Winner take all match

Age:  23    Fight Name: Whitey
Height:5’ 7”    Normal weight class: 140 lbs (feather?)
Fight style:
Team: Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
From: Manteca
Noted for:  4 – 1, with all four victories by submission, 3 of which were by RNC. 1 loss was by unanimous decision.

Record 4 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 4 Submissions ( 100 %)
Losses 1 Decisions ( 100 %)

Anthony Ruiz (last minute replacement for Angel Deanda)

Light Heavyweight Championship

Age:  34   Fight Name: A-Train
Height:  6’ 2”  Normal weight class: Middle, Light Heavy, Heavy
Fight style: Boxing
Team: AKA
Noted for:  Heavy hands but 10 of 16 losses were by submission.  Went pro in 2003.  Lost last 3 fights 2 by Decision and 1 by arm-bar. Fought 5 times for Strikeforce in 2006-09. Has also fought with EliteXC, KOTC, Tachi and numerous local/regional events.

Professional record breakdown

41 matches

25 wins

16 losses

By knockout

14

1

By submission

3

10

By decision

8

5

Jared Torgeson

Light Heavyweight Championship

Age:     Fight Name:
Height:  6’ 2”  Normal weight class: Middle
Fight style:
Team: Irish Hit Squad
Noted for: Went pro in 2008. 17 fights in less than 3 years .Lost 4 of last 6 fights.  Fought KOTC in 2009, and a bunch of other regional/local events.

Record 9 – 8 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
Wins 3 (T)KOs ( 33.33 %)
1 Submissions ( 11.11 %)
5 Decisions ( 55.56 %)
Losses 2 (T)KOs ( 25 %)
4 Submissions ( 50 %)
2 Decisions ( 25 %)

Jaime Jara

Welterweight Championship

Age: 42   Fight Name: El Cucui
Height: 6’ 1”   Normal weight class:  Middle Weight, per Wikipedia, fights in several classes.l
Fight style: Boxing, BJJ
Team: Carnage Fight Team
Noted for:  His numerous tattoos.  Has fought in four different weight classes.  Went pro in Sep 2002, averaging almost 5 fights per year for 9 years. Lost last fight with Romario Manoel da Silva at Shark Fights 19.  Fought Bellator March 2011 and lost, EliteXC, KOTC a few times and a lot of local/regional events.

Professional record breakdown

43 matches

32 wins

10 losses

By knockout

12

4

By submission

17

1

By decision

3

5

No contests

1

Max Griffin

Welterweight Championship

Age:  Fight Name: Pain
Height:    Normal weight class:
Fight style:
Team: Vanquish Sports
Noted for: Undefeated in 3 fights as a pro

Record: 3 – 0 – 0

2 TKO’s and 1 decision

Went pro October 2009.  All three pro fights with Gladiator Challenge.


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