Encino, San Ferndando
It's been a busy couple of weeks of MMA again, seeing "Taco" Padilla fight a war in RFA, that he ultimately lost, after having rocked his tough opponent, who was also an Ultimate Fighter Veteran.
CrossFit instructor and kickboxing coach Christos Giagos had a great fight, winning by KO in the first round in a highly anticipated match up against Karen Darabedyan. A great win but also very important for Christos, who made a statement in front of his old boss Dana White, who had nothing but great words afterwards. Here is his post fight interview:
The following day, Thor Skancke stepped back into the KOTC cage to defend his belt. Unfortunately, he was submitted in the second round but he will surely be back soon. Jesse "Juvenile" Merritt was on the same card with short notice, against a very tough opponent. Jesse did great work, KOing his opponent in the 2nd round. Also, congratulations to our friend Tommy Aaron of Elite Training Center in Hermosa Beach, who also won by KO at RFA!
This weekend, it's time for Systems Training Center's amateur fighters! Saturday, 3 of our fighters are all fighting for U of MMA at the Novo, presented by Microsoft (formerly known as Club Nokia)! First up, we have Vince Cachero, who is defending his U of MMA belt! We also have Junior Santa Cruz, an explosive athlete with great Muay Thai! We also have Matt Henry, making his debut, who will pose a threat to anyone with his 6"7 frame! Get your tickets at Systems Training Center and come support your team and fighters!