Visalia, Calif. – 559 Fights returned to Recreation Park to end their summer series. Where the reigning bantamweight champion Anthony Torres defend his title against Aaron Warnke.
Torres came out hard and aggressive locking in a guillotine choke on Warnke. Warnke showed why he is nicknamed “the Wild man” lasting most of the round in the hold.
The second round had Warnke going for a guillotine of his own. Torres escaped and controlled the round getting takedowns and going for submissions.
Warnke attempted to take control in the third going for a guillotine again but Torres escaped had some submission attempts of his own and the fight went to the judge’s scorecards.
Anthony Torres gets the unanimous decision victory and retains the 559 Fights bantamweight title.
Both Carlos Hernandez and Mefi Monterroso came out swinging but Hernandez missed a punch, then took a punch from Monterroso but scored a takedown on the way down. Both fighters were back on their feet and working in the clinch when Hernandez slams Monterroso to the mat. Hernandez goes from submission to submission but he can’t pull it off ending the first round.
Hernandez took control in the second round scoring a takedown and working to mount but he can’t put Monterroso away with his ground and pound.
In the third round, Monterroso hit a judo throw and does a lot in the round from scoring a takedown to working in guard but it wasn’t enough. Hernandez takes the unanimous decision victory over Monterroso.
Eric Diaz came out like a flash against Bryant Franklin Jr. Getting to the clinch and scored a takedown. Diaz worked to gain full mount then taking Franklin’s back sinking in the rear-naked choke at 1:45 in the first round.
Jonathan De Leon came out striking and landed some solid shots in the first round against Bernabe Herrera. He also went for an armbar but Herrera was able to escape and they kept fighting to end the round.
They both came out swinging with De Leon using more of the clinch to inflict damage. On the ground De Leon took Herrera’s back and worked for a rear-naked choke applying some ground and pound but Herrera ended up in De Leon’s guard at the end of the second round.
Herrera came out striking but kept missing while De Leon hit a takedown but ended up on his back. De Leon escaped and took Herrera’s back and they worked back to the clinch. De Leon worked for a takedown to end the fight.
Jonathan De Leon gets the split decision win over Bernabe Herrera.
Both Edgar Loza and Ernesto Zamaro go into the clinch. They hit the ground and Loza ends up in side control and uses effective striking against Zamaro. Loza continued to land ground and pound strikes Zamaro’s face eventually knocking him out at 1:41 in the first round.
Jefferson Banaag used his lethal kicks against Cesar Portillo, but Portillo avoided the kicks by using his takedowns and clinch game for most of the first round.
During the second round, Portillo clinched after a failed kick by Banaag. The ref took a point from Portillo for grabbing the cage during the clinch. Portillo showed his toughness after being glanced by a kick and working into the clinch.
Banaag used his fists in the beginning of the third round but Portillo landed harder more accurate punches. That caused Banaag to go back to using his kicks to avoid Portillo’s punches. In the finals frames of the fight Banaag went for a kick but Portillo avoided it.
Cesar Portillo gots the majority decision over Jefferson Banaag.
Jeffery Lewis scored a takedown and ended up in the closed guard of Fabian Luevano. After a brief scramble Lewis ended up in full mount, Luevano worked to half guard then guard. While Lewis was striking like a wild man in guard then Lewis took Luevano’s back and tried for a rear-naked choke then transitioned for an armbar to finish the first round of action.
Lewis got a takedown early and worked to take Luevano’s back. From there Lewis gets to full mount landing some ground and pound, Luevano tried to escapes to guard to end the round.
The third round and another Lewis takedown, Lewis continued to work on the ground getting to full mount. Luevano still fighting back and gets to Lewis’s guard and starts using the ground and pound to end the fight but it goes to the judge’s scorecards.
Jeffery Lewis gets the decision victory.
Modesto Rivas and Juan Lujan came out swinging to start. When they weren’t striking they worked in the clinch until Rivas got a takedown and tried to lock in a rear-naked choke. Lujan reversed and started pounding away on Rivas to end the round.
The second round started with a bang as Lujan connected sending Rivas to the canvas. Lujan continued to work with strikes and then sinks in a guillotine choke. After adjusting the choke Rivas taps out giving Lujan the win at 1:09.
Jesus Lopez and Victor Rico exchanged strikes but Lopez displayed the better skill on the feet. Rico tried for a takedown but Lopez stopped that and pushed Rico against the fence. Rico tried to pull guard with Lopez standing over him ending the round.
In the second round, Rico came out more aggressive landing some strikes but Lopez countered. Lopez landed a combination that dropped Rico, Lopez followed him to the ground trying to finish the fight but the bell sounds ending the round.
Lopez is landing harder punches but can’t put Rico away. Rico is getting comfortable striking but eats some hard strikes. He tried for a lazy takedown but Lopez kept him at bay and continued to land punches on Rico to end the bout.
Jesus Lopez gets the unanimous decision win.
Phuc Vasquez scored a takedown early getting to side mount on Rudy Soto III. Soto continued to work trying to escape while Phuc laid down strikes. Soto striking back from his back, Phuc gets to full mount as the first round ends.
Soto used effective striking to open the second round but Vasquez scored the takedown and ended up in Soto’s half guard. Both fighters striking from their positions to end the round; a cut opened up over Vasquez’s eye from the striking exchange at the start of the round.
Soto showing strong striking again but Vasquez had other plans scoring a takedown. he ref took a point away from Vasquez for poking Soto in the eye. Vasquez avoids a quick combination from Soto to get another takedown. Vasquez using ground and pound until the final bell sending it to the judges scorecard.
Phuc Vasquez gets the decision victory over Rudy Soto III.
James Miller went for a takedown early picking up Ricardo Rhodes and slamming him into the mat landing in side mount. Miller proceeded to get Rhodes back and sink in a rear-naked choke and getting the win at 1:09 in the first round.
Devon Chavez came out the more confident striker but Christian Marron tied up for a throw but ended up being reversed by Chavez. Chavez worked from half guard getting full mount using ground and pound to finish the fight in the first round at 1:46.
In the first fight of the night, Paul Jimenez got a takedown early on Ricky Membreve. Membreve kept trying to escape but Jimenez stuck to him locking in the front choke at 1:48 in the first round.