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Marez, Duarte Victorious in Primal MMA Debut

    Tue, 2007-08-14 10:30 — Denis Martins

    Marez, Duarte Victorious in Primal MMA Debut

    [8/12/2007] Tijuana, Mexico, August 11 – Primal Mixed
    Martial Arts’ inaugural event, “The Next Level”, went
    off with a bang. Nearly 2,000 MMA fans packed the El
    Foro Jai Alai Palace to enjoy the promotions first
    ever show.

    In the main event, Chris “Monster” Marez (5-1) stopped
    Vince Lucero (18-13) by TKO (kicks) at 1:36 in the
    third round. Marez, 6’2” 280 pounds, and Lucero, 6’2”
    285, slugged it out for three rounds of exciting
    action, each man landing several solid punches.
    However, in the third round the accumulation of Marez’
    effective leg kicks rendered Lucero unable to
    continue.

    In another featured fight of the evening, Shaw “Quiet
    Storm” Bias (11-5) was defeated by Tijuana’s Antonio
    Duarte (7-1). Bias controlled the early rounds,
    securing several take downs over a patient and
    technical Duarte. However, in the later rounds Duarte
    was the more effective striker and was successful in
    defending against Bias’ takedown attempts. After five
    rounds the fight went to the judges who unanimously
    scored the fight in favor of the hometown favorite,
    Duarte.

    The undercard was highlighted by a thrilling battle
    between Edgar “Motor” Osorio (5-1) and Ryan “Bones”
    Bixler (13-3). In the very opening seconds of the
    bout Bixler landed a devastating right cross that
    floored Osorio. It looked as if the fight might end
    early, but Osorio regained his composure and held on
    to Bixler in his guard. Osorio, the native of Oaxaca,
    Mexico, reversed Bixler and took his back for a moment
    before Bixler regained the top position again. After
    five rounds of intense competition the Judges
    unanimously declared Bixler the victor, as he had used
    his strong wrestling to control the dominant position
    for a majority of the fight.

    Full Results:

    Chris Marez def. Vince Lucero by TKO (kicks) 1:36 R3

    Antonio Duarte def. Shawn Bias unanimous decision

    Kenny Ento def. Jesse Taylor (triangle choke) :37 R1

    Ryan Bixler def. Edgar Osorio unanimous decision

    Poppies Martinez def. Billy Terry (rear-naked choke)
    2:00 R1

    Jordan Clissold def. Alex Gooden by KO (spinning
    back-fist) 2:44 R1

    Kisack Monroy def. Gerson Sanchez (rear-naked choke)
    :56 R1

    Jose Casillas def. Larry Jackson by TKO (strikes) 1:36
    R2

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