CAMO Event Round-Up for the Weekend of 2/11 to 2/14
By Jay Tan
Fighters, Not Lovers, in Canoga Park for Valentine’s Day Weekend
This past Sunday might have been for lovers, but Saturday night was alright for fighting, as American Hapkido Karate hosted their first “Fight Factory MMA” event at their Canoga Park training facility.
“All the fighters were so good. All the coaches that came were so amazing. Everybody really gave the gym a lot of energy on that night,” said gym manager and matchmaker Brandie Bogosian.
Easily the hottest fight came third from the top, as Gevork Chilalyan and Luis Morales battled in an all-out slugfest which had the crowd standing and vociferous. Chilalyan, winning by unanimous decision later got Fight of the Night honors.
“He was so excited. Every single day, he’d ask me ‘did you get a fight for me? Did you get an opponent for me? I can’t go to sleep. I have to fight.’ He brought maybe 80-90 people with him,” commented head trainer and promoter Master Sayed Qubadi.
Match results from “Fight Factory MMA” are as follows:
170 lbs. – Eric Steans, Jr. def. Oscar Paiz via submission, R2, 1:45.
145 lbs. – Danny Worthen def. Kian Danesh via TKO (doctor’s stoppage), R2, 2:00.
205 lbs. – David Neace def. Gary Luisi via TKO, R1, 1:10.
135 lbs. – Ronnie Tanner def. Cameron Harris via DQ (illegal intentional head kick to a grounded opponent).
170 lbs. – Gevork Chilalyan def. Luis Morales via unanimous decision.
205 lbs. – Oscar Avila def. Vahe Ambarchyan via split decision.
155 lbs. – Jimmy Chavez def. Willy (Wei) Chua via TKO (doctor’s stoppage), R1, 1:10.
The next Fight Factory MMA event will be a Pankration event on May 15th, followed by MMA in August. American Hapkido Karate will also host boxing and kickboxing / Muay Thai events on alternating months.
For more info on upcoming amateur MMA action, visit http://www.camo-mma.org/events.