Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Tachi Palace Fights 10: Let the Chips Fall, which will be streaming over at Sherdog.com starting at
8:30 p.m. ET 9:30 p.m ET tonight. As always, we’ll provide you with live commentary and results of the event as it unfolds. If you are unable to watch the event or would like to participate in discussion relating to the event while you watch, Bloody Elbow is your place for all things Tachi Palace Fights 10.
Tachi has put together a fearsome flyweight division that will be on full display on the card tonight. The main event is a flyweight title fight between champion Darrell Montague and Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall. Montague feels disrespected by the fact that he’s not ranked at # 1 in the world at flyweight despite being the champion, and McCall is the rightful challenger after defeating former world # 1 Jussier “Formiga” da Silva. Speaking of Formiga, he’s taking on Japan’s top flyweight Mamoru Yamaguchi, who just happens to have the best afro in MMA. The co-main event will be a showdown for the vacant TPF featherweight title between former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto and Eddie Yagin.
Dana White says that the flyweights are coming to the UFC, and you can bet that a few of the guys you see tonight will be among the first to step into the octagon. It should be a very exciting card, so don’t miss it.
Darrell Montague vs. Ian McCall for TPF flyweight title
Joe Soto vs. Eddie Yagin for TPF featherweight title
Jussier da Silva vs. Mamoru Yamaguchi
Doug Marshall vs. Giva Santana
Ulysses Gomez vs. Drew Bittner
David Marshall vs. Jorge Lopez
Phil Collins vs. Kenny Ento
Art Arciniega vs. Andy Miranda
Brad McDonald vs. Sergio Quinones
SBN coverage of Tachi Palace Fights 10
As usual, the commentary will commence after the jump.
Update, 5:55pm PST – The stream hasn’t started yet.
Update 2, 6:07pm PST – Sherdog has revised the start time. The show will now begin at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.
Musa Toliver vs. Andy Miranda – Round 1: Toliver took the fight on four days notice. Josh Rosenthal reffing. Toliver throwing a couple of kicks early. Toliver shoots very quickly and gets Miranda down, Toliver straight to side control. Knees to the ribs, Miranda back to full guard. Toliver moves Miranda against the fence and drops a few short punches. Ref calling for action. Toliver continuing to drop a few fists in Miranda’s butterfly guard. Three minute rounds. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Musa Toliver.
Round 2 – Lots of confusion about whether it should have been a five minute round or not. Toliver immediately knocks Miranda down with a left hook and completely unloads on Miranda from the the top. He takes the back now and throws knees to the butt. Miranda recovering now and rolls to guard. Back against the cage with Toliver on top, not a lot of action now. Toliver tied up in half guard, Miranda unsuccessfully tries to sweep. Back to full guard, Toliver throwing the odd punch. Miranda tried to throw up a triangle, but there’s nothing there. Rosenthal stands them up. Toliver with a hard leg kick. Toliver shoots in for the takedown again. Is this round five minutes now? Feels like it. Toliver controlling against the cage. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Musa Toliver.
Round 3 – Good jab by Toliver 20 seconds in. Miranda throws a kick and gets taken down against the cage yet again. Still grinding away with 3:45 left. Miranda gets back to his feet briefly a couple of times, but gets dragged back down by Musa. And again. The Jon Fitch special. Miranda pushes Toliver against the fence, but can’t complete the takedown so far. 40 seconds of trying, and we’re still here. Finally he gets him down, but Musa’s up faster than you can say “unanimous decision”. Switch fails, Toliver tries to take Miranda’s back. Knee to the body from Musa, Miranda on his back against the cage. Toliver with a nice right. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Musa Toliver, and gives the fight to Toliver by a 30-27 score.
Musa Toliver defeats Andy Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brad McDonald vs. Sergio Quinones – Round 1: Brad’s brother is Michael “Mayday” McDonald. Allegedly we’re getting three five minute rounds here. Rosenthal reffing again. Sergio missed with a lunging punch and ate a combo from McDonald. Head kick from McDonald, then throws a nice right as Quinones comes in. McDonald counters leg kicks with punches. Another headkick and a spinning backfist from Brad. Quinones caught a leg and eventually got the takedown. Quinones in McDonald’s full guard. And…the stream is gapping.
We have no idea how this fight finished because the stream didn’t pick back up until the start of the next fight. Once someone fills us in on the winner, we’ll let you know.
Edit – Jordan Breen tweeted this: McDonald tapped Quinones with an armbar at 3:36 of the first, for those who asked. Still only 18, now 7-1
Phil Collins vs. Kenny Ento – Round 1: Herb Dean is your referee. Touch of gloves. Ento clinches up and goes for a takedown, scramble, Ento takes Phil’s back in a sitting position. Collins backing up towards the cage, Ento has hooks, then gives them up. Another scramble, now they’re standing with Ento having Phil’s back. A few knees and they separate. Ento throws two punches, then a counter to a Collins right to the body and DAMN SMOKEY he just knocked Collins out with a right hook! Nice. Kenny Ento defeats Phil Collins via KO, 1:46 of the first round.
Ulysses Gomez vs. Drew Bittner – Round 1: Bitter came out to Not Afraid by Emimem, Gomez came out to Baby by Justin Bieber. Seriously. Herb Dean reffing again. Quick leg kick, combination, and takedown from Bittner. Gomez immediately goes for an arm-in guillotine. Bittner gets out, Gomez gets up briefly but ends up on his back now. Wow, Gomez is going for a gogoplata off his back. Bittner pops out and drops a right hand. Bittner still working from guard with Gomez hunting for subs from the bottom. Halfway through the round with Bittner still on top and having trouble controlling Ulysses. Gomez has grabbed the cage a couple of times now. Gomez trying to strafe him with elbows from the bottom. Finally gets a standup with 1:15 to go. Gomez goes for a takedown, scramble into a guillotine attempt by Bittner. Gomez popped out, Bittner on top again. Gomez was quite active off his back, but it wasn’t enough. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Drew Bittner.
Round 2: The fighters exchange kicks. Bittner fails on a takedown and ends up with Gomez on his back and eats a couple of knees to the body. Bittner popped up, but Gomez took him back down and moves to mount within 15 seconds. Bittner gives up his back. Gomez locks up the rear naked choke right against the fence, and Bittner taps. Very impressive killer instinct from Useless there. Ulysses Gomez defeats Drew Bittner via submission (rear naked choke), 1:21, round 2.
David Marshall vs. Jorge Lopez – Round 1: Josh Rosenthal back in as ref. Lopez lands a very big leg kick, then ragdolls Marshall a bit. Lands another, and throws a left that misses. Lopez lands a nice inside knee and looks pretty aggressive so far. Marshall comes in and clinches against the fence. Lopez locks up a thai clinch, and Marshall just crumples in a failed attempt to pull guard. Back on the feet, now with Lopez pushing Marshall against the fence. Marshall tried to pull guard again, but fails. Back to the center with Marshall throwing a kick now. Lopez looking to counter. Big leg kick from Lopez. Marshall pushes Jorge against the cage again, but eats a knee to the body. Another solid knee to the body from Lopez, Marshall still working for a takedown and getting nothing. Marshall tries to jump and pull guard again, and fails miserably. Lopez landing some shots at range now. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Jorge Lopez.
Round 2: Marshall rushes into the clinch, but eats two shots on the way in. Marshall more active with knees, and tries to pull guard yet again and fails. Lopez boots him in the ass and lets him up. Nice left jab and leg kicks from Lopez, and two standing elbows. Now another knee to the body with his back to the cage. Finally Marshall goes for a failed judo throw and the fighters separate. Lopez throwing with murderous intent, but hasn’t caught him yet. Good leg kick from Lopez, but gets pushed against the cage yet again. Randy Couture would be proud, you know, if Marshall ever did anything with the position. Foot stomps now. Breen’s selling them, but come on, they’re foot stomps. Lopez with a monster knee to the body. Marshall finally gets a single, but Lopez his a switch and ends up on top with 1:15 to go. Lopez still on top, landing and occasional shot as the stream cuts in and out (much like the action in the fight). Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Jorge Lopez.
Round 3: Well, the stream is buffering, so I might just have to make up round three. Lopez opens with a leg kick that catches Marshall low. There is now a stork in the cage. A stork! He is apparently saying something to Marshall, and it sounds like “looks like I’m not bringing you any more babies.” The fight has been called off due to outside interference.
Okay folks, for the two of you that might actually believe that, my description of round 3 is completely made up. We are still waiting for the stream to come back, and we will let you know the outcome of the fight as soon as we know.
UPDATE: BE’s own Leland Roling has informed me that David Marshall quit on the stool between the second and third rounds, which would give Jorge Lopez the TKO victory.
Doug Marshall vs. Giva Santana – Round 1: The stream is back, but we don’t know the outcome of the Lopez/Marshall fight as of yet. Josh Rosenthal reffing again. Santana gets the immediate takedown and jumps onto Rhino’s back. Just like that, there’s the rear naked choke, and Marshall tapped. He was unconscious, despite the choke being on for a very short time. Crazy. Giva Santana defeats Doug Marshall via submission (rear naked choke), :29, round 1.
Jussier da Silva vs. Mamoru Yamaguchi – Round 1: Herb Dean is your referee. Da Silva opens up with some lefts and a combination. Another, and Formiga is landing a fair amount. Another nice left hook. Formiga sets up a takedown nicely, but Yamaguchi pops up quickly. Da Silva has Mamoru against the cage now. Formiga looks much stronger so far. Yamaguchi with a standing elbow and some knees to the body with his back against the cage. They separate. Good body kick from Yamaguchi, Formiga answers with his hands. Back against the cage, Mamoru throwing the standing elbows with his back against the cage again. An upper elbow too. Back to the center. Formiga ducks under a punch and gets a takedown. Mamoru back up, but Jussier jumps on his back. Looking for a choke, but nothing there. Jussier just riding Mamoru’s back still. Some hand fighting. Formiga’s been on his back for over a minute now, finally throwing some punches under the arm. Bloody Elbow scores the round 10-9 for Jussier da Silva.
And the stream has dropped again. Argh.
We’re back right as they announce the decision. Jussier da Silva defeats Mamoru Yamaguchi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
TPF featherweight title fight: Joe Soto vs. Eddie Yagin – Round 1: Herb Dean is the ref. Very patient early, Yagin has thrown a few jabs, Soto nearly nothing over the first minute. Soto shoots, but gets stuffed. Yagin lands a head kick. Soto dives in for a single and lifts Yagin’s leg up, but eats a big punch that staggers Soto back. Soto right back though, looking for the takedown against the fence. Yagin drops with a guillotine, full guard, and Soto taps! Guillotine finish by Eddie Yagin, and he’s your new TPF featherweight champion! An overzealous Soto fan is trying to get into the cage. Crazy. Eddie Yagin defeats Joe Soto via submission (guillotine), 2:00, round 1.
The stream is currently down again, so we have no idea what is going on in the main event of the evening. Sorry folks.
TPF flyweight title fight: Darrell Montague vs. Ian McCall
Josh Gross tweets that McCall won the first round 10-9 and dropped Montague at the bell. We’re still unable to watch.
And the stream comes back right as McCall is celebrating. Ian McCall is the new TPF flyweight champion. Ian McCall defeats Darrell Montague via submission (rear naked choke), 2:15, round 3.
That’s a wrap folks.
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