Quach Extends Streak at CXF

By Caesar Garcia Jun 15, 2008
UPLAND, Calif. -- Bao Quach (Pictures) extended his win streak to eight fights Saturday by submitting Armando Sanchez (Pictures) with a kimura in the main event of CXF "Uprising in Upland" at the Upland Sports Arena.

The fight ended in just 50 seconds but it was an exciting 50 seconds as both fighters came out exchanging hard low kicks and scoring punches. Quach seemed to be getting the better of most exchanges, that is, until Sanchez landed a right that dazed Quach and forced him to clinch to avoid more damage.

The fight went to the ground with Sanchez on top. After a scramble for position, Quach eventually reversed position and managed to grab a hold of Sanchez' arm for the finishing submission.

Quach, who has showcased strong muay Thai during his win streak earned his first submission victory since 2004.

"I like people to think I'm a standup fighter, but I was always a jiu-jitsu guy first," said the soft-spoken Quach afterwards.

Joe Schilling claimed another victim as he unloaded vicious elbows on Maurice Doucette's head while holding him in a tight triangle choke -- ala Anderson Silva vs. Travis Lutter (Pictures) -- prompting Doucette to tap at 1:38 of the first round. Schilling, a muay Thai specialist, began the fight landing hard leg kicks to Doucette's body. Doucette eventually caught one and took Schilling down, but it was the beginning of the end as Schilling eventually worked for the triangle that set up the submission victory.

"I wanted to keep elbowing him," said Schilling afterwards, seemingly disappointed that Doucette tapped due to the choke.

To the crowd's delight, heavyweights Nick Moghaddom and Frank Nevarez slugged it out until Moghaddom landed a low kick, right-hand combination that sent Nevarez reeling. Moghaddom followed him and rained down punches until referee Mike Beltran stopped the assault at 1:05 of the first round.

In other fights, Seth Dikun (Pictures) used a sprawl-and-brawl style to defeat the always tough Martin Bautista (Pictures) by unanimous decision, while Dave Cryer knocked out John George with a series of elbows from side control only 19 seconds into the fight.

Aaron Miller (Pictures) roughed up Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Mike Ancheta (Pictures) for three rounds to earn a unanimous decision.

In his pro debut, Francisco Rivera came out swinging and connected with a right hook that sent Ray Cox to the canvas for the victory 52 seconds into the first round.
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