Mendes, Kaufman Dominate at PFC

By Joseph Zigler and Jeff Sherwood Apr 24, 2009
LEMOORE, Calif. -- Chad Mendes defeated former PFC featherweight champion Art Arciniega by unanimous decision in the MMA main event of “Best of Both Worlds II” at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.

Mendes dominated the fight from start to finish, as his wrestling and takedowns proved too much for his more experienced opponent. Arciniega spent the majority of the bout on his back eating punches and elbows, unable to launch any meaningful offense. All three judges scored the bout 30-27 in Mendes’ favor, improving the up-and-comer’s record to a perfect 3-0.

In the co-main event, Enoch Wilson earned a comeback submission victory over an impressive looking Shawn Bias. Bias dominated the seasoned veteran early on, controlling the pace of the fight both on the feet and on the mat.

Bias looked to be on his way to an upset victory when Wilson locked in a tap-inducing kneebar at 1:21 of round two.

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Sarah Kaufman gave Sarah
Schneider a beating.
Sergio Quinones and Sergio Cortez waged an all-out war in the fight of the night, as both had their moments during the exciting back-and-forth battle. In the end, Cortez won a hard fought split decision nod over the bloodied Quinones.

Canadian standout Sarah Kaufman had little trouble staying undefeated against an outmatched Sara Schneider. From the opening bell, the bout was all Kaufman until the referee called a halt to the contest due to undefended strikes at 1:43 of the second round.

In the opening bout of the evening’s MMA portion, Japan’s Kengo Ura had little trouble submitting Bakersfield California’s Doug Hunt via rear-naked choke at 2:44 of the first round.
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