USKO Fight Night #6 delivered an action packed evening on Saturday in Riverside, California. The crowd was alive and energized despite the high temperatures inside the building. The fighters showcased the same energy, as every fight on the card was filled with hard-hitting action. USKO is quickly becoming the place to be to showcase entertaining Muay Thai bouts. Fighters from gyms all over SoCal come to compete on these fight cards, which makes for some very entertaining match ups. The night featured two title bouts including a main event for the Super Welterweight Championship between titleholder Alfredo Cervantes and challenger Jacobe Powell.
Super Welterweight Championship: Alfredo Cervantes (c) vs. Jacobe Powell
Round 1: The bell sounds and Powell comes out and smothers Cervantes. Powell throws a flurry of strikes and has Cervantes up against the ropes. Powell is able to drop Cervantes with the strikes and the referee comes in to administer a 10 count. Cervantes looks stunned but is able to answer the referee’s count. Cervantes recovers well and moves forward. Powell lands a hard kick to the leg of Cervantes but he champion continues to move forward. Cervantes moves in closer so Powell cannot get any more offensive in. Cervantes pushes Powell to the corner and unleashes a flurry of his own. Powell tries to punch is way out of the corner but is met with a vicious overhand right from Cervantes and is knocked out cold.
Alfredo Cervantes def. Jacobe Powell via KO in Round 1
Julian Wilkerson vs. Wilson Ha
Round 1: Both men trade high kicks to start the round. Ha pushes forward with Wilkerson countering. Wilkerson lands a push kick and follows it up with a right elbow. Ha pushes forward and drops Wilkerson with a punch. Wilkerson quickly gets to his feet the two trade kicks before the round ends.
Round 2: Ha eats a kick to the midsection to land a hard elbow on Wilkerson. Ha lands a combo of kicks to the body and a low kick. Wilkerson counters with punches. As Ha moves forward he lands a kick below the belt of Wilkerson and the action is stopped. The action resumes and Wilkerson has taken exception to the low blow and comes out swinging and lands a series of punches. Ha continues to throw kicks this round and is having success landing. Ha lands a hard front kick that sends Wilkerson on his bottom right as the bell sounds ending the round.
Round 3: Ha comes forward but Wilkerson meets him with punches and kicks. Wilkerson is throwing at a high volume this round. Ha continues to push forward and lands a hard right that stuns Wilkerson. Wilkerson is still standing despite the hard shots from Ha. Wilkerson looks tired but pushes through. The two fighters embrace after the bell rings.
Wilson Ha def. Julian Wilkerson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Andrew Olivarez vs. Joseph Williams
Round 1: Hard exchanges open up the fight. Williams puts Olivarez up against the ropes but Olivarez punches his way out. Olivarez lands a hard knee to the body. Williams comes in close and dirty boxes for a while. Hard first round as both men came out swinging.
Round 2: Williams comes out charging and quickly has Olivarez up against the ropes. Overhand rights from Williams rocks Olivarez badly. Williams comes out really aggressive. Olivarez tries to push kick Williams away but it has little effect and the onslaught from Williams continues. Williams has Olivarez in the corner and comes in close and lands a hard shot to the body followed by a hard uppercut. The referee steps in and administers a standing count. Midway through the count Olivarez hunches over in pain and the fight is stopped.
Joseph Williams def. Andrew Olivarez via TKO in Round 2 at 1:23
USKO Featherweight Title Bout: Rogelio Gonzales vs. Gilbert Nakatani
Round 1: Both men come out strong. Nakatani is getting the better of the exchanges. Nakatani gets Gonzales up against the ropes and tees off. Gonzales eats the punches and gets off the ropes. The round ends with both men exchanging kicks.
Round 2: Gonzales takes the center of the ring and stalks Nakatani. The two trade leg kicks. It is not long before Nakatani gains control of the ring and starts landing first. Bruises all over Gonzales mid section start to show. Nakatani lands a hard strike that knocks Gonzales’ mouthpiece out and the action stops. It resumes with a spinning back kick from Nakatani. Gonzales lands a leg kick before the round ends.
Round 3: Nakatani lands a series of right hooks to Gonzales. Gonzales is proving to be very resilient. Nakatani is landing the more powerful shots but Gonzales moves forward and even eggs Nakatani on. After a brief break up Gonzales lands a hard kick to the body. The round ends with both men exchanging strikes to the cheers for the crowd.
Gilbert Nakatani def. Rogelio Gonzales via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-27)
Preliminary Card Results:
Joshua Caldwell vs. Sam Samuels via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Justin Drouin def. Jose Segura via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Rob Pearlman def. Jesse Batista via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Parrish Shipley def. Ryker Palma via TKO in Round 2
Eviana Elizarraras def. Britney Jansen via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Josue Tapia def. Angel Martinez via TKO in Round 2
Jilbert Rafol def. Christian Keeney via TKO in Round 2
Steve Varela def. Richard Chirino via Majority Decision (29-28, 28-28, 29-27)
Nattaicha Kudsanoi def. Rachel Feghali via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Matthew Ingram def. Edgardo Sanchez via TKO in Round 2 at 0:41
Jesse Sirisach def. Manuel Arsenio Jr. via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ethan Flowrest def. Axel Gallardo via TKO in Round 3