So earlier this month (October 7) we had Gabriel Green fighting at a new show called Extreme Fighters (http://extremefighters.tv). They decided to have their first show at the CSU Long Beach Pyramid, which for Gabe was sort of a homecoming as he actually graduated from CSULB and it was his first time back since. The card featured guys like former UFC title contender Karo Parisyan, SoCal BJJ legend Cleber Luciano & was supposed to have UFC veteran Antonio McKee, but he got injured before the show and had to pull out.
Last night was another CXF show. This time at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center instead of the usual venue at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. We had both Gabriel Green and Josh Jones fighting. Josh's fight was also a first round match in the King of Cali 8-man lightweight tournament. Another bonus on top of that was that Josh's fight in the first round was for the CXF interim lightweight championship.
Onto the CXF MMA show at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City after the Jiu Jitsu tournament earlier in the day. We had Gabriel Green and Marlen Magee fighting. Josh Jones was supposed to be on the card as well, but his opponent pulled out due to injury on the Tuesday before the fight.
Back home from Bellator 170. We had Gabriel Green fighting for them again. This time, at The Forum in Inglewood, California. He had one of the best fight camps of his career and felt better than ever going into the fight. His opponent was a super tall, lanky striker. They were the 3rd fight of the night. Unfortunately, things didn’t go our way this time as Gabe took a shot directly to the temple early in the first round. He dropped and that caused the ref to stop the fight. Gabe didn’t even get the chance to get any offense going. But, that happens sometimes.
Pictures from Bellator 160 at the Anaheim Pond (Honda Center). Gabriel Green won his Bellator debut with a 2nd round TKO off of an uppercut. Bonus shot of AJ giving an interview after winning his fight.