In Santa Ana again for the Subfighter Summer No Gi Jiu Jitsu Challenge. Didn’t get as many pictures as I hoped since we had 19 guys competing and Tracy and I were running all over coaching. I think half our guys medaled and either our team or 10th Planet Costa Mesa took the team award (results still had to be tabulated when we left). Missed Dillashaw vs Barao for this tournament!
Back from another night of fights held by Knockout Promotions at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, California. Had 2 grappling matches and 3 fights to corner (2 of which were debuts). Mario Delgado went to a 10-minute draw with his opponent while AJ McKee submitted his opponent in a minute and a half with a crucifix while INSIDE his full guard!
About to head back home from another weekend of fights in Laughlin. We’ve been taking guys to fight in this show for almost a decade now (my last fight was in March 2008 in this same show). We had hoped to have more guys fighting on the card, but only found match ups for Mario Delgado at middleweight and Fabian at Roa heavyweight.
Back from tonight’s Get Down Fights 17 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA. There was an 8-man, 180lbs, purple belt+ submission grappling tournament. The matches were in the cage, two 5-minute rounds and sub-only/judges decision. I went to coach Mario Delgado (who is actually still a white belt, but is a very solid wrestler and MMA fighter that is due for his blue belt). He won his first match against a brown belt in a fairly dominant match that surprised even me, then he lost his semi-final match.