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It was high-paced action at the CasaBlanca Event Center on Saturday, Aug. 13 when Mesquite Gaming, in partnership with Barry Meyer’s World-Famous Tuff-N-Uff, The Future Stars of MMA, held its mixed martial arts amateur fighting championship event Mayhem in Mesquite IX.
This was the ninth year Mesquite Gaming has brought the popular Mayhem in Mesquite series to town. This year the event drew a crowd of more than 1,000 people to the event tent.
The card boasted the brightest prospects in MMA – Xtreme Couture, Syndicate MMA, Cobra Kai, Fusion MMA, 9th Isle BJJ, Uprising MMA and UFC Gym with fighters from Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California.
Eight fights were scheduled for the night.
The first fight was between Sir Mosley, fighting as an independent from Las Vegas, and Cody Hamm, fighting out of MMA/School of Hard Knox, from Las Vegas. The fight went three minutes resulting in a draw between the fighters.
Fight two between Cesar Palacios, an independent from Las Vegas and Trent Phillips, MMA/Las Vegas, ended in 1:40 when Palacios tapped out to Phillips.
Fight three was between Nick Estrada fighting out of Fusion, St. George, UT and Jeff Young with Jiu-Jitsu out of Cedar City. Nick Estrada was named winner 42 seconds into the second round with a TKO.
Andre “The Sauce” Hafer tapped out to Jose Aguayo in the first round of the fourth fight. Hafer fights for Fight Life MMA out of Denver, CO. and Aguayo is with Gracie Fighter Lodi out of San Ramon, CA.
Fight five went a full three rounds with Drew Oetgen, Syndicate MMA, Las Vegas, NV being named winner by unanimous decision over Aaron Vickers, Gym 515, Longview, TX.
Fight six also went a full three rounds but this time there was a split decision between Julius Lopez, 9th Isle BJJ, Las Vegas, and Marcel Hampton, Lucha MMA, Las Vegas.
Another winner by unanimous decision came in the seventh fight when Dominick Tim, Extreme Couture, Las Vegas was named winner over Brandon “Prince” Rios, Fusion MMA, St. George, UT.
In the Main Event, Shane “White Orc” Shapiro, fighting out of the Xtreme Couture gym, Las Vegas, took home the coveted championship belt during the 155-lb. lightweight bout when opponent Brant Moore, Gym 515, Longview, TX, tapped out 2:33 into the third round.
For more information on the Tuff n Uff Future Stars of MMA visit their website at www.tuffnuff.com.