On Saturday, Dec. 15 Barry Meyers and the world famous Tuff-n-Uff future stars of MMA visited Mesquite again for another exciting night of fights.
Amateur mixed martial arts fighters, including 12 from Las Vegas and nine fighters from Utah, fought it out inside the cage.
David Lopez and Bronson Sabado faced off for the Tuff-N-Uff Flyweight championship belt.
Lopez, from Costa Mesa, Calif., came out on top after defeating Sabado by rear neck choke, solidifying an 8-1 record.
The Light Heavyweight title featured Billy Elekana, out of Las Vegas, Nev. and Bryan Battle, from Charlotte, N.C. Elekana became the new champ while improving upon his 4-0-1 record after winning by split decision over Battle.
One of the bouts of the evening ended in both victory and injury when Zane Darlington won by a TKO 2 minutes into the second round but was carried out with a broken ankle.
Four of the bouts were women fighters, some making their debuts. Women seem to fight harder during their matches than the men. Where the men wrestle quite a bit in their bouts, the women seem to come out hard hitting and stay that way until somebody ends up bloody. Bout four was a knock out drag down fight between Elizabeth McMullin fighting out of Apex MMA in Tuscon, AZ and Brandi Buckley fighting out of Mica’s Jiu Jitsu out of Las Vegas, NV; both women were making their debut.
McMullin won 1:41 into the first round by TKO but not without taking a battle scar home with her to forever celebrate her first Tuff-n-Uff victory.
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