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November 11, 2006
Caliente Race Track Arena
MMAX Fights Recap at the Caliente Race Track Arena in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Hello fight fans! If your were bored on November 11th, the place to be was at the seventh edition of MMAX
Fights in Tijuana, Mexico. As soon as we got there, we knew there was going to be a good turn out - with a
huge line of fans waiting to get in. There were 13 fights scheduled for the event and as the “Palenque” filled
quickly with about 1,500 in attendance, the show was ready to begin. The event was also being broadcast
live on SKY network for all the fight fans in Mexico. The event started with some fireworks & beautiful
dancers who gave the men something to talk about. The it was time for action...
Fight 1: This first fight was suppose to be the beginning of the heavyweight tournament - Justin Carbor vs.
Luis “Bad Mofo” Garcia. It was announced that Luis Garcia didn’t show and therefore Carbor moved on to
the next round of the Heavyweight tournament. As Carbor came into the ring for the announcement, the
crowd started boooooooooing. Carbor, to his credit, was quick to get out of the ring to let the fights continue.
Fight 2: Ben “Orchata” Beebe vs. Gerardo Xochiml. This was the second fight of the heavyweight
tournament. As the first round started, Xochiml tried to connect with some knees but was not
successful - Beebe did very well blocking Xochiml’s knees & overhand punches and in return, was able to
connect with a powerful right, left punch combination that knocked out Xochiml. The crowd reacted with a
roar of cheers - after all, this is what they were here to see (okay...maybe the ring girls too). Beebe wins in
the first round by knockout due to punches and moves on to the semi-final round of the heavyweight
Fight 3: Josh Tamsen vs. Chris Denisi. This was the third fight of the heavyweight tournament. Hey, didn’t I
just see Tamsen a few days ago at the No Limits tournament and lose royally to Julian Rush - yup, it's him.
The bell rang for the first round and Denisi began throwing punches - That’s all he needed to do because as
soon as he moved forward with his punching that took Josh to the ground, Denisi got on top and started
pounding away - the referee warned Josh to do something but it fell on deaf ears - Easy win for Denisi in
round one and he moves on to the semi-final round of the heavyweight tournament.
Fight 4: Lloyd “Kadillac” Marshbanks vs. Blue Monster. This was the fourth and last bout (of the first
round) of the heavyweight tournament. When the fighters came into the ring, I thought for a second I was
going to see a wrestling match from Mexico. Blue Monster came in dressed with a Blue Mask and Blue
wrestling pants. You don’t see that very often. The round started but the fighters didn’t. It took a while for
one of them to make a move. The fans started booing them and finally Kadillac goes for the take down and
succeeds and gets Blue Monster in a neck crank. Blue Monter couldn’t get out or didn’t appear to know
how and therefore tapped out immediately. Kadillac wins by tap out in the first round and moves on
to the semi-final round of the heavyweight tournament.
Fight 5: This bout was a Muay Thai fight which saw Gabriel Medina go up against Kenneth Alexander.
With the previous fights ending rather quickly, I was hoping for a change - at least a full round of action. The
fans got louder as it got later and more excited as the fights continued. The obvious crowd favorite was
Gabriel Medina who had about 80% of the fans cheering for him as he came into the ring going against a
tough fighter with a record of four wins and zero losses. Round one was a pretty even round - Alexander was
able to connect with his kicks that appeared to be hurting Medina. Medina, on the other hand, was able to
connect with some power punches that stunned Alexander. Alexander was able to keep Medina at a
distance with his kicks but when Medina came in he, was able to throw clean punches. As the bell rang for
round two, both fighters came in swinging at each other. After a series of punches from both ends, Medina
came in with a left knee to the forehead that stunned Alexander and followed up with a right hook to the chin
of Alexander. Medina’s right hook finished the job. Medina’s punch earned him the knock out win in the
second round. The doctor came in immediately to check on Alexander who was bleeding from the
forehead from the knee he received right before the knock out.
Fight 6: Yahir Reyes (crowd favorite) vs. Rick Screeton for the Vale Todo championship belt in the
bantamweight class. Reyes was defending his title in this match-up. Reyes started round one as the
aggressor - He came out pressing Screeton and eventually Reyes was able to take Screeton down to the
ground. While on the ground, Reyes was able to connect with some punches but didn’t appear to hurt
Screeton at all. But the tables appear to turn in round two. Screeton charged in for the take down and
succeeded. With Screeton now on top throwing a few punches, Reyes was able to grab the arm for an
outstanding arm bar submission. Screeton had no choice but to tap out. Reyes retains his championship
belt and a disappointed Screeton gets up with disbelief of what just occurred.
Fight 7: (Vale Todo). Edwin “El Tigre” Aguilar vs. Jimmer Ricardo. Aguilar’s size just overpowered
Ricardo. As soon as the round began, Aguilar’s agility & strength became apparent - Ricardo was unable to
connect or even block Aguilar’s strikes and leg kicks. The referee stops the fight quick in the first round
due to uncontested strikes.
Fight 8: This was the first semi-final of the heavyweight tournament. Fight one winner Justin Carbor would
go up against fight two winner Ben “Orchata” Beebe - the winner of this fight would advance to the Final
for the heavyweight tournament. Unfortunately, it was announced that Beebe had suffered an injury during his
first fight and was unable to continue in the tournament. Wow, it was definitely Carbor's day - without
fighting, he was now in the Final with a chance to become King of the Ring.
Fight 9: Chris Denisi vs. Lloyd Marshbanks. This was the second semi-final of the heavyweight
tournament. As the bell ring for the first round, Marshbanks came in for the take down - Marshbanks now
had side mount but was too close to falling out of the ring so the referee stopped them to restart in the
middle of the ring. The referee signaled for them to start fighting but Marshbanks insisted for them to start in
the same position they were in before they were stopped (with all reason). Finally, the referee understood his
plea and they restart in same position in the middle of the ring. Marshbanks on top and was able to get a few
body blows while attempting to a get in full mount. In the struggle for full mount, Marshbanks gets a hold of
Denisi’s leg and heel - Denisi got caught in a heel hook and was unable to get out - forcing him to tap out
late in the first round. Marshbanks will go against a fresh Justin Carbor for the King of the Ring title in the
final of the heavyweight tournament.
Fight 10: (Vale Todo) Raul Alcala vs. Brodie Farber. Shades of Tamsen here with Alcala unable to do
much. Farber dominated the fight with his strikes and ground and pound style of fighting. Referee stops fight
in the first round due to uncontested punches.
Fight 11: (Vale Todo) Akbarh Arreola vs. Lucas Factor. Arreola was defending his welterweight
championship belt against an aggressive Lucas Factor. The first round began and Factor went for the take
down and got it. With Factor now on top, he was able to connect with a few body shots giving Factor the
advantage. Arreola appeared to be in trouble as Factor was trying to pass his guard to get to a full mount
position. Arreola showed his ground skills and stopped Factor - turning the tables, extending his legs - going
for the arm bar. Now Arreola had the arm and didn’t let go - forcing Factor to tap out. Arreola with an
impressive win over Factor in the first round and retains his welterweight championship belt.
Fight 12: (Vale Todo) Ricco Rodriguez defending his super world heavyweight championship belt against
Abdias “Toro” Irisson. Irisson was first in the ring and I could see the worry in him - by contrast, I could see
the determination in Rodriguez as both men were in the ring. Rodriguez being the more experienced fighter
had no problem defeating Irisson. Rodriguez took Irisson to ground and while on top (not mounted), threw a
couple of strikes that didn’t appear to connect very well (from my point of view). After a few punches from
Rodriguez, Rodriguez didn’t appear to be in a comfortable position (edge of ring) and got up to let his
opponent up. While Irisson attempted to get up, he struggled and was unable to - Holding the side of his
head, it was obvious he didn’t want to continue to fight - the referee stepped in and stopped the fight. Ricco
Rodriguez retains his championship belt by TKO over Abdias Irisson.
Fight 13: The final of the heavyweight tournament for the King of the Ring title - Justin Carbor vs. Lloyd
Marshbanks. Marshbanks entered this fight having fought twice earlier this night and many felt he was at a
disadvantage as this fight would be the first for his opponent. The bell rang for round one and it was a slow
start but Carbor acted first. Carbor threw a left high kick that Marshbanks was able to avoid and at the same
time, take Carbor down to the ground. Marshbanks on top didn’t last long though as Carbor was able to
reverse his position. Carbor now on top and a tired Marshbanks on the bottom - Marshbanks was in trouble.
Carbor landed a BIG elbow to Marshbanks’s face that knocked him out. The referee immediately stepped in -
stopping the fight while the doctor attended to Marshbanks who appeared to be out cold. Carbor became the
King of the Ring with only One fight and One BIG elbow.
Mari & Ricco Rodriquez Al & Jose Flores
Congratulations to all of the fighters. The night was filled with lots of fun and some good fights, all worth
doing over - The fans here in TJ are like no other. There was no bad seat in the house and there was even a
Casino for all of you Gamblers. Special thanks to Ricco Rodriguez for taking the time for a photo and an
interview. Check it out, he had lots to say! Also, special thanks to Jose Flores (MMAX Fights Commentator)
for taking the time for a photo op with our very own Al.
Until Next time,
Fight 1 - Justin Carbor wins by default
Fight 2 - Ben Beebe vs. Gerardo Xochiml
Fight 3 - Chris Denisi vs. Josh Tampsen
Fight 4 - Lloyd Marshbanks vs. Blue Monster
Fight 5 - Gabriel Medina vs. Keneth Alexander
Fight 6 - Yahir Reyes vs. Rick Screeton
Fight 7 - Edwin Aguilar vs. Jimmer Ricardo
Fight 8 - Justin Carbor wins by default
Fight 9 - Lloyd Marshbanks vs. Chris Denisi
Fight 10 - Brodie Farber vs. Raul Alcala
Fight 11 - Akbarh Arreola vs. Lucas Factor
Fight 12 - Ricco Rodriquez vs. Abdias Irisson
Fight 13 - Justin Carbor vs. Lloyd Marshbanks