RETO MAXIMO VIII
Road To The Championships RD1!
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February 25, 2006
Baby Rock Night Club
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This past Saturday Night (at the Baby Rock Night Club in Tijuana, Mexico) saw another Great show put out
by promoter extraordinaire Tony Perez - Reto Maximo VIII had something for everyone - Mixed Martial Arts,
Boxing and Kickboxing \ Muay Thai.
One of the highlights of the four boxing matches on the card saw undefeated super lightweight Pavel
Miranda face Jose Rivera. This fight was quick - Miranda threw only two punches - his second punch was
a body blow that sent Rivera down in pain and hunched over his knees. 23 seconds into the first round, the
fight was over - Miranda improved his record to 8-0-1 with 5 knockouts.
Kickboxers Gabriel Medina and Jorge Luis Rodriguez got the crowd on their feet midway through the
event with their go for broke approach - These two wanted to end the fight early with a knockout and let loose
with the kicks and haymakers. Neither one was able to land the big one and by the end of the first round,
Rodriquez was noticeably favoring one of his legs. At the start of the second round, Rodriquez remained on
his stool and the referee began to count him out - 1...2...3...Rodriquez remained seated as the ref
reached 10 to the dismay of the crowd - Everyone wanted a repeat of the first round. Medina gets the win.
The fight of the night arguably was the first Mixed Martial Arts bout which was the kickoff of the 160 lb.
eight-man tournament. Crown Fighting Championship veteran Adrian Camacho went up against Next
Generation's Mike Corey. Corey was in tremendous shape, keeping pressure on Camacho throughout the
fight - dishing out some hard punishment on Camacho by way of short elbows to the face and shots to the
body. Camacho showed tremendous heart by taking the punishment and countering with submission
attempts - almost locking in a kimura in the first. But Corey was too much on this night and by the start of
the second round, Camacho looked a little winded - Corey just kept up the pressure until he got position and
locked in his own kimura for the win. Corey advances to to the tournament semi-finals in May. Other
tournament opening round winners include Frank Romero, Gilbert Salinas and Jamie Schmidt.
The scheduled 175 lb. eight-man tournament opening round bout between Jimmy Smith (5-0) and
Maurice “Mo Doom” Wilson (8-3) had to be cancelled as promoter Tony Perez explained that
"unfortunately, Wilson was hospitalized in the States after weigh-ins and the match could not be held. Smith
advances to he second round but both fighter’s records remained unchanged."
Reto Maximo VIII had it all - knockouts, submissions and hard fought decisions. So if you're a fan of the fight
game, then you need to be at the next Reto Maximo - you won't be disappointed.
TheFightGame.tv would like to thank Mr. Tony Perez and the entire Reto Maximo staff for their Great
Fight 1 - Carlos Morales vs. Adan Lopez
Fight 2 - Eddie Mapula Jr. vs. Raymundo Verdugo
Fight 3 - Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Saul Lopez
Fight 4 - Pavel Miranda vs. Jose Rivera
Fight 5 - Mike Corey v s. Adrian Camacho
Fight 6 - Gabriel Medina vs. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
Fight 7 - Frank Romero vs. Rick Screeton
Fight 8 - Erik Osorio vs. Salvador Leal
Fight 9 - Gilbert Salinas vs. Michael Bunyamanop
Fight 10 - Jamie Schmidt vs. Enrique Cuellar