Gibson defends BW title against Reyes, Diaz defeats Chavez in non-title co-headliner at TPF 29
Cody Gibson not only defended the Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight title, he silenced critics who say he is a slow starter as his fight against Kyle Reyes was explosive from beginning to end. TPF 29 took place November 3rd at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, CA .
Gibson and Reyes went toe-to-toe from the opening bell with both fighters exchanging punches from close quarters. Reyes rocked Gibson at one point but Gibson for the most part did more damage throughout the first round while an unsuccessful guillotine choke attempt from Gibson closed out the round. Round 2 was short and shocking as Gibson quickly landed an overhand right that dropped Reyes while follow-up punches on the ground sealed the fight at 0:21. Gibson retained the belt with a record of 15-6, 3-0 post-UFC while Reyes’ record fell to 11-5 with his three-fight win streak ended.
Adrian Diaz was supposed to be defending the featherweight title in the co-main event but challenger Emilio Chavez missed weight causing the fight to instead be contested as a three-round non-title fight. Chavez looked like he was going to win the fight early on as he slammed Diaz to the mat and worked for a rear-naked choke for half the round. Diaz managed to escape and return to his feet where he landed a left hook that shook Chavez opening the guillotine choke for the win. Diaz now stands 9-4, Chavez 11-9.
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