Arreola wins welterweight title at 559 Fights 25
By: Daniel "BigTrip" Quintana
559 Fights returned to the Visalia Rawhide Stadium for 559 Fights 25. MMA fans were treated to 12 amateur fights, including two title fights.
In the main event Team Ochoa's (11-0) Alberto Arreola out Lemoore, Ca moved up two weight classes to take on 559 Fights welterweight champion (12-5-1) Justin McClain out of Marina, Ca. McClain looked to use his reach early in the fight, but it was only a matter of time before Arreola put McClain on the canvas with a take down.
The current 559 Fights lightweight champion controlled the fight with his ground game, taking McClain back where he looked for a rear naked choke. Arreola continued to dominate in round two nearly finishing the fight with a kimura in round 2. Arreola stuck to his game plan on his way to making 559 Fights history. Judges scored the fight a unanimous decision for Arreola making him the first ever champion in two different weight classes. Arreola now holds the 559 Fights lightweight and welterweight championship, and moved his undefeated record to 12-0.
In the co main event (9-2) Myles Shaw retained his cruiserweight title defeating (6-4) Andre Nickelson. Nickelson scored with some nice combos and kicks, while Shaw looked to work his ground game. As the fight went in to the final round Nickelson tweaked his right knee, Shaw capitalized and landed a leg kick before Nickelson fell to the canvas. Referee stopped the fight making Shaw the winner by TKO due to injury.
Former 559 Fights cruiserweight champion (8-3-1) Leo Cantu out of Kerman, CA made quick work of Hanford's (2-4) Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez shot in, and Cantu immediately locked in a guillotine choke that forced the tap early in round 1.
Bakersfield's Eric Huggins defeats Daniel Ortiz by tko. Huggins took Ortiz's back and landed some hard punches until the referee stopped the fight seconds before the end of round 2.
Team KO's Juan Compos out of Farmersville defeated Anthony Taylor by unanimous decision after three rounds.
Daniel Oseguera defeats Ricardo Vasquez by submission, locking in a guillotine that forced the tap in round 1.
Aaron Warnke defeated Luis Garcia by unanimous decision.
Bryant Franklin defeats Chris Gottchall by TKO landing a barrage of punches that ended the fight in round 1.
Steve Ronneberg defeats Edgar Quinonez by submission, securing a arm bar that forced the tap in round 1.
Rudy Soto defeats Myles Lowis by unanimous decision.
Amir Lacy defeats Jef McQuilliams by submission with a rear naked choke in round 2.
Levi Scott stops Casey Parcell by TKO in round 1.
559 Fights returns to Fresno June 13th for 559 Fights 26