Tuff-N-Uff Fist-Ival Results: Postma Subs Sands, Evans-Smith Outlasts Batch
TUFF-N-UFF delivered another knockout card of amateur mixed martial arts Saturday night at the South Point Hotel & Casino Arena in Las Vegas. The stacked night featured four title ﬁghts on the 14-bout card consisting of both men's and women's action.
The evening's main event featured Carl Postma as he defended his heavyweight tite against David "The Puerto Rican Guerrilla" Sands. Postma outsized, out fought and outstruck Sands as he made quick work of him with a thunderous slam to the mat and textbook Americana ﬁnish in the very ﬁrst round. It was a dominant display by Postma and he'll be on everyone's radar in the years to come.
In the co-main event Ashlee Evans-Smith was matched up with Bridgette Batch for the 140-pound women's title. Evans-Smith showed superior cage savvy as she dictated the tempo, placed her opponent up against the cage and easily controlled the ﬁrst two rounds. The third round was a back and forth stand up battle as Batch tried to impose her will on Smith to no avail. Evans-Smith took the Unanimous Decision nod and the gold belt.
The USCS Knockout of the Night goes to Rick James with his gutsy win over game competitor Tanner Robertson. Tanner gave James more than he may have bargained for during the ﬁrst round and nearly ended the ﬁght with a vicious neck crank.
However, James dug deep and ﬂatly refused to tap as time expired in the ﬁrst. A refocused James stuffed a shot from Robertson early in the second round and capitalized in a big way clipping Tanner with a right hand that crumpled him against the cage. It ensured that his refusal to tap was not in vain and catapulted him to the ﬁnal round of TUF-N-UFF's featherweight tournament.
With eight ﬁnishes on the card, The Fist-ival delivered in a major way. The glitz and glam of the TUF-N-UFF show was only outshined by the performances in the cage. If you're looking to experience the best in Amateur MMA, be sure to be in Vegas for their next card on May 25th.
Carl Postma defeated David Sands via Americana. (Heavyweight Title)
Ashlee Evans-Smith defeated Bridgette Batch via Unan Decision. (140lb Women's Title)
Jake Swinney defeated Jake Malili via Triangle Choke. (Lightweight Title)
Jocelyn Lybarger defeated Ashely Yoder via Split Decision. (125lb Women's Title)
Shai Lindsey defeated Matt Villagomez via TKO in the second.
David Lopez defeated Leron Haynes via TKO in the ﬁrst.|
Christine Ferea defeated Jamie Herod via TKO in the ﬁrst.
Rick James defeated Tanner Robertson via KO in the second.
Carlo Juinio defeated Art Nicholas by Unanimous Decision.
Josh Grevas defeated Chris Gomez by Unanimous Decision.
Jeff Roman defeated JJ Dancler via Americana in the ﬁrst.
Paulina Granados defeated Jordan McDonald by Split Decision.
Chris Sherley defeated Marty Bindschatel by TKO.
Sean Cantor defeated Farley Thomas by Unanimous Decision.