We are live on the scene at the McKernan Event Center in southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico for Triple A MMA X: Genesis; headlined by Andres “The Bullet” Quintana battling Thomas Soto for the inaugural Triple A MMA Featherweight title.
This main event is the historic first ever Triple A MMA Title bout.
Quintana born in Roswell, NM, now a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, a member of Luttrell’s MMA and Albuquerque MMA & Kickboxing; has won 7 fights in a row all by (T)KO. “The Bullet” came to MMA after an amateur Boxing career and has also shown in the cage vicious knees in the clinch. Quintana has he always dose worked extensively on his take-down defense for this bout.
Soto who hails from Texas is a true hero, as an Army Medic. Soto has not officially fought in almost 2 years, but has kept his skills sharp in the Army combatives program. Soto also had a amateur Boxing background, but in the cage has been known for his grappling and has both his pro stoppages by submission. Soto spent a good part of his camp working his Muay Thia.
Bout 1: Alex Estrada vs. Jeremy Alba – Lightweight
R1- Estrada land 1st with a leg kick, They clinch Estrada put Abla on his back. Alba attempts a armbar. Estrada escapes and Alba is back to his feet. They exchange, Estrada changes levels scores a take-down. Estrada threatens with a guillotine and Estrada pulls out. Alba stands and is taken back down. Estrada this time with elbows from the guard is scoring while on top. With an omplata Alba rolls Estrada back to the feet. Estrada quickly back in on another take-down but this time falls right into a triangle choke and taps.
Result- Jeremy Alba by submission (triangle choke) 4:02, R1
Bout 2: Daniel Nieto vs. Caleb Perlingos – Featherweight
R1- Nieto 1sr to land with a light kick. Nieto charges after Perlingos gets the clinch trips and scores a take-down to half guard near the cage and is working his punches from close range. Nieto trying to pass is forced back to full guard. Nieto on top in guard is going body-body-head with his left. Ref stands them up. Nieto with a hard shot drops Perlingos and after some ground and pound they scramble and Nieto takes the back and ends the round in mount.
R2- Nieto with hooks flying chases down Perlingos and drops him with a punch. Nieto on the ground moves right to mount and is laying in elbow and punches. Perlingos is moving an firing back for a while before the ref waves off the action.
Result- Dniel Nieto by TKO (punches & elbows) 2:01
Bout 3: Javier Cepeda vs. Jesse Tafoya -130 Lbs
R1- Tafoya lands with a front leg side leg kick. Tafoya with a left Cepeda lands the right and Tafoya scores a take-down. While trying to stand Cepeda finds himself in a Darce choke. Cepeda scrambles out gives his back and is fighting off a locked in rear naked choke. Cepeda escapes the choke, but with a body triangle locked in Tafoya still has the back. Cepeda escapes a triangle choke and flips out of a armbar to get back standing. On the feet Cepeda fires off several punches and knees. Tafoya dives for a take-down and is stuffed to the bottom and Cepeda drops punches till the ref jumps in.
Result- Javier Cepeda by TKO (strikes) 3:55, R1
Bout 4: Dorian Dixon vs. Hosay Batts – Lightweight
R1- Left jab lands for Dixon and he follows it with a pair of leg kicks. Inside leg kick, jab, front face kick lands for Batts. Leg then body kicks from Dixon. Dixon drops Batts with a superman punch takes the back and jumps on the rear naked choke for the win putting Batts to sleep.
Result- Dorian Dixon by submission (rear naked choke) 1:41, R1
Bout 5: Booby Nash vs. Marcus Ayub – Welterweight
R1-Nash comes in pumping the jab. Ayub lands with a right hand. Nash slips on a kick attempt. Nash gets in side scoops and slams Ayub. Ayub quick locks in a armbar . Nash escapes and Ayub eats 3 elbows. Nash passes to half guard and is still driving in with his right elbow. Ayub regained and losses guard. Ayub working his way back to his feet is trapped in a guillotine choke and Nash force Ayub back to the ground and gets the tap.
Result- Bobby Nash by submission (guillotine choke) 2:22, R1
Bout 6: Derek Perez vs. Isaiah Reyes – Featherweight
R1-Big leg kick, body kick followed by a straight right hand drops Reyes. Perea has the back and is machine gunning punches. They make it to the cage, Perez takes the back sinks in the choke and gets the tap.
Result- Derek Perez by submission (rear naked choke) 0:58, R1
Bout 7: Adres Quintan vs. Thomas Soto – Featherweight Title
R1- Soto pushing forward gets hit with two leg kicks and a left hand . They reset in the center and Soto shoots in for a take-down. Quintana defends and fights off the cage. Soto is cut in the middle of his forehead. Quintana in opening up with knees and punches. The action is stopped and the doc has been called in . The doc says the cut is too bad fight over.
Result- Andres Quintana by TKO (doctor stoppage, cut) 1:30, R1
Post Fight Awards
Submission of the Night – Dorian Dixon
Knockout of the Night- Javier Cepeda
Fight of the Night- Javier Cepeda vs. Jesse Tafoya
Here at cagedminds.com we want to send a big congratulations to the 1st ever Triple A MMA Featherweight champion Andres “The Bullet” Quintana.