Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Las Cruces Convention Center hosted American Fight league- Southwest Brawl 8. The 12 fight card featured two amateur title bouts and a Middleweight main event.
At 135 lbs. El Paso’s Rciky Maynez faced off with San Antonio’s Jose Holguin, for the AFL amateur Bantamweight championship. At 145 lbs. Alamgordo’s Richard Jennings squared off with James Pleasant. The co-main event El Paso’s Juan Gandara tangled with Lubbock’s Xavier Estrada. The main event at Middleweight with Las Cruces’s own Randy McCarty against Cris Leyva. The fight was elevated to main event after Danny Grado failed to make weight.
185: Randy McCarty def. Chris Leyva by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
145: Juan Gandara def. Xavier Estrada TKO (knee & punches) 2:03 R2
vacant 145 Title: James Pleasant def. Richard Jennings by submission (rear naked choke) 4:47 R2
vacant 135 Title: Ricky Maynez def. Jose Holguin by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
185: CJ Boston def. Sterling Peak by submission (rear naked choke) 2:52 R1
125: John Calderon def. Anthony Nevarez by TKO (knee & punches) 0:28 R1
145: Kevin Morales def. Randy Ramos by submission (armbar) 2:45 R2
205: Salvador Colmehero def. Matai Stephenson by KO (knee & punches) 1:32 R1
125: Tabari Grubbs def. Richard Villegas by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
155: Andrew Moralez def. AJ Barney by submission (armbar) 2:04 R1
160: Abraham Alvarez def. Thomas Horton by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
125: Ivan Rios def. Emanuel Bruman by submission (rear naked choke) 1:16 R1