The night started out with me rushing to Hobby Lobby to get a t shirt so I could screen print ‘Bang Biscuit’ in hopes of getting some new traffic. I’m also a whore for Bang Biscuit so I’ll take any opportunity to help spread the love for it. After I printed my shirt and my girlfriend got dolled up we headed out for the long drive.
Two minutes later we arrived to a 1/4 full parking lot and from there I already knew that no one was coming to see the show that night. Especially considering the love and I were on Mexican time and got there at 7:50pm with the show supposedly starting at 8:00pm. We style and profile to the front of the building and notice that there is no line for tickets(another bad sign) but there is one to enter even though the event was advertised as the doors opening at 7:00pm.
At this point I’m already regretting my decision to come to the event but I really want to get out of the house and drink some beers. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t excited for this card at all. I basically just saw this as a opportunity to expose my site in a public setting and drink some beers.
After about a five minutes waiting in line we enter to what appears to be a ghost town. Usually STFC has plenty of people packed in and there is also about a 15 minute wait for my brown water. After about 1 minute of waiting for my beer we head out to our awesome seats. Now when I got the tickets early in the day, the lady looked at me all sideways for wanting an aisle seat in the last row. I didn’t want to explain to her that I hate people sitting behind me cause I always get the luck of some know it all asshole who has a red belt in MMA keeps shouting “Knees! Knees!” when they aren’t even in a clinch.
These seats were ace! Right next to the entrance and a peak of all the behind the scenes stuff going on. This was my first time in about over 20 combat events I have been to that I sat right next to the entrance. Yeah, I nearly crapped myself. I’m not going to lie.
I’m looking around I see that this place is fuckin dead. I mean dead, like someone called in a bomb threat dead. And as I’m looking around this video for abused and neglect kids comes on with the Sarah McLachlan’s score accompanying it. The same song that plays when that abused dog commercial comes out. The video made me so fuckin pissed cause they showed actual photos of kids after they got beat up. I didn’t pay $40 for that kind of violence. It was disbursing and inappropriate even if their heart was in the right place.
Now at this point the last thing I want to indulge myself in is more violence but I rationed with myself and noticed I still had a full beer so I couldn’t leave. Good thing I didn’t because it was a good night of fights with all of them never going to the judges card.
About 45mins after the original start time the fights finally fuckin started.
The first fight was Agapito Perez vs Victor Martinez. If you would have saw the first round, which nobody did, you would’ve thought that Perez was a dead man walking coming into the second round because in the opening round he took some great shots from Martinez but Perez still kept coming forward like a stone jaw zombie. It didn’t help that Martinez seemed to punch himself out in the earlier round either. Perez got Martinez against the cage and started working elbows and knees and in the process landed vicious right elbow that rocked Martinez to the ground and that was the beginning of the end for the debuting Martinez.
The following match was to decided who was the baddest ‘Joe’ on the card. It was Joe Lopez, not of Mazz fame, taking on Joe Navarro. Both guys came out hesitant, so hesitant that I thought I was watching a dance recital and not a fight since they kept circling the cage. Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot. I think thats the cha-cha-cha but I digress. After a lackluster first round Navarro finally connected with a shot and won with a TKO in the 2nd round.
Fighting in the clean up spot of the card was Eli Tamez taking on Ruben Martinez. I was going for Eli since my girlfriend liked his pink streaks. What can I say? I’m a sucker for my girl. After 10+ years you would be too! Tamez ended the fight in the 2nd round with a RNC, a submission he was fighting hard for at the end of the 1st.
During the intermission Rock N Roll James announced in a subtle manner, that if you wanted to meet UFC Stars Donald Cerrone and Leonard Garcia they would be available at a local restaurant after the fights. What the fuck man?!?! What kind of switch and bait is this? I was pumped that I was going to be the first one to see Cowboy and Garcia walking through the entrance and they took that away from me. I was pissed. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to go to the show- Donald Cerrone and Leonard Garcia are some of my favorite fighters and to see them would have been a small thrill that I would never tell my children about. I don’t want my kids growing up thinking that its okay for a grown ass man to see another grown man. It’s not a good example to set if you ask me. I’m half joking so don’t get your skin mark underwear get in a twist.
The most notable fight before the main event was Saul Elizondo vs Andrew Navarro. I was looking forward to this match more than anything due to the promos they cut on each during their interviews and both guys seemed to have legit beef with each other and it showed in the end. Saul was just way too much for Navarro and took control of the fight from the get go. I really don’t recall Andrew Navarro getting any type of leverage in their 3 minutes and 19 seconds of fighting. As soon as Saul took the fight to the ground I instantly knew it was over. Saul hooked on to a triangle and didn’t let it go till the ref stopped it and when the ref stopped it Elizondo kick Navarro in the chest as he was pulling out of the triangle. In the post interview Saul did say he does that all the time and even in practice but I really don’t think too many people would put up with that if that is true props to his teammates for putting up with that.
The dime piece and I left before the main event cause she had some paper to chase the next day but I read that Danny Salinas finally got confirmed his victory by choking out Ivan Perez in the second round via guillotine. I’ve been following Salinas ever since my first STFC show and he always stuck out to me like a guy you will count out if you look at him but you only look like a fool when he defeats his opponent. Props to him for proving that he does have what it takes to be a champ and I hope he gets more opportunities cause you can only do so much in STFC.
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