Monday, February 26, 2007

Undercard fighters show skills in Trench Warz V

Thirteen warriors who fought in the undercard matches showed their skills Saturday night in “Trench Warz V: Return of the Octagon” at the Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort.

The 13 fights, which serve as an appetizer for the main event between George “G-Shock” David and “Kill” Bill Saures, featured combatants from various mixed martial arts gym in the CNMI.

Only the fight between Jay “Furbs” Santos of Trench Tech and Sid Sablan went the two rounds after the 12 other matches ended in the first round.

Eric Cepeda and Alvin Buekis opened up Saturday's event with the former wasting no time in beating his opponent.

Cepeda defeated Buekis via technical knock out with four minutes and 19 seconds left in the first round.

In the next fight, Anthony Robert won against Slade Adelbai when referee Alex Gutierrez stopped the fight in the final seconds of the opening round.

Freddy Cepeda, meanwhile, needed almost four minutes before beating Leroy Sablan via TKO in the first round.

Woldren “Tunz” Ngotel of Trench Tech also won by TKO over Zalaka's Edward Guiao. The match ended with 2:25 left in the opening round.

Santos needed two round of intense action before beating Sablan in the fifth featured match of the night.

The first round ended with Santos holding a 10-9 edge over Sablan based on the scorecards. He then wasted no time in the second round and worked his way to gain advantage in the match.

Santos won the match after Sablan tapped out with 3:12 left in the clock.

Zogai's Victorino Igitol, in his first fight in Trench Warz after an impressive performance in the “Rites of Passage” last year, won his second match after beating Lucio Omar.

Igitol forced Omar to tap out with 3:27 left in the opening round.

Jerome Norita of Choke Chain Athletics also won by tap out when Team Outrageous' John Ngeskebei gave up with less than one minute left in the first round.

Zalaka's Donnie Fejeran needed 1:04 in the first round in forcing Roland Delos Reyes to tap out.

Jack Crisostomo used 1:02 in the clock to let Robert Palacios tap out in the first round, while referee Gutierrez stopped the fight between John Borja and James Blas in the first round. Borja won in less than two minutes.

Jason Tarkong, Luka Iakapao, and Kelvin Fitial all ended their matches in less than two minutes forcing their opponents to tap out. Tarkong defeated Stanley Tuwun in 1:23, Iakapao and Fitial both needed 1:08 in beating Bernard Santos and Choke Chain's Nelson Z. Saimon.

In the semi- and main events Trench Tech's Frank “The Crank” Camacho and George “G-Shock” David did not disappoint their throngs of fans and put up a good fight in beating Nathan “The Butcher” Hanson and “Kill” Bill Saures.

“Trench Warz V” organizers would like to thank Budweiser, Power 99, The Rock, Pacific Telecom Inc., Jonny's Bar, Furusato, Godfather's, Budget Rent-A-Car, Aquarius Beach Towers, Elite Printing, Master Construction, Island Equipment Rental, Fokai Industries, and Hagu Next Sports Nutrition.


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