Tachi Palace Fights 31 Results: A Featherweight Title Fight & WSOF Veteran Angel DeAnada Highlight This Card

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Adrian Diaz def. Cody Gibson by submission via guillotine choke (1:46, R3) to retain the TPF Featherweight Title

Randall Wallace def. JC Llamas by TKO via injury (5:00, R1)

Joe Neal def. Alex Rojas by TKO via strikes (0:35, R2)

Tyler Diamond def. Nathan Stolen by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

Chris Lewis def. Van Palacio by TKO via strikes (4:38, R2)

Jalin Turner def. Paradise Vaovasa by TKO via knee strikes (1:30, R1)

Armando Espinoza def. Diamond Templeton by submission via triangle choke (2:07, R1)

Mohammed Usman def. Derrick Williams by submission via kimura (1:16, R1)

Angel DeAnda def. Mike Morales by TKO via strikes (2:55, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Mohammed Usman vs. Derrick Williams

Round One: The round begins with Usman grabbing Williams and holding him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. Usman scores a takedown on Williams and he gets side control, Usman starts attacking Williams with some ground and pound. Usman locks in the kimura and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Mohammed Usman def. Derrick Williams by submission via kimura (1:16, R1)

Paradise Vaovasa vs. Jalin Turner

Round One: The round begins with Vaovasa attacking Turner with leg kicks, Turner attacks Vaovasa with a punching combination. Turner scores a takedown on Vaovasa and he gets the butterfly guard, Vaovasa scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing. Turner then catches Vaovasa with a left to the midsection, Turner rocks Vaovasa with a knee strike to the head. Turner drops Vaovasa with a knee strike to the midsection and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jalin Turner def. Paradise Vaovasa by TKO via knee strikes (1:30, R1)

Joe Neal vs. Alex Rojas

Round One: The round begins with Neal attacking Rojas with leg kicks, Neal then cracks Rojas with a kick to the midsection. Neal follows that up by popping Rojas with a left hook, Neal then cracks Rojas with a two punch combination. Neal backs up Rojas by attempting a high kick that gets blocked, Rojas starts catching Neal with a few leg kicks of his own. Neal continues attacking Rojas with some punching combinations, Neal then hits a swinging Rojas with a counter left hook. Neal comes forward while nailing Rojas with a three punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Neal

Round Two: The round begins with Rojas trying to attack Neal with punching combinations, Neal drops Rojas with a right uppercut. Neal attacks Rojas with strikes on the ground and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Joe Neal def. Alex Rojas by TKO via strikes (0:35, R2)

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Armando Espinoza vs. Diamond Templeton

Round One: The round begins with Espinoza putting Templeton against the cage wall, Espinoza scores a takedown on Templeton and he gets the side control position. Espinoza catches Templeton in the d’arce choke, Templeton escapes and he gets on top of Espinoza. Espinoza catches Templeton in a triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Armando Espinoza def. Diamond Templeton by submission via triangle choke (2:07, R1)

Angel DeAnda vs. Mike Morales

Round One: The round begins with Morales attacking DeAnda with leg kicks, DeAnda attacks Morales with a two punch combo in response. DeAnda starts attacking Morales with leg kicks of his own, DeAnda drops Morales with a right and Morales gets back to his feet. DeAnda then cracks a swinging Morales with a counter right, Morales just swings wildly against DeAnda. DeAnda responds by nailing Morales with a trio of rights, DeAnda drops Morales with a right and he pounces on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Angel DeAnda def. Mike Morales by TKO via strikes (2:55, R1)

Nathan Stolen vs. Tyler Diamond

Round One: The round begins with Diamond attacking Stolen with punching combinations, Diamond peppers Stolen with a series of jabs. Diamond then cracks Stolen with a few rights, Stolen eats a knee strike before eating a combination from Diamond. Diamond holds Stolen against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Stolen then cracks Diamond with a few lefts. Diamond then pops Stolen with a knee strike to the midsection, Stolen hits Diamond low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other, Diamond scores a takedown on Stolen and he gets the full guard. Diamond starts attacking Stolen with ground and pound, Stolen tries catching Diamond in the guillotine choke. Stolen scrambles to his feet and Diamond drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Diamond

Round Two: The round begins with Diamond peppering Stolen with some jabs, Diamond looks for a takedown before nailing Stolen with a knee strike. Diamond scores a takedown on Stolen and he gets the half guard, Diamond attacks Stolen with knee strikes to the midsection. Diamond attacks Stolen with some ground and pound, Stolen scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Diamond scores another takedown on Stolen and he gets back control, Stolen scrambles and Diamond winds up in the full guard. Diamond attacks Stolen with more ground and pound as he gains the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Diamond (Overall Score: 20-18 for Diamond)

Round Three: The round begins with Diamond nailing Stolen with punching combinations, Diamond scores a takedown on Stolen and he gets the half guard. Diamond transitions to the side control position on Stolen while landing strikes, Stolen scrambles to his feet and Diamond drags him back to the ground. Diamond transitions to back control on Stolen, Diamond quickly gains the full mount on Stolen after a submission attempt. Diamond attacks Stolen with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Diamond (Final Score: 30-27 for Diamond)

Official Result: Tyler Diamond def. Nathan Stolen by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

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Van Palacio vs. Chris Lewis

Round One: The round begins with Lewis attacking Palacio with leg kicks, Lewis then pops Palacio with a right. Lewis then hits Palacio with a two punch combination, Lewis puts Palacio against the cage wall before nailing him with a multiple strike combination. Lewis then cracks Palacio with a plethora of punches followed by a kick to the midsection, Palacio backs up Lewis by throwing a few kicks. Lewis responds by cracking Palacio with a front kick to the midsection, Palacio comes forward and he nails Lewis with a knee strike to the rib cage. Palacio holds Lewis against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lewis

Round Two: The round begins with Palacio charging at Lewis while throwing a combination, Palacio attempts a spinning back fist against Lewis. Lewis does his best to keep Palacio at bay by throwing a few kicks, Palacio backs up Lewis by cracking him with a few lefts. Palacio cracks a swinging Lewis with a spinning elbow strike, Palacio eats a right after nailing Lewis with a knee strike. Lewis drags Palacio to the ground while controlling his head, Lewis attacks Palacio with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Chris Lewis def. Van Palacio by TKO via strikes (4:38, R2)

Randall Wallace vs. JC Llamas

Round One: The round begins with Llamas attacking Wallace with a few lefts, Wallace grabs Llamas and he attacks him with knee strikes. Llamas nails Wallace with a right after eating an elbow strike, Wallace then cracks Llamas with a right uppercut. Llamas attempts a roundhouse kick and Wallace blocks it, Llamas then hits Wallace with a three punch combination. Wallace responds by nailing Llamas with a three punch combo, Llamas scores a takedown on Wallace and he gets the full guard. Llamas goes for the guillotine choke and Wallace escapes to get top position, Wallace transitions to back control on Llamas. Wallace gains the full mount on Llamas before returning to back control, Llamas rolls for a knee bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wallace

After the round, the doctor said the Llamas couldn't continue due to an eye injury.

Official Result: Randall Wallace def. JC Llamas by TKO via injury (5:00, R1)

TPF Featherweight Title Fight: Adrian Diaz (Champion) vs. Cody Gibson

Round One: The round begins with Diaz nailing Gibson with a two punch combination, Gibson scores a takedown and Diaz gets back up. Gibson scores another takedown on Diaz and Diaz gets back up again, Gibson starts attacking Diaz with some leg kicks. Gibson then nails Diaz with a kick to the midsection, Diaz backs up Gibson by throwing punching combinations. Gibson scores another takedown on Diaz and he gets side control, Gibson starts attacking Diaz with some ground and pound. Gibson transitions to back control on Diaz, Gibson hunts for the submission as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gibson

Round Two: The round begins with Gibson nailing Diaz with a kick to the midsection, Gibson grabs Diaz and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Gibson nails Diaz with an overhand right, Gibson looks for a takedown and Diaz winds up locking him in an inverted triangle choke. Gibson escapes ad scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing, the fighters then exchnage some kicks to the midsection. Gibson comes forward and he cracks Diaz with a left, Diaz rocks Gibson with a multiple punch combination. Gibson then cracks Diaz with a standing elbow strike to the head, Diaz rocks Gibson with a head kick and multiple knee strikes to the head. Gibson starts attacking Diaz with some rights to the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Diaz (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Diaz attacking Gibson with a knee strike, the fighters just start swinging away at each other. Gibson nails Diaz with a few strikes before scoring a takedown, Diaz catches Gibson in a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Adrian Diaz def. Cody Gibson by submission via guillotine choke (1:46, R3) to retain the TPF Featherweight Title

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