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Confrontation - January 15, 2011
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Santa Fe, NM


King Of The Cage “Confrontation” Official Results 1/15/11
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino - Santa Fe, NM

Bout #1 (Amateur)
PJ Jaramillo VS Skyler Pendelton
Winner: Skyler Pendelton via Unanimous decision after three, 3:00 rounds

Bout #2 (Amateur)
Jesse Jaramillo VS Greg Varella
Winner: Jesse Jaramillo via TKO at 1:04 of round 1

Bout #3 (Amateur)
Fabian Vasquez VS Trey Solomon
Winner: Trey Solomon via Submission (Kimura) at 1:14 of round 1

Bout #4 (Amateur)
Reba Klimt VS Zuhey Quezeda
Winner: Reba Klimt via Unanimous Decision after three, 3:00 rounds

Bout #5 (Amateur)
Adam Apodaca VS Jeremy Onyeque
Winner: Jeremy Onyeque via Unanimous Decision after three, 3:00 rounds

Bout #6 (Professional)
Joe Salazar VS Lorenzo Coca
Winner: Lorenzo Coca via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:43 of round 1

Bout #7 (Professional)
Carlos Lopez VS Bill Albrecht
Winner: Bill Albrecht via Submission (Armbar) at 1:18 of round 1

Bout #8 (Professional)
Nick Piedmont VS Anthony Griego
Winner: Nick Piedmont via Unanimous Decision after three, 5:00 rounds

Bout #9 (Professional)
Eric McElroy VS Melvin Costa
Winner: Melvin Costa via TKO at 2:13 of round 1

Bout #10 (Professional)
Frank Morris VS Nathaniel Baker
Winner: Frank Morris via Submission (Armbar) at 3:52 of round 1

Bout #11 (Professional)
Nate Vorel VS Gene Perez
Winner: Nate Vorel via Submission (Head & Arm Choke) at 4:42 of round 1

Bout #12 (Professional)
Lewis McKenzie VS Frank Baca
Winner: Frank Baca via TKO (Strikes) at 2:35 of round 3

Bout #13 (Professional)
KOTC Bantamweight Title Bout
Scott Bear VS Donald Sanchez **Champion**
Winner: Donald Sanchez via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:02 of round 1
**Donald Sanchez retains championship**

KOTC Confrontation: Full Results
By: Dave Friedlander 16 January 2011

Saturday January 15th Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe, NM. Was the site of a stellar King of the Cage card. Titled Confrontation the show featured a Bantamweight title fight between Albuquerque’s Donald Sanchez and LCF Champ Scott Bear of Oklahoma. Fans were also treated to the action packed first round of the KOTC Young Guns Flyweight Tournament. In total thirteen adrenaline pumping fights thrilled the capacity crowd and proved why KOTC is regarded as a preeminent combat sports organization.

The evening’s undercard showcased many tough young fighters many with veteran experience. The results of the undercard are as follows:

Skyler Pendelton def. PJ Jaramillo by U/D

Jesse Jaramillo def. Greg Varela by TKO 1:04 Rd 1

Trey Solomon def. Fabian Vasquez by Kimura 1:14 Rd 1

Reba Klimt def. Zuhey Quezada by U/D

Jeremy Onyeque def. Adam Apodaca by U/D

Lorenzo Coca def. Joe Salazar by RNC 1:43 Rd 1

Bill Albrecht def. Carlos Lopez by Armbar1:18 Rd 1

Nick Piedmont def. Anthony Griego by U/D

The Main Card started with a light heavy tilt between Eric McElroy of Albuquerque and Californian Melvin Costa. Costa fought back to his feet after a big double-leg takedown by McElroy and then went to work, reversing position and ground and pounding his way to a TKO victory at 2:13 of the first. Next was the first of three Flyweight scraps as part of the first round of the Young Guns Grand Prix. Representing Cheyenne, WY., Frank Morris took on local stud Nathaniel Baker. Morris took Baker out of his comfort zone early and used his crafty ground game to slap on an armbar forcing Baker to tap in the first round. Nate Vorel of Tuscon was up next and needed less than a round to force opponent Gene Perez to tap to strikes.

In the co-main event FIT fighter and fan favorite Frank Baca was all business in dismantling Lewis McKenzie of Oklahoma. McKenzie’s skills didn’t match his trash talk as he kept verbally taunting Baca throughout the entire fight. Baca remained unfazed and workmanlike in bloodying McKenzie up before TKOing him with seconds left in the third. To his credit McKenzie almost finished the fight and never quit despite the constant pressure put on him by Baca.

Donald Sanchez entered the room to a thunderous applause to face gutsy veteran Scott Bear for the Bantamweight strap in the Main Event. In the opening moments it looked like Bear might present a stiff challenge to the champ, but it didn’t take long before Sanchez sat him down with a stiff right hand. From there Sanchez ground and pounded Bear who did his best to cover up, and looked like he might survive the round. At the 3:00 mark Bear began to wilt and Sanchez pressed him against the cage and fastened on a tight neck only guillotine forcing Bear to Tap. Again the crowd erupted as Sanchez had his belt placed around his waist once again.

Stay tuned for more pictures and reports in the coming days.

Friday, January 7, 2011


SANTA FE, N.M. —Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino will host the mixed martial arts King of the Cage “Confrontation: Live at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino,” Saturday, January 15, 2011, 7 p.m. Tickets on sale at or 800 / 905 3315 .

There will be 14 action packed mixed martial arts bouts that evening. The 28 fighters hail from New Mexico, California , Arizona , Oklahoma , Texas and Nebraska.

The Fight Card is:

Main Event
Donald Sanchez vs Scott Bear
145 lb Bantamweight Title Fight
Donald Sanchez (Alb , NM) is the current KOTC champion.
Challenger Scott Bear (Oklahoma) is current LCF 145 lb champion, former FCF 155 lb Champion , and ISCF Amateur World Classic Champion

Rd 1 of the KOTC Young Guns 135 lb tournament
2. Frank Baca vs Lewis McKenzie (Young Guns Tournament )
3. Frank Morris vs TBA (Young Guns Tournament )
4. Gene Perez vs Nate Vorel (Young Guns Tournament )

5. Melvin Costa vs Eric McElroy
6. Anthony Griego vs Nick Piedmont
7. Bill Albrecht vs Carlos Lopez
8. Nathaniel Baker vs Erik Alegria
9. Lorenzo Coca vs Joe Salazar
10. Jeremy Oyenque vs Adam Apodaca
11. Zuhey Quezada vs Reba Klimt
12. Trey Solomon vs Fabian Vasquez
13. Randy Fender vs Jesse Jaramillo
14. Skyler Pendleton vs PJ Jaramillo


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