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Monday, February 18, 2008

New Heavyweight Champion Crowned, Sold Out Crowd And A Star Studded Lineup Of Guests In Attendance

Courtesy of Sal Carrillo:

Santa Rosa, CA - Cage Combat Fighting Championships (CCFC) returned to the Grace Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on February 16th to a sold out crowd of over 2,500 fans for a night of Mixed Martial Arts action. The night's action started with a bang as Team USH fighter Andrew Valladerez recorded a devastating first round Knock Out over his opponent Philip Ramirez. In the night's main event Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance member and local home town favorite Rick Cheek defeated a very game Richard Blake by Knock Out to be crowned the Cage Combat Fighting Championships first Heavyweight Champion.

Fans in attendance were treated to a card filled with Knock Outs and Submissions as well as appearances by some very special guests including: UFC Veterans Chris "The Story" Liguori, Tyson Griffin, Frankie "The Answer" Edgar, Josh "The Punk" Thomson, David "The Soul Assassin" Terrell, Nathan Diaz, K-1 Veteran Travis Johnson, Rumble on the Rock Champion Jake Shields and StrikeForce Champion Gilbert "El Niño" Melendez. Official results of the night's action are below. Highlight coverage of this event will appear on an upcoming show of "Inside MMA" on the HDNet television network.

Official Results:

Rick Cheek def. Richard Blake 1st rd 2:05 KO Wins Heavyweight Title
Anthony Rubalcava def. Kawika Morton 2nd rd 1:15 TKO
Kyle Pimentel def. Rick Reeves 2nd rd 3:19 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Danny Castillo def. Noah Schnable 2nd rd 2:42 TKO
Jeremiah Metecalf def. Josh McDonald 1st rd 3:40 KO
Andy Miranda vs. Terrance Dickens Technical Draw (Unintentional foul by Dickens)
Justin Smitley def. Ricardo Almondia 3rd rd 5:00 Unanimous Decision
Bobby Cearley def. Ray Doxie 2nd rd 1:36 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Marcello Cassero def. Kyle Rideau 1st rd 1:29 Submission (Arm Bar)
Chris Quitiquit def. Tony Boyles 3rd rd 5:00 Unanimous Decision
Andrew Valladerez def. Philip Ramirez 1st rd 0:47 KO

For more information contact Tully Middendorp at: tully@cagecombatfighting.com