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Martinez Mauls Rosales in Seconds on ShoBox

Mayweather Promotions and ShoBox The New Generation joined forces Friday night to deliver an action packed night of fights at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Undercard Results: Dylan Price (10-0) def Elias Joaquino (12-5-2) via TKO Rd. 6 Cris Reyes (9-0) def Recky Dulay (11-7) via TKO Rd. 4 Malik Warren (2-0) def Shauncy Perry (0-1) via TKO Rd. 2 Rolando Romero (10-0) def Juan Cordones (14-2) via KO Rd. 1 Ava Knight (19-2-5) def Luna Torroba (12-10-3) via UD Kevin Newman (11-1-1) def Mark Hernandez (14-3-1) via UD Co-Main Event: Richardson Hitchins (9-0) v Kevin Johnson (7-1) Rd 1-3: Kevin and Richardson come out equally guns blazing but both let each other breathe a bit. Seems like it’s very evenly matched but Richardson takes the upper hand in the following round. Hitchins starts cutting angles and landing from all corners. Johnson answers a bit but not at the same rate. Kevin starts to throw a bit wildly in the third but does land a few to his home crowd’s delight. The right hand over the top is landing for Kevin now as he finds a rhythm. Hitchins lands a few to end the third.
Rd. 4-6: Both look to open up in the 4th to grab a lead in a close fight. Kevin leaves his head open and gets popped. Hitchins starts to build a lead it appears as he’s landing the crisper and cleaner shots including a devastating uppercut but Kevin kept coming forward. Kevin landed a hard uppercut of his own in the 5th and was seemingly able to steal the round. Kevin is now the busier of the two. Now Hitchins begins to evade and land some clean shots again including some right hands over the top. The 6th ends in what could be anybody’s round and anybody’s fight. Rds. 7-10: Now the evenly matched pair are fighting in a phone booth. Kevin lands 2, Hitchins answers and vice versa. Kevin finally backs Hitchins off with a hard left hook. Kevin lands an uppercut that backs Hitchins up again maybe giving him Rd 7. Another right hook for Kevin lands flush and another while Hitchins seems to have lost his range. Kevin seems to have won 2 straight rounds going into the 9th. Both seem a little tired and each attempt holds. Hitchins has life as he unloads and bullies Kevin into a corner while landing a barrage of body shots. Kevin lands some shots of his own but maybe not enough as the fight goes into the final round. Both come in cautiously, Hitchins lands a hard right but eats an uppercut. Kevin lands a left and another right as the crowd comes alive, Hitchins pushes Kevin to the ropes to end the round in a very close fight. Richardson Hitchins (10-0) def. Kevin Johnson (7-2) via UD (96-94, 97-93, 97-93) Main Event: Xavier Martinez (14-0) v Jessie Rosales (22-3-1) Rd 1: Xavier lands a hard left then right and viciously floors Jessie and he is out as the ref calls the bout via KO in under 25 seconds. Xavier Martinez (15-0) def Jessie Rosales (22-4-1) via KO Rd. 1
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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I’ve followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I’ve tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn’t want to ruin my face). I’m currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.