Trench Tech Purebred's Shane “Pikaboo” Alvarez, Vince “The Clinch” Masga, Donivan “Track Star” Mendiola, and Jomar “Dynamite” Danas all had their hands raised in Trench Tech's Rites of Passage 13: Destiny held last Friday at the Royal Taga Ballroom of the Saipan World Resort.
Alvarez made light work of Marianas Elite's Derrick “El-Peligro” Rangamar (3-12) in their featherweight rematch by sinking in a Kimura arm lock at 3:21 into the first round for a tap out victory. The win was Alvarez's eighth in nine tries.
Masga improved to a flawless 4-0 record after a swift tapout victory over Zalaka's Joe “Dynamite” Duenas (4-2). The young up and coming bantamweight brought his A-game with him on fight night and whipped up a crafty triangle submission against Duenas, just 1:01 into the very first round.
Mendiola shone in his MMA debut over Pwang's Pete “Project-K” Keju (0-4), winning their 160-lb bout.
The round looked even as Keju played good defense and snuck in some nice counter strikes, but it came to an abrupt end after the first bell as he also may have suffered an unfortunate eyeball scratch. Mendiola took the match via verbal submission.
Danas also arose triumphant in his first ever K-1 kickboxing exhibition, as he earned a unanimous decision over Gaum Muay Thai's Jared “The Spartan” Martin after three rounds. The pair's match, set at 140lbs, was featured as the curtain raiser.
In other results, one Zalaka product and two independent fighters also bagged wins last Friday, while Tinian featherweight Regino Mundo (5-1) of Zeng Zung was awarded a forfeit win over Zalaka's Nick Jones in their scheduled K-1 kickboxing exhibition.
Zalaka's Jordan Manglona dominated Trench Tech newcomer Wini “The Woo-Hoo Kid” Roldan Jr. for two rounds of their K-1 exhibition set at 130lbs to even his card to 1-1.
Though Roldan showed a lot of toughness, he was clearly outclassed by Manglona, who dished out multiple combinations with his hands and maintained a good pace through all three frames.
After the fight, the victor called out Gaum's Jared “Smiley Face” Santos (1-1) of Countershot MMA.
Tavita independent fighter Kevin “KJ” Villagomez took advantage of an ill-timed slip by fellow independent, Leo Mendiola, in their double debut set at 120lbs. Both fighters came out swinging, but once Mendiola lost his footing, Villagomez wasted no time locking in a guillotine choke for the win just 46 seconds into the first round.
Independent bantamweight Ray “Faluwasch” Teregeyo stepped into the cage in place of Kyle Toves and evened his record to 1-1 after a verbal submissions victory over the debuting Garry “Dissa” Ray in two rounds.