By TXMMA Staff | Photos by Mike Calimbas
Ray “The Judge” Rodriguez wins decision in XKO 22 main event; Moves on to fight versus Steven Peterson
DALLAS, TX, May 11, 2014 – Xtreme Knockout hoped to save the best for last at the 2014 Europa Games – Git Fit & Sports Expo in Dallas this past weekend. The promotion held their pro MMA show, XKO 22, as the final feature of the day at the Dallas Convention Center. XKO 22 featured rising prospect Ray Rodriguez versus the always-tough Nelson Salas to cap off a total 8 fights for the evening.
The XKO 22 main event between Ray Rodriguez and Nelson Salas went as expected, with both guys working hard en route to the decision. Nelson was tough throughout but Ray beat him to the punch more often than not and also landed some timely takedowns to score points. With this win “The Judge” now moves on to his planned bout versus Steven Peterson this July in Legacy FC, a test that should be tough for both.
Next up was Jade De Haas winning a unanimous decision over Alice Yauger to pick up her first win as a pro. It was a solid performance for the Chop Shop MMA rep as she used her kickboxing well to control the exchanges in this bout.
As for the rest of the bouts there we some close fights and others that went fast.
Greg Grigar and Sebastian Black both ended their bouts with first round submissions. Moises Diaz and Eddie Wittern were on the losing end of those as it just wasn’t their night but they’ll work to come back stronger.
The same for Phat Chau who looked good but ran out of gas and lost by third round stoppage to Isiah Gutierrez in their bout. His NG teammate Brendon Saylar also fought hard but lost a split decision to Houston’s Ryan Hollis in their bout.
Tim Roman also picked up his first pro win by decision over Ramon Jackson while Sean Douglas and Andrew Rosa ended in a draw.
XKO 22 Quick Results from May 10, 2014
- Ray Rodriguez over Nelson Salas by unanimous decision
- Jade Dehaas def. Alice Yauger by unanimous decision
- Greg Grigar def. Moises Diaz by submission (anklelock), RD1
- Timothy Roman def. Ramon Jackson by unanimous decision
- Ryan Hollis def. Brandon Seyler by split decision
- Sebastian Black def. Eddie Wittern by submission (RNC), RD1
- Isiah Gutierrez def. Phat Chau by TKO, RD3
- Sean Douglas vs. Andrew Rosa ends as majority draw
XKO 22 – MMA Fight Photo Highlights
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