Saturday night was a night of non-stop action as the Four Points Sheraton in San Diego played host to Epic 54. The event was a thrilling spectacle for fight fans who witnessed a series of intense battles that left them on the edge of their seats.
In the 155 lbs category, Jarred Turner emerged victorious with a TKO over Carlos Bernal at 1:39 of round 3. Turner showcased his exceptional striking skills to secure this win.
The 135 lbs battle saw Audric De Castro outperform Jorge Carmona with a unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27). De Castro displayed superior technique and endurance, earning him the judges’ nod.
Adam Haltom (@holyhandzhaltom) continued the winning streak in the 130 lbs category with a unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) win over Zion Fairley. Haltom’s agility and tactical gameplay were key factors in his victory.
In the 170 lbs division, Hector Albanez (@hector_albanez) won by TKO via ground and pound over Eddie Barbosa at 1:10 of round 2. Albanez dominated the fight with his powerful strikes and impressive groundwork.
Jarred Fiorda (@bearfiorda) in the 185 lbs category delivered an impressive performance, winning by TKO via knees to the body over Troy Rallings at 2:45 of round 1. Fiorda’s swift and precise knee strikes proved too much for Rallings.
The 145 lbs class saw Nate Jarquin (@njarquin_) execute a stunning submission via rear naked choke over Tristan Quidachay at 2:48 of round 2. Dyllan Ellis also claimed victory in the same weight class with a submission via guillotine choke over Nicholas Welch at 0:58 of round 1.
In the 190 lbs category, Alex Arechiga triumphed with a submission via rear naked choke over Ryan Ramirez at 1:13 of round 2.
The heavyweight title was clinched by Travon Lee (@trabigdoglee) who won by TKO via ground and pound over Rashad South at 0:38 of round 2. In the 145 lbs title bout, reigning champion Daniel Reyes (@daniel_reyes277) retained his belt with a win via Submission via rear naked choke over Cody Warner at 1:17 of round 3.
Alan Alvarez (@alanmma) continued his reign in the 170 lbs category, securing a win by submission via armbar over David Morales at 2:54 of round 1.
Isaac Verdugo (@isaac.v.) in the 155 lbs class won by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) over Aaron Acevedo, while Antonio Hayes claimed a TKO victory via strikes over Michael Shuster at 0:38 of round 1 in the 135 lbs category.
Gilberto Millan and Daniel Renteria (@dmoneyjj) also secured wins in their respective weight classes with Millan winning by TKO via strikes over Andres Rocha at 1:18 of round 2 and Renteria winning by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) over Chris Doering.
Epic 54 was indeed a testament to the grit, determination, and skill of these amateur fighters, each of whom gave their all in the cage. Congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to the next Epic showdown.