Event TV Global is hosting can’t-miss, regional MMA action with California Xtreme Fighting 17. Headlining the card is crafty MMA veteran, Fernando Gonzalez (27-16, 7-2 Bellator). Gonzalez is trying to find redemption after two consecutive losses, his first losing streak since February of 2014. He’s recently taken to Twitter to campaign for a spot in the PFL Season 2 Welterweight Tournament, so he is looking to make a statement. Gonzalez is facing Gabriel Checco (10-3)
— Fernando Gonzalez (@menifeemaniac) February 27, 2019
Gabriel Checco (10-3) has been fighting hard in the American regional MMA scene since October of 2014 after earning a 7-0 professional record in Brazil. He went 3-2 in the Resurrection Fighting Alliance over the next two years. After nearly a two-year layoff, Checco headlined LFA 39 opposite future UFC fighter Ian Heinisch. He unfortunately dropped that bout by 1st Round KO, but he’s eager to get back into the win column.
The rest of the card features a mix of veterans and up-and-comers including former UFC fighter Albert Morales (7-5-1) and Bellator veteran Devon Brock (4-1). Brock beat Khonry Gracie before losing to “Baby Slice” Kevin Ferguson Jr.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results from CXF 17.
California Xtreme Fighting 17 Results
MAIN CARD (Event TV Global — 8:00 PM PST/11:00 PM EST)
185: Fernando Gonzalez (28-16) outpoints the bigger Gabriel Checco (10-4) to a split decision victory (28-29, 29-28, 30-27). Gonzalez landed some big shots including a knockdown.
In his post-fight interview, Gonzalez said that he had to be more cautious fighting a bigger guy. He will drop back down to 170 for his next bout and is eager to fight again soon. He wants to put on a more exciting performance against guys his own weight in his next bout.
155: Serob Minasyan (10-11) vs Musa Toliver (10-11-1)Musa Toliver was not medically cleared. Serob will return to the next CXF event in May.
135 Title Eliminator Bout: Albert Morales (8-5-1) def. Carlos Puente Jr. (6-3) by submission (RNC) at 1:30 of Round 1! He will face Alfred Khashakyan for the CXF BW Title next!
145: “The Alpha Ginger” Hunter Spike Carlyle (6-1) def. Fernando Padilla (12-4) by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26 x2). Carlyle had back mount multiple times in the fight unloading GnP (that wasn’t quite “fight-ending”) with no answer from Padilla. At one point, Carlyle was playing the bongos on Padilla’s back and rib cage!
155 Title Eliminator Bout: Arutjun Pogosjan (6-2) def. Devon Brock (4-2) by unanimous decision behind superior grappling ability.
155: Julian Baez (1-2) def. Dean Hancock (3-3) by TKO at 0:49 of Round 3.
135: Benji Gómez (8-11) def. Ron Scolesdang (4-3) by KO at 1:38 of Round 1! Scolesdang landed a HUGE knockdown first, but then Gómez came back with the KO blow to end it!!!
155: Lance Bush (2-1) def. Chris Bizarretty (2-8) by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26 x2) Bloody domination!
3×3 Amateur MMA:
135: JJ Buckner (3-1) def. Daniel Figueroa (1-3) by KO at 0:31 of Round 1!
145: David Acuna (4-1) def. Tanner Marcoe (2-3) by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)