California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization, Inc. Crowns 2011 Official State Champions
Northern California Bounces Back From Going 1-7 in 2010 and Beats Southern California 6-2 in 2011 California State Amateur MMA Championships.
San Diego, December 3, 2011 – The California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization, Inc. (“CAMO”) crowned official State Champions in eight (8) weight classes in a star studded, action packed event promoted by Epic Fighting at the Four Point Sheraton in San Diego, California on Saturday night, December 3, 2011. The Championship matches featured the best fighters from Northern California vs. the top from Southern California. “The level of talent keeps going up every year,” states Jeremy Lappen, CEO of CAMO. “The guys who made it the final round truly represent the best our state has to offer in terms of amateur talent. It’s great to get to see them compete at this level and know that these guys are going to be our sport’s stars of the future.” CAMO Board of Advisor Bas Rutten was also on hand to the present the belts to the newly crowned champions.
The results were as follows (official results can also be found HERE):
135 lbs. Championship – Nor. Cal Champion Radames Garcia, now 6-1 submitted So. Cal Champion Keith Carson.
145 lbs. Championship – Nor Cal Champion Richard Parra, who trains out of the Pit in San Jose and was last year’s runner up, tko’d So Cal Champion Francisco Castro.
155 lbs. Championship – So Cal Champion Trace Gray from 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu won a decision victory over Anthony Williams.
170 lbs. Championship – So Cal Champion Brandon Wilson from Black Mat MMA won by unanimous decision against Nor Cal Champion Nick Bustamante from American Kickboxing Academy.
185 lbs. Championship – Nor Cal Champion Lamar Reed remains undefeated at 6-0 earning a close decision victory against So Cal Champion Mike Flach training out of Millenia MMA.
205 lbs. Championship – Nor Cal Champion Brandon Hester moves to 7-1 after winning a unanimous decision against San Deigo’s Adam Griffis.
230 lbs. Championship – Nor Cal Champion Michael Ortega from Cung Le’s AKA remains undefeated after beating So Cal Champion Nate Langelier from West Coast Jiu Jitsu.
265 lbs. Championship – Central Valley’s Leo Cantu remains undefeated by submitting So Cal Champion and previously undefeated fighter James Wilson at the 20 second mark of the 1st round.