Kendo Castaneda Stops Stan Martyniouk In 6
Undefeated super lightweight Kendo "Tremendo" Castaneda
lived up to his nickname last night, stopping veteran Stan
"The Man" Martyniouk in the six round of the main event,
which headlined another installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC
FIGHT PASS®, presented by RJJ Boxing Promotions & Joey
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Castaneda (17-0, 8 KOs), the reigning NABA super lightweight
champion, was impressive in this non-title fight, which was
contested in front of a sold-out crowd, by attacking his
Estonian-born opponent Martyniouk (20-3, 6 KOs) from the
"The plan was to dominate from the opening bell, starting
strong and finishing strong," a jubilant Castaneda said
after the fight. "It was the greatest fight of my career
thus far, because I fought an all-around, well experienced,
well known boxer."
In his most significant fight to date, 25-year-old Castaneda
battered his overmatched foe who too often was trapped on
the ropes, firing right-hand shots to the head and
lightning-quick combinations, until the end ultimately came
in the sixth round. Castaneda unloaded on Martyniouk, who
was dropped on the canvas, forcing referee Vic Drakulich to
halt the match.
"I finished him off as a lefty with punches in bunches when
I had him on the ropes. My performance was 'Tremendo' and
big names are coming. I want big names! It doesn't matter
who for the 'Tremendo' one, I just want big names!"
The co-featured event between local favorite Oscar "Chapito"
Vazquez(1-5-2-1, 3 KOs) and Mexican bantamweight Gilberto
Mendoza (15-7-3, 7 KOs) battle to an eight-round majority
draw, much to chagrin of his many fans in attendance.
Fighting for the first time in 17 months, Vasquez wanted to
fight the much taller Mendoza on the inside, moving forward
at a steady, relentless pace. Mendoza, who has his fair
share of fans from where he lives, Modesto (CA), faired
equally in an action-packed match in which both fighters
stayed in the pocket and went toe-to-toe.
Another Reno-based fighter, featherweight Ricardo Lucio-Galvan
(3-0, 2 KOs) treated his fans to a dominant four-round
unanimous decision over Mobley Villegas (2-1, 2 KOs), of
Amarillo, Texas. The quick-handed Lucio-Galvan, fighting for
the first time in 20 months, didn't show any rust,
successfully jabbing his way in the opening rounds, dropping
his opponent in the fourth.
Undefeated WIBF World bantamweight champion Rosalinda
Rodriguez (11-0, 3 KOs), fighting out of Miami, cruised to a
non-title fight victory by way of as six-round unanimous
decision against her Mexican opponent, Myrka Aguayo (2-2).
Reno super lightweight Peter Cortez (2-1, 1 KO) opened the
UFC FIGHT PASS live-stream with a second-round technical
knockout of previously undefeated Daquan Mays (3-1, 1 KO),
of Las Vegas. Mays' corner stopped the fight at the end of
the second round.
The first bout of the evening was a shutout win for Reno
lightweight Kenny Davis, Jr. (1-2-1, 1 KO) versus Phillip
Schwartz (0-3) by scores of 40-36 across the board.