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Vagner Rocha holds on to his title with 1st round submission

Here is a fine article by DTM News Journal about Fight Time Promotions 16, results and reviews:

By Danny Morales

Photo Credit: Joseph Galavage/DTM News Journal

FORT LAUDERDALE — Vagner Rocha (11-3) held on to his Fight Time Promotions’ Lightweight Title with a first round submission win over Randy Barroso (6-6) at Fight Time 16 on Friday, in front of a sold out crowd at the War Memorial Auditorium.

Rocha submitted Barroso with a triangle choke 3:09 into the first round. The win at Fight Time 16 marked Rocha’s second title defense since becoming champion at Fight Time 12 back in November of 2012.

The Lightweight Champion may have defended his belt for the last time with Fight Time Promotions, as the Brazilian fighter hinted after his win that he may move up to the “big show.”

Fight Time 16′s co-main event ended in controversial fashion, when Yoislandy “Cuba” Izquierdo (8-2) defeated Marcel Goncalves (3-1) after Goncalves began protesting to the referee that he had been poked in the eye during the second round.

The referee didn’t see any eye poke and told Goncalves to continue fighting. Goncalves then continued to turn his back to Izquierdo, resulting in the referee stopping the fight 45 seconds into the second round due to Goncalves being “unable to continue.”

Other notable fights at Fight Time 16 included Denis Mitchel’s (2-0) defeat of Jason Jimenez (4-6). Mitchel finished Jimenez 3:00 into the opening round when he hyperextended his elbow with an armbar. Jimenez was taken out of the cage on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital following the fight.

Many fighters made their professional debuts on Friday at Fight Time 16, including Brawl and Maul fighter Myles Gilbert (1-0), who defeated Benny Delgado (0-1) with a rear naked choke midway through the first round.

Fred Moncaio (1-0) also made his pro debut at Fight Time 16, with his first round submission win over Alex Delgado (0-1). Moncaio went into Friday night’s fight with an amateur record of 8-0 and showed why he is a BJJ black belt when he got Delgado to tap 2:14 into the opening round.

Fight Time Promotions still have one pro event before the year ends. Fight Time 17 is scheduled for Friday, November 17, where Yoislandy “Cuba” Izquierdo should be fighting, as well as Marcos “Parrumpinha” Da Matta (9-2).

Full Fight Results:

Myles Gilbert defeats Benny Delgado (Rear Naked Choke — 2:35 1st Round)

Edir Terry defeats Kester Mark (29-28, 30-27, 30-27 — Unanimous Decision)

Carl Darbouze defeats Savalas Williams (29-28, 30-27, 30-27 — Unanimous Decision)

Jamie Alvarez defeats Jason Leon (30-27 — Unanimous Decision)

Edwin Sarria defeats Mike Wilson (TKO — 1:59 2nd Round)

Fred Moncaio defeats Alex Delgado (Rear Naked Choke — 2:14 1st Round)

Mehdi Hassan defeats Carlos Zevallos (30-27 — Unanimous Decision)

Denis Mitchel defeats Jason Jimenez (Armbar — 3:00 1st Round)

Yoislandy Izquierdo defeats Marcel Goncalves (Goncalves unable to continue — 0:45 2nd Round)