Tuco Tokkos earned the Fury FC Light Heavyweight Championship on Sunday night, scoring a first-round finish win against Ty Flores to earn the belt.
Tokkos’ win against Flores headlined Fury FC 59, which took place at the Escapade 2001 in Houston, Texas, USA.
Tokkos caught Flores late in the opening round of their title fight with a left hook. This shot backed Flores and up and dropped him, allowing Tokkos to go to the ground with punches. The fight was stopped moments after by the referee.
The former Bellator fighter is now on a three-fight winning streak on the regional scene. His previous fight was a win over veteran Myron Dennis in November 2021.
In his post-fight interview, Tokkos asked for a shot on the UFC roster. He specifically addressed UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard, who was in attendance for the event.
Flores, a former participant on UFC TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series,” was given the title fight after attaining two wins in Fury FC last year.
Sadykhov Stops Boerschig Within A Minute
Nazim Sadykhov scored one of the quickest wins of the night in the co-main event, catching Joe Boerschig in the first minute with a combination of punches.
Sadykhov landed a series of shots on Boerschig, with a right cross dropping him to the ground. Sadykhov landed a few more shots on the ground before the referee stepped in to end the fight.
Sadykhov’s record is now six consecutive wins from notable promotions like CFFC and Fury FC.
“Title shot, UFC contract. Whatever’s next, I’m ready to take it on full force,” said Sadykhov in his post-fight interview.
Boerschig was appearing for the first time since he suffered a finish loss to Josh Quinlan in early 2021.
Gurtierrez Keeps Streak Alive Against Martinez
Isaiah Gutierrez pulled off a late submission win over Adam Martinez, catching him in the third round with a rear naked choke for the win.
Gutierrez was focused on grappling throughout the fight, notching many takedowns. Martinez was much more focused on fighting, succeeding the most when he was pushing forward with punches.
Gutierrez now has four consecutive wins on his record, including a previous fight in Bellator and LFA.
Martinez, a former Combate Global fighter, has now lost three straight fights.
Walker Bounces Back With Close Victory
Josh Walker had a close performance over Kaleb Petereit to return to the win column, walking away with a split decision victory after three rounds.
Walker’s wrestling-heavy gameplan saw him search for takedowns Petereit throughout the fight. He was often able to get ground control and get Petereit to the ground, although he was threatened at times by submission attempts.
Walker was coming back after taking his first pro loss last year, dropping a bout to Kale Moniz.
Petereit has now lost three of his last five fights in Fury FC.
Undefeated Lozoya Earns Stoppage Win Over Silva
Sharp striking from Manny Lozoya kept his undefeated record alive on Sunday night, stopping Allen Silva in the second round.
A series of hooks from Lozoya backed Silva up a minute into the second round. Sensing Silva was hurt, Lozoya continued to pour on strikes until Silva dropped to the canvas, ending the fight.
Lozoya’s record is now a flawless five wins and no losses. He made his return to the cage in October 2021, appearing for the first time in years and defeating Jonathan Eiland on scorecards.
Silva entered the weekend on a four-fight winning streak. His previous fight was a 2019 win over Patrick Ferguson.
Moreno Gets Nod Over Fleck For Second Pro Win
Isaac Moreno picked up his second pro victory on Sunday, using his striking to earn all three rounds against Joshua Fleck and win via unanimous decision.
Every round of the fight played out the same. Moreno would touch Fleck up with strikes and would frequently defend takedowns to keep the fight in stand-up positions.
Moreno won his pro debut last year, scoring a stoppage win over Brexton Everett.
Fleck has lost both of his pro fights. His debut was in late 2021 against Kenan Jackson.
Parker Submits Veteran Haga Late
Multi-sport combat sports athlete Melissa Parker opened the main card with a win, submitting veteran Celine Haga in the third round via rear naked choke.
Haga consumed a large amount of damage in the first and second round positions on the ground. While Haga would get control time or look for submissions, she took lots of strikes to the head during these moments. A doctor examined her eyes, which were swollen due to strikes, before the third round kicked off.
Parker, an undefeated boxer, now has a pro MMA record of three wins and one loss. The outcome on Sunday snapped a three-fight winning streak that Haga had.
Main Card (5:30PM EDT / 4:30PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 14: Tuco Tokkos def. Ty Flores via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 4:39) (Vacant Fury FC Light Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 13: Nazim Sadykhov def. Joe Boerschig via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:55)
Bout 12: Isaiah Gutierrez def. Adam Martinez via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 3, 3:24)
Bout 11: Josh Walker def. Kaleb Petereit via Decision, Split
Bout 10: Manny Lozoya def. Allen Silva via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 0:45)
Bout 9: Isaac Moreno def. Joshua Fleck via DEcision, Unanimous
Bout 8: Melissa Parker def. Celine Haga via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 3, 1:48)
Preliminary Card (3:30PM EDT / 2:30PM CDT) (Youtube)
Bout 7: Marquis Johnson def. Oscar Herrera via Decision, Unanimous
Bout 6: Christian Strong def. Geno Shvedov via TKO, Strikes (RD 3, 4:16)
Bout 5: Drayke Lopez def. Isiah Torres via Submission, Heel Hook (RD 1, 2:10)
Bout 4: Avery Wilson def. Jacob Bradley Williams via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 1:03)
Bout 3: Eduardo Anaya def. Dylan King via Decision, Split
Bout 2: Jordan Plutin def. Kyle Powell via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 1:59)
Bout 1: Devon Jackson def. Dominick Perez via TKO, Doctor Stoppage (RD 2, 5:00)