Peter Caballero ended his dominant performance against returning prospect Sam Guardiola in the second round of their main event fight, stopping him with a rear naked choke submission.
Caballero’s win headlined Fury FC 61, which took place Sunday from the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas, USA.
Caballero’s submission finish in the second round put an end to a strong grappling performance that he had through two rounds. He nearly caught Guardiola in the opening round with chokes as well, attempting two submissions in that frame.
The main event victory for Caballero put him back into the win column after losing to Carlos Vera late last year. The Fury FC vet has scored five wins in total for the promotion.
Guardiola was returning to end an extensive break from competition, having last competed more than five years ago. The loss on Sunday snapped a seven-fight winning streak that Guardiola earned from 2013 to 2016.
Cutts Submits Pecero For Second Fury FC Win
Former CFFC Welterweight Champion Evan Cutts picked up another win in Sunday’s co-main event, picking up a submission victory over Chris Pecero.
Cutts got an arm under the chin of Pecero on the ground for a rear naked choke submission in the second round. Cutts succeeded in the first round as well, earning a takedown and using that position to land numerous ground and pound shots.
Cutts won his Fury FC debut earlier in the year, stopping Adam Smith in the first round with punches. He called for a UFC opportunity in his post-fight interview.
Pecero was not a fitting opponent for Cutts, entering this bout after struggling in recent years. He has gone winless in his four previous fights, and his last win dates all the way back to 2015.
Canzano Beats Fellow Prospect Torres In Split Decision
Anthony Canzano had a close win to keep his streak alive on Sunday night, defeating Eddie Torres via split decision.
Canzano prevailed in a back-and-forth striking battle against Torres. The close fight saw both bantamweights keep a steady pace of shots throughout all three rounds, with the battle never hitting the ground.
Canzano was coming off a highly successful 2021 that saw him score three wins via stoppage on the regional scene.
Torres entered the weekend on a strong three-fight winning streak, including two wins in Fury FC.
Whitney Earns Submission In Just Over A Minute
Undefeated lightweight Darren Whitney had a quick performance on Sunday’s main card, tapping out Javier Castillo in the first round with a rear naked choke.
Whitney got a takedown early in his bout and slowly worked toward the fight-ending submission in just over a minute.
Whitney has earned three wins since turning pro in just October 2021. He won his Fury FC debut in February, defeating Joseph Galaviz via split decision.
Macklin Picks Up Early Submission Win In Return
Tedrick Macklin scored an early submission win against fellow prospect Soloman Amadeo, catching him with a rear naked choke.
The fight went to the ground early in the first round after Macklin scored a takedown. He immediately took the back of Amadeo, where he landed punches and eventually secured a submission to end the fight.
Macklin was making his return, fighting for the first time in over three years. His previous fight was a 51-second submission win in April 2019.
Amadeo was returning after making his pro debut in March, stopping Egor Gorbachev with strikes.
Moreno Stops Pantoja In Just 17 Seconds
Isaac Moreno picked up an incredibly quick victory against Johnny Pantoja, finishing him in just seconds due to strikes.
Moreno dropped Pantoja early with a knee to the body. He then took the back of Pantoja, where he landed punches to the head until the fight was stopped.
Moreno has now earned three wins in his rookie year as a pro. Both of his previous victories also came in Fury FC but were much longer bouts in comparison to the win he had on Sunday.
Pantoja has gone winless in five straight pro fights and has only one win on his pro record.
Bauman Bounces Back With Finish Against Forest
Joel Bauman returned to the win column on Sunday night, scoring a second-round finish victory against Reese Forest.
Bauman strung together a series of punches to the head of Forest, dropping him to the canvas to end the fight in the second round.
Bauman succeeded earlier in the fight in a stand-up battle.
The fight put Bauman back to his winning ways for the first time in over a year. His two previous bouts resulted in a loss and a no contest on the regional circuit.
Forest now has a negative pro record of just one win and four losses.
Bout 14: Angel Cortez def. Alex Sanchez via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 2:35) (Amateur)
Main Card (5:30PM EDT / 4:30PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 13: Peter Caballero def. Sam Guardiola via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 2, 2:09)
Bout 12: Evan Cutts def. Chris Pecero via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 2, 1:56)
Bout 11: Anthony Canzano def. Eddie Torres via Decision, Split
Bout 10: Darren Whitney def. Javier Castillo via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:15)
Bout 9: Tedrick Macklin def. Soloman Amadeo via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 3:52)
Bout 8: Isaac Moreno def. Johnny Pantoja via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:17)
Bout 7: Joel Bauman def. Reese Forest via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 2:18)
Preliminary Card (3:30PM EDT / 2:30PM CDT) (Youtube)
Bout 6: Ricky Yracheta def. Joshua Quintero via Decision, Unanimous (Amateur)
Bout 5: Enrique Tapia def. Jack Martinez via Decision, Unanimous (Amateur)
Bout 4: Abner Castro def. Jessie Pantoja via Submission, Triangle Choke (RD 1, 1:03) (Amateur)
Bout 3: Erick Delgadillo def. Anthoney Torres via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 2:03)
Bout 2: David De Los Santos def. Xavier Young via Disqualification, Illegal Knee (RD 1, 1:35) (Amateur)
Bout 1: Emmanuel Garcia def. Enrique Lara Bas via Decision, Unanimous (Amateur)