ShoXC results from April 5th.


For the second time in as many events, a ShoXC bill ended in controversy Saturday at the Table Mountain Casino in Friant, Calif.

In the main event of ProElite’s second ShoXC offering in just more than two weeks, Hawaiian Poai Suganuma  moved up in a world full of light heavyweight prospects by defeating fellow undefeated 205-pounder Jared Hamman  in 15 seconds. However, Suganuma’s stoppage win didn’t sit well with many.

The shorter Suganuma staggered the lanky Hamman with an overhand right. When Hamman appeared dazed from the shot, the Hilo native rushed him, connecting flush with a flying knee that dropped Hamman to the canvas.

As Jon Schorle moved in to halt the bout, Hamman, fighting on instinct, was able to climb to his feet. He was shocked to learn that the fight had been stopped in Suganuma’s favor, prompting a shower of boos from the crowd.

After a year and a half out of action, rising Brazilian Fabricio Camoes showed zero ring rust in destroying the win streak of Joe Camacho in their 160-pound contest.

Camoes, who hadn’t fought since his October 2006 breakout performance in which he won the one-night Super Challenge lightweight tournament, looked sharp from the outset. He quickly took Camacho to the mat and methodically pounded away. Eventually Camoes trapped Camacho against the fence and unloaded a series of punches that gave him a first-round stoppage and fifth straight victory.

In a thoroughly dominating display, Shayna Baszler notched her fourth straight first-round submission victory by destroying colorful journeywoman Keiko Tamai.

After Tamai opened the bout with a Superman punch, Baszler assumed control and never gave it back. She pounded Tamai on the mat and thwarted her attempt to get the fight back to the feet.

Baszler also kneed her opponent in the face before scoring a suplex from a rear waistlock that put Tamai on her face. A TKO stoppage seemed near while Baszler unloaded punches from back control. Instead Baszler pulled Tamai back, and when it seemed as if a rear-naked choke was imminent, Baszler switched off, triangling the far leg and cranking Tamai’s neck to record a spectacular submission victory with the ever-elusive Twister.

In another battle of undefeated fighters, “The Arm Collector” Givanildo Santana lived up to his nickname against Matt Lucas. After Lucas had controlled much of the first round with his wrestling and dropped Santana with a left hand, he seemed ready to put round one in the books.

However, late in the round, Santana caught Lucas looking lazy and spun for a textbook armbar from the guard for the tap.

Stepping in for Wilson Reis on short notice, the ever-game Bao Quach authored a quick and nasty knockout of UFC veteran Doug Evans in their 147-pound bout.

Although Evans was expected to impress in dropping down to the featherweight division, the Alaskan looked anxious from the start with sloppy and desperate striking. As Evans rushed him flailing with strikes, the veteran Quach connected with a clean right hook on the temple that dropped Evans down and out at only 55 seconds of the first round.

Undercard results:
Melanie Lacroix Def. Melissa Vasquez (Pictures) KO R1 2:58
Roberto Vargas Def. Telly Sanders Submission (Shoulder lock) R3 1:53
Lucas Gamaza Def. Devin Howard (Pictures) Decision (Unanimous)
Luke Riddering Def. Yasser Pezzat TKO (Strikes) R1 2:53
Brent Cooper Def. Jaime Iracheta KO R1 1:30
Tony Lopez Def. Terroll Dees TKO (Strikes) R2 1:09

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