Islanders enjoy Beach Brawl MMA fight night
The anticipated and first ever beach brawl was organized by the recently established San Pedro Fight League (SPFL), founded by MMA fighter and instructor Martin Dawson and island resident Felipe Sansores. The event saw a packed venue, with hundreds of islanders supporting their favourite fighters. As the clock ticked 7:30PM, the first contenders stepped into the cage. Mexican Geovany Hernandez easily overcame Giovannie Yu from Belize by submission in the first round in the Jiu-Jitsu division. Immediately after, Marvin Garcia gave Belize its first victory against Mexican Alejandro Gomez by technical knockout (TKO) in Kick Boxing.
The main event of the evening was for the Light Weight Championship, between Belizean Allen Cawich and Mexico’s Renato Perez AKA ‘El Rojo.’ A confident Cawich took on Perez aggressively, counterattacking him at every chance. People cheered loudly as Cawich seemed to be strategizing to overcome his opponent. However, Perez cornered Cawich and subdued him on the floor, where he began beating on the Belizean fighter. Cawich made his best efforts to make a comeback, but he was unable to get Perez off him and the fight had to be interrupted by the referee. Perez was declared the winner by TKO and was awarded the championship belt.Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun