VILA EARNS VICTORY; LILLY IMPROVES TO 2-1
For Immediate Release
Sept. 12, 2013
ALEXIS VILA MAKES WASCAR CRUZ’S VISIT TO MIAMI A DISASTER; MIKE LILLY WINS UNANIMOUSLY OVER JOHANNER CORREA.
MIAMI, FL.—Olympic gold medalist Alexis Vila (13-3) made Wascar Cruz’s (2-2) trip to Miami a disaster as he submitted him quickly, while Michael Lilly returned to the wining column at the inaugural CFA Fight Night 01 at Bongos Cuban Café in Miami.
In the main event, Vila circled with Cruz, who attempted to square off with the Cuban American, but Vila’s quickness and strength overpowered the CFA newbie.
Vila put a quick end to Cruz’s debut with a submission at 2:12 in the first round.
“I want to tell the world that I am the number one flyweight in the world,” said Vila in a post fight interview.
Meanwhile, Michael Lilly (2-1) stepped inside the cage with one mission, to win. Lilly returned to action after an injury against Johanner Correa (3-2). But Lilly didn’t show any signs of ring rust hitting Correa with vicious kicks that left him bruised on his arms and rib area.
Correa attempted to wrestle Lilly but his defense was too much. Lilly followed with jab and leg kick combinations, which was good enough for earning him a victory by way of unanimous decision.
Also on the card, fan favorite Jose Caceres improved to (5-3) as he defeated Carlos Alberto Bazan Rojas (1-3) via rear naked choke at 3:28 in the third round.
Heavy hitters Vitor Schlosser (1-1) and Dervin Lopez (4-1) duked it out inside the cage, but the action ended quickly. Lopez defeated Schlosser at 2:01 in the first round via TKO.
Lopez insisted to keep the fight on top, while Schlosser, a jiu jitsu expert made moves to bring the action to the floor. But Lopez capitalized on Schlosser’s game plan unleashing a flurry of strikes while he was on the ground leaving officials to end the fight.
Later in the show, it was announced that Lopez will compete at CFA 12 scheduled for Oct. 12 at the BankUnited Center and will air live on AXS TV. Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.
In a back-and-forth battle, Miguel Restrepo (1-0-1) defeated Vinny Pantelone (5-1-1) via split decision.
In a bloody fight, Matt Wagy (9-2-1) defeated Lazaro Almea (0-1) due to doctor’s stoppage in the second round.
Lastly, Marcos Lloreda (5-1) submitted Raynold Telus (1-3) at 4:43 in the second round.
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