Fight to Win returned to the Paramount Theater in downtown Denver for Paramount Prize Fighting.  The event featured ten professional bouts, headlined by title fights in the middleweight and heavyweight divisions.

Accidental blows to the back of the head force no-contest between Lewis and Constant

The night’s main event was slated to be for the heavyweight title, but in less than a minute, the fight was over and the belt was still up for grabs.

Slugger Derek Lewis quickly looked to attack against former Division II national champion wrestler Jeremiah Constant, but it was Constant that scored an early takedown.  Constant moved to mount, but Lewis bucked him off and returned to his feet.  Lewis connected with a big shot that buckled Constant.  As Lewis tried to finish, he landed several shots flush on the back of Constant’s head.

Referee Adam Martinez intervened.  It was soon apparent that Constant would not be able to continue.  A frustrated Lewis threw him mouthpiece to the canvas, anticipating a disqualification.  Martinez, however, ruled that the blows were not intentional and declared the fight a no-contest.  Constant was treated by the cageside doctors and paramedics before leaving the venue on a medical board.

Kimball batters Lee, claims middleweight crown

Jeremy Kimball (L) delivers a kick against Jason Lee

In the co-main event, Jeremy Kimball utilized his reach advantage and a well-rounded striking attack to score a third-round TKO over Jason Lee.  The victory earned Kimball the 185-pound title.

Kimball connected repeatedly with jabs and leg kicks early in the bout, slowing Lee’s attack.  Kimball mixed in frequent takedowns in the opening frame to secure the round.

In the middle stanza, Kimball opened a large cut on Lee’s forehead with a knee and continued to get the better of the striking.

The final round saw a tired Lee absorb a number of head kicks before Kimball returned the fight to the mat.  Once there, Kimball took Lee’s back and pounded away until the referee was forced to intervene.

Cavan dominates Martinez

Josh Cavan rebounded from the first loss of his career by quickly finishing off Santana Sol Martinez in a welterweight fight.

Cavan opened aggressively and scored a takedown.  Martinez would reverse the position, but played into Cavan’s dangerous guard.  A triangle choke forced Martinez to tap just two minutes into the bout.

Wood’s ground game too much for Caballero

Featherweight Brian Wood used strong clinch work and wrestling to stop Vellore Caballero.

Wood scored in the opening stanza with a head kick that sent Caballero to the mat, but he would survive the round.

In the second round, Wood quickly took the fight back to the ground, taking Caballero’s back and finishing the fight by rear-naked choke.

Huber finishes Callis with rear-naked choke

Josh Huber (top) pounds away at a bloodied Josiah Callis

In a back-and-forth featherweight bout, Josh Huber got the best of Josiah Callis and finished the fight in the second frame.

Huber scored repeatedly with a lead right hand that bloodied the nose of Callis just seconds into the bout.  Callis fought back, scoring takedowns and even taking Huber’s back.  Huber escaped and continued to push the pace on the feet, eventually scoring a takedown of his own and ending the fight by choke.

Berg chokes out Saccamano

Light heavyweight Ian Berg wasted little time dispatching of foe Xavier Saccamano.

Berg connected with a left hook just seconds into the fight, sending Saccamano to the canvas.  Berg moved to mount and Saccamano gave up his back, allowing Berg to lock in the fight-finishing rear-naked choke.

Cox takes narrow decision win over Goldberger

In a closely-contested welterweight contest, Matt Cox earned a unanimous decision nod over Josh Goldberger.

Over the three rounds it was Goldberger that repeatedly put Cox in bad positions, but Cox remained active off his back.  Cox opened a cut over Goldberger’s right eye in the final round, which likely was the difference on the scorecards.

Mercado keeps undefeated record intact with TKO win

Wrestling stalwart Jarred Mercado remained unbeaten after delivering a barrage of elbows to his opponent Gabe Gonzales in a featherweight bout.

Mercado scored an immediate takedown and moved to side control.  From the top position, Mercado rained left elbows, forcing the referee to stop the bout as Gonzales’ left eye swelled closed.

Meredith submits Moralez with kimura

Middleweight Todd Meredith went to war with Derek Moralez, as both fighters traded wildly to start their fight.

Abe Alvarado (top) avoids the submission attempt of Tony Miller

Meredith got the better of the exchange, moving to Moralez’s back and then gaining mount.  Although an armbar attempt failed, Meredith locked in a fight-ending kimura from his guard.

Alvarado uses wrestling to take decision over Miller

Despite getting outworked on the feet, flyweight Abe Alvarado made a successful pro debut by claiming a unanimous decision over Tony Miller.

Miller rocked Alvarado in each of the three rounds, but Alvarado was able to recover and secure a takedown.  Although Miller threatened with submissions, it was Alvarado’s control that gave him the win on the judges’ scorecards.

Full Results
Derek Lewis vs. Jeremiah Constant declared a no contest (accidental strikes to the back of the head). Round 1, 0:48
Jeremy Kimball def. Jason Lee by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:07 (becomes middleweight champion)
Josh Cavan def. Santana Sol Martinez by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 2:05
Brian Wood def. Vellore Caballero by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:56
Josh Huber def. Josiah Callis by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:17
Ian Berg def. Xavier Saccamano by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:39
Matt Cox def. Josh Goldberger by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Jarred Mercado def. Gabe Gonzales by TKO (elbows). Round 1, 3:56
Todd Meredith def. Derek Moralez by submission (kimura). Round 1, 3:55
Abe Alvarado def. Tony Miller by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Top Photo: Jeremiah Constant (L) battles Derek Lewis (R)

All Photos Courtesy of Paul Kincaid/SANskrit Photography

  • jen

    WOW! This comment is for the alvarado vs miller update. I’m not sure if u seen that fight right by alvarado nearly knocked miller out in the first! He also threw some successful kicks througout the fight and had a few flurries! I believe alvarado dominated plenty……. That’s why it was a scorecard of 27-30 ……..

    • Rob Tatum

      I was cageside. It was Alvarado’s wrestling that produced the 30-27. He scored with his takedowns and his control from the top, not his striking.