by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
ProElite, Inc. returned to the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. to hold the third edition of ShoXC, which gives up-and-coming fighters a chance to display their skills in order to possibly get a spot in ProElite’s main show, EliteXC.
Two undefeated fighters met in the main event as Team Punishment fighter Aaron Rosa took on IFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jared Hamman. Rosa dropped Hamman immediately as the fight started but was unable to capitalize as Hamman recovered and took him down. The two battled back and forth for the rest of the round, with neither able to put the fight away.
Hamman quickly took the fight to the ground in the second round. He then started to work over Rosa with strikes as he moved into side control, where he mixed in knees to the body with punches. Hamman once again mounted Rosa, getting his back and finally securing a fight ending choke that forced Rosa to tap at 1:46 of the second round.
Former King of the Cage Lightweight Champion Javier Vazquez returned to MMA competition after taking eight months off to heal up some injuries, taking on J.C. Pennington in a catch weight fight at 150 pounds. Vazquez landed a nice left straight from the get go, following it up with a low kick that spun Pennington around. From there, Vazquez picked Pennington up and slammed him to the ground. Vazquez wasted no time as he stood up, landed a punch, got into side control and then mounted Pennington, who gave up his back. Vazquez secured the choke shortly thereafter, forcing Pennington to tapout 1:15 into the first round.
After the fight, Vazquez announced that he was retiring from MMA competition to focus on coaching fighters.
“I am better suited as a coach than I am as a fighter. When the sport feels like it’s a job and you’re clocking in, then it is time to go.
“Win or lose, I knew this was going to be my last fight. I signed for this fight about a month ago. But I actually knew before that this would be it. I just wanted to give myself one more chance to make sure that I was doing the right thing.
“To train everyday, as opposed to having to train everyday, are two different things. I don’t know, maybe one day my feelings will change.
“Right now, I am retired,” added Vazquez
Decorated Muay Thai fighter Malaipet looked impressive as he decimated Hawaiian fighter Kaleo Kwan. Malaipet dominated this fight for all three rounds as he used his effective low kicks throughout and mixed in some solid punching combinations to punish Kwan. Kwan never really looked to offer any trouble except landing the occasional jab that seemed to annoy Malaipet more then actually hurt him.
Malaipet was coasting in the third round, when Kwan finally tried to get the fight to the ground, but Malaipet was able to defend the takedown and continue his assault on the feet. At the end of the day, Malaipet went home with a comfortable unanimous decision victory with scores of 30-26, 30-27, and 30-27.
Shayna Baszler once again looked impressive in ShoXC as she quickly submitted Jennifer Tate. Baszler got this fight to the ground quickly, working from side mount before transitioning to full mount. From there, she was able to easily lock on an armbar that forced Tate to tap 44 seconds into the fight. Baszler now has two victories in ShoXC and it looks like she has a meeting with Gina Carrano in the near future.
In a lightweight bout, Muhsin Corbbrey withstood an early assault from Bobby McMaster to claim his second victory fighting for ShoXC. In the early going, Corbbrey looked to keep his distance on feet with technical punching combinations while McMaster sought out the clinch. Once McMaster got the clinch, he immediately took Corbbrey down. He then began a relentless assault of ground and pound that Corbbrey had no answer for. McMaster was landing some heavy leather within Corbbrey’s guard when the referee stopped the action and issued a questionable stand-up. Once on the feet, McMaster once again looked to clinch, only this time Corbbrey landed a nice hip toss that put McMaster on his back. A scramble ensued and Corbbrey locked on a guillotine choke. McMaster tried to slam his way out of it, but Corbbrey held on, forcing McMaster to tap with only one second left in the round.
-Jared Hamman def. Aaron Rosa by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1:46, R2.
-Javier Vazquez def. J.C. Pennington by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:15, R1.
-Malaipet def. Kaleo Kwan by Unanimous Decision, R3.
-Shayna Baszler def. Jennifer Tate by Submission (Armbar) 0:44, R1.
-Muhsin Corbbrey def. Bobby McMaster by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:59, R1.
-Chris Cariaso def. Rick McCorkell by Unanimous Decision, R3.
-Giva Santana def. Jaime Fletcher by Submission (Armbar) at 2:46, R1.
-Shane Del Rosario def. Amedeo Viola by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:27, R1.