Garza wins main event at PFC Texarkana

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Garza wins PFC
John Garza throwing a punch at opponent Zach Horton during the night's main event.

John Garza was declared the winner of the Peak Fighting Championship’s main event at the Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center.

Fights started at 6 p.m. with three early prelim matches. First up Cailean Pahl won his debut fight against catchweight Tony Ortiz in a minute and 27 seconds. Next up bantamweight Jonathan Vasquez took the win against Vinson Sellars after 3 rounds and a split decision. Heavyweights Sammy Martinez and Prince Mitchell took the cage next. Mitchell got the win after a minute and 38 seconds with a triangle chokehold.

At 7 p.m. the prelim matches began starting with welterweights Dwayne Amoyaw and Shane Wright. Amoyaw managed to get the win 28 seconds into the second round with a sucker punch. After that, lightweights Rod Moore and Christian Gavilanez went for 3 rounds, with judges unanimously giving the win to Gavilanez. Lightweights Tyler Ybarra and Xavier Young also went 3 rounds, with the win going to Ybarra. In one of the quickest matches of the night, heavyweight BJ Allen won after 38 seconds against Kason Charlton.

The main card matches started at 8:45 p.m.

The first match went to Kayembe Lukusa after 3 rounds against Antione Lister. In the biggest upset of the night, lightweight Marcus “The Bodysnatcher” Williamson fought newcomer Skyler Malone. Malone managed to win his debut match with a split decision after 3 rounds. The next match up was light heavyweights Jacoryon Karry and Joshua Carroll. Larry won in the second round with an arm triangle.

The co-main event of the night featured female strawweights Nancy Ramirez and Briana Roper. While the rest of the night’s matches went on for 3 rounds, the main events lasted 5. After 5 intense rounds, Ramirez was able to take the win. In the main event of the night bantamweights John Garza and Zach Horton duked it out. A minute and 17 seconds into the 3rd round of the match, Horton tapped out, giving the win to Garza.

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