UPC 15 Results; Evangelista vs Bucia

15 May


Dethrone Base Camp, big winners Saturday night at UPC 15.

Last Saturday night at  Sierra Sport & Racquet Club, five fighters representing Dethrone Base Camp stepped into the cage, with all five walking out winners. The card was headlined by Dethrone’s Billy Evangelista.

Evangelista (12-2), fighting for the first time in 18 months, defeated Zak Bucia (10-5) via unanimous decision. Majority of the fight was controlled by Evangelista, fighting in the clinch and using a steady mix of take downs, Bucia would find himself on his back most of the night. Evangelista working in his opponent’s guard, patiently and methodically worked in elbows and punches. By the third round Bucia would be cut open…his one moment on offense, was an attempted rear naked choke, which was defended perfectly

Top MMA prospect Chris Honeycutt improved his record to (2-0) defeating Richard Blake, via rear naked choke, at 2:20 of round 1. Honeycutt came out poised for only his second pro fight… firing a head kick at Blake, and showing off his athleticism with an attempted superman punch, just missing his mark. Honeycutt would Stick to his bread and butter, securing a take down, controlling Blake on the ground and eventually sinking in the choke for the win.


Making successful pro MMA debuts, were Nick Bustamante (1-0), who like Evangelista found success in grappling…having no issues transiting from side control to mount, Bustamante sunk in the Von Flue choke putting his opponent to sleep in the second round. George Zuniga (1-0), enjoyed the size and speed advantage, able to muscle his opponent around the cage, pushing him against the fence…Zuniga would land a variety of strikes, mixing in elbows, knees and punches. Sticking to this game plan throughout the fight, Zuniga would go on to win a unanimous decision.

PJ Reyna (18-0), kept his ‘Pankration” record perfect, with a dominating unanimous decision win. All three rounds had Reyna taking his opponent down and outclassing him on the mat.

Marty Garabedian

Dethrone Base Camp

below there’s a link to Chris Honeycutt’s fight, and various interviews from Saturday’s card.


AKA Head Trainer; Bob Cook

Dethrone’s amateur fighter; PJ Reyna

Dethrone’s pro fighter; Chris Honeycutt

Dethrone’s pro fighter; Nick Bustamante


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