All three undefeated fighters showcased last Saturday night on another installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® — Irish middleweight Connor “The Kid Coyle, Mexican super welterweight Santiago “Somer” Dominguez and Colombian super bantamweight Brandon Valdes – each won in relatively easy fashion, fighting outdoors at Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California.
The 29-year-old Coyle (11-0, 4 KOs) dropped Ramirez (21-5-2, 4 KOs) in the opening round, but the Irishman was penalized a point for pushing his opponent to the canvas. Coyle overwhelmed Ramirez when he came out of his corner for the second round forcing the pressure and he never let up. The relentless Coyle unleashed a barrage of unanswered punches, dropping Ramirez once again, when suddenly a white towel came flying out of Ramirez’ corner, signifying his cornermen had seen enough.
Coyle, fighting out of Derry, Northern Ireland, improved to 11-0 overall as a pro, winning all nine of his fights in the United States, and 2-0 fighting under of the RJJ Boxing banner.
Ramirez, who was a longtime sparring partner for Floyd Mayweather, Jr., fought for the first time since last November. He entered the ring riding a six-fight win streak, coming out on top in 10 of his last 11 fights.
Dominguez (17-0, 13 KOs), now living in Ft. Worth, TX, ripped two vicious left hooks to the body of Fabian Lyimo (23-10-2, 15 KOs), of Tanzania, who took a knee and failed to beat the 10-count in the second round of the co-featured event,
In the UFC FIGHT PASS opener, Colombian super bantamweight Valdes, fighting out of Los Angeles, pitched a “shutout” by winning all eight rounds on the three judges’ scorecard, in addition to dropping his opponent twice, for impressive unanimous decision victory (80-70 X 3) over his fellow countryman, Jesus Martinez (26-9, 13 KOs), the former South American super flyweight champion, who has the same head trainer as world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, Manny Robles..
Official results below:
MAIN EVENT – MIDDLEWEIGHTS
Connor (11-0, 4 KOs), Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
Rafael Ramirez (21-5-2, 4 KOs), San Diego, CA
CO-FEATURE – SUPER WELTERWEIGHTS
Santiago Dominguez (17-0, 13 KOs), Cajerne, Sonora, Mexico
Fabian Lyimo (23-10-2, 15 KOs), Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
Brandon Valdes (13-0, 7 KOs), Los Angeles, CA by way of Colombia
WDEC8 (80-70, 80-70, 80-70)
Jesus Martinez (26-9, 13 KOs), Hollywood, FL by way of Colombia
Yuh Defeats Campana To Retain WBF Intercontinental Title
Former two-division world champion Hee-Jung Yuh made a successful second defense of the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens Intercontinental Super Flyweight title on Saturday, August 31, in her home-town of Gimhae, South Korea.
Using her excellent boxing skills, Yuh fended off the challenge of game challenger Loetizia Campana, from France but fighting out of Thailand, scoring a clear unanimous decision after ten fast-paced and entertaining rounds.
Campana, who had won three straight in Bangkok coming into this bout, tried to unsettle the more experienced champion, but Yuh had an answer for everything and appeared to be in control of the fight from start to finish.
Judges Joong-Suk Kwon, Yeong Jae Yu and Hoo Sik Choi scored the fight 98-93, 100-94 and 98-94 respectively.
39-year-old Hee-Jung Yuh, who held IFBA and WIBF world titles at Super Flyweight and Bantamweight between 2012 and 2014, takes her impressive professional record to 22-3 (11). Loetizia Campana drops to 8-6 (3).