Main Event | Flyweight · 125 lbs | MMA
Ian McCall defeats Dustin Ortiz via 3 Round Decision
|9-2-0||Pro Record At Fight||7-0-0|
|Climbed to 10-2||Record After Fight||Fell to 7-1|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Irvine, California||Fighting out of||Franklin, Tennessee|
|26 years, 11 months, 1 day||Age at Fight||22 years, 4 months, 4 days|
|126.0 lbs (57.2 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs)|
|5'5" (165cm)||Height||5'4" (163cm)|
|64.0" (163cm)||Reach||66.0" (168cm)|
|Team Oyama||Gym||Nashville MMA|
- Bout Information
- Event: Tachi PF 9: The Contenders
- Date: Friday 05.06.2011 at 08:15 PM ET
- Referee: Josh Rosenthal
- Venue: Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Lemoore, California, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 13 of 13)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
- TV Commentary: TJ DeSantis, Jordan Breen, Phil Baroni
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer:
- McCall Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Ortiz Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
McCall vs. Ortiz Wiki Update Wiki
The main event of Tachi Palace Fights 9 featured a flyweight fight between Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall and Dustin Ortiz. Ortiz entered the contest undefeated at 7-0, while the WEC veteran McCall came in at 9-2, with one of his only losses coming to the future-WEC champion Dominick Cruz.
Ian McCall connected first with a nice outside low kick. A good combination from McCall and then worked Ortiz to the ground but couldn't control him enough to hold him down. Dustin Ortiz landed a nice right hand and a kick to the body. McCall with a big right kick to the head that had the crowd roaring yet Ortiz seemed no worse for the wear. Ian McCall seemed to have a step on Ortiz throughout much of the round. The fighters exchanged low kicks, Ortiz moved forward looking for a single leg, and intensely-fast clinch work from both fighters with McCall finally landing a takedown. McCall swiftly moved to full mount though the horn immediately sounded to end the round.
The lightning fast flyweights continued in round two with the pair circling and looking for openings to attack. McCall came forward with a superman punch, then countered effectively when Dustin Ortiz came forward to attack. A nice left to the body from McCall. Ortiz managed to clinch up after McCall missed with a left hook but was unable to capitalize with a takedown. A big right from McCall slammed into Ortiz and sent him to his back. McCall dove on top, took the back, and pounded away before switching to look for a read naked choke. Ortiz defended the choke and McCall switched back to punches. Ortiz, clearly hurt, still managed to stay in the fight and worked his way back to his feet right as the horn sounded.
A quick inside low kick from Ian McCall early in round three, and another. McCall kept Ortiz guessing with inside and outside low kicks, one and two punch combinations, and knees in the clinch. Ortiz couldn't keep McCall away and was briefly pulled to the mat via a single leg. Several crushing leg kicks from McCall appeared to be sealing Ortiz's fate in the fight with just a minute and a half left. McCall clinched up landed an uppercut and a spinning back fist. Dustin Ortiz never backed down and continued to attack, though McCall was completely in the zone, dancing and landing a new technique with nearly every exchange.
The judges scored the bout 30-27 unanimously in favor of Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall after a beautiful display of well rounded striking and grappling skills.