Main Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA
Art Arciniega defeats Brad McDonald via 3 Round Decision
|11-4-0||Pro Record At Fight||8-2-0|
|Climbed to 12-4||Record After Fight||Fell to 8-3|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Fresno, California||Fighting out of||Oakdale, California|
|30 years, 10 months, 2 days||Age at Fight|
|146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||144.4 lbs (65.5 kgs)|
|5'8" (173cm)||Height||5'8" (173cm)|
|Pro Buhawe||Gym||Last Stand Fight Team|
- Bout Information
- Event: Tachi PF 14: Validation
- Date: Friday 09.07.2012 at 09:00 PM ET
- Referee: Jason McCoy
- Venue: Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Lemoore, California, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 9 of 11)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
- TV Commentary: Javier Vasquez, TJ Desantis, Jordan Breen
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer:
- McDonald Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Arciniega Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
McDonald vs. Arciniega Wiki Update Wiki
The ninth bout of Tachi Palace Fights 14 saw Brad McDonald take on Art Arciniega in the featherweight division.
The featherweights threw heavy leather early but neither could land flush and after a few minutes Arciniega secured a takedown. Arciniega postured up to punch but McDonald had solid defense from his back, though he did not get back to his feet until the final minute.
The featherweights again boxed in the second but neither was landing. McDonald was the aggressor in most exchanges but his looping punches were not reaching the circling Arciniega. Midway through the round Arciniega landed another takedown and continued his positional dominance from the previous round.
McDonald stalked Arciniega around the cage in the third and managed to sting him with some hard punches before connecting on a pair of huge hooks that rocked him, but Arciniega responded with a well-timed takedown to avoid further punishment. McDonald got back to his feet quickly this time, though he took a few glancing knees for the effort, and resumed his offensive. Arciniega landed a nice straight as McDonald came in but McDonald's overwhelming aggression was doing wonders for him unti Arciniega agin got a takedown.
The judges scored the bout 29-28 Arciniega, 29-28 McDonald, and 29-28 Arciniega, giving him the Split Decision victory.