PA Cage Fight 28 LIVE updates & results at 7:15 p.m. ET

Lazaro Gonzalez (left) and Alex Myers (right) square off at PA Cage Fight 28 weigh-ins Friday, April 14, 2017.


NJ MMA News will be posting LIVE updates from PA Cage Fight 28 inside Woodland’s Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania starting at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2016.

The card features amateur bouts with two professional fights on the card.

Bantamweights Chris Piriz (5-3 MMA, 0-0 PACF) and Jordan “F4J” Morales (6-2 MMA, 1-1 PACF) will headline PACF 28.

Making his PACF debut, this will be Piriz’s first fight since breaking his hand in 2016. An injury that occurred in his second-round TKO loss to Ahsan Abdullah at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 62 December 17.


Fighting out of Barbarian Combat Sport in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Morales defeated Ethan Gross by unanimous decision at World Cagefighting Championships 17 Aug. 13, 2016.

It is a fight that helped him re-enter the win column after dropping a unanimous decision to Ricky Bandejas at CFFC 58. On the same card, Piriz won against Sergio da Silva. Like Piriz, Morales is (3-1) in his last four fights.

In the co-main event, heavyweights Alex Myers (0-0 MMA, 0-0 PACF) and Larry Gonzalez (0-0 MMA, 0-0 PACF) will clash inside the PACF cage.

Myers is coming off four consecutive wins as a amateur, defeating Frederick Heim, Will Merino, AJ Bowman and Donnel Dixon. His only loss came in his amateur debut, a second-round guillotine choke against Jon Romero at Xtreme Caged Combat: Vendetta July 26, 2013.

Gonzalez competed three times inside the PACF cage on the amateur level. In his final bout before turning professional, the 30-year-old came out on the wrong end of a unanimous decision against Apineru Vele at XCC 26 Nov. 18, 2016.

PA Cage Fight 28 card:

Main Event (Vacant PACF Bantamweight Championship): Chris Piriz (5-3 MMA, 0-0 PACF) vs. Jordan “F4J” Morales (6-2 MMA, 1-1 PACF)

Round 1: Morales looks to clinch earl after brief exchange. Morales pins Piriz against the cage. Piriz reverses position and looks for takedown. Morales reveres the teakedown attempt. Piriz takes a number of right hands to the face from Morales. Morales goes for the back, but Piriz gets his back agaisnt the cage. Morales works the underhook. The fighters are broken up and they strike. Morales scores a double leg takedown and finishes round on top.

Round 2: Morales lands a right hand. Piriz working from the outside, circling. Morales lands an outside leg kick, Piriz still on the outside. Piri scores a takedown, but Morales shoots up to his feet, immediately pins Piriz against the cage. Pirix breaks loose and lands front kick. Piriz lets his hands go, but Morales dodges. Morales lands stiff right ja, then a leg kick as Piriz backs up against cage. Piriz escapes again. Morales lands a right hand, Piriz counters with a left and then a right. Piriz shoots for takedown but does not secure by the time the bell rings.

Round 3: Moralez catches Piriz with a right. Piriz scrambles for a takedown, Morales drops for a guillotine. Piriz tells referee he is passing. Piriz lands some right hands as Morales still has choke. Morales look to get to his feet and does. The referee breaks both fighters up for inactivity. Piriz backs up on the outside. Piriz lands the jab. Piriz land some clean strikes in the end, but is a little late.

Official decision: Jordan Morales defeats Chris Piriz by unanimous decision (30-28, 29-28, 27, 30-27) to become the new PA Cage Fight bantamweight championship.

Co-main Event (Heavyweight Bout): Alex Myers (0-0 MMA, 0-0 PACF) vs. Lazaro Gonzalez (0-0 MMA, 0-0 PACF)

Round 1: Myers takes control early with takedown and then follows with ground pound. Myers lets his right hand go, Gonzalez survives as Myers has his opponent pinned against the cage. Gonzalez trying to stand off his knees, Myers continues landing ground and pound. Gonzalez tries to trap the arm, Myers gets caught hitting the back of the head. Referee stops the bout and warns Myers.Myers immediatley gets another takedown, Gonzalez tries to finish with a guillotine, but Myers is in side control and escapes. Myers lands shots from the top position. Myers trying to sink his arm for the choke. Myers lands ground and pound. Myers sinks in the rear-naked choke and gets the tap.

Official outcome: Alex Myers defeats Lazaro Gonzalez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:53 in round 1.

Bout 9: Bill Magliane vs. Malek Mahmoud

Round 1: Mahmoud swarms Magliane and gets the early TKO win.

Official outcome: Malek Mahmoud defeats Bill Magliane by TKO at 0:18 in round 1.

Bout 8: Austin Swoyer vs. Daiqkwon Buckley

Round 1: They tap gloves, Swoyer pressuring Buckey. Backley in side control. Swoyer scrambles. Buckley controls most of round one.

Round 2: Swoyer lands with his hands, Buckley counters. Both men active with striking. Buckley scores a takedown, in full guard. Buckley active with ground and pound. Buckley circles the body, Swoyer scrambles. Both men trade punches. Buckley drops Swoyer. Buckley goes for rear-naked choke. Swoyer survives.

Round 3: Buckley lets his hands go. Swoyer walking away from the action. Buckley scores a takedown. Buckley is looking for an arm. Buckley works for  a kimura and Swoyer taps.

Official outcome: Daiqkwon Buckley defeats Austin Swoyer by submission (key lock) at 1:02 in round 1.

Bout 7: Aaron Kennedy vs. Cristian Santos  (For Vacant Amateur PA Cage Fight Featherweight Championship)

Round 1: Santos misses with kick to the body. Kennedy shoots for a single leg. Kennedy scores for a takedown, Santos tries for guillotine choke, but his opponent escapes his head. Santos scrambles to his feet. Keenedy lands a left hand. Santos lands an inside leg kick. Kennedy lands kick to body, Santos blocks with right arm. Kennedy shoots for takedown, can’t secure it as round closes.

Round 2: Santos lands inside leg kick. Santos tries to catch leg kick from Kennedy, can’t finish it. Santos goes for standing guillotine, Kennedy looking to escape. Kennedy working for a double leg takedown. he drives, Santos sprawling and gets to his feet. Santos throws leg kick, Kennedy counters with overhand left. Kennedy lands a one, two combination. Kennedy lands an outside leg kick. Santos taunts Kennedy to come forward. Kennedy looks for a late takedown, but does not secure it.

Round 3: Kennedy and Santos throw early. Kennedy comes forward, not doing much damage. Santos moving on the outside. Kennedy lands leg kick, Santos counters with his own. Kennedy shoots for a takedown, Santos defends and lands a right hand. Santos lands inside leg kick. Santos lands another leg kick to the thigh. Kennedy throws spinning, leg kick Santos counters with a one, two combination, but does not land clean.

Official decision: Aaron Kennedy defeats Cristian Santos by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) to become the new Amateur PA Cage Fight featherweight champion.


Bout 6: David White vs. Lance Moore (C) (For Amateur PA Cage Fight Heavyweight Championship

Round 1: The don’t tap gloves, White shoots for a early takedown, Moore stuffs it and clinches. White stuns Moore. Moore stumbles backwards and falls to the cage, a controversial early stoppage.

Official outcome: David White defeats Lance Moore by KO in round 1 to become the new Amateur PA Cage Fight heavyweight champion.

Preliminary Card:

Bout 5: Eric Strausser vs. Cameron Chism (Amateur PA Cage Fight 28 Welterweight Championship) : In Action

Round 1: Strausser lands right kick to body early. Chism lands right leg kick. Strausser drops for takedown, doesn’t get it. Strausser trying to shorten the distance. Starusser lands a right hand. Chism lands a big right that stuns Strausser. Strausser drops for takedown, can’t secure it. Strausser eats some big strike at the end of the round. As the bell rings, Strausser stumbles into the cage and is checked on by doctor. The fight is stopped.

Official outcome: Cameron Chism defeats Eric Strausser by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00  in round 1 to defend his belt.

Bout 4: Stephanie Iriziarry vs. Rayann Levan:

Round 1: Both women let their hands go early. Levan is bleeding out of her nose. Iriziarry landing big shots early. The referee signals to the corner and a doctor is checking Levan. Ok to continue, the action resumes. Iriziarry keeps landing with her hands, Levan continues to come forward. Iriziarry continues to bleed from her nose, both covered in blood. In between rounds, the fight is stopped and Iriziarry wins.

Official outcome: Stephanie Iriziarry defeats Rayann Levan by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 in round 1.

Bout 3: Bryant Estrada vs. Mic O’Brien

Round 1: O’Brien scores an early takedown and lands in Estrada’s half guard. Estrada sweep O’Brien and move to side control. Estrada advances to full mount, staying close to O’Brien. O’Brien scrambles, Estrada lifts and scores a takedown, driving across the cage.

Round 2: O’brien lands right jab. Estrada scores another driving takedown, ends up in O’Brien’s full guard. Estrada moves to side control, takes O’Brien’s back. O’Brien scrambles, Estrada hangs on to his opponent’s arm.

Round 3: O’Brien letting his hands go early. Estrada shoots and O’Brien sprawls. Estrada catches O’Brien’s leg from a knee and regains control. Estrada  transitions to side control. O’brien regains top control and lands a left hand to the body. O’Brien lets Estrada up, shows good sportsmanship.

Official decision: Bryant Estrada def. Mic O’Brien by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Bout 2: Michael Potter vs. Austin Saxer

Official decision: Austin Saxer defeats Michael Potter by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Bout 1: Manuel Mirailh vs. Joe Tizzano

Official outcome: Joe Tizzano defeats Manuel Mirailh by TKO at 0:43 in round 3.





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