|Event Time||Jun 02, 2012 6:00 PM EDT|
|Date Available OnDemand||Jun 03, 2012 8:00 PM EDT|
|Event Type||Fight - MMA|
|Availability||Available in all countries|
Event Videos and Bouts
Courtesy of Robert Sargent of mmarising.com
The North American Allied Fight Series returned to the Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio tonight for NAAFS: "Fight Night In The Flats 8." The event was headlined by an NAAFS Featherweight Championship battle between Frank "The Tank" Caraballo and "Mexican Muscle" Antonio Castillo, Jr.
In the co-feature, Bellator veteran Chris "The Cleveland Assassin" Lozano took on late replacement James "The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter" Warfield in welterweight action.
Main Event: NAAFS Featherweight Championship Bout - Frank "The Tank" Caraballo vs "Mexican Muscle" Antonio Castillo Jr.
Referee for this bout is Chad Trukovich. Castillo shot in for a takedown right away and backed Caraballo up to the cage. Caraballo countered with elbows to the side of Castillo's head. Castillo finally got Caraballo down and both fighters landed elbows on the ground. Caraballo used the cage to work back to his feet and Castillo slammed him down again.
Castillo avoided a triangle choke attempt by passing to side control. Caraballo scrambled up and scored a takedown of his own. He took Castillo's back and tried for a rear-naked choke. Castillo stood up and Caraballo locked on the choke. Castillo fell to the ground and tapped out just before losing consciousness. Impressive title defense for Caraballo.
Winner: Frank Caraballo by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:46 of round one. He improves to 10-4-0 and remains the NAAFS Featherweight Champion.
Co-Main Event: Chris "The Cleveland Assassin" Lozano vs James "The Unbreakable Heavy Hitter" Warfield
Referee for this bout is Jerry Krzys. The fighters traded cautious punches early on and Lozano threw a head kick. He followed with a leg kick and Warfield countered with a right hook. A lead left hook scored for Warfield, but Lozano caught a kick and took Warfield down. He punched from the top in WarfieldÃ¢??s guard. Warfield attempted an armbar and Lozano scrambled out into a front headlock.
Lozano rolled for an Anaconda Choke attempt and the fighters returned to their feet. Lozano landed a knee and the fighters traded left crosses in close. Lozano missed with a spinning back kick and Warfield countered nicely with two looping hooks. Warfield landed another lead left hook and clinched. A spinning wheel kick landed behind Warfield's ear just before the bell. Close round. 10-9 Lozano.
Between rounds, Warfield indicated that he was unable to continue due to the kick. Replays showed that it landed to the back of the head. Lozano was deemed the winner by technical knockout.
Winner: Chris Lozano by TKO (Retirement) at 5:00 of round one. He improves to 10-3-0.