Called Out MMA: The Other Saturday Night Fight

Nick ColonSenior Analyst IAugust 16, 2009

Saturday night proved to be a good night of fights all around the country. While the majority of fight fans were glued to Strikeforce's Carano vs Cyborg, dedicated regional MMA fans were at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California for Called Out MMA presented by Call to Arms.

The main event action consisted of former EliteXC Welterweight Thomas "Wildman" Denny facing off against Joe Cronin, a late replacement for former UFC fighter Brandon Wolff. Experience played an important role, as Denny managed to sink in a guillotine choke in the second round for the win.

Also on the card was a matchup of former TUF contestants as Roman Mitichyan squared off against Team Wolfslair's Mike Dolce. Mitichiyan was able to outlast Dolce en route to a unanimous decision win.

Another intriguing bout on the card featured one of the co-main events of the evening, pitting Gabe Ruediger against undefeated Wander Braga. Braga quickly found that maintaining his 10-0 record would be tougher than he initially thought, as Ruediger submitted Braga in the second round by guillotine choke.

The fight card's results are listed below:

Thomas Denny 26-18 vs Joe Cronin 13-10: Denny via Guillotine choke Second Rd.
Wander Braga 10-0 vs Gabe Ruediger 14-5: Ruediger via Guillotine choke Second Rd.
Ray Lizama 7-5 vs Jay Silva 4-0: Silva via TKO Punches Third Rd.
Kathy Long 0-0 vs Avery Vilche 1-1-1: Long via Unanimous Decision Third Rd.
Will Richey 4-0 vs Virgil Zwicker 5-1: Zwicker via Unanimous Decision Third Rd.
Daniel Hernandez 3-6 vs Brent Cooper 4-1: Cooper via TKO Punches First Rd.
Roman Mitichyan 5-3 vs Mike Dolce 6-6: Mitichyan via Unanimous Decision Third Rd.
Daniel Puder 7-0 vs Mychal Clark 6-8: Puder via Decision Third Rd.
Francisco Rivera 3-0 vs Aaron Arana 1-0: Rivera via Decision Third Rd.
Andy Dermenjyan 2-0 vs Dustin Rhodes 3-3: Dermenjyan via TKO punches