Tachi Palace Fights 9

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TPF 9: The Contenders
Promotion Tachi Palace Fights
Date May 6, 2011
Venue Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
City Lemoore, California
Event chronology
TPF 8: All or Nothing TPF 9: The Contenders TPF 10: Tachi Palace Fights 10

Tachi Palace Fights 9 was a mixed martial arts event held by Tachi Palace Fights (TPF) on Friday, May 6 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.[1]


Alexis Vila was due to take on John Dodson, but pulled out of the bout with an unknown injury. Dodson was to fight Shooto veteran Mamoru Yamaguchi.[2] However, on April 18, Dodson pulled out of the bout due to undisclosed reasons and Yamaguchi instead fought John Dunsmoor.[3]

Phil Collins was expected to face Waachiim Spiritwolf at this event, but pulled out on February 9 due to personal reasons. Spiritwolf instead faced Jorge Lopez.[4]

Jamie Yager was set to fight Alan Jouban, but pulled out of the fight due to injury. Stepping in to fill the void was Chidi Njokuani.[5]

On April 25 it was announced that Cole Escovedo was tapped by the UFC to fight against Renan Barão at UFC 130, leaving Tommy Vargas without an opponent. Farkhad Sharipov stepped in to fight Vargas.[6]

Featherweight champion Isaac DeJesus failed to make weight for his title defense against Russ Miura and was stripped of his belt. Both fighters agreed to a catchweight bout.


Main Card[edit]

McCall defeated Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Featherweight (non title) bout: United States Isaac DeJesus vs. United States Russ Miura
Originally, DeJesus defeated Miura via TKO (punches) at 2:52 of round 1; this bout was later ruled a no contest after DeJesus tested positive for marijuana.[7]
Camoes defeated Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Harris defeated Ruiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Yamaguchi defeated Dunsmoor via KO (punch) at 4:03 of round 2.
Lopez defeated Spiritwolf via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Bantamweight bout: Kyrgyzstan Farkhad Sharipov vs. United States Tommy Vargas
Sharipov defeated Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Njokuani defeated Jouban via KO (body kick) at 1:27 of round 3.
  • Lightweight bout: United States Art Arciniega vs. United States Josh Herrick
Arciniega defeated Herrick via submission (triangle choke) at 1:08 of round 1.
Gibson defeated Watson via TKO (punches) at 4:09 of round 2.
  • Featherweight bout: United States Jesse Bowen vs. United States Brad McDonald
McDonald defeated Bowen via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Welterweight bout: United States Kenny Ento vs. United States James Chaney
Ento defeated Chaney via TKO (cut) at 1:53 of round 2.
  • Lightweight bout: United States Alex Perez vs. United States Jesus Castro
Perez defeated Castro via TKO (punches) at 1:56 of round 1.


  1. ^ "Tachi Palace 9 Fight Card". sherdog.com. March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vila Out, Yamaguchi In Against Dodson". mmajunkie.com. February 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dodson Out, Dunsmoor In Against Mamoru". sherdog.com. April 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Collins Out, Lopez In Against Spiritwolf". mmajunkie.com. February 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Yager Out, Njokuani In Against Jouban". sherdog.com. April 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Escovedo Out, Sharipov In Against Vargas". sherdog.com. April 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "CSAC overturns Tachi Palace 9's DeJesus vs. Miura to no-decision". mmajunkie.com. June 21, 2011.