South Shore fighters impress at Ultimate Reno Combat 15 |

South Shore fighters impress at Ultimate Reno Combat 15

Adam Jensen / Tahoe Daily TribuneSouth Shore fighter Corey Carlson unleashes a right hand to the chin of Reno's Josh Noyes during Ultimate Reno Combat 15: King of the Mountain at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday night. Noyes rebounded from the blow, submitting Carlson via a rear naked choke in the second round.

South Shore’s mixed martial arts fighters made a strong showing on this weekend during Ultimate Reno Combat 15: King of the Mountain at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

Three of the five Lake Tahoe fighters on Saturday’s fight card came out victorious, including Ryan McCarthy and Paul Hubbell. Both men lost their mixed martial arts debuts May 1 and fought like they had something to prove on Saturday.

Hubbell submitted Sacramento’s Titus Lawrence in the first round after locking in an arm bar, while McCarthy won by unanimous decision after going three rounds with Reno’s Tyler Bowen.

South Shore fighter Gerry Ribeira was triumphant in his mixed martial arts debut, taking Reno’s Jose Ayala through three rounds and winning by unanimous decision.

Vallejo’s Chris De Luna outmatched South Shore resident Leo Morales, who tapped out at the 29-second mark of round two after De Luna got to the top position and unleashed a series of punches.

Mixed martial arts upstart and South Shore resident Corey Carlson came out swinging during the first round of his fight against Reno resident Josh Noyes. The pair exchanged punches throughout the first round in what was arguably the most exciting fight of the night.

Carlson got the better of the exchanges, but Noyes was not to be defeated. The 170-pounder showed ample chin and a promising ground game, submitting a bloodied Carlson with a rear naked choke 49 seconds into the second round.

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