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Callum Walsh stops Carson Jones in four rounds, Umar Dzambekov KOs Crispulo Andino in three

Junior middleweight prospect Callum Walsh moved to 7-0 with a stoppage of 63-fight veteran Carson Jones on June 9, 2023. Photo by Lina Baker / 360 Promotions
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COMMERCE, Calif. – Junior middleweight prospect Callum Walsh, of Cork, Ireland, scored a fourth-round stoppage over veteran Carson Jones, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Friday night in the main event of a 360 Promotions “Hollywood Fight Night” show at the Commerce Casino. Seven bouts on the nine-bout card were streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

Walsh (7-0, 6 KOs) let his hands go from the opening bell and connected on a shelled-up Jones (43-16-3, 31 KOs). Displaying hand speed and flash in Round 2, Walsh tagged Jones flush to the chin with a combination. In the third round, Walsh continued to box and outland Jones, who continued to shell up on defense. Walsh suffered a cut above his left eye near the end of Round 3. Coming out strong in the fourth, Walsh pressed a backing up Jones and connecting flush to the face, making it a bloody mess. Moments later, Walsh dropped Jones as he was up, but Walsh finished him in the final seconds of the round as referee Eddie Hernandez had seen enough waiving it at 2:59.

With the win, Walsh captures the WBC US silver welterweight title.

In the co-featured bout of the UFC Fight Pass broadcast, light heavyweight prospect Umar Dzambekov scored a third-round knockout over Crispulo Javier Andino, of Argentina. Dzambekov (5-0, 4 KOs), a southpaw amateur standout from Austria, landed hard right hand to the body in the second round, sending Andino to the canvas. The awkward journeyman, also a southpaw, got up and continued to fight, but the body shot found its mark once again — for good — as Dzambekov dropped Andino (24-15-1, 12 KOs) for a second and final time forcing referee Jack Reiss to stop the fight at 1:57 of the third.

In a women’s bantamweight feature, Gloria Munguilla (4-0), of Los Angeles, won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Lilian Almaraz (0-3), of Sacramento. Munguilla scored a knockdown in the opening round as she sat Almaraz down with a left hook. In the second, Munguilla connected with huge punches, but Almaraz kept fighting. Continuing to control the fight, Munguilla kept coming in the fourth and final round as Almaraz stood in there fighting making it to the final bell. All three judges scored the bout 39-36.

Pomona’s Israel Mercado (9-1-1, 7 KOs) and Jesus Carrillo (11-7-3, 4 KOs), of Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, fought to a six-round draw. Off to a wild start early in the fight, Mercado scored a knockdown in the second, however Carrillo returned the favor later in the round by knocking down Mercado. The following round in the third, Mercado displayed more control dictating the round. Working the jab in the fourth, Mercado stood busy keeping Carrillo at bay letting his hands go. Fighting in the pocket on the inside in the fifth, Mercado and Carrillo exchanged. Heading into the sixth and final round both fighters made the effort to seal the win.

In the end the judges scored the bout, 59-55 Mercado, 58-56 for Carrillo, and 57-57 even as the bout was declared a draw.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Gor Yeritsyan (15-0, 13 KOs) disposed of Argentina’s Gustavo Vittori (28-15-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds. Yeritsyan came out strong, attacking Vittori in the opening round. A one-two from Yertisyan in the second round dropped Vittori. The former amateur standout from Armenia scored a second knockdown moments later. Vittori was up again but the Armenian finished him off sending him to the canvas for the third time as the referee Eddie Hernandez waived it at 2:15 of the second.

Miami’s Stefi Cohen, (4-1-1, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision in going four rounds over Esli Cervantes of Aguascalientes, Mexico in a women’s bantamweight bout. It was a fast-paced bout as Cohen and Cervantes dished it out and didn’t hold back. In what appeared to be a competitive bout heading to the fourth it was anyone’s fight with Cohen finishing strong and Cervantes putting up a fight in going the distance four rounds. All three judges scored the bout 39-37 in favor of Cohen.

Son of UFC Legend Anderson Silva, junior middleweight Kalyl Silva, (2-0, 1 KO) won a four-round unanimous decision over Peter Gomez (0-1) of Oxnard. Starting off boxing away Silva let loose in the fight keeping Gomez at bay and scoring a pair of knockdowns. Swinging wildly Ramos backed Silva in round three as he went down but the referee immediately ruled it a slip. Silva and Ramos appeared to be tired in the fourth and final round, but Ramos chased and kept coming, that backfired as Silva connected solidly backing Ramos away as Silva finished strong.

All three judges scored the bout 40-34.