Large Crowd Gets a Kick out of MAYhem at the Palace

Garcia retains title to top stacked night of Michigan MMA


May 7, 2011

The Palace of Auburn Hills

Auburn Hills, Michigan



Another fantastic night of mixed martial arts for Donofrio Entertainment was held on Saturday, May 7, as

thousands packed The Palace of Auburn Hills for "MAYhem at the Palace."


In the sensational main event to determine the true #1 amateur light heavyweight in the State of Michigan,

Shamir Garcia (14-2), broke down and stopped Lee Trombley (7-4) at :45 of the third round of a scheduled


Photo by Mike Kovaliv


Garcia, who also successfully defended his Impact Fight League Light Heavyweight Championship in the

process, stayed careful in the stand-up with the heavily muscled Trombley and began finding the range with

kicks to the legs and body midway through the second round. Near the end of the second frame, Garcia

caught Trombley with a strong kick to the right side ribs, drawing a gasp from the crowd and forcing

Trombley to wince.


In the third round, Garcia turned to a series of leg kicks that first visibly injured Trombley and then brought

him to the ground where he was finished with hammer fists.


Photo by Mike Kovaliv


In the main supporting bout, Mark Christiansen won the Impact Fight League Lightweight Title by choking

out a gassed Rick Morais at 1:57 of the second round.


Christiansen won the title the hard way, by walking through the hellacious fire of Morais and somehow

remaining erect. By halfway through round two, Morais had literally gotten tired of hitting Chrisiansen.

Seeing the opening, the technically superior Christiansen took things to the ground where he quickly

secured the winning rear-naked choke.


In the night's other title fights, Joel "Little Juggernaut" Chapman finished his amateur career by scoring a

quick KO over mohawked warrior Nathan Long at :52 of the first; Tony Zelinski won the Bantamweight Title

by TKO in 4th round (1:39) against Johathan Walker and Mikey Galanos won the Strawweight Title by

decision against Kirk Moore.


Donofrio Entertainment has become the breakaway star when it comes to MMA shows in the Midwest and

especially Michigan. The Palace shows are now a must-see for real fans of the sport. Promoter and Donofrio

Entertainment chief, Joseph "Fight Boss" Donofrio, has worked hard to build his empire and the thousands

who flock to his shows are glad he did. Tonight was no exception.


Other Results:

Marcus Wheeler won by tap out in 1st round 1:43 against Amadeo Pardo.

PJ Caram won by tap out in 2nd round 1:04 against Tim Reichel

Michael Jordan won by decision against Josh Cuilla

Rick Bastuba won by decision against Jeff Carpenter

Troy Lamson won by tap out in 2d round 2:48 against Riley Bomer

Eric Ramirez won by tap out in 1st round :19 against Otis Cardwell

Jacob Butler won by tap out in 2nd round 1:29 against Paul Howard

Jerry Waterson won by TKO in 2nd round 1:33 against Rob Durham

Frank Thomas won by KO in 1st round :16 against Tim Jenny

Ryan Pokryfky won by TKO in 3rd round 2:43 against Ryan King



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