Top New Mexico prospects Tim Means and Frank Baca shine at KOTC Fight to Live in Santa Fe
The traveling MMA brand King of the Cage made a stop in Santa Fe, New Mexico for KOTC Fight to Live. Local lightweight Tim Means (13-3-1) took on Cris Leyva (8-3) in the pro/am card's main event. A four star 155 pound prospect Means battered Leyva in route to a third round stoppage.
In the first frame Means punished Leyva with strikes from the mount position. Means dropped Leyva with punches in round two but was unable to put away the Farmington fighter. A barrage of knees from the clinch left Leyva unable to continue and gave Means the victory 1:28 into round three.
The number eight lightweight prospect according to ULTMMA.com, Means is now 5-0-1 in his last six bouts. A 27 year old competitor cable of fighting in both the 155 and 170 pound weight divisions, Means is one of the top prospects currently under the King of the Cage umbrella of fight shows. With 12 finishes in 13 pro wins Means would be a fine candidate to ink a deal with the UFC and Strikeforce and bring his all-out style to the big leagues.
Another of New Mexico's top prospect was also in action as flyweight Frank Baca (7-1) downed Frank Morris (2-3). Baca showed off his wrestling prowess in round one taking Morris down at will. The end came early in the second round as Baca pummeled Morris with strikes for a TKO finish.
Only 24 years old Baca is the number ten ranked flyweight prospect per ULTMMA.com and shuts the door at number 50 as the last prospect in the ULTMMA50. Since losing to world tanked 125 pound fighter Mamoru Yamaguchi in January of 2010, Baca has won six straight fights; five via stoppage.
King of the Cage Fight to Live pro results
Santa Fe, NM
Brenda Gonzales def. Kyane Hampton by TKO (Punches and Elbows) 3:51 R1
Isaque Martinez def. Guto Feliciano by Submission Rear Naked Choke 2:47 R1
Frank Baca def. Frank Morris by TKO (Punches) 1:07 R2
Tim Means def. Cris Leyva by TKO (Knees and Punches) 1:28 R3