FAC 19: Olivas Wins, UFC in his Future?

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On May 5th, 2023, the Fighting Alliance Championship 19 (FAC 19) took place and it was a fantastic show. The event was headlined by a Bantamweight title fight between Jacob Thrall and Alan Olivas, which turned out to be a competitive 5-round affair. In the end, Olivas emerged victorious, becoming the new FAC Bantamweight champion. This win marked his eighth consecutive victory, improving his professional record to 8-2.

Another fighter who stood out was Mikey England, who secured a first-round finish against veteran Victor Moreno. With this win, England improved his professional record to 8-1, with all of his victories coming by way of finish. He has proven himself to be a must-watch prospect for MMA fans.

Muhammad Zwolak also had an impressive showing, earning a first-round finish to kick off the main card. With this win, Zwolak extended his win streak to five in a row, improving his professional record to 5-1.

The amateur main event saw Ralph Hernandez earn a first-round finish, improving his record to 7-2 and extending his win streak to five in a row. Additionally, 24-year-old Zach Grosch secured a rear-naked choke finish in the second round, displaying his grappling skills.

Bishop Price also put on a grappling clinic, earning a unanimous decision victory with his impressive display. In the heavyweight bout, Michael Newhouse and Vavega Tialino put on a show for the fans, with Tialino ultimately securing a split-decision victory.

Tyree Robins continued his impressive amateur career, earning another first-round finish, this time via TKO. He now holds a record of 5-1 and has put the flyweight division on notice. Austin Spangler also showed off his jiu-jitsu skills, securing a victory in just 13 seconds in the first round, improving his amateur record to 7-1.

In the kickboxing bout, Antwine Williams emerged victorious via unanimous decision, while ‘RAGIN’ Rich Dunfield made an impressive debut, earning a first-round 13-second KO victory. Ray’von Haney also got his night started with a unanimous decision victory.

Overall, the Fighting Alliance Championship 19 was a night filled with impressive performances, memorable moments, and up-and-coming fighters who are sure to make waves in the world of MMA.