On Saturday’s UFC card telecast from Charlotte, North Carolina on ABC, Tim Means lost to Alex Morono’s guillotine choke by second-round submission. Means has a record of 32-15-1 (1 no contest) and has participated in 49 MMA fights, which is the most of any welterweight fighter on the current UFC roster. Means won the first round, but Morono wrapped his right arm around Means’ neck and took him down in the second round. Means tapped out after 2:09, marking his third straight loss for the first time in his career.
In an interview with The Journal on Thursday, Means stated that he has two fights left on his current contract ahead of Saturday’s game. Despite knowing that retirement is approaching, Means is not yet ready to let go of his gloves.
On July 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Albuquerque promoter and agent Lenny Fresquez confirmed that Holly Holm will fight Brazil’s Mayra Bueno Silva in the UFC card. Silva has won three games in a row and won seven by submission, while Holm has won three of her last four matches.
In the Golden Gloves Championship national title on Saturday in Chester, Pennsylvania, Las Cruces amateur boxers Samantha Ginisan and Ariana Carrasco won the 139-pound and 154-pound titles, respectively. Ginisan won her semifinal match against Angie Miles of the Golden Gloves’ Buffalo franchise. Carrasco beat Indiana’s Susana Rodriguez Griffin to win the title on Saturday, and on Friday, defeated Cleveland’s Rashida Elias by unanimous decision. Carrasco is an Organ Mountain graduate and member of the US Army Boxing Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs.