On Thursday, May 18, Tachi Palace Fights returned to Lemoore, Calif., for Tachi Palace Fights 31: Diaz vs. Gibson.

In the evening’s main event, TPF bantamweight champion Cody Gibson moved up a weight class to challenge for the featherweight title against current titleholder Adrian Diaz. Gibson had won four straight since being cut by the UFC following back-to-back loses in 2015. Diaz had wins in five of his past six, including wins over Emilio Chavez, Andrés Quintana and Olaf Alfonso.

The event aired live at 8:30 p.m. ET on Combat Press via Fite TV.

Adrian Diaz def. Cody Gibson by submission (guillotine choke). Round 3, 1:34 – for featherweight title
Randall Wallace def. J.C. Llamas by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 5:00
Chris Lewis def. Van Palacio by TKO (ground and pound). Round 2, 4:38
Tyler Diamond def. Nathan Stolen by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Angel DeAnda def. Mike Morales by knockout (right hand). Round 1, 2:55
Armando Espinoz def. Diamond Templeton by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 2:07
Joe Neal def. Alex Rojas by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:35
Jalin Turner def. Paradise Vaovasa by knockout (knee to the body). Round 1, 1:30
Mohammed Usman def. Derrick Williams by submission (kimura). Round 1, 1:16

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and two amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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