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