Tachi Palace 9: "The Contenders" took place last night (May. 6, 2011) from the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.
The 13-fight card saw multiple UFC veterans return to action, as well as a former WEC combatant in main event action, as Ian McCall put together a diverse but dominant gameplan to defeat an outgunned Dustin Ortiz.
On the undercard, middleweight UFC castoff Gerald Harris, who was released after just one loss with the promotion, got back in the win column with a unanimous decision win over Strikeforce vet Anthony Ruiz.
Finally, Efrain Escudero, he of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) fame, dropped his first fight since leaving the world's largest fight promotion, a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Fabricio Camoes.
But that's not all.
Complete Tachi Palace 9 results (via MMA Weekly) are as follows:
Ian McCall def. Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27)
Isaac DeJesus def. Russ Miura via knockout at 2:52 of Round 1
Fabricio Camoes def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29-28)
Gerald Harris def. Anthony Ruiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Mamoru Yamaguchi def. Kevin Dunsmoor via knockout at 4:03 of Round 2
Jorge Lopez def. Waachiim Spiritwolf via unanimous decision (30-27)
Farkhad Sharipov def. Tommy Vargas via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chidi Njokuani def. Alan Jouban via knockout at 1:27 of Round 3
Art Arciniega def. Josh Herrick via submission (triangle choke) at 1:08 by Round 1
Cody Gibson def. Walel Watson via TKO (strikes) at 4:09 of Round 2
Brad McDonald def. Jesse Bowen via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Kenny Ento def. James Chaney via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 1:53 Round 2
Alex Perez def. Jesus Castro via TKO (punches) at 1:56 of Round 1