VIDEO: Ian McCall Vs. Dustin Ortiz At Tachi Palace Fights 9

Sherdog.com has done MMA fans a solid by posting complete video footage of all of the fights from Tachi Palace Fights 9. Tachi Palace Fights often puts together unheralded, excellent fights for several key reasons: they give young prospects the opportunity to gain important experience, feature top-level flyweight bouts and offer once-established contenders a chance at redemption for a return to bigger shows. This event exemplified TPF's strength. We witnessed Efrain Escudero battle Fabricio Camoes and an excellent flyweight battle (video above) between former WEC bantamweight contender Ian McCall and Dustin Ortiz.

The flyweight division, such as it exists, has enormous distance to cover before it's even at the level of other new divisions like feather and bantamweights. Still, what I admire most about flyweight fights is the volume of offensive output. I don't know if they generally lack defensive skills or if their speed and athleticism allows them to unload higher than normal levels of offensive maneuvers. Either way, the dynamic nature of flyweight fights is something to behold.

You'll notice the commentators (Phil Baroni, T.J. DeSantis and Jordan Breen) have difficulty calling the action. Verbally keeping up with close flyweight action requires an auctioneers cadence. I once tried it with UWC's Pat Runez vs. John Dodson. As you can see, I found myself playing catch-up with the greyhound racing pace:

The rest of the rounds are here.

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