Estremadura, Hall Retain Titles, Machado Victorious and Engaged at BFL 60

Can anyone stop Achilles Estremadura?

The young Estremadura (now 4-0) successfully defended his lightweight title after knocking out Lee Gaudet (now 5-7) in classic Estremadura fashion Saturday night at BFL 60 in Coquitlam B.C.

Achilles Estremadura
Achilles Estremadura celebrates his victory over Ryan Rohovich at BFL 55. (Photo by Nelson Yeo)

This marked Estremadura’s third knockout in his professional career in just four fights, and he wasn’t shy about saying what he wants next.

“Hopefully we’re looking at the next big thing, the UFC. Me and my boy Cole Smith, we’re undefeated here and we’re the next big thing,” said Estremadura in his post-fight interview.

“UFC, give us a call. We’re waiting.”

Hall Ready For The Jump

Marlan Hall (now 10-3) successfully defended his amateur featherweight title with a quick submission victory over Casey O’Leary (now 4-4) in the first round.

It was a convincing victory for the 23-year-old and marked his fifth straight win inside the BFL cage.

Marlan Hall
Marlan Hall lands a hard leg kick to Gwyn Berry in their BFL 57 bout. (Photo by Nelson Yeo)

“I felt strong in there and felt pretty fast. I feel my grappling really upped a level,” said Hall.

“I feel stronger than I ever have.”

With this bout being amateur fight number 13 for Hall, many fans have been wondering when he plans on making the jump to professional.

Hall said he now feels more than ready to turn professional and plans on doing so in his next fight.

“I’m taking that step up to the professionals. After that performance, definitely,” said Hall.

“I’m at that pro level. I feel like after that Gwyn Berry fight I was ready, but this one just really solidified it.”

Big Night for Machado

In the co-main event, Caio Machado (now 2-1-1) spoiled the professional debut of Dalton Duperreault (now 0-1) in impressive fashion, stopping him via TKO in the first round.

Machado endured some nasty shots from Duperreault early in the first round, leaving him with a bloody nose, but was able to weather the storm and execute his game-plan.

Caio Machado after his victory at BFL 54. (Photo by Nelson Yeo/MMA Sucka)

“Dalton came in the way I was expecting; strong, heavy hands and trying to get the knockout as soon as he could,” said Machado.

“But I knew my striking and I’m very confident with my game.”

The victory, however, wasn’t Machado’s happiest moment of the night. During his post-fight interview, he brought his girlfriend into the cage and proposed to her. She said yes, of course.

Machado said he was more nervous while he was asking her to marry him than he was in the cage before the fight.

“I kept thinking should I do it? Should I not do it? Is it the right timing?”

“I just got caught in the moment and thought now I’m here, so I’m going to do it.”