It was a night of fun and fights at the Casa Blanca Ballroom as “Fight Fest 8” took place tonight. The evening featured a number of Laredo fighters taking to the ring in mixed martial arts and boxing. Your first MMA bout of the night found the Gateway Cities Mario Pineda taking on Miguel Bustos out of the Valley. It would not take long for Bustos to get Pineda on the ground and from there he pummeled the Laredoan with elbows and fists to the head. The referee would put a halt to the fight one minute and 35 seconds in giving Bustos the win.
In another fight featuring a Laredoan, Jennifer Ruiz took to the ring in the only all girls boxing match of the night. Ruiz fighting out of the PAL boxing gym here in town would come out on fire pummeling her opponent out of Houston. The Laredoan controlled the action for much of the four rounds, not allowing Teresa Chacon to land many power punches. In the end it was Ruiz who won by unanimous decision picking up another victory in her short boxing career.