Tooele-based mixed martial arts Andrew “Boomer” Arellano continues to impress each time he steps in the octagon.
On Friday at the Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, Arellano defeated reigning champion Michael Eastwood by submission (triangle) in the third round of their flyweight amateur championship bout at Steelfist Fight Night’s “Victorious” card. It was Arellano’s fourth victory in as many amateur fights, and it marked the second time he’s won a championship belt this year — he won the Fierce Fighting Championship’s amateur flyweight championship March 2 in Salt Lake City when he beat Brandon Rease by technical knockout.
Arellano’s Tooele Martial Arts Academy teammate, former Stansbury High softball player Jocelyn Kaufman, was also part of Friday’s event in Salt Lake City. However, Kaufman suffered the second defeat of her amateur career, losing by unanimous decision to Natalya Speece. Kaufman won Mountain Force MMA’s women’s flyweight amateur championship March 30 in Logan by defeating Kaycee Pearce by TKO.
More information on Friday night’s fights will be published in a future edition of the Transcript Bulletin.