Matthew Lopez Part 5 of 5

The atmosphere behind the scenes was excellent, the warm up was great.  Matt was very focused and ready to showcase his skills.  Dana White was in town to scout the fighters, and it was clear to us all that Dana would have his eye on Matt.  

Matthew warming up.  

Matthew warming up.  

We came to win...We did that.  Won by first round Tap to strikes.  I'm super happy with the win, but more importantly, Matt was able to perform in front of Dana White.   

Matthew wins by tap to strikes in the first round.  

Matthew wins by tap to strikes in the first round.  

Casey Halstead and Matthew Lopez right before the fight.  

Casey Halstead and Matthew Lopez right before the fight.  

The Lopez clan post fight celebration.  

The Lopez clan post fight celebration.  

Casey and Matt.  

Casey and Matt.  

Casey Halstead, Matthew Lopez and Danny Perez  

Casey Halstead, Matthew Lopez and Danny Perez  

Farewell Sioux Falls.  

Farewell Sioux Falls.  

Early flight means early night.  As everyone was still celebrating I stepped out so I could get ready to go to the airport.   

 

Sioux Falls airport  

Sioux Falls airport  

I had the first flight out.  The funny thing is I needed to wait for the airport to open.  We first need to fly an hour in the wrong direction to Minneapolis/St. Paul  

 

Somewhere over Minnesota  

Somewhere over Minnesota  

Minneapolis/St. Paul was slow.  

Minneapolis/St. Paul was slow.  

I was so happy to be headed home.  Las Vegas here we come.   

 

Lake Mead  

Lake Mead  

Sunset station and 10th Planet Las Vegas  

Sunset station and 10th Planet Las Vegas  

McCarran airport  

McCarran airport  

On the way out of the airport I felt happy.  I'm happy that Matt won his fight.  I'm happy that I got to be a part of it.  I'm happy that I got to see South Dakota.  I'm happy I got to hang out with Matt's family.   I'm happy to be home.