Nonito Donaire stopped Toshiaki Nishioka at 1:54 of the ninth round Saturday night, retaining his WBO 122-pound title with a dominant performance in his 29th straight victory.
San Leandro's Donaire (30-1, 19 knockouts) patiently waited for openings against Nishioka (39-5-3) before knocking down the Japanese veteran in the sixth round.
Donaire then put Nishioka down again with a vicious right hand in the ninth, and referee Raul Caiz stopped it after Donaire landed an uppercut moments later.
Brandon Rios stopped Mike Alvarado in the seventh round of a 140-pound bout in the co-main event at a sold-out Home Depot Center in Carson.
The Warriors waived former Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah, who was signed as a free agent Oct. 1. The team now has 19 players under contract.
Although, Santa Clara (14-7, 4-3 WCC) took No. 24 Pepperdine (14-7, 3-4) to five sets, the host Waves ended up on top 25-16, 19-25, 25-16, 17-25, 15-10. Taylor Milton had 19 kills for the Broncos.
The Santa Clara's women's team was ninth and the men took 13th at the SCU Bronco Invitational.
Mary Kreige was the Broncos' top finisher, taking ninth. Kevin Oliver finished as the top men's runner for SCU, finishing 18th.
All five of San Jose State women's team's scorers ran their fastest 5,000-meter times of the season, helping the Spartans to a fifth-place finish at the event
Rebecca Garcia led the Spartans for the second race in a row, finishing 13th, five spots ahead of teammate Lalida Maokhamphiou.
The Spartan men finished ninth. Matthew Stephens finished the 8,000-meter course in 26:10.8, a season-best, and came in 28th place.
Sacha Guimond scored 50 seconds into the third period as the expansion San Francisco Bulls posted a 6-5 win over Bakersfield at the Cow Palace before a crowd of 3,659 for the first win in franchise history.
Captain Justin Bowers had a four-point night for the Bulls, who go on the road for nine straight games. In the ECHL opener Friday, the Condors beat the Bulls 4-3 in Daly City.
n The Cal women's swim team won the Early Bird Invitational in Fresno with 505.5 points.
Fresno State was second (217), and San Jose State, which only competed on Day 1 of the two-day meet, was third (80.5).
Cal's Rachael Acker (Gunn High) set meet and pool marks in the 100 free at 51.18 seconds.
Stanford went 1-4, falling to Santa Rosa College 26-24 in the seventh-place match.