As the San Francisco Bay slaps the Port of Richmond’s shore on June 24, 2017, a tidal wave of fight fans and an assortment of skillful mixed martial artists, from amateurs to professionals, will invade the Craneway Pavilion for the fourth installment of Conquer Fighting Championships—Conquer 4.
Since Conquer 3, the promotion’s President and Matchmaker, Trever Johnson, has been burning the midnight oil, scouring the region for prospects to spotlight in the upcoming event. The final product, which will feature two championship affairs, packs explosive levels of potential energy, and the fireworks expected to be on display inside the glass walls of the Craneway Pavilion will mirror the magical ability of capturing lightning in a bottle.
Main Event: Jeremiah ‘The Kid’ Labiano (10-5) vs. Stephen ‘Scrappy’ Cervantes (7-2) for the Conquer Fighting Championships Featherweight Title
The only air more refreshing for fight fans at Conquer 4 than the breeze rolling in from the coast will be in the belly of the Craneway Pavilion when one of these featherweights finds fortune with the belt wrapped around their waist.
When the contract slipped through the fax machine at Crispim BJJ in Pleasanton, Labiano’s swirly signature poured onto the dotted line before the inner-child of the thirty year-old contender bounded onto the mats to begin training camp for his upcoming title fight. As a visitor to MMA organizations such as Tachi Palace Fights and Bellator MMA, Conquer 4’s worldwide streaming component, courtesy of FloCombat.com, will be old hat for ‘The Kid,’ a professional mixed martial artist since 2011. Surfing the momentous wave of a unanimous decision win at Bellator 165, Labiano’s fever for gold infects observers of the sport with interest to witness how this contest at 145-pounds plays out.
Rowing into the Port of Richmond’s harbor from the sandy lands of New Mexico, Cervantes has become a familiar face in the region. In addition to collecting a favorable unanimous verdict in his last outing at Global Knockout 8 over Edward Thommes, the product of Luttrell/Yee’s MMA resonated with the Bay Area collective following a gritty bantamweight war against Shawn Bunch in the main event of Conquer’s inaugural show. At only twenty-two years of age with ten extra pounds of bulk, Cervantes intends on proving to Conquer’s brass that he’s the fresh face they’re in search of to lead the skyrocketing promotion’s featherweight division.
Co-Main Event: Shawn ‘The Great’ Bunch (6-3) vs. Rodrigo ‘Ratinho’ Lima (12-3) for the Conquer Fighting Championships Bantamweight Title
One of the cherries atop Conquer 4 cages Shawn Bunch and Rodrigo Lima together in the co-main event for an opportunity to be crowned as Conquer Fighting Championships’ Bantamweight Champion.
Bunch, the Bay Area alum, will fill a bus with his backers, bounce along the water’s edge from San Jose to the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, and overhaul Northern California’s landscape at 135-pounds by attaining the belt at Conquer 4. Most recently, Bunch claimed residency to the vacant Bantamweight Title at Dragon House 24 with a unanimous decision victory over Josh San Diego, and this contender, designed with the same cookie-cutter grit as every other mixed martial artist out of AKA (American Kickboxing Academy), intends on snapping his pattern of winning only in pairs by documenting his third straight success story with a gold strap.
Accustomed to high-profile stages, such as Bellator MMA, Lima recognizes Conquer’s campaign, as they collaborate closely with FloCombat.com, to consume the sport’s connoisseurs from near and abroad; therefore, the Brazilian eagerly contracted his killer skill-set for the possibility of holding the promotion’s prized possession in the bantamweight division. Riding the wake of a decision over Matt Betzold at Legacy Fighting Championship 40, Lima, under the elite training and cornering of American Top Team, plans to make tidal waves in enemy territory.
Featured Match: Fard ‘The Messenger’ Muhammad (3-6) vs. Windson Ramos (0-0)
An unsettled score between Fard Muhammad and Windson Ramos seeks resolution in a rematch at Conquer 4.
When Muhammad and Ramos collided inside the Craneway Pavilion at Conquer 3, a weighted tension rested on everyone’s jawline because the floor was littered with chins as a chaotic scene unfolded. Two wrongs never make a right, but in this instance, the referee was correct to call an end to the contest. When Muhammad landed a knee that was ruled illegal and Ramos, later in the fight, returned the favor, the two wouldn’t break away at the behest of the official; therefore, the bantamweight bout bout was ruled a double disqualification.
The Remainder of Conquer 4 Includes:
Roger Severson vs. Cristian Giovannie in the featherweight division
Lamar Reed vs. Daniel McWilliams at a catchweight (160-pounds)
JT Donaldson vs. Matt Wagy in the featherweight division
Mark Climaco vs. Gene Cancino in the flyweight division
Juan Cardenas vs. Dillon Moore in the featherweight division
Brian Wilkinson vs. Steven Gruber in the flyweight division
Mike Olson vs. Nohelin Hernandez in the bantamweight division
Fernando Costa vs. Matt Aragoni in the featherweight division
Garrett Marks vs. Joaquin Lopez in the welterweight division
(fight card and order are subject to change)