With thirty-one events in the history books, Tachi Palace Fights (TPF), at TPF 32, plans to add to their legendary narrative on August 3, 2017 with a tale of two title belts and a cast of eighteen mixed martial artists marching toward prosperity in the sport.
Main Event: Alex ‘The Decision’ Perez (17-4) vs. Chad ‘Savage’ George (16-8) for the vacant TPF Bantamweight Championship
California’s Gold Rush occurred in the northern half of the state, but Perez and George, two Southern California natives, will mine for precious metal in the bantamweight division at TPF 32.
Throughout Perez’s career, he has bounced back-and-forth between flyweight and bantamweight. Previous to TPF 32, the touted member of Team Oyama in Riverside hoisted TPF’s Flyweight Title above his head, and it was an easy choice for ‘The Decision’ to target his relocation atop TPF’s mountain.
A pro since 2005, the fresh taste of a shiny belt hasn’t dimmed for George. Though George hasn’t competed in MMA since 2015, he continuously rolls himself out to the submission-only Jiu-Jitsu scene; in fact, George flew the PKG Training Center flag at EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational) 11 as an inaugural player of Combat Jiu-Jitsu, a form of the martial art that includes open-palm strikes to opponents on the ground, before those logged in to UFC Fight Pass.
Co-Main Event: Anthony ‘A-Train’ Ruiz (34-22) vs. Joey Cabezas (6-9) for the TPF Middleweight Championship
No ‘vacancy’ sign hangs from the TPF Middleweight Title, but the current owner, David Mitchell, has yet to defend it in over two years; therefore, the promotion seeks to crown a new ruler of their 185-pound kingdom.
Ruiz will enter TPF 32 with many chips stacked against him: a layoff since 2014, a four-fight losing streak, and his next birthday cake will be pierced with forty candles, but experience, boasting a record with forty-eight professional bouts, could play a prominent role in the contest’s outcome.
With one-third the cage time as his foe, the youthful glow of Cabezas must overcome considerable odds to derail his opposition. Riding a loss at TPF 29 in the light heavyweight division, Cabezas expects, after subtracting twenty-pounds of body mass, to pile a twelve-pound strap to his frame.
Other Match-ups at TPF 32 Include:
Tony Llamas vs. Sergio Quinones in the featherweight division
Anthony Avila vs. Ray Cervera in the lightweight division
Salvador Becerra vs. Robert Ostovich in the lightweight division
Thomas Diagne vs. Te’Jovan Edwards in the welterweight division
Amando Espinoza vs. Trey Branch in the featherweight division
Van Michael Palacio vs. Mohammad Usman in the heavyweight division
Devon Chavez vs. Mario Bautista
To discover which hands are raised at TPF 32, fight fans, who can’t attend live in Lemoore, California and want to miss no less of the action, will need to point their cursors to the sherdog.com YouTube channel (link here).