With the vast collection of talented mixed martial artists calling Northern California home, MMA fans never struggle to find a pair of fists to rally behind. When multiple promotions host an event on the same evening, loyalty can’t be divided equally.
On April 14, 2018, amateurs and professionals will soak in the spotlight when several fight organizations surrounding “The Golden State,” including: California Fighting Championship (CFC) in Sonora; King of the Cage (KOTC) in Oroville; and Evolution Sports Expo in Santa Clara.
In CFC’s sophomore showing in Sonora—CFC 2—the card will feature both amateurs and pros; moreover, CFC 2 concludes inside the High Country Sports Arena with the crowning of a champion when Cody Sons and Ryan Williams contend for the CFC Light Heavyweight Title.
Cody Sons vs. Ryan Williams for the CFC Light Heavyweight Title
Justin Linn vs. TBD in the featherweight division
Omar Hussein vs. Jordan Christensen in the lightweight division
Nick Kohring vs. TBD in the middleweight division
Marc Thompson vs. TBD in the heavyweight division
Sergio Hurtado vs. Gregory Morales in the light heavyweight division
Josh Scott vs. Matt Sourthern in the middleweight division
Kevin Ford vs. John Mathison in the middleweight division
William Eckstein vs. Alfonso Delreal in the lightweight division
Monico Gonzalez vs. Alyssa Pallen in the bantamweight division
For tickets or more information about CFC 2, visit their site: www.cfcfightclub.com/tickets.
KOTC regularly mines Northern California for nuggets of greatness in MMA. The promotion’s next stop will be the Gold Country Casino in Oroville. Though Oroville is a rural town, each mixed martial artist set to appear before everyone in attendance is chasing big city dreams in the world of prizefighting.
If followers of the sport are unable to warm a seat inside the Gold Country Casino, all the action will be available on MAV TV six-weeks later.
Evolution Sports Expo
As as a means of furthering MMA’s development, the executives of Evolution Sports Expo, an all-amateur promotion, created a platform with a dozen must-see matches at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Mike Tubera vs. Erick Pierre in the flyweight division
Veronica Mendoza vs. McKenna Mitchell in the strawweight division
Julian Matute vs. Nkosi Kerr in the heavyweight division
Brady Rivera vs. Steven Tandoi in the middleweight division
Richard Wilson vs. Gary Helm in the middleweight division
Jordan Fernandez vs. Joey Kuhfeld in the welterweight division
Elshell Bertus vs. Temuujin Ulzii-Orshikh in the lightweight division
Joey Corona vs. Fredy Calvo in the featherweight division
William Fessaha vs. Gabriel Juarez in the bantamweight division
Michael Howard vs. Erin Hunter in the flyweight division
Yahya Saad vs. Robert Lee Tysean Graham in the welterweight division
Akili Bean vs. Joseph Meraz in the middleweight division
To purchase tickets to Evolution Sports Expo, go to: www.evolutionsportsexpo.com/tickets.