With an MMA event available at your fingertips every weekend, the remarkable abilities of many up-and-comers, especially those making their professional debut, remain hidden gems amongst the white noise caused by over-saturation in the sport.
On July 21, 2018, Dragon House, Northern California’s longest standing MMA organization, will host their twenty-ninth show. Amid Dragon House 29’s talent-rich lineup scheduled to appear inside the heart of San Francisco’s Kezar Pavilion, there is a trio, following their terrorization of adversaries at the amateur ranks, eager to begin their arduous climb toward the elite as pros: Gabriel Dolce-Pacheco, Joseph Kropschot, and Brandon Olson.
“The Guardfather” Gabriel Dolce-Pacheco
Dolce-Pacheco’s trek through the ammies was riddled with accolades. In addition to holding belts in multiple divisions, lightweight and welterweight, for The Titans Cage, this deadly member of Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance collected numerous nominations—a total of four—for NorCal MMA’s Submission of the Night—one of which was voted NorCal MMA’s 2017 Submission of the Year.
⚡️NorCal MMA TKO of the Day⚡️ Known as “Guardfather,” Gabriel Dolce-Pacheco (@guardfathermma) has demonstrated the danger of his ground game, earning NorCal MMA’s 2017 Submission of the Year, but his striking skills also remind opponents to protect their jawline with their hands held high—or else👊👊 #NorCalMMA #tkooftheday
Welcoming Dolce-Pacheco to his next chapter in MMA will be Frank Farmer, a fellow debutant with ample experience and plans to fertilize his own successful path as a prizefighter.
Follow Gabriel Dolce-Pacheco on Instagram at: @guardfathermma.
Standing at 6’3” with lead-plated hands and a superior ground game, Kropschot’s stature and skillset have trumped all five opponents placed before him. After accumulating four submission stoppages and two middleweight championships—the belts of Conquer FC and Bay Area Combat, he wisely chose to chase a paycheck, instead of merely experience, upon his next visit to the winner’s circle.
In order to flex on the area’s middleweight division as a fresh professional face, Kropschot’s squad at Team Santos BJJ and El Nino Training Center will have to coach him through Chamber Sidique, a young man who resembles an action-figure.
Follow Joseph Kropschot on Instagram at: @joekropschot.
Brandon “The Livermore Larupper” Olson
Primed out of Combat Sports Academy and the Nick Diaz Academy, Olson is more than prepared to deliver the taste of Livermore to any metal structure housing his brand of pugilism. Five of Olson’s six success stories were ended by his own accord, and his previous outing, which occurred beneath 209 Beatdown’s blinding spotlight earlier this year, produced a precious piece hardware at 155-pounds around his waist.
Olson contracted his professional coming out party opposite Samuel Joseph, and neither of these rookies wants to hatch the egg in their win column.
Follow Brandon Olson on Instagram at: @flexwang.
For those unable to attend Dragon House 29 in the flesh, a pay-per-view stream, available at dragonhousemma.com, seats everyone along the edge of the canvas for square one of several budding prospects.