NorCal MMA’s Preview of 559 Fights 60: Aguilar vs. Liu

A vista of violence returns to the Visalia Convention Center on November 4, 2017. Before the wide-eyed stares of onlookers, C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization) licensed competitors will attempt to carve one another into pieces in the sixtieth edition of 559 Fights, 559 Fights 60: Aguilar vs. Liu.

559 Fights, California’s leading amateur MMA promotion, will crown champions in their lightweight, welterweight, and flyweight divisions, and the rush of excitement will surge through a stream provided by FloCombat.com.

Main Event: Anthony Aguilar vs. Austin Liu for the vacant 559 Fights Flyweight Title

Austin ‘The Dynasty’ Liu (4-2) wants to begin his legacy with a championship, and the strap at 559 Fights is a respected piece of hardware amongst amateurs. Throughout 2017, Liu split wins and losses between six fights. The 559 Fights Flyweight Title, which has escaped Liu’s grasp in the past, could reset the pattern of his record moving into 2018.

Anthony Aguilar (3-0), who trains at Dream Fight Shop, plans on creating the hopes and desires imagined behind his eyelids into a reality under the bright lights of 559 Fights. Finishing two of his three contests before the third, and final, air-horn, the undefeated prospect has demonstrated a willingness to work hard to have his hand raised.

Co-Main Event: Christian Avalos vs. Dustin Toby for the vacant 559 Fights Welterweight Title

Christian Avalos (3-0) began his journey in MMA earlier this year, debuting at 559 Fights 53, and could, potentially, end 2017 at the top of 559 Fights’ 170-pound heap. In Avalos’ three outings, all under the 559 Fights banner, he has already completed the trifecta of conclusions: a knockout, submission, and unanimous decision. Representing Ralph’s House Gym in Selma, Avalos intends on bringing home the belt.

Although Dustin Toby owns twice the experience of his counterpart, he has been inactive since 2015. By claiming ownership of the 559 Fights Welterweight Title, Toby will showcase: he was never tarnished by any ring rust nor the memory of a two-fight losing streak.

Feature Bout: Emilio Horta vs. Yuni Valencia for the 559 Fights Lightweight Title

After planting the flag of Flawless Victory MMA into the 559 Fights Lightweight Championship at 559 Fights 58, Emilio Horta (3-2) doesn’t plan on relinquishing ownership of his reign any time soon. Whether Horta’s hand is raised or not, his ‘kill or be killed’ mindset inches the audience toward the edge of their seat, as he’s never been dragged to a decision.

Yuni ‘Yunibomber’ Valencia (5-2) exploded into 2017 with two wins that ignited defeaning cheers from the crowd, one being an eighteen-second KO at 559 Fights 58. Challenging for his first title in MMA, the product of Team KO Training Center will blow the roof off the Visalia Convention Center with a win in his own backyard.

According to camomma.org (link here), 559 Fights 60’s fight card includes:

Anthony Aguilar vs. Austin Liu for the vacant 559 Fights Flyweight Title

Christian Avalos vs. Dustin Toby for the vacant 559 Fights Welterweight Title

Emilio Horta vs. Yuni Valencia for the 559 Fights Lightweight Title

Cartay P. Taylor vs. Jared Velasquez in the middleweight division

Freddy Tapia vs. Mark Felix in the featherweight division

Wilton Zigler vs. Daniel Campagna in the featherweight division

Stephen Sandoval vs. Marlon Watkins II in the lightweight division

Juliano Tovar vs. James Dixon in the lightweight division

Joseph Gaceta vs. Tony Charles in the light heavyweight division

Jacob Conde vs. Joshua Esparza in the heavyweight division

Brock Diaz vs. Terrill Williams in the lightweight division

TBD vs. Joshua Subjack in the middleweight division

Cameron Maddox vs. Martin Gomez in the featherweight division

Manuel Zachary Gutierrez vs. Isaac Chacon in the bantamweight division

Sun Yoo vs. David Wu in the strawweight division

Ryan Robles vs. Christian Cross in the welterweight division

Herminio Gutierrez vs. Dennis Ramirez in the featherweight division

For more information about or tickets to 559 Fights 60: Aguilar vs. Liu, go to: 559fights.com.

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NorCal MMA’s Preview of Conquer 4

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)

If, for some reason, you’re unable to attend Conquer 4, the event will be streamed live at FloCombat.com. For more information about Conquer 4 and tickets, go to: conquerfighting.com.