Palace Fighting Championship will be back once again at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, CA on January 22 for PFC 12: HIGH STAKES.
In what must surely be a first in the history of MMA, The PFC will hold five title fights on one card! Starting with their lightest weight class, the PFC will crown a World Flyweight Champion as Thailand’s Rambaa Somdet (6-2) takes on Scottsdale, Arizona’s Pat Runez (5-0).
“We are excited and proud to be the first U.S. based promotion to really establish a 125-pound division and crown a champion,” Palace Fighting Championship President Christian Printup said. “Whether it’s Somdet or Runez, we know that we are going to have one of the top 125-pound fighters in the world representing the PFC as champion.”
There are four other title fights on the card as Porterville, Calif.’s Shawn Klaryck (9-2) defends his PFC Bantamweight title against Duluth, Ga.’s Jeff Bedard (9-2); Fresno, Calif.’s Jorge Evangelista (8-2-1) defends his PFC Featherweight title against Atlanta, Ga.’s Diego Saraiva (12-8-1); Bakersfield, Calif.’s Brian Cobb (14-4) defends his PFC Lightweight belt against Las Vegas, Nev.’s Lance Wipf (8-1); and Ensenada, Mexico’s Olaf Alfonso (7-9) and Turlock, Calif.’s Jeremiah Metcalf (10-6) battle for the PFC Interim Welterweight championship.
Other bouts on the card include:
-La Celle St. Clous, France light heavyweight Cyrille Diabate (12-6-1) vs. North Hollywood, Calif.’s Lodune Sincaid (14-6).
-Paris, France middleweight Xavier Foupa-Pokam (19-9) vs. Utah’s Kasey Uscula (15-12).
-Fresno, Calif. heavyweight Lavar Johnson (10-3) vs. Sacramento, Calif.’s Dave Huckaba (9-2).
-Fresno, Calif. lightweight Billy Evangelista (8-0) vs. Honolulu, Hawaii’s Harris Sarmiento (25-18).
-Las Vegas, Nev. lightweight Evan Dunham (6-0) vs. Sacramento, Calif.’s Dustin Akbari (3-0).
-Houston, Tex. lightweight John Gunderson (16-6) vs. Oakland, Calif.’s Alexander Crispim (3-2).
-Sacramento, Calif. featherweight Tito Jones (5-2) vs. Oakdale, Calif.’s Justin Smitley (5-2).
-Eugene, Ore. bantamweight Jason Georgianna (8-3) vs. Oakdale, Calif.’s Michael McDonald (6-0).
-Lemoore, Calif. lightweight Joey Cabezas (3-0) vs. Exeter, Calif.’s Joe Morales (3-0).
-Harrisburg, Pa. light heavyweight Phil Davis (1-0) vs. Visalia, Calif.’s Josh Green (0-0).