Tachi Place Fights 13: “Unfinished Business” will take place on May 10th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. The promotion has announced the main event and co-main event for this card, and it looks to be off to a very solid start with several MMA veterans set to do battle.
The main event will feature Casey “The Underdog” Olson (14-3) taking on Joe Soto (10-2) in what should be a great fight. The co-main event will feature Francisco “Cisco” Rivera (7-2) taking on Chad “Savage” George (14-6) in a fight where both guys like to finish their opponents.
Olson is a Tachi Palace Fight, Strikeforce, and WEC veteran that has fought exclusively in California during his career which began professionally in 2005. Olson trains out of “The Pit” which was the home of former UFC champion Chuck Liddell. Olson is (7-1) in his last eight fights with the lone loss coming against Eddie Yagin via submission in 2009. He has won both of his fights in the Tachi Palace Fights promotion via unanimous decision.
Joe Soto is a Tachi Palace Fights and Bellator veteran with the majority of his fights taking place in California as well. Soto was actually the first Bellator featherweight champion back in 2009. Soto won his first nine bouts before suffering back to back defeats with one also coming against Eddie Yagin last year. However, Soto was able to rebound in his last outing and put Chris Davis away via submission in the second round to get back in the win column.
Francisco Rivera is a Tachi Palace Fights, UFC, and WEC veteran that’s currently riding a two fight winning streak in the Tachi Palace Fights promotion. Rivera has ended both of those fights via KO in under a minute and a half in the first round. In fact, five of his knockouts have come in under a minute and a half in the very first round.
Chad George is a WEC and BAMMA USA veteran that’s riding a three fight winning streak, and is (9-2) dating back to 2008. Those two losses came against highly regarded UFC veteran Scott Jorgensen and MMA veteran Antonio Banuelos. George was last seen in action submitting King of the Cage veteran Shad Smith earlier this month.
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