‘Tachi Palace Fights 14: Validation’ results

“Tachi Palace Fights 14: Validation” takes place this evening at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The event is headlined with two championship bouts with Ian Loveland facing Casey Olson for the TPF bantamweight title in the main event.

Casey Olson vs. Ian Loveland 135 title bout headlines Tachi Palace Fights 14

“Tachi Palace Fights 14: Validation” is scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 7, at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The promotion that has helped produce some of the UFC’s top lighter weight talent returns next month with two Championship bouts.

The Underdog Blog: Ready for my main event fight at Tachi Palace Fights 12

In this week’s blog, Casey “The Underdog” Olson feels he is in the best shape of his career as he begins the final cut to 135 pounds for his bantamweight debut at Tachi Palace Fights 12.

The Underdog Blog: First fight at bantamweight

In his second blog leading up to his March 9th fight at Tachi Palace Fights 12, Casey “The Underdog” Olson talks about dropping to 136 pounds for the first time since 1998 when he was a senior in high school.

The Underdog Blog – by Casey Olson: Return of The Underdog

WEC and Strikeforce veteran Casey “The Underdog” Olson returns to action at Tachi Palace Fights 12 on March 9 after a nearly two year hiatus. The former Fresno State wrestler and Chuck Liddell teammate blogs about his return.

Strikeforce Challengers proves successful for local fighters

The fourth edition of the Strikeforce Challengers series took place Friday night, Nov. 6, in Fresno, Calif. The local MMA scene was represented well with a handful of fighters from the Fresno area on both the under card and main card. Fresno legend and staph infection survivor Cole Escovedo was first up.

Escovedo’s near death experience from a misdiagnosed illness is well documented. Cole came out with fire in his eyes and look possessed from the opening bell. His first offensive attempt came in the form of a flying submission attempt.

Although unsuccessful, he followed that up with an enormous high kick that found the mark. Escovedo followed his stunned opponent to the mat instantly. The referee was right on top of the action but hesitated in stopping the fight, allowing “The Apache Kid” to land several unanswered and unnecessary shots.

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