Lemoore, Calif. – Three Tachi Palace Fights belts will be on the line Friday, December 2 at Tachi Palace Fights 11 “Redemption” at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.
In the main event, TPF Flyweight champion Ian McCall (11-2) puts his belt and World No. 1 ranking on the line against Omaha, Neb.’s Josh Rave (18-8).
The bout will headline an 11-bout fight card that will stream live and free on Sherdog.com with commentators Jordan Breen, T.J. DeSantis and UFC vet Phil Baroni.
Streaming will begin at 5:30 p.m. (PST) with the first bout getting underway at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at www.tachipalace.com or charge by phone at 1-800-225-2277. Tickets may also be purchased at the Tachi Palace Gift Shop and start at a low price of just $35 for general admission seating.
San Clemente, Calif.’s McCall was originally scheduled to meet Will Campuzano, but an injury forced Campuzano out of action and Rave took the fight on short notice.
“This is still a significant bout in the flyweight division and will help to put the 125-pound division on the map in the U.S.,” Tachi Palace Fights Entertainment Coordinator Jeremy Luchau said.
“Right now I think that Ian is one of the fastest rising stars in the sport and once the flyweight division is installed in the UFC, Ian is going to be one of those types of characters fans will love to follow.”
Isaac DeJesus returns to action after a 6-month suspension by the California State Athletic Commission and will face Riverside, Calif.’s Georgi Karakhanyan (16-3) in the co-main event. DeJesus (9-3) was stripped of his TPF Featherweight title in May after failing to make weight.
Ulysses Gomez, who many consider one of the World’s top 125-pound fighters, will stay at bantamweight for the second straight fight, as he takes on Visalia, Calif.’s Cody Gibson (5-1) for the vacant Bantamweight Championship. Gomez (8-2) is the former Flyweight Title holder for Tachi.
Weighins will be held at the Wet Bar located on the first floor of the Tachi Palace hotel on Thursday at 5 p.m. (PST). Fans are welcome to attend or watch on Sherdog.com.
In other bouts:
-Lemoore, Calif. welterweight Andrew Martinez (7-3-1) vs. Merced, Calif.’s Phil Collins (10-7).
-Newport Beach, Calif. lightweight Rob Emerson (11-10) vs. Pasadena, Calif.’s Savant Young (9-8).
-Oakdale, Calif. bantamweight Brad McDonald (7-1) vs. Buena Park, Calif.’s Francisco Rivera (5-2).
-Virginia Beach, Va. lightweight Bubba Jenkins (0-0) vs. Clovis, Calif.’s Jason Williams (0-0).
-Firebaugh, Calif. flyweight Paul Ruiz (2-0) vs. Gilroy, Calif.’s Anthony Figueroa (5-6-1).
-Lemoore, Calif. featherweight Sergio Quinones (7-8) vs. Merced, Calif.’s Jesse Bowen (7-6).
-Lemoore, Calif. flyweight Alex Perez (3-0) vs. Merced, Calif.’s Edgar Diaz (1-2).
-Sacramento, Calif. heavyweight Freddie Aquintania (2-0) vs. Porterville, Calif.’s Javy Ayala (2-0).