Joe Soto vs. Chad George headline Tachi Palace Fights 13 on May 10

Pro mixed martial arts action returns to Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., with “Tachi Palace Fights 13: Unfinished Business” on Thursday, May 10.

The main event features former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto (10-2) taking on WEC veteran Chad George (14-6). Soto last fought in January, winning a first round submission over Chris David at TWC 13. George has won his last three fights, most recently submitting Shad Smith last month at BAMMA USA.

In the co-main event, UFC vet Francisco Rivera (7-2) looks for his third straight Tachi win as he squares off with BJJ black belt Alexander Crispim (7-2). Crispim has won his last four fights in a row, most recently submitting Andy Spence at Shark Fights 18 last August.

Also on the card is a bout between former Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight champion Ulysses Gomez (9-2) and San Bernandino’s Adam Rothweiler (7-3). Gomez vacated the title to return to flyweight and will be facing Rothweiler at 125 pounds. Gomez has won his last two fights in a row and Rothweiler has won his last three.

And ( readers know with Uly on the card what that means — that’s right, the return of his blog “The Ulysses Gomez Experiment” — so stay tuned for that!

The complete Tachi Palace Fights 13  all-pro fight card is as follows:

  • Porterville’s Joe Soto vs. Los Angeles’ Chad George
  • Buena Park’s Francisco Rivera vs. Baja, Brazil’s Alexander Crispim
  • Lemoore’s Poppies Martinez vs Porterville’s Tony Llamas
  • Lemoore’s Anthony Avila vs Dos Palos’ Art Arciniega
  • Las Vegas’ Ulysses Gomez vs San Bernardino’s Adam Rothweiler
  • Visalia’s Kenny Ento vs Las Vegas’ Chidi Njokuani
  • Chino’s Darrell Montague vs Antioch’s Taylor McCorriston
  • Firebaugh’s Paul Ruiz vs Fresno’s Ruben Trujillo
  • San Jose’s Andrew Valladarez vs Merced’s Martin Sandoval

“Tachi Palace Fights 13: Unfinished Business” will stream live on Those looking to attend the fights in person can pick up tickets starting at just $35. For more info call 1-866-4PALACE or go to

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