ProMMAnow.com photographer Joey Krebs was on the scene in Lemoore, Calif., last Thursday night for Tachi Palace Fights 18. The event saw Poppies Martinez defeat Chris Culley via first round submission for the Tachi Featherweight Title in the main event. In the co-headliner Joe Soto claimed the vacant Tachi Bantamweight Title with a third round TKO over Jeremiah Labiano. Enjoy the pics.
It was a homecoming of sorts for the local prodigal son who returned to Lemoore, Calif., where his match was listed as the evening’s Tachi Palace Fights 18 co-headliner. The former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto (13-2) captured the Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight title at 135-pounds against Jeremiah Labiano through the doctor’s urgent stoppage of a bloodbath.
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