- PHIL BARONI HEADS PALACE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

September 5, 2008
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Palace Fighting Championship on Thursday announced the full line-up for its Sept. 26 event at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The main event features Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride veteran Phil Baroni squaring off with popular Mexican fighter Olaf Alfonso.

The fight will be Baroni’s third since making the move down to the 170-pound division following a three-fight skid in his last three middleweight bouts. He has defeated both of his opponents thus far at welterweight.

Alfonso is a popular fighter in Lemoore area, winning his two most recent bouts. He is trying to stay on track following a six-fight nosedive spanning most of 2005-2007.

PFC 10 also features three title bouts. Shawn Klarcyk defends his bantamweight bet from Brandon Miller. Brian Cobb makes the first defense of his belt against Lance Wipf in the lightweight division. In a battle for the vacant welterweight title, Bryan Travers faces Jeremiah Metcalf.

-Phil Baroni vs. Olaf Alfonso
-Shawn Klarcyk vs. Brandon Miller
-Brian Cobb vs. Lance Wipf
-Bryan Travers vs. Jeremiah Metcalf
-Antonio Banuelos vs. Bryan Goldsby
-David Mitchell vs. David Suarez
-Chris Botelho vs. Anthony Bivins
-Poppies Martinez vs. Sergio Cortez
-Dustin Akbari vs. Bill Theofanopoulos
-Joe Soto vs. Brandon Jinnies
-Lavar Johnson vs. Vince Lucero
-Elvis Franco vs. Mike Craddock
-Joey Cabezas vs. Billy Terry
-Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Derek Thornton
-Chad Mendes vs. Giovanni Encarncacion
-Luis Gonzales vs. Elbert Randle

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