by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The “UG” has spoken and Tachi Palace Fights has decided to take action.
The popular mixed martial arts forum on MMA.tv, known to it’s followers as the “UG,” has been campaigning for months to get Tachi Palace Fights either a television deal or some sort of streaming so fans from across the country can watch the up-and-coming regional promotion.
Lemoore, Calif., based Tachi Palace Fights has opted to join forces with GoFightLive.tv to live stream Tachi Palace Fights 3: Champions Collide on Feb. 4.
“The Tachi Palace has had some memorable battles in the ring through the years and is well known as one of the best venues for seeing live MMA on the West Coast,” said GoFightLive CEO David Klarman. “We are excited and privileged to be broadcasting their upcoming show, which is another excellent card.”
Champions Collide will broadcast live in it’s entirety on Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) for $9.99.
In a build-up to Tachi Palace Fights 3, GoFightLive.tv will also stream Tachi Palace Fights 1: Most Wanted on Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) for FREE.
The Champions Collide weigh-in broadcast will also be live on Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) for free. Directly following the weigh-in, GoFightLive.tv will rebroadcast Tachi Palace Fights 2: Brawl in the Hall for $4.99.
In the main event, Cole Escovedo (14-4) tangles with Jeff Bedard (12-2) for the Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight title. In the co-main event, the Tachi Palace Fights featherweight title will be on the line when Isaac DeJesus (8-1) and Nam Phan (15-6) clash.
Tachi Palace Fights will be the site for the return of bantamweight Manny Tapia (10-3-1) and middleweight Hector Ramirez (8-3-1). Tapia takes on young, up-and-coming striker Michael McDonald (8-1) and Ramirez will meet seasoned veteran Anthony Ruiz (23-13).
Also in action is David Bollea, the nephew of professional wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan. Bollea (1-0), much like his uncle, is a grappling standout and trains in Las Vegas at Cobra Kai. Bollea takes on local striker Tim Denham (0-1). Sticking with the pro wrestling theme, Colton Toombs will make his professional debut. Toombs is the son of Rowdy Roddy Piper and will take on Art Becerra (0-1).
In other bouts:
- Dominique Robinson (4-3) vs. Gabe Ruediger (15-5)
- Zoila Frausto (4-0) vs. Jessica Rakoczy (0-1)
- Sergio Quinones (5-5) vs. Gabby Solorio (3-2)
- Phil Perez (7-5) vs. Anthony Figueroa (4-4)
- Mike Guidry (1-0) vs. Rafael Del Real (6-14)
- Phil Collins (7-5) vs. Mike Arellano (5-2)
- Nader Maghribi (0-0) vs. Matthew Jones (0-1)