Valley Strong Ballpark in Visalia will be the site as 559 Fights closes out its summer series of fights on Saturday, July 29.
The country’s top amateur mixed martial arts promotion will do so with a bang, as five title fights will be on the line in front of the My53TV cameras at one of the Valley’s top venues.
In the main event, double gold will be on the line. 559 Fights Lightweight Champion Blake DeCourcy (5-0) will defend his title and also compete for the recently vacated 155-pound CAMO State title against Exeter’s Dorian Hale (3-1).
“This might stack up to be the most explosive fight card we’ve had so far this year,” said Jeremy Luchau, CEO of 559 Fights. “DeCourcy and Hale is a huge main event, coupled with the three other title fights and our Middleweight Tournament opening round.”
An interim 559 Fights Flyweight title will co-headline this highly anticipated event, as Parlier’s George Burgos (3-1) fights Salinas Jeffrey Bonilla (5-0). The winner will fight for double gold in September at 559 Fights #100 against current state champion Javier Torres (5-1).
“We’ve been known as a hotbed for flyweights since our inception,” Luchau said. “I think we’ve had the very best flyweights in the country fight for us and this group continues that tradition.”
In the co-feature fights of the night, Lindsay’s Mark Felix (6-4) makes his return to action against the State’s top featherweight Ramon Cornejo (6-1) for the vacant State Title and it will be bantamweight gold on the line as well, as Sanger’s Isaiah Munoz (2-1) fights Bakersfield’s Julio Larrave (2-2).
In the first leg of the middleweight tournament, Bakersfield’s Pedro Trujillo (3-2) battles American Canyon’s Andrew Priolo (5-4) and Fresno’s Larry Zavala (2-0) fights Hanford’s Giovanni Ascencio (2-1).
The winners in the middleweight tournament will compete in September for the 185-title.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; fights start at 7 p.m.
The venue, which is also home to the Visalia Rawhide Baseball Club, is at 300 N. Giddings St., Visalia.
For more information or to get tickets, visit www.559fights.com (http://www.559fights.com/)