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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 2:20 am

Twenty men, ten fights, twenty pairs gloves - and one cage.

For the 27th time, the World Fighting Federation is showcasing some of the most impressive up-and-coming talent in the competitive world of mixed martial arts. Amateur and professional, fighters from across Arizona, Texas and Mexico have come to Tucson to square off against one another at the AVA Amphitheater at Casino Del Sol Resort.

 Among the fighters, nearly ten come from or train in the greater Tucson area – though all are excited to showcase their skills in front of hundreds of excited fans. While watching mixed martial arts on the television set is fun, little compares to the cage side excitement of live MMA.

WFF founder and matchmaker Thom Ortiz said he was extremely excited for WFF 27 and that the competitors could each have a potential future in larger promotions, something he hopes to one day see.

“They’ve done everything professional,” he said. “They’ve got their medicals in on time, and everyone’s ready to go. Every fight is going to be a great fight…These guys are warriors, and it’s an honor to have them step in to the cage for us”

Tickets range from $20 for lawn seats to $100 for VIP, and alcohol will be available for purchase. For tickets, visit www.buyfighttickets.com. The fights begin at 7:30 p.m. today, April 16. If you are unable to make it to the fight, World Fighting Federation offers a purchasable streaming service of the fights for $9.99, found at www.wffmma.com

-- Full Fight Card –

Sergio Gonzalez

Yuma United MMA/Yuma

0-3

Bantamweight

Greg “McGanja” Edwards

Northside BJJ/Tucson

Amateur Debut

Bantamweight

Taylor Walters

Tempe

1-0

Lightweight

Chris Henderson

The MMA Lab/Glendale

Amateur Debut

Lightweight

Raul Nava

Torres Dojo/Phoenix

5-4

Heavyweight

Callum Antone

Tucson

1-0

Heavyweight

Allan “Big Snacks” Cater

Briggs Academy of Martial Arts/El Paso

Amateur Debut

Middleweight

Deon “The Merciless” Clash

ToroTech MMA/Tucson

0-3

Middleweight

Josue Rodriguez

Ichinoe Dojo/Mexicali, México

3-2

136 lb Catchweight

Adam “Kid Solo” Ortiz

Maxx Force MMA/Tucson

4-3

136 lb Catchweight

Timmy “Two Tone” Landess

Team Driven/Scottsdale

Pro Debut (Amateur 2-6)

Middleweight

Sam “Leumas” Compton

Tucson’s Undisputed/Tucson

Pro Debut (Amateur 3-2)

Middleweight

Derrick “The Sheriff” Brown

Team Driven/Scottsdale

0-1

150 lb Catchweight

Magic Mike Hamel

The MMA Lab/Gilbert

Pro Debut (Amateur 3-1)

150 lb Catchweight

Isaac Camarillo

Yuma

Pro Debut (Amateur 2-0)

Flyweight

 

Brandon “The Baby Assassin” Moreno

Entram Gym & Fight Ready/Tijuana, Mexico

6-2

Flyweight

Jeff Anderson

Neutral Corner/Tucson

Pro Debut (Amateur 4-4)

Welterweight

Joel Champion

Apex Mixed Martial Arts/Tucson

2-0

Weltweight

Nicholas “Cobra” Salantri

Golden Cobra Snakepit USA, Ultimate HB, Prescott HB/Prescott

0-2

175 lb Catchweight

Raymond “The Truth” Pina

Independent MMA/Tucson

6-2

175 lb Catchweight

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