Darrell Montague makes his first title defense on Aug. 5. | Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com
A flyweight title bout is in the works for Tachi Palace Fights 10, as Darrell Montague will likely defend his 125-pound strap against Ian McCall at the event.
Sherdog.com has confirmed with a source close to the negotiations that verbal agreements are in place for bout. The news was first reported Thursday by ULTMMA.com. The event goes down Aug. 5 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.
Montague rides a six-fight win streak into his showdown with McCall. The 23-year-old “Mongoose” won the title in his most recent bout, dominating reigning champion Ulysses Gomez over five rounds at Tachi Palace Fights 8. Montague holds a perfect 3-0 record in Tachi Palace competition and owns four of his nine career wins by knockout.
McCall has gone a perfect 3-0 since posting a 1-2 record in the WEC as a bantamweight. “Uncle Creepy” debuted with Tachi Palace Fights in February, earning a unanimous decision over then-top-ranked flyweight Jussier da Silva. McCall would follow that victory with a dominant performance on May 6, as the Californian battered the previously unbeaten Dustin Ortiz en route to a unanimous nod at TPF 9.