Poppies Martinez, Chris Culley Cleared for Featherweight Title Headliner at TPF 18

By Mike Whitman Feb 6, 2014
Poppies Martinez and Chris Culley will battle for featherweight gold. | Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com



Poppies Martinez and Chris Culley will square off as expected in the main event of TPF 18 , as both featherweight title contenders hit their marks at Wednesday’s pre-fight weigh-ins.

Martinez tipped the scales at 144.6 pounds, while Culley checked in slightly lighter at 143.8. TPF 18 takes place Thursday evening from the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., and streams live and free on Sherdog.com.

Another vacant title will be up for grabs in the evening’s co-main event, as former Bellator champion Joe Soto meets Jeremiah Labiano for the Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight championship. Soto weighed in at 134.8 pounds ahead of his clash with Labiano, who just made the divisional limit of 135 pounds.

A middleweight showdown between Randall Wallace (182.8) and Joey Cabezas (185.6) is also slated for the event, as is a lightweight collision between Cain Carrizosa (154.6) and Chris Quitiquit (155.4). Additionally, Andrew Martinez (202.8) will tangle with William Johnson (203.8) at light heavyweight, while Carl Seumanutafa (260.4) and Jack May (254.6) lock horns in a battle of big men.

TPF 18 Weigh-In Results:

Poppies Martinez (144.6) vs. Chris Culley (143.8)
Joe Soto (134.8) vs. Jeremiah Labiano (135)
Randall Wallace (182.8) vs. Joey Cabezas (185.6)
Cain Carrizosa (154.6) vs. Chris Quitiquit (155.4)
Andrew Martinez (202.8) vs. William Johnson (203.8)
Carl Seumanutafa (260.4) vs. Jack May (254.6)
Luis Gonzalez (124.6) vs. Damon Wood (125.4)
Benny Vinson (127) vs. Alex Sandoval (125.4)
Alex Perez (126) vs. Eloy Garza (125)
Alex Rojas (136) vs. Thomas Vasquez (135.4)

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