559 Fights returns to Fresno this Friday

Jun 12, 2014
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Fresno, Calif. – This Friday amateur mixed martial arts action returns to Valdez Hall in Fresno with 559 Fights.

Central California’s premier amateur fight promotion holds it’s 27th event and brings some of the best local MMA competition to downtown Fresno.

“We love being able to bring MMA to downtown Fresno and feature some of the best in local amateur talent,” 559 Fights President Jeremy Luchau said. “We are closing in on another sellout show, featuring three title fights and 28 of the best athletes in our area.”

Tickets for the 14-bout card start at just $20 and can be purchased at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office, Nutrishop Visalia and online at www.559fights.com.

VIP Table, Front Row and Sponsorship information please contact 559 Fights President Jeremy Luchau at 559-813-0307.

In the main event, Fresno featherweight James Spear (5-7-1) takes on Sacramento’s Joseph Morales (6-0-1) and in the co-main event Fresno welterweight Garret Marks (3-0) battles Visalia’s Armando Perez (4-1).

“We put together a pretty solid main and co-main event. A lot of people are talking about these two fights,” Luchau said. “But we also have a couple other fights on the card that could really headline in other card in the Valley this year.”

559 Fights Flyweight Champion Manuel Ruiz makes his return to action against San Bernardino’s Carlos Garcia. Ruiz will defend his title for the third time and carries a No. 2 State ranking and 7-0-1 record into the bout with Garcia (2-1, ranked No. 5).

“Ruiz is probably the hardest fighter to book fights for,” Luchau said. “I’m really pumped to see him get back into the cage and on short notice against a highly ranked fighter like Garcia.”

Also featured is a pair of featherweight showdown betweens the undefeated Selma prospect Archie Tovar (4-0) and Bakersfield’s Marcel Cyprian (5-1-1) and Farmersville’s Jesse Ledesma (3-1) and Parlier’s Juan Diaz (2-0).

“The featherweight class is loaded with talent right now. I think that we are displaying some of the best talent in the state right now,” Luchau said. “These guys have two losses against 14 wins between the four fighters. I’d say that’s a pretty talented group.”

In other bouts;

-Fresno bantamweight Anthony Martinez (0-1) vs. Visalia’s Aaron Warnke (2-1).

-Delano bantamweight Alex Renteria (0-0) vs. Selma’s Sam Fierro (0-0).

-Fresno welterweight Julio Lopez (2-0) vs. Modesto’s Jesus Lopez (0-0).

-Fresno featherweight Jimmy Ang (2-4) vs. Fresno’s Hugo Lopez (1-4).

-Fresno cruiserweight Tyler Benard (1-0) vs. San Leandro’s Amir Lacy (3-0).

-Fresno lightweight Bryant Franklin (1-0) vs. Visalia’s Fabian Luevano (2-3-1).

-Delano lightweight Jefferson Banaag (0-0) vs. Coalinga’s Domingo Ramirez (0-0).

-Escalon lightweight Steve Ronneberg (1-1) vs. Delano’s Chris Marron (0-0).

-Fresno middleweight Patrick Baker (0-0) vs. Kingsburg’s Julio Garcia (2-1).

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