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McCottrell and Gomez battle for featherweight supremacy at 559 Fights

SELMA, CALIF. – Two of the hottest young featherweight prospects in California will square off Saturday, May 18th in Fresno at the Rainbow Ballroom with 559 Fights gold on the line.


Coalinga 145-pound mixed martial artist Enoch McCottrell puts his 3-0 record on the line against Bakersfield’s Vince Gomez (3-0) in the main event of 559 Fights 72.


“I can’t think of two hotter fighters in the Valley right now,” 559 Fights president Jeremy Luchau said. “Both have an exciting style, like to finish fights and were easy choices to fight for our vacant title.”


In the co-main event, 559 Fights women’s Bantamweight champ Maritza Sanchez (5-6) puts her title on the line against Oakland’s Lindsay Scaturro (1-1).


Also featured on the card is a California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Light Heavyweight State Title fight between Ceres’ Gregory Morales (4-1) and Lancaster’s Chadricc Kindle (3-2).


“We have a lot of great fights on the top of this card. Everyone has enjoyed watching Maritza’s rise in MMA and it’s great to have both Gregory Morales and Chadricc back to fight for us as well,” Luchau said.


In total 17 bouts will be contested, including three grappling super fights.


“This is a loaded fight card, with 14 MMA and 3 grappling bouts,” Luchau said. “It’s been a real pleasure getting back to our roots and working with all the schools in the Valley for both grappling and MMA bouts.”


Also, back in action is Arroyo Grande middleweight Isaiah Hughes (5-1) who takes on Ridgecrest’s Joseph Gaceta and Merced middleweight Jaime LlamasTrevino (1-0) takes on Kerman’s David Marquez (0-2).


“Hughes has been a long-time fan-favorite at 559 Fights, as well as Gaceta. I’m really looking forward to seeing them get back in the cage,” Luchau said. “Also, Llamas-Trevino is someone to keep an eye on.”


In other bouts; Del Rey strawweight Angelic Pimentel makes her debut against Sacrament’s Oksana Ball (0-0), Sacramento middleweight Daniel Zaragoza (2-2) fights Bakersfield’s Adrian Silva (1-1-1), Wasco welterweight Troy Butler (3-2) takes on San Jose’s Aaron Armijo (2-0-1), Merced bantamweight Michael Gomez (0-2) battles Porterville’s Liovardo Garfias (1-0), Clovis lightweight Xavier Moreno (2-0) fights Kerman’s Hipolito Leon (1-3), Grover Beach featherweight Marvin Garcia (1-0) takes on Tracy’s Pedro Juarez (1-1), Fresno welterweight David Chacon (1-0) fights Los Angeles’ Eric Rush (0-0), Paso Robles lightweight Jeremy Covert makes his debut against Bakersfield’s Denny Stout (0-0), and Fresno heavyweight Larry Gonzales fights Kettleman City’s Juan Espinoza (0-0).


In grappling bouts; Adan Lozano of Parlier will meet up with Madera’s Kyle Mask, Parlier’s Alexzander Alvarado will grapple Madera’s Jorge Melchor and Selma’s Damian Gomez faces Porterville’s Brandon Cohea.


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