Category Archives: 559 Fights

559 Fights brings 50th event to Visalia

559 Fights brings 50th event to Visalia 559 Fights brings 50th event to Visalia VISALIA, Calif. – When 559 Fights first opened it’s cage doors to amateur mixed martial artist in 2012 the vision was simple – grow and develop local talent. On Friday, September 2 at the Visalia Convention Center the locally-grown and operated MMA promotion will host it’s 50th event. “When Joey (Perez), Mots (Jon Motsenbocker) and I sat down and started the idea of 559 Fights, we knew that this day would come,” said 559 Fights president Jeremy Luchau. “Our goal from the beginning was not to have the biggest, brightest, fanciest, but rather to be the most consistent and give more opportunities for young, local amateurs to compete.” Since 2012 559 Fights has hosted the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization State Championships, Northern California Regional Championships twice and had hundreds...

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559 Fights this Saturday in Visalia, Calif.

De Leon steps in to challenge Marks for 559 Fights gold     VISALIA, Calif. – Undefeated 559 Fights Welterweight Champion Garrett Marks will put his title on the line Saturday at Visalia’s Holiday Inn against Visalia’s own Jonathan De Leon. De Leon stepped in on short notice after an injury forced Farmersville’s Jeffrey Lewis from the fight. Tickets start at just $20 and can be purchased at Nutrishop Visalia on Mooney Blvd. in the InShape City parking lot. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and fights start at 7. “It was unfortunate that Lewis was injured, but I was really excited when Jonathan decided to move up in weight and take the fight to keep it a local fight,” said 559 Fights President Jeremy Luchau. “De Leon fights locally at Vitruvian Fight and Fitness and they’re an up-and-coming gym with some great talent. It was...

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Cantu, James headline 559 Fights return to The Big Fresno Fair

Cantu, James headline 559 Fights return to The Big Fresno Fair     FRESNO, Calif. – 559 Fights will once again drop it’s cage on the infield of The Big Fresno Fair Horse Track for one of the largest amateur mixed martial arts event of the year on Sunday, October 5. Kerman’s Leo Cantu faces Fresno’s Jesse James in one of the biggest amateur showdowns of the season. Cantu (10-3-1) is the No. 1 ranked Light Heavyweight in the state and has been one of the veteran’s of the amateur circuit and faces the No. 2 ranked Middleweight in the state in James (5-1), who moves up a weight class to test himself. “As 559 Fights has grown, so has the talent pool within Central California,” said 559 Fights President Jeremy Luchau. “This is our 30th event in less than three years and for us to...

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Solorio defends 559 Fights strap in Fresno

Solorio defends 559 Fights strap in Fresno FRESNO, Calif. – Evan Solorio makes his long-awaited return to the 559 Fights cage on Friday, July 18th in Fresno at Valdez Hall. The current 559 Fights Lightweight Champion defends his amateur mixed martial arts title in the main event of a 15-bout, fight-card against San Jose’s Luis Vargas. “Each time out our fight cards continue to get stronger and stronger as the talent level in the Central Valley continues to grow,” 559 Fights President Jeremy Luchau said. “Solorio is one of the most popular champions we’ve ever had, but has missed some time with an injury. I know everyone is as excited as I am to see him compete again.” Tickets for this event start at just $20 and can be purchased at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office, Nutrishop Visalia or www.559fights.com. VIP Table and Front Row seating...

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HR’s FIGHTS OF THE WEEK

      FIGHTERS LOOKING TO MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–   HARD KNOCKS 37 – June 13 09:00 PM ET (GFL.TV) Zach Snyder (1-0) Canuckles MMA VS Chris Gomez (0-0) Wand Fight Team Gomez ended his amateur career as the TUFF-N-UFF Lightweight Champion defending the Title one time. Snyder ended his amateur career as a Hard Knocks and Rage Fighting Series Featherweight Champion.   LEGACY FC 31 – June 13 10:00 PM ET (AXS TV) Bubba Bush (7-2) Brazos Valley MMA VS Alfonso Gonzales (6-0) Northwest Elite Bush was set to fight Roger Narvaez but was canceled due to Narvaez getting the call to the UFC. Bush now will defend his Middleweight Title versus Alfonso Gonzales. Gonzales fighting out of Tacoma Washington comes into this fight with 3 KO/TKO, 2 Submissions & 1 Decision since joining the pro ranks. Winner of multi...

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559 Fights returns to Fresno this Friday

559 Fights returns to Fresno this Friday   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...

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559 Fights returns to Fresno June 13 at Valdez Hall

   Three titles on the line June 13 for 559 Fights in Fresno   FRESNO, Calif. – Three 559 Fights Titles are on the line Friday, June 13 in Fresno at Valdez Hall. In the main event, Fresno’s James Spear takes on Sacramento’s Joseph Morales for the newly vacant Featherweight Championship. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Tickets for the 14-bout, amateur mixed martial arts 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. “This is a main event where both fighters are looking for some redemption,” Luchau explained. “Spear was disqualified in his last title fight and wants to show the Valley what he is really all about. Meanwhile, Morales is fighting for the first time in over a year after...

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Arreola steps up to 170 pounds to challenge McClain for 559 title

Arreola steps up to 170 pounds to challenge McClain for title   VISALIA, Calif. – The build up for 559 Fights Friday in Visalia was one for the record books, pitting two of the top local amateur mixed martial artist against each other in a championship showdown. But when an injury forced 559 Fights Lightweight Champion Evan Solorio (5-2) to withdraw, former Featherweight Champion Alberto Arreola was forced to make some big decisions for his return to Visalia Rawhide Stadium. “I had some options on which direction to go. I could have sat out and waited for Evan, I could have fought some lesser opponents possibly, but ultimately I’m here to challenge myself,” said Lemoore’s Arreola, who carries an 11-0 record into Friday’s fights. “Fighters get hurt, it’s part of the game. I’m not always 100 percent healthy, but I’m doing this for the experience and to...

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James, Hernandez look to defend 559 Fights straps

James, Hernandez look to defend 559 Fights straps FRESNO, Calif. – A pair of 559 Fights amateur mixed martial arts champions will make their return to the cage on Friday, April 4 in Fresno at the Fresno Convention Center. Middleweight title-holder Jesse James of Fresno headlines the 13-bout card in his first title defense against Fresno’s Garrett Marks (2-0) “James is one of the most talented competitors in the state right,” said 559 Fights president Jeremy Luchau. “He’s not only the 559 Fights champion at 185 pounds, but also ranked No. 1 in the state and winner of last year’s state tournament. It’s an honor to have a guy like that representing your promotion.” 559 Fights tickets start at just $20 and can be purchased at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office or online at www.559fights.com. VIP Table and Front Row packages are also available, call 559-813-0307 for more information....

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559 Fights 13 Results

559 Fights 13  5/11/13 Steven Robinson def David Aninio via SUB RD2 @1:24 Chance Warnock def Christopher Gonzales via SUB RD1 @0:33 Jose Urbina def Tyrell Mayfield via SUB RD1 @1:13 Eric Diaz def Devon Chavez via KO RD2 @0:31 Christopher Gottschall def Anthony Ornelas via UD Stephen Sandoval def Cody McClour via UD Anthony torres def Hector Contreras via UD Edwin godinho def Fabian Luevano via  TKO RD1 @1:57 Joseph Morales def J.j. Madrid via  SUB RD1 @1:31 Alejandro Valencia def Andrew Skyers via  TKO RD1 0:20 Manuel Ruiz def Ronald Henderson via UD...

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