The World Fighting Federation returns to Tucson on March 2nd 2013
In the Tucson area mixed martial arts has a developed a loyal and extensive fan base. With many high
profile fighters training and competing out of the Tucson area, enthusiasts have shown great support for
Arizona based MMA athletes at both the local and mainstream levels of the sport.
The organization leading the way in Tucson has long been The World Fighting Federation. Establishing
themselves as the premier MMA promotion in Arizona the staff of the WFF have developed a reputation
for putting on stunning shows.
Those shows have electrified crowds time and time again at the Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater of
the breathtaking Casino Del Sol. The AVA has long been the home of the WFF and local fight fans know
when the promotion comes to town that they are in for an explosive night of MMA action.
With that in mind many fans are counting the days leading up to the WFF’s return to Tucson on March
2nd 2013. Match maker and WFF CEO Thom Ortiz is working hard to put together the type of fights
he has built his reputation on and he has recently released the news that his main event fighters have
signed on the dotted line.
Arizona fight fans are no stranger to the main event combatants who will go to war in the finale of the
next WFF event. Longtime Arizona MMA staple and Tucson fan favorite Eddie Arizmendi Jr. will return to
the WFF cage to challenge UFC veteran and current WFF middleweight champion Edgar Garcia.
Both fighters are well known for their lethal skills inside the cage and both men have reputations as
being finishers. Arizmendi carries a record of 15-6 with 13 of his victories coming by way of knockout or
submission. In the other corner on March 2nd the champion Garcia will bring a record of 11-3 with ten
of his wins coming by way of knockout or submission.
That is a stunning combination of 23 finishes between their 26 victories as a duo. The quick math on that
tells fight fans they better not blink. The last time each man fought inside the WFF cage both of their
bouts ended in the first round, and to take that a step further neither of their bouts lasted longer than a
Arizmendi trains out of Apex MMA with some of Tucson’s top fighters who compete at the highest levels
of the sport. Garcia trains out of the Arizona Athletic Club in Yuma and also at times at the MMA Lab of
Glendale which is home to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.
They have ties to some of the sport’s most elite athletes and it shines through when they compete.
Thom Ortiz has brought together two of the Arizona desert’s most exciting middleweights to compete
for fans that have celebrated their careers over many years. Now they finally meet inside the WFF cage.
Their ability and experience are a combination that guarantees nothing short of mesmerizing fireworks
to cap off what should be another stellar event at the Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater.
The last time the Thom and Brandy Ortiz brought the WFF to Tucson not one fight went to the Judge’s
decision. This next event on March 2nd is already shaping up as another barn burner thanks to fights like
March can’t come quick enough.