Tachi Palace Fights 18 will go down tonight at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. You can catch the entire event streamed live and free in the video above. The event will begin streaming at 9 PM ET.
The event features two title fights in the Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions. In the main event of the evening, the Featherweight title is on the line when Poppies Martinez takes on Chris Culley. In the co-main event, former Bellator Featherweight champion, Joe Soto, takes on Jeremiah Labiano for the vacant Bantamweight title. All of the fighters made weight yesterday, so the bouts are official for tonight.
Poppies Martinez is returning to Tachi Palace Fights after a one fight stint in Bellator. Martinez lost to Brandon Girtz by armbar in the first round at Bellator 102. Now, four months later, he has the opportunity to claim the Featherweight championship for Tachi Palace Fights. Chris Culley is currently on a five fight winning streak and will be making his Tachi Palace Fights debut tonight.
Joe Soto is on a three fight winning streak, including two inside Tachi Palace Fights, but only fought once in 2013. Now he looks to start 2014 off with a bang by defeating Labiano for the Bantamweight championship tonight. Jeremiah Labiano is on a four fight winning streak, all of which came by finishes, and is looking to add Soto to his victim’s list.