California State Mixed Martial Arts finals at the Sheraton

November 29, 2011 No Comments

On December 3, Epic Fighting returns to the GFL Combat Sports Network live from the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, CA. for what promises to be Epic Fighting’s biggest and best show to date.


The 15-bout card is the culmination of much hard work as the hotly contested California State Mixed Martial Arts Finals are at hand. There’s no telling what will happen in this talent-laden pool of top amateurs. The best fighters from both Southern and Northern California will be competing to see who will be the stars of tomorrow.

Richard Parra

In one of the Co-main events, featherweight Richard Parra (6-4) will be facing Francisco Castro (5-3).


Parra trains at The Pit, world renown for being the home of the former UFC Champ

Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. Parra utilizes the     same style as Liddell as five of his six wins came by    way of KO or TKO.

U. S. Marine Sergeant Francisco Castro Photo: Jim Wyatt













Castro on the other hand, a U. S. Marine stationed at MCAS Miramar, is riding a four-fight win streak in which he prefers to grind it out and get the decision by breaking the will of his opponent. It’s expected the clash of styles will make for an interesting fight.



In another high profile match, a battle of unbeaten middleweights, Mike Flach (5-0) meets Lamar Reed (4-0). Flach is a well-rounded fighter with victories coming via KO and submission. The Millennia MMA trained athlete will need everything in his arsenal to defeat Reed.

For the short and stocky Reed, fighting out of Oakdale MMA’s Last Stand Fight Team, he’ll be looking to utilize his wrestling advantage which he has successfully used to shut down all of his previous opponents. The two-time All-American wrestler in college and finalist at the Greco Nationals will most likely go for a takedown early. Flach will have to be able to fight from his back which is something he’s capable of doing. The fight should be a barnburner.

Every weight class will be on the line including, flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight. That’s nine divisions, nine titles up for grabs in this the deepest amateur tournament in California history.

If you’re a fan of MMA, you’ll never find more bang for your buck. So, I suggest you either order the event on-line at or purchase your tickets early for the best seating at the Sheraton.

GFL now offers full access to over 5,000 fights for the low monthly price of $9.99. GFL, a pioneer in Internet sports broadcasting, has now broadcast over 1,100 live events with over 5,500 combat sports videos from 196 countries.  It’s especially proud to say they’ve now served over five million public viewers and have more than 250 combat sports related website affiliates in their network. GFL is also available on Roku, Android, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices.




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