Headlined by featherweight champion Georgi
Karakhanyan’s first title defense against Micah Miller,
TPF 12 takes place March 9 at the promotion’s home base in Lemoore,
Calif. Broadcast plans have yet to be announced, but the event is
expected to stream online.
An NCAA Division I champion at 157 pounds, Jenkins had a successful
MMA debut at TPF 11 in December, when he forced fellow neophyte
Williams to submit to first-round ground-and-pound. Jenkins,
23, spent three years wrestling at Penn State before moving to
Arizona State for his 2011 title run. After finishing his
collegiate career, the Virginia native took up training at
American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla.
Gomez holds a professional record of 2-3 and has not competed since
October 2009. The 24-year-old Southern Californian was slated to
face Russian fighter Max
Martyniouk at M-1 Challenge 30 in December, but that bout was
scrapped at the last minute for reasons unknown.
Huckaba, 37, hasn’t fought at the Tachi Palace since January 2009,
when he fell by TKO to Lavar Johnson
at a Palace Fighting Championship event. The former Gladiator
Challenge champion has gone 6-1 since then, and enters the bout on
a five-fight winning streak.
Wilson went 3-1 in 2011, the lone loss coming via first-round TKO
in his most recent outing against Justin
Frazier at Bellator 52. The 39-year-old, who also fights out of
Millennia MMA, has recorded all nine of his career wins via