Joe Soto, Chad George Cleared for Thursday’s Tachi Palace Fights 13 Main Event on Sherdog

By: Mike Whitman
May 9, 2012



Both Tachi Palace Fights 13 headliners hit their contracted marks at Wednesday’s weigh-ins, as Joe Soto and Chad George checked in at 135 and 134.6 pounds, respectively.

“Unfinished Business” takes place Thursday night at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., and streams live on Sherdog.com. In addition to Soto’s clash with George, the event will also feature a co-headlining contest for the vacant TPF bantamweight title between UFC veteran Ian Loveland (134.8) and Alexander Crispim (134.6).

Tachi Palace staple Poppies Martinez (159) will also compete at the event, squaring off with fellow Californian Tony Llamas (162.4). Meanwhile, welterweight prospect Chidi Njokuani (173.6) will lock up with John Reedy (170.6), and former TPF flyweight champion Darrell Montague (124.8) will meet Taylor McCorriston (125.2).

Sergio Cortez (151.6) and Art Arciniega (148.6) will also see action on Thursday night, as will Paul Ruiz (135) and Ruben Trujillo (134). Rounding out the draw will be a flyweight contest pitting Andrew Valladerez (125.2) against Martin Sandoval (124.6).

Tachi Palace Fights 13 “Unfinished Business” Weigh-In Results:
Joe Soto (135) vs. Chad George (134.6)

Tachi Palace Fights Bantamweight Championship
Ian Loveland (134.8) vs. Alexander Crispim (134.6)

Poppies Martinez (159) vs. Tony Llamas (162.4)
Sergio Cortez (151.6) vs. Art Arciniega (148.6)
Chidi Njokuani (173.6) vs. John Reedy (170.6)
Darrell Montague (124.8) vs. Taylor McCorriston (125.2)
Paul Ruiz (135) vs. Ruben Trujillo (134)
Andrew Valladerez (125.2) vs. Martin Sandoval (124.6)

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