UFC veteran Edgar Garcia (Pictured) will lock horns with Mike Moreno in a featured matchup at Tachi Palace Fights 8 “All or Nothing” on Feb. 18 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. Garcia replaces “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 semi-finalist Jesse Forbes, who withdrew from the event due to injury.
Garcia last appeared at a Latin American Fighter show in December, when he submitted Alejandro Velasquez with a second-round triangle choke in Mexico. The Arizona-based 26-year-old was released by the UFC following consecutive defeats to Brad Blackburn and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 finalist DaMarques Johnson. Garcia has secured seven of his eight career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Wins over Strikeforce veteran Waylon Kennell and former World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight title contender Hiromitsu Miura anchor his resume.
A WEC veteran, Moreno will carry a two-fight winning streak into the match. However, he has not fought since earning a unanimous decision over Gary Padilla under the War Gods banner nearly two years ago. Three of his six career appearances have ended inside one round.
Tachi Palace Fights 8 will feature title bouts in the middleweight and flyweight divisions, as Leopoldo Serao meets David Loiseau and Ulysses Gomez squares off with Darrell Montague. In addition, the world’s top-ranked flyweight, Jussier da Silva, will collide with Ian McCall.
Tachi Palace Fights 8 “All or Nothing”
Friday, Feb. 18
Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
TPF Middleweight Championship
Leopoldo Serao vs. David Loiseau
TPF Flyweight Championship
Ulysses Gomez vs. Darrell Montague
Jussier da Silva vs. Ian McCall
Edgar Garcia vs. Mike Moreno
Dominique Robinson vs. John Gunderson
C.J. Keith vs. Fabricio Camoes
Andrew Martinez vs. Doug Hunt
David Bollea vs. David Sierra
Collin Hart vs. Marty Hawley
Tyler Freeland vs. Diego Melendez
Kyle Griffin vs. Alan Jouban