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
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.