UFC 147 is going down in Brazil this Saturday, but if you're in the Los Angeles area and you want to catch some live MMA cage fighting action, Pasadena will be the place to be. Savant Young re-ups his Proving Grounds MMA event with Proving Grounds 8. The CAMO sanctioned Proving Grounds 8 event will take place at the Fight Academy in Pasadena and has several exciting match ups in store!
Proving Grounds 8 will feature two undefeated ladies locking horns! The Fight Academy's own Crystal Lizama, one of the most feared women fighters in the Los Angeles area who's been ducked, dodged and avoided, finally gets another opponent in the fearless Brianna VanBuren (Team Antdawg). If you've never seen the ladies go at it in an MMA fight, let me just say it's Jerry Springer style but with real fighting skills. They go at it hard, and a lot of times harder than the men. I've seen several women fight in MMA and rarely if ever do they disappoint. One of these ladies will go home with their first loss. Who will it be? The feared, dodged, ducked and avoided Lizama, or the fearless VanBuren?
Another one of the MMA match ups to keep an eye on is James Puncel vs. Josh Mc Gavern. Josh Mc Gavern is one of the Fight Academy's young lions. Savant Young had trouble getting Mc Gavern an opponent. When the call was placed to The Vault MMA, owner Daniel Hernandez asked his fighters, "Who wants to fight at 155 at Proving Grounds 8 June 23?" Jame Puncel jumped at the opportunity and would not take no for an answer. At age 48, Puncel will try to show the world that age is just a number! Can an old, gritty, tough as nails MMA vet prevail, or will the young lion feast?
If that’s not enough, the Fight Academy's undefeated Jose Pinzon, will be taking on two-time NCAA wrestling champion and also undefeated Adin Duenas (Team Antdawg).
Chingasos MMA has been at several Proving Grounds MMA events in Pasadena and they've always been sold out and action packed. Make sure to get your tickets ASAP or you might be left standing in line. Check out a highlight video of Proving Grounds 7:
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the first fight goes on at 7 p.m. There will be live music put on by The Chosen Few Children, a full bar, and food by El Chavo Tacos. Special guest Antoni Hardonk will be in attendance and you never know who else will drop by.
As it stands, here is the full MMA fight card for Proving Grounds 8:
Josh Mc Gavern (Fight Academy) vs. James Puncell (The Vault MMA)
Chalton Benitez (Fight Academy) vs. Javier Garcia (Showdown MMA)
Jeff Lowzik (Fight Academy) vs.Ryan Castillo (Premium Fitness)
Avaran Fisher (Sanchez MMA) vs. Anthony Pinedo (The Sweat Shop)
Josef Stillinger (Fight Academy) vs. Oliver Kaufmann (Dynamix MMA)
Jose Pinzon (Fight Academy) vs. Adin Duenas (Team Antdawg)
Crystal Lizama (Fight Academy) vs. Brianna VanBuren (Team Antdawg)
You can purchase your tickets online at www.FightAcademyMMA.com or you can get to Proving Grounds 8 early, and take your chances at the door.