Marez to Headline Primal MMA Inaugural Card
8/2/2007 Tijuana – Primal Mixed Martial Arts’ “The
Next Level” on August 11th will feature in its main event Chris “Monster” Marez (4-1), who is coming off
an impressive unanimous decision victory over Wesley
“Cabbage” Correira in Hawaii’s X-1 Extreme Fighting.
Marez, 6’2” 280 pounds, is a hungry fighter ready to
establish his name in the HW division.
In another featured bout, Team Quest fighter Jesse
Taylor (4-1) will take on WEC veteran Kenny Ento
(7-2). Taylor, a standout collegiate wrestler at Cal
State Fullerton, now trains at Team Quest’s camp in
Temecula, CA with the likes of Dan Henderson and
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. Should Ento take the fight
to the ground where he has submitted many of his
opponents, he might be surprised at the Jiu Jitsu of
Taylor who has been working with Vinincus Malghaes.
Also featured on the card is what is sure to be an
action packed featherweight bout between Shawn “Quiet Storm” Bias (11-4) and Primal MMA Auditions winner and local favorite Antonio Duarte (6-1). The always entertaining Bias, whose only loss at 145 came at the hands of Urijah Faber, is coming off a win at the
Palace Fight Championships in which he claimed the PFC Featherweight Championship.
Duarte, who trains at Entram Vale Todo Gym in Tijuana, impressed judges Urijah Faber and KJ Noons at the Primal Auditions on June 9th. At only 20 years of age Duarte will face his most difficult test yet in Bias.
Duarte will be representing the camp of talented
Mexican MMA fighters at Entram Gym, the epicenter of
MMA in Tijuana.
In other bouts:
155: Primal Audition winner Edgar “Motor” Osorio,
Oaxaca, Mexico (1-0) vs. Ryan “Bones” Bixler of
Undisputed Training Center, San Diego, CA (12-3)
170: Poppies “the Tachi Kid” Martinez, Lemoore, CA
(9-3) vs. Billy Terry, Taft, CA (2-3)
205: Primal Audition winner Jordan Clissold, San
Diego, CA (Pro Debut) vs. Alex Gooden, San Diego, CA
135: Kisack Monroy of Entram Vale Todo, Tijauna,
Mexico (Pro Debut) vs. TBA
155: Larry Jackson of City Boxing, San Diego, CA (Pro
Debut) vs. TBA
In naming their first event “the Next Level”, Primal
MMA has clearly signaled its intentions of presenting
the highest level of MMA competition yet to be seen in
Mexico. Doors open for the event at 7:00 PM with
action starting at 8:00 on Saturday August 11 at El
Foro - Jai Alai Palace, Tijuana, Mexico. The venue is
a $5 cab ride from the San Diego border.
For more information on this event and Primal Mixed Martial Arts visit www.primalmma.com.