MMA Junkie Reports:
– 8-1-0 MMA Record
– 8 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Dave Terrel, Chidi Njokuani, Jamie Fletcher
– 8-7-1 MMA Record
– 2 Fight Losing Streak
– Notable Wins: Crafton Wallace, Brett Cooper, Rick Legere
Former Tachi Palace Fights welterweight champion, Phil Collins has withdrawn from his fight with Waachiim Spiritwolf at TPF 9 due to “personal reasons”. Wand Fight Team member, Jorge Lopez has been chosen to replace Collins at the event. Tachi Palace Fights 9 takes place on May 5th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.
Since dropping a split decision to Nick Rossborough in his MMA debut, Jorge Lopez has won his last eight fights. Three of his eight victories have come by way of TKO stoppages.
Waachiim Spiritwolf will make his Tachi Palace Fights debut after fighting for Strikeforce in his last two fights. He most recently fought DREAM welterweight champion Mariusz Zaromskis, but the bout was called a no contest after just six seconds when Spiritwolf was poked in the eye and was unable to continue.
Spiritwolf is also booked to face Jaime Jara at Bellator 35 on March 5th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.