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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Nor Cal Combat hits the road for eighth showing

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  • While the Butte County Fairgrounds has been fundamental in establishing Orsua & Byrne’s Nor Cal Combat into one of the hottest amateur mixed martial arts promotions in the North State, expansion has been the ultimate goal from the beginning, according to NCC spokesperson Adam Sharrock. Nor Cal Combat will hit the road for its eighth episode and make its way to Orland at the Glenn County Fairgrounds tomorrow night. “It was always in the cards to take the show on the road,” Sharrock said. “Expansion was always the end game for us.” “We've had seven events in a row in Gridley, so it was definitely time to try it in other areas." John Orsua, co-owner of the promotion, is an Orland native and has many ties to the community. Orsua, a former fighter himself, has been an Orland wrestling coach for nearly a decade. Headlining the event is Biggs’ Johnny Terry (2-3). Terry was awarded a title fight against the former Flyweight champ, Cody Walsh, after his performance at NCC VI. But after Walsh was injured prior to NCC VII forcing him to relinquish his title, and two other opponents dropped from the card, Terry was named the interim NCC Flyweight champion. Now with the title in hand, Johnny Terry will defend it against Team KO’s Anthony Torres at NCC VIII. The winner of this contest will be crowned the Undisputed Flyweight Champion. Torres, an Exeter native, holds a record of 4-1 and has won his last three fights. He trains at the same camp as current Featherweight Champion Edgar Loza. Loza had an impressive win against Jarred Allen at NCC VI to win the title in just 30 seconds. “It'll be a doozy,” commented Sharrock. “Its one of the fights I'm looking forward to.” “Johnny was robbed of a fight at NCC VII, and I'm sure he's chomping at the bit to get back in the cage and turn that interim title into an undisputed title. He'll have a tall task ahead of him, but he'll deliver as he always does.” Leading up to the main event, another title fight has been scheduled to take place. After a victory over Dakota Sisk at NCC VII, Idrees Wasi earned a shot at the Middleweight title fight. Wasi (4-5-2) will take on the 1-0 Hector Saldana out of Hemet, CA to crown the very first Nor Cal Combat Middleweight Champion. NCC VIII will also host its second female fight ever. This fight will also crown the very first female bantamweight champion. Bryanna Fissori, a Corning native, will make her way from Hawaii to face Susanville’s Auttumn Jordan. “Both of these women look to make history and will definitely bring a top notch fight to a very deserving crowd in Orland,” Sharrock stated. Also on the card, a newcomer from Biggs—Team Byrne’s Michael Plasencia. He will take on another newcomer in Donny Barberie at the Lightweight division. Team Byrne’s Deniko Sisk will also fight tomorrow night. His opponent is Sam Gifford (2-1). Gridley’s Kevin Ford is scheduled to take on newcomer Mike Lapizco. NCC VIII will also have new, dynamic coverage for the first time in the promotion's history. G3 Media will be covering the event live from Orland with commentary and online streaming. Keeping up with the Nor Cal Combat tradition, this will be a night to remember. The complete card is available at the CAMO website and is subject to change. Tickets can be purchased at the Butte County Fairgrounds by calling (530) 846-3626, or online at norcalcombat.com.
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