Jackson’s MMA Series always brings the mixture of local talent that features rising prospects, established regional veterans and established stars in the making and the tenth installment of the series will be no different as the Jackson’s MMA Series X will be live on December 1st, 2012 inside Albuquerque’s Tingley Coliseum.
The undercard will be sure to deliver plenty of MMA action, satisfying the large crowd that flocks to the event. In the heart of the preliminary action, two bouts will be featured in the 125-pound flyweight weight class and the 155-pound lightweight weight class and both have barn burner written all over them.
Jackson’s MMA Series X – Ricky Esquibel vs Nick De Fiore
Jackson-Winklejohn fighter Ricky Esquibel (2-0 amateur) will be looking to continue his success in the amateur flyweight ranks. He is coming off a quick submission victory in his last bout at the Jackson’s MMA Series IX event held in September. The win would solidify Esquibel’s status as a fighter to watch out for heading into 2013 and another win before the year end would only raise his stock that much more.
Standing in the way of that plan will be Nick De Fiore (4-1 amateur) who will be making the trip from Aurora, Colorado. The 19-year old has stayed busy since starting his amateur career as he has amassed five fights since February of this year. He will be looking to break out into a new states regional scene and can do so in a very big way with a win over the Jackson-Winklejohn product.
In terms of the match up, Esquibel has shown how slick his ground game is submitting his last opponent in less than thirty seconds. While his ground game may be solid, it will be a surprise to no one if Esquibel also displays the impressive striking acumen that many from the gym showcase. De Fiore has proven to be well rounded as well, notching wins via submission, knockout and decision. His durability and finishing ability make him a dangerous match up and do not be surprised if this fight ends up being an early candidate for “Fight of the Night.”
Jackson’s MMA Series X – George Clynes vs Randy Ray Sanchez
After the flyweights scrap, two 155-pounders will enter the cage and while the flyweights may be a “Fight of the Night” candidate this one could very well be a “Knockout of the Night” candidate as George Clynes (3-1 amateur) representing the Jackson-Winklejohn gym takes on the very tough Randy Ray Sanchez (1-3 amateur).
Clynes is the kind of fighter you don’t want to see standing across the cage as his style of fighting is extremely dangerous for foes. With a very high percentage of finishing fights, Clynes is a tough draw for anyone and while Sanchez doesn’t possess an impressive record on paper, he sure does present a tough challenge inside the cage. Sanchez saw his lone amateur career victory come against a Jackson-Winklejohn fighter when he would best Armando Mendibles at a Shark Fight event.
While these fights may be on the undercard, fight fans should not miss these fights. Stay tuned to SWFight.com for more coverage and fight match up breakdowns.