Crown Fighting Championship III

Saturday – May 28th, 2005 in Rosarito Beach, Baja - Mexico

“Corona Plaza Hotel” in Rosarito Beach will host CFC’s third and latest production to include for its first time a combined card of both MMA and Muay Thai (K-1 rules) fights.

Featured bouts will pit some of the most exciting fighters from both sides of the border.

Confirmed this last week leading to Memorial Day weekend in Rosarito, recently crowned Total Combat champion Alex Garcia (Reto Maximo veteran fighting out of Brawley Combat Club and beating Lion’s Den KOTC champion Joe Hurley in his last outing) will face Stacy Hakes (Reto Maximo and XCF veteran fighting out of American Freestyle Fighting in Arizona) in the main event MMA bout of the night. Stacy has gained a solid reputation for fighting the toughest competition in his class including Ray Steinbeiss, Mike Seal, and Edwin Aguilar.

Fernando Hernandez (trained by his uncle Pedro “Pit Bull” Fernandez, Mexico’s Heavyweight Muay Thai Champion and 2X K-1 USA veteran) is rapidly establishing himself as one of Mexico’s top heavyweights. He will face San Diego’s own sensational fighter Justin Carver fighting out of Beltran’s Boxing Zone.

Chris Lopez (representing L. A. Boxing Gym) will step up to take Mike “El Verdugo” Seal’s place (KOTC veteran and Reto Maximo’s Super Fight Champion) to face Ensenada’s champion Pedro Bio in a “No Blinking Allowed” matchup. Seal had to be pulled from the card do to a knee injury suffered in his last match past weekend in Las Vegas, NV.

Angel Santibañez (Reto Maximo MMA veteran from Ensenada’s Power Gym) will follow up on his recent victory obtaining the State of Baja Amateur Kick Boxing title, to hold his first pro Muay Thai bout versus undefeated Gabriel Medina fighting out of Pit Bull Gym in Tijuana.

Eric Osorio, yet another outstanding Kick Boxer out of Pit Bull’s, will face the talented Dave Penuala representing the highly regarded LA Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, CA.

Joey Alvarado (KOTC and CFC veteran out of La Raza MMA / Machado Jiu-Jitsu) will honor his pending matchup versus also CFC veteran Tony Garcia (representing the prestigious Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu and Chute Boxe USA camps) in Beverly Hills, CA. Both fighters are very well rounded… expected to be among the most exiting bouts of the night.

Chuck Costello (head of American Freestyle Fighting team in Lake Havasu, AZ) will have his second MMA showing when he faces always game Josh Tamsen (representing Tangaloo Fight Team) in Tijuana. Costello, also a fight promoter, seems unable to stand still and decided to give it a shot stepping up to the pro fight arena. Chuck will once again donate his purse this time to help friend and fighter Santino De Franco, who has recently been diagnosed with a brain aneurism.

Justin Jorgensen (out of Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu & Chute Boxe USA team) will make his MMA debut facing John Lopez (L.A. Boxing representant) who will have his brother Chris Lopez both coaching him as well as fighting later in the card.

Manuel Villegas (CFC veteran fighting out of local Mexico MMA team) faces promising talent in Balam Reyes making his debut out of Temecula, CA.

Andre Galarde fighting out of San Diego MMA is also scheduled to take action in this MMA & Muay Thai card.

Fight card subject to change*

Larry Landless acting as Official Referee.
Benjamin Sandoval, MD Ring Doctor
What: Crown Fighting Championship – III / MMA & Muay Thai (K-1 Rules) card.
Where: “Corona Plaza Hotel” in Rosarito Beach, Baja – Mexico
When: Saturday – May 28th. 2005
Tickets: $20.00 & $25.00 dollars
Time: Fight Card to start at 7:30 PM
Hotel reservations & general info:
Crown Fighting Championship is sanctioned by:
The State Association of Pankration Athlima in Baja, Mexico