Olson Cuts to Bantamweight, Meets Gibson in TPF 12 Headliner
Casey Olson will battle Cody Gibson on March 9. | Photo: Jeff
veteran Casey Olson
will return to the cage after nearly two years on the shelf,
dropping to bantamweight to take on Cody Gibson
in the main event of Tachi
Palace Fights 12
Tachi Palace Entertainment Coordinator Jeremy
Luchau notified Sherdog.com of the development on Friday. TPF
12 takes place March 9 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in
Lemoore, Calif. “Second Coming” will also feature a featherweight
title defense from Georgi
Karakhanyan, as “Insane” squares off with Micah
A winner in six of his last seven outings, Olson is a Strikeforce
and Palace Fighting Championship veteran. Known as “The Underdog,”
the Californian owns eight of his 13 career wins by either knockout
or submission. Olson last competed in May 2010, outpointing
Klarcyk at TPF
Gibson, meanwhile, has been active in 2011, posting a 2-1 record
this year. “The Renegade” most recently fought at TPF 11,
falling by submission to Ulysses
Gomez in a failed attempt to capture the vacant TPF
bantamweight title. Prior to his loss to Gomez, however, Gibson
notched victories over Art Becerra
in May and current
UFC talent Walel
Watson in December.
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