Casey Olson will battle Cody Gibson on March 9. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood


WEC 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 Miller.

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 Shawn Klarcyk at TPF 4.

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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Kyle O’Reilly Embraces the Convergence of Pro Wrestling and MMA

  • 29 days ago
  • 8 views

Heading into his match with UFC veteran Matt Riddle, Kyle O'Reilly embraces the convergence of pro wrestling and MMA. read news >>

Chael Sonnen to Bellator: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 14 days ago
  • 167 views

Veteran MMA fighter Chael Sonnen has left UFC and signed a multiyear deal with Bellator, Damon Martin of Fox Sports reported Thursday. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani confirmed Martin's report. The 39-y read news >>

Breaking Down Cris Cyborg's UFC Headliner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 22 views

Cris "Cyborg" Justino is preparing to headline her first UFC event ever. Tyron Woodley and Dan Hardy break down her match-up with Lina Lansberg. read news >>

UFC Adds Veteran MMA Executive Mick Maynard, Promotes Sean Shelby

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced today the hiring of Mick Maynard as Vice President of Talent Relations. Maynard was president and owner of Houston-based Legacy Fighting Championship, an organization that helped launch read news >>

Dana White Denies Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez for UFC 205 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 162 views

Dana White on Tuesday squashed dreams of a Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez UFC 205 headliner... or did he? read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Meets Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 in Strawweight Defense

  • 7 days ago
  • 6 views

A second title fight has been added to UFC 205, and it’s full of consonants. Strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) will defend her belt for the fourth time when she meets Karolina Kowalkiewicz read news >>

UFC Fight Night 95 official weigh-in results: 'Cyborg' uses the extra pound, but headliner set

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s official (early) UFC Fight Night 95 fighter weigh-ins, and after much discussion earlier in the week, headliners Cristiane Justino and Lina Lans read news >>

'TUF 24' contestant Brandon Moreno in for Pettis, meets Louis Smolka at UFC Fight Night 96

  • 7 days ago
  • 20 views

Louis Smolka has had a busy day. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator 163 takes shape with Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis title headliner

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

The lineup is taking shape for November’s Bellator 163 event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Video replay: UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-ins with 'Cyborg' headliner in Brasilia

  • 7 days ago
  • 33 views

BRASILIA, Brazil – Check out a video replay of today’s ceremonial UFC Fight Night 95 fighter weigh-ins.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>