Tachi Palace Fights logoTachi Palace Fights is moving swiftly to fill its newly vacant bantamweight title. Casey Olson faces Francisco Rivera at Tachi Palace Fights 13 on May 10 in Lemoore, Calif.

The bantamweight championship was wrapped around Ulysses Gomez’s waist, but the now-former champion vacated the belt to move down to the flyweight division, according to Tachi Palace official Jeremy Luchau.

The Olson vs. Rivera bout headlines Tachi Palace Fights 13.

Olson (14-3) is currently riding a three-fight winning streak. A popular fighter in Northern California, Olson most recently defeated Cody Gibson at TPF 12 in March. His most recent loss was about two years ago to Eddie Yagin, who will next fight at UFC 145 in April.

Rivera (7-2) is a UFC veteran. He lost to Reuben Duran at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, but has since rebounded with back-to-back victories over Brad McDonald and Antonio Duarte under the Tachi banner.

A middleweight bout pitting Steve Ramirez vs. Mickey Martinez also dons the TPF 13 fight card.

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

Related News

Video: Watch the fight that earned Anthony Johnson a UFC title shot

  • 28 days ago
  • 27 views

Later this month, Anthony Johnson fights for the vacant UFC light-heavyweight title. Check out the fight that got him there.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Chris Weidman%26#x2019;s goal is simple: to be the best ever (Yahoo Sports)

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

From Yahoo Sports: The UFC middleweight champ, who fights Vitor Belfort on Saturday, isn’t fazed by his opponent’s PED history. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 66: Fights to make for the main card fighters

  • 15 days ago
  • 8 views

Tim B takes a look at who the UFC Fight Night 66 main card combatants should meet in their next bouts. UFC Fight Night 66 is in the books, and the top three fights were all pretty one-sided. That did read news >>

TFC 5-on-5 Fights Look Out of Control and Dangerous

  • 19 days ago
  • 93 views

Warning: Video contains violent images (blood).If you're a fan of back-alley brawls, Team Fighting Championship might be for you.No, seriously. The organization's website calls it "a new approach to  read news >>

KSW 31: Materla vs. Drwal results and live discussion

  • 9 days ago
  • 11 views

KSW 31 takes place this afternoon in Gdansk, Poland, and features a pair of title fights, as well as the return of Mariusz Pudzianowski. Poland's KSW will return for their second event in 2015 on Sat read news >>

The MMA Hour - 282 - Henri Hooft

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

Henri Hooft previewed Anthony Johnson & Vitor Belfort's respective title fights this weekend at UFC 187. read news >>

TUF 21 American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Episode 4 Recap and Results

  • 19 days ago
  • 18 views

With American Top Team down three fights to none against the Blackzilians, would they finally capture the ever-elusive win in the fourth episode of The Ultimate Fighter? Given their options, ATT owne read news >>

UFC Fight Night 67 Results: 4 Fights for Thiago Alves to Take Next

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

Everything can change in the blink of an eye. It's a tired cliche, but for Thiago Alves Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 67, it was the brutal truth. After he probably won a competitive—if relativel read news >>

WSOF releases Jessica Aguilar from contract to allow her to pursue better fights

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar was considered by many to be the number one fighter in her weight class prior to the UFC launching their own strawweight pound division. She now appe read news >>

UFC Fight Night 66 'Prelims' undercard preview and predictions, Pt. 1

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., May 16, 2015) when UFC Fight Night 66: “Edgar vs. Faber” kicks off from Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. MMAmania.c read news >>