'Uncle Creepy' makes his first defense against Will Campuzano on
Dec. 2. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood
If Tachi Palace Fights flyweight champion Ian McCall is
the best flyweight in the world, he'll be forced to defend that
throne. That first defense now has a challenger.
Sherdog.com has confirmed that "Uncle Creepy" will make the first
defense of his TPF crown at
TPF 11 "Redemption" at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in
Lemoore, Calif., on Dec. 2 against fellow WEC veteran Will
Both parties confirmed the bout to Sherdog.com Thursday.
McCall, 27, rose to prominence as a flyweight in February when he
upset then-consensus top 125-pounder Jussier da
Silva by unanimous decision at Tachi Palace Fights 8. "Uncle
Creepy" wrested the TPF flyweight title from Darrell
Montague at TPF 10 on Aug. 5, submitting him in the third
Mount Pleasant, Texas' Campuzano tallied a 1-3 mark under Zuffa
employ, but was cut from the UFC after going 0-2 in his Octagon
appearances against Nick Pace and
Cariaso. In his flyweight debut in April, Campuzano choked out
Hinds in the first round.
"I was always small. I was walking around at 133 or 134 in the
WEC," Campuzano told Sherdog.com "I’ve actually put some size on
now. I think I hit my growth spurt pretty late. It's not easy to
make the cut, but I can do it."
Campuzano also revealed that he planned for a tune-up bout in
October or November if he could find a willing 125-pound
"I don't know too much about him yet, but he's obviously good
enough to go to the WEC, so I can know he can fight," McCall told
Sherdog.com of his first title challenger. "I know he's super tall
and a kickboxer, so we can kickbox."
"I'll kickbox with anyone. It's an MMA fight. I'll do whatever I
want, whenever I want," added the recently married Californian.
"Darrell [Montague] said I wouldn't stand with him. I beat him up
standing, then submitted him on the mat."
The flyweight title affair joins a previously announced TPF
bantamweight championship bout on the bill, as Cody Gibson
will meet former TPF flyweight champion Ulysses
Gomez for the vacant 135-pound throne.