The word has gotten out.
Mixed Martial Art fight cards at Jamestown’s Chicken Ranch Casino are so good, Art of War productions has to turn people away at the door.
The exciting mesh of amateur and professional bouts features some of the top young talents in the region, with an occasional out-of-state participant on an always-exciting lineup of male and female battles.
The latest installment isn’t going to change that.
Oakdale MMA and partners Sonora MMA and Merced MMA will send a host of fighters to Jamestown for the “Stand and Deliver” card on Saturday, March 2.
The night features Oakdale High graduates Buddy Wallace and Michael Gall in title fights and a highly anticipated second fight for Gregori High senior and promising Oakdale MMA talent, Kelly McGill, who knocked out her last opponent in seven seconds.
Headlining the show is Justin Smitely, the veteran brother of UFC fighter Michael McDonald who has made a name for himself with an exciting and ferocious fight style.
Wallace has made steps towards building his own fame with a 5-0 professional record amassed in only half a year. He knocked out Joel Crawford in the first round to cap the last AOW card in Jamestown and claim the vacant middleweight championship belt.
It’s this belt that will be up for grabs when Wallace steps into the cage on Saturday. Michael Gall, an experienced Oakdale MMA amateur who wrestled with Wallace at Oakdale High, will also fight for the amateur featherweight belt.
Other fighters expected to make the card are Oakdale MMA’s Salvador Beccerra, Braeden Kilpack of Utah, Nathan Schindler of Merced, Lloyd Matheson of Sonora, Ricky Gonzales of Sonora and Rocky Reyes of Stockton.
The fights begin at 6 p.m.