Jesse Forbes Out Of TPF 8, Fellow UFC Vet Edgar Garcia Steps In
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
UFC castaway Jesse Forbes was originally scheduled to collide with Mark Moreno at the upcoming Tachi Palace Fights 8 event. However, an injury nixed that bout, and now fellow UFC castaway Edgar Garcia will step in to make the fight a reality.
Forbes, who’s injury hasn’t yet been detailed, is riding a two fight win streak since his departure from the UFC last year. Forbes sports a 15-5 professional record; when that 16th win will come his way now remains to be seen.
Edgar Garcia (8-2) is in a similar bout, having won his last bout after being released by the UFC in late 2009. His lone victory since departing the promotion came over Alejandro Velasquez via triangle choke at LAF 1 – Border Wars.
Tachi Palace Fights 8 features a handful of recognizable faces and takes place on February 18th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.
Take a look at the full card below:
Leopoldo Serao vs. David Loiseau
Ulysses Gomez vs. Darrell Montague
Jussier da Silva vs. Ian McCall
Edgar Garcia vs. Mike Moreno
Dominique Robinson vs. John Gunderson
C.J. Keith vs. Fabricio Camoes
Andrew Martinez vs. Doug Hunt
David Bollea vs. David Sierra
Collin Hart vs. Marty Hawley
Tyler Freeland vs. Diego Melendez
Kyle Griffin vs. Alan Jouban