View Full Version : Loiseau and Montague to defend belts at TPF 10

Kenny Powers
05-25-2011, 05:57 AM
Tachi Palace Fights champions Darrell Montague (9-1) and David Loiseau (20-10) will each look to defend their belts for the first time at Tachi Palace Fights 10, which takes place Aug. 5 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif.

Flyweight champ Montague meets three-time WEC vet Ian McCall (10-2), who in February knocked off former world No. 1 flyweight Jussier da Silva, while middleweight title holder Loiseau faces submission ace Giva Santana (15-1).

Additionally, former champ Isaac De Jesus (10-3), who was stripped of his belt after missing weight in his most recent outing, will look to regain the title against Eddie Yagin (13-4-1).

Millennia MMA's Montague brings a five-fight win streak into the matchup, including a unanimous-decision win over former champion Ulysses Gomez in February. The victory was just the second time Montague has gone the distance in his 10-fight career.

Meanwhile, nine-time UFC veteran Loiseau returns after battering former champ Leopoldo Serao this past February. He'll look to defend the title, not to mention his appendages, against "The Arm Collector" Santana, who owns 12 career wins via armbar, including an astonishing 10 bouts in a row earlier in his career.

De Jesus was stripped of his belt after missing weight for a title defense victory over Ross Miura in May. He'll now look to earn back the strap against Yagin, who is 5-1 in his past six fights.

The Aug. 5 event also includes an intriguing 125-pound scrap between da Silva and Japanese standout Mamoru Yamaguchi (26-5-3).

The latest Tachi Palace Fights card includes:

Champ Darrell Montague vs. Ian McCall - for flyweight championship
Isaac De Jesus vs. Eddie Yagin - for featherweight championship
Jussier da Silva vs. Mamoru Yamaguchi
Champ David Loiseau vs. Giva Santana
Ulysses Gomez vs. Drew Bittner
Phil Collins vs. Kenny Ento
Art Arciniega vs. Andy Miranda
Brad McDonald vs. Chris Tangonan

SOURCE (http://mmajunkie.com/news/23709/champs-montague-and-loiseau-defend-titles-on-aug-5-at-tachi-palace-fights-10.mma)

05-25-2011, 04:34 PM
I have always like Loiseau. I don't know why he has looked like crap every time the UFC brings him back.

05-25-2011, 05:28 PM
Good luck to the Crow.