The Uprising in Upland – CXF Returns June 14, 2008

California Xtreme Fighting returns on June 14th at the Upland Sports Arena in Upland, CA. with the second of four exciting MMA cards this year.

Headlining “Uprising in Upland” will be EliteXC vet Bao Quach (13-8-1) taking on KOTC veteran Armando Sanchez (9-6) in an exciting 145lb featherweight rematch.

The last time these two fought Quach won by controversial TKO. The last fight was under modified rules with no elbows or knees allowed but this time everything goes. Quach is on a 7 fight winning streak that started with the controversial victory over Sanchez and Sanchez is looking to turn around his fortunes having lost his last fight after a three fight winning streak. Both fighters are mean strikers with hard chins and this fight promises to be a war.

Also on the card in Sophie Bagherdai (3-1), returning to her home town to fight Las Vegas’ Jamie Lynn. Bagherdai is a Fatal Femme veteran who started her career with a 3 fight winning streak which was stopped by Carina Damm who later tested positive for steroids after the fight. Bagherdai wants return to her winning ways and show her true mettle against a hard striker and former kickboxer in Jamie Lynn in front of her hometown crowd. This will be an epic battle in women’s MMA.

Also expected to fight on the card are Seth Dikun, Martin Bautista, Fernando Serrattos, Fredrico Lopez, Joe Schelling, Maurice Doucette, Francisco Rivera, KOTC Vet Dave Cryer, John George, Mike Ancheta, Aaron Miller, undefeated Jason High, and international fighting star Ferrid Kheder.

Full Fight Card:

Seth Dikun vs. Martin BautistaFernando Serratos vs. Fredrico LopezJoe Schelling vs. Maurice DoucetteFrancisco Rivera vs. TBADave Cryer vs. John GeorgeMike Ancheta vs. Aaron MillerJason High vs. TBAFerrid Kheder vs. TBASophie Bagherdai vs. Jamie LynnBao Quach vs. Armando Sanchez

Tickets are on sale and are valued at $100, $75, 50, $40, $30 (General Admission). Tickets are available online at or at the Upland Sports Arena the day of the event. Doors open at 6:00PM, with first bout scheduled for 7:00PM. The event is promoted by MEZ Sports & Val Leedy Productions. The Upland Sports Arena is located at 1721 W 11th Street in Upland, CA. For more information, sponsorship information, or VIP ticket packages, email Bouts subject to change.

About California Xtreme Fighting

California Xtreme Fighting (CXF) was formed in 2006 and held four exciting MMA cards at the Upland Sports Arena. In 2008, MEZ Sports and Craig Zimmerman brought CXF back to the public and has scheduled quarterly cards to be held at the Upland Sports Arena bringing exciting and quality professional MMA to the Inland Empire with the assistance of Mike Rush of UMMA and Val Leedy of Val Leedy Productions as matchmaker. Under Craig Zimmerman, CXF is committed to bringing exciting professional fighting to the Inland Empire and Southern California. In the Fall of 2008, professional boxing cards will be added to lineup. CXF’s Uprising in Upland is sponsored by the Upland Sports Arena, Stingers Bar and Restaurant, MMA Recruiter,, Warrior Wear, Wrench Mints, K-1 Speed, and Focus Victory.

For more information regarding CXF and MEZ Sports, contact Craig Zimmerman at 949-716-2557,

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