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Fight Club OC returns

After Ramon Valadez was bumped up to Fight Club OC’s main event two months ago, he was supposed to be the headliner at Fight Club OC on Thursday.

But Valadez (11-1, six knockouts), a super featherweight from East L.A., is out as the main attraction at the six-bout pro boxing and mixed martial arts card, which starts at 7:30 p.m. inside the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

Filling in as the main event will be Los Angeles’ Brandon Adams (5-0, 3 KOs) against Long Beach’s Cleven Ishe (3-6-1, 1 KO) in a middleweight fight.

The undercard features San Diego’s Giovanni Santillan (1-0) and Los Angeles’ Ronald Rodriguez (1-3) in a welterweight bout, along with La Habra’s Isaac Tadeo (1-0) in a middleweight bout against Los Angeles’ Marlon Ortez, who is making his debut.


The boxing opener has Riverside’s Roberto Crespo (3-1) and Moreno Valley’s Andre Ewell (0-1) in a welterweight fight.

Two MMA bouts are on tap.

Lake Forest’s Josh Smith (7-5) faces Riverside’s Mike Sandez (7-7) in a 160-pound matchup.

Jason Carbajal of Long Beach will try to improve to 6-0 when he fights Rancho Cucamonga’s Willie Gates (3-2) in a 125-pound bout.


For tickets and more information, visit or call (949) 760-3131. Tickets are $50 each.

— From staff reports