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Photos: Neeco Macias, Jesus Soto-Karass - Ready For War

MMA legend Tito Ortiz will be the special VIP guest for the Nov. 8 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be headlined by the 10-round super welterweight fight between Palm Desert's Neeco "The Rooster" Macias (17-0, 10 KOs) and Mexican warrior Jesus "El Renuente" Soto Karass (28-13-4, 18 KOs). ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT, and stream live on ESPN3 starting at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. (photos by Hoganphotos).

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Known worldwide as the "Huntington Beach Bad Boy," Ortiz became one of the first stars of mix martial arts and has faced the likes of Ken Shamrock, Forrest Griffin, Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort and Ryan Bader. Ortiz held the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for three years and is considered one of the most important figures the sport has ever had. Ortiz will take on Chuck Liddell in the third fight of their historic trilogy on Saturday Nov. 24 at the 'Fabulous' Forum in Inglewood, Calif. in an event that will be televised on pay-per-view.

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Ortiz will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event.
 
In the co-main event, Manny "Chato" Robles III (16-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles will defend his NABF Featherweight Crown against Jose Gonzalez (23-6, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round clash.

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Irish welterweight prospect Aaron "Silencer" McKenna (5-0, 3 KOs) will face Abel Reyes (4-1, 4 KOs) of Tamaulipas, Mexico in a six-round welterweight fight.
 
Emilio "The Kid" Sanchez (16-1, 11 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. will battle Enrique Bernache(24-11, 12 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a 10-round featherweight clash.
 
D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard (18-0, 12 KOs) of Temple Hills, Md. will face Alan Campa (17-3, 11 KOs) of Guayamas, Mexico in an eight-round super middleweight battle.
 
Jordan White (4-1, 3 KOs) of Washington, DC will fight in a four-round featherweight clash.
 
Uzbekistani prospect Elnur Abduraimov (2-0, 2 KOs) will participate in a four-round lightweight fight that will open the night of action.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Disturbed on 11-07-2018

Soto Karass is a true warrior and has had so many entertaining slugfests. Boxing needs guys like him to attract new fans, but I hope they guy wont fight for too long and that when he retires, he will be…

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 11-07-2018

Unfortunately, I will probably miss this one as I don't have DVR for ESPN. Soto-Karass is a warrior but there isn't much tread left on those tires, if any at all. I was impressed with Neeco, the skills (or power)…

Comment by MinuteMaid5 on 11-07-2018

Was KARASS!!

Comment by Hatesrats on 11-07-2018

This is gonna be a body mess of a WAR, My dude Soto Karass is a bad mofo but the beating he will take on Thurs. Should retire him.

Comment by SkiPete on 11-07-2018

Say it aint so. Did this dude go corporate and get rid of the rats tail. Booo.

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