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Showdown Fights, the top MMA organization in Utah, presents another night of exciting fights featuring a 10-bout card on November 16 from the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah, as for the first time in its illustrious history, a champion will be crowned in the cage. Showdown Fights 9 – Lightweight Championship is a stacked card that is highlighted by a main event title fight in the 155 lb division between two veteran MMA fighters. Utah MMA has flown under the radar for over a decade, but after watching this event, it will be hard to ignore the “Beehive State”.
In the main event, for the Showdown Fights Lightweight Championship it will be Dave Castillo (16-4) from Salt Lake City, Utah versus Justin Buchholz (13-7) from Sacramento, California. Castillo has won 6 of his last 7 fights, with the seventh fight being a no contest. Castillo has some huge wins throughout his career, including defeating UFC veteran John Gunderson earlier this year. Castillo is well rounded in both standup and grappling and has multiple wins via both and will look to take the fight to Buchholz from the onset. An impressive victory against Buchholz could open the eyes of the people at Zuffa. For Buchholz, who is 4 and 5 in recent bout, he is coming off fight of the night in his last bout where he scored a guillotine choke in the final round to pull out a come from behind victory that had everyone on their feet. Buchholz is a UFC veteran and fought for the premier promotion for three years. If Buchholz can pull off another jaw dropping victory against the gritty Castillo, he might very well be back on his way to the UFC. This fight is not only to determine the new lightweight champion in Showdown Fights, but the winner can carry the title of best 155 lb fighter in the west. Both fighters are at the top of their game and this main event is good enough to be on any card under any fight banner.
In the co-main event, Sean O’Connell (12-4) battles Chris Guillen (13-13) in a light heavyweight fight. O’Connell is a fighter that likes to look for the KO as he possesses power in both hands. He also has great cardio for a bigger fighter and can grind out his opponents over three rounds too. On a three fight win streak another impressive win here could put his as the #1 contender in Showdown Fights light heavyweight division. Guillen is a fighter that has always been a fan favorite for his willingness to go out and bang in the middle of the cage with anyone. He has faced UFC vets and never shied away from his game plan which is to slug it out. Guillen will be the toughest test for O’Connell as you can never predict how a fight will go once the leather starts flying and that’s Guillen’s specialty.
Showdown Fights is back with Showdown Fights 9 – Lightweight Championship. The fans got to witness plenty of knockouts and submissions and you can too if you order this stacked event now at GFL.tv. See the champions of tomorrow compete today. Order now!