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STFC 26 Preview – Vega and Armas face off in title eliminator

By TXMMA Staff


Winner of Luis Vega vs. David Armas to determine next challenger for STFC featherweight champion Javier Obregon


MCALLEN, TX, September 5, 2013 – The South Texas Fighting Championship (STFC) returns to The McAllen Convention Center for another trademark fight card this Friday night. Following up on their last major event in the area this past May, the STFC organization and promoter Raul Ramos hope this one will highlight new young talent in the mold of UFC fighter Erik “Goyito” Perez, a graduate of the organization.

“We have a lot of talent here (in South Texas) and we like to showcase local fighters,” said Ramos about the event and STFC’s mission.

STFC 26 Vendetta is set for eight fights overall with many young fighters including Miguel Vega, Miguel Bustos Jr. and Joel Castillo (1-0 records) all looking to make a name for themselves.

The STFC 26 main event also features established South Texas MMA fighter Luis Vega (9-3) looking to advance his record and career against Houston’s David Armas (4-8). This fight will serve as a title eliminator to see who will face STFC featherweight champion in November.

“Luis has a good record and is very exciting,” said Ramos about Vega, the clear favorite in the bout on paper. “He not only has a strong ground game but he can strike too.” Likewise he mentioned that Armas is the type of fighter who can knockout opponents out at any time and that fans should expect fireworks in this one.

As for the rest of the card, there are some other interesting bouts as well.

Fans will get to see Santa Rosa’s Fabian Saldivar take on Corpus Christi’s Kirk Hubble in the co-main event of the evening.

“Fabian is tough and has taken fights on short notice and has won. Kirk is a strong wrestler and he can strike,” said Ramos about the fight. “Stylistically you cannot tell them apart.”

Luis Vega’s younger brother Miguel Vega will also be back for the first time since beating Mikey Sanez by split decision at STFC 21 when he takes on Edinburg’s David Salazar.

Salazar last fought with STFC when he defeated Yong Menquito by first round submission. “This one is getting a lot of hype because the two have been talking a lot on Facebook,” said Ramos. “David is saying he is going to do the same thing to Miguel that he did to Menquito.”

Without going on about details, the rest of the fights should be interesting as well.

“Fans can expect the guys to come out and fight,” said Ramos. “They will see a good STFC show like we always try to put on.”