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Farkhad Sharipov Steps in for Cole Escovedo at TPF 9

Written on April 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Despite the short notice, Farkhad Sharipov will step in to replace Cole Escovedo - and face Tommy Vargas - at Tachi Palace Fights 9.

Cole Escovedo was supposed to face Tommy Vargas at Tachi Palace Fights 9 when UFC came calling. The former is now UFC bound, and will face Renan Pegado at UFC 130. The latter, however, was left with no opponent.

But last Monday, Tachi Palace Events Coordinator – Jeremy Luchau – revealed that Farkhad Sharipov will step in to face Tommy Vargas for Tachi Palace Fights 9. The events coordinator also noted that the winner of Sharipov vs Vargas fight will have a shot at the 135-pound title, which was relinquished by Michael McDonald.

The Tachi Palace Fights 9 will take place on May 6, at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California, and with live streaming at Sherdog. com. The night’s event will headline a flyweight duel between world-ranked fighter, Ian McCall, and undefeated prospect, Dustin Ortiz.

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