Nov 2016 01

Greatness is often defined by special accomplishments, unique characteristics, determination and talent. These fighters possess all those traits. The only one thing missing from their resume—is a UCA Championship Title. So without further ado, here are the Top 15 best fighters next in line to hold a UCA belt.

1. Josh Webb, CHdsc_2928-800x644P record of 9-1 notable wins over Jason Gutknecht Madera PD & Jeremy Parker, CDCR

2. Marqus Blevins, Kings County Probation Record: 4-0 notable win over Nate Webb, Navy.

3. Chip Stevens, Monroe Louisiana FD, Record 10-2 notable win over Scott Mudder, Shreveport Police Dept.

4. Manny Amaya, LASD notable wins over Bert Castaneda, LAPD & David Apodaca, LASD

5. Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD, 2 FOTN performances, notable wins over James Smith, CHfullsizerender17P & Brian Petrella, Pasadena PD

6. Jorge Caamal, LASD 3X Police Olympic Gold Medalist notable wins over David Bermudez, East Bay Reg. Parks PD & Ivan Guillermo, LAPD.

7. Remin Pineda, LASD, Record 7-3 notable wins over the UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Mike Delery, LAPD, Brian Petrella, Pasadena PD & Chris Andrade, LAPD

8. Dennis Burgos, NYPD notable wins over the UCA Super Middleweight Champion Quincy Mirage, LAPD, Brandon Manning, LASD, & Brian Petrella Pasadena PD

9. Jamaal Brathwfullsizerender-2aite, Orange County SD record of 5-3 notable wins over Frankie Fisher, Inglewood PD and Juan Bustamante, LAPD

10. Anthony Deshautelle, Alexandria Louisiana PD, notable wins over the former WBO Heavyweight Champion, Lamon Brewster, Roger Englelhardt, St Louis Metro PD and the Masters UCA Heavyweight Champion JR Moore, Monroe, Louisiana FD

11. Henry Sanchez, San Bernardino SD, notable wins over Miguel Mejia, LAPD and Alex Duran, U.S. Border Patrol

12. David Bermudez, East Bay Regional Parks PD boxer for UNLV, 2X All American, Bronze & Silver Medal National fullsizerender18Collegiate Boxing Association Tournament.

13. Savannah Stewart, Richmond Police Department Record 10-2.

14. Joseph Flahavan, Glendale FD Record 3-0 notable wins over Jose Corral, LASD & Erik Ramirez, LASD

15. Larry Cervantes, LASD record 3-0 notable wins over Walter Lavarro, Long Beach PD, Daniel Ramirez, LAPD

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Oct 2016 17

Stay Ready

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untitled-1There is no off season for the Masters UCA Super Cruiserweight Champion Chuck Pfau, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept. Pfau knows the real challenge isn’t getting to the top it’s finding the motivation to stay there once you arrive.  Pfau will make his return to the ring Saturday April 8, 2017 on the Central California Battle of the Badges card at the Hanford Civic Auditorium. Even though the fight is 6 months away, Pfau is in the gym staying ready for whoever he faces.

Oct 2016 06

On Saturday October 1, 2016 Pacific Palms Resort and Hotel played host to the SoCal Battle of the Badges. As soon as this event was announced it got a lot of hype. Fans from all over California packed into the Pacific Palms Ballroom to be a part of the biggest event of the year. The fighters did their part to keep the fans excited with nonstop action, swings of momentum and huge upsets. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty. The Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club, Perris Valley Thai Boxing and Cops4Kids & Communities.

The first fight of the night featured – Eddie “El Matador” Duran-Orange County SD vs. Jerrod “All Day” Jones-USMC (165lbs)

dsc_3229-800x685Getting this night’s event started, Jerrod “All Day” Jones, USMC ran out of the gate and bull rushed his opponent, Eddie “El Matador” Duran, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Wasting no time, Jones aggressively attacked Duran’s body. He would change stances and levels, and repeatedly caught Duran on the head. He kept stunning Duran, forcing the referee to call three standing 8-counts for Duran by mid-2nd round. “All Day” looked to make it a short day as he pressed on and pounded on the “Matador”, who was up against the ropes early on.

Just when everyone thought that this fight was over and would be called off in Jones’ favor, the ref let it go on as Duran courageously chose to continue. With his faculties back intact, Duran fought on. He came back, popped out his jab, and caught Jones with a nice right hand and left hook. Jones tried to tie Duran up, but ended up falling to a knee in the process. Jones would then get back up to beat the ref’s count. The crowd then erupted. A great fight had broken out! Duran was now coming after Jones. He was turning the tide with a sustained barrage of punches upstairs and downstairs. His conditioning was excellent and his heart was tremendous. When Jones would not answer back to Duran’s attack, he was given a standing 8-count of his own. In the closing seconds of the fight, both fighters stepped on the gas pedal; both giving and taking punches. But Duran seemed to have the heavier foot and the most in the tank. In what was both of their ring debuts, these fighters would start off this card with an early Fight of The Night candidate. What a great back-and-forth battle! In a close Decision Win, Duran would get the victory.

The first title fight of the night featured Brent Bugarin-Santa Clara SD vs. Dustin Rodriguez-Santa Monica FD, for Rodriguez UCA Jr Middleweight (154lbs) Title.

Moving up in weight from 140 to 154, Brent Bdsc_3481-800x534ugarin was now set to face the current UCA Jr Middleweight champion, Dustin “Dusty” Rodriguez. Both fighters agreed on having Dusty fill in for this fight on short notice after Bugarin’s opponent fell out of their scheduled Eliminator fight at 140lbs. As all fighters know, moving up and/or down in weight is something not to be taken lightly. It can really affect a fighter’s strength, speed, & stamina. And it can also impact a fighter’s power and their ability to be able to take another fighter’s power. The biggest question going into this fight was, how would going up in weight affect Bugarin while fighting against a naturally bigger man in Rodriguez? Well, the public safety amateur boxing circuit got its answer on this night.

Coming in well beneath the limit of 154lbs, Bugarin was very nimble and light on his feet. He was able to quickly get in and get out of the range of the bigger, slower Rodriguez. Not only was he fleet of foot, but Bugarin also flashed some really great hand speed. He landed quick, crisp punch combinations that seemed to surprise and frustrate Rodriguez. But Rodriguez would also have his moments in the fight. At times he used his advantage in height, reach, & power to keep Bugarin at bay. He used a long, stiff jab to set up powerful left hooks and right hands. And at times, he was able to catch and counter the speedy Bugarin with right hands while flashing a Philly Shell defense. The skill displayed by both fighters was very apparent. But as the old axiom in sports suggests, Speed Kills. Bugarin was quicker to the punch and kept catching Rodriguez with rights to the body and overhand lefts. He also used quick lateral and circular movements to get out of danger while simultaneously placing himself in a better position to punch from. Bugarin, or Bug as he’s known by his team, also fought well while fighting short. He was able to use his height disadvantage to his advantage, and ducked and rolled out of the way of Dusty’s punches with ease while staying low.

Sensing he was down on the scorecards in the final stanza, Rodriguez was looking to land that one power shot that would more than even things up. He threw a range-finding jab in hopes of timing Bugarin on his way in. He waited and waited for the perfect opportunity to land that hook or uppercut that would be the equalizer, but he never did. And whatever shots Dusty did land, Bug took them well. Bugarin was able to slip in & out and kept peppering Rodriguez with 1-2, 2-3, & 3-2 combos to close out the fight. When the Decision was read, there was a New UCA Jr Middleweight champion, and first-time UCA 2-Division champion, Brent Bugarin.

dsc_3716-800x666The 2nd title fight of the night featured an all action shootout between David Bermudez-East Bay Regional Parks PD vs. UCA #3 Mike Delery-LAPD, for the UCA Welterweight Title (147lbs)

There was no feel-out period when the opening bell sounded for this fight. Making his return to the ring after a three year layoff, David Bermudez seemed anxious and eager to get the fight going. He went right after Mike Delery and caught him with an overhand right to the temple that backed him up to the corner. He quickly followed that up with a blistering combination that would drop Delery to his knees within the first five seconds of the fight. But Delery got back up right away. How Delery survived that was anyone’s guess. After an 8-count by the referee, and with his legs back up under him, Delery showed a lot of heart and now went after Bermudez. Delery would then connect with a powerful right hand that seemed to stop Bermudez’ momentum. After setting up another strong, straight right hand with the jab, Delery caught Bermudez flush to the head and made his legs buckle. He closed in on Bermudez, who had this back up against the ropes, forcing the ref to step in and give Bermudez a standing 8-count of his own. The fight was now even. Both fighters continued to give and take punches. They would go tit for tat for the rest of the match. During one exchange in the final round, an off-balance Bermudez fell going backwards. Bermudez got up quickly, and claimed to the ref that he had tripped on his own foot. But the referee ruled it a knockdown and gave Bermudez another count of 8. Bermudez just shook it off and went back to work. With a shorter reach, Bermudez would find more success by getting up close. Putting pressure on Delery, Bermudez landed hooks to the body and head on the inside. Delery would take some steps back, find his distance, and land strong 1-2’s from the outside. Delery would also spin out of danger and catch Bermudez on his way in. And at times, Delery would have to push Bermudez back off of him just to find room to breathe. What a war this fight was! Non-stop action from start to finish! Too close and very difficult to call. But when judges finally rendered a decision, there was a New UCA Welterweight champion, Mike Delery-LAPD. This match and both of its participants were also awarded with the Fight of The Night.

dsc_4005-800x595The fight we have all been waiting for was finally here. The reigning and defending UCA Champion, Brian Stevens-LASD vs. #1 Ranked, Guillermo Garcia-LAPD, UCA Cruiserweight Title (190lbs)

This fight had been in the making for the past couple of years now. Both fighters were familiar and were both well aware of each other’s skills. Their paths had finally lead them to this this same stage, on this same night, at this same time. When the 1st bell sounded, they would finally greet one another with a touch of the gloves. The champ, Brian Stevens would go right to work, landing hooks and uppercuts upstairs and downstairs on the challenger, Guillermo Garcia whenever he was in range. Garcia would find himself on the ropes early on but he managed to fight Stevens off. He fought back from a southpaw stance, using a right jab and power left hand. With a height and reach advantage, Stevens would find and use his distance to catch Garcia at the end of his punches. Stevens would step back just far enough in order to avoid Garcia’s attack of 1-2’s, and was able counter him with 1-2’s of his own. Garcia would have some success getting past Stevens’ reach, landing some jabs, straight lefts, and right hooks. He would keep stalking Stevens. But the champ would also use sneaky left hooks to the challenger’s head and rapid right uppercuts to his body to slow down his advances. Stevens would keep stepping back and countering, and would out-box the very game Guillermo Garcia on his way to a win. When the fight ended, both fighters respectfully embraced one another.  They both showed class in victory and as well in defeat. The decision was then read, and Still UCA Cruiserweight champion, Brain Stevens-LASD.

dsc_4245-792x800Next up were 2 fighters making their UCA debut Christian “Bam Bam” Pharo-San Diego FD vs. Travon “Da Wolfman” McMillan-AMR Redlands (154lbs)

There was a bit of a feel-out period at the start of this fight. Travon McMillan was clearly the taller, lankier man. He was a left handed fighter who would utilize a long right jab and left hand to keep the more compact Christian Pharo at a comfortable distance. But it wouldn’t take long for Pharo to figure out a way to close that distance. Pharo used circular movements to approach and advance in on McMillan. He also used good up and down head movement and ducked under the taller man’s punches. Pharo was now close enough to be able to deliver hard left hooks on the inside. McMillan then had to employ fast footwork to step back and spin out of trouble. Pharo would again go back to using his head movement and his jab in order find his range. And found it, he did! He caught up to McMillan and banged away at his his body and head. Once inside, Pharo threw haymakers from both sides with abandon. He lived up to his fight name of “Bam Bam”. One of those bombs would hit their mark, and would solicit an 8-count from the ref in the 3rd. But McMillan bravely fought on and continued. He took everything Pharo had unloaded on him until the final bell. The winner by Decision, Christian Pharo.

dsc_4447-800x689The Co Main Event featured the UCA Champion Travon “T-Bomb” Taylor-Orange County SD vs. Jose Paxel-ASG Security, UCA Light Heavyweight Title Fight

After circling one another for a few seconds, each fighter would use their jabs to introduce themselves to each other. Travon Taylor was clearly the faster, more athletic fighter. He used a quick jab to set up blistering punch combinations that would land on his approaching opponent. Travon’s feet were quick too. He was fast getting in Paxel’s range and fast getting out of it. But Paxel was then able to time Taylor. He would catch him with hard right hands and left hooks on his way in and out. He wasn’t as fleet of foot as Taylor was, but he was highly skilled and experienced. This kid knew how to fight! And he came to this venue tonight to do just that. Paxel surprised Taylor, and quite frankly he surprised most of the spectators in the ballroom. Paxel stalked Taylor and used good head movement to slip by his punches. Paxel would continue to connect. At one point Taylor got really annoyed. He decided to stop boxing and began to brawl with the oncoming Paxel. It didn’t work as well as Taylor expected it to. He kept getting caught. The champ then decided to switch it back up. He went back to the original game plan that brought him more success. He distanced himself from Paxel’s reach, went back to that quick jab of his, and countered Paxel with power rights to the body when he was in range. Taylor’s punches still had a lot of steam on them. He then caught Paxel up top, stunning him, and forcing the ref to step in to give Paxel a standing 8-count. Oh wow, what a great fight! Most of the people were now on their feet! Paxel’s nose was real bloody, but the kid shook it off and chose to keep fighting. The challenger continued to move forward but he was now slower than before. But the champ still had his quickness about him. Taylor would keep boxing intelligently from the outside, and would stay out of Paxel’s dangerous reach for the rest of the match. This was a real close contest. One that had both skill and will on display. The outcome of this fight would take longer to be announced than the others. But when it finally was, it had come down to a super close split-decision. And Still UCA Light Heavyweight Champion, Travon “T-Bomb” Taylor.

The last title fight of the night featured the UCA Champion Hector Mendoza-LAPD vs. UCA #3 Ranked Travis Clark-Stockton PD, UCA Middleweight Title Fight (160lbs)

As soon as the opening bell rang, Travis Clark went right after the champion, Hector Mendoza. Clark was clearly the taller man with the longer reach. He would use that reach to get to Mendoza early on with a long left jab and straight right dsc_4669-800x671hand. Clark also had very fast feet. He circled around Mendoza and hit him with shots from long range. Then Clark quickly made his way in to deliver shots from close range. It took a while for Mendoza to adjust to Clark’s height and speed. But when he did, he was able to time Clark with sneaky right hooks from a southpaw stance. Mendoza was patient and waited for the right time to fire his power shots at the moving target in front of him. And he would catch Clark with a few more right hooks when he was in his range. Clark was not easy to hit though. Clark would use his height well and continued to circle and dance around the ring, plotting on just how and when to strike his opponent. Then Clark struck. He hit the champion with fast up and down combinations from inside then outside. At times it seemed as if Mendoza could not find the right timing to pull on the trigger and shoot off his punches.

Going into the final round, you could sense the urgency in the corner of Team Mendoza. And the champion came out guns blazing. He switched up from southpaw to an orthodox stance, and seemed to have more success with it. Mendoza was now the one landing combinations upstairs and downstairs on his opponent. With a champion’s heart Mendoza fought back hard to keep his title. Clark would do his best to avoid the gunfire coming at him by using head movement and height, and he was able to roll away from a few punches. But most of the shots that Mendoza threw hit their mark. Then the challenger got back to his offense and went back towards the champion. Both fighters then went at full tilt until the last bell sounded. They wowed everyone with there warrior spirits. When the judges had rendered their decision, there was a New UCA Middleweight Champion, Travis Clark-Stockton PD.

To see full results visit the results page.

vasquez-531x800Article written by 2X Fight of the Night winner, former UCA #1 ranked Super Middleweight and UCA Super Middleweight title challenger Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD.

Oct 2016 01

Fight Day!

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Fight day is finally upon us which can mean only one thing, “Lets Get Ready to Rumble!” The fighters have put themselves through an intense training regime and are ready to shine and put on a good show. Fight fans this is your last chance to purchase tickets and be a part of a huge night of action. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 5pm. Don’t miss the SoCal Battle of the Badges tonight at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry (Los Angeles) doors open at 5pm first fight at 6pm.

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dsc_3034-800x532The much hyped and highly anticipated Battle of the Badges is here. The fighters showed up to the weigh in tonight focused and in tip top shape. Each fighter hit their mark on the scale to make their bouts official. It’s fight time ladies and gentlemen! Don’t miss this event! Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the door. General admission $30 Ringside $50. Doors open at 5pm first fight at 6pm.

Sep 2016 30

bugarin-vs-rodriguezBreaking News!!!!! Just when you thought the SoCal Battle of the Badges couldn’t get any better two of the baddest UCA Champions decide to fight each other. Added to the already stacked card will be the undefeated UCA Welterweight Champion Brent Bugarin, Santa Clara Sheriffs Department challenging the reigning and defending UCA Jr Middleweight Champion Dusty Rodriguez, Santa Monica Fire Department for Rodriguez Jr Middleweight title. If you are asking yourself, “Is this fight really going to happen?” The answer is yes! This fight is going down tomorrow night. Do what you have to do to get here. Hop on a plane, bus, train, bike or boat. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. The SoCal Battle of the Badges is taking place at the Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Doors open at 5pm first fight at 6pm. Tickets are still available! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are. $50.

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thTime is running out to purchase your tickets to the biggest Battle of the Badges of the year. Don’t miss it, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel. Tickets are only $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside. Tickets can be purchased online and will be available at the door. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm.

Sep 2016 27

The Final Days

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shay-mcintyre-folsom-prisoIt’s the final week of training camp. All the hard work is done. This week will be spent going over technique and strategy. Mental preparation will take up a lot of time reflecting on sparring sessions and the work done during training camp. A fighter should feel as though they are at their peak. They should feel physically, mentally, and emotionally strong. Most importantly a fighter should be confident that they have done everything they could have done to win.

Sep 2016 26

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Ladies and gentlemen it’s fight week! The  biggest event of the year is going down this Saturday night. Don’t miss your chance to see the best fighters in the country go toe to toe and lay it all on the line for charity. Events like this don’t come around often. Get your tickets now! General Admission $30 Ringside $50. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. SoCal Battle of the Badges, Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. Fund raising efforts will benefit the Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and the Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club.

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fullsizerender-1UCA #3 Mike Delery, Los Angeles Police Department looks to pull off one of the biggest upsets in UCA history when he takes on the former #1 ranked Jr Middleweight and UNLV National Colligate runner-up David Bermudez, East Bay Regional Parks Police Dept. The SoCal Battle of the Badges goes down Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles). Don’t wait get your tickets now! $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Fund raising efforts will benefit Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and the Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club.

Sep 2016 22

No Easy Fight

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slouka-vs-seeligTwo unbeaten prospects will go toe to toe  next Saturday night when #1 Joseph Slouka, Orange County Sheriffs Dept locks horns with #3 Chris Seelig, Rialto Police Dept. When the bell rings to start this heavyweight battle fans can expect Slouka to come forward ripping punches to the body and head. Seelig will look to use his height and reach advantage to keep Slouka at the end of his punches and catch him coming in. Find out who’s “0” goes at the SoCal Battle of the Badges October 1, 2016.  Pacific Palms Resort & Casino. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Don’t miss out get your tickets now! General Admission $30 Ringside $50.  

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fullsizerender13The UCA Super Middleweight Champion Hector Mendoza, LAPD is going through rigorous training leading up to the biggest fight of his career. Mendoza will put his title on the line Saturday night against 5’11 Travis Clark, Stockton Police Dept.  The former #1 ranked and 2X “Fight of the Night” winner Aurelio Vasquez, LAPD was brought into camp to help prepare Mendoza for Clark.  “I’m ready for whatever Clark brings” Mendoza said. “If Clark stands in front of me we are going to put on a show. If he runs we have a game plan for that too.” Tickets are still available for the SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Resort and Hotel. $30 General Admission, $50 Ringside  Doors open at 5pm first fight at 6pm. 
Sep 2016 20

stevens-banner_edited-1The supremely skilled UCA Cruiserweight Champion Brian Stevens, Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept puts his title on the line once again. Stevens has never been under the radar. In his first fight you knew he was a special fighter. He worked his way to the top by fighting aggressively and intelligently. Stevens is a ferocious offensive tactician who attacks with surgical precision. Two #1 ranked fighters have tried to defeat him and two have failed. Will #1 ranked Guillermo Garcia, Los Angeles Police Dept be the one to dethrone the champion? The SoCal Battle of the Badges goes down Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Doors open at 5pm first fight starts at 6pm. Don’t wait get your tickets now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are. $50. 

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mendoza-vs-clark_edited-1Two UCA stars will share the ring when the Champion Hector Mendoza, LAPD and Travis Clark, Stockton PD go head to head for the UCA Middleweight Championship Title. Fight fans do not miss this fight. You are sure to get your money’s worth. SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Doors open at 5pm first fight starts at 6pm. Don’t wait get your tickets now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are. $50.

Sep 2016 17

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The Orange County Sheriff Dept boxing team  will send 6 fighters to compete in the SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016. Team Captain and UCA Light Heavyweight Champion Travon Taylor will be defending his title for the 2nd time and stablemates Edward Espinoza and Joseph Slouka look to extend their undefeated records. Joe Devela Jorge Juarez and Eddie Duran will be making their  ring debut. Don’t miss these warriors go to battle! SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016, Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Doors open at 5pm first fight at 6pm. Purchase tickets now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are. $50.

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bermudez-vs-delery_edited-1On Saturday October 1, 2016, the former #1 ranked David Bermudez, East Bay Regional Parks PD will finally get his shot at the UCA Welterweight Title. Bermudez will challenge #3 Mike Delery, LAPD. Bermudez will be returning to the ring for the 1st time in over 3 years while Delery hasn’t taken a day off and taking on all challengers. Both fighters have advantages. Bermudez the UNLV National Colligate boxing runner up has the experience, skills and knowledge. Delery has been more active and has youth on his side. Will the long lay off play into Delery’s favor? Is Bermudez biting off more than he can chew in his first fight back? Will Bermudez experience advantage negate the long lay off? Will Delery join his stablemate champions? One thing is for sure both fighters are primed and ready to prove they are the best welterweight in the game. Find out who walks away with the UCA strap at the SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016, Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Doors open at 5pm first fight at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are. $50.

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fullsizerenderThe chosen referee for the SoCal Battle of the Badges Event will be Tom Taylor. Taylor is regarded by many as one of the best new referees. He has a lot of experience working high profile fights  Taylor was the referee in Saturday nights HBO main event between Roman Gonzalez vs Carlos Cuadras. The third man in the ring plays a crucial role in having a clean fight that is safe for both fighters. Taylor is known for controlling the fight and letting the boxers battle it out. He rarely misses fouls and never stops a bout too soon or too late. Taylor is always fair when calling bouts and very fair to the fighters. The SoCal Battle of the Badges goes down Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are. $50.
Sep 2016 14

Let Me Be Great

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travis-mcmillianThe virtually unknown slick southpaw Travon McMillan, AMR will test his skills against Christain Pharo, San Deigo Fire Dept. McMillan is a young talented fighter who has the skills to make a run at the Jr Middleweight title. He looks to put on a performance that will get his name in conversations as one of the top Jr Middleweights. Don’t miss McMillian and Pharo trade leather at the SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday, October 1, 2016, Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. General Admission tickets start at $30 and Ringside $50.

Sep 2016 13

gamboabanner_edited-1Heavyweight Ruben Gamboa, Fire Protection Agency looks to make it two in a row when he takes on Chris Dubiansky, Combat Fire Dept.  Gamboa is coming off an impressive win over Julio Arana, SBCSD School Resource Officer July 23, 2016. Can Gamboa get through the younger more experienced Dubiansky? Find out Saturday October 1, 2016  at the SoCal Battle of the Badges being held at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Tickets are on sale now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are $50. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Don’t miss it!

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fullsizerenderThe most electrifying matchup on the SoCal Battle of the Badges card will feature the UCA reigning and defending champion Brian Stevens, LASD vs UCA #1 Guillermo Garcia, LAPD. Stevens is arguably taking on the toughest challenge of his career. Stevens has never faced a southpaw or a fighter equal in height, strength or speed of Garcia. The timing might be perfect for Garcia to dethrone the champ. Stevens hasn’t fought in nearly two years while Garcia has stayed in the gym. Garcia is coming off a 2nd round stoppage of UCA #9 Shawn Sutherland, Big Bear City Fire Dept. Is this a bad fight for Stevens? And the new……?  Find out Saturday October 1, 2016, Pacific Palms Resort and Hotel. 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. Doors open at 5pm, first fight starts at 6pm. Tickets start at $30.00 General Admission and $50.00 Ringside.
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After a two year hiatus away from the ring, the champ is back. The undisputed reigning and defending champion Brian Stevens, LASD will defend his UCA Cruiserweight title Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, City of Industry. Stevens will go toe to toe with #1 ranked Guillermo Garcia, LAPD in the SoCal Battle of the Badges main event. Mark your calendars fight fans this is a fight you don’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale now and start at $30 General Admission and $50 Ringside. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Doors open at 5pm first fight starts at 6pm.

Sep 2016 09

taylor-vs-joseThe UCA Light Heavyweight Champion Travon Taylor, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept returns to action Saturday October 1, 2016 to make his 2nd title defense against decorated amateur Jose Paxel, ASG Security. Taylor was last in action August 29, 2015 defending his title against Jose Carrillo Fausto’s Bail Bonds. Since his defeat to Taylor,  Carrillo has turned pro and holds a 1-0 record. Paxel is also coming off a huge victory over PJ McGee and “Fight of the Night” honors. This is sure to be a “Fight of the Night” contender. Don’t wait get your tickets now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are only $50. The SoCal Battle of the Badges goes down Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles)

Sep 2016 08

Travis-clarkUCA #3 Travis Clark, Stockton Police Dept. will face the UCA Middleweight Champion Hector Mendoza, Los Angeles Police Dept. Saturday October 1, 2016. Clark comes into the fight with upset on his mind and there is only one prize in his sights, the UCA championship belt. One will fall and one will emerge as the UCA Middleweight Champion. This is a fight fans dream fight. Don’t miss the SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles). Tickets are on sale and start at $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm.

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Hector-MendozaOn Saturday October 1, 2016 Hector Mendoza, Los Angels Police Dept. will make the first defense of his UCA Middleweight title against #3 Travis Clark, Stockton Police Dept. Months of hard work and long days in the gym have left Mendoza ready to take on his toughest challenge. “I’m glad Travis stepped up to take the fight. I’ll be ready for him but will he be ready for me?” Mendoza looks to put his stamp on the title by defending it. Don’t miss this one! The SoCal Battle of the Badges goes down Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Hotel & Resort, City of Industry. Tickets are on sale and start at $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm.

Sep 2016 03

Bugarin-Vs-OrtizThe former UCA Welterweight Champion Brent Bugarin, Santa Clara SD and undefeated Mike Ortiz, ARMY are in training camp preparing for war with one another. The undefeated Champion Bugarin is vacating his UCA Welterweight title to test the waters at 140lbs and start his climb to the Jr Welterweight title. Possibly setting up the biggest most anticipated fight of 2017 against the undefeated UCA Jr Welterweight Champion Shant Sheklanian, Madera Police Dept. Bugarin must first get by Ortiz. Don’t miss the SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. (Los Angeles). Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now! General Admission start at $30 and Ringside are $50.

Sep 2016 01

Untitled-1To become a champion you must push farther than you think you can go. Every fighter will confront exhaustion at some point. You must be able to get past the pain, the discomfort and the urge to give up. A fighter must empty the tank every workout. Leave it all in the gym, on the track and in the weight room. When fight day comes and you are waiting for your name to be called isn’t the time to be wondering if you could have worked a little harder. It’s too late. When it’s time to step through the ropes you can have no doubts. It’s time to compete like a champion, saving absolutely nothing of yourself. All your energy, all your heart, all your soul, all your competitive fire needs to explode in that ring. If you can do that you will be a UCA champion.

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FullSizeRender(12)David Bermudez, East Bay Regional Parks PD is preparing for the biggest fight of his career. Bermudez is scheduled to rumble with #3 Mike Delery, Los Angeles Police Department Saturday, October 1, 2016. Bermudez held an open work out at the Dragons Den, in Union City to show how ready he is. During the workout the former UCA undefeated Welterweight Champion Brent Bugarin, Santa Clara Sheriff’s Dept. walked in and padded up to give Bermudez a few rounds. What better way to prepare for a title fight then to spar with the champ. Will Bermudez become the new UCA Welterweight Champion? Find out Saturday October 1, 2016 SoCal Battle of the Badges at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, City of Industry. Ticket’s are on sale and start at $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside. Doors open at 5 pm first bell rings at 6 pm. To see Bermudez vs Bugarin sparring session visit https://youtu.be/WS0eUi-wDr4

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3 figFullSizeRender(13)hters walked away with UCA gold medals Friday night at the Hot August Fights event at the Doubletree Hotel In Sacramento. 4th ranked Devon “DJ” Dejoie, U.S. Navy moved up one weight class to square off with Hugh Estrada, CHP. When the final bell sounded Dejoie would pick up a unanimous decision win and UCA gold around his neck. IMG_3343Next up was Ray Cancel, CDCR, CSP Sac looking for his first win against Matt Eleopoulos, District Attorney’s Office. This was a back and forth battle between two evenly matched fighters. After 3 hard fought rounds Cancel IMG_3361would pick up his first win and UCA gold. The main event featured #1 ranked Josh Webb, CHP looking to add another check in the win column. Webb battled with Carey Mastin of Modesto for 3 competitive rounds. In the end it was Webb who used his experience and a calculated attack to pick up the victory and claim UCA gold.

Aug 2016 24

Must See Fight!

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Stevens-vs-GarciaWidely regarded as one of the best fighters in Public Safety the reigning and defending Cruiserweight Champion Brian Stevens, LASD returns to the ring Saturday October 1, 2016. Brian Stevens is the face of the cruiserweight division. He has held the title longer than any other champion. He defeated two #1 ranked challengers to win and defend his title. Stevens will face his 3rd #1 ranked opponent when he squares off with rising star Guillermo Garcia, LAPD. Ladies and gentlemen fights like this don’t come around often. When you have two supremely skilled fighters at the top of their game who are willing to fight each other you know there is going to be fireworks! The SoCal Battle of the Badges goes down Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles). Tickets are on sale and start at $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Fund raising efforts will benefit Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and the Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club.

Aug 2016 23

The UCA MiddleFullSizeRender(10)weight title challenger Travis Clark, Stockton PD held an open work out at SPYA Boxing Gym to promote his upcoming fight. Clark will challenge the UCA Middleweight Champion Hector Mendoza, LAPD on Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel. Clark is in tremendous shape and with over a month to go before fight time he is one pound over the 160 pound weight limit. When Travis was asked about his fight with Mendoza he had this to say, “Well the fight is in LA and Mendoza is from LA. I know in order for me to win the fight can’t be close.” When Clark’s coach Steve Salas was asked if he had a game plan or strategy, Salas said, “We have to work on Travis first. Once we get Travis where we need him we will work on our strategy for Mendoza.” Fight fans don’t miss this one. This Fight is worthy of Pay Per View. The SoCal Battle of the Badges is Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles). Tickets are on sale and start at $30 General Admission and $50 Ringside. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Fund raising efforts will benefit Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and the Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club. To see Travis Clark open workout photos visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/unitedcombatassociation/albums/72157669732934184

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The mHeadshot-posterost exciting Battle of the Badges of 2016 goes down Saturday, October 1st at Pacific Palms Resort. The best fighters in the game will battle for the greatest prize in Public Safety boxing. The reigning and defending UCA Cruiserweight Champion Brian Stevens, LASD will take on #1 ranked Guillermo Garcia, LAPD. The UCA Middleweight Champion Hector Mendoza, LAPD will defend his title against #3 Travis Clark, Stockton PD. Two highly skilled welterweights will steal the show when #3 Mike Delery, LAPD squares off with David Bermudez, East Bay Regional Parks PD for the vacant UCA Welterweight Championship title. Don’t miss the biggest names in the sport battle it out for charity Saturday October 1, 2016 the Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles). Ticket’s are on sale and start at General Admission $30 and Ringside are $50. Doors open at 5 pm first bell rings at 7 pm. Fund raising efforts will benefit Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and the Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club.

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FullSizeRenderThe SoCal Battle of the Badges Main Event will feature the UCA #1 ranked Cruiserweight Guillermo Garcia, Los Angeles Police Department vs the reigning and defending UCA Cruiserweight Champion Brian Stevens, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Will Garcia’s southpaw offensive arsenal be enough to defeat the champ? Find out Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. Doors open at 5 fight bell rings at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now! $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside.

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IMG_2993UCA #3, Mike Delery, Los Angeles Police Dept. is set to square off with the former #1 ranked Jr Middleweight and UNLV National Colligate runner-up David Bermudez, East Bay Regional Parks Police Dept. Delery is determined to join his stablemates UCA Middleweight Champion Hector Mendoza’s  and UCA Super Middleweight Champion Quincy Mirage at the top. “I know Bermudez has a lot of experience” Delery said.  “I’m going to give him all he can handle. He will know he is in a fight.” Don’t miss this one fight fans!  SoCal Battle of the Badges Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Resort & Hotel, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry. Tickets are on sale now! General Admission $30 and Ringside $50. Doors open at 5pm first fight starts at 6.

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3 LAPD figDSC_1838 (800x468)hters participated in an open workout Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the City of Angels boxing gym in Los Angeles to promote their upcoming fights. The UCA Middleweight Champion Hector Mendoza will defend his title against #3 Travis Clark, Stockton PD. Quincy Mirage will defend his UCA Super Middleweight Title vs TBA and #3 Mike Delery will take on former #1 ranked David Bermudez, East Bay Regional Parks PD for the UCA Welterweight Championship Title. Coach Jorge Gonzalez has a game plan for each of his fighters. He knows his fighters have tough challenges ahead of them and doesn’t want to give away what the fighters plan to do on fight night. Video cameras were turned off during sparring. Coach Gonzalez said “I don’t have any secrets, the only secret is hard work” The SoCal Battle of the Badges takes place Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles) Tickets are on sale now! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/uca-socal-battle-of-the-badges-tickets-26915293367
General Admission $30 Ringside are $50. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm. Fund raising efforts will benefit Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and the Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club.

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SoCal-October-2016_edited-2The Battle of the Badges is back with another blockbuster event featuring the biggest names in public safety boxing. On Saturday October 1, 2016 the Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles) will be the site of this ground breaking event. Ticket’s are on sale now. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/uca-socal-battle-of-the-badges-tickets-26915293367 General Admission $30 and Ringside are $50. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 7pm. Fund raising efforts will benefit Firefighters Cancer Foundation, Project 999, which provides financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, and the Santa Ana Unidos Boxing Club.

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The FullSizeRenderwomen’s UCA welterweight division has a new face and the name is Asiah Medawar, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept. Medawar squared off with #1 ranked Katherine Proudfoot, 29 Palms Fire Dept for the UCA Welterweight Championship Title in the SoCal Battle of the Badges main event Saturday night. These two lady warriors displayed their skills and heart in front of a capacity crowd at Agua Caliente Resort and Casino. After 3 championship rounds of action the decision would be left up to the judges. And The New….. UCA Welterweight Champion Asiah Medawar, San Bernardino Sheriffs Dept. Full results can be found on the results page. The SoCal Battle of the Badges returns with another block buster event Saturday October 1, 2016 at Pacific Palms Hotel & Resort, City of Industry (Los Angeles)

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DSC_0097 (800x706)The SoCal Battle of the Badges official weigh in took place at the Agua Caliente Resort & Casino this afternoon. The same venue will host tonight’s card. Headliners Asiah Medawar, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept and Kat Proudfoot, 29 Palms Fire Dept each weighed in under the 154 pound limit to make their UCA Welterweight Championship title fight official. All the fighters on the undercard also weighed in successfully. The only thing left to do now is fight! Tickets are no longer available! Tickets holders are in for a great night of fights.

Jul 2016 20

Fight Card

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SoCal Battle of the Badges, Saturday July 23, 2016 at Agua Caliente Resort and Casino. Don’t wait, get your tickets now! General Admission $20.00, Ringside $30.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Agua Caliente Box Office or online at Startickets.com or by call 1-866-923-7244. Doors open at 5pm first bell rings at 6pm.

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FullSizeRender(7)The UCA and the SoCal Battle of the Badges are proud to announce it’s exclusive partnership with Sabas Fight Gear. Sabas is becoming the leading fight brand for boxing and MMA and will showcase their products at the UCA SoCal Battle of the Badges Event October 1, 2016 at the Pacific Palms Resort, Los Angeles. Each fighter will wear customized gloves, and headgear with the UCA and SoCal Battle of the Badges logos. Sabas custom fight gear is sure to improve each athlete’s performance on fight night.

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At SABAS FIGHT GEAR we love boxing and mixed martial arts just as much as you do. We believe that everyone deserves high quality fight equipment at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on having the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We specialize in Sparring/Training Gear, we also manufacture Professional Fight Gloves. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come! For your own custom Sabas Fight Gear visit www.sabasfightgear.com

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