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“Were really excited to have Smith involved with West Coast (WCFC),” CEO of WCFC Branden Ware told SRMMA. “A lot of people are talking about the Gaines and Smith fight. . .It's going to be a stand up war.”
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West Coast Fighting Championship (WCFC) has recently made a bigger name for themselves by signing two professional MMA veterans with previous experience on the "big" stage. March 29, Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (17-10) signed a two fight deal with WCFC according to their website. His first action inside the WCFC is scheduled for June 9th in Yuba City, CA. Smith is a veteran of the organizations Strikeforce and the UFC. Smith has commentated alongside fighter Tim McKenzie and Jeff Gallion at the inaugural WCFC event in January. WCFC comes to the Yuba / Sutter Fairgrounds on June 9th to showcase Marcus Gaines (9-18) taking on Smith in a match-up of heavy handed foes. Gaines, who hasn’t always been on the winning side of bouts, is riding a three fight winning streak with his last victory coming by way of knock out in the first round. It took just over two minutes for Gaines to leave his opponent Chris Sheridan unconscious at Gladiator Challenge.
“Were really excited to have Smith involved with West Coast (Fighting Championship),” CEO of WCFC Branden Ware told SRMMA. “A lot of people are talking about the Gaines and Smith fight. . . It's going to be a stand up war. ”
Smith and Gaines will be fighting for the WCFC middleweight title as the main attraction of the event. Also on the card is one of the newest additions to WCFC, Dominic “All Day” Clark. Clark (3-1) has two first round submission victories to his name and, even though he was unsuccessful, he fought in the ZUFFA owned Strikeforce his last time out. His opponent, Daniel Price, trains out of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, Ca. Price (5-3) won his last bout by knock out and seems very hungry to garner more respect in his career by defeating a Strikeforce caliber opponent.
“I'm fighting on June 9th (in) Yuba city against a Strikeforce veteran,” Price wrote on his social media. “This is a huge opportunity to knock off a good opponent and get good recognition.”
Tickets are now on sale at WESTCOASTFIGHTING.COM and range from $25- $200.
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