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Palacios-Cacdac Showdown Highlights Strikeforce “Young Guns” Card

Strikeforce Young Guns 3A featherweight (145 lb. limit) battle between Bay Area locals Jose Palacios (3-1) and Alvin Cacdac (4-4) will usher the return of Strikeforce’s “Young Guns” mixed martial arts (MMA) series to San Jose’s Civic Auditorium on Saturday, September 13th.

Tickets for the “Young Guns” event, priced from $40, can be purchased by calling Strikeforce corporate headquarters at 408-998-8232 or by visiting the Civic Auditorium box office, on the day of the event.

Both the 25-year-old Palacios and the 24-year-old Cacdac are looking to rebound from defeats that they suffered at Strikeforce’s last event, “Melendez vs. Thomson,” which took place at San Jose’s HP Pavilion on Friday, June 27th. Palacios gave up a three-round unanimous judges’ decision to Bobby Stack while Cacdac tapped out from a rear naked choke placed on him by Bryan Caraway in the first round of their matchup.

The “Young Guns” card will be comprised of the following matchups:

  • Main Event: Jose Palacios (3-1) vs. Alvin Cacdac – 145 lb. limit
  • Luke Rockhold (2-1) vs. TBA – 185 lb. limit
  • Andrew Valladarez (3-2) vs. David Barrios (0-4) – 135 lb. limit
  • Evan Esguerra (1-2) vs. Gabby Solorio (0-1) – 145 lb. limit
  • Eric Meaders (2-8-1) vs. Ron Kesler (2-1) – 170 lb. limit
  • Jorge Interiano (1-0) vs. Chris Bostick (2-2) – 205 lb. limit
  • Yohan Banks (1-1) vs. David Ashkinaz (1-0) – Heavyweight (265 lb. limit)
  • Adam Antolin (1-0) vs. Hugo Govea (0-1) – 130 lb. limit
  • Justin Holdaas (1-1) vs. Jaime Rodriguez (0-1) – 170 lb. limit
  • Genaro Strangis (0-0) vs. Alexander Trivino (2-0) – 155 lb. limit
  • Mike Davis (0-0) vs. OJ Dominguez (0-0) – 155 lb. limit

The September 13th affair marks Strikeforce’s third “Young Guns” card in history. The series was forged in 2006 to nurture young upstarts by providing them with the opportunity to hone their martial arts combat skills in a grassroots environment.

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