World Fighting Federation 18 features two undefeated fighters
World Fighting Federation 18 this Saturday features two undefeated fighters
June 27, 2014
The main event for World Fighting Federation 18 on June 28 at Wild Horse Pass Casino in Chandler features two undefeated Arizona-based welterweights — Raymond Pina and Te Edwards.
And one of them has to lose.
WFF founder and renowned wrestling coach Thom Ortiz thinks it’s a main-event matchup on an exciting card that features two promising MMA prospects.
“Both of these guys will be in the UFC some day,” Ortiz said. “Them taking the chance to fight this early, it shows how courageous both fighters are.”
Both fighters have a heavy wrestling background, but Ortiz said they’ve been working on their striking and that their specialties should negate each other.
“They’re going to throw down,” Ortiz said. “I doubt you’ll see this fight go three rounds. Both are going for the knockout.”
Edwards (1-0) wrestled at Arizona State under Ortiz for two seasons before transferring to Old Dominion. His lone professional fight was a first-round TKO victory over Brad Mountain under the Shogun Fights promotion in Baltimore last October.
Pina (3-0) hails from Tucson and was a two-time Arizona state wrestling champion at Sunnyside High School. This is his third fight in the WFF and all three of his fights have ended either via TKO or submission.
Pina thinks the result of Saturday’s fight won’t be any different.
“I see myself hopefully by TKO in the second round, early third round,” Pina said.