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Nick Diaz’s MMA promotion announces June 22 event

Nick Diaz’s MMA promotion announces June 22 event

It’s probably not too hard to find a fight in Stockton, California on a Saturday night but, thanks to local product (and UFC welterweight) Nick Diaz, fans in the area will have a chance to see some legitimate scraps go down rather than street-corner scuffles. Diaz’s newly-formed WAR MMA organization recently announced the lineup for the promotion’s inaugural event and there are even a few familiar faces scheduled for action.

According to a press release, Daniel Roberts will face Justin Baesman on June 22 at the Stockton Arena in the evening’s main event. Roberts, who spent some time competing in the Octagon a few years ago, is 14-4 with the bulk of his victories coming by way of submission. Comparably, Baesman holds a career mark of 12-4 and is on a two-fight winning streak.

Also scheduled for the show, WEC veteran Antonio Banuelos will look to improve on his 20-9-1 record against Benny Vinson (4-1). Other announced bouts include Roy Boughton-Liron Wilson, Darin Cooley-Cody Gibson, Mike Persons-Clayton McKinney, and Caleb Mitchell-Evan Esguerra.

Fights will be contested in a ring rather than a cage and elbows will not be allowed.