New Pro MMA Series Announced For Bakersfield

October 27, 2016

Pro Mixed Martial Arts Series Announced

Bakersfield Fight Club To Launch In January 2017


The last fight series in Bakersfield was 17 years ago at Centennial Garden Arena and called Fight Night at The Garden, fast forward to today as former Bakersfield Jam owner Stan Ellis announced the first Mixed Martial Arts series ever in Bakersfield with the launch of Bakersfield Fight Club.

“After selling the Jam I wanted to find another exciting event to bring to the Dignity Health Event Center as so many of my Jam sponsors and season seat holders keep asking for more quality entertainment, said Ellis, who sold his NBA D-League team to the Phoenix Suns earlier this year. With the continued growing popularity of mixed martial arts I felt that with the right promoter we could make the Event Center come alive again, so I am happy to partner with Roy Englebrecht Promotions to launch Bakersfield Fight Club with six shows in 2017.”

The six date fight series will kick off on Thursday, January 26, 2017 with additional shows held on the last Thursday night of March 30th, May 25th, July 27th, September,28th and November 30th. All shows will begin at 7:00pm. Each Bakersfield Fight Club show will feature six pro bouts with one added amateur bout featuring the best two amateur fighters in Bakersfield.

“The commitment that Stan has made to bring high quality MMA shows to Bakersfield is music to any promoter’s ears, said Englebrecht, and fans can be assured that they will see exciting fights with fighters who have fought in the UFC, Bellator, Combate Americas, and World Series of Fighting. These shows will be as much fun as sports fans can have on a Thursday night in Bakersfield.”

The Bakersfield Fight Club Organizational Chart:                                                                                   

     Stan Ellis: Owner                                                                                                                                   

     Teresa Howard: President                                                                                                                       

     Heather Carabajal: Vice President of Operations                                                                       

     Marco Parades: Director of Productions                                                                                               

     Mike Hart: Fight Announcer                                                                                                           

     Roy Englebrecht: Promoter

The Official Bakersfield Fight Club website is

For Season Seat, Suites, VIP Lofts, and Sponsorship information contact Teresa Howard in the Bakersfield Fight Club office at 661-615-6550 or emailing Individual tickets to the Bakersfield Fight Club Opening Night on Thursday, January 27, 2017 will go on sale on November 15th at