Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (9-1) has announced that he has a new dance partner for May 7th’s Tachi Palace Fight 23, instead of facing Gabriel Solorio, the opponent will be TUF season 8 alum Charles Diaz (15-5 mixedmartialarts.com, 11-7 sherdog.com)
Quintana a member of Luttrell’s MMA, had been expected to compete on March 28th but as we know in the fight game things can change in an instant and that hole event ended up being canceled. Quintana last fought in November defeating Thomas Soto to capture the Triple A MMA Featherweight title. The was “The Bullet’s” 9 in a row; and all those wins have come by knock out. Prior to the fight on April 27th Quintana along with several teammates will be trying out for the 22nd season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.
In 2009 Diaz stepped away from the cage, while on a 7 fight win streak and coming off a decision win over Pat Curran. Returning to action in 2015 Diaz has not found the same success having been submitted by Nick Compton and knocked out by Jamir Toledo.
Tachi Palace Fight 23 is on May 7th at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California; and is headlined by Chidi Njokuani challenging Max Griffin for the TPF Welterweight title.