Fresquez Productions in association with Mike Winkeljohn and Greg Jackson held a press conference to a Isleta Resort & Casino to announce the formation and first event for JacksonWink Fight Nights.
The first event will be February 25 with a Flyweight main event pitting UFC vet Joby Sanchez against El Paso’s Jesus Urbina. Sanchez a member of JacksonWink MMA, started out his pro career with 6 consecutive stoppage victories, earning a call up to the UFC. Sanchez debuted in the octagon losing a unanimous decision to Wilson Reis, rebounded with a split decision win over Tateki Matsuda, and saw his time with the promotion end following a 2nd round TKO loss to Geane Herrera. The former Valley High School wrestler and martial artists who started his journey at the Chavez Dojo, got back int eh win column, 6-months laster submitting Martion Sandoval at GKO 7. Urbina of 10th Planet El Paso, started his pro run off at 2-2, but has since won 6 of his last 7. Urbina, who has all 4 of his finshes by submission, is on a 2 fight win streak having submitted Johnny Guillen at Southwest Brawl 4 and taking a unanimous decision from Matt Betzold at WFF 32.
The co-main event will see Bellator vet “Saint” Nick Gonzalez against Mission Texas’s Issac Matamoros. After 40 months away from action Gonzalez returned to the cage this past June scoring a 1st round TKO win over Gilbert Cuhen in the main event of Jackson’s MMA Series XIX. Matatmoros went 1-2 as an amateur. As a pro Matatmoros won his debut over Rolando Rodriguez by unanimous decision and has seen about 3 other fights fall through.
Judgment MMA’s, Knock out artist Anthony “Iron Man” Rozema was announced for the card but is awaiting an opponent.
The last finalized pro bout will be at Lightweight with JacksonWink MMA’s Javier Palacios taking on Harvey Park from Force of One MMA in Clovs, NM. In his first 3 pro bouts Palacios went 3-0, including submitting Dez Hill. Palacios will be looking to rebound froma October 2015, knock out loss to Dorian Dixon. Park is on a 4 fight win streak that included 3 straight knockout, and is coming off submitting Bounmy Somchay in November.
The feature amateur bout will see high school wrestler turned mixed martial artist Chris Rojas against Carlsbad’s Dakota Munro, who has a very slick submission game.