The highly anticipated professional debut of Jesse “The Tornado” Tafoya will come at June 30th’s Jackson’s MMA Series XXV, against a foe he’s shared the battlefield with before .
The first meeting between Tafoy & fellow pro debut-er George “Buzzsaw” Martinez came at Jackson’s MMA Series XV. The result of the first meeting was Tafoya walking away with a 2nd round submission victory.
During his amateur run Tafoya (11-6 amateur source him) won individual titles in MMA & Kickboxing, along with being a member of the New Mexico Predators, who won season 2 of the Elite Amateur Fight League. Tafoya closed his amateur run with 3 consecutive wins. The last a 0:51 knock out of Adrian Lopez.
Martinez (8-5-1 amateur source tapology) a Colorado native ended his pro career with a 6 fight win streak. The streak had 5 of 6 ending by knockout and the final 3 ending in the 1st round.
145: Jess Martinez 3-0 vs. Henry Barahona 2-2
170: Josh Moreno 3-0 vs. Ryan Kelly 7-2
125: Jesse Tafoya 0-0 vs. George Martinez 0-0
125: Josiah Reyes 1-1 vs. Andre Mitchell 1-4
115: Brianne Jhun 1-1 vs. Mika Carpenter 1-0
145:. Dan Argueta 1-1 vs.Jesse Sanders 1-1
145: Marc Entenberg 1-0 vs. Kevin Long 0-1
135: Quintin Carmichael vs. Jake Wilson 0-0
135: Kevin Moore 0-0 vs. Zac Rodriguez 0-0
180: Daniel Martinez 0-1 vs. Marcus Ortega 0-0
125: Nate Cullison 3-0 vs. Charles Gillespie 0-0
155: Jesse Moorhouse 2-1 vs. TBA