On November 5, 2016, NorCal Fight Series (NCFS) and West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC) will provide Isaiah Wright somebody his own size to pick on when the two promotions host a joint MMA event at the Metro City Soccer Complex in Rancho Cordova, California.
After thirteen amateur fights—most of which occurred at flyweight, though a couple took place at bantamweight—and amassing record of 9-4, Wright, who prepares for his pro debut, will finally compete at a weight suitable to his stature: strawweight. Mefi “Lil’ Monsta” Monterroso (2-0) will meet Wright in the middle of the NCFS/WFC cage for a tornado of human flesh totaling 230 pounds.
Monterroso, much like Wright, owns considerable experience as an amateur, except he’s never competed above flyweight and has previously planted his flag in the cage as a strawweight. As a member of the Misfits Of Gold, a striking offshoot of MMAGOLD, Wright has grown accustomed to proving himself in the role of an outsider.
The number of male competitors in the strawweight division is thin, which means: Wright may soon be required to add several pounds to his frame. But a win on his professional opener will have Wright, a fighter in one of the lightest categories in combat sports, feeling like a giant.