Andrew Chavez (4-0) has been leveling the rolling landscape of El Dorado Hills, California by pounding the pavement in preparation for NCFS/WFC on November 5, 2016.
When Chavez received the call that his opponent, Grant Paulin (3-0), wouldn’t be making the trek from Ukiah to the Metro City Soccer Complex in Rancho Cordova, he felt his rock hard abs erode as his stomach sank. Luckily, the promoters of NorCal Fight Series (NCFS) and West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC) were able to locate another amateur willing to fill the vacancy on short-notice: Cody Guttierrez (0-0).
Though Guttierrez trains out of Moore’s Martial Arts in Manteca, he’s absent, at least on paper, of any advantages over Chavez. Even with a puncher’s chance, it’s difficult for any pundit to grant Guttierrez odds equivalent to, or near, fifty percent.
Chavez may be labeled an amateur, but he forged ahead with a professional work ethic. Doug Casebier (Coach Doug), MMAGOLD’s strength and conditioning coach, has been sifting every ounce of weakness from Chavez’s body, building stamina for five five-minute rounds while sanctioned by C.A.M.O (California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization) for three two-minute rounds.
Every MMAGOLD member who has shared rounds with Chavez leading into NCFS/WFC has sharpened his craft and confidence; therefore, he didn’t hesitate in adding five pounds of pressure when welcoming MMA’s freshest debutant, changing what was previously a lightweight bout into a catchweight (160-pounds).
NCFS/WFC won’t have a red carpet inside the Metro City Soccer Complex on November 5th, unless there’s a blood leak. Find out if Chavez is the host that gives Guttierrez the most to think about when progressing his MMA career.