If you enjoyed watching Lucas Gubbins (6-1) and Raymond Lopez (3-2) duke it out for the NorCal Fight Series (NCFS) Welterweight Title earlier this year in May, there’s no reason to miss the rematch at Cage Combat Fighting Championships on December 3, 2016.
The pace these two amateur mixed martial artists pushed in their first encounter equated to a professional standard. Over the course of all three, championship rounds, Gubbins dominated with a relentless pressure, though Lopez’s grit prevented him from wilting and forcing the judges to render a verdict. Relive their exchange before imagining what’s in store on the Solano Fairgrounds in Vallejo, California:
Since pulling the belt out from Lopez’s feet at NCFS 2, scoring one takedown after another, the product of MMAGOLD has been sidelined. Gubbins’s inactivity isn’t due to choice; instead, unfortunate circumstance has kept him from hearing the cage door’s click. On November 5th, he was expected to defend his strap at NCFS 4,
but the scheduled opponent left him standing at the scale without a dance partner.
Lopez stomped out of the Metro City Soccer Complex after dropping the decision loss to Gubbins and set his sights on revenge. After returning to the drawing board at Napa Valley MMA, Lopez churned out a unanimous decision victory of his own in July at MMA Madness: Best of the Best Fight Series.
When Gubbins and Lopez clashed like bucks vying for territory in their initial go around, it was just down the road from MMAGOLD’s headquarters. On December 3rd, Cage Combat FC sets up shop in Lopez’s backyard; therefore, Gubbins must enter enemy territory to demonstrate the previous outcome against Lopez wasn’t a fluke.