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Palace Fighting Championship

Palace Fighting Championship
Type Unknown
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 2007
Founder(s) Christian Printup
Headquarters Lemoore, CA, United States
Website http://www.palacefightingchampionship.com/

Palace Fighting Championship (or PFC) was a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization based in the United States that was created in 2007 by Christian Printup. It ceased operations in 2009.

In 2001, Printup helped Reed Harris and Scott Adams develop the World Extreme Cage Fighting (WEC) organization through his position as Director of Entertainment at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California. The WEC almost exclusively presented their events at the casino venue. Printup co-produced and marketed the first 23 WEC events and is considered one of the driving forces in the growth of mixed martial arts in Central California. Printup also travelled with the WEC to other venues to help coordinate shows that did not take place in Lemoore. A veteran boxing promoter, Printup was the recipient of the Promoter of the Year award for his achievements in promoting women's boxing by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and North American Boxing Federation (NABF) in 2007 and 2008. When Harris and Adams sold the WEC to Zuffa the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in late 2006, Printup created the Palace Fighting Championship in January, 2007. Viewed as a minor circuit, Palace Fighting Championship features up and coming MMA stars of the Central Valley and state of California. PFC is known to host events almost exclusively at Tachi Palace. Some notable PFC competitors include former UFC's Brian Cobb, The Ultimate Fighter 1's Lodune Sincaid, former UFC's Xavier Foupa-Pokam, and UFC's Evan Dunham.

In July 2009, Palace Fighting Championship stopped operating events at Tachi Palace, severing a longstanding relationship. The promotion’s web site was shut down.

Sources claimed that PFC president Christian Printup continued to own the rights to the promotion and its contracts, and claimed that the PFC could resurface elsewhere under a different name.

In October 2009. Printup announced that he has joined a new company ESMG World, INC with undisclosed partners and that their new venture Fight Night to the Playboy Mansion will begin operation in 2010. ESMG intends to license the Playboy Playmate dancers and stage mixed martial arts, boxing and muay thai events world wide with Playboy models, music and cross-promotions as part of the event.

In July 2010 Printup announced that he is re-branding the PFC as Premier Fighting Championship and will stage mixed martial arts, boxing and muay thai events with the sub title, "So You Think You Can Fight?"

Printup is also well known as being a co-producer of Fight Night at the Playboy Mansion events with his long-time partner George Chung.

In 2012, Printup joined the Viacom owned Bellator MMA organization as the Director of Fight Operations.

Events

The first event, PFC 1: King of the Ring, took place on January 18, 2007. As of PFC 13: Validation, which took place May 8, 2009, there have been 19 PFC events held in 3 cities and within two U.S. states.[1]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
19 PFC 13: Validation 02009-05-08May 8, 2009 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
18 PFC: Best of Both Worlds 2 02009-04-23April 23, 2009 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
17 PFC: Best of Both Worlds 02009-02-06February 6, 2009 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
16 PFC 12: High Stakes 02009-01-22January 22, 2009 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
15 PFC 11: All In 02008-11-20November 20, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
14 PFC: Martinez vs. Lorenz 02008-10-23October 23, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
13 PFC 10: Explosive 02008-09-26September 26, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
12 PFC: Bias vs. Blood 02008-08-21August 21, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
11 PFC 9: The Return 02008-07-07July 7, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
10 PFC 8: A Night of Champions 02008-05-08May 8, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
9 PFC 7.5: New Blood 02008-04-26April 26, 2008 Eagle Mountain Casino Porterville, California
8 PFC 7: Palace Fighting Championship 7 02008-03-20March 20, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
7 PFC: Olson vs. Alfonso 02008-02-29February 29, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
6 PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender 02008-01-17January 17, 2008 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
5 PFC 5: Beatdown at 4 Bears 02007-11-10November 10, 2007 4 Bears Casino and Lodge New Town, North Dakota
4 PFC 4: Project Complete 02007-10-18October 18, 2007 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
3 PFC 3: Step Up 02007-07-19July 19, 2007 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
2 PFC 2: Fast and Furious 02007-03-22March 22, 2007 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California
1 PFC 1: King of the Ring 02007-01-18January 18, 2007 Tachi Palace Lemoore, California

Current champions

References

External links

  • Palace Fighting Championships official website
  • PFC event results at Sherdog
  • "Palace Fighting Championship Folds" - Sports Illustrated
  • "Will Tank vs. Kimbo happen after all?" - Yahoo Sports
  • "Palace Fighting Championship returns to Lemoore" - The Hanford Sentinel

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