Kathy Solorzano to Have Farewell Amateur MMA Bout at 559 Fights 73

By Natalie Zamudio Jun 27, 2019
Bakersfield, California, amateur mixed martial arts strawweight champion Kathy Solorzano will make her final walk to the cage for local MMA outfit 559 Fights this Saturday, June 29. The California central-valley-based promotion has counted Solorzano as one of its fighters since 2013.

Most recently, Solorzano won the 559 Fights 115-pound title by defeating Meggan Thamondong, and at 559 Fights 73 the 6-3 champ will be defending her strap one last time against Los Angeles native Jasmine Pouncy (4-6).

"Solorzano has been competing with us for as long as I can remember and when she wasn't competing, she was attending events with her teammates and still being very active within the community and supporting 559 Fights," said 559 Fights president Jeremy Luchau.

Though it is unclear what Solorzano's next move will be, Luchau is looking forward to the next phase of his fighter's career. "She's come a really long way. She fought girls in several different weight classes and competed over the last six or seven years. Kat is one of those people that you really love to see go on and do great things," Luchau added.

559 Fights 73 will feature 12 MMA fights, plus two grappling bouts, and one charity wrestling match between two local coaches. The entire night of competition goes down at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California.

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