Texas’ premier mixed martial arts promotion, Fury FC, is bringing a stacked March card to the Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio one night before the UFC comes to town. A flyweight bout between rising Mexican prospects Edgar Chairez and Gianni Vazquez will headline the evening, with Isaac Moreno set to meet Armus Guyton at 170 pounds in the co-main event.
Fight fans can catch Fury FC 76 streaming live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The amateur preliminary card will begin streaming three hours prior on the Fury FC Facebook page.
Main Event — Chairez vs. Vazquez
Mexican flyweight prospects will jockey for position in Friday’s main event. Chairez has put together a streak of near-alternated wins and losses going back to 2018 when he drew his first career loss against Axel Osuna at Combate 27. The lone exception came when he won back-to-back fights between 2021 and 2022 to earn a spot on last year’s season of Dana White’s Contender Series. However, Chairez came up short against Clayton Carpenter, who is quickly becoming a name to watch in the UFC. If he can defeat Vazquez, he’ll make it back-to-back wins once again, perhaps just in time for the upcoming season of DWCS.
Vazquez, meanwhile, has popped up on the prospect radar after picking up five wins in his last six fights. He is also 2-0 since making his way to the Texas-based Fury FC. He knocked out Devin Miller with a standing elbow at Fury FC 58, then won a unanimous decision against Adam Antolin at Fury FC 66 later in 2022. The Antolin fight marked Vazquez’ 125-pound debut, and the LFA and KOTC veteran has competed at as heavy of a weight as 145 pounds in his MMA career. In spite of this, both fighters possess comparable measurables, comparable records, and an ability to bring the fight to their opponents.
Co-Main Event — Moreno vs. Guyton
Rising welterweight Moreno, nicknamed, “Primetime,” is set to face the toughest test of his career to date against Guyton, a fighter who is no stranger to competing in Fury FC. Guyton is 1-2 since signing with Fury, having most recently dropped a split decision to recent lightweight title challenger Michael Murphy back in November. The Murphy fight proved to a be a one-off for Guyton, who is returning to his natural weight class looking to put an end Moreno’s unbeaten run.
Moreno, a self-described “point-fighter,” has no problem taking his opponents to the distance or finishing fights early, which may set himself up better for fights against more experienced opponents like Guyton. The 25-year-old also compiled a 5-0 record on the amateur circuit, which took place entirely under the Fury FC banner. He won the company’s amateur welterweight championship in his final fight before turning pro, needing just 50 seconds to finish his opponent by way of ground and pound. Moreno’s regional buzz should only continue to grow if he can score an emphatic victory over a fighter of Guyton’s stature.
Rest of the Card
Fury FC 76 will feature 10 amateur bouts leading up to a main card featuring 10 more pro fights. Tedrick Macklin will be chief among the fighters competing on the main card when he takes on Nico Echeverry in the featured bout. Macklin will not be the only 4-0 fighter competing on Friday’s card, however, as unbeaten middleweight prospect Lajuan Davis is set to face off against Fury FC fan favorite Zack Borrego in a bout that is sure to produce fireworks.
Dimitre Ivy, brother of former UFC welterweight Anthony Ivy, has compiled an impressive run as of late and will look to keep the good times rolling against Carlton Minus, a UFC veteran in his own right and mainstay on the Alaskan MMA scene. The changing weight class theme will persist in this fight, with Minus, who once fought Matthew Semelsberger at 170 pounds in the UFC, cutting down to 145 pounds for the first time in his career.
Another veteran of the UFC, Marcelo Rojo, will be making his return to active competition against Puerto Rico’s Angel Luis Cruz. Rojo went winless in three UFC fights, but delivered action-packed performances and did have some success while competing for Combate. Junior Cortez, the younger brother of UFC women’s flyweight contender Tracy Cortez, will open the main card at 135 pounds against 2-0 Elijah Smith. Lastly, bantamweights John Yannis and Casey Jones, along with lightweights Nicholas Whitehead and Ricky Romo and middleweights Zachary Reese and Tommie Britton will round out the main card.
Fury FC 76 Results
Edgar Chairez def. Gianni Vazquez via Submission (Armbar) at 2:04 of Round 4
Isaac Moreno def. Armus Guyton via TKO (punches) at 2:37 of Round 1
Tedrick Macklin def. Nico Echeverry via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lajuan Davis def. Zack Borrego via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Marcelo Rojo def. Angel Luis Cruz via TKO (strikes) at 3:16 of Round 1
Carlton Minus def. Dimitre Ivy via Knockout (left hook) at :28 of Round 2
John Yannis def. Casey Jones via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Zachary Reese def. Tommie Britton via TKO (strikes) at :48 of Round 1
Nicholas Whitehead def. Ricky Romo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Junior Cortez def. Elijah Smith via TKO (punches) at 2:19 of Round 3
Amateur Preliminary Card
Micah White def. Joe Perez via Submission (Standing RNC) at 2:43 of Round 1
Alivia Bierley def. Alex Apodaca via Submission (RNC) at 2:05 of Round 2
Alexandra Carlson def. Alexia Delgadillo via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Jonathan Torres def. Alfredo Cisneros via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Hunter Williams def. Jesse Robles via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ethan Perales def. Chris Harper via TKO (strikes) at 1:14 of Round 2
Sedric Hill def. Justin Weschenfelder via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Miguel Ochoa def. Chris Knopf via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sean Cantu def. Juan Maltos via TKO (strikes) at :40 of Round 2
Ricky Yracheta def. Kenji Sato via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)