Organizers are trying to secure the venue for Trench Tech’s final event for the year.
The Alvarez-Wusstig match is one of the three title bouts in next month’s competition, which has a tentative list of five undercard fights.
Wusstig will be making his second defense of the 145-lb. belt after dethroning former champion Shane “Pikaboo” Alvarez in Trench Warz 15: Supremacy by split decision on Dec. 11, 2011. The Countershot MMA fighter successfully defended his featherweight title with a second-round technical knockout of Jessie Fasi two years ago.
Roman and Shane are first cousins and are both Trench Tech fighters like Fasi.
Roman is still undefeated after three fights, two of which were recorded in the Pacific Xtreme Combat. He scored a knockout win by head kick against Jay Taijeron in the first round of their bout in last year’s PXC 40 and then earned a unanimous decision win over McKlane Alfred in PXC 42 early this year.
Wusstig holds a 4-7 mark but has not fought since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Nate Quiniola Thorell in PXC 36 last year. That was his second straight defeat as he also lost to Mark Striegl by submission scarf hold armlock with 1:38 left in the first round in PXC 33 in 2012.
Meanwhile, in the two other title fights, Juggernaut Fight Club’s Will “The Kill” Chope will take on Trench Tech and Rites of Passage veteran Jose “Young Blood” Ramirez of Guam in a lightweight superfight bout, while Guam’s Rocky “Rock Star” Quichocho will face Japan’s Tiger “Bukake” Yatsui for the heavyweight title.
The undercard bouts will have Guam Muay Thai teammates Dino “NHB” Cruz, Eric “Gatti” Gatman and Mike Picini facing Travis “Flyingman” Eubanks, John Tudela and Ben Flores, respectively, while Josh “Chaos” Duenas clashes with Ernie Santos.
Trench Tech founder and fight promoter Cuki Alvarez is still looking for “Shiska” Bob Alvarez’s opponent in a 155-lb bout.
For more information, call Cuki Alvarez at 483-4662. (Jon Perez)