Callum Walsh vs Villarreal LIVE On UFC Fight Pass TONIGHT!

11/09/2023 - No comments

Tonight, fans are in for a treat as 360 Promotions’ Hollywood Fight Nights takes center stage, showcasing an array of talent with ‘King’ Callum Walsh leading the charge. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ET with the first bell at 7:15 p.m. ET.  The UFC FIGHT PASS broadcast starts at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

Irish sensation Walsh, who stands undefeated, is just a heartbeat away from defending his WBC US Silver Super Welterweight Title against the tenacious New Yorker Ismael ‘The Beast’ Villarreal. With a near-perfect knockout record, Walsh is expected to bring the heat in a fight that is grabbing the attention of fans around the world, all being streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS.

With a lineup that promises non-stop action, fans will witness Cain Sandoval, a knockout artist from Sacramento, pitting his perfect record against Brooklyn’s own Wesley ‘El Bongocero’ Ferrer in a lightweight division fight.

The light heavyweight division will not disappoint as Umar Dzambekov, yet another fighter with an unblemished record, steps into the ring against the powerful punches of ‘The French Revolution’, Frederic Julan.

Adding to the night’s action, Gor Yeritsyan, the undefeated welterweight from Armenia, will throw down against Luis Alberto ‘Lucho’ Veron in a bout that is sure to have fans on the edge of their seats.

New York City’s Brian Ceballo is all set to go toe-to-toe with Kenneth McNeil in what promises to be an electrifying super welterweight fight.

Meanwhile, featherweight action will see Omar Trinidad looking to maintain his undefeated streak against Andrew Bentley.

Kicking off the night, in the super featherweight division, Ireland’s Feargal McCrory will put his perfect record on the line against New York’s own Nikolai Buzolin.

Umar Dzambekov added to Walsh – Villarreal undercard

Coming in hot from Los Angeles, undefeated dynamo Umar Dzambekov (7-0, 5 KOs) is set to square off with Brooklyn’s own heavy hitter, Frederic ‘The French Revolution’ Julan (13-2, 10 KOs). This  eight-rounder is the curtain raiser for the main event featuring ‘King’ Callum Walsh and Ismael Villarreal, lighting up The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 9. And if you can’t be there in person, catch it live on UFC FIGHT PASS.

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Promoter Tom Loeffler couldn’t hide his excitement. “Our Hollywood Fight Nights at Madison Square Garden has created serious excitement. This upcoming fight between Dzambekov and Julan? Just more proof we’re delivering quality on November 9.”

And there’s more buzz! “The first boxing event on UFC FIGHT PASS at Madison Square Garden, right during one of UFC’s grandest fight weeks? We’re pumped!”

Austria’s pride, Umar Dzambekov, remarked, “Fighting at Madison Square Garden is every pugilist’s fantasy. And here I am, living it on my 8th pro fight. November 9 on UFC FIGHT PASS is going to be a milestone for me.”

Paris-born Frederic Julan shared, ”Returning to the Garden? Man, it’s like a dream. Twice in a year? That’s magic. Fans better brace themselves for a spectacle come November 9.”

Since his pro debut in 2017, 25-year-old Dzambekov, with his southpaw stance, has showcased not only his power but also his knack for cornering foes in the ring. Now, training at the renowned Wild Card Boxing Gym in LA, under the watchful eyes of Marvin Somodio and Pepe Reilly, he’s stamped himself as a surefire entertainer.

November 9 isn’t just another date for Dzambekov; it’s his maiden fight at Madison Square Garden, coming off a knockout victory against David Zegarra in August 2023.

Julan, not to be outdone, will be entering the ring with victory on his mind, especially after his February triumph over Decarlo Perez. Let’s not forget his spirited bout against Joe Ward last December at the Garden. A decision that could’ve gone either way.

Final Quotes

‘King’ Callum Walsh:

With each fight, the stakes rise higher for me. I’ve been consistently overpowering my opponents, and they haven’t provided me with the challenge I seek. It’s clear the fights need to escalate in intensity and significance. This upcoming bout will be a measure of my true skill.

Dana White supports genuine fighters, and that is the status I intend to demonstrate. I accept every opponent and every fight that comes my way, striving to establish my place in the ring.

Aware of Villarreal’s determination to triumph on his own turf, I recognize his drive. Despite facing only a single, disputable defeat, I’m here to affirm my commitment to the New York fighting scene. I’ve never felt better; my training has been exceptional, leaving me feeling robust and in peak condition.

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My approach to my career is straightforward—focus on the fight right in front of me and secure the win. I don’t buckle under pressure; I simply set out to conquer the fight ahead.

The Irish presence will be undeniable in the crowd tomorrow, matched by a strong turnout for Villarreal. The support may be evenly divided, but the Irish voices will surely dominate.

Ismael ‘The Beast’ Villarreal:

Many have cast me as the less likely to win, yet my goal remains clear—to display my talent and secure victory when the night is over.

The excitement and media coverage surrounding this fight have been invigorating.

I’m well-versed in both the art of boxing and the raw ferocity of a brawl, ready to engage in either style in tomorrow’s fight. Known for my aggressive approach, I aim to maintain the intensity from start to finish.

Walsh’s appeal is understandable—he’s a strong, young Irish fighter with a magnetic presence. Expectations are for a crowd split in their loyalties, which is typical of a city as eclectic as New York.

Weigh In Results

Callum Walsh 154 vs. Ismael Villarreal 153.4
Cain Sandoval 140 vs. Wesley Ferrer 138.8
Umar Dzambekov 175.8 vs. Frederic Julan 175.8
Gor Yeritsyan 146.8 vs. Luis Alberto Veron 145.4
Brian Ceballo 154 vs. Kenneth McNeil 151
Omar Cande Trinidad 126.6 vs. Andrew Bentley 127.6
Feargal McCrory 132 vs. Nikolai Buzolin 132.4

For those looking to experience the raw, live energy of boxing, a limited number of tickets remain available. With prices ranging from $35 for the budget-conscious to $205 for those wanting to splash out, there’s a seat for every level of excitement. Tickets are up for grabs online at www.msg.com, the Madison Square Garden box office, and through Ticketmaster locations. For accessible and companion seating, the Accessibility Department can be reached at 888.609.7599.