Fight Club OC’s Opener features Pro debut of Austin Brooks, Adrian Najera plus Dennis “Fatality” Fisher

Opening the MMA portion of this year’s Roy Englebrecht’s 2020 Fight Club OC show will be the exciting and explosive match between Joey Dorado (1-0) from Santa Ana, Calif. going up against San Diego’s very own Adrian Najera (2-0, 1 KO) from the San Diego Combat Academy in a three round Flyweight match, and as they say, somebody’s 0 has got to go in what promises to be another MMA classic!

Headlining the boxing side on opening night will be Newport Beach’s Andrew Segura 2-0 with 2 KOs. Segura will be facing Huntington Beach, California legend Guadalupe Arroyo, a seasoned veteran with 20 bouts, in a four round Super Featherweight match.
Featured MMA Bout of the Night has Fullerton’s Trent Meaux 7-6, 3 KOs battling Benji Gomez (9-12 with 2 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. in a three round Bantamweight bout.
At the 10th Planet Gym in Spring Valley, Calif., we see mates from San Diego’s City Boxing gym to include their Head Boxing Coach Vernon Lee (c) gathered around their star performer, Austin Brooks after another of his big wins. At this point, winning had become a habit for Mr. Brooks.

In addition, they have 25-year-old boxer Austin Brooks of La Mesa, Calif. taking on 27-year-old Javier Francisco Navarro of Madera, Calif., in what promises to be an even more exciting four round Featherweight war between two southpaws. Over the past four years, Brooks, as a local USA Amateur boxer in USA Amateur Boxing’s LBC 44 CAL Border (which includes both San Diego and Imperial Counties), has been wiping the floor up with the competition. This top featherweight (122 to 126 lbs.) has been schooled/trained by the very best, Vernon Lee at City Boxing Downtown and now The Arena Gym’s Basheer Abdullah in Point Loma. Serious opponents have come from near and far, North and South of America’s Finest City to face this accomplished boxer. With his solid chin, ring savvy, quick hands, remarkable win/loss record, it’s now time for Brooks to take that next step, join the Pro ranks. There’s no doubt the San Diego Boxing community is excited about this latest development.


How much do we know about Brooks’ opponent? Very little. Only that Mr. Navarro (right) from Madera, Calif., a fellow rookie, stands 5’6″ tall and has a full beard. He’ll be traveling 282 miles south to get to the Fight Club OC in Costa Meza, while our homie, Brooks, will be heading 90 miles north.

Also featured on the undercard, you have Super Lightweights Uriel Villanueva of Santa Ana facing John Ornelas of Lake Elsinore. Like in the Brooks/Navarro match-up, both of these gentlemen will be making their pro boxing debuts. And since embarking on your pro career always brings out the best in a young fighter, you can also expect this one to be a classic.

Then they have Mixed Martial Artist Danny Silva (3-0) from Santa Ana, Calif. taking on the 5’11”, 145 lb. Dennis “Fatality” Fisher (0-2) of the Alliance MMA Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. in a three round featherweight match. You don’t get a nickname like “Fatality”, unless you’ve earned it and this is one of the reasons people enjoy watching Mr. Fisher .

Tickets for this February 20th show and all of the 2020 Fight Club OC and Garden Casino Fight Night shows are available by visiting All tickets are currently priced at $60. 

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