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‘Fight Night Club’ returns Thursday


Southern California prospects Luis Ramos Jr., Charles Huerta and Ronny Rios are returning to fight on the fourth Fight Night Club card Thursday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Versus and

Ramos (11-0, 6 knockouts) faces Cristian Favela (17-21-6, 10 KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico, in the six-round lightweight main event. Ramos has been one of the most-dominating fighters in the monthly series, stopping Baudel Cardenas and Sandro Marcos in lightweight bouts on the first two FNC shows.

Favela’s losing record is an indication that he will never contend for a title but he is durable and has a world-class chin: Only one of his 21 losses have come by knockout. He has lost five of his past six bouts, primarily against talented young prospects.

Huerta (11-1, 7 KOs) will fight Rodrigo Aranda (8-10-2, 2 KOs) in the six-round featherweight co-featured bout. Huerta will be trying to bounce back from a stunning setback on the second FNC show, when he was stopped in the first round by Derrick Wilson. Wilson has since signed with Golden Boy Promotions.

Aranda, a Mexican who now lives in Las Vegas, was outpointed by Rios (6-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round featherweight bout on last month’s FNC card.

On Thursday, Rios takes on Manuel Sarabia (16-29-9, 10 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico, in a four-round featherweight TV bout. Sarabia gave Huerta trouble when they met in February of last year, losing a split decision, but lost a unanimous decision when they met again four months later.

Ramos and Rios are from Santa Ana, Calif. Huerta is from Paramount, Calif.

Also on the card, Karl Dargan (4-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia faces Rennel Griffin (5-1-1, 1 KO) of Bridge City, La., in a six-round lightweight bout; Juan Sandoval of San Bernardino, Calif., making his pro debut, fights Victor Martinez (0-1) of Los Angeles; and Art Hovhannisyan (8-0-1, 3 KOs) of Glendale, Calif., and Eric Gudoy of Los Angeles, making his pro debut, will fight in separate bouts. Their opponents have yet to determined.

The Fight Night Club cards are televised on Versus and streamed live on, with a link at Yahoo! Sports. The TV portion of the next card will begin at 7 p.m.