Cobb, Wipf Set to Battle for PFC Lightweight Belt


Josh Rosenthal and Brian Cobb. Photo courtesy of the Palace Fighting Championship.

LEMOORE – Brian Cobb has been one of the more steady additions to the Palace Fighting Championship.

The Bakersfield, Calif. mixed martial artist made his PFC debut in May 2008 with a unanimous decision victory over then PFC World Lightweight champ Diego Saraiva. Since, Cobb has dispatched of David Garner in his first PFC title defense and then stayed busy with a victory in another promotion in November.

Cobb (14-4) will now defend his title against one of the PFC’s young talents, Las Vegas, Nev.’s Lance Wipf. (8-1) on Thursday, January 22 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino.

“I know that Lance trains with Randy Couture and those guys and Xtreme Couture,” Cobb said. “I know that he has pretty heavy hands. I’m just going to stick to the same game plan as usual and pressure him and put the fight where they’re most uncomfortable.”

Wipf is a fighter on a hot streak with six straight wins. Most recently he defeated Kelly Dullanty by knockout in May of 2008.

“I believe Cobb is a well-trained fighter, with wrestling being his strong background. I believe that he is well conditioned and has the will to never quit or give up,” Wipf said. “You can expect a war. I’m not going to give a game plan but come January 22 where ever the fight goes there will be fireworks. I prefer an exciting fight for the fans. I would like to keep it standing.”

The pair are both looking to excite the fans.

“I enjoy being in the PFC, being their champion and I appreciate the fact that I was able to get my title shot in my first appearance. This card is going to be explosive with five title fights,” Cobb said. “I’m going to do my part to put on a good show and make sure the fans want to come back and see us fight here in the PFC.”

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