- $25 for one ticket to see a SparStarMMA Saturday Fight Night event ($45 value)
- When: Saturday, January 17, at 6 p.m.
- Where: Hollywood Park Casino
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Spar Star Promotions MMA
On January 17, Spar Star returns to Hollywood Park Casino for a slate of 15 cage-rattling showdowns. The action culminates in a welterweight title match, where a new fighter or referee will be crowned champion. This bout pits 6–0 Daniel Rodriguez, who won three previous Spar Star fights, against Shohei Yamamoto, an up-and-comer boasting a 4–2 record.
Spar Star Promotions
Though it’s now renowned for its MMA events, Spar Star Promotions originated outside the ring—as a clothing line. Founder Tony “T-BONESTEAKz” Padilla started Spar Star Who’s Next athletic apparel in 2006, and through it, made connections with several fighters from around Southern California. Finally, in July 2008, Spar Star Promotions held its first MMA event in front of a sold-out crowd in Montebello. The company’s events have since grown into SoCal’s go-to places for fans to scout up-and-coming MMA talents. It also provides a platform for fighters to showcase their skills so that they don’t have to wrestle local mechanical bulls just to prove how strong they are.