MMA or mixed martial arts has a huge fan base around the world but many people might not be aware that Yakima, WA actually houses a few different spots to learn the skills and even work towards becoming a professional fighter.

Have you heard of Julian Erosa of Yakima, WA?

Julian Ricardo Dulican Erosa is an American mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Erosa is also a former CageSport Featherweight and Lightweight Champion

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Being on the pro circuit Julian won't be competing but some of his Yakima friends will this coming April 2022!

CageSport MMA Set to Make its Yakima Debut

CageSport MMA, the Pacific Northwest’s longest-running all-professional mixed martial arts organization, will make its Yakima debut as Legends Casino Hotel presents CageSport 62 at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Saturday, April 23.

When Do Tickets Go On-Sale?

Tickets go on sale at 10 am Saturday, March 12th, 2022 with pricing between $32-$127 depending on your seats. Bringing the event to the Yakima Sundome makes it possible for all ages to attend the fights.

Who is Fighting?

The card will feature a pair of CageSport title fights with Yakima’s Richard Foster facing Sua Tuani in a 5-round bout for the vacant CageSport heavyweight title and Luis Iniguez defending his CageSport welterweight championship against Bryan McDowell.


Additional fights include Yakima rising star Jorge Alcala taking on Daniel McElhaney in a 145-pound bout and a rematch between former CageSport lightweight champion Bobby McIntyre and Yakima’s Charon Spain.


CageSport 62 poster

CageSport 62

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