Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Taft athletes compete in MMA event

  • Shaquil Gant and Kevin Rivera compete in separate weight divisions
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  • During their high school career, Taft's Shaquil Gant and Kevin Rivera played football. Now they will be turning their eyes to a different sport Saturday when both compete in a Mixed Martial Arts match put on by 559 fights at the Tulare Fair Grounds in Tulare.
    Gant will go up against Dos Palos' Granson Clark, who has a 1-1 record, in the lightweight division while Rivera takes on Lemoore's Nick Sierra, who has a 1-0 record in the welterweight division.
    Both fighters will be entering their first matches.
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