PRESS RELEASE: September 4, 2010 – Amarillo, TX.
Shark Fight Promotions announced today that Joey Villasenor and Karen Darabedyan will be facing new opponents at “Shark Fights MMA: Jardine vs. Prangley.” Drew McFedries and Marcus Hicks recently withdrew from the event due to training injuries. Villasenor is now slated to face hard-hitting UFC veteran Danillo Villefort and Darabedyan will take on Bellator Fighting Championships veteran Daniel Strauss.
As the son of Vale Tudo legend Francisco “Master Indio” Silva, Joey Villasenor’s opponent, Danillo Villefort (11-3-0) was raised in competition. The seasoned Brazilian fighter holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has fought for notable organizations such as the IFL, WEC and the UFC. He now trains out of Florida at American Top Team. Villefortholds notable wins over top contenders such as Mike Massenzio and Mike Campbell.
Karen Darabedyan will now face Team Vision fighter Daniel Straus (12-3-0). Straus is a highly skilled, well-rounded fighter, known for grinding it out to the bitter end. Six of Straus’s twelve wins have come by way of decision. Straus is currently riding an eight fight win streak that includes a recent Bellator Fighting Championship win over Chad Hinton and a unanimous decision victory over UFC veteran Gideon Ray.
Updated Bout Card for Shark Fights: Jardine vs. Prangley:
1. Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley
2. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
3. Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal
4. Joey Villasenor vs. Danillo Villefort
5. Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine
6. Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans
7. Paul Bradley vs. Johnny Reese
8. Aaron Rosa vs. Devin Cole
9. Daniel Straus vs. Karen Darabedyan
10. Pete Spratt vs. Eric Davila
“Shark Fights MMA: Jardine vs. Prangley”, will take place on Saturday, September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. The fights begin at 8:00 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view airs at 10:00 p.m. ET; tickets are on sale now! To purchase event tickets please go to www.Sharkfights.com, www.Panhandletickets.com, or visit any Panhandle ticket outlet.