UFC Veteran Brock Larson and Strikeforce Sensation Tarec Saffiedine Added to Shark Fights: Jardine vs. Prangley

PRESS RELEASE: August 25, 2010 – Amarillo Texas

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Shark Fight Promotions announced today that UFC veteran Brock Larson will face Strikeforce sensation Tarec Saffiedine at the Shark Fights 13 pay-per-view event in September. Shark Fights: Jardine vs. Prangley will take place Saturday, September 11, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “We feel that Brock Larson and Tarec Saffiedine are a great addition to our pay-per-view roster. Larson, a seasoned UFC and WEC veteran, was originally slated for the under card, but we feel his bout against Saffiedine is worthy of live pay-per-view coverage. Larson is back on track and determined to make it back into the UFC. He knows that losing is not an option. Standing in his way is Tarec Saffiedine, an explosive MMA fighter that hails from Belgium.”

Medley went on to say; “Saffiedine is a well-rounded fighter and rising star in the Strikeforce welterweight division. He has fought in a number of promotions around the world including DREAM in Japan, and holds notable wins over PRIDE veteran Seichi Ikemoto, James Terry and Nate Moore. Both fighters are hungry for this win. Fans can expect an exciting, action packed fight to kick off the night!”

Brock Larson (29-4-0), a seasoned UFC and WEC veteran, who trains out of Brooklyn Center, MN at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, has his sites on redemption and returning to the UFC. Larson kicked off his fight career in 2002 with an impressive twelve-fight win streak. He now boasts 29 wins in 33 MMA fights and has been featured on several recognized top-ten welterweight rankings throughout his career. Larson holds notable wins over top-notch fighters such as Mike Pyle and John Alessio and is currently riding a three-fight win streak.

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Tarec Saffiedine (9-2-0) is a black belt in Shihaishinkai Karate, a style of Karate that includes striking, Judo throws, and ground fighting. He also boasts an amateur kickboxing record of 12-1-1. Saffiedine, who began his professional mixed-martial-arts fight career in his native Belgium, now trains out of Temecula, California at Team Quest. He is determined to gain MMA recognition in the U.S. and is well on his way. As a result of Saffiedine’s impressive second-round KO victory over Nate Moore at the Strikeforce Challengers 8 in Portland, many are referring to him as a breakout star in the Strikeforce welterweight division.

Official Bout Card for Shark Fights: Jardine vs. Prangley:

Main Card:
1. Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley
2. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
3. Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal
4. Joey Villasanor vs. Drew McFredries
5. Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Undercard:
6. Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans
7. Paul Bradley vs. Johnny Reese
8. Aaron Rosa vs. Devin Cole
9. Marcus Hicks 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. Doors open at 6:00pm CT. Fights start at 7:00 pm CT. PPV airs at 10:00pm 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.

Shark Fights MMA: Jardine vs. Prangley will be available live on Pay-Per-View on iN DEMAND, Bell TV and Viewers Choice Canada for just $29.99! Contact your cable provider for details. For additional information on Shark Fight Promotions, please visit sharkfights.com.

Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs Prangley

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Saturday, September 11 – 7:30 pm CST / Doors open at 6:00 pm CST

Civic Center Coliseum; Amarillo, TX

Get ready, Amarillo, for a night of fights the whole world will be watching.

In the Main Event, he’s one of the best known fighters in the world. A veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), he’s beaten some of the best fighters in the world including Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Forrest Griffin and “The Iceman” Chuck Liddell. But this time “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine (15-8-1) has more to prove than ever as he tries to come back after his majority decision loss to Matt Hamill. But standing in his way is AKA fighter and Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Champion, Trevor Prangley (22-6-1) who returns to the Shark Cage after his loss to Tim Kennedy.

In the co-main event, Team Quest fighter and UFC Veteran Rameau “The African Assassin” Sokoudjou (9-6-0) comes to Shark Fights ready to battle. Having won his last two fights, he looks to continue his winning streak against the ever explosive UFC Veteran Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (10-6-0).

Also on the card, a “who’s who” of MMA fighters. The biggest fight card to date for Shark Fight Promotions.

With a stacked card like this one, you won’t want to miss any of the action. Join us for this night of fights on Saturday, September 11 – 7:30 pm CST / Doors open at 6:00 pm CST.

Main Card
Keith Jardine vs Trevor Prangley (LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE)
Rameau Thierry Sokodjou vs Houston Alexander
Drew McFedries vs Joey Villasenor
Paul Daley vs TBA

Preliminary Card
Douglas Evans vs Ronnie Mann
Brock Larson vs TBA
Dave Herman vs. Aaron Rosa
Karen Darabedyan vs Marcus “Wrecking Ball” Hicks
Pete Spratt vs Eric Davila