PRESS RELEASE: Amarillo, Texas
Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Pranlgey Main Card
Keith Jardine (204.5 lbs) vs. Trevor Prangley (202.75 lbs)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (204.75 lbs) vs. Houston Alexander (202.25 lbs)
+ Paul Daley (172 lbs) vs. Jorge Masvidal ( 168.75 lbs)
Joey Villasenor (184.5 lbs) vs. Danillo Villefort ( 184.5 lbs)
Brock Larson ( 170.75 lbs) vs. Tarec Saffiedine ( 169.75 lbs)
Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Pranlgey Undercard:
Ronnie Mann ( 144.25 lbs) vs. Douglas Evans ( 144.75 lbs)
Paul Bradley (170.5 lbs) vs. Johnny Reese (169.25 lbs)
Aaron Rosa (241.75 lbs) vs. Devin Cole (233.25 lbs)
Daniel Straus (152.75 lbs) vs. Karen Darabedyan (155.75 lbs)
Pete Spratt (170 lbs ) vs. Eric Davila ( 176.5 lbs)*
+ – Daley will give up 10 percent of his “show purse” to Masvidal for being overweight.
* – Fight originally slated for the welterweight division, but prior to weigh-ins, the fighters agreed to a catchweight bout
“Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley” PPV Available on:
- iN DEMAND
- DISH NETWORK
- BELL TV CANADA
- VIEWERS CHOICE CANADA
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.
PRESS RELEASE: August 10, 2010 – Amarillo, TX
It’s official: Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal vs. Paul “Semtex” Daley at Shark Fights 13 – Live on Pay-Per-View.
Shark Fight Promotions announced that a worthy opponent for UFC veteran Paul “Semtex” Daley has been signed. The organization announced today that the top welterweight contender will step into the cage with American Top Team fighter, Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. This will be Daley’s first bout in the U.S. following his highly publicized departure from the UFC.
According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “Choosing the right opponent to face a high-level contender like Daley was not easy. Numerous A-list fighters were under consideration. When we heard that Jorge Masvidal wanted to return to the welterweight division after several grueling weight cuts from 185lbs to 155lbs, he became our clear choice. We immediately approached Masvidal about the bout and he did not hesitate to step up to the challenge.”
Medley went on to say, “We feel that this is a very compelling match up. Daley and Masvidal are both highly skilled marquee fighters, with fight styles that match up well. Masvidal, who has been a dominating force in the lightweight division, is determined to prove that he’s an even bigger threat as a welterweight. Defeating Paul Daley would send that message loud and clear, but it won’t be easy. This is going to be a very exciting fight!”
Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (20-5) is a former AFC Welterweight Champion and Bellator Fighting Championships veteran. He holds notable wins over UFC standout Joe Lauzon, former IFL Lightweight Champion Ryan Schultz, UFC and Pride veteran Yves Edwards, former Sengoku Lightweight Champion Satoru Kitaoka, and most recently Naoyuki Kotani. A notable win over a top contender such as Paul Daley will likely put Masvidal on the radar of UFC executives.
The impressive Shark Fights 13 main event roster includes Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley, Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander, Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal, Drew McFedries vs. Joey Villasenor, and a fifth fight yet to be announced. To learn more about Shark Fight Promotions, please visit sharkfights.com.
About Shark Fight Promotions: Shark Fight Promotions, an innovative fight promotion company based out of Amarillo Texas, is dedicated to driving the growth of mixed martial arts through the production of high quality MMA events and by effectively showcasing MMA fighters. The organization takes pride in putting the fans and fighters first; therefore they strive to make each Shark Fight event more exciting than the last. Executives within the organization are committed to producing impressive fight cards with extremely competitive match-ups. They are also passionate about their philanthropic endeavors. Shark Fight Promotions stays involved in charity causes by partnering with, and contributing to, non-profit organizations in each city that hosts a Shark Fight Promotions event.
Live from the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum – Tickets on Sale Now!
PRESS RELEASE: Aug 05, 2010 09:00
Amarillo, TX. – August 5, 2010 – Shark Fight Promotions is proud to announce that Shark Fights 13 will be available live on pay-per-view on iN DEMAND for just $29.99. This highly anticipated mixed martial arts event has made considerable headlines over the last two weeks. The bout card is stacked from top to bottom with well known marquee fighters, including many veterans from Ultimate Fighting Championship, Strikeforce, PRIDE, EliteXC, and Dream. Shark Fights 13 will take place September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas.
Shark Fights 13 will feature a card loaded with action-packed match-ups such as Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley, Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander, Drew McFedries vs. Joey Villasenor, and top welterweight contender Paul Daley. Daley’s opponent and another high-caliber bout will be announced soon!
According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “We are tremendously proud to do our first pay-per-view event with iN DEMAND, it is a significant milestone for our company. Now fans that can’t make it to the event can watch the fights live in the comfort of their homes. We are very excited that we are able to offer the fans a card stacked with such well-matched, high profile fighters for only $29.99.”
Medley went on to say, “We wanted the entire card to be stacked with significant fights, including the undercard. We were strategic when choosing the match-ups and feel that Shark Fights 13 is a solid card from top to bottom. We also decided to go one step further and feature a title fight on the undercard. To my knowledge, this is the first time in MMA history that this has been done. It promises to be a very exciting bout. Our current Shark Fights lightweight champion Douglas Evans will defend his title against submission specialist Ronnie Mann. Fans will not be disappointed!”
Additional details on the Shark Fights 13 line up, the undercard broadcast, and the commentating team will be announced in the coming weeks.
Official Shark Fights 13 Line Up:
1. Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley (205lbs)
2. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander (205lbs)
3. Paul Daley vs. TBA (170lbs)
4. Joey Villasanor vs. Drew McFredries (185lbs)
5. Another high-profile fight to be announced next week!
6. Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans (145lbs)
7. Brock Larson vs. TBA (170lbs)
8. Aaron Rosa vs. Dave Herman (Heavyweight)
9. Marcus Hicks vs. Karen Darabedyan (155lbs)
10. Pete Spratt vs. Eric Davila (170lbs)
Shark Fight Promotions growing popularity and record-breaking attendance has garnered an incredible amount of positive publicity. In addition to drawing record breaking crowds of over 10,000, Shark Fights made headlines in 2009 when it partnered with ESPN 1440 radio to air the first live U.S. radio broadcast of an MMA event in the history of the sport. The historic broadcast was hosted by MMA Legend Don Frye and celebrity radio host Warren McCarty.
Shark Fights continues to receive a constant flow of impressive media coverage, ranging from feature articles and exclusive interviews to television and radio coverage. The company’s reputation and constant media presence has attracted the attention of numerous MMA celebrities, such as Don “The Predator” Frye, Kimbo Slice, Bas Rutten, Ron Kruck, Tapout crew members Punkass and Skyscrape, WEC fighters Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia, WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown, and more.
Shark Fights 13 will take place on Saturday, September 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum. Doors open at 6:00pm CDT. Fights start at 7:00 pm CDT. Tickets are on sale now! To purchase Shark Fights 13 tickets please go to SharkFights.com, Panhandletickets.com, or visit any Panhandle ticket outlet. Shark Fights 13 is also available live on pay-per-view on iN DEMAND for $29.99.
To watch Shark Fights 13 live on pay-per-view, please contact your local cable provider. For additional information on Shark Fight Promotions, please visit SharkFights.com.
About Shark Fight Promotions:
Shark Fight Promotions, an innovative fight promotion company based out of Amarillo Texas, is dedicated to driving the growth of mixed martial arts through the production of high quality MMA events and by effectively showcasing MMA fighters. The organization takes pride in putting the fans and fighters first; therefore they strive to make each Shark Fight event more exciting than the last. Executives within the organization are committed to producing impressive fight cards with extremely competitive match-ups. They are also passionate about their philanthropic endeavors. Shark Fight Promotions stays involved in charity causes by partnering with, and contributing to, non-profit organizations in each city that hosts a Shark Fight Promotions event.