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Karalexis vs. Pettis & Garcia vs. Jung on “Aldo vs. Faber Prelims Live” via Spike TV

New York, NY, April 15, 2010 – Two action-packed prelims from the highly-anticipated “ALDO vs. FABER” event will telecast live on Spike TV from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, April 24 (9:00-10:00pm ET/6:00-7:00pm PT). “Aldo vs. Faber Prelims Live” will feature former “The Ultimate Fighter” season one contestant Alex Karalexis (10-4) against Anthony Pettis (8-1) in a battle of lightweight (155 lb) contenders and Leonard Garcia (17-5-1) vs. Chan Sung Jung (10-1) in a featherweight (145 lb) contest.

Karalexis, fighting out of Las Vegas, honed his mixed martial arts skills in the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter” and made an immediate impact on the world scene at the “The Ultimate Fighter 1” finale in April 9, 2005 with a win over Josh Rafferty. Karalexis has won four of his last six fights, including a first round TKO win over Greg McIntyre in March 2009.

23-year-old Milwaukee native Pettis is an up-and-coming lightweight contender who trains with UFC veteran Pat Barry and is a protégé of Muay Thai trainer Duke Roufus. A winner of two of his last three contests, Pettis will look to utilize his rapid-fire combination of heavy-handed punches, high kicks, knees, and elbows to defeat the veteran Karalexis.

Training under world-renowned coach Greg Jackson in Albuquerque, N.M., Garcia has fought many of the world’s toughest contenders, including Roger Huerta, Jens Pulver, Cole Miller, and Manny Gamburyan. One of the sport’s most entertaining fighters, the Lubbock, Texas native aims to utilize his superior standup skills versus the South Korean dynamo, Jung.

Nicknamed the “Korean Zombie,” Jung is a brash 23-year-old making his debut fight on American soil against Garcia. Renowned for being able to deliver, as well as absorb, incredible amounts of punishment, Jung is an explosive fighter with an unyielding will to win.

“Aldo vs. Faber” will air live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, April 24 directly following the Spike TV telecast at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT.
“Countdown to Aldo vs. Faber” airs on Spike TV Wednesday, April 21 at 12:00am midnight.

  • Dufresne says:

    This card is gonna be incredibly fun to watch. I love these little guys and the pace they set.

    Karalexis is a tough little SOB, so Pettis better bring his A game if he wants to actually stop this fight early, and the same should probably be told to Jung. I’ve never seen Jung fight before, but Garcia is another guy with a pretty solid chin (minus that matrix-esque double flying knee from Aldo) that likes to stand and throw bombs.

    Can’t wait.

  • JabCrossHook says:

    Cub Swanson got KOed by the double flying knee not Garcia.

  • Guthookd says:

    Look for Lenny to drop some BOMBS on Jung.

    I love watching Garcia fight…….he just throws like there is no tomorrow every single time. Hard.

    These will be the only fights of the card that I see live, but hey, I’m stoked.

  • Dufresne says:

    Cub Swanson got KOed by the double flying knee not Garcia.  

    Crap, that was a massive brain shart. Good call.

  • JBAR says:

    I am pretty excited for the Aldo vs Faber fight. Wanted to see that one for a while now. I hope Faber’s hand will hold up. The card as a whole looks to be pretty good.


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