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Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander set for Shark Fights 13

Amarillo, TX. – July 21, 2010 -Texas based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, announced today that Rameau Thierry “The African Assassin” Sokoudjou will face Houston “The Assassin” Alexander in the co-main event at Shark Fights 13. Shark Fights 13 will take place Saturday, September 11, at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “We are very excited to have Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander as our co-main event on the Shark Fights 13 card. Both fighters have impressive knockouts on their records and have thrown down with a long list of tough, notable opponents. This will be no different. This is a very important fight for both fighters and a great opportunity for them to prove to the fans that they are still top contenders in the sport. Be prepared for a full on battle between Sokoudjou and Alexander on September 11!”

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (9-6) recently defeated Joaquim Ferreira in the first round via TKO at Impact FC 1 – The Uprising: Brisbane, claiming his second consecutive win in 2010. Sokoudjou has fought for many of the top fight organizations in the industry such as Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championships, UFC, Affliction, Strikeforce, and DREAM. He has also defeated numerous top-notch fighters throughout his career including Kazuhiro Nakamura and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. At his PRIDE debut, Sokoudjou shocked MMA fans across the nation by defeating top middleweight contender Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the first round, via KO. The bout lasted a mere 23 seconds. This was a defining fight in Sokoudjou’s career and a fight that stands out in MMA history, due to the fact that Sokoudjou was a 16-1 underdog.

Sokoudjou had this to say about fighting for Shark Fight Promotions, “I’m looking forward to fighting for Shark Fights Promotions. I’ve heard great things about them from some of the fighters that have fought for the organization, including other Team Quest fighters.”

Sokoudjou went on to say, “Shark Fights has put together a very impressive fight card that MMA fans will want to see. I’m expecting to step into the cage to face Houston Alexander in front of a packed crowd. Alexander better be ready, because I plan to go undefeated in 2010.”Houston Alexander (22-6-1), who recently defeated David Griffin via unanimous decision at UFA 1 – Clash at the Coliseum, is best known for fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He also appeared on Spike TV’s ” The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights” in 2009. Alexander secured his most notable victory during his UFC debut, by defeating Keith Jardine via TKO, 49 seconds into the first round. Jardine, also a contender on the Shark Fight 13 card, immediately bounced back by defeating UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 76.

Houston Alexander had this to say, “I am very impressed with the caliber of fighters on the Shark Fights 13 card and I’m honored to be part of the event. I’m ready to step into the cage, put on a great show for the fans, and add another win to my record.”

Jardine vs. Prangley and Sokoudjou vs. Alexander are just two of the compelling bouts that will be featured at Shark Fights 13, on September 11, in Amarillo, Texas. Shark Fights 13 is completely stacked with high-caliber, well-known, marquee fighters. Shark Fight Promotions will be announcing the full fight card and additional details about the event soon! To learn more about Shark Fight Promotions, please visit

  • manny says:

    I see this being a stand up bout, depends who gets caugnt 1st, alexander w/ a kick or Sokoudjou w/ a flurry.

  • MCM says:

    4 yeas ago, both these fights would have easily been on a UFC PPV. How great that MMA has gotten so popular and competitive that top fights like this can appear on what was once considered simply a “local” promotion. Strikeforce may be the second biggest promotion in the US, but orgs like Bellator and Sharkfights seem to put on the better shows.

    I think Sokoudjo will probably take this one. Hopefully he’ll use his Judo and take this fight to the ground. Where he has the advantage. But Houston is no joke and has the ability to almost anyone to sleep. Should be a good fight all around.

  • raker says:

    I’ve got to put my money on Sokoudjo based on his experience and better all-around game. Although, a vintage performance by Houston may make it interesting. Maybe the pressure of becoming a more well-rounded fighter took something away from this guy. When he just went out and banged he was lethal. When he fought Thiago Silva he kinda walked right into the clinch when he could have started swinging. Then when he fought Kimbo he got on his horse and stayed to the outside. Get in there and bang baby…..that’s your bread and butter.

  • Makington says:

    “Houston Alexander (22-6-1), who recently defeated David Griffin via unanimous decision at UFA 1 – Clash at the Coliseum, is best known for fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He also appeared on Spike TV’s ” The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights” in 2009”

    Is that saying Houston was a contestant on the show? I’ve read it like 10 times and I swear I must have read something obvious really wrong.

    As for the fight if Sokoudjou doesn’t finish him in the first he’ll probably roll over and quit like usual.

  • Dufresne says:

    Well, this ends in the first round or it gets boring quickly. Neither of these guys have cardio in any amount outside five minutes, but both have pretty significant power.
    I think Sokoudjou has the wrestling advantage and uses that to take Houston to the ground and pounds him out.

    I think the article was saying that Houston was on the TUF 10: Heavyweights Finale on Spike, not on the reality part of the show.

  • Guthookd says:

    Shark fights is sure putting on some above average “local” shows. MCM is right….just a couple years ago this was UFC headliner material.

    Wonder if they’ll have an affordable web-stream for sale?

  • Rece Rock says:

    Houston is a good guy but I doubt we ever see him in the octagon again

  • Milliniar says:

    If Sokoudjou gets to the ground in dominate position he wins. Past the first round Houston wins.
    Would be amusing to see a double KO.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    agreed MCM.
    i like sokudjou in the first but will love houstan to take this one as well
    end of the day this is a toss up.
    a bangers dream

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Always good to see the UFC attached to any other fight promotion.

    Go Houston!.


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