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Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine rounds out main card of stacked Shark Fights 13 event

PRESS RELEASE / Amarillo, TX. – August 25, 2010 – 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 Larson and 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 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!”

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.

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.

Here is a complete rundown of the “Shark Fights 13” card:

Pete Spratt vs. Eric Davila
Marcus Hicks vs. Karen Darabedyan
Aaron Rosa vs. Devin Cole
Paul Bradley vs. Johnny Reese
Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans
Brock Larson vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Joey Villasanor vs. Drew McFredries
Paul Daley vs. Jorge Masvidal
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley

  • Creature says:

    This card is seriously stacked, especially 4 not being a UFC card, anyone know where i could order this ppv?? cuz not only do i really like the dean of mean, this card is looking like its gonna have multiple explosive fights on it

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I really cant wait for this card, it will be the first non ufc card I have ordered in a long time but welll worth it. Rooting for Jardine and Villasanor big time here.

  • Guthookd says:

    If I remember correctly Shark Fights has a streaming PPV on their website that you can get for like $20. I don’t know if it will be available on Comcast ondemand or not.

    It does look like a great card. 2-4 of these fights could easily be UFC undercard fights.

    Unfortunately for me I’ll have to check out the pixelated crap version.

  • Creature says:

    Thanks Guthookd, ill have 2 check it out, hopefully on demand has it.

  • boomnutz says:

    Seriously, they pulled this card out of their asses, it’s hard for me to order PPVs, but this is going to be especially tough to say no. I really like Brock Larson, but i just found my boy hails from the mother country, so naturally i got to root for him. Plus, he seems like a striker, mix that with training at team Quest, AKA possibly the best grappling camp there is, at least one of… hopefully he takes the W here… Vive la Belgium!!!!

  • boomnutz says:

    1 more thing, by my count 8 of these guys have fought in the UFC, Daley, Larson, Prangley, Jardine, Spratt, Sokoudjou, & Houston…did i get any of those wrong or am i missing any???

    and by the way, Sokoudjou and Houston is going to be fireworks!!

  • boomnutz says:

    oops forget McFredries

  • MCM says:

    Drew Mcfredries also spent the last 4 years in the UFC.

    glad to Larson getting the main card cause I think he’s a hell of a fighter. I would have rather seen him fight Daley though. If he could finish Daley that would be an almost sure ticket back to the UFC.

  • MCM says:

    Doh. Should of refreshed before I commented.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Nice to see smaller promotions puttibg such great cards together… hope nyc sanctions mma soon I could imagine shows like this all the time over here with all the entreprenuers/ investors out here looking for a payday and all the various venues available to hold the shows


    Brock Larson is one tough ass dude-He must have had a bad night in the UFC


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