Sokojoudou vs Alexander co-headlines Shark Fights

by Loretta Hunt | source:

A light heavyweight bout between Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Houston Alexander will co-headline Shark Fights 13 on Sept. 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum, the promotion announced on Wednesday.

The event, which will get a live pay-per-view airing in the U.S., was recently moved from Lubbock to Amarillo, Texas.

Sokoudjou, a 2001 U.S. Open Judo Championships winner, began his meteoric career in Pride Fighting Championships with back-to-back knockout victories over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona. The 26-year-old Cameroon fighter had a 1-2 run in the Octagon, losing to former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and Luis Arthur Cane. The Team Quest Temecula member has made appearances in both Dream and Strikeforce since then.

Most recently, Sokoudjou notched a win via disqualification against heavyweight Dave Herman at the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championships last May in the Middle East and a first-round TKO over Joaquim Ferreira at Impact Fighting Championship 1 on July 10 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Peckerwood site profile image  

7/22/10 8:18 PM by Peckerwood

Skill wise Sokodju is superior at everything. Waaaay better at everything. That said, one punch from Houston and its done.

stevekt site profile image  

7/22/10 8:12 PM by stevekt


YourDumbFace site profile image  

7/22/10 7:45 PM by YourDumbFace

Now that was fucking funny

Da Fiend site profile image  

7/22/10 7:41 PM by Da Fiend

this is in my hometown so i'll definitely be there. i got to see sok fight at ufc 84 against nakamura i think. hope they still have a lot of local fighters on the card too.

punchdrunkMMA site profile image  

7/22/10 9:14 AM by punchdrunkMMA

I'd wager they're setting up Jardine vs. the winner of this bout (as long as "The Dean of Mean" gets by Prangley).

herculestex1 site profile image  

7/22/10 9:09 AM by herculestex1

I'm going to be there, in Amarillo. I'm excited about the whole card. Soku should win, but if Houston weathers the storm, the brief storm, what 3 min. He should be able to land a big overhand for a KO. highlighted on HDnet.

Dawkins site profile image  

7/21/10 7:04 PM by Dawkins

Finally ends the streak of me disagreeing with you lol

SKARHEAD site profile image  

7/21/10 2:22 PM by SKARHEAD

This a great fight between two similar blackthletic fighters...LOL @ the whiny MMA elitest knitting circle bitching about this fight. Get over yourselves.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

7/21/10 2:18 PM by RyannVonDoom

 UFC should have made this fight but noooo 

Zedlepln site profile image  

7/21/10 2:14 PM by Zedlepln

Always find it interesting when two legendary gas tanks throw down. No way this fight goes 2 minutes.