Sokojoudou vs Alexander co-headlines Shark Fights

by Loretta Hunt
July 22, 2010

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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