TULSA, Okla. – A battle of former UFC fighters is set to headline the debut of “Xtreme Fight Night” on November 12th in Tulsa, OK.
Jake Rosholt (7-2) clashes with Matt Horwich (26-17-1) in “The Joint” event center at Hard Rock Tulsa.Rosholt, a three time NCAA national wrestling champion, last fought in March. He has been sidelined with a neck injury, but is fully recovered and ready to take the next step in his promising career. His team “Team Takedown” relocated to Arlington, TX under the tutelage of jiu jitsu ace Marc Laimon. Rosholts’s biggest win to date was a choke-out win in UFC over Chris Leben.
His return bout is a stiff test in former International Fight League Champion Matt “Suave” Horwich. Horwich has fought a who’s who in the world of mixed martial arts. He recently submitted former UFC title contender Thales Leites.
It will be hostile environment for Horwich as Rosholt has enjoyed previous success in Tulsa. His Oklahoma State collegiate wrestling roots mean an orange-clad crowd is likely.
Both men look to finish their opponents in impressive fashion. The road back to the big leagues starts in Tulsa November 12.
Promoter Dale “Apollo” Cook, promises “Xtreme Fight Night” will be a new brand of fight entertainment that uniquely combines championship boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Headlining the boxing portion of the card will be undefeated [24-0] super-middleweight George “Comanche Boy” Tahdoonipah, and world class kickboxers Randy “Boom Boom” Blake and David “The Knock-out Artist” Taylor will also be featured.
Also on the card is a rematch of one of the most exciting back-and-forth one minute bouts in recent history. Mike Jackson (9-5) and Levi “The Marine” Avera (pronounced Avery, 15-7) are ready for round two.
Their first encounter back in March saw both men rocked before the match hit the ground. Jackson secured a knee bar but not before Avera fought longer than most. Avera, a Tulsa favorite and Iraq war veteran thirsts to regain his 170-pound XFL Championship belt.
Rising superstar and 185-pound contender Trey “That Just Happened” Houston holds a 6-0 record with all six wins coming by submission. He stopped Brandon Gaines on a Strikeforce’s Challengers Series card last year. The 22-year-old, sharp-witted, ultra-athletic rising prospect, who also attends the University of Tulsa, continues to turn heads with each passing victory.
The new 2,700 seat event center inside Hard Rock Tulsa will play host to the 13 bout card. “The Joint” is 45,000 square-feet, with ampitheater-style seating, state-of-the-art light and sound system plus venue-encircling big screens.
Iconic boxing legend “Sugar” Ray Leonard will be on hand to catch the fastest growing sport in Tulsa and across the world.