Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Faces Houston Alexander at Shark Fights 13

via urdirt.com

From the official press release:

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!"

It's plenty easy to write this off as a who cares fight between two guys who are no longer relevant but this is a very fun fight for a more "regional" promotion.  It also is a very interesting story as both men came out of nowhere to shock the MMA world with KO's of respected opponents (Soko with his Arona and Nogueira KO's and Alexander with the Jardine and, to a lessar extent, Sakara KO's).

This bout joins the previously announced Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley bout on the Shark Fights 13 card.

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