NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins will make his much-anticipated MMA debut on December 2nd at Tachi Palace Fights 11. He spoke to MMA Nation's Luke Thomas about his MMA aspirations back in April, and confirmed them in a statement to Bloody Elbow in May when he signed with Gorilla Management. Sherdog has the details of his fight:
The NCAA All-American wrestler confirmed Monday to Sherdog.com that he has inked a deal with the Lemoore, Calif.,-based promotion and will make the move to MMA on Dec. 2, when he faces fellow professional newcomer Chris Huerta at TPF 11 "Redemption."
Jenkins’ first fight will take place at 155 pounds, though the 23-year-old is expected to move down to 145 pounds for future bouts.
Jenkins was a 2008 national runner up at 149 pounds when he was wrestling for Penn State, and won a national championship earlier this year at 157 pounds while competing for Arizona State. He has been training with American Top Team since he graduated, and is likely one of the hottest prospects in the sport right now.