Mann, Larson Added to Sept. 11 Shark Fights Undercard

By Loretta Hunt Jul 28, 2010
Featherweight prospect Ronnie Mann and Octagon veteran Brock Larson will anchor a five-fight undercard for Shark Fights 13 on Sept. 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas, the promotion announced on Wednesday.

A promising up-and-comer who emerged from the U.K. scene, Mann will face one-time UFC veteran Douglas Evans in a 145-pound tilt. The 23-year-old Mann has won two of his last three bouts for Sengoku in Japan, including a unanimous decision nod against Shigeki Osawa at Sengoku “Eleventh Battle” last November. Evans submitted Dustin Phillips in the first round at Shark Fights 9 in March.

Former WEC welterweight Larson collected back-to-back wins for Cage Fighting Extreme in April and May since his unanimous decision defeat to Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 19 last September. The Minnesota-based wrestler hold key wins over John Alessio and Mike Pyle. Larson’s opponent has not been announced yet.

Also added to the undercard, WEC veterans Marcus Hicks and Karen Darabedyan will clash in a lightweight bout, and world-traveled kickboxer Pete Spratt will meet Amarillo’s own Eric Davila in a welterweight matchup.

In the main event, promotional champion Trevor Prangley will face former UFC staple Keith Jardine, while 2001 U.S. judo champion Rameau Thierry Sokjoudou will meet Nebraskan striker Houston Alexander at second billing. Both bouts will be waged at 205 pounds.

Controversial welterweight striker Paul Daley will also grace the main card against a to-be-determined opponent along with Joey Villasenor against Drew McFedries in a middleweight bout.

Shark Fights officials said there will be one more main-card bout announced shortly.

Shark Fights 13
Sept. 11
Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum
Amarillo, Texas

Keith Jardine vs. Trevor Prangley
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Houston Alexander
Paul Daley vs. TBA
Joey Villasenor vs. Drew McFredries
Ronnie Mann vs. Douglas Evans
Brock Larson vs. TBA
Aaron Rosa vs. Dave Herman
Marcus Hicks vs. Karen Darabedyan
Pete Spratt vs. Eric Davila
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