Sherdog Stream: Two Title Bouts, Jenkins Debut Buoy TPF 11 (8:30 ET)

By Brian Knapp Dec 2, 2011
Isaac DeJesus will lock horns with Bellator Fighting Championships veteran Georgi Karakhanyan for the vacant Tachi Palace Fights featherweight championship in the TPF 11 “Redemption” main event on Friday at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. The event will stream live on at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

DeJesus (9-3, 1 NC, 1-2, 1 NC TPF) last appeared at TPF 9 in May, when he stopped Russ Miura on first-round strikes. The bout was later ruled a no contest by the California State Athletic Commission after it was revealed DeJesus (Pictured) had tested positive for suspected marijuana use. The talented 25-year-old Californian started his professional career with eight consecutive victories and holds a first-round technical knockout against “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 12 semifinalist Nam Phan, but he has fallen on hard times of late.

Spawned by the Millennia MMA camp, Karakhanyan (16-3-1, 0-0 TPF) has posted 12 wins in his last 14 appearances. The 26-year-old last fought under the BAMMA USA banner in June, when he needed a little more than two minutes to submit Vince Ortiz with a rear-naked choke. Karakhanyan has made a living with the tapout, as more than half (10) of his 16 career victories have come via submission.

TPF 11 will also feature a bantamweight title bout pairing Ulysses Gomez with Cody Gibson, along with the ballyhooed professional debut of prospect Bubba Jenkins. Based at the vaunted American Top Team camp, Jenkins won an NCAA wrestling championship at Arizona State University and has the look of a future star in MMA.

TPF 11 “Redemption”
Friday, Dec. 2
Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
Lemoore, Calif.

TPF Featherweight Championship
Isaac DeJesus vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

TPF Bantamweight Championship
Cody Gibson vs. Ulysses Gomez

Josh Rave vs. Dustin Ortiz
Andrew Martinez vs. Phil Collins
Brad McDonald vs. Francisco Rivera
Robert Washington vs. Savant Young
Bubba Jenkins vs. Josh Williams
Paul Ruiz vs. Anthony Figueroa
Sergio Quinones vs. Jesse Bowen
Alex Perez vs. Edgar Diaz
Freddie Aquitania vs. Javy Ayala


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