Posts Tagged ‘Shawn Jordan’
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jul 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm ET
An undisclosed injury has forced Lavar Johnson (15-4 MMA, 3-1 SF) out of Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 17 event, officials today announced.
In his place steps Bellator vet Shawn Jordan (10-2 MMA, 0-0 SF), who meets fellow light heavyweight Devin Cole (18-9-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) in a main-card bout.
Strikeforce Challengers 17 takes place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The night’s main card airs on Showtime.
Despite the change, Cole vs. Jordan maintains its spot on the broadcast.
Jordan, a four-time Bellator fighter, makes his Strikeforce debut with seven wins in his past eights (five of which came via knockout). Jordan, a former fullback on the LSU football team, made his pro debut in 2009.
Cole, meanwhile, looks to end a two-fight skid that followed a career-best seven-fight undefeated streak. Following a decision loss to Aaron Rosa at Shark Fights 13, he signed with Strikeforce and suffered a decision defeat to Daniel Cormier in his promotional debut.
The latest Strikeforce Challengers 17 card now includes:
- Roger Bowling vs. Bobby Voelker
- Devin Cole vs. Shawn Jordan
- Joe Cason vs. Ovince St-Preux
- Liz Carmouche vs. Sarah Kaufman
- Adlan Amagov vs. Ron Stallings
- T.J. Cook vs. Lionel Lanham
- Ben Lagman vs. Anthony Smith
- Bill Cooper vs. Maka Watson
- Sterling Ford vs. Brian McLaughlin
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
by Dann Stupp on May 17, 2011 at 9:00 am ET
Former LSU fullback and rising heavyweight contender Shawn Jordan (9-2 MMA, 2-1 BFC) meets John Hill (3-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) at Bellator 45.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the bout with event sources.
Bellator 45 takes place this Saturday, May 21, at L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La., and the night’s main card airs on MTV2. Jordan vs. Hill is expected to be a featured preliminary-card fight.
Bellator 45 is the organization’s final season-four event. The show features the featherweight and light-heavyweight tournament finales. Other fighters, such as Jordan and Hill, likely are jockeying for spots on Bellator’s “Summer Series” and season-five events (beginning in September).
Jordan, who spent four years with LSU on special teams and as a back-up fullback, graduated from the NCAA powerhouse in 2007. He launched his pro MMA career two years later with Bellator, where he submitted Jayme Mckinney in his promotional debut at Bellator 9. He won nine of his first 10 fights (all but two via first-round stoppage). However, in his most recent fight, he suffered a knockout loss to Mark Holata (11-2) at Bellator 31.
Hill, a three-year pro, makes his Bellator debut following a recent KOTC fight, in which he knocked out John Orr in just 29 seconds. In fact, none of his wins has lasted more than 53 seconds. Coincidentally, his only career loss came to Holata, who defeated Jordan a year later.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
CHICAGO, Ill. (September 27, 2010) - Bellator Fighting Championships today announced the Local Feature Fights for Bellator 31 taking place at the L’Auberge du Lac Resort in Lake Charles, LA on September 30th. Headlining the local main event is hard-hitting Baton Rouge native Shawn Jordan (9-1) facing off against well rounded Oklahoma native Mark Holata (4-2) in heavyweight action.
In the local co-main event of the evening, two Southern-based lightweights square off when Lake Charles’ own Kyle Miers (1-0) meets Mississippi’s John Harris (2-3) in a fight that should have fans on their feet.
Two undefeated fighters meet when fast-rising Mike Chandler (3-0) faces off with Scott Stapp (2-0) in a 165 lbs. catchweight clash sure to be an exciting fight.
Rounding out the card will be two Louisiana natives fighting for home state pride as Tim Ruberg (2-0) takes on Aaron Davis (1-2) in middleweight action.
“Our local fight card gives fans a chance to see some of the best talent Louisiana has to offer,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “We’re excited to bring Bellator’s unique tournament format to a place that appreciates world-class MMA.
Bellator 31′s main card includes:
- The Bellator Women’s Tournament moves into the semifinals when the world’s top pound-for-pound female fighter Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii (21-0) squares off against veteran submission specialist Lisa Ward (14-5-1) in a highly anticipated rematch for one of the two spots in the World Championship fight.
- The Women’s Tournament continues with explosive knockout artist Zoila “Warrior Princess” Frausto (8-1) taking on dangerous submission finisher Jessica “Jag” Aguilar (9-3) for the second spot in the women’s final.
- And a Bellator Welterweight Qualifying match rounds out the main card as highly regarded undefeated prospect Chris “The Assassin” Lozano (5-0) meets dangerous UFC veteran Yoshiyuki “Zenko” Yoshida (11-5). Lozano looks to keep his impressive knockout streak intact, as the Cleveland native has recorded every victory via KO or TKO.
Tickets for the event – which will also be broadcast LIVE nationwide on FOX Sports Net along with action-packed highlight shows that will air on NBC Saturday nights – are on sale now atÂ ticketmaster.com.
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