Rising Featherweight Star Will Square Off With Costa Rican Ace Steven Rodriguez At XFINITY Arena
WASHINGTON, DC and LAS VEGAS – Undefeated featherweight Andre Harrison will put his 16-0 record on the line July 29 in Everett, Wash. when he matches up against a streaking Steven Rodriguez. Harrison, one of the bright young stars of the sport dispatched former World Series of Fighting champion Lance Palmer in his last match to claim the 145-pound title. The New York native will be looking to secure the top divisional seed for the inaugural Professional Fighters League season that will kick off in January 2018.
Rodriguez (10-2) will bring a nine-fight winning streak to the Decagon when he makes the walk to face Harrison. The Costa Rican, who has finished eight of his 10 victories with six coming by way of submission, will be looking to hang the first loss on Harrison’s spotless record and run his string of triumphs to double-digits.
The star-studded card also features former UFC title-contender Yushin Okami who is slated to battle Andre Lobato in the co-main event. Okami, riding a three-fight winning streak, will welcome Brazil’s Lobato to the Decagon in what should be a competitive welterweight affair. The newcomer Lobato has been tearing up the Brazilian scene, rattling off nine consecutive victories of his own to earn his spot in the Professional Fighters League lineup.
Another former UFC title challenger Jake Shields will square off with the always-tough Danny Davis Jr. in a welterweight scrap. Shields has been a fixture at 170-pounds for more than a decade and holds wins over some of the most notable fighters of his generation including Tyron Woodley, Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit and Demian Maia. He’ll take on Davis in what promises to be an epic battle of wills.
Rounding out the main card, Jared Rosholt – a three-time Division I All-American wrestler out of Oklahoma State University – will take on veteran heavyweight Nick Rossborough.
Andre Harrison (16-0) vs. Steven Rodriguez (10-2)
Yushin Okami (33-10) vs. Andre Lobato (24-6, 1 NC)
Jake Shields (31-9-1, 1NC) vs. Danny Davis Jr. (13-11-1)
Jared Rosholt (14-4) vs. Nick Rossborough (26-19-1)
Tickets are on sale and priced at $19, $29, $49 while cage-side seats are $79. Tickets are available at the XFINITY Arena Box Office, online at www.xfinityarenaeverett.com, or charge by phone 866.332.8499. Group discounts are available by calling 425.322.2609 or 425.322.2629. Tickets are subject to agency convenience fees, except when purchased at the Box Office.
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The Professional Fighters League is co-founded by Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey, and Mark Leschly and backed by business titans in sports, media, and technology and will debut in January 2018. The Professional Fighters League purchased the fighting operations and event infrastructure of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) in January 2017. For more visit www.professionalfightersleague.com.
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