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Sokoudjou to Challenge Ryan Jimmo for MFC Light Heavyweight Strap

(Immediate title shot? Why not?)

Maximum Fighting Championship president Mark Pavelich announced last night that his promotion has found the next challenger for Cage Potato guest blogger and reigning MFC light heavyweight champion Ryan “The Big Deal” Jimmo (15-1). Rameau Thierry “The African Assassin” Sokoudjou (12-8) has signed with the Edmonton, Alberta-based organization and will take on Jimmo at MFC 31: The Rundown on Friday, October 7 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton. The show will air live on HDNet Fights.

“I am extremely excited to see what happens when Jimmo and Sokoudjou collide. I truly believe it will be the most explosive title fight ever in MFC history,” said Pavelich.“Ryan is a terrific champion and represents the MFC like no other fighter ever has before. Now we’re going to see how he handles the athleticism and pressure that Sokoudjou will put on him.”

Although Sokoudjou (12-8) stumbled in the UFC and hasn’t beaten a top-tier competitor since shocking the world by beating Antonio Rogerio Nogueiria and Ricardo Arona back in PRIDE, he has put together a three-fight winning streak.

As impressive as his most recent run is, it pales in comparison to Jimmo’s 15-fight win streak. If he can beat Sokoudjou by impressive fashion, Jimmo may get a call from the UFC or Strikeforce in the near future.

Ryan will be blogging the weekly happenings of his training camp for us, so watch for that in the coming weeks.


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asadfw- August 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Women's fashion, men's personality + shoes

Eye-catching sunglasses?Focus of T-shirt + Travel super pack
El Guapo- August 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm
And now he's fired, Pen Fifteen.
Signed, MRuss
RSparrow- August 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm
Soka-Joke. Get real.. who cares. Nelson has more in the tank
Pen Fifteen- August 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm
I was going to sarcastically suggest that Jimmo write another one of his enthralling blogs series for this one, but I see this is already in the works. Hopefully he'll take some pointers from War Machine on how to write a blog that doesn't put people to sleep, even if I means talking about pulling hairs off your ass.
intercept440- August 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm
hey if nick diaz can then socouldyou can to right??.
pun intended
XENOPHON- August 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm
Not unless his name is Tool-Time-Tito.
Fried Taco- August 5, 2011 at 11:54 am
Better beat his ass Ryan, no one should get a title shot as their first fight in an organization.