by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Shark Fight Promotions on Friday confirmed that Keith Jardine and Trevor Prangley will headline Shark Fights 13. This will be Jardine’s first post-UFC challenge since his recent departure from the organization. Jardine will face fellow UFC veteran and current Shark Fights light-heavyweight champion Trevor Prangley in a non-title bout.
Shark Fights 13 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.
According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “We are very excited that Keith Jardine and Trevor Prangley are fighting for our organization. Jardine had a lot of options, as several promoters were clamoring to sign him, but he chose to fight for us. Prangley is our light heavyweight champion and he always puts on an exciting fight. We feel that Jardine vs. Prangley is a very compelling match up for any organization.”
Jardine (15-8-1) is looking to bounce back after a loss to Matt Hamill at “The Ultimate Fighter 11″ finale last month in Las Vegas. Jardine, who is best known for fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), plans to defeat Prangley and add another notable win to his record. He has defeated some of the best fighters in the business, including Brandon Vera and former UFC champions Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell.
“To prove that I’m still a top contender I need to fight for credible organizations and face high caliber opponents,” commented Jardine. “Shark Fights has become a leading promoter over the last two years. The promotion has a huge following.
“I’ve known Brent Medley for several years, and in my opinion, he is one of the top matchmakers in the industry. When Brent approached me about fighting for Shark Fights and facing Trevor Prangley, I jumped at the opportunity. Prangley has an impressive list of notable wins and has only lost twice over the past three years.”
Prangley (22-6-1) was on a six-fight win streak prior to his recent loss to Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce “Live” in Los Angeles. The South African Olympic alternate has fought for some of the top fight organizations in the industry and currently holds the Shark Fight light heavyweight title. Prangley holds impressive wins over top-notch fighters such as Chael Sonnen and Travis Lutter.
Prangley is looking forward to stepping into the cage to face Jardine.
“I’m looking forward to this fight. I’m ready to step into the cage and redeem myself. I’m not happy with my lackluster performance against Kennedy. I plan to come back strong. Keith is a tough opponent.”