by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
Mixed martial arts legend Pat Miletich on Dec. 11 will return to active competition for the first time in more than two years. He faces former EliteXC fighter Thomas “Wildman” Denny in the main event of Adrenaline MMA’s sophomore effort at the i wireless Center in Moline, Ill.
Now known for producing some of the top fighters in the world, Miletich’s last effort was a loss to Renzo Gracie during their tenure as coaches in the International Fight League (IFL). Prior to that, he lost to Matt Lindland at UFC 36 in 2002.
Though much more active than Miletich in recent years, Denny is also a veteran fighter who is looking to get back on the winning track. He gave a strong effort against Nick Diaz in July, but came up short, losing by TKO in the second round.
“Denny comes out swinging, so this will be an action-packed fight,” Miletich said recently. “His last fight on Showtime was awesome… he really took it to Nick Diaz and the crowd was going crazy.”
The main portion of Adrenaline MMA 2 features several other Miletich trained fighters and a smattering of IFL veterans. The main card features seven bouts that are scheduled to air live on HDNet. There is also a three-fight undercard.
MAIN CARD (on HDNet):
-Thomas Denny vs. Pat Miletich
-Chris Guillen vs. Ben Rothwell
-Braden Bice vs. Michael Russow
-Derrick Mehmen vs. Mike Ciesnolevicz
-Dan Loman vs. Gabe Lemley
-Geno Roderick vs. Ryan McGivern
-Pat Curran vs. Ramiro Hernandez
-Ryan Williams vs. Jesse Lennox
-Billy Kidd vs. LC Davis
-Danny Rodriguez vs. Jacob Hey