by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Dennis “Superman” Hallman will soon be fighting in his backyard.
The longtime MMA veteran on Monday confirmed his return to action in the second installment of SHO MMA: Strikeforce Challenger Series on June 19, though his opponent has not been confirmed.
The event will take place at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington, an arena representative confirmed to MMAWeekly.com. The venue seats approximately 7,000 fans in a fight configuration and is about an hour from Hallman’s hometown of Olympia.
A lightweight showdown between Duane “Bang” Ludwig and Lyle Beerbohm is expected to headline the event, but cannot be confirmed at this time.
Hallman last appeared at “March Badness,” the Roy Jones, Jr. promoted MMA/boxing hybrid, defeating Danny Ruiz by rear naked choke in the first round. Prior to that, he defeated Jeremiah Metcalf in a tournament alternate match at Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives in November of 2007. He is 40-12-2 in a twelve-year career as a professional mixed martial artist.
The first installment of SHO MMA kicks off next Friday, May 15, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. A lightweight match between Billy Evangelista and Mike Aina will headline.