JAY ESTRADA GETS HIS WISH TO FIGHT STOUT!
(MONTREAL, CANADA), August 31st 2006 – TKO Major League MMA is pleased to announce the co-main event for TKO 27: REINCARNATION. World Lightweight Champion, SAM “Hands of Stone” STOUT (9-2-1) will defend his title against a ghost from his past, JAY “EL TERRIBLE” ESTRADA (13-5-0). This is a long awaited rematch with lots of bad blood that just had to happen!
It was the professional debut of both fighters when they first fought each other. Estrada was the victor at only two minutes into round one, winning by rear naked choke. Since that loss, Stout has emerged as one of the best and most exciting lightweight fighters in the world. Estrada’s career has been almost equally impressive, except for the fact that he remains relatively unknown, mostly fighting in smaller MMA shows around the United States. Finally, Estrada will get his chance to shine as the whole world will be watching this much anticipated rematch!
“I’m going to squash him, just like I did the first time we met!” exclaimed an enthused Estrada after receiving the call from TKO. “We should have fought at TKO 24, but Sam pulled out with a mysterious injury because he got his call from the UFC. I understand, of course, because he knew he’d get crushed again and lose his chance at the big dance. It worked out even better for me, because he’s got a bigger name now and lots of fans. I’ve been waiting a long time for this fight because it’s my chance to become champion and get my well deserved recognition.”
“I went out and partied after watching his fight against Kenny Florian! Three years after our first fight and he’s still got the same holes!” explained Estrada. “I’m going to walk through him, become TKO Lightweight Champion, and then I’ll teach a lesson to this new kid, Chris Horodecki.”
Stout wasn’t very impressed by Estrada’s comments “He’s not going to face the same opponent he fought 3 years ago – there’s no way he’s gonna walk through me, I made a mistake against Kenny Florian and I learned from it and he’s no Kenny Florian.” Stout became emotional when the name Chris Horodecki was brought up in the conversation “What he said about Chris will just give me a little incentive to knock him out cold – Nobody messes with Team Tompkins and with my belt!”
On September 29th 2006, these two great warriors will settle their score once and for all! It is a dream card which cannot be missed! For tickets, call 1-800-361-4595 or 514-790-1245 and stay tuned to TKOMMA.TV for all the latest news on this unbelievable event! Tickets are also on sale at the Admission’s ticket offices and at the Bell Centre!