UFC vets headline Extreme Challenge card
SLOAN, Iowa – A pair of UFC veterans are featured in main events as Extreme Challenge 76 visits the WinnaVegas Casino for the first time this Saturday.
Justin James, of Omaha, Neb., will face Chris Mickle of Des Moines for the Extreme Challenge lightweight title. It is the second attempt to win the belt for Mickle, while James is hoping to rebound after losing his UFC debut bout to Clay Guida.
Also, UFC vet Joe Jordan will try for his 12th straight victory since losing his UFC debut to Hermes Franca. Jordan will fight hard-hitting Sam Jackson.
Also featured on the show is a 4-man heavyweight tourney that is part of a tourney that will produce a new face for Pride. Winner of the Extreme Challenge tourney will advance to Honolulu, Hawaii, to fight in the 4-man finals, where the winner will receive a Pride contract.
Competing in the tourney are: Todd Allee of Michigan, Paul Antoniak of Nebraska, Jon Murphy of Pennsylvania, and Houston Alexander of Iowa.
For ticket information, call 800 468-9466 (ext. 128).
EXTREME CHALLENGE 76
March 31, 2007 * WinnaVegas Casino
Chris Mickle (20-11) vs. Justin James (13-6)
Extreme Challenge Lightweight title
Sam Jackson vs. Joe Jordan
Kris Fluerestil vs. Tom Speer, 175
Jason Bowling vs. Brian Nichols, 185
Ken Sargeant vs. Chuck Parmalee, 185
Justin Wilcox vs. Brice Teager, 155
Heavyweight 4-man tournament
Todd Allee (0-0) vs. Paul Antoniak (0-0)
Jon Murphy (3-0) vs. Houston Alexander (5-1)
Brian Ewers vs. Curtis Free, 200