by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Following his exit from the UFC, Paul Buentello will re-emerge on May 22 at Shark Fights 11 to face undefeated prospect Bryan Humes in the main event at Ector County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas.

The winner of the bout will become the No. 1 contender to the Shark Fights heavyweight title currently held by Darrel Schoonover.

Brent Medley, President of Shark Fight Promotions had this to say, “As soon as we found out Buentello was available, we approached him about headlining Shark Fights 11,” said Shark Fights president Brent Medley. “Buentello agreed and the rest is history. We are thrilled to have a fighter of his caliber on the card.”

Buentello (27-12) hails from Amarillo Texas and is a Strikeforce, Affliction and UFC veteran. The heavyweight contender is currently training with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and has one goal in mind, to make it back into the UFC. Buentello, who also trains the Midland Texas Police Department in hand-to-hand combat, is focused on adding some solid wins to his record. Standing in his way is Humes, currently undefeated in his MMA career.

Humes (7-0), representing Drysdale Jiu Jitsu is an up and coming mixed martial artist known for his exceptional muay thai skills. Humes plans to maintain his flawless record by defeating Buentello, undoubtedly his toughest and most notable opponent to date. Humes trains out of Las Vegas at the Knuckle Up Training Center, where he also instructs jiu-jitsu. This top heavyweight contender has trained with A-list coaches such as Mark Beecher, who was the assistant coach for “The Ultimate Fighter Season 7,” and Master Bebeo Duarte from Brazilian Top Team. He has also trained with top fighters such as Forrest Griffin, Mike Pile, Evan Tanner, and Amir Sadollah.

Shark Fights 11 Official Fight Card:
-Bryan Humes vs. Paul Buentello
-Derek Campos vs. Luis Luna
-Clinton Holcomb vs. Lance Bartholomew
-Tony Castillo vs. Clayton Hantz
-Joseph Sandoval vs. Derrick Carter
-Armando Herrera vs. Chase Watson
-Jason Sampson vs. Jeremiah Castillo
-Derek Cansino vs. TBA
-Tony Aranda vs. Bryan Valdez

The doors to the Ector County Coliseum will open at 6:00 pm and fights will begin at 7:00 pm.