9 Fights Official for Shark Fights 17, Rodriguez vs. Knothe Co-Main Event
By FCF Staff
Shark Fights has announced the line-up for the promotion’s upcoming, July 15th card in Frisco, Texas, confirming nine fights for the promotion’s 17th event. The card, which will feature a rematch between UFC veterans Matt Horwich and Jake Rosholt, will be hosted by the city’s Dr. Pepper Arena.
One of the more notable additions to the card is a co-main event bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez (46-11) and Karl Knothe (19-6).
Rodriquez is coming off a unanimous decision win over James McSweeney at BAMMA 5 in February to extend his winning streak to 11.
Knothe’s stopped Victor Valimaki at a Fight Club card last December in his last outing. The veteran has won 12 straight.
Here is the line-up for next week’s Shark Fights 17 event which will be broadcast on HDNet.
Matt Horwich (26-18-1) vs. Jake Rosholt (11-3)
Ricco Rodriquez (46-11) vs. Karl Knothe (19-6)
Emanual Newton (14-6-1) vs. Ilir Latifi (4-1)
Erik Perez (7-5) vs. Douglas Frey (9-6)
Daniel Almeida (5-1) vs. Doug Williams (5-12)
Clay Hantz (6-3) vs. Jeremy Kimball (3-2)
Victor Hernandez (3-13) vs. Quaint Kempf (3-1)
Charles Byrd (2-2) vs. Alan Jouban (1-1)
Jay Flores (1-2) vs. Matt Hober (2-0)
Russell Brewer (2-0) vs. Brad Cox (2-0)