Indian promotion Super
Fight League announced Monday that UFC veterans Todd Duffee,
Prangley and Paul Kelly
have all signed to compete for the organization in the coming
The organization’s inaugural
event takes place March 11 at the Andheri Sports Complex in
Mumbai. Headlined by a super-heavyweight showdown pitting James
Thompson against Bob Sapp, the
show will stream live and for free on YouTube.
Though signed to four-fight deals, the aforementioned UFC vets will
not make their debuts at SFL 1, and it is currently unknown when
they will first compete. The promotion already has two more events
scheduled for spring, as SFL 2 and 3 are expected to take place
April 7 and May 6 in Chandigarh and New Delhi, respectively.
Formerly one of the UFC’s brightest heavyweight prospects, Duffee
(Pictured) has not seen action since falling by knockout to
Overeem in December 2010. The loss marked the second
consecutive defeat for the 26-year-old, who began his MMA career a
One of South Africa’s best-known fighters, Prangley, 39, is a
veteran of 33 career fights. The four-time UFC veteran has tasted
defeat in each of his last three outings, falling to Roger
Mizuno and Hector
Lombard last year.
A nine-time UFC vet, Kelly was released by the world’s largest
promotion one year ago after submitting to Donald
Cerrone at UFC 126. The Brit has split his last six fights and
owns notable career wins over Paul Taylor,
Veach and T.J. O’Brien.
The SFL also recently announced two additional noteworthy signings,
as the promotion has inked another UFC vet in Xavier
Foupa-Pokam as well as unbeaten kickboxing stylist Lena
Ovchynnikova to compete at SFL 1. “Professor X” will square off
Guel on March 11, while Ovchynnikova’s opponent is yet to be