Indian promotion Super
Fight League recently announced the signing of four new
talents, as Jeff Monson,
Thierry Sokoudjou and Michael
Page have joined the SFL roster.
Promotion officials stated in a release that all four combatants
have signed exclusive four-fight deals, though potential debut
dates were not released. The SFL promoted its third event May 6 in
New Delhi, and its next outing is scheduled for Sept. 8 in
A former UFC heavyweight title challenger, 41-year-old Monson owns
60 professional bouts to his credit. “The Snowman” posted victories
in three of his four outings so far in 2012, most recently
submitting Denis Komkin
with a north-south choke last week at M-1 Global “Fedor vs.
Ishii, a 2008 Olympic judo gold medalist, fell in his MMA debut
against 1992 Olympic gold medalist Hidehiko
Yoshida on New Year’s Eve 2009. The 25-year-old responded with
four straight wins followed by a controversial draw against ex-WEC
middleweight champion Paulo Filho
before suffering his second career defeat to former Pride
heavyweight king Fedor
Emelianenko this past December.
Representing Team Quest, 28-year-old Sokoudjou (Pictured) has
suffered back-to-back defeats after posting a three-fight winning
streak from November 2010 to June 2011. The Cameroonian-born light
heavyweight failed in his bid to capture the MFC championship this
past October, when he was outpointed by then-champion Ryan Jimmo.
The 28-year-old then relinquished his KSW title when he dropped a
unanimous decision to Jan
Blachowicz in a Nov. 26 rematch at KSW 17.
Just two fights into his pro MMA career, Page stands thus far
undefeated. The British kickboxing stylist debuted with a head kick
knockout over Ben Dishman
in February and followed that victory with a submission of Miguel
Bernard on April 7, dispatching both opponents in less than
three minutes combined.