Three of the Super
Fight League’s newest roster additions now have debut
SFL CEO Ken Pavia announced Wednesday that former UFC title
challenger Jeff Monson
will lock horns with Todd Duffee
(Pictured) in the SFL
4 headliner. Also slated for Sept. 8 in Bangalore, India, 2008
Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi
Ishii will square off with 11-year pro Jimmy
The following month, the India-based promotion will visit Chennai,
where ex-UFC talents Rameau
Thierry Sokoudjou and Trevor
Prangley will collide in the main event of SFL
5. Following that Oct. 6 event, the promotion will hold two
more shows to cap off the year, as Hyderabad hosts SFL
6 in November before the organization wraps 2012 in December
7 in Mumbai.
Monson, 41, has won three of his last four, most recently
submitting Denis Komkin
last week at M-1 Global “Fedor vs. Rizzo.” A two-time ADCC
champion, “The Snowman” has been stopped just four times in 60
career outings and has finished 28 of 46 victims by submission.
Duffee, 26, was regarded by many as a top heavyweight prospect
before he was upset in May 2010 by Mike Russow
at UFC 114. A loss to Alistair
Overeem would follow in December of that year, but Duffee
righted his ship in his SFL debut 15 months later, knocking out
Bellator veteran Neil Grove in
34 seconds on April 7.
Sokoudjou saw a three-fight winning streak snapped by a two-fight
skid to close out last year, as “The African Assassin” was
outpointed by Ryan Jimmo in
a failed October bid to capture the MFC light heavyweight crown
before relinquishing his KSW title to Jan
Blachowicz in their Nov. 26 rematch in Lodz, Poland.
An 11-year pro, Prangley reenters the SFL cage riding a two-fight
winning streak. After losing four times in five outings from 2010
to 2011, the 39-year-old has been perfect thus far in 2012,
knocking out Baga Agaev on
May 6 before submitting George Stork just 11 days later under the
King of the Cage banner.