Jenkins has a new opponent for his professional mixed martial
arts debut, as the NCAA Division I wrestling champion will lock
horns with high school wrestling standout Jason
Williams at Tachi
Palace Fights 11.
Sherdog.com confirmed the matchup with Tachi Palace Entertainment
Luchau on Tuesday. Jenkins’ original opponent, Chris
Huerta, was forced to withdraw from the contest due to a
Headlined by a flyweight title bout pitting champion Ian McCall
against short-notice replacement Josh Rave, TPF
11 “Redemption” goes down Dec. 2 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and
Casino in Lemoore, Calif., and streams live on Sherdog.com.
“There [aren’t] very many people out there eager to fight Bubba
Jenkins,” Luchau told Sherdog.com. “I was a little nervous we might
not fight an opponent until I received a call on Jason Williams. I
had a feeling if anyone was going to step to the plate to fight him
locally, it would be someone like Williams, who has a rich
wrestling background and Clovis High.”
A former wrestler at Iowa Central Community College, Williams also
placed thrice in the California state tournament while in high
school, finishing twice as runner-up.
The 2011 NCAA Division I champion at 157 pounds, Jenkins (Pictured)
wrestled at Penn State University for three years before
transferring to Arizona State University for his senior season.
Jenkins earned a 21-3 record during his championship run and
finished his collegiate wrestling career with a record of 94-24.