Monday, August 9, 2010

Around the Pro Circuit: Prospect Watch

An early look at some up-and-coming professional MMA prospects.

Gemiyale Adkins is a promising MMA prospect from Middletown, Delaware. His current record is 3-0. Adkins comes from a strong wrestling background. He was a Delaware state high school wrestling runner up at 215 lbs.

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Marianna Kheyfets stunned the MMA world when she defeated popular Kim Couture in her professional mixed martial arts debut at Xtreme Fighting Championships 11 last month. Kheyfets sent Couture to the canvas with a swift right hand, and transitioned to a leg triangle forcing the tap with less than two minutes remaining in the first round.

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Victor O'Donnell is a middleweight mixed martial artist hailing from Cincinatti, Ohio. O'Donnell currently holds a professional record of 9-1. He appeared on the debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: Season 11," dropping a decision loss (after a sudden-victory round) to Chris Camozzi. The loss eliminated O'Donnell from the show. Victor is a former Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion. He recently defeated Ronald Carter at "Legends of Fighting 40 on July 23rd.

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