Friday, November 12, 2010

Around the Pro Circuit: Rosholt vs. Horwich Fight for Big Stage Return

Two experienced middleweights will fight their way back to the glitz and glamour of "big show" status. UFC veterans Jake Rosholt and Matt Horwich will go toe to toe at Saturday night's Xtreme Fight Night event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both Rosholt and Horwich are middleweights with outstanding resumes,and their grind-out styles should make for an exciting 185 lb. explosion.

Jake Rosholt comes from an accomplished wrestling background. He was a four-time All-American, of which he won three NCAA Division I titles during his tenure at Oklahoma State. He immediately took up MMA following his college wrestling career. The Las Vegas-based fighter is currently 7-2 with both of his losses occurring in the UFC. Rosholt, who holds a notable upset victory over Chris Leben, but was cut from the UFC after loosing to Kendall Grove in 2009. He took back to the winning path, defeating Rudy Lindsey at X-treme Fighting League back in March.

Matt Horwich has been around the block a few times. He has made cage appearances in the UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator among other promotions. Matt Horwich's fight record is a "Who's Who" in MMA as he has faced popular names like Jason MacDonald, Trevor Prangley, Travis Wiuff, and Ricardo Almeida. The California native, possesses notable wins over Mike Pyle and Benji Radach. His most recent activity includes a fourth round submission victory over Thales Leites back in August for the Powerhouse World Promotions middelweight title. Horwich later dropped a split decision to Eric Schambari at Bellator 28 in September. Matt looks to rebound with another mark in the win column against Rosholt.

It's almost hard to believe that these two experienced fighters haven't crossed paths in the past, but it's never too late to let fate run its course. So, as fate would have it, Jake Rosholt and Matt Horwich would make plans to meet at a turning point in both of their careers. Now the question is who's career will turn back toward the big stage?

COMPLETE XTREME FIGHT NIGHT FIGHT CARD:
Xtreme Fight Night: "Rosholt vs. Horwich"
November 12, 2010
Hard Rock Hotel,
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Matt Horwich (26-17) vs. Jake Rosholt (7-2)
Trey Houston (4-0) vs. Brandon Lyons (4-1)
Levi Avera (15-7) vs. Anthony Macias (26-15) (WW Championship)
Josh Pulsifer (12-4) vs. Nathan Murdock (9-5)(FW Championship)

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